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Welcome to, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolution as well and a selection of special feminist artists and writers.

This online magazine will be published evey month and started February 2019 1st. 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and activist









                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.

In memory of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini, the cornerstone of the 'Zan. Zendagi. Azzadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali

Read all about the Iranian Zan, zendagi, azadi  (Women, life, freedom) revolution in 2023!

Gino d'Artali
Indept investigative journalist


Here we are to enter THE IRANIAN WOMEN'S REVOLUTIONISTS against
the supreme leader, the arch-reactionary Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his placeman president, Ebrahim Raisi. The message of the women when he visited a university is plain: <give way or get lost> in 2023.

Click here for a total list so far

'Facing Faces and Facts 1-2'  (2022) to commemorate the above named and more and food for thought and inspiration to fight on.

and 'Facing Faces & Facts 3' edited December 2022/January 2023

This is how the Iranian basiji shoot with pellets at especially girls and women and how they hang the now martyrs of the women-led revoltution and more ....

March--Feb--Jan 2023






14-12 February 2023
<My wish is for Iranian women to be free and equal to men. I am fully aware that my sisters in this country suffer from men's injustices, and I use half of my art to articulate their pain and anguish.> Forough Farrokhzaka poet for all ages

<Victory is Imminent: Mrs. Maryam Rajavi addresses rally in Paris ....

and more news....

11-6 and 2 February 2023
Prominent French Green MP Yannick Jadot told the crowds there should be <no European ambassadors in Tehran> and that the <Revolutionary Guards are terrorists and should be listed as such.>....
and the Iranian actress and activist Nazanin Boniadiress explains why <people have not given up>, but rather <changed tactics>, and will go back on the streets. She urges the world <not to see this revolution buried and dead> because <the threat of this regime is global: until we stand unequi-vocally with the people in their aspirations for democracy, the whole world will suffer>. ....

and more news....

5-2 February 2023
Opinion of Gino d'Artali: The demand/slogan of protesters: <Give in or give way> and the international political and ngo's pressure may start to bear fruit but as the saying goes 'don't sell the skin of the bear before you shot it'. Don't give way protesters 'till you've toppled the regime of khamenei. And to the maybe pardonned ones be aware that it will have a price: no contacts with the media nor social media.

and more news....

28 - 20 Jan 2023
More arrests; beatings; lashings and worse but the anti-regime protesters are holding their ground and khamenei thinks he can burn them down to ashes but the fire keeps burning.

and more news....

Click here for the 2022 'Chapters'




When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali

Note by Gino d'Artali: The Zan, zendagi, azadi!> (Women, life, freedom) has just started and will only then end when khamenei and his puppets i.e. the morality police and the basijis give way or go away!!
So here is where the protests continue and I'll continue to inform you about it. That's my pledge.


Jinha | Womens News Agency
14 Feb 2023
<<People continue to take to streets in Iran
The popular uprising that started in Rojhilat and Iran has entered its sixth month. Last evening, people took to the streets in many cities to protest the regime.
News Center- The protests that started in Rojhilat and Iran following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini on September 16, 2022 continue. Last evening, people took to the streets in many cities of Rojhilat and Iran. The protesters chanted anti-regime slogans, burned Iranian flags and banners unfurled on state buildings in many cities such as Sanandaj, Javanrud, Kermanshah, Baneh, Mahabad, Bukan, and Saqez. The protesters also wrote anti-regime slogans on the walls.
Last evening, the protests also took place in Tehran, Bojnurd, Shiraz, Hamedan, Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Karaj, Ahvaz, Izeh, Tabriz, Mashhad, Qom, Sari and many other cities.>>

Jinha | Womens News Agency
13 Feb 2023
<<Iranian political prisoner Khadijeh Mehdipour released
News Center-Iranian political prisoner Khadijeh Mehdipour has been reportedly released from Ilam prison in western Iran. Khadijeh Mehdipour was arrested on October 18, 2022. She was sentenced to 20 months in prison by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Ilam on charges of <propaganda against the regime, insulting the founder of the Islamic republic and insulting its leadership>. >>

NCRI | Womens Committee
13 Feb 2023
In Women's News
<<Threatened with expulsion, a high school girl falls into a coma
In the midst of the clerical regime's show of amnesty and release of some prisoners, painful cases of human rights violations continue in Iran, including a high school girl who fell into a coma after she was threatened with expulsion from school due to an Instagram post in support of the Iran protests. Also, many innocent citizens are still in prison, some are summoned to serve their sentences, and many more are arrested or sentenced to imprisonment in unfair and summary trials. A high school girl falls into a coma after being threatened with expulsion. A 17-year-old high school girl suffering from diabetes fell into a coma after being threatened with expulsion from school and being handed over to security authorities, social media reports say.
Zahra Ahmadi, 17, is a high school girl studying at Umm Kulthum High School in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan. She suffers from diabetes. On Tuesday, January 11, 2023, the school's principal, Mrs. Sediqi Pirizadeh, called the high school girl, threatened to expel her from school, and handed her over to the security authorities for posting stories on Instagram in support of the Iran uprising. The severe stress from the threat caused the high school girl to fall into a coma. The school principal reportedly knew about her history of diabetes.>>
Read more here:
And also about 5 women sentenced to jail and 1 woman arrested

NCRI | In Famous women
13 Feb 2023
<<Forough Farrokhzad, a poet for all ages
Forough Farrokhzad (December 29, 1934 - February 13, 1967) was the first Iranian poet to promote the culture of women in poetry.
Expressing her thoughts on discrimination and inequality, Forough described Iranian women's untold suffering. In a letter dated January 2, 1956, Forough wrote, <My wish is for Iranian women to be free and equal to men. I am fully aware that my sisters in this country suffer from men's injustices, and I use half of my art to articulate their pain and anguish.>
<I need poetry above eating and sleeping, something like breathing.>
Forough Farrokhzad was born in Tehran on December 29, 1934. A famous contemporary Iranian poet, she published a collection of five volumes: Captive, Wall, Rebellion, Another Birth, and Let Us Believe in the Dawn of the Cold Season.
Forough's poetry symbolizes a woman imprisoned by ancient traditions and seeking the light. Her depth and thoughtfulness were perfectly articulated in her work, Another Birth, published in 1963. Another Birth dealt with the social conditions of the time, including dictatorship. In this work, Forough described a lonely woman who was on the verge of a cold season, and therefore seeking light and heat. For Forough Farrokhzad, poetry was not for entertainment. Rather, it was a means to achieving a goal. Describing poetry, she said, <It's a responsibility I feel for myself.> She equated being a poet with being human, saying, <One must be a poet at all times, not just during poetry.>
But she believed deeply that she needed to first make and complete herself. Forough's brilliance in poetry draws from the human content of her works. After the Shah's coup d'etat against Iran's nationalist leader Dr. Mohammad Mossadeq, she called all of Iran a prison. In her poetry |Gino d'Artali's note: the poetry in this line is a link about her to it|, Forough longed for a bright future that was free of oppression and darkness.>>
Do read more here where you'll find thorough information about her life and incl. poetry by her:
Note by Gino d'Artali: I wrote and published about Forough Farrokhzad about 4 years ago and recently, since the Zan, Zendegi,Azadi women-led revolution I am thinking a lot about her now. This is what I wrote about her back then (2019):

BBC | By Razia Iqbal BBC News
13 Feb 2023
<<Sara Khadem: Top Iran chess player exiled for refusing headscarf. When one of the world's most promising chess players, 25-year-old Sara Khadem, decided to play at an international tournament without her headscarf, in solidarity with the protest movement in Iran, she thought a warning would be the worst that would happen to her. Instead, she can't return to Iran - there are arrest papers waiting for her, and she now lives in exile in southern Spain, with her husband and one-year-old son. She and her family asked the BBC not to re-veal her precise location; their worry is that there may be repercus-sions even thousands of miles away from Iran. Women in Iran are required to wear headscarves in public, even when abroad. But a few are choosing not to, in support of the women and girls spearheading the protests inside the country, following the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in September. One of them, the climber Elnaz Rekabi, was forced to recant and it is unclear what her situation is, now that she is back in Iran. Sara Khadem said there was a slow evolution of her decision to play in the tournament in Kazakhstan in December last year without her headscarf. The contestants only wore them in front of the came-ras, and she felt that was hypocritical. Given the sacrifices being made by the women and girls on the streets of Iran, some of them risking their lives, it was the least she could do, she said. Had she considered joining the demonstrators herself? <Yes of course,> she replied. But her young son, Sam, held her back. She said: <I have responsibilities to him, and I thought perhaps I could use my influence in other ways.> >>
Read more here:

NCRI | Womens committee
In Women's News
12 Feb 2023
<<Victory is Imminent: Mrs. Maryam Rajavi addresses rally in Paris
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, addressed a rally in Paris by thousands of Iranians on the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution in 1979 that deposed the Shah's dictatorship. Mrs. Rajavi paid tribute to the pioneers, trailblazers, and true leaders of the 1979 revolution who had either been killed in the field or imprisoned by Shah's secret police, SAVAK, paving the way for the mullahs and specifically Khomeini to hijack the leadership of the Iranian people's revolution for democracy and independence.
In parts of her speech to the rally in Paris, Mrs. Rajavi said: >>
Read it here:
Read also (click on the page's uper menu bar):
- Maryam Rajavi's Ten-Point Plan for the future of Iran
August 17, 2015 in Maryam Rajavi
- Maryam Rajavi - on women's rights in tomorrow's Iran
August 17, 2015 in Maryam Rajavi

NCRI | Women committee
12 Feb 2023
<<Womens News - 11 Baha'i Citizens sentenced to over 36 years in prison in Iran. 11 Baha'i citizens in Alborz province, Iran, have been sentenced to 36 years in prison and various restrictions on their rights and activities by the Revolutionary Court of Karaj. The 11 Baha'i citizens include Afif Naimi, Mahsa Tirgar, Kamyar Habibi, Rameleh Tirgarnejad, Sabin Yazdani, Elham Sharqi Arani, Nakisa Sadeghi, Sadaf Sheikhzadeh, Shahrzad Mastouri, Negin Rezaeii, and Saman Ostovar, were accused of <insulting the Sharia of Islam and doing educational and propaganda activities against it, participating in the formation of groups, managing individuals to disrupt the country's security by promoting Baha'ism among children and adole-scents, educational and promotional activities contrary to the Sharia of Islam through education and promotion based on Baha'i teachings in kindergartens, propaganda against the Sharia of Islam through coaching education.> Eight of the 11 Baha'i citizens sentenced are women, with Rameleh Tirgarnejad facing three years in prison and a 30 million Toman fine, as well as a 5-year deprivation of social rights, ban on leaving the country, ban on staying in Alborz province, and a 2-year ban on educational and cultural activities. The other women each face 25 months in prison, a fine, 5-year deprivation of social rights, a 2-year ban on staying in Alborz province, 2-year ban on leaving the country, and 2-year ban on educational and cultural activities. Elham Shareqi Arani and Sabin Yazdani face similar restrictions, including three years in prison and five years of deprivation of social rights. >>
Read more here:
and about:
- Elmira Rahmani, a musician, is still in custody;
- Fariba Kamalabadi sentenced to 10 years in prison

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