formerly known as
Women's Liberation Front

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 and especially for the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' (translated the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi)  uprising in Iran and the struggles of our sisters in the Middle East.
This online magazine started December 2019 as a monthly and will now be published evey two weeks and concerning the 'Women, Life, Freedom' revolution in Iran every week. Thank you for your time and interest.
Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and women's rights activist 

August 20, 2023
Preface to the new format of the 'Women's Arab Spring 1.2 Revolt' and the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement
pages lay-out

You are now at the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom'  section

For the 'Women's Arab Spring 1.2' Revolt news click here





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. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali

And also
Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jhina Mahsa Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in 2023: September 17 - 1  -- August 31 - 18 -- August 15 - 1-- July 31 - 16 --July 15 -1--June 30 - 15--June 15-1--May 31 -16-- May 15-1--April--March--Feb--Jan  

Tribute to KIAN PIRFALA, 9 years old and victim of the Islamic Republic's Savagery 10 years ago.

For all topics below
that may hopefully interest you click on the image:



Updated August 30, 2023





Updated August 30, 2023


Updated July 18, 2023


 Updated August 12, 2023


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/March 2023

Dear reader, from here on the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' pages menu will look a bit different and this to avoid too many pop-ups ,meaning the underlined period  in yellow tells you in what period you are and click on another underlinded period to go there. However, when needed a certain topic will be in yellow meaning it's a link to go that topic and will open in a new window. If you dissagree about any change feel more than free to let me know what you think at
This does not count for the  above topics which, when clicked on, will still appear in a pop-up window and for now the 'old' lay-out 'till I worked that all out. Thank you. Gino d'Artali
(Updates September 1, 2023)


Please go this page which is dedicated to the coming commeration of Jina Mahsa Amini, heinously murdered by a basij for apparently wearing her hijab wrongfully. Do participate:

And with the commemoration coming nearer the regime and judiciary more than before are after the 'NO-hijabis' and the journalists who dare to dissent them Read more here:
and read below
<<Women's Rights Activists Tortured as Mahsa Amini Anniversary Nears...

August 30, 2023
<Evin Prison is a University and Iran is a Detention Center>....

Click here to go to the start of September 2023

Cruel regime stories not for the faint of heart:
August 29, 2023
August 30, 2023
<<Pedram Azarnoosh: A Slain and Immortal Giant of the Protests....
August 29, 2023
<<Yasaman Rezaei Babadi: Threatened with Rape if She Didnít Confess....
August 27, 2023
<<Maryam Akbari Monfared, A Brave Woman Standing Like a Mountain against All Odds....


August 31, 2023
(will open in new window)
<<Commemorating the leading women of Ashraf slain on September 1, 2013....
and <<Dozens of Professors Dismissed in Two Years of Raisi's Rule....
and <<Swimmer Tackles 48.5km Manhattan Effort for Iranian Women and Protesters....
and <<Iranian Protester Who Faced Three Death Sentences Dies in Prison....
and <<More Arrests of Alleged <Terrorists> Ahead of Mahsa Amini Anniversary....
and <<Maryam Akbari Monfared sentenced to two years in prison....
and so much more news


August 30 - 26, 2023
<<Women's Rights Activists Tortured as Mahsa Amini Anniversary Nears...
and <<Detained Protester Transferred to Solitary After Sewing Shut His Lips....
and <<Mahsa Amini Family Lawyer Tried for <Propaganda>....
and <<Enforced disappearances in Iran continue to this date....
and <<The government's Lies about a Conflict with the Villains of Izeh....
and <<Iranian Lawyers Rally to Preserve Independence, Object to the Parliamentary Bill....
and so much more news 

August 25, 2023
<<Iranís Baluchistan Hit by Anti-Government Protests....
<<Mother of Killed Protester Summoned to Court....
and <<Political prisoner Shakila Monfared faces new charge....
and <<Protest Victims' Families Denounce Pressure to Silence Them....
and <<Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Summoned by Disciplinary Court....
and <<Kamal Abdullahzadeh: A Protesting Conscript Who Does Not Feel Free after Being Pardoned....

and so much more news
and by clicking the date it also goes to other links and news of
the first 3 weeks of August 2023


2-weekly opinion by Gino d'Artali:
Dedicated to the women-led revolution
September 1, 2023
 August 4 - July 15, 2023
July 15 - 1, 2023
June 30 - 15, 2023

June 15 - 9, 2023


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.

iranwire - August 30, 2023 - by ROGHAYEH REZAEI
<Evin Prison is a University and Iran is a Detention Center>
For several years, the protest chant <Evin has turned into a university, Iran into a detention center,> referring to the notorious prison in the capital Tehran, has served as a unifying call for student rallies across Iran. Prisons across the country have seen a steady influx of students, professors, researchers and writers, activists and dissidents, and ethnic and religious minority prisoners of conscious of all backgrounds. But even in prison, these individuals have remained unwavering in their commitment to seeking solutions and shedding light on pressing social, environmental and economic issues.
Imprisoned Female Researchers
In July, Niloofar Bayani - an environmental activist who has been incarcerated since 2017 by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) along with other environmental and wildlife activists Ė conducted a research project while behind bars. Her study focused on climate literacy in the oil industry.
The article, accessible on the Scholars at Risk website, presents the results of her individual interviews with female inmates in her vicinity, using a set of eight investigative and collaborative questions. Throughout the data collection process, Bayani prompted her fellow prisoners to articulate their most profound concerns regarding the natural environment and climate change. The findings revealed that the main fear among inmates related to air pollution. Bayani, who has previously contributed to prestigious environmental journals with research articles, joins a distinguished list of researchers who have pursued their academic endeavors while incarcerated.
Narges Mohammadi, a prominent human rights activist, is another female political prisoner who authored a two-volume book titled White Torture while in prison, documenting conversations with 12 women political prisoners who experienced the harrowing effects of solitary confinement. First published in 2020 by the Baran Publishing House in Sweden, the book has become a pivotal reference work, shedding light on the use of solitary confinement by security institutions as a means of torture and a violation of the rights of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. Mohammadi has faced multiple arrests and recurring stints in solitary confinement. Her most recent imprisonment, stemming from her involvement in publishing a statement last month, extended her time behind bars to a total of 10 years and nine months.
Her husband, Taghi Rahmani, is yet another individual who has endured one of the lengthiest periods of solitary confinement in the history of the Islamic Republic. He spent over two years in solitary during his 14-year incarceration from the 1980s to the 2000s. Rahmani left Iran after his eventual release and now lives in France.
Saeed Madani: Researching Behind Bars
Saeed Madani is a sociologist looking at civil society and other societal issues. Among his notable works are Child Abuse in Iran, Violence Against Children in Iran, The Sociology of Prostitution, The Need to Combat Poverty and Inequality in Iran, and Addiction in Iran. Madani, who earned his PhD in Criminology from the University of the South Pacific in the United States, has been unable to publish his works in Iran for several years. Despite enduring four arrests, he has produced numerous research works both within and outside prison. His most recent arrest was linked to his research on the Islamic Republic's handling of the covid epidemic, a study that other researchers later acknowledged could have potentially reduced Iran's covid death toll by 50,000 to 75,000 people. In the winter of 2021, as Madani was preparing to leave Iran for a study course at Yale University in the United States, IRGC agents stopped him at the airport, confiscating his passport. During questioning at the airport, he was asked about his recent research on the management of the coronavirus pandemic. Four months later, in April 2022, Madani was arrested and remains in prison. In December 2022, Iran's judiciary sentenced him to nine years in prison on charges such as <forming and managing groups against the system,> <colluding to commit crimes against the country's security,> and <propaganda.> Madani nevertheless perseveres in his commitment to research and writing within the confines of his prison cell - despite the impediments of being cut off from the external academic community.
Nasrollah Lashani: Translation Behind Prison Bars
Nasrollah Lashani, an author, researcher and nationalist activist, who faced long-term imprisonment twice, was last arrested in 2020 despite also being ill. He was eventually released from prison in December 2022. While incarcerated, Lashani authored and translated numerous significant works about non-violent resistance, transformation and democracy. His work includes an article titled The Narrow Path of Freedom, a critique of the book by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, as well as a translation of A Dynamic Model of Non-Violent Resistance Strategy by Erica Chenoweth, Andrew Hawking and Zoe Marks, among others. A former colleague of Lashani, who observed the activities of this 43-year-old researcher and translator while in prison, told IranWire: <The most significant challenge for Nasrollah's research and that of others studying in prison was the limitation of resources and opportunities.> <Prison time is plentiful, but it's also crowded, and the overcrowded conditions and resource shortages, including inadequate study spaces, create challenges not only for Nasrollah but also for anyone interested in research,> a colleague added. <In rooms accommodating 15 to 16 people, and sometimes reaching 30, concentrating becomes quite challenging.> Addressing limitations in access to research materials, the source noted, <A researcher inside prison can only conduct research using the resources at their disposal, making it impossible to delve into any research they deem necessary.> >>

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