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“Living In the Antechamber of Death” : Dowry

DOWRY By: N. Fakhteh It was strange, but nothing except knitting could calm the old lady down. You’d think those two knitting needles and the ball of yarn was connecting the favorite parts of her life. The sweater could be her life. Her hands were paging through every moment of …

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The Other 9/11

I will pay for my loyalty to the people with my life. And I say to them that I am certain that the seeds that we have planted in the good conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled forever.” Salvador Allende, September 11, 1973 September 11 …

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“Living In the Antechamber of Death” : MOTHER NEMATI

MOTHER NEMATI By: Parvaneh Alizadeh It was two weeks ago when they brought Mother Nemati to our cell. We called her mother because she was much older than the average prisoner of 25 years old. She had been accused of helping her children escape when the guards suddenly attacked her …

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RAWA responds to the Taliban takeover

Afghan Women’s Mission co-director Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) on August 21, about the unfolding situation on the ground. For years RAWA spoke out against the United States occupation and now that it has ended, the Taliban are back. Could President [Joe] Biden have withdrawn US …

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We Don’t Give Up!

“Here is On Lache Rien ! (We Don’t Give Up!), a great French revolt song by the French band HK et Les Saltimbanks. They come from around Lille and they’ve just released their first album Citoyen du Monde (Citizen of the World) on January 31, 2011. After subtitling it in …

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The strike continues until our demands are met (Second statement of the Council for Organizing Protests by Oil Contract Workers – Iran)

The strike continues until our demands are met – Hands Off the People of Iran (hopoi.org) We, the contract oil workers in refineries, petrochemical and power plants, went on strike on June 20, as we had announced. Tens of thousands of our colleagues are currently on strike, and our colleagues …

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Britain supported Iran’s new Islamic regime in crushing the last remaining opposition to its rule in 1983 while the UK’s leading official in the country joked about Iran’s torture techniques, declassified files reveal.

How Britain helped Iran’s Islamic regime destroy the… (dailymaverick.co.za) The UK’s secret intelligence service, MI6, worked with the CIA to provide a list of alleged Soviet agents in Iran to Ayatollah Khomeini’s theocratic regime, which took power after the overthrow of the UK-backed Shah in 1979. The information was used …

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Iranian petrochemical workers take strike action

Iranian petrochemical workers take strike action | IndustriALL (industriall-union.org) 24 June, 2021Workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants have gone on strike in South Pars, in Tehran and across Iran as part of coordinated action called Strike Campaign 1400, referring to the current year in the Iranian calendar. …

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A la Huelga (On Strike) By – Rolando Alárcon-

¡A la Huelga Compañero! A la huelga compañero No vayas a trabajar Deja quieta la herramienta Que es la hora de luchar A la huelga diez a la huelga cien A la huelga madre yo voy también A la huelga cien a la huelga mil Yo por ellos madre y …

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Iran: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

19 June 2021, 09:18 UTC Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that …