Iranian progressives, strongly condemn Israel’s bombing of the people of Gaza. While they emphasize the genocidal character of the Israeli siege of Gaza, they also strongly condemn Hamas’s October 7 assault on Israeli civilians, planned with the Iranian government’s extensive training and support.
Hurrah for Narges Mohammadi, imprisoned Iranian feminist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year. She is an inspiration for the Woman, Life, Freedom Movement and for women fighting oppression around the world. Below is the link to my review of her recent book, White Torture, which contains interviews with Iranian women prisoners who have experienced solitary confinement. She opposes solitary confinement as both physical and psychological torture. This book can give readers a sense of her deep humanity and her opposition to discrimination and oppression. This review was originally published by New Politics in the Summer of 2022.
Ukrainian feminist writer/editor, Oksana Dutchak, conducted the following interviews with me on the anniversary of The Woman, Life, Freedom Movement. I am grateful to her for her thoughtful questions and powerful act of solidarity. Below are the interviews. Continue reading Ukrainian Commons Journal Interview on Iran
On August 9, 2023, The Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association organized a panel of Ukrainian, Sudanese and Iranian Librarians to offer ideas on “What Librarians in the U.S. Can Learn From Feminist Struggles in Ukraine, Sudan, Iran.” Below is the description and video link of the panel.
There is much that the global feminist movement can learn from the current women’s struggle in Iran and their vision.