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.