On December 6, Internationalism From Below and Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants and Alliance of MENA Socialists sponsored a screening of the magnificent documentary, Nasrin. I had the honor of hosting a conversation with the film producers, Marcia Ross and Jeff Kaufman, after the screening. Below, please see the link to that thirty-minute fascinating conversation about why and how they made this film and its call to social justice activists around the world. FREE NASRIN!Continue reading Conversation with Producers of Nasrin, documentary about Imprisoned Iranian Feminist Human Rights Attorney
I wrote a chapter about the Iranian Uprising of 2019-2020 for this book.
To order the book as a print copy or PDF, please click on the Daraja Press link below:Continue reading Video of Book Launch: A Region in Revolt: Mapping the Uprisings in North Africa & West Asia, 2019-2020, Published by Daraja Press
Video of my talk to abolitionist activists in Los Angeles about recent struggles in Africa and the Middle East against police and militarized state brutality, incarceration, gender violence and for human rights. Thanks to the Letters from the Etui Project and Women’s Center for Creative Work for organizing this event as part of a workshop series.Continue reading Presentation to Abolitionist Activists in Los Angeles About Struggles in Africa & Middle East Against Police Brutality & State and Gender Violence
On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the Zanan Group of Northern California organized a panel discussion of former women prisoners from the US and Iran. Below are the video link and bios of the speakers as well as a report about this panel that appeared in the U.S. prisoner solidarity journal, Captured Words, Free Thoughts:Continue reading Video of Panel on Women in Prisons: U.S. & Iran
For the past month, an unprecedented development has started to take place in Iran. Thousands of women and some men have started to speak publicly on social media about their experiences of sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. Although in the past, some individual women and men have occasionally spoken about sexual abuse online, the current wave has lasted longer and embodies a more diverse group.Continue reading The Me Too Movement in Iran: What Is New About It? What Can It Learn From Abolitionist Feminism in U.S.?