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The struggle for freedom in Iran

The death in September of 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Armini, a Kurdish-Iranian woman killed while in the custody of Iran’s “morality police” for failing to cover her hair as required by Iranian law, has sparked the most sustained wave of anti-government protests since the 1979 Iranian revolution. The government crackdown has been brutal: More than 300 protesters have so far been killed by the police.

What are the main social forces currently engaged in this struggle? What prospects do the protesters have of forcing the authoritarian theocratic regime to grant serious change? Join a discussion led by three speakers with distinctive insights into the current situation in Iran.

The event is on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 2 pm ET.

Cosponsored by New Politics.


Frieda Afary is an Iranian American librarian, translator, and writer. She is the author of Socialist Feminism: A New Approach (Pluto Press, 2022). She also produces Iranian Progressives in Translation and

Danny Postel is the author of Reading Legitimation Crisis in Tehran and co-editor of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future. He is a member of Internationalism from Below and Politics Editor of New Lines Magazine. His recent article “The Other Regional Counter-Revolution: Iran’s Role in the Shifting Political Landscape of the MIiddle East,” dismantles the fiction of the Islamic Republic as a “revolutionary” state in the vanguard of a region called “Axis of Resistance.”

Fred is an Iranian writer living in the United States.

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