Mahsa Amini

Iran’s unrest triggers explosion of fake news

Some of the most incendiary accusations made against Iran’s government by corporate media, celebrity influencers and Western leaders in the past months are little more than fabrications. And most remain uncorrected. Protests in Iran that ostensibly began as a reaction to the death of a woman in police custody in September 2022 have prompted unprecedented international opposition to its government, not only from the usual Western, Israeli and Saudi suspects, but from celebrity social media influencers with no previous record […]

Chomsky : Les sanctions américaines contre l’Iran aggravent les souffrances des Iraniens

Les manifestations font rage en Iran depuis la mi-septembre en réaction à la mort de Mahsa Amini, une Iranienne d’origine kurde de 22 ans, décédée dans un hôpital de Téhéran après avoir été arrêtée quelques jours plus tôt par la police des mœurs iranienne pour avoir soi-disant enfreint le code vestimentaire des femmes fixé par […]

To cover, or not to cover, that is the question women are not allowed to answer

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator In France, it is banned in schools, and in Iran it is mandatory.  The French fashion police are interfering with women’s freedom while criticizing their counterparts in Iran. A piece of cloth used by women to cover their hair has become a point of contention. The Orthodox Jewish women […]

Iran’s anti-morality police protests: a different view from the ground

Setareh Sadeghi, an Esfahan, Iran-based scholar and teacher, provides Max Blumenthal with a complex view of Iran’s protests against the country’s morality police and the death of Mahsa Amini never heard in US mainstream media. A full transcript of Sadeghi’s conversation with Blumenthal is below. MAX BLUMENTHAL:  Welcome to The Grayzone.  It’s Max Blumenthal. Protests inside Iran triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who was picked up by Iran’s morality police on the grounds of supposed […]

Iran’s Protests: From Women’s Rights To Regime Change

What was originally a women’s rights cause inside the borders of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has birthed an international neo-orientalist regime change movement and anyone denying this obvious reality is delusional. The ongoing protests and riots inside the Islamic Republic of Iran over the course of the past month have now somewhat simmered down Read More...