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31 December 2017: Demonstration in Solidarity with Peoples’ Protests in Iran

On 31st December 2017, activists in Washington DC gathered in front of the offices of the Islamic Republic of Iran to protest against the brutal regime, and to stand in solidarity with peoples’ street protests in Iran.  The chants of protesters in Iran reflect concerns about economic strife, government corruption, and fury at a theocratic … Continue reading

4 September 2017: Flash Mob to Raise Awareness of Hunger Strike in Rajaei Shahr Prison

On 4 September 2017, activists in Washington DC gathered at Union Station to stage a flash mob to raise awareness of the ongoing hunger strike of political prisoners in the notorious Rajaei Shahr prison in Iran.  The political prisoners on hunger strike in protest of their conditions included Reza Shahabi (a labor leader at the … Continue reading

20 June 2017: International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran

On 24 June 2017, activists in Washington DC gathered at DuPont Circle to recognize 20 June, the International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran.  The activists had prepared a canvas representing the jail cells in which many political prisoners are consigned.  Passers-by were invited to learn about the situation of political prisoners in … Continue reading

8 March 2017: International Women’s Day!

On March 12, 2017, activists in Washington DC gathered at DuPont Circle in honor of 8 March, International Women’s Day.  We reflected on the situation of women in Iran and in the United States, and demanded equality between women and men worldwide. We demanded an end to the gender apartheid regime of the Islamic Republic … Continue reading

20 June 2016: International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran

On 25 June 2016, activists in Washington DC gathered in Lafayette Park, Washington DC in recognition of 20 June, the international day in support of political prisoners in Iran. Latifeh opened the event with a beautiful Iranian song for the freedom of political prisoners: “Zendani eo oje feriaad.” Maria then introduced the reason for the … Continue reading

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