Heroism for Our Times - An Afternoon of Solidarity & Resistance with Iran's Political Prisoners at RBNY

At Revolution Books in Harlem, NY and livestreamed around the world

IEC Event

September 25, 2021


Videos and statements from Sept 21 Press Conference at UN: VIEW HERE

Report from Burn The Cage activist in Europe: English, Farsi گزارشی از برنامه ۲۵ سپتامبرِ کتابفروشی انقلاب در هارلم نیویورک

Program Highlights

  • See videos in Featured Clips and See More Clips column
  • "Whirlwinds of Danger" performed live by  Outernational
  • Welcome to Program - Raymond Lotta, Revolution Books
  • Intro to the Campaign - Raymond Lotta
  • History of Iran and US-Iran Relations - Larry Everest, from the International Emergency Campaign
  • Audio Message from Ariel Dorfman, Chilean/ Argentine/ American Novelist, Playwright
  • Video Burn the Cage-Free the Birds theme song, written and performed by well-known Afghan artist, Shekib Mosadeq
  • Mariam Claren, daughter of political prisoner Nahid Taghavi - live from Germany
  • Message from Burn the Cage, Europe - by Kave Milani - live from Europe
  • Raymond Lotta - Heroism for These Times - Iran's Political Prisoners, the International Emergency Campaign and getting to a better world
  • Poem for Navid Afkari, written, published and recorded by Iranian American poet, Darius Atefat-Peckham
  • Videos by Toomaj Salehi, 26-yr-old Iranian Rapper, who was arrested for the content of his work. "Soorakh Moosh"/"MouseHole" and "Mottahed Sho" / "Unite Oh, Brave People"
  • Messages and Solidarity Statements:

    From Mansoureh Behkish,
    Mothers of Khavaran (فارسی pdf) (English pdf)

    From Dr. Azam Niroomand-Rad,
    Professor Emeritus, Coordinator, Amnesty International Group 139, Madison, Wisconsin

    From Carol Downer,
    long-time reproductive rights activist and co-initiator of this Campaign (pdf)

    From Anahita - former political prisoner in Iran (video)

    From Professor Reza Ghoraishi - Professor of Political Economy  Richard Stockton College (pdf)
  • Letter received 9-26 on the Impact of this program, from a former Iranian political prisoner in the Middle East, read on Episode 72 of the RNL Show.

Note: All of these videos are also available at youtube Emergency Campaign 2Free Irans Political Prisoners.


Dr. Azam Niroomand-Rad

Whirlwinds of Danger performed by Outernational

Introduction - Raymond Lotta, Revolution Books

Raymond Lotta - About the IEC

Ariel Dorfman - author of "Death and the Maiden"

Impact of Program - Letter from Iranian former political prisoner in the Middle East

Kave Milani for Burn the Cage / Free the Birds, Europe

Poem for Navid Afkari, by Darius Atefat-Peckham

Anahita - former political prisoner in Iran

Featured Clips

Raymond Lotta Presentation, Heroism for Our Times

گزیده سخنرانی ترجمه شده به فارسی را بخوانید
(translated excerpt)

Mariam Claren, daughter of political prisoner Nahid Taghavi

Larry Everest - History of Iran & Iran-US relations