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Stockholm Burn_the_Cage Emergency Appeal

August 13, 2021

Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 11-13, 2021 - At trial of Hamid Nouri for his role in 1988 massacre of Iran's political prisoners.

Stockholm protest - Mothers of Khavaran

August 13, 2021

Family members of political prisoners executed and secretly buried in mass graves at Khavaran cemetery attended the Stockholm trial of Hamid Nouri, Aug 11=13.

Ebrahim Raisi Must Be Tried for Role in Massacre

June 24, 2021

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Emergency Appeal - Video

April 27, 2021

From people in the US, an Emergency Appeal: The Lives of Iran's Political Prisoners Hang in the Balance ~ WE MUST ACT NOW

Video illustrates the Emergency Appeal, with an introduction and vivid images from inside Iran.

"Burn the Cage - Free the Birds" song by Shekib Mosadeq

February 7, 2021
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Captioned in English by Shekib Mosadeq for Revolution Books event, Free Nasrin and ALL Iran's Political Prisoners, February 2021.

Shekib Mosadeq: Call for Solidarity with the People of Afghanistan

May 11, 2021
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An Open Letter to the People of the World: STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN!

The bombings in Kabul on May 8 targeted girls (ages8-18) for daring to go to school.  This femicide must be condemned by ALL justice loving people.  To date, there are 85 dead and 147 wounded/maimed – the vast majority being female.

Such a crime must shake every human being to the core and demand an answer to “what kind of world do we want to live in?”

The imperialist powers and reactionary capitalist states in the Middle East, as well as non-state Islamist groups and factions, all of whom have risen and thrived through the structures and workings of the world capitalist Imperialist system. They have not left the people ofAfghanistan alone for more than four decades now.

These global powers and regional states, in their proxy wars and political rivalries for their interests, have brought nothing but war, mass slaughter, poverty and displacement to the people of this land.They have imposed these crimes on the desperate people of Afghanistan by their local agents and mercenaries.

If you study the history of Afghanistan, you will see what the world powers and the regional states have done to the people in this part of the world. We do not want the support of the governments that rule over you. We want YOU to come to our side. Our allies are YOU:  the masses of people on every continent and in every country such as the people in Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, the United States,European countries, Russia etc.etc.  Our allies are NOT the ruling powers whose hands are stained with the blood of the people of their own countries too. We need solidarity among the people to oppose the atrocities committed by all the world powers and their regional actors for more than 40 years of the Afghan calamity.

Since its peace agreement with the US, the Taliban has assumed the role of protecting the lives of the US and NATO soldiers, but has assaulted the desperate people in streets of Afghanistan nonstop.  The Taliban and other Islamic fascists have carried out daily targeted assassinations and mass slaughter of civilians.  Even as the specific attacker is yet unclear, the latest atrocity on schoolgirls in Kabul has the footprints of violent patriarchal, misogynistic forces like the Taliban. The current government ofAfghanistan, which was hand pick by the United States, and jihadist parties and heads of different tribes and religious groups, are now scrambling to get a seat at the power arrangement table set by a deal between the US and the Taliban.In the meantime, the Afghan people are cast-off and being slaughtered day in and day out.

Raise your voice! Make a video with messages in solidarity with the Afghan people. Protest your governments’ aggressions and support for reactionaries forces in Afghanistan.  Do not accept any peace with the Taliban and other enemies of the Afghan people. Express your disgust about this situation. Find ways to express your solidarity with theAfghan people. Long Live Internationalist Solidarity for a Better World!

Send your video messages to this WhatsApp, email address and telegram number Telegram 00491784376296

US Out of Afghanistan! Down with the Taliban and AllReactionaries!

From a group of Afghan refugees and their supporters

(Shekib Mosadeq is a signatory of the Emergency Appeal)

Crowd: "Political Prisoners Must Be Released!"

April 22, 2021
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@burn_the_cage - Instagram 4/22/20 Caption translated from Farsi:  Citizens rallied in front of the mall to protest the closure of their shops and the closure of the passage, chanting "Political prisoners must be released" in support of political prisoners...

Statement by Osyan for International Women's Day 2021

March 8, 2021
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**Osyan/Revolt is the voice of women's rebellion to express the determination and to serve their struggle against the Islamic Republic and the regionContact them at and follow them on Instagram @maosyangarim

Osyan/Revolt: We Defend Women's Revolt Against Compulsory Hijab

March 5, 2021
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Video created by OSAYAN/Revolt an internationalist Iranian Women's Organization for International Women's Day (I@D), March 8, 2021.

Frankfurt Germany Protest Condemns Repression by IRI

March 3, 2021
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A protest rally was held in Frankfurt, Germany, on December 10, 2020, International Human Rights Day. The rally was called for by the “Burn the Cage, Release the Birds” campaign, and was supported by other organizations and some human rights supporters.

Statement by Iranian Writers Assoc from Inside Iran

February 19, 2021
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From inside Iran, Akbar Masoum Beigi, writer, translator, member of the Iranian Writers Association.

Mariam Claren Statement to Revolution Books panel

February 7, 2021
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Statement from Mariam Claren to the Revolution Books virtual panel, Free Nasrin and ALL Iran's Political Prisoners.

Statement from Kave Milani to Revolution Books panel

February 7, 2021
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Statement from Kave Milani, spokesperson for Burn The Cage, Free the Birds campaign, excerpted from Revolution Books virtual event "Free Nasrin and ALL Iran's Political Prisoners".


KPFK: 10-8-21 Interviews with Mariam Claren re latest on Nahid Taghavi; Larry Everest

October 9, 2021

Updates on Nahid, the situation in Iran, highlights from the international & internationalist program, "Heroism for Our Times: Free Iran's Political Prisoners, at Revolution Books in Harlem, 9-25.

Kave Milani, Burn the Cage / Free the Birds Campaign - KPFA interview on Nahid Taghavi's Medical Condition

October 4, 2021

Kave Milani, spokesperson for Burn the Cage / Free the Birds - Europe
Interview by David Rosenberg on KPFA Evening News, October 2, 2021
Iran's Political Prisoner Nahid Taghavi - urgently needs medical treatment, compassionate release.

KPFK: New developments in the fight to Free Iran's Political Prisoners - Larry Everest and Mariam Claren 08-13-2021

August 13, 2021

There have been important new developments in the fight to free Iran’s political prisoners – including the publication of a very important Appeal in the New York Review of Books – and in the Iranian people's fight against oppression. So on today’s show host Michael Slate talks with two members of the International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran’s Political Prisoners about these developments – Mariam Claren (daughter of Nahid Taghavi) and Larry Everest.

KPFA News, July 31, 2021; "Human Rights Activists issue a Call to Free Iran's Political Prisoners" - Interview with Mariam Claren

August 3, 2021

KPFA July 31 - Top of the Weekend News
"Human Rights activists issue a call to free Nahid Taghavi and all Iran's Political Prisoners."
Mariam Claren, daugher of Nahid Taghavi interviewed by KPFA News host, David Rosen.

Mariam Claren, daughter of Nahid Taghavi, and Larry Everest on the Michael Slate Show, KPFK

July 16, 2021

With guests Mariam Claren, activist and daughter of Nahid Taghavi, and Journalist Larry Everest, Michael Slate focuses on many aspects of the brutal campaign of arrests, torture and executions is now taking place in Iran. This is an emergency. The lives and dignity of hundreds of political prisoners are in imminent, mortal danger. In the face of this, an international movement to stop the torture, arrests and executions and free the prisoners has been gaining support.