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September 17, 2021

Heroism for Our Times

Free Iran's Political Prisoners NOW -
An Afternoon of Solidarity and Resistance

Saturday, September 25, 3pm ET

Speakers include:

  • Mariam Claren – Daughter of Iranian political prisoner Nahid Taghavi (by zoom)
  • Kave Milani – Burn the Cage/Free the Birds Movement, Europe (by zoom)
  • Talk from former Iranian political prisoner
  • Special message from Ariel Dorfman, author, Death and the Maiden
  • Performance by Outernational
  • Raymond Lotta, Revolution Books and advocate for the new communism developed by Bob Avakian
  • Larry Everest, International Emergency Campaign, author Oil, Power, and Empire
  • Solidarity Statements /Film Clips / More‍‍
A few of the political prisoners currently held in Iran's dungeons

The Islamic Republic of Iran has responded to righteous mass rebellion and protest with a brutal wave of arrests, torture, and executions targeting human rights and women's activists, dissident intellectuals and artists, protestors and revolutionaries.

This vicious repression has been met with courageous resistance, including from within Iran’s dungeons, and a global movement to free Iran’s political prisoners. But the lives of hundreds now incarcerated remain in mortal danger.

Hear from global activists from the International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran's Political Prisoners who will discuss the latest developments in the regime’s brutal crackdown and the resistance, including the powerful full-page ad in the Summer issue of the New York Review of Books, endorsed by over 2,700 people including Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Gloria Steinem, Ariel Dorfman, Jody Williams, Dan Ellsberg, Judith Butler and many other prominent voices. The September 25th program will discuss how to carry forward the worldwide struggle to free Iran’s political prisoners and its importance for humanity.

Speakers include:

  • Mariam Claren – Daughter of Iranian political prisoner Nahid Taghavi (by zoom)
  • Kave Milani – Burn the Cage/Free the Birds Movement, Europe (by zoom)
  • Talk from former Iranian political prisoner
  • Special message from Ariel Dorfman, author, Death and the Maiden
  • Performance by Outernational
  • Raymond Lotta, Revolution Books and advocate for the new communism developed by Bob Avakian
  • Larry Everest, International Emergency Campaign, author Oil, Power, and Empire
  • Solidarity Statements /Film Clips / More‍‍
A few of the political prisoners currently held in Iran's dungeons

The Islamic Republic of Iran has responded to righteous mass rebellion and protest with a brutal wave of arrests, torture, and executions targeting human rights and women's activists, dissident intellectuals and artists, protestors and revolutionaries.

This vicious repression has been met with courageous resistance, including from within Iran’s dungeons, and a global movement to free Iran’s political prisoners. But the lives of hundreds now incarcerated remain in mortal danger.

Hear from global activists from the International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran's Political Prisoners who will discuss the latest developments in the regime’s brutal crackdown and the resistance, including the powerful full-page ad in the Summer issue of the New York Review of Books, endorsed by over 2,700 people including Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Gloria Steinem, Ariel Dorfman, Jody Williams, Dan Ellsberg, Judith Butler and many other prominent voices. The September 25th program will discuss how to carry forward the worldwide struggle to free Iran’s political prisoners and its importance for humanity.

The governments of the U.S. and Iran act from their national interests. And, in this instance, we the people of the U.S. and Iran, along with the people of the world, have OUR shared interests, as part of getting to a better world: to unite to defend the political prisoners of Iran. In the U.S., we have a special responsibility to unite very broadly against this vile repression by the IRI, and to actively oppose any war moves by the U.S. government that would bring even more unbearable suffering to the people of Iran.   --   From the International Emergency Appeal

Stand in solidarity. Oppose U.S. threats and intervention.

Join in person:

Revolution Books, Harlem, NYC
437 Malcolm X Blvd @ 132nd, Harlem, NY10037
revolutionbooksnyc.org | 212-691-3345
Reserve ahead here.

Suggested donation for events $5-10 | Proof of vaccination required to attend inside. Outdoor audience will view event on a large screen.

Join via live-stream:  
3 pm EDT / 12pm PDT / 6 pm GMT 
facebook.com/revbooksnyc
youtube.com/RevolutionBooks1

Revolution Books, Berkeley (12 pm PDT)
2444 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA
(510) 848-1196

Sponsors: Revolution Books & the International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran's Political Prisoners Now

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Prior Press Releases & Updates from the Campaign

September 17, 2021
Update

Heroism for Our Times

May 20, 2021
Update

Letter to Signatories

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