China COVID protests die down, but political resentment remains Protests News

Bill was standing with a group of people mostly in their 20s when a young woman started to lead the chanting. “Give me liberty, or give me death,” she shouted, her voice cracking at one point. Others followed her lead, repeating the chant, and raising sheets of blank paper, a defining symbol of the latest … Read more

Women have been the main target of the Iranian regime — now they’re leading the revolution to bring it down

Brave Iranian women, supported by a generation of young men, educated and knowing their inalienable rights, have openly and ferociously rejected the brutal religious dictatorship of Ali Khamenei and all his loyalists and apologists, in pursuit of justice and equal rights. They are organized, inspired, self-sacrificing and ready to bring about fundamental change: the regime’s … Read more

Why are some of Iran’s fans protesting at the World Cup? | Explainer News

EXPLAINER Iran’s presence at the World Cup has brought more attention to the country where anti-government protests continue. Tehran, Iran – After more than 10 weeks, protests in Iran are showing no imminent signs of dying down. Iran’s presence at the World Cup in Qatar, and the expressions of protest that have come with it, … Read more

Iranian soccer player arrested amid World Cup scrutiny

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Iran arrested a prominent former member of its national soccer team on Thursday over his criticism of the government as authorities grapple with nationwide protests that have cast a shadow over its competition at the World Cup. The semiofficial Fars and Tasnim news agencies reported that Voria Ghafouri was arrested … Read more

How the police-custody death of Mahsa Amini became Iran’s ‘George Floyd moment’

It’s being called Iran’s “George Floyd moment.” On Sept. 13, Mahsa Amini, an aspiring 22-year-old lawyer, was arrested by Iran’s morality police for allegedly wearing her hijab in a way that made some of her hair visible. Three days later, she was dead. Eyewitnesses said she was beaten to death in police custody. Police claimed … Read more

Iran pushes back against protest scrutiny at the UN | Protests News

Tehran, Iran – Iran has pushed back against efforts spearheaded by Western countries to scrutinize at the United Nations its handling of weeks of protests across the country. Germany and Iceland said on Friday they submitted a request on behalf of 42 countries to hold a special session of the UN Human Rights Council later … Read more

Protests persist as Iran holds first court sessions for ‘rioters’ | Protests News

Tehran, Iran – Protests that began last month in Iran after the death of a young woman in police custody continue to be documented in cities across the country this week, even as the first court hearings of protesters have been held and internet restrictions remain in effect. Videos posted on social media showed more … Read more

Left-wing activists act like children—vandalizing art, throwing food

Dumping milk onto floors. Hurling food onto walls. Refusing to eat. Gluing body parts. Threatening to pee and poop in your pants. Are those the behaviors of a toddler? Yes. But they’re also the dominant tactics of today’s climate activists. Consider the case of Gianluca Grimalda. On Oct. 19, Grimalda, along with 15 other members … Read more

Left-wing activists act like children—vandalizing art, throwing food

Dumping milk onto floors. Hurling food onto walls. Refusing to eat. Gluing body parts. Threatening to pee and poop in your pants. Are those the behaviors of a toddler? Yes. But they’re also the dominant tactics of today’s climate activists. Consider the case of Gianluca Grimalda. On Oct. 19, Grimalda, along with 15 other members … Read more

Iran and US set for UN confrontation over Mahsa Amini protests Protests News

Tehran, Iran – Tehran and Washington are clashing again over weeks-long protests in Iran as the United States is organizing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council over the unrest that erupted after 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini died in the custody of morality police last month. The US and Albania – another major … Read more