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Emergency Campaign to Free Iran's Political Prisoners

Debra Sweet | July 7, 2021

Ariel Dorfman: We should not let the prisoners down

Publish Emergency Appeal in NY Review of Books
You are needed to help raise $15,000 by July 16

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June 6: We’ve raised $1,200 and received a generous match from a signer of the Emergency Appeal. It will double your contributions up to $1,000 and bring us to $3,200! Donate Now!

A brutal campaign of arrests, torture and executions is taking place in Iran. The lives and dignity of hundreds of political prisoners are in imminent, mortal danger. This emergency has only intensified with the election of Ebrahim Raisi.

We must rally to their defense and raise $15,000 by July 16 to publish a full-page color ad of our Emergency Appeal -- The Lives of Iran’s Political Prisoners Hang in the Balance—We Must ACT Now -- on the back cover of the August edition of the prestigious New York Review of Books (NYRB) and advertise our campaign in their online editions.

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June 13: Iranian political prisoners face sham trial - Regime repression sparks global movement for prisoners' freedom

Larry Everest | June 11, 2021 

"June 13 is going to be a make-or-break day for my mother, Nahid Taghavi, and other Iranian political prisoners," says Mariam Claren.

"These prisoners—who never should have been arrested in the first place—will be brought before an Iranian court and could face harsh sentencing for the 'crime' of speaking out for basic rights and against injustice," Claren writes in a June 9 oped in Ms. Magazine.

The other political prisoners reportedly being brought to court include Mehran Raouf, Bahareh Soleimani, Nazanin Mohammadnejad, Elham Samimi, and Somayeh Kargar, who is Kurdish.

These and many other Iranians, from women's and human rights activists, to protesters, dissidents and revolutionaries, to members of religious and oppressed minorities, have been targeted by a wave of violent repression and arbitrary arrests. This has been the Islamic Republic's response to the just mass uprisings that rocked Iran in November 2019, and the heroic, ongoing resistance of prisoners and ordinary Iranians.

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Take action to save political prisoners in Iran

Debra Sweet | March 31, 2021

World Can't Wait received this appeal from Iranian, American & international advocates for justice.
I am asking you to sign & help. As the appeal says:

political prisonersIn 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.

We demand of the Islamic Republic of Iran: FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW

We say to the U.S government: NO THREATS OR WAR MOVES AGAINST IRAN, LIFT U.S. SANCTIONS

An Emergency Appeal

The Lives of Iran's Political Prisoners Hang in the Balance— We Must ACT Now

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U.S. House of Representatives Rejects President's Designs on Iran

Curt Wechsler | June 5, 2018

50554_2255459890_5654_n.jpgLast week's unanimous vote against war with Iran was good news, largely ignored by the press. Many questioned the veracity of the story. It's up to us to substantiate Congressional admonition for peace with demonstrations of resistance to U.S. military intervention. Let's work to create the kind of political situation that forces an end to the Trump/Pence war on humanity. 

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The U.S. - Iran Nuclear Deal & the Imperialists’ Dilemma

Larry Everest | August 10, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper

600 mid east Focus-IRAN On July 14, a nuclear agreement was signed between the Islamic Republic of Iran, a reactionary regional power, and the U.S. and other reactionary global powers. Iran has agreed to drastic cuts and limits to its nuclear energy and technology program and very intrusive inspections by the world’s dominant countries for at least a decade. In return, the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, France, and Britain have agreed to lift the sanctions—severe restrictions on Iran’s trade and financial dealings with other countries—that have crippled its economy and created enormous suffering for ordinary Iranians. This deal also marks the U.S.’s first official recognition of the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic and its nuclear enrichment program.

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U.S.‒Iran Nuclear Deal: Major Move by Reactionary Powers... Nothing Good for Humanity

Larry Everest | July 24, 2015

On Tuesday, July 14, the U.S. and other world powers finalized a comprehensive nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI).

This is a major event. The agreement was hammered out over many months of often sharply contentious negotiations. The deal’s focus is Iran’s nuclear program, but it also represents a big strategic move—and gamble—by the U.S. and Iran to address the mounting challenges they each face on many fronts in a rapidly changing region and world. (The other world powers that have been part of the negotiations—China, Russia, Germany, France, and Britain—each has its own varying reasons for supporting the agreement.)

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Rulers Split Over Iran—Both Sides Are Wrong

Larry Everest | March 24, 2015

A week after inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington, DC, to attack President Obama’s negotiations with Iran, Republicans again tried to derail any deal, this time with an open letter to the “Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Signed by 47 Republican senators and released on Monday, March 9, the letter warned that any deal Iran made with Obama could be quickly undone.

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Sanctions: Weapons of Mass Death and Destruction

by Larry Everest

Iran hasn't been in the headlines in recent months, but there's a lot of talk that 2013 will be the year of decision on Iran—whether a deal will be struck between the U.S. and its allies and Iran on ending or restricting Iran's nuclear enrichment program, or whether the U.S., Israel and other big powers will attack Iran.

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A Frenzy of War Talk—Israel Threatens to Attack Iran

by Larry Everest

"Decision by Netanyahu, Barak to strike Iran is almost final"
(Times of Israel, August 11)

"Israeli speculation over Iran strike reaches fever pitch"
(Guardian, August 14)

Over the past several weeks there has been an eruption of alarming reports, high-level meetings, and public debate over whether Israel is close to deciding—or has already decided—to launch a military assault on Iran before the November U.S. presidential election.

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The Human Cost of War on Iran

by Elizabeth Murray 

In late 2002, just prior to the launch of the U.S. “shock and awe” campaign against Iraq, I was invited to join a gathering of intelligence analysts at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to participate in an Iraq “war games” exercise. We were assigned specific roles and asked to “play out” various political and diplomatic scenarios that might unfold in the wake of a U.S. attack on Iraq.

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Killing Iran’s Children: Are the Sanctions "Worth It?"

Another campaign of sanctions and embargoes by the US is about to start killing children, this time in Iran.

By Dave Lindorff

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright should be a happy camper: Another campaign of sanctions and embargoes by the US is about to start killing children, this time in Iran.

Albright, as President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State, when interviewed on CBS’s news magazine program “60 Minutes” back in 2000, was asked by reporter Lesley Stahl about reports that US sanctions on Iraq had led to the deaths of some 500,000 Iraqi children because of shortages of medicine and things like chlorine for treating water supplies. Stahl asked Albright if such a dreadful toll was “worth it.”  Albright famously responded, “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.”

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