Thursday, March 22, 2007

Joy of Resistance, Multicultural Feminism at WBAI on Women's Movement in Iran

March 22, 11:00 am
Joy of Resistance, Multicultural Feminism @ WBAI

Supporting the Iranian people's struggle against the Clerical State in Iran, while being against the US Imperialist designs on that country--THE THIRD WAY

In Iran today there is a powerful women's --and people's resistance movement --that is fighting the Islamic State. This past International Women's Day, thousands were in the streets in cities across Iran demonstrating against the regime. This movement is feminist AND anti-imperialist; and it is reaching out for solidarity. But many on the U.S. Left won't recognize it because they think that supporting it will give aid to a U.S. govenment planning to invade Iran. For these Leftists, just as for their brothers on the Right, women's rights are easily jettisoned when they "complicate" national conflicts.

On March 22, at 11:00 am, join the Joy of Resistance, Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAi as we speak with two Iranian women who are fighting for the rights of women in Iran. One is Mina Ahadi, Chairperson of the Committee to Stop Stoning and the Committee Against Executions in Iran. She will be interviewed by Priya Reddy. The other is Nazanin Rafshin Jam, who was recently instrumental in freeing Nazanin Fetahi, a teenager who was slated to be executed by the Iranian regime for fighting back against--and killing--a man who was trying to rape her.

We will look at the courageous struggle of activists in Iran and find out about the "Third Way", a position that supports the fight against a fundamentalist State while at the same time condemning the US threats and war-mongering by George Bush and company.

We'll be playing original music of resistance that this movement is generating, have a report on IWD demonstrations in Iran, a report from NOW-New Jersey by Maretta Short and our usual International Feminist News Wrap-Up.

Joy of Resistance: 4th Thursday of every month: Cutting edge feminism you won't want to miss!

1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

There was a time when US imperialists, were using feminism as a pretext for invasion in Islamic countries. I think the phony pretense is going away, while the real feminist struggle remains.

This is the group I'm personally most aligned with. Lately locally I've been working with Worker's int'l League. The Iranian Trotskyist group is its sister group.

I never understood Mansoor Hekmat putting Lenin and Trotsky, in the same sentence as Albanian and Chinese Stalinists.

At the same time I do like how your movement takes humanism as a priority.

We have a similar radio station here in Minneapolis. Did your group produce thie show?