on Iran

four thousand life years
imprisonment for protests
woman, life, freedom


n.b. The tyranny under the theocracy tightens. 400 protestors x 10 years each for daring to question the validity of Iran’s legislature.

Executions are also being carried out.

CLP 13/12/2022

on Iran

how frightened they are
hang for 'an attack on god'
shoot to mutilate


n.b. These angry men of the theocracy have no answers to the questions being asked of them, except their inhumane treatment of the protesters, which might qualify it as godly, possibly, as gods aren’t human.

Every bullet fired into the bodies of women, every execution of a protesting man will only fire up the spirit of protest.

Their end is nigh.

CLP 08/12/2022

on Time

BLM, Ukraine
women of Iran, China
...refuse to be slaves


n.b. The national anthem of The People’s Republic of China contains the line;

“Rise up those who refuse to be slaves”

Being brought up in England, where the national anthem, unusually, is about a person, not the nation, I have not had much time for national anthems, but the anthem of the PRC, as reported in The Guardian newspaper, has a line that I would happily sing.

It appears that the people of China have taken the words to heart. After nearly THREE YEARS of the Zero Covid policy some have had enough.

“…you may fool people for a time, you can fool part of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.”

Abraham Lincoln said that.

Enough is enough.

CLP 28/11/2022

on Iran

ball bounces around
all eyes on the football match
we hear your silence


n.b. Footballers refuse to sing the anthem of the theocracy. A banner in the stadium, ‘WOMEN LIFE FREEDOM‘.

CLP 21/11/2022

on Iran

in the name of god
armed men chase, beat, punch and kill
defiant children

p.s. The Guardian of London reports that 58 protesting children, some as young as eight years, have been killed by the ‘Morality Police’ and their cadres, in the current freedom rallies.

One thing all children hold dear, is a sense of fairness. Any teacher of any year group, will confirm this to you. The children of Iran are no different.

Women. Life. Freedom.


CLP 20/11/2022

on Iran

beat, kick, murder children
what your godliness demands?
Woman! Life! Freedom!


n.b. What is there to lose when people have nothing to lose?

Do you think the mothers of the missing fell silent in Argentina? Police men of Iran, your time will pass.

CLP 17/11/2022

on Iran

let's face up to facts
immorality police kill
Jin. Jiyan. Azadi.


n.b. Women of Iran unmasking them, is what the men of the brutal theocracy fear most.

CLP 10/11/2022

on Iran

young people have lost
fear of authority's fist
new freedom riders


n.b. During my recent travels in the US I saw a statue of a woman sitting calmly. I saw the image repeatedly: in the Capitol in Washington DC; in Memphis TN; in Birmingham AL.

The woman was Rosa Parks. Her determined protest, to sit where she wanted to on a bus, regardless of the state law at that time that segregated people by skin coloration, fired up people tired of being oppressed, tired of being downtrodden. Her sitting down was a signal to others to stand up to inhuman authority.

In Iran, the people most oppressed by the theocracy, women, particularly young women, are tired of giving in too.

CLP 03/11/2022

on Iran

police shoot into protest crowds
Woman! Life! Freedom!


n.b. Forty days of mourning for Mahsa Amini has become a rolling wave of grief as other innocent school children (girls and boys alike) have been murdered by the authorities, with others who have committed the capital crime of calling out the repression of a brutal theocracy.

CLP 27/10/2022

on Iran

Birmingham's children
could not be silenced by hate
nor Iran's school girls


n.b. School girls being beaten to death by Iranian security forces for refusing to be told what to wear and what to sing.

The Birmingham ‘Children’s Crusade’, equally spontaneous, filled Alabama’s police cells. The children knew that their protests, against violent racism, would clog up the legal system, without affecting the economics of their family homes, as a working parent being incarcerated would have done.

In Iran, the vicious treatment of women, is the response of men who have been told “No.”

CLP 18/10/2022