Occupy Wall Street: Iranian Activists Speak

Thursday, November 10, 2011

By Shaun Randol

On November 6, 2011, two Iranian activists involved in the Green Movement visited Liberty Square, the heart of the Occupy Wall Street movement, to deliver messages of solidarity, and to ask for support in return.

In the video below, political exile Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh addresses the crowd first. Abbasgholizadeh is an Iranian women’s rights activist, journalist, and filmmaker, one of the founders of the Iranian Green Movement, the Stop Stoning Forever campaign, the Iranian Women's Charter Movement, and the coordinator for Meydan Zanan Network, Former Director of the women's NGO Training Centre (NGOTC), and editor-in-chief of Farzaneh Women’s Studies Journal. 

The second Iranian activist to speak is unidentified, but I think his first name is Ali. If you know his name, drop a comment below (and thanks!).


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Shaun Randol is the founder and editor in chief of The Mantle. He is also an Associate Fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York City, and a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the PEN American Center.