Iran

Guerre de Classe 06/2018 : De Gaza à l’Iran et au monde entier… À bas les exploiteurs !

Dans ce texte, nous voulons mettre en lumière les événements qui ont secoué l’Iran au cours des dernières semaines, et qui vont d’ailleurs bien au-delà, dans le contexte d’une région qui, depuis longtemps et de façon constante, se trouve au premier plan de la lutte de classe mondiale...

Class War 06/2018: From Gaza to Iran to the whole World… Down with the exploiters!

In this text we want to put a spotlight on the events that shaking Iran last couple of weeks, events that go far beyond that, in the context of a region that consistently and for a long time stands on the forefront of the global class struggle...

The movement in Iran is a practical refutation of Leninism

A critique of the positions defended by some groups of the communist Left

Current developments in Iran - 4th January 2018

Haft Tapeh Sugarcane workers on strike

From an Iranian comrade. Fist published on Insurgent Notes.

Statement in support of the calls for social justice by the oppressed on the streets of Iran

A statement on recent protests in Iran, signed by 125 leftists, socialists and communists from the Iranian diaspora.

Iran: Current protest rallies - pecritique

Mahshahr January 6th 2017

During the current wave of protests in Iran we are attempting to highlight the writings of Iranian activists from both inside and outside Iran. This is a translation from the website 'Critique of Political Economy'.

Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers Struggle, Iran, 2016-17

Workers' meeting at Haft Tappeh Sugar Company, 2017.

Collection of reports and statements from the struggles of workers at the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane complex in Iran from the end of 2016 until the end of 2017. More recently, the workers of Haft Tappeh made a call for demonstrations against the regime during the 2017-18 revolt against the Islamic Republic.

Iran: Call for demonstrations from the striking workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Co.

Striking workers at the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Co. on Friday called for demonstrations across Iran tomorrow under the slogan "Bread. Jobs. Freedom." We have translated their statement from Persian and present it in both languages here.

Squatters and the State: Back Street Politics in the Islamic Republic - Asef Bayat

Map of Iran showing Mashhad

The early 1990s saw a period of renewed urban popular uprisings in Iran, unprecedented since the 1979 revolution. From August 1991 to August 1994, six major upheavals took place in Tehran, Shiraz, Arak, Mashhad, Ghazvin and Tabriz, and there were frequent minor clashes in many other urban centers. Most of these incidents involved urban squatters concerned with the destruction in their communities. This was the case in Tehran, Shiraz, Arak, Mashhad and Khorramabad.

Iran: Bread. Jobs. Freedom.

Protest in Zanjan, December 30 2017

We are publishing this dispatch direct from an activist in Iran, trying to make some sense of the current wave of protests. The situation is moving so quickly, and the protests sufficiently diffuse, that anyone claiming to know what will happen can be disregarded. The contribution we can make is to ask questions, to look at what has happened, is happening; and only from that speculate about what might happen in the future. We hope that more will contribute to this effort in the coming days and weeks.