Iran

Statement from the national demonstration of students in Tehran, 7th December 2019

Students holding banners at the national demonstration in Tehran, December 2019

After weeks of mass protests in Iran, this is a translation of the statement from the national students' demonstration in Tehran, 7th December 2019.

Letter from four imprisoned women in Iran's Evin prison, September 2019

Painting by Inji Aflatoun

Letter from four imprisoned women in Iran's Evin prison, September 2019, translated from the original Farsi.

Letter from imprisoned may day protesters in Iran's Gharchak prison

On May May first, there was a protest in front of the Iranian parliament. Police cracked down on protesters and arrested many individuals. After 126 days, three of them, all women, remain incarcerated. Two of these women are held in the Gharchak prison, infamous for it's harsh conditions and severe shortcomings. Recently, one of them wrote a letter regarding their situation.

Iran and the USA on the Warpath?

Whether this situation of neither war nor negotiation, or ‘a bit of war, a bit of truce’ is going to last for a long time or will be temporary, one thing is certain. Neither Trump nor Khamenei, despite their desires and intentions, will ever be able to bypass the impasse that the present crisis is creating.

Thèses sur les luttes prolétariennes de 2018 au Proche et au Moyen-Orient et leurs perspectives

Résumé de l’article
Les thèses qui suivent donnent un résumé introductif à l’article Iran : Que s’est-il passé après la répression des travailleurs de Haft Tapeh et des métallurgistes d’Ahvaz ? publié en anglais dans son intégralité sur le blog Libcom de l’auteur.

Theses on the 2018 proletarian struggles in the Near and Middle East and their prospects

An article summary
The following theses give an introductory summary to the article Iran: What after the repression of the Haft Tapeh workers and the steelworkers in Ahvaz? published in full length on the author’s Libcom blog.

Workers' Strikes in Iran: This Time it is Different

To see the new phase of the crisis, which began with the bursting of the speculative bubble in 2008, as just a repeat of the same decades-long pattern of boom and bust, is a mistake. It is a gross misunderstanding of the impasse that capitalism has come to today.

The Class Party in the Light of the Struggles in Iran

The struggle can hardly prosper if it becomes isolated in Iran. The Iranian workers’ need for a useful political organization, to develop consciousness and guide struggles, is what we all need. Not in the future but now.