Iran

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.

Reflections on the Growing Anti-Regime Protests in Iran - Frieda Afary

Kermenshah, December 2017

Frieda Afary of the Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists on the ongoing protests in Iran, written December 31st 2017.

Who is profiting from Syria?

This is one of a series of articles written by Shoal Collective in the run-up to the DSEI arms fair. This one focuses on Syria, who is involved in the conflict, and who is arming them. It was originally published in The Region.

Image by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam

As all the world’s conflicts are played out in Syria, arms companies are making a killing.

The USA, Qatar and ‘New’ Imperialist Alignments

Donald Trump and the Emir of Qatar.

The official story is that Saudi Arabia, supported by Egypt, the Emirates, Bahrain and other sidekicks in the Gulf, is trying to isolate Qatar from the rest of the Arab world as punishment for betraying the Sunni cause and for financing jihadhi terrorism. Like all lies, this one contains an element of truth which conceals other aspects of the situation which must not be brought to light, much less focussed on.

نشست احزاب کردستان ایران (هولیر)

نشست احزاب کردستان ایران

بورژوازی کرد، سرمایه جهانی، کارگران کردستان