Iran protests 2017/18

The Crisis and the Rise of Workers’ Militancy in Iran

This time, it is the workers of the Haft Tapeh that after several years of strikes, struggle and enduring all the hardships, arrests and beatings of their representatives, have stepped up their struggle and reorganised themselves.

Iran: Class War against Imperialist Pretensions

Day and night, as the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran approaches, its leaders arrogantly harp on about their imperialist achievements and shout about the "Islamic-Iranian model of progress" and "Islamic Civilisation" ... At the same time, while the multi-coloured opposition to this regime pursues its reformist and nationalist goals, by bargaining and begging for their share, the working class is entering the scene.

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...

Iranian Protests against Austerity

Iran

On Thursday, 28th December 2017, in Mashhad the second most populous city in Iran, thousands of protesters gathered outside the city hall and chanted “Death to Rouhani”, the country’s President. Some reports have suggested that it may have been initiated by the conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, Rouhani's defeated rival in the May 2017 Presidential election. Later on, some others, including the senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, implicitly accused ex-President Ahmadinejad's circle being behind the recent protests. However it may have started, it quickly broke out of its intended framework and control and, in less than a week, spread to over 40 cities.

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'.

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.

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.