Stand by the Protesters in Iran!
A statement by the Iranian leftist diaspora in the United Kingdom, France and Germany who have formed a loose coalition of academics and militants to express their support for the ongoing popular uprising in Iran. Keep reading »
Trump’s Misguided Policy Against Iran
Trump and his foreign policy heads Bolton and Pompeo have created a dynamic with Iran that is risking a new war in the Middle East. Keep reading »
The Iranian Working Class: History and Tasks Today
The Iranian workers’ movement dates back 120 years. One of the earliest strikes involving eleven thousand oil industry workers took place sometime between 1923 and 1930. This strike was organized by the first Communist Party of Iran. Keep reading »
Sugarcane and Steelworkers’ Strikes in Iran
A review of the strikes by sugarcane and steelworkers in Iran. #IranProtests @IASWIinfo Keep reading »
The Iran Protests: A Third Path to Political Change?
An Alternative to the Politics of “National Security” Emerges Days of protests in Iran have caught statesmen, analysts and observers by surprise, even though the anti-austerity and anti-establishment sentiments behind this … Keep reading »
The Rage of the Poor in Iran
The protests against the high cost of living in the cities of Khorasan province on December 28th soon spread to many cities of Iran incredibly quick and almost turned into a revolt within a week. The protests primarily targeted the high cost of living, financial difficulties and corruption. However, they quickly became politicized and began to target the foundations of the Islamic Republic (IR), namely the religious autocracy. The slogans quickly turned from “death to high cost of living” to “death to the dictator.” Keep reading »
Anti-Regime Protests in Iran
Three statements on the latest anti-regime protests in Iran. Mass protests in over 50 cities across Iran have been taking place since December 28th amid heavy security to raise people’s voices against massive poverty, skyrocketing cost of living, vast corruption and embezzlement by officials on all levels as well as brutal political repression. Keep reading »
An Iranian Classic: For the Continuation of the Dictatorship, Long Live Elections!
Iran’s parliamentary elections for the Islamic Consultative Assembly were held in parallel with the elections for the Assembly of Experts on 26 February. Iran is one of the main actors … Keep reading »
Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Escape from Crisis
Iran reached a preliminary agreement with the P5+1 or E3+3 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus … Keep reading »
Illusions and Realities Surrounding Iran’s Presidential Elections
A salient message from among numerous satirical dispatches from Iran resonated well with last week’s presidential elections. It said, “in other countries people go to the poll booths to elect … Keep reading »
Egypt in Light of the Iranian Revolution: The restoration of a dictatorship?
The new constitution submitted to referendum by Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt elected with the support of the Freedom and Justice party, i.e. the political wing of the Muslim … Keep reading »
A Game of Smoke and Mirrors: Canada’s Decision to Cut Ties with Iran
On September 7, 2012, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced the suspension of all diplomatic relations between Canada and the Islamic Republic of Iran. This measure, Baird summarized briefly, … Keep reading »