Iran

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.

Iran: Workers' Strikes and Protests Continue

Today the slogan of Bread, Jobs, Freedom, Soviet Organisation is to everyone's surprise, if not disbelief, resonating everywhere. The support of other workers, teachers, office workers has ignited hope in the hearts of millions of workers and toilers. Against the regime’s drumbeat for imperialist war, our slogan is “no war but class war”. As the class struggle intensifies, the balance of power in Iran is being questioned for the first time since 1979.

Iran: Two weeks of strikes by the Haft Tappeh sugar workers

Sugar cane cutters at the Haft Tappeh sugar factory have been out on strike for two weeks over non-payment of wages.

Iranian feminist sentenced to twenty years for protest against compulsory hijab

Shapark Shajarizadeh was one of 29 women who undertook individual protests against the wearing of the hijab in Iran in February. Last month her lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who specialises in human rights and also represented other women involved in the protests, was arrested.