Iran

Lull but no peace

Submitted by SJW on 22 May, 2018 - 7:48 Author: Colin Foster
Gaza wall

A lull in conflict in the Middle East looks likely. But it may be short-lived, or not happen at all. None of the underlying drivers of tension have eased.

On the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli snipers killed 64 people on 14 May. That brings the total killed by snipers over weeks of protests, from which groups mostly of young men sally forth to throw stones and improvised firebombs, to over 110. Thousands have been injured.

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Iran sugar workers demand controlMatthewWed, 14/02/2018 - 11:24

Recent events have shown that Iran’s working class is willing and able to fight consistently against the capitalist class, the regime and the state. By the end of the current Iranian year (on 20 March) the number of workers’ strikes and protests in the course of the year could reach the 1,000 mark.

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Iran protests: “a fire beneath the ashes”

Submitted by Matthew on 31 January, 2018 - 10:41 Author: Kaveh Abbasian

On Monday 29 January, many women took off their scarves in many parts of Iran, especially in Tehran, put it on a stick, and got on boxes and waved it around, like the woman from the iconic picture from early in the movement.

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Trump to renew Iran deal

Submitted by SJW on 16 January, 2018 - 7:49 Author: Johnny Whiteley

Donald Trump is set to maintain the 2015 “nuclear deal” with Iran when it comes up for renewal on 17 January.

Under the deal Iran is obliged to restrict its nuclear programme in return for the easing of international sanctions.

Trump had previously declared his intention to undo the nuclear deal, denouncing it as weakness in the face of the regime. Accordingly, he has had to hedge his renewal of the deal with much tough-sounding bluster and secondary sanctions.

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Iran: Haft Tappeh workers take the lead

Submitted by SJW on 16 January, 2018 - 7:46 Author: Morad Shirin, Iranian Revolutionary Marxist Tendency
Haft Tappeh speaker

There have been more strikes and protests during the past week for payment of unpaid wages and other basic demands.

There have been at least 600 such protests in the past year and they will probably increase as we approach the Iranian New Year, with workers demanding their new year bonuses and so on. Wage arrears of many months exist in many industries, including state-owned, part-private, fully-private, religious endowments and the Pasdaran [Revolutionary Guards]. The various businesses owned by the Pasdaran amount to about a quarter of the economy.

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Submitted by guenter on Tue, 23/01/2018 - 01:32

in Germany, many left(?) Groups, often from ex-gdr, refused to Support the ongoing wokers protest, cause they saw them 100% created and conducted by USA and Israel. they simply ignore that the demonstrating workers are no fans of USA and started spontaneously without having been orchestrated.
on a conference of the ex-gdr-daily newspaper junge welt , iranian marxists who entered the stage to Claim solidarity for the protests, have been thrown out by the stalinists. they claimed that the Mullahs are cultural conservative, but economically progressive(!). their old theory of the "anti-Imperialist" allies. they dont learn- although this time even the tudeh-party is for supporting the protests.

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“The working class is the key”
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MatthewWed, 10/01/2018 - 12:19

Moran Shirin of the Iranian Revolutionary Marxist Tendency spoke to Solidarity.


There were many workers’ protests on Sunday-Monday, 7-8 January.

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Iranian workers push for regime change
Iran protest
MatthewWed, 10/01/2018 - 11:33

Editorial from Solidarity 458

Beginning on Thursday 28 December around 80 Iranian cities and towns saw a wave of demonstrations, amounting to the biggest protest against Iran’s authoritarian Islamist political system since the 2009 "Green" reform movement.

This has been a tremendous revolt with the issue of working-class livelihood at the centre. A revolt against years of super-exploitation and a vicious regime which exists to enrich itself and boost its own power.

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Rebellion in Iran: Iranian socialists speak!

Submitted by AWL on 3 January, 2018 - 7:47 Author: AWL

Friday 19 January, 7:30pm, Institute of Education WC1H 0AL, Room 537

Facebook event here
Eventbrite tickets here

Across Iran, workers and young people are protesting against poverty, exploitation, and demanding freedom from a stifling authoritarian regime.

Around the world, they have been answered by a movement of solidarity.

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Iranian demonstrations push for regime change

Submitted by cathy n on 31 December, 2017 - 3:43 Author: Rosalind Robson
Iranian protester

(Updated 5.1.18)

Since Thursday 28 December around 20 Iranian cities have seen demonstrations, amounting to the biggest wave of protests since the 2009 Green Movement organised around reforming Iran’s authoritarian Islamist political system.

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