The eloquent statements and slogans voiced by the latest wave of mass protests in Iran seem to indicate that the uprising has entered a new stage. The efforts of the regime to derail the protests after the U.S. assassination of Qassem Soleimani and to give the impression that the Iranian masses were on its side have proved to be wrong. While this regime still does have support from perhaps a quarter of the adult population, the majority are clearly opposed to it and want to see it overthrown.Continue reading Iran Popular Protests Against Regime Intensify in Response to Iran Downing of Passenger Plane
Below is the statement of the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists published on January 3, 2020.Continue reading Oppose U.S. and Iran War by Showing Solidarity with Uprisings in the MENA Region
Darolshafa is a unique type of humanist intellectual activist who has broken with the dogmatism, nationalism and sexism of many members of previous generations of Iranian socialists. His contribution to emancipatory thought and struggle at this critical moment in Iran’s history is urgently needed. We urge socialists around the world to publicize the case of this brave intellectual activist, demand to know where he is being held, hold the Iranian government accountable for his safety, and call for his immediate release.Continue reading Petition: Where Is Iranian Socialist-Humanist Intellectual, Yashar Darolshafa?
We, the students, while maintaining the distance from both poles, emphasize the common fate of the Iranian masses and all other working class around the world – from Chile to Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. We defend their rightful protests and we will continue our struggle to support their interests.Continue reading Statement from Tehran University Students in Solidarity with Mass Protests Against Iranian Regime
Emma Wilde Botta of Jacobin interviews Frieda Afary from the Alliance of MENA Socialists: “This appeal for help and support is not just for the sake of the Iranians. It is for the sake of defending similar struggles against capitalist exploitation, racism, sexism, and heterosexism in the United States and elsewhere in the world. We need to connect our struggles internationally in order to move forward.”Continue reading Why the Latest Uprising in Iran Matters?