Iran Popular Protests Against Regime Intensify in Response to Iran Downing of Passenger Plane

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.

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Petition: Where Is Iranian Socialist-Humanist Intellectual, Yashar Darolshafa?

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.

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Statement from Tehran University Students in Solidarity with Mass Protests Against Iranian Regime

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.

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