How Can Current Struggles in Lebanon & Iran Come Together in a Revolutionary Socialist Direction? Statement from Alliance of MENA Socialists

We need to explicitly state that without a fundamental transformation in labor conditions,  without ending the dehumanization of women,   without ending the Kafala system in its variety of forms,  without ending anti-Black racism, without ending  discrimination against Kurds and other oppressed minorities including sexual minorities,  and without preserving and detoxifying our environment,  we will not move forward.

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Iran Explosions and Growing Internal Repression

During the past month,  over 20  fires and explosions have damaged a variety of sites in Iran,  ranging from the Natanz nuclear fuel production site to Parchin,  a military and weapons development base,   various power plants,  production plants,  the state television and radio station,  the Evin prison,  a medical clinic,  several markets, forests and historical sites.

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Standing With Black Lives Matter Protests: Opposing Police Brutality, Militarism, and All Forms of State Violence

Below is an article which Sara Abbas, Yasser Munif and I published on June 3 on the website of the Global Prison Abolitionist Coalition.

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For Iran and the US, public health is a political weapon

While the COVID-19 virus continues to prey on vulnerable lives in Iran and across the globe, the governments of the US and Iran have both turned the crisis into another episode of political rivalry and propaganda exchange between themselves, erasing the root causes of the country’s healthcare crisis and turning the lives of 80 million people into a bargaining chip for political and economic gains.

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Toward a Global Prison Abolitionist Movement: Videorecording of a Panel

This panel offers an overview of the prison and refugee camp populations and situations in the U.S., Syria and Iran.   It will address some key obstacles to the formation of a global prison abolitionist movement,  offer ways of overcoming them and present ideas about an alternative to the capitalist carceral and authoritarian system.  Please click on the link below and raise the volume to view this panel.

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