Black Friday: The Massacre That Ignited a Revolution in Iran
On September 8, 1978, the U.S.-backed Shah brutally massacred up to 3,000 Iranian protesters calling for the fall of his regime. This bloodbath came to be known as “Black Friday” and was a huge catalyst for the Iranian Revolution, a process which has had enormous consequences for U.S. imperialism and the region.
Santiago MontagSeptember 9, 2021
We Are Thirsty!: Thousands Take to the Streets in Response to Iran’s Escalating Water Crisis
Over the past week, thousands of multi-ethnic Iranians have demonstrated in response to Iran’s water crisis and power blackouts. These protests, in conjunction with massive oil strikes and strikes in other sectors, highlight the discontent of a large swath of the Iranian population that faces a sanctions-battered economy and a repressive bourgeois regime.
Maryam AlanizJuly 21, 2021
Iranian Oil Workers Organize the Country’s Biggest Strikes since the Iranian Revolution
For almost a month, Iranian oil workers, along with workers in other industries, have organized demonstrations and wildcat strikes in response to a dire economic and health crisis accentuated by U.S. sanctions.
Maryam AlanizJuly 15, 2021
So Much for the “Lesser Evil”: Biden Bombs Syria
In his first military action since inauguration, Joe Biden launched a series of airstrikes against Syria, signaling a renewed imperialist offensive in the region. With the power of the united working class, we must demand an end to imperialist aggression and sanctions in Syria, Iran, and the Middle East.
Sam CarlinerFebruary 26, 2021
What’s Behind the Assassination of Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist?
On Friday Iranian media reported that Iranian scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated. Though the details surrounding the killing are still unknown, the latest imperialist attack on Iran polarizes the situation in the Middle East for the incoming Biden Administration, which seeks to restore the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Sam CarlinerNovember 30, 2020
U.S. Claims of Election Interference are Overblown and Hypocritical
Warmongers in the bourgeois media and government have criticized Russia and Iran for meddling in the U.S. election. But nothing compares to the United States' long history of interfering in foreign elections.
Sam CarlinerNovember 3, 2020
U.S. Imperialism Launches New Sanctions on Iran
The Trump administration is applying “maximum pressure” toward Iran via new sanctions as Iran faces a new wave of coronavirus cases. The American Left has an obligation to denounce imperialist aggression that harms the Iranian masses.
Sam CarlinerOctober 11, 2020
The United States Puts Pressure on Venezuela with New Political Sanctions
The United States continues to pressure Venezuela with new political sanctions. On Monday, the Trump administration announced sanctions on Iran and Venezuela for violating an “arms embargo.” Tuesday’s sanctions have been imposed on five political representatives linked to the opposition for allegedly being part of a plan to manipulate the parliamentary elections in December.
La Izquierda Diario VenezuelaSeptember 24, 2020
A Wave of Workers’ Strikes Erupts in Iran
The working class in Iran is currently suffocating under a severe economic crisis exacerbated by U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic. In response, a historic wave of strikes has swept through the country, opening a new wave of class struggle in Iran.
Salvador SolerAugust 8, 2020