From “Women, Life, Freedom” to Revolution
One year after the uprising in Iran: strategic reflections on the feminist revolt in Iran, as tensions in the Middle East reach new highs.
Maryam AlanizNovember 14, 2023
While the Middle East is a Powder Keg, Republicans Push for Escalation with Iran
Conservatives are using the crisis in the Middle East to push for the United States to pursue more aggressive policies towards Iran.
Samuel KarlinOctober 24, 2023
Biden’s Iran Policies Are a Pitch that He’s Imperialism’s Best Bet
Biden is simultaneously advancing negotiations with Iran and deploying thousands of U.S. troops to the Persian Gulf. Behind both moves are pressures on Biden to contain Iran and demonstrate that he’s U.S. imperialism’s best bet against China’s advance in the Middle East.
Samuel KarlinAugust 23, 2023
Women, Life, Freedom: Strategic Perspectives on the Iranian Revolt
Over a month after a historic feminist revolt broke out in Iran, what is the significance of the these protests? What strategic lessons can we take from the experience of the Iranian Revolution to push this struggle toward a victory?
Maryam AlanizOctober 28, 2022
Support the Protests in Iran by Opposing Sanctions
Feminists in Iran are waging a powerful struggle against the Iranian regime. Leftists in the U.S. can support the protests by opposing sanctions, which disproportionately harm Iranian women and workers.
Samuel KarlinSeptember 26, 2022
Say Her Name! Protests Erupt across Iran after Police Murder of Mahsa Amini
Iran has erupted over the death of a young woman in police custody for "improperly" wearing the hijab. In the context of a deep economic and political crisis, Iranians are also questioning their deeply unpopular regime and its brutal oppression of women.
Maryam AlanizSeptember 20, 2022
Dictating Rules from Below: The Re-Emergence of Workers’ Councils in Iran
Gianni Del Panta interviews Ida Nikou, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Stony Brook State University in New York. Her dissertation focuses on the labor movement in Iran and how the neoliberal turn has impacted workers' rights and living conditions.
Gianni Del PantaAugust 12, 2022
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