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10 January 2018
Sudden large scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the population have shown utter defiance of the regime. Young people in particular, facing unemployment estimated at between 25% and 40%, have been to the fore.
20 November 2012
22 February 2011
"Ten days that shook the world" (Guardian). From Tunisia, to Egypt, to Bahrain, to Libya, to Yemen, to Djibouti and Morocco, the revolution that was sparked by the self-immolation of the desperate and heroic street seller in Tunisia has erupted throughout the Middle East. An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist newspaper.
23 June 2009
THIRTY YEARS after the 1979 revolution, Iran has again erupted in revolutionary convulsions. Millions have taken to the streets to protest against the undoubted rigging of the presidential election, in...
17 June 2009
Mass demonstrations have erupted in Iran in protest at the apparent rigging of the presidential elections by the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regime.
According to reports over one million people have demonstrated in the capital Tehran and over a dozen have been killed in clashes with the police and hated Basij militia. writes Tony Saunois, CWI.
21 May 2008
LEBANON HAS been wracked by a week of armed clashes between supporters of the Western backed Fouad Siniora government and the Hezbollah-led opposition...
12 March 2008
FIVE LONG, bloody years of war and occupation, led by US imperialism, has left Iraq as a dangerous, violent and divided society, despite promises of stability and democracy...
5 July 2007
ON 26 June, the Iranian regime implemented its secret plan of rationing petrol and increasing the price...
4 April 2007
Editorial: CLAIM AND counter-claim from the Iranian and British governments has followed the Iranian government's capture and release of fifteen British marines and sailors, allegedly for trespassing into Iranian waters...
26 March 2007
Iran: Alarm bells have been ringing, left and right. John Pilger, the radical journalist, wrote an article, Iran: The War Begins (New Statesman, 3 February),...
15 March 2007
TENSIONS BETWEEN the US and Iran became feverish as the United Nations (UN) security council resolution (insisted upon by the US) instructing Iran to suspend its nuclear programme, passed its 21 February deadline...
1 March 2007
Socialist Pary congress 2007, photo Paul Mattsson
21 September 2006
Growing tensions between the US and Iran are making many people around the world fearful of a US military strike against the Middle East country.
12 January 2006
FOURTEEN LEADERS of Tehran's transport workers' union were arrested on 22 December, after staging a 'no-ticket' action against Sherkate Vahed, a state owned bus company in Iran, to demand higher wages...
7 July 2005
Iranian elections: MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, an Islamic conservative and former revolutionary guard, has been elected president of Iran...
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