Tag Archives: Iran

Early August round-up: Minnesota, Ferguson, Lebanon, Iran and more

A quick round-up of some UK and international developments: In Bristol, the local IWW branch have been active in supporting a strike by Romanian agricultural workers. There doesn’t seem to be a full write-up of the situation anywhere yet, but … Continue reading

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Repression news: three protesters sentenced to death in Iran, Eric King assaulted by guards

Two quick updates on repression/legal/prison news. From the Anarchist Union of Iran and Afghanistan: Three young people were sentenced to death by Teheran’s “Revolutionary Court”. Saeed Tamjidi, Amir Hossein Moradi and Mohammad Rajabi were charged, among others, with “participation in … Continue reading

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Bombs over Diyala, drones over Hajin: a response to Joshua Clover on Iran

Joshua Clover is undoubtedly a clever and insightful person, and his recent article on the need for an effective anti-war movement, “The Great March”, makes some very good points. But there’s also some things about it that point in a … Continue reading

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Anti-war statement from Middle Eastern and North African socialists: Oppose U.S. and Iran War by Showing Solidarity with Uprisings in the MENA Region

A statement from the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists: The most worrisome aspect of these developments is that they might lead to catastrophic consequences and full-scale war.  That would in turn overshadow the wave of uprisings that … Continue reading

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Statement in support of the protests in Iran

In the past week or so, two statements about Iran have been circulated – one essentially supporting the Iranian regime by framing the whole issue as being about “US imperialism”, and another initiated by Iranian socialists and revolutionaries living in … Continue reading

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Solidarity demo with jailed Iranian trade unionist Soheil Arabi, London, October 2nd

From the Anarchist Communist Group: News has reached the international workers community that Iranian trade unionist, Soheil Arabi, an anarcho-syndicalist prisoner, began a hunger strike in the infamous Evin prison north of Tehran on Friday September 20th. Soheil is protesting … Continue reading

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They point their fingers at America: a reply on US strategy and false regionalisms

(For context: this is part of an ongoing discussion about leftist “anti-imperialist”/anti-American narratives. This is a response to an article called “False Regionalisms”, which is in turn partly a response to an earlier piece I’d written, and so on.) Introducing … Continue reading

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Cleansed of your bases and your trivial TV, we’ll be everything we used to be: a reply on anti-imperialism

Patrick Higgins, whose work I’ve examined before as a case study of a particularly distorted US-centric perspective, is now running a new series of articles intended at least in part as a response to my criticisms*. Since they are at … Continue reading

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Anti-war statement from Syrian and Iranian socialists

Without knowing a great deal about the backgrounds of the people involved, this statement from Syrian and Iranian socialists on the latest developments in the Syrian war seems like a good, strong statement on the basic principles we should be … Continue reading

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