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15 January 2020

Renewed protests shake Iranian leaders

A wave of anger over what is seen as the regime's lying and incompetence - after the tragic downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet - has sparked off a third round of mass protests in Iran in just over three years.

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8 January 2020

Trump attacks Iran - London protest: We need workers' action against war and austerity

Socialist Party members responded to the call to oppose Trump's drone strike on Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and the ratcheting up to war on Saturday 4 January.

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27 November 2019

Regime's fuel price rise sparks massive protests across Iran

Iran has been shaken by a new nationwide wave of anger and protests after a sudden overnight government announcement that imposed a 50% fuel price rise on the cost of fuel.

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26 June 2019

Ratcheting up of Iran-US tensions

Neither imperialism nor regional powers offer a way forward for Middle East workers and poor

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6 February 2019

40 years since the Iranian revolution: Learning the lessons for today's new working-class struggles

Forty years ago a great revolution against a dictatorial monarchy was in progress in Iran. Recalling those days still inspires us: scenes of comradeship despite the shortages due to long days of nationwide strikes, initiatives by ordinary people to run their communities and workplaces

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5 December 2018

Workers defy brutal Iran regime

Thousands of sugar cane workers at Haft Tapeh in Khuzestan province, south Iran, have been on strike since 5 November

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28 November 2018

Workers at the forefront of the new wave of protests in Iran

The Iranian economy is in freefall, and the Iranian working class is the main target of this slump. Prices of staples are increasing day by day.

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25 January 2018

Southampton Socialist Party: Solidarity with the revolt of workers and youth in Iran

Mass revolts across Iran in protest at price increases and government corruption raised demands for the end of the regime, writes Room 1101 at the Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, Southampton SO17 1BF.

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10 January 2018

Movement challenges Iranian regime

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.

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13 May 2015

Iran: free all political prisoners

On 1 May the Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI) and the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers organised a picket of the Iranian embassy to highlight the plights of labour activists and political prisoners

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21 April 2015

May Day support for jailed labour activists in Iran

Shiva Mahbobi reports on the plight of labour activists in Iran

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27 November 2013

Iran nuclear deal reflects changed world relations

The interim nuclear deal between Iran, the US, and other world powers has grabbed the world's attention

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18 September 2013

Oppositionists condemn murderous Iran regime

In the 25 years since the revolution against the Shah thousands of political prisoners have been massacred by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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13 June 2012

International day of support for political prisoners in Iran

On 20 June protests will be held across the world to demand an end to the imprisonment, torture and execution of innocent trade unionists, students and youth in Iran, writes Paul Gerrard.

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29 February 2012

Iran: Tensions with the US and its allies are ratcheted-up

Workers and poor must rely on their own strength to resist: War clouds are gathering, once again, over the Middle East. Heightening tensions over the last months between the US and its allies and Iran have seen covert assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists,...

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Iran revolution 2009

Iran revolution 2009

23 June 2009

Where now for the Iranian revolution?

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...

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One million protest in Iran

One million protest in Iran

17 June 2009

Iran - mass protests erupt

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.

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Mass demonstration in Tehran

Mass demonstration in Tehran

24 February 2009

Iran 1979: A revolution that was taken from the working class

IRANIAN PRESIDENT Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, recently addressed thousands of supporters at Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) Monument, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution - a revolution carried out by the working class that toppled a brutal western puppet, the Shah...

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22 October 2008

Persepolis, directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

Film review: Based on a graphic novel memoir written by Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis is a treat. An animated film, it is unlike anything I've ever seen before, mainly, but not entirely, in black and white and very...

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