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15 January 2020
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.
8 January 2020
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.
27 November 2019
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.
26 June 2019
Neither imperialism nor regional powers offer a way forward for Middle East workers and poor
6 February 2019
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
5 December 2018
Thousands of sugar cane workers at Haft Tapeh in Khuzestan province, south Iran, have been on strike since 5 November
28 November 2018
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.
25 January 2018
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.
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.
13 May 2015
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
21 April 2015
Shiva Mahbobi reports on the plight of labour activists in Iran
27 November 2013
The interim nuclear deal between Iran, the US, and other world powers has grabbed the world's attention
18 September 2013
In the 25 years since the revolution against the Shah thousands of political prisoners have been massacred by the Islamic Republic of Iran
20 November 2012
13 June 2012
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.
29 February 2012
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,...
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.
24 February 2009
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...
22 October 2008
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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