The new resistance in Iran

The new resistance in Iran

Ashley Smith of the International Socialist Organization interviews Frieda Afary source: https://socialistworker.org/2018/01/10/the-new-resistance-in-iran The new resistance in Iran January 10, 2018 Iranian workers and the poor, mostly teens and unemployed young...

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Iranian Revolutionary Upswing:  A Reader’s View

Iranian Revolutionary Upswing: A Reader’s View

Another noticeable difference is the presence of women in the front row and fighting the police and even leading the slogans.  And different from last time,  the uprising  has started mostly outside of the capital city of Tehran,  and instead  in  cities which have a...

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Reflections on the Growing Anti-Regime Protests in Iran

Reflections on the Growing Anti-Regime Protests in Iran

In comparison to the mass protests that arose in 2009 after the fraudulent presidential election, these protests are different in several important  respects:  1. They directly oppose poverty and  systemic corruption.  2.  They include the wide participation of the...

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Lebanon in the Crucible of Regional Conflict

Lebanon in the Crucible of Regional Conflict

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri recently threatened to resign and bring down the government, opening a new period of instability in a country that has recently had a sustained but fragile peace. In the weeks since the initial announcement, Hariri has reversed...

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Political Economy of Hezbollah:  A Book Review

Political Economy of Hezbollah: A Book Review

Hezbollah's role in the Lebanese government is being used as a pretext for Saudi Arabia and Israel --with U.S. backing-- to threaten Lebanon and Iran with war.    For those socialists who oppose the actions of all these states and want to express a principled anti-war...

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The Likely Winners in the Race to Rebuild Syria

The Likely Winners in the Race to Rebuild Syria

Daher argues that two ulterior motives underlie the Syrian government’s approach to reconstruction: Consolidating political and economic power within a narrow circle of Syrian elites connected to the ruling Assad family and quelling dissent in former opposition areas....

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Statement From Detainees in Homs Central Prison

Statement From Detainees in Homs Central Prison

More than 500 political prisoners in Homs Central Prison,  detained by the Syrian regime for participating in the Syrian revolution,   have issued a statement announcing that they have launched a hunger strike.  There are currently over 100,000 political prisoners in...

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