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May Day Demands

Iran’s workers will once again use May Day to remind the religious state and ‘reformist’ Islamists alike of their power, writes Yassamine Mather As May Day approaches, Iranian workers are preparing demonstrations in Tehran and other major cities. Over the … Continue reading

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Show trials and apologetics

Just as Iranian ex-leftwingers in the west call for reconciliation between the two wings of the Islamic regime, the ruling faction clamps down on its rivals. Yassamine Mather reports The Stalinist show trial of Saturday August 1 – when a … Continue reading

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Iran: le debut de la fin

French translation of Yassamine Mather’s article ‘The Beginning of the End’ on the Carre Rouge website.

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Protest at Tehran University

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Defying the stringent security measures taken by the regime, large crowds gathered outside Tehran Uni today. From what we can gather, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s ‘Friday Prayers’ speech sought to avoid controversy as much as possible, but he did keep referring … Continue reading

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More pictures from July 9/18 Tir

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A Different Regime

Through his election coup Ahmadinejad has initiated a military-style government, argues Mehdi Kia The Islamic regime in Iran has entered an irreversible turning point. In the first instance, on the morning of June 13 2009 it was fundamentally different from … Continue reading

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Beginning of the End by Yassamine Mather

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Ayatollah Khamenei’s June 19 speech reminded many Iranians of some of the utterances of the shah in the last months of his rule: former president and current chairman of the ‘assembly of experts’ Ali Akbar Rafsanjani cannot be corrupt – … Continue reading

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From the hospital workers' strike

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“من پزشک هستم و در بیمارستان رسول اکرم در خیابان ستارخان مشغول به کارم. دیروز تعداد 38 نفر به دلیل اصابت گلوله در اورژانس بیمارستان ما پذیرفته شدند که 10 نفر آنها کشته و بقیه زخمی بودند. الگوی زخمها حاکی … Continue reading

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Basij and repression

A disturbing video of the repression of protestors: http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/iran/2009/06/090622_ag_ir88_vd_basij.shtml

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Defend the Iranian Students' movement

Manchester HOPI rally for imprisoned Iranian students - March 2009

The eruption of mass protest across Iran has saw Iran’s youth at the forefront of the struggle and have suffered greatly at the hands of the security forces. Below is a sample of what students and young people are facing … Continue reading

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