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Iran, Kurdistan and the left

How can we achieve principled communist unity in the Middle East? We spoke to Mohammad Reza Shalgouni, a member of the Organisation of Revolutionary Workers of Iran (Rahe Kargar) How do you see the current situation in the Middle East … Continue reading

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Method behind the madness

While the Saudi kingdom’s callous executions must be condemned, Yassamine Mather says Iran’s official protests are sheer hypocrisy It appears as if the new leaders of Saudi Arabia woke up on the first day of 2016 and thought, ‘How can … Continue reading

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The masses bear the brunt

John Kerry: to the deadline and beyond

Yassamine Mather assesses the latest extension of negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 powers On November 24, for the second time in a year, Iran and the 5+1 world powers failed to reach an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear programme, and … Continue reading

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Iran, Israel and Isis

Spreading like a cancer As the massacre in Gaza continues, time and time again the survivors of the conflict are heard on Middle Eastern and western media complaining about the leaders of Arab countries failing the Palestinian cause. In fact, … Continue reading

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Descent into regional chaos, horror and fragmentation

Last week, the leader of the Islamic state (formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis) appeared in Friday prayers in Mosul addressing Muslims worldwide. At least this is what his supporters claimed after a week when … Continue reading

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Iran: Arrogance and the supreme leader

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The sharp improvement in the relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic (and subsequently between the United Kingdom and Iran) has been remarkable – Washington is seriously considering military cooperation with Iran over the civil war in Iraq. … Continue reading

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Video: Who is Hassan Rouhani and what does his victory mean for the Iranian working class?

Yassamine Mather (chair, Hands Off the People of Iran) is interviewed by Mark Fischer (secretary, Hopi) Who is Hassan Rouhani and what does his victory mean for the Iranian working class? from Hands Off the People of Iran on Vimeo.

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Iran: Boycott sham elections

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Yassamine Mather advocates a boycott and stresses the need for regime change from below On May 22, the US moved closer to imposing a full trade embargo against Iran, as the Senate reaffirmed US support for Israel – should it … Continue reading

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Iran: Election farce exposes regime’s crisis

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The Iranian elections are a travesty Supporters and apologists of Iran’s Islamic Republic in Respect,1 Counterfire2 and the Socialist Workers Party3 have in the past told us that Iran is not a dictatorship. It has democratic elections to determine the … Continue reading

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Boycott the vetted election, not the mass protests!

Hashemi Rafsanjani: last-minute capitalist candidate

The Islamic republic is bitterly divided at the top and subject to crippling international sanctions. Yassamine Mather analyses the political situation in the run-up to the June 14 presidential poll (First published in the Weekly Worker) On the last available … Continue reading

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