Putting two and two together

A new nuclear deal is now probably on the cards, says Yassamine Mather. But Iran’s conservatives, US Republicans and the Israeli government are fuming At a time when the western media is totally focussed on facts and fiction about Ukraine, we do not hear much about the Iran nuclear negotiations, even though a lot seems… Continue reading Putting two and two together

In the final round

Neither Russia nor China can afford to come to the rescue. Yassamine Mather shows that for Iran a great deal hangs on the results of the Vienna negotiations After months of discussion at the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action talks in Vienna, Iran’s minister of foreign affairs, Amir Abdollahian, admitted on January 24 that its… Continue reading In the final round

Dismal political failings

There can be no excuse for taking money and doing the bidding of neocons and reactionaries. Yassamine Mather savages the so-called ‘people’s tribunal’ which took place in London last week When Iranians ask me why the European and US left seems to have nothing to say about workers’ protests in Iran and at times appears… Continue reading Dismal political failings

Bitter fruit of imperialism

Islamist jihadism is a modern, not an ancient, phenomenon. Yassamine Mather looks at causes, social roots and terrible consequences In the aftermath of every Islamist terror attacks in America, Europe or the UK, such as the stabbing of Tory MP David Amess, we hear the ‘analysts’ and media pundits come up with the same nonsense… Continue reading Bitter fruit of imperialism

Honouring the victims

On October 9 a group of Iranian revolutionaries, now mainly based in North America and Europe, organised an online meeting to commemorate the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. Among the speakers were Yassamine Mather, Shahin Chitsaz and Mike Macnair In recent years – especially since the start of the nuclear confrontations/negotiations between Iran’s Islamic Republic… Continue reading Honouring the victims

Categorized as Solidarity

Meeting commemorating the massacre of political prisoners in the 1980’s

Solidarity with the people’s struggles in Iran Commemoration of the massacre of Iranian political prisoners during the 1980s & in 1988 Speakers: Shahin Chitsaz: Iran’s Islamic Republic fears the power of struggle and resistance of women political prisoners Mike Macnair: Why Iran’s Islamic Republic is not anti-imperialist Moshe Machover: Iran-Israel – Hot war / cold… Continue reading Meeting commemorating the massacre of political prisoners in the 1980’s

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Centrality of class independence

Khomeini and the clergy completely outmanoeuvred the left. But it need not have been that way. In his second and concluding article on the role of oil workers in the 1979 revolution, Peyman Jafari stresses the complex nature of ideology and class consciousness On January 12 1979, two weeks after the Oil Strikes Coordinating Committee… Continue reading Centrality of class independence

Surviving against all the odds

Why are the leaders of the Islamic Republic still looking so confident? The answer lies in the dismal failures of the global hegemon, argues Yassamine Mather The ceremonies marking the inauguration of the new Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, could not have come at a worse time for the country’s rulers. Despite Raisi’s repeated reassurances that… Continue reading Surviving against all the odds

Critique webinar in Persian

نشریه‌ی کریتیک Critique برگزار می‌کند:وبینار خوزستان در آینه‌ی اقتصاد سیاسی___________سخنرانان • اردشیر مهرداد (پژوهشگر و سردبیر پیشین ایران بولتن)• کاوه احسانی (پژوهشگر و استادیار دانشگاه دی‌پال)___________چهار‌شنبه 20 مردادماه، 11 اوتساعت 21 به وقت تهران، 18:30 به وقت اروپای مرکز___________برای حضور در وبینار در لینک زیر ثبت‌نام کنید: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_c2Z2yrD-RaqRMWcGwxgGzw

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The Imam, the strikers and the black, black oil

There are rich lessons for today in the experiences of the oil strikes of 1978. In the first of two articles Peyman Jafari charts the incredibly difficult struggle for organisation, hegemony and strategy “We are melting away,” lamented the shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, on December 26 1978 in a phone tap of a conversation with… Continue reading The Imam, the strikers and the black, black oil