October 15, 2022 at 3:06 am #234564
A short expression of solidarity for the protests in Iran
However, for a deeper insight into the class relations within the Iran, this article from May explains much about the economic and political institutions of IranOctober 15, 2022 at 4:04 pm #234566MovimientoSocialistaParticipant
To remove one leader or one government to be replaced by another one is not a revolution. It is a protest to obtain reforms in a capitalist country, they had one similar to this one and several bourgeoise reforms were implemented, and then a theocratic government was establishedOctober 15, 2022 at 7:07 pm #234570
Perhaps rebellion or revolt would have been a better choice of words, MSOctober 23, 2022 at 8:55 pm #234871
A useful essay on the situation, mostly commentary from exile Iranians.
However, despite all the crocodile tears shed for the repression of the protests, the West continues to impose the most stringent sanctions and exacerbates the suffering of Iranian people.
“U.S. sanctions on Iran have impoverished ordinary people and strengthened the most repressive aspects of the regime,” notes Shams. “And the regime has responded to the economic pressure by implementing neoliberal reforms that further impoverish the people — and responding with bullets when they protest. As a result, the situation has become more militarized in Iran than ever before — and the constant U.S. threat of war provides the regime with a rationale to keep it that way.”
Shahshahani also calls attention to the political impact of U.S. sanctions for Iranian society. “Sanctions have negatively impacted civil society and women,” she says. “Iranian women leaders have come out strongly against the current ‘maximum pressure’ sanctions as they isolate civil society groups from international funding, impact socioeconomically vulnerable populations, and limit their political space for participation.”October 23, 2022 at 10:46 pm #234873MovimientoSocialistaParticipant
News and Letter, ICC, WSWS, RCPUSA, CPUSA have several members, correspondents and sympathizer who are from Iran, we have to expand our frontiers and contactsNovember 12, 2022 at 1:46 am #236038
An interview with an Iranian anarchist
Paul: What’s your perspective on the current regime? What’s your take on the Mullahs who took power following the 1979 revolution?
Comrade: My perspective is that they’ve been robbing the people and the land blind and holding life hostage for about forty-three years. And that it’s way overdue for them to go. And I think what they’re doing is also anti-Islamic, and it’s actually turning people away from Islam. Even the most devout families are now coming out against the regime; the mullahs hold zero legitimacy.November 14, 2022 at 1:51 am #236155
Nine weeks into anti-regime protests and Iranians have kept up their protestsNovember 16, 2022 at 2:21 am #236267December 14, 2022 at 12:28 am #237889
Courts in Iran’s capital have handed prison terms of up to 10 years to 400 people arrested at anti-government protests, a judiciary official says.
Tehran’s prosecutor-general said 160 “rioters” were sentenced to between five and 10 years, 80 to between two and five years, and 160 to two years or less,
Another 70 were fined,January 8, 2023 at 12:48 am #239074
The repression persists
Iran hanged two men, Mohammad Mahdi Karami and Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, for killing a paramilitary force member in November.
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the director of Oslo-based group Iran Human Rights (IHR), said both men “were subjected to torture, sentenced after sham trials … without the minimum standards for due process”
The UN human rights office decried the executions, which it said followed “unfair trials based on forced confessions”. “We urge Iran to halt all executions,” it said
Since the beginning of the protest movement, courts have sentenced 14 people to death in connection with the demonstrations, based on official information.
Among those, four have been executed, two others have had their sentences confirmed by the supreme court, six are awaiting new trials and two others can appeal.
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