Political Analysis

‘Peace dividend’ for Iranian workers?

For many decades the Iranian regime has justified its repression of workers’ rights (as well as women, national and religious minorities, the youth, the disabled, LGBTQ people, writers, artists and the vast majority of the population) because of war, military skirmishes, diplomatic disputes and so on. (more…)

By |September 5th, 2016|Iran, Political Analysis, Workers' Struggles|Comments Off on ‘Peace dividend’ for Iranian workers?

Iranian regime considers unleashing capitalist exploitation in Free and Special Economic Zones

The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) is considering expanding the Free and Special Economic Zones and to exclude workers in them from its Labour Code’s limited safeguards.

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By |August 3rd, 2016|Iran, Political Analysis|Comments Off on Iranian regime considers unleashing capitalist exploitation in Free and Special Economic Zones

Support Iran’s resurgent workers

Since the nuclear deal between the Iranian regime and the imperialist powers was signed in July 2015 trade and diplomatic relations with the European powers have taken off. Deals signed so far are already worth billions of euros, including one for 118 Airbuses (€25bn). Now even the Americans are keen to trade with Iran’s dictatorship. Oil and gas, automotive, aerospace and companies from many other industries are planning to export and even start production in Iran. For example, Chevrolets are already being exported to Iran and General Motors is also planning to re-start the Chevrolet joint venture in Iran.

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By |May 9th, 2016|Campaigns, Iran, Political Analysis, Workers' Struggles|Comments Off on Support Iran’s resurgent workers

The sham elections and opening Iran for big business

A shorter version of this article appeared in Solidarity No. 397. (more…)

By |March 10th, 2016|Iran, Political Analysis|Comments Off on The sham elections and opening Iran for big business

Der Staatsmord von Shahrokh Zamani und die Bedeutung der Internationalen ArbeiterInnensolidarität

Am Sonntag, den 13. September, hat es das iranische Regime schlussendlich geschafft, den bekannten linken Gewerkschafter Shahrokh Zamani umzubringen, welcher ihnen ein Dorn im Auge war. Die Umstände seiner Gefangenschaft im Gefängnis von Karaj s Rajai Shahr nutzte der iranische kapitalistische Staat und ermordete Shahrokh in der Nacht.

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By |December 23rd, 2015|Campaigns, Deutsch, Iran, Political Analysis, Workers' Struggles|Comments Off on Der Staatsmord von Shahrokh Zamani und die Bedeutung der Internationalen ArbeiterInnensolidarität

Shahrokh Zamani’s State Murder and the Workers’ Movement’s Perspectives

A shorter version of this article was published in Convergences Révolutionnaires (Number 101: September-October 2015), the bi-monthly journal of the L’Etincelle (The Spark) faction in France.

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By |October 29th, 2015|Campaigns, Iran, Political Analysis, Workers' Struggles|Comments Off on Shahrokh Zamani’s State Murder and the Workers’ Movement’s Perspectives

Le meurtre d’État de Shahrokh Zamani et le mouvement ouvrier

This article was published in Convergences Révolutionnaires (Number 101: September-October 2015), the bi-monthly journal of the L’Etincelle (The Spark) faction in France. (more…)

By |October 28th, 2015|Campaigns, Français, Iran, Political Analysis, Workers' Struggles|Comments Off on Le meurtre d’État de Shahrokh Zamani et le mouvement ouvrier

Revolution and Counter-revolution in Iran: A Marxist View

Revolution and Counter-revolution in Iran was first published by “Socializm va Enghelab” (Socialism and Revolution) in 1984. (more…)

By |October 12th, 2015|Iran, Political Analysis|Comments Off on Revolution and Counter-revolution in Iran: A Marxist View

IRMT’s statement on the Mahabad events

The IRMT’s statement on the mass protests in Mahabad. (*)

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By |May 22nd, 2015|Political Analysis|Comments Off on IRMT’s statement on the Mahabad events

The new course of the EU, the nature of the Iranian regime and the working class

The following article by Maziar Razi was first published in July 2002, almost 13 years ago. It analyses the beginning of the process of detente between the imperialist powers, particularly the countries of the European Union at that time, and the Iranian regime.
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By |April 2nd, 2015|Iran, Political Analysis|Comments Off on The new course of the EU, the nature of the Iranian regime and the working class