Escalating Threat of Direct U.S. War Against Iran: Is There A Way Out?

Stopping the ominous drive toward a direct U.S. war against Iran demands opposition both to U.S. imperialism and to the repressive Iranian regime.  It demands reaching out to labor, feminist, student and oppressed minority struggles in Iran and connecting them to labor, feminist and anti-racist struggles in the rest of the region and internationally.     It demands explaining the necessary relationship between capitalism and war, and showing what can be a humanist alternative to capitalism.

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Iranian Masses Crushed by Floods, Militarized State Capitalist Regime and U.S. Imperialist Sanctions

In this article,  I would like to examine the causes and catastrophic consequences of the current  floods in Iran.   This is a disaster brought about not simply by natural causes and mismanagement  but by the logic of capital in a repressive regime.  

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Statement of Solidarity on Venezuela – From Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists

March 25, 2019

The Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists would like to express its solidarity with the Venezuelan popular classes who are protesting against poverty and repression under the Maduro regime.   We  strongly oppose U.S. imperialist intervention  and its favored political figure, Juan Guaido’s efforts to take control of the genuine popular desire for a better life.  We  also strongly oppose Russia’s military aid to Maduro’s brutal rule and China’s support for it. 

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Free Iranian Labor Leaders, Jafar Azimzadeh and Parvin Mohammadi

The Free Union of Iranian Workers is unique in several ways.  It includes Parvin Mohammadi,  a woman, as one of its two leaders.   In its statements and analyses , it has opposed the Iranian regime’s militarism, military spending and has also opposed  both Iran’s state-controlled capitalism and private capitalists.   This union also strongly supports women’s rights and has defended the Girls of Revolution Avenue,  women who have taken off their scarves in public as a sign of protest.    

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New Round of Violence Against Iran’s Leftist Students and Journals: Free the Editors of Gam

As the new wave of nationwide labor strikes develop in Iran, leftist student continue to play a critical role in popularizing the voice and demands of the oppressed workers. Students have been at the forefront of challenging the state-imposed and rigid center-periphery relations that separated the urban middle class from historically and systematically dispossessed, national minority-based and undeveloped margins, areas where the new labor movement is currently arising from.

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