What Are Iran’s Labor Protests/Strikes Demanding? What Are the Barriers to a Revolutionary Socialist Direction? What Kind of International Solidarity Is Needed?

Below is the text of Frieda Afary’s presentation to a group of international  labor activists on June 10, 2018.

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What Can U.S. Teacher Protests Learn from Iranian Teacher Protests?

At a time when the Trump administration is increasing sanctions and war threats against Iran,  a wave of teachers’ protests in the U.S. and Iran can create the possibility for international labor solidarity instead of militarist ideological brainwashing.  In this article,  I would like to offer  some details about the teachers’ protests in both countries,  ask what they have in common  and how U.S. teachers can learn from Iranian teachers’ demands.

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No to Trump’s, Netanyahu’s, Bin Salman’s Imperialist War Drive Against Iran. Support Progressive and Revolutionary Opposition to Iranian Regime

For Iran, the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Nuclear Agreement will mean crushing sanctions and  direct or continued indirect war declared by Israel and Saudi Arabia with U.S. support.   For the Middle East,  it will mean further destruction and regional  imperialist competition.   For the world, it will mean further division between the U.S. and the European Union  and further global imperialist competition.

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Review of Raoul Peck’s “Young Karl Marx”: A Must-See Film

Raoul Peck’s Young Karl Marx has succeeded in presenting a holistic view of the young Marx and his time that also speaks movingly to the problems of our time . . .  Three aspects stand out as unique:   I. Marx’s concept of organization;   II. Marx’s challenge to the French Anarchist thinker, Pierre Proudhon;   III.  The role of women.

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