The Ominous Ramifications of the Tehran Summit and the Sochi Agreement Between Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iran

After the summit held by  Rouhani, Putin and Erdogan in Tehran on September 7,  Iran launched an assault on the Kurds in Iran and Iraq.    Russia and Syria intensified their assaults on Idlib.   Later,  Putin and Erdogan met in Sochi, and  reached a comprehensive  agreement that was also  officially approved by Syria and Iran,  and warns of an ominous future for progressive struggles  in the whole Middle East region.

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Review of Rohini Hensman’s Indefensible: A Challenge to Pseudo-Anti-Imperialism

Are you are incensed by  the lies of so-called anti-imperialist leftists  who defend Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad?  Do you want to engage in international solidarity with struggles for democracy, social justice and revolutionary transformation in countries that have been plagued by imperialist intervention?  Then this book is a must read for you.

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Exposing the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) & Their “Alternative” to the Islamic Republic

Despite having a woman leader,  Maryam Rajavi,  and despite its claim to support women’s rights and labor rights,  the MEK is a militarist and deeply hierarchical organization/cult that has nothing to offer the Iranian masses but warmongering propaganda.   It stands for US military intervention and undemocratic values.

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Solidarity with Iranian Women Political Prisoners and Women Indicted for Opposing the Compulsory Hijab or for other Social Justice Activities

Below, the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists is providing short biographies of several of the most well-known feminist political prisoners, in order to heighten awareness of the important role of women in the current protest movement in Iran and to promote solidarity with Iranian feminist struggles, and the protest movement as a whole.

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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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