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