Protests in Iran: interview with Ardeshir Mehrdad

Friday, January 31, 2020

Interviewer: Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen wild swings in protests in Iran: from the anti-regime protests before Soleimaini’s assassination, through the huge funeral mobilisations, to renewed…

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Map for a future Palestine, Israel: Trump’s ‘deal of the century’

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled new details of his long-touted plan to address the Israel-Palestine conflict. The 181-page document contained conceptual maps showing how Israel and…

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Trapped in Iran

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

I WAS PAYING my bill at the hotel when they came. There were seven of them, stiff and formal in plain-clothes. “Mr Pelham?” asked the shortest one and…

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Bedbugs, a poem by Eliza Griswold

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

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How Britain helped Iran’s Islamic regime destroy the left-wing opposition

Friday, January 24, 2020

Mark Curtis and Phil Miller The UK’s secret intelligence service, MI6, worked with the CIA to provide a list of alleged Soviet agents in Iran to Ayatollah Khomeini’s…

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Blundering into War: What Trump doesn’t know about Iran

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Patrick Cockburn At the time of his assassination, General Qasem Soleimani’s strat­egy in Iraq and other countries in the Middle East with large Shia populations had become counterproductive. He is…

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Turkey: Erdoğan’s new adventure in Libya

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Esen Uslu The ever increasing expansionist policies of Turkey have recently extended across the Mediterranean Sea and reached to the shores of North Africa. The Turkish bourgeoisie, especially…

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Lebanon: Clientelism and the Destruction of Ancient Water Systems in Saida

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Lyne Jabri An overview of the modern urban history of Saida, Lebanon, reveals that the biggest changes to the city occur during times of crisis. During such critical…

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The Embalming of Syria

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Edward Hunt The Syrian civil war, which has been raging since 2011, is one of the worst tragedies of the early twenty-first century. Approximately half a million people…

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بی‌خانمانی و پدیده تراژیک فرودستان حاشیه‌ای؛ از خانه تا خیابان

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

مرتضی دیّاری مقدمه مسئلۀ بی‌خانمانی و آثار فردی و اجتماعی آن، به عنوان یکی از مسائل اجتماعی ایران، از ابعاد مختلف قابل بررسی است. با گسترش این پدیده…

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Trump Administration declares US an Occupying Power in Iraq

Monday, January 13, 2020

Juan Cole The Iraqi prime minister Adil Abdulmahdi late last week requested a meeting with the US government to plan out the departure of US troops, which has…

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For a workers movement to stop US war on Iran

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Oakland Socialist The best – the only – way to build a successful movement against a US war on Iran is to build a workers movement that includes…

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Iraq’s Worst Fears Have Come True: a Proxy War on Its Doorstep

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Patrick Cockburn Iraqis have a well-honed instinct about approaching danger which stems from their grim experience during 40 years of crisis and war. Three months ago, I asked…

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Trump Unites Iran and Iraq . . . against the United States

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Juan Cole As is always the way with Western colonialists, Trump administration figures such as secretary of state Mike Pompeo gave it out on Friday that the people…

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