Iran on fire: Once again, women are on the vanguard of transformative change

Thursday, September 29, 2022

On Sept. 16, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, died in Tehran, Iran, while in police custody. Amini was arrested by the Guidance Patrol, the morality squad…

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Head of Iran’s morality police reportedly suspended amid protests

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Patrick Wintour, Weronika Strzyżyńska and agencies The head of Iran’s morality police has reportedly been suspended from his post as protests swept across Iran for a third day…

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Europe’s efforts to hold Iranian officials accountable for their crime

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Hasti Aryana Rostami On July 14, a Swedish court convicted a former Iranian government official of war crimes, torture, and murder, sentencing him to life in prison for…

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Iran nuclear deal: yet another failure

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Yassamine Mather The saga of the Iran nuclear deal continued last week – this time with a change of venue. After the failure of weeks of negotiations in…

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Health system performance in Iran: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

GBD 2019 Iran Collaborators A report published in the medical Journal Lancet (April 6 2022) shows that sanctions imposed on Iran have had a major effect on population…

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Protesters in Iran shout down cleric amid anger over building collapse

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Protesters angry over a building collapse in south-west Iran that killed at least 31 people shouted down an emissary sent by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, prompting…

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Iran: Teachers protest over salary reform delays in more than 100 cities

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Thousands of teachers across Iran have taken to the streets in more than 100 cities to protest against a delay in salary and pension reforms, according to local…

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Iran nuclear deal and Israel’s factory of falshood

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Moshé Machover At the time of writing, the outcome of the Vienna talks about restoring the Iran nuclear deal – the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),…

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Iran nuclear deal: Sabotage, scientists, sanctions

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Soheil Behrang There are conflicting reports about the first round of negotiations between Iran’s Islamic Republic and the P5+1 – the United Nations security council’s five permanent members…

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Israel and Iran Broaden Cyberwar to Attack Civilian Targets

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman Millions of ordinary people in Iran and Israel recently found themselves caught in the crossfire of a cyberwar between their countries. In Tehran,…

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Honouring the victims of mass executions

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

On October 9 a group of Iranian revolutionaries, now mainly based in North America and Europe, organised an online meeting to commemorate the 1988 massacre of political prisoners….

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Dispossession, proletarianization and the uprising of dispossessed Arabs in Iran’s Khuzestan province

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Ardeshir Mehrdad Soon after the election of Raisi as new President of Iran with a historically low turnout, Iran faced a widespread wave of protests and strikes. The…

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Chopin or Paganini, a poem

Sunday, September 5, 2021

By Majid Naficy I ask for ChopinBut Alexa plays PaganiniWith his fast violin. She does not know that I’d likeTo sit by a qanat creekAnd watch tiny fishComing…

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سلب‌مالکیت، پرولتریزه‌شدن و خیزش‌های فرودستان عرب خوزستان

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Ardeshir Mehrdad Ardeshir Mehrdad argues that the recent protests by the Arab population of Khuzestan province of Iran was not only the result of ethnic-national discrimination suffered by…

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Iran: The Imam, the strikers and the black, black oil

Monday, August 9, 2021

Peyman Jafari “We are melting away,” lamented the shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, on December 26 1978 in a phone tap of a conversation with his advisor and former…

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Reflections on the State of Democracy in Iran after the 2021 Elections: An Elegy for the Voting Non-Voter

Monday, August 2, 2021

Shervin Malekzadeh SpongeBob SquarePants showed up on the boulevard halfway to midnight, almost two hours after state officials confirmed Hassan Rouhani as the seventh President of the Islamic Republic…

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Iran accused of using ‘unlawful force’ against water protesters

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Middle East Eye staff Iran is using unlawful and excessive force in a crackdown against protests over water shortages in its oil-rich but arid southwestern Khuzestan province, international…

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Struggles in Iran – Another response

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

We published a letter we received from comrades Iman Ganji and Jose Rosales on the current strikes in Iran. We asked them how these strikes related to the…

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Petrochemical workers in Iran strike over pay and conditions

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Jean Shaoul Petrochemical workers across Iran have been waging strikes since June 19 to demand higher pay, the payment of back wages, the elimination of intermediary contractors and…

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Iran Clears Way for Hard-line Judiciary Chief to Become President

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Farnaz Fassihi Candidates in Iran’s presidential elections have always been strictly vetted, and those deemed insufficiently loyal to the Islamic Revolution were disqualified. Within those limits, contenders held…

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Iran’s Presidential Election: Electioneering without candidates

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Yassamine Mather Iran’s presidential elections will be held on June 18 and so far it is not clear who will be the candidates proposed by the many Islamic…

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Poems by Mohammad Mokhtari

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Iranian writer, poet and left-wing activist, he was an active member of the Iranian Writers Association. He was murdered during the chain of extrajudicial murders of progressive intellectuals…

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Three Poem by Mehrdad Fallah

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Mehrdad Fallah comes from Northern Iran. He was born in 1960 in Fashoo Poshteh – “a small village . . . five fingers away from the Caspian”, as…

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The limits of guerillaism: interview with Mohammad Reza Shalguni

Monday, February 8, 2021

Mohamad Reza Shalgouni was a founder-member of the Organisation of Revolutionary Workers of Iran (Rahe Kargar). He spoke to Yassamine Mather about his strategic reassessment as a prisoner…

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Spiralling poverty in Iran adds to pressure on regime

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Najmeh Bozorgmehr This time last year, Mohammad could still just about afford fruit and chicken for his three children. But as US sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic have…

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Iran: Three waves of urban protest, 1992-2019

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Ardeshir Mehrdad Since the beginning of the 1990s, Iranian society has witnessed successive waves of protest movements. One could argue that it has been in a perpetual state…

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Iran: Three waves of urban protest (Farsi)

Friday, January 1, 2021

Ardeshir Mehrdad ME4Change summary of the article: The author analyses the three large waves of urban protests in Iran over the last three decades. The three waves differ…

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Gangsterism as Foreign Policy: Assassinations are Becoming the New Norm

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Patrick Cockburn I was in Israel on 4 November 1995 when a student named Yigal Amir assassinated the Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin as he left a peace…

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Death of courageous journalist of Middle East, Robert Fisk

Friday, November 13, 2020

Robert Fisk, a veteran Middle East correspondent for The Independent and the most celebrated journalist of his era, has died after an illness. He was 74. Fisk was…

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Iranian writers Association and PEN protest at imprisonment of writers and repression in Iran.

Friday, November 6, 2020

The protest by the Iranian Writers Association in Exile and Iranian PEN Association in Exile against the arrest and long prison sentence by the Islamic Republic on three…

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