Iranian forces shooting at faces and genitals of female protesters, medics say

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Deepa Parent and Ghoncheh Habibzadeh Iranian security forces are targeting women at anti-regime protests with shotgun fire to their faces, breasts and genitals, according to interviews with medics…

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Stymied by Protests, Iran Unleashes Its Wrath on Its Youth

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Farnaz Fassihi One girl, a 14-year-old, was incarcerated in an adult prison alongside drug offenders. A 16-year-old boy had his nose broken in detention after a beating by…

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Socialism is Dead; Long Live Socialism

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

سوسیا لیسم مرد؛ زنده باد سوسیالیسم Interview with Çiğdem Çidamlı This is an interview by the German group Kollektiv with the Turkish feminist activist and former member of…

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The Hijab as a Billboard for Islamist Propaganda

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Ibrahim Quraishi As the counter-revolutionary movement intensified for over five weeks in Iran, egregious State murders indeed transformed three young brave women by the names of Nika Shakarami,…

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Protests in Iran: a unique experience with global significance

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Mehdi Kia The protest movement in Iran, now in its sixth week and with no end in sight, is in many ways unusual. Its ability to maintain almost…

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Difficult Months Ahead: Why Israel is Afraid of the Lions’ Den

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Ramzy Baroud This headline in the Israeli newspaper, the Jerusalem Post, only tells part of the story: “The Lions’ Den, Other Palestinian Groups are Endless Headache for Israel, PA.” It…

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What we mean by the slogan “Woman, Life, Freedom”

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Ardeshir Mehrdad Woman, Life, Freedom (Zan, Zendegi Azadi) has become the main slogan of the uprising which began in September 2022 after the killing in custody of the…

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How Iran’s Hijab Protest Movement Became So Powerful

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Isaac Chotiner Last month, Iran’s morality police arrested Mahsa Amini, a twenty-two-year-old Kurdish Iranian who was visiting Tehran and apparently revealed some of her hair. She was sent…

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Even as Iranians Rise Up, Protests Worldwide Are Failing at Record Rates

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Max Fisher Mass protests, once a grave threat to even the fiercest autocrat, have plummeted in effectiveness, a study shows. Factors appear to include polarization, social media and…

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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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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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Poetry: Say, Gaza

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Linda Backiel He is turned, slightly,just a boy, in his own home.Say, Gaza. Someone took a photographin the ruin of what washis life. Black and white. Sharp shadows….

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From Tantura to Naqab: Israel’s Long Hidden Truths are Finally Revealed

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Ramzy Baroud A succession of events in recent weeks all point to the inescapable fact that nearly 75 years of Israel’s painstaking efforts aimed at hiding the truth…

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A Color Revolution or a Working-Class Uprising?: an Interview with Aynur Kurmanov on the Protests in Kazakhstan

Friday, January 7, 2022

Zanovo Media Today all post-Soviet mass-media and TV channels are riveted to the protests that suddenly engulfed Kazakhstan. To some they arouse hope, to others – horror and…

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Tunnel Vision: Israel’s multidimensional warfare

Monday, December 20, 2021

Eyal Weizman Now​ that Gaza’s perimeter is completely sealed – by fences on land and the Israeli navy at sea – the axis of conflict has turned 90…

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On Pgasus and Israel’s spyware industry

Friday, November 19, 2021

Edan Ring With​ the Covid infection rate soaring in spring last year, Naftali Bennett – Israel’s then defence minister, now its prime minister – came up with an…

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Ecological Leninism

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Adam Tooze on Andreas Malm’s post-pandemic climate politics The carbon clock is ticking. Governments and official agencies assure us that all will be well, that they can balance the…

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Political Islam and Democracy Crisis in North Africa

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Ramzy Baroud When the news circulated that Morocco’s leading political group, the Development and Justice Party (PJD), has been trounced in the latest elections, held in September, official…

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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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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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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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Ghosts in the Land

Friday, May 28, 2021

Adam Shatz on the war in Israel-Palestine On 21 May​  Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire after eleven days of fighting, but the days of ‘quiet’ – as the New…

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Stench of Zionist colonialism

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Moshé Machover The Zionist colonisation regime spreads a nauseating stench – literally. I am referring to an Israeli invention, appropriately named ‘Skunk’ and described as a “non-lethal weapon…

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Two Poems of Palestine by Rafeef Ziadeh

Monday, May 17, 2021

Her poem ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ – an impassioned attack on media misrepresentation of the Palestinian cause – went viral within days of its release. We teach life,…

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Why Israel won’t win in Gaza

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Maureen Clare Murphy Palestinian armed groups made good on their threats to strike Tel Aviv with unprecedented fire after Israel leveled a residential tower in Gaza on Tuesday….

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A Bit of Hope That Doesn’t Come from Miami

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Vijay Prashad After twenty years, the United States government – and the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) – will depart from Afghanistan. They said that…

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