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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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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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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The revolutionary ambitions of Iran’s Generation Z

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran Narges, a young Iranian protester, walks confidently through ranks of riot police on her way to work with long, black, wavy hair clearly on…

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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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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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اقتصاد سیاسی حجاب اجباری

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Political economy of compulsory hejab احمد فخیم Ahmad Fakhim سال‌هاست که راست ایرانی، مدام بر طبل این ادعا می‌کوبد که: «آزادی فردی روی دیگر سکه‌ی مالکیت شخصی یا مالکیت…

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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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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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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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More than ever, the struggle for justice unites the Middle East and the world

Monday, November 16, 2020

Jade Saab “A spectre is haunting Europe…” This is how Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels opened their Communist Manifesto, written on the eve of several uprisings on the continent…

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One year on, has Iraq’s anti-government protest movement changed the country?

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Alex MacDonald In the year since Iraqis took to the streets en masse to protest against unemployment, corruption, foreign interference and a creaking political system, the country has…

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Death by Stoning: Poem by Ziba Karbassi

Sunday, September 13, 2020

translated by Stephen Watts and Ziba Karbassi little morning starare you here withyour star-gaze gone?little wrenare you staying in the busheswhen you go to the skies?little silver coinare…

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Sweatshops and monopsony power – a review

Friday, July 17, 2020

Michael Roberts ME4Change has posted this article because the condition of garment workers in the UK city of Leicester is replicated throughout the Middle East and to underline…

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The Syrian Revolution: A History from Below

Friday, July 10, 2020

12 Webinars, June 20-August 5, 2020 Syria has been the focus of much regional and global attention following the massive eruption of popular revolt in mid-March 2011. The…

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Turkey’s Missing WPS Agenda and Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, July 3, 2020

Nisan Alıcı, Güley Bor, Güneş Daşlı By December 2012, when the peace process between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to end the decades-long armed…

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Iranian feminist political prisoner’s open letter defends Kurdish women political prisoners

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee Golrokh Iraee’s letter from inside the Varamin-Qarchak prison; the pressures on #Zeynab Jalalian continue. Zeinab Jalalian is one of the longest serving political prisoner in…

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Engels was right, class society and women’s oppression aren’t inevitable or irreversible

Monday, May 25, 2020

Elaine Graham-Leigh 200th anniversary of his birth, Elaine Graham-Leigh looks at Engels’ The Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State All page references are to the…

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جامعه‌ی ایران مدیون مقاومت‌ها و فعالیت‌های پیگیرانه‌ی زنان است

Saturday, March 14, 2020

هایده مغیثی در گفت‌وگو با مریم حسین‌خواه [این مصاحبه به مناسبت روز زن (۸ مارس) صورت گرفته است.] چهار دهه پس از استقرار حکومت اسلامی در ایران، حقوق…

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Four poems by Kajal Ahmad, translated from the Kurdish

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Were I a Martyr Trans. Darya Ali andAlana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse I want no flowers, no epoch of union, no dawn of disunion. I want no flowers for I…

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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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We Are The Majority; We Must Turn That Into Power

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flower Over the last decade, a national consensus has developed for a progressive left agenda on the economy, social services, the climate crisis and…

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The popular assemblies at the heart of the Chilean uprising

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Bree Busk More than fifty days have passed since the Chilean uprising burst into existence. For those living it on the ground, it feels like much longer. The…

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“A Free Country Needs Free Women”—Interview About Palestinian Women’s Protests

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Last Thursday, in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza, Haifa, and the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, more than 3,000 women took to the streets until late at night under the…

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Defend the women’s revolution in northeastern Syria

Friday, October 11, 2019

ROAR collective Since 2012, with the leading role of women, the people in North and East Syria have been building a social system that enables a peaceful, radical-democratic,…

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Feminists on the front lines of the Algerian uprising

Monday, September 9, 2019

Leïla Ouitis When in early February Algeria’s ailing octogenarian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his intention to run for the presidency for a fifth term, millions of Algerians took…

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