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Iran
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Peyman Jafari: Election result revives hope in Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2358, jun 13 – side 8
Note: Millions of Iranians who yearn for justice and peace celebrated the spectacular victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential election. But warmongers in the West remain on a collision course.
 
Peyman Jafari + Jack Farmer: Making a stand with Iran's Green Movement
Socialist Review nr. 359, jun 11 – side 20
Note: In 2009 a mass movement was born in the streets of Iran, mobilising millions in opposition to the disputed re-election of President Ahmadinejad. Jack Farmer and Peyman Jafari spoke to author Hamid Dabashi about being an opponent of both the Iranian regime and Western imperialism.
 
Peyman Jafari: Crackdown in Iran could spark a new movement
Socialist Worker nr. 2241, mar 11 – side 2
Note: The revolutions in the Middle East have not only revealed the hypocrisy of Western governments—they have also demonstrated the double standards of Iran’s conservative leaders. While they have welcomed the protests outside Iran, they have stepped up the crackdown on their own pro-democracy opposition.
 
Viv Smith: Iran's revolution
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 10
Note: Iranian workers could have taken power when they overthrew their hated ruler, the Shah, in 1979 – but failings of the left helped to hand power to other forces.
 
Viv Smith: Iran’s protests show up the hypocrisy of the West
Socialist Worker nr. 2239, feb 11 – side 6
Note: Protests for change have erupted in Iran—and are facing government repression.
 
Morten Rasmussen: Oppositionen igen på gaden i Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 294, jan 10 – side 9
Note: Den store oppositionsbevægelse, der voksede ud af sommerens store protestester mod præsidentvalget i Iran, er igen på gaden. Dette til trods for den massive og brutale undertrykkelse, bevægelsen oplevede i sommer, hvor politi og militser masseanholdte, tævede og skød demonstranter.
 
Nima Soltanzadeh: Iran's movement is back on the streets
Socialist Worker nr. 2183, jan 10 – side 4
Note: The opposition movement that emerged after Iran’s presidential election last June has defied the government clampdown by using official events to organise mass demonstrations.
 
Iran protests break out again
Socialist Worker nr. 2181, dec 09 – side 2
Note: Protests against June’s disputed Iranian election results broke out again this week. Police and pro-government militias attacked students and broke up the protests on Monday with teargas and rubber bullets as political unrest continues.
 
Peyman Jafari: Rupture and revolt in Iran
International Socialism Journal nr. 124, okt 09 – side 95
Note: The fallout from the presidential election on 12 June 2009 precipitated the biggest political crisis in Iran since the 1979 Revolution.
 
Still taking to the streets in Iran (online only)
Socialist Worker nr. 2161, jul 09 
Note: More than 100,000 people took to the streets of Tehran on Friday of last week in the biggest show of defiance since a crackdown on mass protests against elections widely thought to be rigged.
 
Simon Assaf: Iranian movement defies state repression
Socialist Worker nr. 2160, jul 09 – side 4
Note: Pro-democracy protests in Iran have continued despite a bloody crackdown by the authorities. A protest strike closed down the city of Saqez, in the Kurdistan province, some 150 miles north of the capital Tehran on Tuesday of last week.
 
Iran crackdown continues
Socialist Worker nr. 2159, jul 09 – side 4
Note: The Iranian authorities have continued their repression of the popular movement that burst onto the streets following disputed presidential elections.
 
Peyman Jafari: Iran's new rebellion
Socialist Review nr. 338, jul 09 – side 15
Note: Iranians have taken to the streets as the divisions in the ruling class have sharpened into open conflict.
 
Simon Assaf: Behind Iran’s rising
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 8
Note: The Iran that emerged after its long and bloody war with Iraq in 1988 was not one envisoned by those who rose to power after the overthrow of the Shah in 1979.
 
Who’s who in Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 8
Note: Ayatollah Khomeini – Ali Khamenei – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Mohammad Khatami – Mir Hussein Mousavi – Hashemi Rafsanjani
 
Dominic Kavakeb: Protests bring a chance of change for Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 9
Note: The Iranian revolution of 1979 was a mass popular uprising. Some 30 years on, the Iranian people are again out on the streets in their millions.
 
Naz Massoumi: Iran: A vital moment for the movement
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 9
Note: Events in Iran are at a pivotal moment. This is a struggle over the legacy of the 1979 revolution.
 
Simon Assaf: Iran repression: a regime in crisis
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 16
Note: Iran is in the grip of a popular rebellion, the like of which has not been seen since the 1979 revolution.
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Simon Assaf: Workers’ action is key to the success of the Iranian movement
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 16
Note: The diversity of the movement in Iran reflects the different forces that have been drawn onto the streets.
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Simon Assaf: Iran og Vestens hykleri
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 6
Note: Der hænger en dyb skygge over alle begivenheder i Mellemøsten. I Iran kalder man det „den sultne ulv“. Imperialismen har været en så ødelæggende og magtfuld kraft, at mange, med rette, mistænker den for at have en finger med i alt hvad der foregår.
 
Simon Assaf: Iran – et regime i krise
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 7
Note: Iran er midt i et folkeligt oprør, hvis lige ikke er set siden 1979-revolutionen. Det begyndte som en protest mod påstået valgsvindel, men er nu blevet en bevægelse, der åbenbarer de dybe modsætninger i det iranske samfund.
 
Simon Assaf: Arbejderklassen er nøglen til succes i Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 7
Note: Forskelligheden i bevægelsen i Iran afspejler de forskellige kræfter, der er blevet trukket ud på gaden.
 
Folkemagt ryster Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 8
Note: En ny folkelig magt fejer hen over Iran. I en af de største massedemonstrationer, siden den USA-støttede shah blev væltet i 1979, gik omkring en million mennesker på gaden i hovedstaden Teheran for at protesteret mod et valg, som mange mener der er svindlet med.
 
Iran: Løgn, forræderi og bestikkelse er en central del af systemet
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 8
Note: Iran er et land hærget af korruption. Almindelige mennesker er nødt til at betale bestikkelse til politifolk og statsansatte. Små forretningsfolk og handlende må betale heftige „bonuser“ til embedsmænd for at få kontrakter.
 
Stop the War om krisen i Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 8
Note: Krisen, der udvikler sig i Iran, må ikke blive brugt som anledning til fornyet intervention fra USA’s eller Storbritanniens side i regionen eller til yderligere spændinger omkring Irans atomprogram.
 
Simin Mesgari: Iran: Undergrundsavisen „Khiaban“ („Gaden“): „Vi stoler på gaderne“
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 9
Note: Mousavi ved kun alt for godt, hvor dybt såret er. Han ved også, at hans grønne bandage kun er et førstehjælps-plaster på dette sår og ikke en kur.
 
Simon Assaf: Irans magthavere er splittede
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 9
Note: Valget i Iran og de masseprotester mod valgsvindel, der er fulgt efter det, har vist dybe splittelser i toppen af Irans herskende klasse.
 
People power rocks Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2156, jun 09 – side 1
Note: There is a new popular power sweeping Iran. In one of the biggest mass demonstrations since the toppling of the US-backed Shah in 1979, some one million people descended onto the streets of the capital Tehran to protest at an election widely seen as rigged.
 
Simon Assaf: Iran: Rulers divided as anger bursts onto the streets
Socialist Worker nr. 2156, jun 09 – side 6
Note: The elections in Iran, and the mass protests against fraud that followed, have revealed the deep divisions at the heart of Iran’s ruling class.
 
Lies, treachery and bribes at the heart of the Iranian system
Socialist Worker nr. 2156, jun 09 – side 6
Note: Iran is a country ravaged by corruption. Ordinary people have to pay bribes for services to policemen and state officials.
 
Chris Bambery: Iran: State was born in revolution
Socialist Worker nr. 2156, jun 09 – side 6
Note: The Islamic Republic of Iran was created by a mighty, popular revolution 30 years ago that overthrew the Shah.
This despotic monarch came to power in 1953 in a coup organised by the CIA and British intelligence.
 
Jørgen Lund: Revolutionen i Iran 1979: 30 år efter
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 286, feb 09 – side 12
Note: Den islamiske republik Iran fejrer 30-året for revolutionen, der afskaffede det gamle monarki, shah-dømmet, på en pervers måde: ved en henrettelsesbølge i januar måned.
 
Naz Massoumi: Iran: From Shah to Ayatollah
Socialist Review nr. 333, feb 09 – side 20
Note: With the failure of the "war on terror" has come an emboldened, increasingly influential Iran. But as world leaders look for ways to exert their authority on the country, Naz Massoumi looks at Iran's revolutionary history and its repeated rejection of imperialism.
 
Simon Basketter: Iran’s 1979 revolution
Socialist Worker nr. 2135, jan 09 – side 13
Note: Thirty years ago Iran’s revolt struck a blow against US imperialism and showed the power of workers in the Middle East.
 
Simon Assaf: US troops have Iran in their sights
Socialist Worker nr. 2112, aug 08 – side 16
Note: The US is planning to send tens of thousands of troops to Iraq’s border with Iran in a move that threatens to escalate tensions across the Middle East.
 
Alys Zaerin: Reviews – Film: Persepolis (Directors: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi)
Socialist Review nr. 325, maj 08 – side 33
Note: Persepolis is an animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels which trails the writer's life growing up in Iran during the revolutionary 1970s and the war-torn 1980s.
 
Alex Callinicos: Growing signals of US threat to Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2093, mar 08 – side 4
Note: Every anti-war activist should have a little gauge that measures, week by week, the risk of an attack by the US on Iran. Last week that gauge rose sharply.
 
John Rees + Naz Massoumi: Iranian activists appeal for an end to US threats
Socialist Worker nr. 2092, mar 08 – side 5
Note: Pro-reform movement journalist Isa Saharkhiz spoke to Naz Massoumi about the fight for democracy in Iran, while John Rees argues that only a strategy that puts the working class at the centre can bring liberation.
 
Naz Massoumi: Iran: Full interview with Isa Saharkhiz
Socialist Worker nr. 2092, mar 08 – side 5
Note: Isa Saharkhiz is a pro reform movement journalist and a political analyst in Iran. He is a member of the Association of Iranian Journalist (Syndicate) and a member of the Central Council of the Committee for Protect of Press Freedom. He is also a civil society and human rights activist.
 
Somalia, Lebanon, Iran: US ratchets up its global war
Socialist Worker nr. 2091, mar 08 – side 3
Note: The US is increasing its aggression against a number of countries as the “war on terror” spills over into new conflicts and tensions are heightened.
 
Dominic Kavakeb: Book review: Kasra Naji: Ahmadinejad
Socialist Review nr. 323, mar 08 – side 28
Note: Religious fundamentalist, anti-Semite, the new Hitler, tyrant, prophet, anti-imperialist are all descriptions that have been used to describe Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In this biography journalist Kasra Naji aims to unravel the truth about Iran's controversial leader by examining his past and his rise to power.
 
Naz Massoumi + Lindsey German: The "War on Terror": Is Iran next?
Socialist Review nr. 320, dec 07 – side 10
Note: With two disastrous wars under their belt, the desperate neocons in the White House are pushing for one more throw of the blood stained dice. Lindsey German looks at their plans for another regime change, while Naz Massoumi writes about the consequences of a potential US attack.
 
Simon Assaf: USA forbereder sig på at angribe Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 273, okt 07 – side 5
Note: USA planlægger en kæmpe propagandastorm for at gøde jorden for et kommende angreb på Iran.
 
Simon Assaf: US gearing up to attack Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2067, sep 07 – side 16
Note: The US is planning a huge propaganda blitz to prepare the ground for a strike on Iran,
 
Alex Callinicos: Attacking Iran – this genie will not go back in its bottle
Socialist Worker nr. 2065, aug 07 – side 4
Note: George Bush’s administration continues to try to tighten its vice around the Islamic Republican regime in Iran.
 
Iranian trade unionist kidnapped (online only)
Socialist Worker nr. 2059, jul 07 
Note: Mansour Osanloo, the President of the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed) was kidnapped on 10 July in Tehran, Iran by unknown assailants.
 
Naz Massoumi: Review: Persian proletariat
International Socialism Journal nr. 115, jul 07 – side 210
Note: Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian, Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War (Pluto, 2007), £17.99
 
Naz Massoumi: Iran: Teachers face repression
Socialist Worker nr. 2043, mar 07 – side 3
Note: Around 1,000 teachers were arrested in the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday of last week, as they gathered for what would have been their third protest outside Iran’s parliament in recent weeks.
 
Lene Junker: Nej til krig mod Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 266, mar 07 – side 11
Note: I 2002 lancerede Bush sin kampagne mod “Ondskabens Akse”. Iran var en af flere såkaldte “slyngelstater”, som udgjorde en trussel mod USA og dets allierede. Siden da har USA forsøgt at opbygge en international alliance mod Iran. Det er ikke lykkedes – kun Israel støtter aktivt USA, og det forlyder, at Israel er ved at forberede sig på at kunne bombe Irans atomanlæg.
 
Naz Massoumi: Alternative Iran
Socialist Review nr. 313, jan 07 – side 24
Note: Stereotypes of Iranian society see a cowed population dominated by "mad mullahs". Naz Massoumi takes a look at new books which challenge the myths.
 
Peyman Jafari: Book Review: Beneath the Lies
Socialist Review nr. 308, jul 06 – side 28
Note: 'Iran Today', Dilip Hiro, Politico's £9.99
For those of us who are terrified by the prospect of a new war that would turn Iran into another Iraq, this book is a refreshing antidote to the simplistic view of Iranian politics and society pictured in the mainstream.
 
Nels Peter Mortensen: Stop krigen mod Iran – før den starter
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 254, apr 06 – side 6
Note: USA og Storbritannien er på tærsklen til at starte en ny krig i Mellemøsten, på et endnu svagere grundlag, end krigen mod Irak.
 
Naz Massoumi: Bush’s hypocrisy over Iranian nuclear plans
Socialist Worker nr. 1987, feb 06 
Note: The anti-war movement must resist attempts by US warmongers to ratchet up the pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme, writes Naz Massoumi.
 
The drive for real democracy in the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 1962, aug 05 – side 8
Note: Leading economist Samir Amin joined activists to discuss the struggle for democracy in the Middle East at Marxism 2005. We reprint edited highlights of the meeting.
 
Elaheh Rostami Povey: Iran: Workers, women and the Islamic republic (Interview)
International Socialism Journal nr. 105, dec 04 – side 43
Note: Next on Bush's 'axis of evil' list is Iran. But what is life really like for workers and for women? Is it a near-totalitarian theocracy? Where did the new opposition movement come from and what do they stand for? Eleheh Rostami Povey answers these and many other questions in an interview that challenge widespread preconceptions.
 
Klaus B. Jensen: Iran: Oprør kan stoppe præstestyret og USA
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 216, jul 03 – side 10
Note: For tredje sommer i træk er iranske studenter gået til kamp mod det forhadte præstestyre.
 
Elaheh Rostami Povey: News Review: Iran: Next in Line for Regime Change?
Socialist Review nr. 276, jul 03 – side 4
Note: The student protests in Iran in June were part of the pro- democracy movement, involving secular and religious women, workers, student and the youth, which has been evolving since the early 1990s.
 
Mikkel Birk Jespersen: Iran 1979: Den tabte arbejderrevolution
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 215, jun 03 – side 9
Note: Overalt i Mellemøsten har USA’s krig mod Irak medført omfattende protester som også har rettet sig mod de lokale regimer. Millioner har demonstreret, studerende har strejket og der har været kampe med politiet. Dette rejser spørgsmålet om revolution i Mellemøsten – hvordan vil det komme til at foregå? Vil arbejderne kunne tage magten?
 
Poul Erik Kristensen: Uro i Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 198, nov 01 – side 4
Note: Da Iran i slutningen af oktober tabte en VM-kvalifikationskamp i fodbold mod De Forenede Arabiske Emirater, udbrød der kæmpe-demonstrationer i Irans hovedstad, Teheran.
 
Jesper Høi Kanne: Iran: Vrede arbejdere og studenter i aktion
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 184, aug 00 – side 4
Note: Lørdag d. 8 juli var der massive protester i Teheran. Protesterne markerede 1 års dagen for de store demokratidemonstrationer.
 
Iran: Folkets valg
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 181, mar 00 – side 4
Note: Irans folk ønsker ændringer.
 
Margit Johansen: Iran: Studenter kæmper for demokrati
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 174, aug 99 – side 4
Note: Sidst i juli var der kæmpe studenterdemonstrationer i Iran. Demonstrationerne startede som en protest mod lukningen af en reformvenlig avis.
 
Ivajlo Holm-Jensen: Den iranske revolution (1978-79)
Socialistisk Revy nr. 13, mar 99 – side 19
Note: I forbindelse med tyveåret for Shahens fald i Iran beskriver Ivajlo Holm-Jensen, hvordan det undertrykkende Shah-regime blev væltet af en arbejderrevolution og hvad, der kunne have været gjort for at undgå Khomeinis kontrarevolution.
 
Iran 1999 – regimet ved en korsvej
Socialistisk Revy nr. 13, mar 99 – side 21
Note: De nyligt afholdte lokalvalg i Iran var et klart nederlag for landets religiøse ledere. Optællinger, som endnu ikke er offentliggjort, tyder på, at tilhængere af den moderate præsident Khatami har vundet flertal over det meste af landet.
 
Kæmpe nederlag til Irans præstestyre
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 160, jun 97 – side 3
Note: Irans præstestyre var lammet over Mohammad Khatamis jordskredssejr ved præsidentvalget.
 
A class divided (Iran; interview Farhang Tabrizi)
Socialist Review nr. 118, mar 89 – side 12
Note: Ayatollah Khomeini's call to Salman Rushdie highlights the pressures on the Iranian leader. As Iran comes to terms with the aftermath of the Gulf war a power struggle has developed inside the country. SWR talks to Farhang Tabrizi, an Iranian revolutionary, about the tensions inside Iran.
 
Carsten Lorenzen: Fra shahens fald til Khomeini
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 38, mar 88 – side 7
Note: Den borgerlige presse fremstiller altid den Iranske revolution udelukkende som en Islamisk revolution med Khomeini og det reaktionære præsteskab i spidsen. Intet er mere forkert. Den Iranske revolution i 1979 var en folkelig revolution, hvor arbejderklassen spillede en afgørende rolle i Shahens fald.
 
Kaveh Payman: Brev fra Iran: Krigstræthed og øget modstand
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 11, aug 85 – side 1
Note: Uden advarsel går lyset pludselig ud, radioen annoncerer alarm. Håbløst utilstrækkeligt anti-luftskyts starter sin alarm og familier begiver sig på vej til »sikkerhedsrummene« – under trapper, i kældre, under køkkenborde.
 
Phil Marshall + Miriam Pouya: Mod kapital, Khomeini og koran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 11, aug 85 – side 6
Note: Religiøse fanatikere eller flygtninge – sådan kender den danske presse iranerne.
Men Iran er som alle andre lande et klassesamfund, hvor kapitalisterne trives på arbejderklassens bekostning. Efter revolutionen tog det islamiske præsteskab i samarbejde med borgerskabet magten, men arbejderklassen er nu på vej tilbage på den politiske arena.
 
Ahmad Darvish: Iran: Shaking up the regime
Socialist Review nr. 4, jul 78 – side 6
Note: For just under nine months now the regime in Iran has had to face the most widespread and determined campaign against it for fifteen years.
 

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