Wednesday, June 13, 2018

What Are Iran’s Labor Protests/Strikes Demanding? What Are the Barriers to a Revolutionary Socialist Direction? What Kind of International Solidarity Is Needed?



Below is the text of Frieda Afary’s presentation to a group of international  labor activists on June 10, 2018.


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June 23 Los Angeles Panel on Solidarity with Iranian Labor, Feminist, Student & Environmental Protests



You are invited to a Panel Discussion:
Solidarity with Iranian Labor, Feminist, Student & Environmental Protests
Oppose Trump’s War Threats

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What Can U.S. Teacher Protests Learn from Iranian Teacher Protests?



At a time when the Trump administration is increasing sanctions and war threats against Iran,  a wave of teachers’ protests in the U.S. and Iran can create the possibility for international labor solidarity instead of militarist ideological brainwashing.  In this article,  I would like to offer  some details about the teachers’ protests in both countries,  ask what they have in common  and how U.S. teachers can learn from Iranian teachers’ demands.

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No to Trump’s, Netanyahu’s, Bin Salman’s Imperialist War Drive Against Iran. Support Progressive and Revolutionary Opposition to Iranian Regime


For Iran, the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Nuclear Agreement will mean crushing sanctions and  direct or continued indirect war declared by Israel and Saudi Arabia with U.S. support.   For the Middle East,  it will mean further destruction and regional  imperialist competition.   For the world, it will mean further division between the U.S. and the European Union  and further global imperialist competition.


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Review of Raoul Peck’s “Young Karl Marx”: A Must-See Film

Raoul Peck’s Young Karl Marx has succeeded in presenting a holistic view of the young Marx and his time that also speaks movingly to the problems of our time . . .  Three aspects stand out as unique:   I. Marx’s concept of organization;   II. Marx’s challenge to the French Anarchist thinker, Pierre Proudhon;   III.  The role of women.


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Oppose the Continuous and Deadly Repression of Palestinians in Gaza

These are not “confrontations” or “clashes” as the mainstream media and Western governments are saying. We are dealing with the deliberate crimes of an occupying, colonial and racist force against unarmed protesters.


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Open Letter from the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists to Iranian labor Unions

Currently, the military interventions of the Islamic Republic in the region and especially in Syria have become so deadly, and the possibility of military attacks from the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia against Iran have increased so much,  that the Iranian labor movement cannot take a step forward without declaring its open opposition to the militarism of the Iranian state and all these states.


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