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Grounds for optimism

Solidarity with Iran needs a fight on two fronts

22 Mar 2007

Last week, tens of thousands of Iranian teachers went on strike, demanding an increase in their miserable wages and the resignation of the education minister. In Tehran over a thousand were arrested. Tina Becker also reports on the efforts of the Hands Off the People of Iran campaign to get more organisations involved

Braving death threats

15 Mar 2007

On February 26, the notorious Jihadist Ansar al-Islam group, based in Kurdistan/Iraq, sent a death threat to Iraqi socialist and women's rights activist Houzan Mahmoud, representative abroad of the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq. The email - imaginatively titled 'Kill' - reads: "With the permission of great god, we will kill you either in Iraq or in London by the middle of March, because you are campaigning against islam. You should be sent to god for punishment." Houzan spoke to the Weekly Worker about the threat and her campaigning work that has provoked it.

Confident beginning

01 Mar 2007

Hands Off the People of Iran had its official launch in Covent Garden following the February 24 anti-war demonstration. Anne Mc Shane reports

Mobilise the dispossessed

22 Feb 2007

Shanty town dwellers make up an ever increasing proportion of the population in the cities of the so-called third world. They have been used as the battering ram of counterrevolution, but this is not inevitable. They can be won by the left. This is an edited version of a speech delivered to Communist University 2006 by comrade Mehdi Kia and is entirely based on research done by Ardeshir Mehrdad - co-editor of Iran Bulletin - Middle East Forum. Comrade Mehrdad had previously presented the core of this research in two four-hour talks to the 2006 Socialist Forum. This article must not be reproduced in whole or in part

Not a mistake but a state crime

22 Feb 2007

Four years after the invasion, Iraq continues to sink deeper into the morass. Mike Macnair analyses the current situation

A strategy to finish the new American century

22 Feb 2007

A US in relative decline is striving to retain global hegemony, writes Nick Rogers. The latest threats against Iran emphasise once again the fragility of the current imperialist order and the urgency of communist organisation to oppose it

Will Tehran be next?

22 Feb 2007

Every day the media publish new information about plans for a military attack on Iran and, although many of these stories are simply recounting previous revelations, there is no doubt that the danger of (limited or extensive) military action by the US is now very real. Yassamine Mather reports

Soundtracks for the new American century

15 Feb 2007

Gordon Downie listened to BBC Radio's Three Composer of the week (John Adams), February 9

Black face for White House?

15 Feb 2007

'Official anti-racism' has provoked a dialogue over whether the US is ready for a black president. Martin Schreader examines the 'Obama phenomenon', which has caused such confusion among many on the left

Heads in the sand

15 Feb 2007

Yassamine Mather reports on the Stop the War Coalition's Scottish conference - which missed the opportunity to seriously discuss the question of Iran

Defend Iran's workers, not its rotten regime

08 Feb 2007

Over the last two weeks, although Iran is facing a major military attack, protests and demonstrations against harsh economic conditions have escalated within the country. Yassamine Mather reports

Kosova needs genuine self-determination

08 Feb 2007

Eddie Ford analyses the recent elections in Serbia and the plans for "limited independence" for Kosova

Against imperialist war, for Iran workers

18 Jan 2007

Yassamine Mather analyses the latest developments in Iran and takes a closer look at 'Campaign Iran'

AWL 'realists' raise their heads above the parapet

11 Jan 2007

Divisions emerge within the AWL over troop withdrawal

Bush ups the ante

11 Jan 2007

Differences over Iraq have been sharply debated in Washington between 'neocons' and 'realists', writes Mike Macnair. On a micro-scale this is paralleled in Britain by a debate within the Alliance for Workers' Liberty

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