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From Behind Bars:
Analyzing Past Revolution to Shape a Revolutionary Future

Shahrokh Zamani, a revolutionary socialist and labor activist, faced imprisonment and mistreatment for his activism. He analyzed the 1979 revolution and the subsequent suppression of workers and revolutionaries. He emphasized the importance of organized resistance and the establishment of independent organizations for achieving freedom. Reflecting on past failures, he highlighted the need for revolutionary leadership, rejection of counter-revolutionary forces, and the formation of democratic governing bodies. He urged workers to unite and organize to resist capitalist oppression. Zamani’s writings serve as a call to action for workers and revolutionaries to learn from history and organize for a successful uprising.

Atomic Iran a Possible Fast Approaching Reality

Israel’s attack on Gaza seeks for greater goals than just its annexation to Israel. The objective of the ongoing genocide in Gaza is inline with the unbridled US invasion of Iraq in 1990. In the aftermath of the Soviet collapse, the US intended to establish itself as the world’s only superpower through the “shock and awe” atrocities in Iraq. Similar to NATO’s identity crisis in the post cold-war era till 2022, Israel endured an identity crisis.

The Aesthetics of the post-Aban Uprising

Here we talk about Marxist aesthetics, which does not examine a mechanical opposition of form and substance or the primacy of spirit over matter, and neither it examines the objective and subjective aspects of phenomena separate from each other; but, as a unique aesthetic, tries to examine the relationship between parts and the totality, the general and the particular features of things to make [these relationships] visible to those who cannot see it otherwise. For a better cognition of phenomena, we need a Kantian aesthetics of power of judgment. Therefore, in Marxist aesthetics, one can find traces of Kant’s idealistic aesthetics elaborated in his book the Critique of the Power of Judgment.

Thanks, but Iranian people don’t want a Zelensky!

The revolutionary rise of “Women, Life, Freedom” has resulted in opposition from workers, women activists, and young people seeking freedom and equality not just against the capitalist government, but also against the manufacturing pro-Western leaders and alternatives. The freedom and equality movement seeks nothing less than the end of capitalist rule and the achievement of happiness and freedom.

Voices of Iranian Educators:
Insights on Challenges and Demands

Rasool Bodaghi is a teacher and a member of the Union of Iranian Educators. Bodaghi has dedicated his life to improving modern education and ensuring that all Iranian children receive a quality, free, and equal education. In a recent note written from Evin prison, he spoke about the demands of teachers over the years and explained the reasons for the government’s repressive actions towards them.

The Workers’ Revolt: Labor’s Role in Iran’s Nationwide Uprisings

Why, after more than two months of protests, have nationwide strikes not yet occurred in Iran, and how do the demands of the current uprising for “women, life, freedom” align with those of the working class? To address these questions, we spoke with Parvin Mohammadi, the vice-chairman of the Independent Iranian Workers’ Union. With years of experience in the labor movement and a history of interrogations, arrests, and trials due to her activism, Mohammadi believes that “national labor strikes will happen, but on a different schedule, when this movement becomes wider and involves crowds of thousands in cities.”