Tag: Iran

  • Street Power: The Islamic Regime’s Worst Nightmare

    Street Power: The Islamic Regime’s Worst Nightmare

    Once, Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic, said that he would not “surrender to street challenges.” This was during the days of the Green Movement when the streets were filled with protesters, and the government’s response was an iron fist and the killing of protesters in the streets.…

  • Islamic regime’s Chessboard: Potential Presidential Candidates

    Islamic regime’s Chessboard:
    Potential Presidential Candidates

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is preparing for a presidential election on June 28, 2024, following the untimely death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. The governments of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and the Islamic Republic are both theocratic regimes. However, contrary to common perceptions, in certain aspects…

  • Iran’s Youth vs. Theocracy: Iran After death of Raisi

    Iran’s Youth vs. Theocracy:
    Iran After death of Raisi

    Raisi is dead. A killer of thousands of innocent people who were executed with just a few questions. Some of these questions were: Is the prisoner willing to condemn the Mojahedin organization and its leader? Is the prisoner loyal to the ideals of the Mojahedin organization? And for the leftist…

  • How Iran’s Political Prisoners Are Driven to Suicide

    How Iran’s Political Prisoners Are Driven to Suicide

    Dalia Andam, a 15-year-old Kurdish protester from Sanandaj, tragically ended her life after rejoining protests and receiving threats from law enforcement. On November 17, 2022, Dalia was shot with 25 pellets during a protest, further attacked later, and her family avoided hospitals for fear of arrest. She rejoined protests but,…

  • From Iran to Palestine: The Shared Path of Liberation and Feminist Resistance

    From Iran to Palestine:
    The Shared Path of Liberation and Feminist Resistance

    This discussion revolves around the challenges and advancements of the Women, Life, Freedom Movement in Iran, which is resisting oppressive measures by the regime, including gender oppression and increasing death sentences for protesters. The interview introduces a member of the Nasvan Revolutionary Committee, a secret women’s committee formed to address…

  • War on Women: Tracing Nazi Tactics in Tehran’s Streets

    War on Women:
    Tracing Nazi Tactics in Tehran’s Streets

    In an unprecedented regime resistance, Ali Khamenei the leader of Islamic regime in Iran introduced “Political Haram,” linking religious law with politics to fortify the ideological foundation of Iran’s regime. This ideological maneuver targets especially women protesters, expanding the state’s repressive measures. The enforcement integrates religious prohibitions with political suppression,…

  • Rap as Rebellion: Toomaj Salehi’s Battle Against Oppression

    Rap as Rebellion:
    Toomaj Salehi’s Battle Against Oppression

    Toomaj Salehi, the most famous protest rapper in Iran, is a mechanical engineer and a lathe worker who has spent his salary and even his motorbike on creating his songs in protest against the regime. He says he is not afraid and wants to spread his courage to others. In…

  • Theology of Terror: How Religion Fuels Genocide in Gaza

    Theology of Terror:
    How Religion Fuels Genocide in Gaza

    When 100 days had passed since Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, Abu Ubaida (Hudhayfah Kahlout), the spokesman for Hamas’s military wing, spoke in a televised message about the reasons for the “Al-Aqsa Storm” operation. One of these reasons was forgotten among the many news reports and…

  • Voices of Dissent: Iranian Leftist Parties Condemn Militarism and Imperialism

    Voices of Dissent: Iranian Leftist Parties Condemn Militarism and Imperialism

    Iranian leftist and communist organizations collectively condemn militarism, asserting the current Iran-Israel conflict benefits only the ruling regimes and imperialistic powers. They urge activism against war and oppression, associating increased hostilities with Iran’s attempts to distract from its domestic issues. Highlighting warmongering policies as a detriment to the Iranian populace…

  • Palestine: Solidarity without Blind Spots

    Palestine: Solidarity without Blind Spots

    Marx’s analysis links primitive accumulation of capital and colonialism as two pillars of capitalist expansion, involving violent expropriation and exploitation tied to colonial ventures. This historical critique aligns with contemporary leftist debates in places like Greece, where the left grapples with anti-imperialist narratives and the ethical implications of alliances and…

  • Class Conflict and Redefining Socialism

    Class Conflict and Redefining Socialism

    The Islamic Republic is facing a crisis of hegemony; its political, economic, and cultural dominance is diminishing amidst internal discontent and defiance, particularly from the “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement. In contrast, Turkey exemplifies the decline of political Islam in a less autocratic context. Historical communism’s struggles inform current leftist nationalism…

  • Foucault, Iran Revolution, and the Question of Orientalism

    Foucault, Iran Revolution,
    and the Question of Orientalism

    After several decades, we think that Western intellectuals in 1979 were mistaken about the Iranian Revolution, or, at best, were deceived by the words and behavior of Islamist who oppressed the revolutionaries and the “tricks” of the their leaders. But this is true? Can we add that these were intellectuals…