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War on terror spreads to Yemen

Following the aborted suicide bombing of a US flight in December 2009, the USA, claiming that the plot originated in Yemen, has been escalating its intervention into that country. US military 'aid' to Yemen has gone from $0 to $70M dollars, and that is set to double this year. Read more...

Yemen, underdeveloped by global capitalism

With the world's eyes focused on Haiti, where a natural disaster has been grossly magnified by years of imperialist-inflicted poverty, it is fitting to look at another state where US interference threatens to unleash social catastrophe - Yemen. Read more...

سرکوب های اخیر در ایران انعکاسی از بحران موجود در رژیم

امیدهای زیادی در داخل ایران وجود دارد که روزهای پایانی رژیم فرا رسیده است. اعتراضات خیابانی با خشونت پلیس و سربازان اسلامی روبرو می شود. اما در بین حاکمان داخل حکومت بر سر شیوه و مسیر ادامه اختلاف وجود دارد. Read more...

Iran; latest repression reflects a regime in crisis

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There is hope in Iran that the days of the regime are numbered. On the streets the protests are met with violence from the police and the Islamist militias. But in the government the ruling powers are split - what is the way forward? Read more...

Palestine must be free

A year after Israel bombarded Gaza, Kam Kumar looks at the continuing siege of Palestinians. Read more...

اعتراضات دانشجویی ایرانیان با حمله پلیس مواجه شد.

اعتراضات دانشجویان ایران با واکنش بسیار خشن پلیس و سپاه پاسداران مواجه گشت. Read more...

Iranian student protests attacked by the police

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Student protests in Iran have met with serious violence by the police and Revolutionary Guard. Read more...

The tragedy of the Iranian Revolution – lessons for today

Thirty years ago a huge movement of workers and the poor overthrew the despised and hated dictatorship of the pro-American Shah of Iran. The mass workers’ uprising and the high level of organisation achieved in the revolution, illustrated the revolutionary socialist potential that existed in the situation. Jens-Hugo Nyberg looks at how the appalling betrayal of the mass struggle by the Stalinist leadership led to the formation of Iran’s reactionary theocratic state. Read more...

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