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Letter from Iran

This is an article received from a reader of fifthinternational.org who is in Tehran, sent on the 21st June. We publish it here to provide eyewitness accounts of what is going on in Iran Read more...

Mass protests against election result in Iran - the time has come

Iran is gripped by a political crisis, reports Simon Hardy. Claims of rigged elections have spiralled into a mass popular movement on the streets, but is Mousavi the way forward?
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2009 Iran elections – no choice for workers and democrats.

Iranian presidential elections take place on 12 June. Zhaleh Sahand from Workers Power US argues that there is growing discontent and serious upheavals lie ahead Read more...

Why anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism

Israel's supporters, or Zionists, are increasingly pushed onto the defensive as the horrible reality of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians hits the headlines. Breaking the ceasefire in December, Israel brutally attacked the almost defenceless population of Gaza, killing 1,330 Palestinians and injuring 5,450 in 25 days. But Nat Silverstein believes Zionists have all but run out of justifications for Israeli war crimes, and as a result they wrongly argue that opposition to Israel means that you are anti-Semitic, i.e. racist against Jews. Read more...

How the clerics crushed the Iranian revolution

Was the defeat of the working class inevitable? No, argues Rebecca Anderson, it was because of the disastrous mistakes and betrayals of the various left-wing parties. Read more...

2009 Israeli election moving to the right... or the far right

Marcus Halaby looks at the results of the Israeli elections, which will only create a right wing, conservative government. Read more...

Once more Israel failed to crush the Palestinian resistance in Gaza!

The Israeli onslaught in the Gaza strip has ended, after weeks of heroic resistance from the Palestinians and massive protests and demonstrations across the world. Read more...

Israel's proposed "ceasefire" is a lie designed to confuse and destabilise opposition

Today Israel and Hamas announced separate unilateral "ceasefires", despite the rather confusing headlines of some news agencies. Read more...

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