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23 June 2021
Ebrahim Raisi's election as president, openly described in Iran as 'engineered', revealed the regime's weak popular support.
9 September 2020
Since the beginning of August, Iran has seen more and more workers from different sectors follow the example of the Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers who went on strike on 14 June
22 July 2020
A brief attempt to intimidate the thousands of Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers who have been on strike since 14 June (see 'Haft Tappeh sugar cane factory workers return to strike action' on socialistworld.net) was pushed back
15 January 2020
On 11 January, Stop the War called a second demonstration in central London after the recent attacks in Iraq and Iran.
15 January 2020
A wave of anger over what is seen as the regime's lying and incompetence - after the tragic downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet - has sparked off a third round of mass protests in Iran in just over three years.
8 January 2020
Shockwaves went around the world at the news of Trump's decision to assassinate Suleimani
8 January 2020
Socialist Party members responded to the call to oppose Trump's drone strike on Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and the ratcheting up to war on Saturday 4 January.
27 November 2019
Iran has been shaken by a new nationwide wave of anger and protests after a sudden overnight government announcement that imposed a 50% fuel price rise on the cost of fuel.
25 September 2019
The drone missile attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia on 14 September threw more incendiary material into the volatility and instability of the Middle East.
26 June 2019
Neither imperialism nor regional powers offer a way forward for Middle East workers and poor
6 February 2019
Forty years ago a great revolution against a dictatorial monarchy was in progress in Iran. Recalling those days still inspires us: scenes of comradeship despite the shortages due to long days of nationwide strikes, initiatives by ordinary people to run their communities and workplaces
27 December 2018
Tories torn apart, French workers and youth in revolt, 'populism' on the rise... revolution in the air? Capitalist parties across the world are split in the teeth of mounting mass opposition.
5 December 2018
Thousands of sugar cane workers at Haft Tapeh in Khuzestan province, south Iran, have been on strike since 5 November
28 November 2018
The Iranian economy is in freefall, and the Iranian working class is the main target of this slump. Prices of staples are increasing day by day.
29 August 2018
Each year, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) - the international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated - hosts a summer school bringing together its members based throughout Europe and the world. Here, we carry a report written by Kevin Parslow, outlining the opening discussion on the worldwide crisis of capitalism and the development of the workers' and socialist movement internationally
30 May 2018
Walk out against Trump on 13 July!
15 May 2018
Around the world people have watched in horror at Trump's rejection of the deal with Iran and the unfolding violence perpetrated by the Israeli state forces against Palestinian protesters in Gaza - 60 were killed there on Monday 14th May alone, during protests against the moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
7 March 2018
Eastern Goutha, outside Damascus, is "hell on earth", according to United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres.
25 January 2018
Mass revolts across Iran in protest at price increases and government corruption raised demands for the end of the regime, writes Room 1101 at the Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, Southampton SO17 1BF.
10 January 2018
Sudden large scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the population have shown utter defiance of the regime. Young people in particular, facing unemployment estimated at between 25% and 40%, have been to the fore.
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