Mass protests against election result in Iran

Wed, 17/06/2009 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? Thirty years after the Iranian revolution, which saw the creation of the...

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. How was it that despite the vanguard role the Iranian working class, the left played in events...
The Larger Context of the 2009 Iranian Elections

The Larger Context of the 2009 Iranian Elections

June 16th, 2009 Much furore is being expressed by all sides, foreign and domestic, regarding the outcome of the 2009 Iranian presidential elections held on June 12. The rapid announcement of the total results in a mere few hours after the closing of the polls came as...

Why the Islamic Republic Has Survived

Obituaries for the Islamic Republic of Iran appeared even before it was born. In the hectic months of 1979—before the Islamic Republic had been officially declared—many Iranians as well as foreigners, academics as well as journalists, participants as well as...