The events in Iran are coming fast and furious. Like a lot of comrades I am frustrated by the news coverage (the BBC further descends into yuck, yuck, yuck) and have been looking for what the formerly mighty Iranian working class has to say. Here are some English language websites that might shed some light on the situation.
Since I don’t speak Farsi and my knowledge of the Iranian left is pretty limited I have had difficulty navigating the world of Persian Marxism and the Iranian workers. I imply no political support of these sites or the organizations they represent. A few of them could be absolute nutters for all I know (or on the payroll of some dubious organizations), though most are obviously not.
Following the links is a talk from Belfast last year by Workers Left Unity member Torab Saleth on the history of the Iranian revolution and its aftermath (thoroughly Marxist, refreshingly straight forward and a great background to current events). Here are some sites in English in no particular order and with the above caveats:
and finally the blog Revolutionary Road by Saeed Valabaygi with updates by the minute.
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