Local people came out onto the streets
of Mashhad (Iran) recently, chanting slogans such as "The
economic mafia must be exposed" and "Incompetent
government, resign, resign" and wanted the Ahmadinejad
government to resign. Over 200 were arrested.
Despite the heavy presence of the Iranian
regime’s security forces at Tehran University today’s Students’ Day
commemoration went ahead as planned. Around 500 students and left-wing
activists took part in the event - with just 24 being arrested.
Walsh reviews new book by Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian (Published by Pluto
Press, www.plutobooks.com). The book
looks at the role played by the Iranian working class in past movements and the
role they are playing today. A compelling read.