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New edition of Iranian journal of the IMT is out!

Written by International Marxist Tendency Tuesday, 04 November 2014
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mobareze-18fpWe publish the latest edition of the Farsi journal of the IMT - Mobareze Tabaghati. In this edition you will find articles about the underlying tensions which are accumulating in Iran. We also take a look at the situation of the working class and its latest movments. There are also articles on Kobane as well as the 150th anniversary of the First International.

 

Iran: Nuclear Negotiations and the "Island of Stability"

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 14 October 2014
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Iran hunger 1 copy-thAs we get closer to the deadline for a deal on the nuclear negotiations, the question of “what now” is being asked by more and more people in Iran. The Rouhani government has bought itself time by turning the focus of the masses outwards to the nuclear negotiations, but sooner or later he will have to face the internal situation.

 

IMT Statement: Kobane threatened with massacre: Fight imperialism! Defend the Kurds!

Written by International Marxist Tendency Thursday, 09 October 2014
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rojava1The forces of ISIS are closing in on the besieged town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border. Thousands of terrified Kurds have fled to Turkey in a desperate attempt to bring supplies and reinforcements, but find themselves blocked by the Turkish army, which is preventing reinforcements, arms and supplies from crossing the frontier. While the rest of the world looks on, the people of Kobane are threatened with an unspeakable bloodbath.

   

Kobane: Hypocrisy of imperialism, complicity of Turkey and heroic struggle of the Kurdish People

Written by Erdal Kacar Wednesday, 08 October 2014
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kobaniThe struggle of the Kurdish forces of the YPG and YPJ that have been defending the town of Kobane against the onslaught of ISIS forces that outnumber and outgun them, has been nothing short of heroic. The fight for Kobane has been raging for more than three weeks and has intensified in the last few days as the Kurdish forces had to withdraw back into the centre of Kobane from their defensive positions outside the town. Reports are now coming in of intense urban fighting as the YPG and YPJ are resisting the advances of ISIS street by street.

 

Iraq: Against imperialism and fundamentalism

Written by Roberto Sarti Monday, 22 September 2014
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FA-18C Fighter Iraq Airstrikes August 7 2014-thIn a press conference on 28th August, US president Barack Obama openly admitted that he did not have a strategy yet to combat the jihadist ISIS group in Iraq and Syria. Obama’s confession reveals the impasse the US are facing with the new, explosive crisis provoked in the Middle East by the advance of ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

   

Obama backs Iraq bombing: No to imperialist intervention!

Written by Nathan Beesley and Adam Booth Friday, 15 August 2014
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isil 1-thIn clinical Psychology, déjà vu is defined as “the experience of perceiving a new situation as if it had occurred before. It is sometimes associated with exhaustion or certain types of mental disorder”.

 

Syria: Why is Assad Advancing?

Written by Mousa Ladqani Thursday, 31 July 2014
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Aleppo Citadel-thIn the Presidential elections held at the beginning of June, Assad was declared the winner with 88.7% of the vote. That is not surprising considering the nature of the regime. However, in spite of the fact that these were in no way “free” elections, and that many people could not vote as they were in refugee camps beyond the borders of the country, what emerged was that a significant section of the population is backing Assad. Why is this?

   

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