A new book on Iran
has recently come out, Iran
on the brink, which is based on interviews with workers in Iran and which gives
a unique glimpse into the struggles and aspirations of the Iranian working
class. On March 6 at 6.30pm it will be launched at Housmans Bookshop in London.
Instead of listening to the advice of Baker and the Iraq Study Group to seek an exit strategy, Bush prefers to up the stakes, increasing the number of troops in Iraq and threatening both Syria and Iran. He is coming into conflict with the ruling class he is supposed to represent. Herein lies a potential political crisis of major proportions in the USA.
With slogans such as "Employment, employment, is our obvious right; job
security is our main demand" and "Unity, unity, workers, unity" Iranian workers came on the streets of Tehran on May Day. The workers from Qom were
walking at the front of the rally and carried a large placard with
"Temporary contracts must be revoked" and "End slavery" written on it.
the eve of the Iranian New Year [21 March] the job classification
system, one of the workers' demands in this company, was officially
implemented. Its coming into effect raises the company's workers' wages
by about 10 percent. We congratulate the workers of Iran Khodro on this
We received this brief report by the Workers' Action Committee (Iran) on a recent strike at the Iran Khodro car plant in Tehran. The production line in most halls came to a
halt and, with the slogan "Going on strike is the only way to act", the
strike took over the whole plant.
The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has made several anti-Semitic statements in the recent period, the latest being a denial that the Holocaust ever took place. Why has he come out with such incredible statements? Are his threats to attack Israel real? Or do they reflect the need to divert attention away from the real problems faced by the Iranian masses?