Category: News & Analysis

Neoliberal Economics: The Plague of Iran’s Economy

The Iranian economy is mired in a deep recession. The real or productive sector of the economy is paralyzed, largely by out-of-control (and often illicit) imports that have replaced domestic production. Rent seeking, corruption and the looting of national resources […]

German Auto Giant Daimler Quits Iran, Citing U.S. Sanctions Threat

German auto giant Daimler halted its business activities in Iran hours after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to block any company operating in Iran from selling in the vast U.S. marketplace. “We have suspended our already limited activities in Iran […]

Minister Says Unemployment Will Skyrocket In Iran

As the first round of reimposed U.S. sanctions against Iran takes effect, the Iranian economy is taking a beating, and Iran’s leaders are expressing concern about maintaining social cohesion in the face of increasing economic pressures. Iran’s Minister of Cooperatives, […]

Iran & Sanctions: A Prelude to War?

Iran: Sanctions & War Dispatches From The Edge May 29, 2018 The question is: has the Trump administration already made a decision to go to war with Iran, similar to the determination of the Bush administration to invade Iraq in […]

IRAN – Water crisis escalates as protests in towns grow

Morning Star reports, Thursday 19 July 2018 WATER shortages are becoming a “political issue” in Iran, the left-wing Tudeh Party of Iran warned yesterday as protests across many towns and cities continue to grow. International secretary, Navid Shomali, told the […]

Bolton, MEK and Trump Iran Strategy

There are growing indications that the Trump administration plans to use the Mojahedin-e Khalq (People’s Mojahedin of Iran, or MEK) as a key element in its strategy to destabilize Iran preparatory to regime change. On June 30 Trump’s personal lawyer […]

Iran & Sanctions: A Prelude to War?

May 29, 2018 The question is: has the Trump administration already made a decision to go to war with Iran, similar to the determination of the Bush administration to invade Iraq in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks on New […]

Iran: Teachers’ Rights Advocate Mohammad Habibi Still In Detention

Mohammad Habibi, a member of the board of directors of the Teacher’s Trade Association of Tehran who was beaten and arrested on May 10 Tehran’s teachers gathering, has been held in the Great Tehran Penitentiary without access to legal representation. […]

A jailed trade union leader is on hunger strike in Iran. Help us secure his release

The TUC is demanding the immediate release of Esmail Adbi, jailed by the Iranian regime for defending workers’ rights. The TUC is supporting an Amnesty International campaign for the immediate release of jailed Iranian teacher and trade union leader Esmail […]

Iranian Teachers Jailed, Shackled After Peaceful Protest

Retired and active Iranian teachers demonstrate outside Tehran’s planning & budget office, May 10, 2018, to demand greater government funding for education. In this image protesters hold a sign advocating free education for Iranian children. Iranian security forces later broke […]