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  • Save Jamal Saberi from deportation to Iran 11 March 2010An appeal from WPI Jamal Saberi (Jalal Amanzadeh Nouei) was arrested on Thursday 4 March 2010 by the Japanese Immigration Bureau in Tokyo with the intention of deporting him to Iran. Mr. Jamal Saberi is a well known political opponent of the Islamic Republic of Iran and has been politically active for the last 18 years in ...
  • Joint Statement By 3 Iranian Unions 21 February 2010In a joint statement to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the international solidarity movement with the imprisoned workers of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company, that union and the Syndicate of Workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company and Free Union ...
  • The Active Participation Of Workers Is Necessary For Final Victory 12 January 2010The Iranian Revolutionary Marxists’ Tendency (IRMT) is the Iranian section of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT). Last year, IRMT spokespersn Maziar Razi published an open letter to the workers of Venezuela, admonishing the IMT’s Bolivarian hunk-of-the-moment President Hugo Chávez, for his support of Iranian President Ahmadinejad. Chávez has made a mistake. With his support for Ahmadinejad ...
  • Why Revolutionary Marxists should not support Islamic fundamentalists – Part Two 12 January 2010By Maziar Razi — reproduced from the website of the Iranian Revolutionary Marxist Tendency Chris Harman sides with reactionary Islamic Fundamentalists If Tony Cliff parts from the basic ideas of revolutionary Marxism and revises Trotsky’s permanent revolution, Chris Harman, by extending Tony Cliff’s deviation, sides with counter-revolutionary Islamic fundamentalists. This position potentially places the SWP leadership in ...
  • Why Revolutionary Marxists should not support Islamic fundamentalists – Part One 12 January 2010By Maziar Razi — reproduced from the website of the Iranian Revolutionary Marxist Tendency Introduction The question of Islamic fundamentalism has been one of the central tactical issues facing Marxists over the past few decades. In fact the origin of this dilemma and discussion dates back to three decades ago and the establishment of the Islamic Republic ...
  • PRC ‘Solidarity’ 12 January 2010Xinhua, the official organ of the nominally ‘Marxist’ People’s Republic of China (PRC) has published an article about the race riots in Calabria which calls migrant workers a ‘burden’ and further implies that they are responsible for crime in Italian cities. This is the Chinese Communist Party’s current line on worker solidarity. Only naive fools and ...
  • Fresh Concerns For Iranian Trade Union Leader 7 October 2009Deteriorating eye sight prompts fresh concern for the fate of Iranian trade union leader, says Unite Unite, together with Amnesty International, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the wider international trade union movement, has been actively campaigning for the release of Mansour Osanloo, the Iranian Bus Workers’ trade union leader, and his union deputy, Ebrahim ...
  • Sri Lankan Executions 25 August 2009Britain’s Channel4 News has broadcast video obtained from Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. The shocking footage shows what appears to be Sri Lankan government forces summarily executing bound, blindfolded and naked Tamil prisoners near Kilinochchi. There are many more bodies lying around, all of whom look to have been shot in the head. JDSL ...
  • Indefinite Detention 23 August 2009The Sri Lankan government’s propaganda attempts to shroud Sinalhese-supremacist genocide in a cloak of respectability by claiming ‘shared victory’ in the civil war for Sinhalese and Tamils, are exposed as cynical lies by the continuing detention of Tamils over three months after the ‘end’ of the war. Sampath Perera reports that the Sri Lankan goverment ...
  • The Globalised Network Of Misery 12 August 2009The ‘private security guard’ (or ‘mercenary’) arrested for killing two colleagues in Iraq is an appendage of the global immigration prison and enforcement network. Danny Fitzsimons is employed by ArmorGroup, which is a subsidiary of the multi-billion pound G4S ‘Securicor’ transnational. In Who Protects the Guards? The Facts behind G4S in Southern Africa (7.9MB pdf), it ...
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