Protests spread as Iran rulers admit they lied, shot down plane

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

Thousands of working people, students and others joined protests in at least a dozen cities across Iran as outrage mounted over the government’s attempted cover-up of their missile attack that brought down a Ukrainian passenger aircraft in which all 176…


US hands off Iran, Iraq! Get out of the Mideast!

‘For immediate withdrawal of US troops from Mideast’
Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Jan. 4 Chicago protest, one of over 70 in U.S. demanding Washington get out of Middle East.

The following corrected statement was issued Jan. 10 by Naomi Craine, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Illinois. The Socialist Workers Party condemns Washington’s military action killing Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani; Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a leader of the…


SWP advances working-class fight to bring troops home

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Protest in New York Jan. 4, part of national weekend of demonstrations calling for “U.S. out of the Middle East.” SWP supporters joined in, advancing working-class road forward.

The Socialist Workers Party calls for the immediate, unconditional and total withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the Middle East,” Ned Measel, a member of the party in Louisville, Kentucky, told a rally of 50 people there Jan. 4. “The…


Protests hit killing of Iranian general

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Jan. 4 protest in New York City calling for US hands off Iran, US troops out of Middle East.

Tens of thousands have joined demonstrations across the U.S. and around the world against Washington’s Jan. 2 killing of Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Quds Force, demanding the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. troops and weaponry…


US hands off Iraq, Iran! Get out of the Middle East!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

Washington mounted airstrikes Dec. 29, targeting the Tehran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah militia, whose forces are part of Iraq’s military — hitting three sites in Iraq and two in Syria, killing at least 25 militia members.  Secretary of Defense Mark Esper warned…


Iraq uprising inspires art, culture in Tahrir Square

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

“Revolutions are the festivals of the oppressed and exploited,” V.I. Lenin, the Bolshevik leader of the victorious 1917 socialist revolution in Russia, noted. The flowering of art and literature, emblematic of the newly found sense of freedom that accompanies truly…


US gov’t weighs sending more troops into its Mideast wars

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

The administration of President Donald Trump is weighing a new deployment of thousands of troops and additional weaponry to the Middle East as it continues to battle for influence against the capitalist regime in Tehran. The Iranian rulers have taken…


Iraq upsurge continues, prime minister to resign

Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced his resignation Nov. 29 after nearly two months of mass anti-government protests have shaken the country. The youthful demonstrators are demanding an end to the effects of the economic crisis — joblessness, lack of…


Iran protests hit economic crisis, rulers Mideast wars

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019

Working people have joined anti-government demonstrations in some 100 cities and towns across Iran, protesting the Iranian rulers’ military intervention across the Mideast and the government’s doubling of fuel prices.  The actions take place as the political and economic crisis…


US rulers step up sanctions, tell Tehran to pull back in Mideast

Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019

After threatening military action against Iran, President Donald Trump announced Sept. 20 that the U.S. government was sending hundreds more troops to Saudi Arabia and tightening its sanctions on Tehran. It is increasing pressure on the Iranian rulers to enter…