UK: ‘Solidarity with protests by working people in Iran!’

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
UK: ‘Solidarity with protests by working people in Iran!’

MANCHESTER, England — “Three times in two years, Iranian workers and students have taken to the streets to protest the government’s military intervention abroad and its attacks on living standards,” Pete Clifford, with megaphone, told passersby as he and Hugo…


Iraqi workers, youth protest attacks by the gov’t, Tehran

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020

Deadly attacks by militias organized by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as well as by Iraqi security forces have failed to quell anti-government demonstrations in Iraq. “This protest movement is going strong and as long as our demands haven’t been answered,…


Capitalist rivalries in Mideast fuel expanding war in Libya

Vol. 83/No. 48 - December 30, 2019
Oil driller escorted by Turkish naval frigate in eastern Mediterranean Aug. 6. Rebel forces led by Khalifa Haftar, backed by Cairo, Paris and now Moscow, have besieged the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, armed by Turkey and Qatar, escalating oil-fueled civil war in Libya.

The escalating battle for control of Libya — and especially its vast oil and gas wealth — intensified Dec. 12. The yearslong conflict between rival forces in the east and the west of this north African country is being transformed…