Protests continue in Iraq against interventions by Iran, Washington

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

After rocket attacks killed three U.S.-led coalition soldiers — two from the U.S. and one from the U.K. — at a U.S. military base in Iraq, Washington retaliated with airstrikes aimed at Tehran-backed militia forces March 12. The Iraqi government…


Over a million Syrians forced to flee Idlib in face of regime’s offensive

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020

The Syrian dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad — backed by Moscow’s air power and Tehran-organized militias — continues its murderous bombardment of rebel fighters and civilians in the country’s Idlib province, with disastrous consequences for working people. Over a third of…


Eyewitness to Iran protests: ‘They lie, trample our rights’

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020
Sari, northern Iran, Nov. 16, 2019. Sparked by hikes in gas prices, protests mark growing unrest with regime’s expansionist military aims in region, taking big toll in soldiers’ lives and social needs of workers and farmers.

The following interview was conducted in December 2019 with a participant in one of the protests by workers and youth that spread across Iran’s cities, working-class suburbs and rural towns in mid-November. It was received by the Militant  in the…


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,…


‘Organize solidarity with protests by workers and youth across Iran’

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Protest in Tehran Jan. 13, in rebirth of nationwide popular mobilizations against Iranian regime’s interventions in the region and economic crisis bearing down on working people.

Socialist Workers Party candidates are urging working people in the U.S. to organize actions in solidarity with the struggles of fellow working people in Iran. Thousands have protested there this week, angered at the Iranian government’s cover-up of its Revolutionary…


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…


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 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…


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…