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Iran's rulers divided as anger bursts onto the streets

16 June 2009
The elections in Iran, and the mass protests against fraud that followed, have revealed the deep divisions at the heart of Iran’s ruling class.

Double standards on racism as leaders pour scorn

21 April 2009
Western politicians and journalists were queuing up to denounce the speech delivered by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the United Nations anti-racism conference earlier this week.

Iran’s 1979 revolution

20 January 2009
The US government hates Iran. One reason for this is that when the Iranian people overthrew a brutal dictator in 1979 they also inflicted a massive blow to US imperialism in the Middle East.

Campaign against the deportation of Child M

16 September 2008
Child M (who can’t be named for legal reasons) is aged eight. He lives in Manchester with his mother, brother and sister.


12 August 2008
Persepolis is the cinematic adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel, which is based upon her life growing up in Iran.

US troops have Iran in their sights

29 July 2008
The US is planning to send tens of thousands of troops to Iraq’s border with Iran in a move that threatens to escalate tensions across the Middle East.

Gordon Brown says he is a friend of Israel

22 July 2008
Gordon Brown used an address to the Knesset – the Israeli parliament – earlier this week to make new threats against Iran and label those who oppose Israel as "antisemites".

Israel’s threat to Iran pressures US

08 July 2008
The US is so bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan that recent threats by Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear sites has sent waves of panic through the US military.

Don’t forget Iran

01 July 2008
The threat of George Bush authorising an attack on Iran remains a live one.

Israel's latest threat to drop bombs on Iran

24 June 2008
The dangers of a war on Iran moved one step closer last week as Israel conducted a "training mission" over the eastern Mediterranean sea.

Demonstrators defy the police to protest against George Bush’s visit

17 June 2008
The real aim of George Bush’s visit to Britain became clear on Monday when Gordon Brown announced more British troops for Afghanistan and "further sanctions" on Iran.

Tell George Bush: ‘Go to hell!’

10 June 2008
War criminal George Bush is coming to Britain as part of his "farewell tour" of Europe. And he brings with him plans for a new war on Iran and demands for more sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq.

US 'security accords' lay the groundwork for attack on Iran

10 June 2008
US 'security accords' lay the groundwork for attack on Iran

Persepolis: breathtaking animation, but not enough reality

22 April 2008
Persepolis is the cinematic adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel, which is based upon her life growing up in Iran.

Growing signals of US threat to Iran

18 March 2008
Every anti-war activist should have a little gauge that measures, week by week, the risk of an attack by the US on Iran. Last week that gauge rose sharply.

Iranian activists appeal for an end to US threats

11 March 2008
Isa Saharkhiz

Full interview with Isa Saharkhiz

11 March 2008
In the 1990s we witnessed the peak of the reform movement and the election of President Khatami. How would you compare the reform movement now, with that of the 1990s? What would you outline as the main factors that have held the movement back?

Iran: a new left is emerging on the campuses

12 February 2008
‘For students in Iran 7 December is an important date. It was on this day in 1953 that students staged mass protests in the University of Tehran at the visit of then US vice-president Richard Nixon.

World Against War events

29 January 2008
The World Against War Demonstrate 15 MarchTroops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Don’t attack Iran.Assemble 12 noon, Trafalgar Square, London. Called by the Stop the War Coalition, CND and BMI as part of a global protest.

Refugees left to rot in Calais

11 December 2007
Rejected by Britain, abandoned by France and adrift inside fortress Europe. The countries they fled from reads like a list of the battlegrounds in the "war of terror" – Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, Iraq, Kurdistan, Palestine, Somalia, Iran, Eritrea.

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