IRAN: Protests Flare Against Government Resulting in Media Blackout

Photo: A motorcycle is set blaze during the ongoing protests in Iran By Jennifer Kelly Earlier this month on November 15, the Iranian government announced sharp increases to fuel prices and a fuel rationing plan which would limit purchases of fuel for private vehicles to 16 gallons per month. In response, hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets, blockading highways and destroying government … Continue reading IRAN: Protests Flare Against Government Resulting in Media Blackout

US Sanctions Against Iran will Fail

By Mike Talavera On June 21, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced a new round of economic sanctions against Iran, claiming the move was unrelated to Iran shooting down a Global Hawk spy drone the day before. The Trump administration has doubled down on its policy of economic intimidation to avoid military action in the region, but the influence of the rising imperialist countries, namely … Continue reading US Sanctions Against Iran will Fail

Yankee Imperialists Escalate Tensions with Iran

By Jakob Stein  On Wednesday the Trump administration ordered all non-emergency US government personnel be evacuated from the US embassy in Baghdad and US consulate in Erbil, citing unspecified threats from Iran. The threats are based on dubious intelligence reports that are reminiscent of the faulty information that US imperialists used as a justification for the military invasion of Iraq. The decision to withdraw personnel … Continue reading Yankee Imperialists Escalate Tensions with Iran