The Past, Present, and Future of the US-Iran Conflict

Photo: Iranians mourn the death of military commander Qasem Soleimani By Mike Talavera, with contributions from Kate LaBelle Last week, the US Senate passed an Iran War Powers resolution, a symbolic slap on the wrist for US President Donald Trump after his ordering of the January 2 US airstrike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Despite the Trump administration’s efforts to smooth over this assassination … Continue reading The Past, Present, and Future of the US-Iran Conflict

Iran Fires Missiles at Bases Housing US Personnel, Zero Deaths Reported

Photo: Still image of Iranian missile launch By Mike Talavera Hours before Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani’s body was laid to rest, Iran fired missiles at two military bases in Iraq which house US military personnel in what it claims was retaliation for the US assassination of Soleimani last week. “Last night, [the US was] given one slap,” Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said … Continue reading Iran Fires Missiles at Bases Housing US Personnel, Zero Deaths Reported

Iranian Parliament Declares US Troops “Terrorists” as Tensions Dial Up

Photo: Iranian Parliament votes to designate US military as “terrorists”  By Mike Talavera Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly passed a measure today which labels the US military as “terrorists” in response to the US assassination of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani last week. The move follows a series of rapid developments in the region over the past few days, holding the gaze of an anxious world … Continue reading Iranian Parliament Declares US Troops “Terrorists” as Tensions Dial Up

US Air Strike Kills Top Iranian Military Leader

Photo: Protesters in Iran carry pictures of the recently assassinated military leader Qasem Soleimani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei  By Mike Talavera Qasem Soleimani, a general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was leaving the Baghdad International Airport on Thursday when the car he was in exploded, killing him and two others. The Pentagon claimed responsibility for the airstrike soon after in the latest … Continue reading US Air Strike Kills Top Iranian Military Leader

IRAQ: Protesters Storm US Embassy in Response to Airstrikes

Photo: Protesters set fire to a reception area at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq By Jakob Stein 6,000 protesters who had been rallying outside of the US Embassy in Baghdad in retaliation to US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria over the weekend finally withdrew this morning. The protests included several Shia militias. During the protest, several dozen participants broke through the outer gates of … Continue reading IRAQ: Protesters Storm US Embassy in Response to Airstrikes

IRAK: El Gobierno Continúa con Medidas Severas Mientras el Número de Muertos Aumenta en Más de 300

Foto: Manifestantes en Irak hacen una barricada en un puente que conduce a uno de los puertos más grandes del país Este artículo es una traducción. Por Miriam Cordova Hace casi tres semanas que las fuerzas de seguridad iraquíes iniciaron una nueva campaña contra los manifestantes que dejó un mínimo de nueve muertos y otros 100 heridos. La nueva ola de represión del gobierno reaccionario … Continue reading IRAK: El Gobierno Continúa con Medidas Severas Mientras el Número de Muertos Aumenta en Más de 300

IRAQ: Government Continues Crackdown as Death Toll Rises Over 300

Photo: Protesters in Iraq barricade a bridge leading to one of the country’s largest ports By Miriam Cordova Over the weekend, Iraqi security forces initiated a new crackdown on protesters which left at least nine dead and another 100 injured. The new wave of repression from the reactionary government leaves a total of at least 300 dead and another 15,000 injured since the protests began … Continue reading IRAQ: Government Continues Crackdown as Death Toll Rises Over 300

IRAQ: Mass Protests Call For an End to US Puppet Government

Photo: Protesters in Iraq throw stones and bottles at an armored police vehicle By Jennifer Kelly For over a week, thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in a spontaneous movement across the country. Protesters initially demanded an end to the high rate of unemployment and rampant corruption as well as an improvement to social services like health care. These demands have since coalesced … Continue reading IRAQ: Mass Protests Call For an End to US Puppet Government

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