International Left Should Stop Supporting Iran’s Islamic Regime!

-Appeal From Iranian Left/ 26 July 2009

......It must be understood that the Islamic regime's anti-imperialist stance is not coming from its progressive and contemporary vision, but from its reactionary, pre-capitalistic roots and tendencies. Its stance on women's rights (relegating 50% of the society to the second class citizen status), repression of the civil society, arbitrary arrest of journalists, closure of newspapers, clamping down and arrest, torture and execution of workers and labor activists, and suppression of national minorities, such as Kurds, Baluchies, Arabs, Turkmen and Azeries, is in stark contrast with the ideals of socialism and progress. Just this week, Iran hanged 13 Baluchies inside a prison..........

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