“Stand By the Oppressed & Say “No” to the Oppressors”; An Open Letter to Professor David Harvey

Download as PDF Dear professor Harvey, We are a number of socialist political and social activists, writing to share with you our concerns regarding your scheduled speech in Iran and urge you to cancel it. You have been invited to give a talk at the "Women & Urban Life Conference" from December 11th through December 12th in one of the most neoliberalized cities of the world, namely Tehran, in which public spaces are highly controlled by the state and widely privatized over the recent decade. The conference is organized not by a university or an academic association, or even a non-governmental or people-based organization, but rather by the Tehran Municipality and will be held at the International Center for Conferences in the Tehran Milad Tower, which is one of the ادامه‌ مطلب …

Im Einklang mit dem Aufschrei Palästinas am Nakba-Tag

(Der folgende Text wurde anlässlich der Nakba-Tag-Demonstration in Berlin geschrieben, und von einem Mitglied von "Praxis" auf der Demo vorgelesen) Palästina ist das pochende Herz der Welt der Unterdrückten, da es den Kampf nie aufgegeben hat. Palästina ist die Erscheinungsform des historischen gemeinsamen Ideals, das die Kämpfe der Völker der Welt verbindet. Am Palästina-Thema misst sich die Verpflichtung zum Menschsein; wo sich politische und ideologische Positionen offenbaren; weil ein Mittelweg unmöglich ist, wenn es um Palästina geht: Mensch stellt sich auf die Seite der Unterdrücker oder auf die der Unterdrückten, auf der Seite der Besatzer oder hinter Palästinas Kampf gegen die Besatzung, entweder unterstützen wir die koloniale, repressive und rassistische Regierung Israels in verschiedenen Formen und Ebenen oder wir unterstützen Palästinas Kampf gegen Imperialismus, Kolonialismus und Besatzung und nehmen an ادامه‌ مطلب …

In unison with the cry of Palestine on Nakba Day

(The text below was written for the Nakba Day demonstration in Berlin and was read by a member of Praxis during the demonstration) Palestine is the beating heart of the world’s oppressed, since it has never stopped the struggle. Palestine is the manifestation of the historic common ideal which connects the struggles of the world’s people. The issue of Palestine is where the commitment to being human is measured; it is where political and ideological positions are revealed, since a middle ground is not possible when it comes to Palestine: one is either with the oppressor or with the oppressed, either on the occupier’s side or supporting the Palestinians´ struggle against the occupation; we either support the colonial, oppressive and racist government of Israel in different forms and levels or ادامه‌ مطلب …

In Solidarity with the resistance of the people of Cizre and North-Kurdistan

Download as PDF “The corpus of the truths" has gathered us again in another corner of this world of exile. Same as the corpses lying silently under the ground, still voicing out a sharp and clear truth. A truth without borders, which has spread its omens over entire regions of cruel land; From blood-red Khavaran to Kobane and to glorious Cizre. While we held the "The Sixth Seminar about the Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran in the 1980´s", the blood of the Middle East was still running fresh in its streets and alleys. There are still women and men which, steps by step, in search of truth, are fighting for utopian ideas, the same ideas which authorities and sovereign regimes had thought they have suppressed to death forever. Yesterday ادامه‌ مطلب …

We will turn Shahrokh Zamani’s death into the banner of workers solidarity and unity

Download as PDF [A statement from workers committees in Iran] Shahrokh Zamani, the brave and tireless fighter of the Iranian workers movement has died in Gohar Dasht prison. The news was received with total disbelief and utter shock for all. In our view, whatever reasons the authorities may offer, the responsibility for his death lies completely with those have imposed conditions of slavery on the workers of Iran and have taken away their rights to organise and struggle for a better life and on those who throw honourable and valiant human beings such as Shahrokh Zamani into dungeons. The shocking news of his death in jail, without any prior history of illness, is not the first news of a loss of life by a prisoner, and given the current conditions ادامه‌ مطلب …

Class Nature of the Iranian Regime | Torab Saleth

Class Nature of the Iranian Regime1 Torab Saleth, Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, Volume 35, Issue 3, 2007 Download PDF version The current Iranian regime which has been in power in the Islamic Republic of Iran since the 1979 revolution against the Shah, continues to confuse many observers as to its true nature. The intrinsic confusion lies precisely in the fact that it is indeed a post-revolutionary regime. The usual common sense of the “stagists”, from which we suffer a great deal within the anti-imperialist left, leads them to make the great discovery that anything post Shah must be a step in the right direction. This is as if there is no going back in human history. It is as if we have not seen, time and time again, that ادامه‌ مطلب …

Wie die Opposition zum Antisemitismus zur Unterdrückung und Passivität instrumentalisiert wird | A. Hosuri & A. Akhavan

Als PDF herunterladen Dieser Artikel, eine Wiederveröffentlichung aus Indymedia vom 12.12.2014, wurde zuerst im Juli 2014 auf Persisch publiziert. Trotz unserer Mühe hat uns leider nicht gelungen früher den Artikel in deutsche linken Medien zur Publikation zu bringen. Wir glauben allerdings, eine Diskussion über die Stellung und das Verhalten der Linken, bezüglich der Situation in Palästina, weiterhin relevant und aktuell ist, solange die brutale Unterdrückung durch den israelischen Staat anhält. von  A. Hosuri  &  A.  Akhavan 1. Die vermeidbaren diskursiven Widersprüche der Herrschenden Opposition zum Antisemitismus Während das israelische Regime Palästinenser_innen im Gaza am helligstem Tag wieder tötet, wachsen auch wieder die Stimmen, die diejenigen, die gegen diese neuen systematischen Verbrechen protestieren, als „Antisemit_innen“ [1] bezeichnen. In fast jeder europäischen Großstadt, jedes mal wenn bewusste Teile der Gesellschaft friedlich gegen die tagtäglichen Verbrechen dieses ادامه‌ مطلب …

URGENT CALL FOR ACTION: Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity!

Praxis: Republishing the following statment is along with our committment to the struggles of people in Kobane. Thereby, this is to support the action of the "Global Rally" and calling the other people and comrades for taking part in it. Hence, this republishment does not mean that we are completely agree with the short analysis given in the statement. In the following you will see the English and German versions of the statement. Farsi version could be seen here.   *  *  *   URGENT CALL FOR ACTION: Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity! Date for the Global Rally: 1 November 2014, 2pm ISIS launched a major multi-front military campaign against the Kurdish region of Kobanê in northern Syria. This is the third ISIS onslaught on Kobanê ادامه‌ مطلب …

Kobani, Another World | A Declaration of 209 Social Activists of Tabriz in Support of Kobani Resistance

  Kobani, another World A Declaration of 209 Social Activists of Tabriz in Support of Kobani Resistance   The ISIS’s craving to massacre has besieged the small town of Kobani. World powers, the global masters are speechless, and the absurd melody of human rights is suffocated in this corner of the world. The allied forces, so-called harbingers of bliss and democracy to the people here, are the mere watchers of ISIS onslaught and its brutality. Never will we forget how these allied forces, in the apparels of NATO and led by USA and Britain, wiped out the Iraqi Government and its complicated political and security machine in less than ten days a decade ago. How on earth are these Allies unable to annihilate the ISIS? In the name of war ادامه‌ مطلب …

The global movement for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel 

  Download PDF version Direct Action – Berlin On July 9 2005 a clear majority of Palestinian civil society called upon their counterparts and people of conscience all over the world to launch broad boycotts, implement divestment initiatives, and to demand sanctions against Israel, until Palestinian rights are recognised in full compliance with international law. The campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) is shaped by a rights-based approach and highlights the three broad sections of the Palestinian people: the refugees of the ethnic cleansing of 1948 (Al-Naqba) and the events following, who live in refugee camps in the middle east or in exile in other countries, those under military occupation in the West Bank or under siege in the Gaza Strip, and Palestinians inside 1948 borders. The call urges ادامه‌ مطلب …