Iran vows a World Recession if US blocks Oil on May 2nd

Millions of us could die and a worldwide mega recession could ensue if the rogue US war state blocks all Iranian oil exports from May 2nd 2019. The US destroyed the historic international peace deal with Iran despite repeated proof that Iran fulfilled, and still fulfills all the conditions. Donald Trump stands to profit personally if a war with Iran boosts oil prices through the roof and gives a new bonanza to the obscene war industry. Now the US have Israel and Saudi Arabia in support, and the only excuse they give is that Iran’s oil export revenue  ..funds destabilising activity. This astonishing assertion unveils an utter hypocrisy and depraved hubris that make the lies that led up to the Iraqi invasion and massacre look like innocent inventions. Now is the time for the US, UK and Israeli public to speak out against a new barbaric genocide.

Iran Threatens To Close Strait Of Hormuz If US Blocks Its Oil Exports

With oil surging to a six month high after a now confirmed report that Trump will not reissue Iranian oil export waivers after they expire on May 2, removing up to 1 million barrels from the market…

… Tehran has gone on the offensive and on Monday a senior Iranian military official said the Islamic Republic will close the Strait of Hormuz if it’s prevented from using it, the state-run Fars news agency reported.

“The Strait of Hormuz based on international law is a waterway and if we are prevented from using it, we will close it,Reuters reported, citing Alireza Tangsiri, head of the revolutionary guards navy force.”US President Donald Trump’s administration re-imposed sanctions on Iran, including on its energy sector, in November last year after pulling out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

On Monday, the Trump administration announced it would not be extending sanctions exemptions for countries that import Iranian oil as part of its “maximum pressure” campaign that aims to eliminate Iran’s oil export revenue, which the US says funds destabilising activity throughout the region and beyond.

The Irani threats are also a response to a response to the US designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist group” earlier this month”. Continue reading “Iran vows a World Recession if US blocks Oil on May 2nd”

anarchist Soheil Arabi and his wife Nastaran Naimi Jailed in Iran

Anarchist prisoner Soheil Arabi was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment was sentenced to 1 and a half years
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The Revolutionary Court in Tehran, under the direction of Judge Moghiseh, sentenced anarchist prisoner Soheil Arabi to 5 years imprisonment for blasphemy and 1 year for propaganda against the state

His wife, Nastaran Naimi, was also sentenced to 1 and a half years in prison

Soheil Arabi has been tortured in Evin Prison, suffering severe beatings that left him bruised & his nose broken

On June 1, when he was taken to surgery, soldiers beat him in the Khomeini Hospital. Soheil is now under quarantine

Soheil Arabi born August 21, 1985, is an Iranian blogger who was  sentenced to death in Iran in 2014 on charges of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his postings on Facebook

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) agents arrested Arabi at his home in Tehran in November 2013. He then spent two months in the IRGC’s Ward 2-A in Evin Prison.

During interrogation, he was pressured into confessing his alleged crimes. He was then transferred to Section 350 of Evin, which is under control of the Iranian judiciary.

On 30 August 2014, a five-judge panel of Branch 76 of the Criminal Court of Tehran sentenced Arabi to death for “insulting the Prophet of Islam” in eight Facebook accounts allegedly belonging to Arabiپایگاه خبری تحلیلی عصرآنارشیسم

On 4 September 2014, Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court also sentenced Arabi to three years in prison on charges of “insulting the Supreme Leader” and “propaganda against the state” in his postings on Facebook

In late September 2015, his sentence was commuted to “reading 13 religious books and studying theology for two years.

He was still imprisoned and almost died in 2017 when he did a 55 day hunger strike to protest the arrest of his wife  Nastaran Naimi.
Political Prisoner Soheil Arabi
Now he has been sentenced again, this time to 6 years imprisonment and his wife Nastaran Naimi  to 1 and a half yearsImage result for Anarchist Soheil Arabi and his wife Nastaran Naimi Jailed

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آدرس و اسامی صفحات مرتبط با اتحادیه آنارشیستهای ایران و افغانستان

Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran, May 24, 2018

P.S:The possibility of joining new people and groups of anarchists will be permanent

The Union has many social media and other communication channels. You will find them at the bottom of this page

see all here ..

http://asranarshism.com/1397/04/14/anarchist-115/

 

 

Local Activist on Iran protests: Bread. Jobs. Freedom.

Protest in Zanjan, December 30 2017

https://libcom.org/news/     We are publishing this dispatch direct from an activist in Iran, trying to make some sense of the current wave of protests. The situation is moving so quickly, and the protests sufficiently diffuse, that anyone claiming to know what will happen can be disregarded. The contribution we can make is to ask questions, to look at what has happened, is happening; and only from that speculate about what might happen in the future. We hope that more will contribute to this effort in the coming days and weeks.

We have lightly edited this piece for translation issues and to add footnotes.


From Armin Sadeghi, January 4th 2018.

Are we waging a revolution in Iran? Perhaps not. But if we perceive the essence of a revolution as “the abolition of fear”, then everyone has heard (and seen) the Iranian people shouting with no fear that “the emperor has no clothes”.It is hard to anticipate beyond this, since the conflicting social forces have not yet fully unfolded; and it is almost impossible to grasp a revolution as it’s being made. But, we can speculate on the situation, just as Marx wrote to Ruge1: “The internal difficulties seem to be almost greater than the external obstacles. Continue reading “Local Activist on Iran protests: Bread. Jobs. Freedom.”

Attacks on Qatar were okayed by US ‘for selling Gas in Yuan not US dollars’

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info from… Follow The Money                 Over the past two years, Qatar has conducted over $86 billion worth of transactions in Chinese Yuan and has signed other agreements with China that encourage further economic cooperation.

This is incredibly important because Qatar shares its major natural gas reserve with Iran, and Iran also conducts its oil-related business deals with China in Yuan. Iran signed deals with France’s Total, a multinational integrated oil and gas company, to develop this project.

If Iran and Qatar continue down this path, the U.S.’ self-asserted hegemony over the world’s financial markets will directly come under attack.

Until now the biggest losers are the 2 million immigrant workers who have been treated as slave labour, working in 40C degree heat,  but any real war on the oil and gas fields could wreck the world economy.

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Remember that Hillary Clinton’s leaked emails confirmed that the U.S. and France were so concerned with attacking Muammar Gaddafi (and destroying Libya to this day) not out of humanitarian concern, but rather, out of fear of his plan to unite Africa under a single gold-backed currency that would be used to buy and sell oil on the global markets, thus sabotaging their lucrative petrodollar monopoly

Remember that in 2000, Saddam Hussein announced he would sell Iraqi oil in euros, and the Guardian reported in 2003 that Iraq had actually netted a handsome profit in doing so — at least until the U.S. invaded not long after and immediately switched the sale of oil back to U.S. dollars. Continue reading “Attacks on Qatar were okayed by US ‘for selling Gas in Yuan not US dollars’”

Solidarity with Fearless Feminists in Iran .. A Short History of the Movement

Genealogies of the feminist fightback in Iran

It is nearly impossible to read any article about Iranian women and not spend the entire time rolling your eyes. Historically, the Western media has tended to make liberal use of Orientalist and infantilizing depictions of Iranian women as, alternatively, trapped in the harems of their turbaned overseers (a historically pre-1979 trope applied liberally to all Middle Eastern women) or militantly crazed and clad in black “traditional garb” (a post-1979 trope specific to Iranian, and later Islamist, women).
It is nearly impossible to read any article about Iranian women and not spend the entire time rolling your eyes. Historically, the Western media has tended to make liberal use of Orientalist and infantilizing depictions of Iranian women as, alternatively, trapped in the harems of their turbaned overseers (a historically pre-1979 trope applied liberally to all Middle Eastern women) or militantly crazed and clad in black “traditional garb” (a post-1979 trope specific to Iranian, and later Islamist, women).

 by GEORGINA MARÍN NOGUERAS  at La Directa, shared and translated with thanks, illustrations added

Policies that discriminate against women in Iran are one of the main factors of mobilization of the feminist movement to demand more rights. Consider this journey from the regime of the Shah until the present day…

“As I am dressed now, showing my neck without the veil-strap under the chin,  would be unthinkable ten years ago.” she says and encourages us to pay attention to the young people in Tehran who subtly or blatantly defy the ultra strict dress code required, rebel against any ideology (.a blouse that does not cover the buttocks, a handkerchief pulled back so that it shows her hair, hair cut short or shaved ..) .

I don’t want to chime in to all the Western finger pointing at Iran. but women like the one pictured do deserve full support and admiration.
I don’t want to ‘chime in’ to all the Western finger pointing at Iran. but women like the one pictured do deserve full support and admiration.

How much power and struggle we can glimpse in these symbolic gestures. For example Niloufar, 29,on Friday night, leaving her apartment in northern Tehran wearing pirate pants and a jacket with three quarters length sleeves, ready to receive looks of disapproval and weaving complicity. Continue reading “Solidarity with Fearless Feminists in Iran .. A Short History of the Movement”

Iranians warm up winter with ‘Kindness Walls’ free shops

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A new movement in Iran is making sure the nation’s homeless stay cozy as frigid winter temperatures set in

Iranians may not observe Christmas, but as much of the West celebrates this year’s holiday season many in Iran are also embracing the spirit of giving, one wall at a time.

The “Kindness Wall” movement — in which ordinary citizens hang clothes on walls as donations for the homeless during Iran’s cold winter — is picking up across the country, which has long struggled under the weight of economic sanctions imposed by the West over Tehran’s nuclear program.

It’s not clear how or where the movement started, but Iranian newspaper Hamshahri said it likely sprang from one man’s goodwill gesture in a neighborhood in the northwestern city of Mashhad. Continue reading “Iranians warm up winter with ‘Kindness Walls’ free shops”

Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?

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Great news! By just 13 votes the Brit Parliament voted against bombing Syria.

This, along with Arab League failure to endorse, French backing off and a snowballing anti-war campaign at home MAY BE ENOUGH to stop the US attacking Syria.

Bad news for US corporations and the arms market. Bad news for the Israelis, for all the imperialist, racist and sexist warmongers who get hot on the idea of blowing people to pieces for their own profit and prestige. Continue reading “Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?”

US/UK to risk WW3 to bomb Syrians with crazy ‘Chemical Weapons’ Pretext

 

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The US military/industrial economy needs fresh blood.. or rather needs a war,

the final logic of insane predator capitalism.frag the war

Morality. …Can a nation which has repeatedly used and sold chemical weapons then morally  bomb another country on suspicion they used them? Continue reading “US/UK to risk WW3 to bomb Syrians with crazy ‘Chemical Weapons’ Pretext”

STOP NOW: All sides Pour arms on Syrian War

As the death toll reaches 100,000 in Syria all sides and their allies are pouring arms into the fire and the US industrial/war machine  is desperate to start the bombing. The final logic of crisis capitalism is permanent spreading  WAR. Now may be our last chance to protest.4034992-3x2-700x467

Into the abyss of full scale war on Syria with Tony Blair as outrider

The West’s escalation of the war will not bring peace, but death, chaos and destruction on a scale that will dwarf previous ‘interventions’ in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.



Whenever the Quartet’s ‘Peace Envoy’ Tony Blair makes any pronouncement on the great issues in the Middle East, you can always guarantee that the missile silos are being readied for action. Continue reading “STOP NOW: All sides Pour arms on Syrian War”

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