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Afghanistan and Its Challenge to Feminism

Note from LeftEast editors: We reprint the online version of an article that appeared in New Politics on November 17, 2021. The article will be also appearing in the Winter 2022 print issue of New Politics. The Taliban’s takeover of power after the United States’ brutal twenty-year imperialist occupation is a catastrophe for women not […]

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Solidarity with Afghan People Begins with not Legitimizing the Taliban

Given this horrible situation,  what can independent socialists, feminists and anti-war activists do? Frieda Afari’s article was originally published in Iranian Progressives. August 21, 2021 My heart goes out to the Afghan people and especially Afghan women who are being subjected to the nationwide rule of the Taliban after 20 years of U.S. imperialist occupation […]


Reflections on the Growing Anti-Regime Protests in Iran

See the original publication at the Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists. The protests that started in the city of Mashhad on Thursday December 28 have quickly spread to more than 40 cities including Tehran, Kermanshah, Rasht, Isfahan, Shiraz, Hamedan, Kerman, Zanjan, Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, and even the city of Qum, Iran’s religious capital. The […]