How US Sanctions Are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

By Medea Benjamin, -

With a recent delegation to Iran, we experienced first-hand the legendary Iranian hospitality. Iranians are particularly thrilled to meet Americans, but as we discovered, our government’s [...]

US And Iranian Hardliners Continue The Suffering

By Ann Wright, -

We knew that a CODEPINK: Women for Peace delegation to Iran would wind up in the crosshairs of the Trump administration. While he was campaigning, Donald Trump made his animosity toward Iran [...]

An American Casualty Of US Economic Sanctions On Iran

By David Hartsough, -

I went to Iran in February of this year with a peace delegation of 28 Americans organized by CODEPINK, a women-led peace activist group. The first day in Iran we had a very fruitful hour-and-half [...]

U.S. Peace Delegation To Iran Welcomed By Foreign Minister, Met By FBI Agents On Return

By Sharmini Peries, -

It is International Women’s Day here at The Real News Network. It’s marking the 90th anniversary of the first National Women’s Day in the U.S. that took place in New York City in 1909. [...]

Iran: Class Struggle And Neo-Liberal Capital Accumulation

By Minna Langeberg, -

February 25, 2019 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — Recent months have seen protests throughout Iran, by teachers, nurses, labourers, retirees, oil industry workers, bazaar [...]

The US Must Grow Up And Respect Iranian Independence

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

One of the lessons from our recent visit to Iran as a Peace Delegation is that Iran is a mature country. It is 2,500 years old, ten times as old as the United States and one of the world’s oldest [...]

Iran Wants Peace. Will The US Allow Peace With Iran?

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

The path to those goals requires the United States to change its policies toward Iran as the US has a long history of interference in Iranian politics with disastrous results. The US must stop [...]

Soleimani’s Support Boosts Zarif, Isolates Iran’s Hard-Liners

By Sina Toossi, -

News of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's abrupt resignation late on Feb. 25 spurred celebration and joy among Iran's powerful hard-liners. "The disgraceful JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan [...]

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Speaks To US Peace Delegation

Audio from Chris Weaver and transcript by Sean Reynolds and Yayoi Wakabayashi, Popular Resistance. -

Tehran, Iran -  A group of twenty eight US citizens traveled to Iran for a peace delegation from February 23 to March 3 to speak with Iranians and learn about the impacts of US sanctions and [...]

Demonizing Iran: An Inside Look Into What The US Is Trying To Hide

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The United States has a long history of interfering in Iranian politics. Perhaps the most famous is the coup of the democratically-elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 followed by [...]

Mass Protests Again; Haiti And Revolutionary Struggle In Latin America

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

After years of corruption and neglect of the Haitian people, a popular revolt is demanding the current president's resignation. The US-led attempted coup in Venezuela played a role in sparking [...]

Why Tehran Is Talking About A Post-West World Order

By Deepika Saraswat, The Lobe Blog -

Tehran’s narrative of a post-West world order reflects Iran’s flagging hopes of Europe taking proactive steps to implement the deal as well as Iran’s shifting focus to Asia. According to this [...]

The Right May Finally Get Its War On Iran

By Gareth Porter, -

John Bolton has never made a secret of his burning desire to stoke a war between the United States and Iran. But Bolton is not the only one on Donald Trump’s national security team who dreams of [...]

Alleged “Spy” Monica Witt Is No Justification For US War On Iran

By William Boardman, -

With a coordinated offensive of public relations strikes on February 13, the US government did its best to improve the climate for war by demonizing Monica Witt and further demonizing Iran. The [...]

United States Peace Delegation Heads To Iran

By CODEPINK, Popular Resistance. -

A CODEPINK delegation of 30 United States citizens will be traveling in Iran from February 25 to March 6 to express their deep concern to the Iranian people about the effect of the Trump [...]