Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745326030 Published April 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745326047 Published April 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War

Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian

Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War

Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian

Distributed for Pluto Press

288 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745326030 Published April 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745326047 Published April 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This is the first book to explore the changes taking in place in Iran from the ground up. While the world keeps its eyes riveted on Iran's nuclear programme, the Islamic Republic has gone through a crisis of its own. This book shows how soaring unemployment and poverty has given way to social protest. A new labour movement has come to the fore. Although strikes are banned, workers are beginning to organise and underground networks are challenging the rule of the mullahs from within.

The authors offer a unique portrait of the social upheaval, why it is happening and where it may take the country. Following the fall of reformism, the rise of Ahmadinejad and the recent outbursts of ethnic violence, this book provides rare insights into the inner contradictions of the Islamic Republic.

The second part of the book deals with the international issues facing Iran -- in particular the nuclear question, Iran's oil reserves and the serious threat of invasion. It is a sobering account of the realities of life in Iran, and the threat that war poses to the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people.

Contents

Preface 
Acknowledgements
I
1. May Day in Children’s Park
2. Springs interrupted
3. The sword that chopped off America’s hand
4. Millionaire mullah bonanza
5. The Islamic Republic of Dust
6. Outcry
7. Intifada of the provinces
8. Obituary of a reformism
9. A meek president and his assertive subjects  
II.
10. Behind those high walls: Overtures of war
11. Terror at the theatre
12. The matter with the bomb
13. A waterfall out of reach
14. A fighter dog emasculated
15. Real men on their way to Tehran
16. A people caught in crossfire
17. Theses on a country of contradictions
Glossary
Timetable
System of the IRI
Index

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