Workers Movement and the Crisis of the Left
An internal discussion document submitted to the Bureau of the United Secretariat of the Fourth International written by a member of the International Committee, Saber Nikbin (Torab Saleth).
An internal discussion document submitted to the Bureau of the United Secretariat of the Fourth International written by a member of the International Committee, Saber Nikbin (Torab Saleth).
An analysis of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 from a socialist perspective.
On the Question of Trade Unions in the Iranian Revolution
Dhofar Revolution
Change of Direction by the Palestine Liberation Organisation
An introduction to Marx's Grundrisse and the theories of pre-capitalist and non-Western societies.
Asiatic Mode of Production and its relevance for Iranian studies.
"The Question of Stalin" - A review of a pamphlet by M.R. by Samad Rad (Torab Saleth)
The question of constituent assembly and its importance for socialists has been a controversial issue since the experience of the Russian revolution of 1917. A review of this experience and a discussion about the relationship of constituent assembly to both bourgeois and proletarian revolutions.
On the Class Nature of the Soviet State. An interview with Ernest Mandel.
An introduction written by Robert Albritton on the Persian translation of his book, Dialectics and Deconstruction in Political Economy 1999. Translation by Foroogh Asadpoor
The Iraqi CP and the Kurdish Question
It must be asked, today, do we have an integrated and consistent Marxist Philosophy? If the answer is no, then we should ask ourselves should we attempt at developing one? What does it mean anyway to develop a Marxist Philosophy? Is it indeed possible to build such a philosophy? What follows reviews Roy Bhaskar's answers to the above question.
What follows is the second part of an introduction to Roy Bhaskar's views on philosophy of science. In the first section, Critical Realism was introduced mostly by its views on science of nature. Here in this second part, we continue with Critical Naturalism and Bhaskar's views on Social Sciences.
As we were preparing the first issue for this new period of publication, the untimely death of Roy Bhaskar, prompted us to first publish a special issue on his philosophy of science as an attempt at celebrating the importance of his philosophical contributions to Marxism.
An introduction to some concepts from the methodology of Christopher Arthur in The New Dialectic and Marx's Capital, 2004.
The Current Roots of the Debate; Marx and Proletarian Dictatorship; State and Government; Governmental Form Of Proletarian Dictatorship.
A review of Lenin's State and Revolution
Marxism or Feminism
Imperialism and the Question of Arab and Iranian Finance Capital. A reply to Ernest Mandel
Leon Trotsky's Contribution to Marxist Theory and Praxis
The translation by Anne Booth used for the Persian translation
An analysis of the transition from Asiatic mode of production to Capitalism in Iran from the 18th century to the present. The author reviews the historical stages of development of Iranian capitalist and its relationship with the world capitalist economy with particular emphasis on the imperialist policies which led to the Shah's White Revolution and the crisis ridden type of economic growth that followed it. The rise of the bazaari-clerical opposition to the Shah is explained in relation to these developments.
An analysis of of the Shah's White Revolution - written by Samad Rad (Torab Saleth)
An analysis of of the Shah's White Revolution - written by Samad Rad (Torab Saleth)
An analysis of of the Shah's White Revolution - written by Samad Rad (Torab Saleth)
A review of Women's Oppression in Iran by Azar Asi and Foroogh Rad
The debate about the effects of Oil revenues on economic policies in Iran.
The roots of hunger in Iranian economy.
The criminal persecution of the poor in Iran.
Soltanzadeh's Work
Translators' notes about Franz Jakubowski
The Myth of Lenin's "Concept of the Party" or "What they did to What Is to be Done?"   Hal Draper here examines "What is to be Done" for a concept of the party and Lenin's views and practices in the period between its publication and the Russian Revolution. Because of the relevance of this article to the discussion of the role of the party in International Socialist Forums we reprint here with permission.
From Capital & Class No: 49
A critique of Kojin Karatani and the so-called "Iranian Post-Marxists"
A review of the relationship between the ontological and epistemological aspects of Marx's methodology in Capital
Comments on Robert Albritton views on the logic of Marx’s capital
Marxism and Revolution
A review of the question of revolutionary strategy in Marxism and its application to the Iranian situation.
An outline of a talk given by Cyril Smith to the Forum on 7 march 1999 exploring Marx's early writings to clarify the purpose of his work on philosophy.
Prospects and Tasks of Revolution in the East
A manifesto written by a group of Iranian socialists calling for the formation of a revolutionary socialist tendency.
First thoughts on the platform of the Iranian comrades by Jean Philip Dives from Care Rouge which published substantial extracts from the Minimum Platform produced by the Iranian Revolutionary Socialist Tendency.
Issued by the London cell of Revolutionary Socialist Tendency - written by Torab Saleth
The History of the Iranian Revolutionary Socialist Tendency is based on discussions with Torab Saleth over a number of sessions which will be published in a series of Kandokav issues. This first part deals with the period between 1971 to the Iranian Revolution in 1971.
The Soviets in Russia: a translation of Andre Nin's book with an introduction
The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about the Soviet forced labour camp system. The three-volume book is a narrative relying on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the author's own experiences as a prisoner in a gulag labor camp. Written between 1958 and 1968, it was published in the West in 1973.
A critique of the proposed Labour Laws