Conversations with Torab Saleth about the history of the Iranian Revolution and the role of the Iranian Revolutionary Socialist Tendency (in Persian)
Conversations about the Iranian Revolution. Part 3 covers the period from 1981 to 1985 (in Persian)
In Persian
In Persian
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.
Kandokav special issues: Consciousness and Being
The translation by Anne Booth used for the Persian translation
Translators' notes about Franz Jakubowski
Manifesto of Revolutionary Socialism and a selection of articles on problems of socialism and revolution in Iran
A manifesto written by a group of Iranian socialists calling for the formation of a revolutionary socialist tendency.
A review of the question of revolutionary strategy in Marxism and its application to the Iranian situation.
The Current Roots of the Debate; Marx and Proletarian Dictatorship; State and Government; Governmental Form Of Proletarian Dictatorship.
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.
Asiatic Mode of Production and its relevance for Iranian studies.
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.
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.
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.
As the above essay has shown my main aim was to highlight the links between Roy Bhaskar's Critical Realism and Marxism and show the contributions made by this philosophy of science to the efforts in rebuilding Marxism.
A book review
Republished with kind permission from
An introduction to some concepts from the methodology of Christopher Arthur in The New Dialectic and Marx's Capital, 2004.
An introduction to Marx's Grundrisse and the theories of pre-capitalist and non-Western societies.
From Capital & Class No: 49
An introduction written by Robert Albritton on the Persian translation of his book, Dialectics and Deconstruction in Political Economy 1999. Translation by Foroogh Asadpoor
Reproduced from
A critique of the proposed Labour Laws
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Roger Smith recalls here his experience of May-June 1968 in Paris. He was sent there to report for the Black Dwarf a new radical paper of the left.
A critique of positivism and its effects on the concept of the party and its relationship to the workers movement.
Issued by the London cell of Revolutionary Socialist Tendency - written by 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 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).
Publication of the Second Period of Kandokav starts after the Iranian revolution of 1979.
An analysis of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 from a socialist perspective.
On the Question of Trade Unions in the Iranian Revolution
The Soviets in Russia: a translation of Andre Nin's book with an introduction
Leon Trotsky's Contribution to Marxist Theory and Praxis
On the Class Nature of the Soviet State. An interview with Ernest Mandel.
A review of Lenin's State and Revolution
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)
With this issue part 1 of the discussions on the agrarian question in Iran and the results of the Shah's land reform is published.
Editorial - a few words
An analysis of of the Shah's White Revolution - written by Samad Rad (Torab Saleth)
Few words with our readers.
Imperialism and the Question of Arab and Iranian Finance Capital. A reply to Ernest Mandel
Dhofar Revolution
Change of Direction by the Palestine Liberation Organisation
Marxism and Revolution
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.
Prospects and Tasks of Revolution in the East
Marxism or Feminism
Kandokav Starts Publication as a socialist student journal
The Iraqi CP and the Kurdish Question
"The Question of Stalin" - A review of a pamphlet by M.R. by Samad Rad (Torab Saleth)
A review of Women's Oppression in Iran by Azar Asi and Foroogh Rad
Soltanzadeh's Work