Analysing the recent uprising by working-class Iran in the context of a battle for democracy which has spanned longer than a century.
“Once again, the nation tells the US, Britain, and those who seek to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran from abroad that ‘you’ve failed, and you will fail in the future, too’.”
This week: The little-reported, often-missed perspectives on protests in India, Palestine and Iran.
Despite the army commander’s claim that the police have quelled the unrest, the situation remains difficult to ascertain due to Iran’s vastness and restrictions on social media.
In conversation with Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Iranian scholar and professor at Tehran University, on recent events in the country.
State television broadcast live pictures of rallies in Kermanshah, Ilam and Gorgan, where marchers waved Iranian flags and pictures of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Unorganised and leaderless, the violent protests in Iran are a reaction to rampant corruption, unemployment and an economy in decline.
Thirteen people have been killed and hundreds arrested, according to officials and social media.