[Marxism] Nature of Iranian regime

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 21:10:51 MST 2018


after I sent my email I found this:
https://www.academia.edu/11336709/Revolution_and_Counter-revolution_in_Iran


On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:00 PM, Philip Ferguson via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> If I recall rightly, Torab has written about the USFI stance re Iran.
>
> He was the political secretary of the section when the European-based and
> US-based FI supporters merged - the HKS.  (Within months there was a split,
> with the formation of the HKE, which was generally aligned with the US SWP,
> at least initially.  The HKS susbsequently evolved away from the FI.
>
> Torab is still very much a marxist, but he doesn;t identify as a trotskyist
> - and hasn't for a long time.
>
> I interviewed him back in 2008 - the interview is up on Redline.  I have
> had intermittent contact with him since, but not as much as with Yassamine
> Mather.  Her background is different - she was in the Fedayeen (Minority),
> the Fedayeen people who opposed Tudeh and the theocratic regime.
>
> I also interviewed her a few years back and that interview is on Redline.
>
> She's the most prominent figure in Hopoi.
>
> She also wrote a very interesting piece about Marxism in Iran that is
> essentially about the Fedayeen.
>
> Cheers,
> Phil
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