Book: Iran on the Brink - Rising Workers and the Threats of War
An insider's account of Iran's people,
politics and the threat of invasion.
Andreas Malm & Shora Esmalian
Pb / £17.99
/ 9780745326030 / Published 29th March 2007
While the world keeps its eyes
riveted on Iran's nuclear programme, the Islamic
Republic has gone through a crisis of its own. This is the first book to explore
the changes taking in place in Iran from the ground up. 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
Andreas Malm is a reporter
for Arbetaren, a major
newspaper in Sweden. He is the author of
two previous books.
Shora Esmailian is an
Iranian journalist and activist living in Sweden. She is an editor at Arbetaren,
Sweden's major progressive weekly
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