Ali Kiani

Ali Kiani is a longtime Iranian Marxist who was active in the workers’ councils during the 1979 revolution, and since then in the Los Angeles area. He has translated several Marxist texts into Persian and written on both Marxist economics and the current crisis in the Middle East.

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Ali Kiani

A New, Deeper Uprising in Iran

Summary: When the Islamic Republic of Iran spiked the cost of fuel for ordinary citizens on Nov. 15, the protests and brutal repression that followed uncovered deep, mass hatred of the regime. This re…

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Ali Kiani

Follow-Up on Report of Sugar Workers Strike in Iran

Summary: Workers at Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane factory, women and men, gain support from other working people for their strike — Editors

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Ali Kiani

Wars in the Middle East Since Trump

Summary: Covers events in Yemen, Iran, Palestine-Israel, and US response. Based upon an August presentation at the LA Peace Center — Editors

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Ali Kiani,
Javier Sethness

On Internationalism and National Liberation in Syria: Should Afrin Be Defended?

Summary: Two separate articles, by Javier Sethness and Ali Kiani, respond to a critique of our support for the Syrian Kurds by Fredo Corvo, “Is the Defense of Afrin Proletarian Internationalism?”  The…

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Ali Kiani

Behind Turkey’s Attack on the Afrin Kurds: Imperialist Machinations in the Middle East

Summary: Speech at Coalition for Peace, Revolution and Social Justice’s January 26 banner drop over the freeway in downtown Los Angeles marking “Year 2 of Trump: LA Rise Up!” This was first published…

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New Uprisings in Iran: A Preliminary Analysis

Summary: Presented at a forum, “Responding to Capitalism’s Wars at Home and Abroad,” in Los Angeles on January 14, sponsored by the Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice and first publis…

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Christian,
Ali Kiani,
Dyne Suh

Three Speeches at the October 27 CPRSJ Demonstration against War Threats over Korea and Iran (os Angeles)

Summary: From a demonstration sponsored by the LA-based Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice (CPRSJ) and originally published on its website on  November 6, 2017 – Editors

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Ali Kiani

The Iranian Revolution and the Crisis in the Left: A Pathway to a New Understanding of Dialectics in Marxism

Although this was presented to the West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference in April 1993, it has never been published. We do so now because the issues raised here still speak to problems faced by ser…

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Events from this author

[Los Angeles] Democracy and Socialism: In Marx and in Today’s “Democratic Socialism”

October 20, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road, Chinatown, LA 90012

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[Los Angeles] Double Crisis Over Iran: Trump’s Warmongering and Anti-Regime Struggles of Working People and Women

August 19, 2018
6:30-8:30 PM

Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 101-102

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[Los Angeles] WAR AND THE FASCIST THREAT: FROM THE GLOBAL TO THE LOCAL

April 29, 2018
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 101-102

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[Los Angeles] Iran 2018: Facing a Poor People’s Uprising and Deadly Threats from Trump’s USA

January 21, 2018
6:15-8:00 PM

Art Share
801 East Fourth Place (Arts District)

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[Los Angeles] PRIMITIVE ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL: DISPOSSESSION, SLAVERY, AND REVOLUTION

December 17, 2017
6:15-8:00 PM

Art Share
801 East Fourth Place (Arts District) Los Angeles

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