Alireza Kia

Alireza Kia has been an Iranian socialist activist since the 1979 Iranian revolution, after which he became a member of the Iranian Marxist-Humanist organization, Anjoman Azadi. Currently, he is a member of the Iranian Left Committee in Chicago.

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Alireza Kia

Juneteenth in Chicago

Summary: Participant’s account from a longtime Iranian-American activist — Editors

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Arash Kamangir,
Alireza Kia

The Black Lives Matter Uprising and the New Liberation Movement in the U.S.

Summary: This interview by Arash Kamangir with Alireza Kia, which appeared on Barabari TV (Toronto), covers COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Uprising as a turning point and in light of the history…

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Alireza Kia

On Iran and the Middle East

Summary: On popular struggles inside Iran, the stakes in Israel and Palestine, and the responsibilities of Marxist-Humanists. Excerpted from a presentation to the Chicago Convention of the Internation…

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Alireza Kia

Iran’s New Uprising in the Historic Mirror

Summary: A look at the challenges posed by today’s uprising inside Iran. [Image from Ferdowsi Square, Tehran, December 30, 2017] — Editors

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Alireza Kia,
Faramarz Rafiei

100 Years after the Russian Revolution

Summary: Alireza Kia in conversation with Faramarz Rafiei about issues related to 1917, such as Lenin, Luxemburg and Marx on the national question in relation to class, Lenin and dialectics, and the M…

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Alireza Kia

Thoughts about the U.S. Presidential Election and Its Consequences

Summary: On the danger represented by the racist, sexist, anti-immigrant Donald Trump, how economic hardship is driving some white workers toward him, and the need for a total uprooting of the system”…

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Alireza Kia

Anti-Immigrant Hysteria and Islamophobia

Summary: Islamophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria in the U.S. are compared to George Wallace’s racist candidacy of the 1960s, and to the rise of Nazism. Today’s Trump campaign is taking place in an er…

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Alireza Kia,
Faramaz Raffie

ISIS Crimes and the Imperialist Response, in France, the US, and the Middle East

eatures our correspondent Ali Reza’s conversation with Faramaz Raffie on Daricheh TV (Montreal) about the ISIS massacres in Paris, San Bernardino, and elsewhere and concerning the imperialist response…

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Alireza Kia,
Faramaz Raffie

[Video] ISIS Crimes and the Imperialist Response, in France, the US, and the Middle East

Summary: Features our correspondent Ali Reza’s conversation with Faramaz Raffie on Daricheh TV (Montreal) about the ISIS massacres in Paris, San Bernardino, and elsewhere and concerning the imperiali…

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