Magazine of Socialist Action in Australia

Audio: Iran in revolt

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As unrest once again spreads throughout Iran, and is met with brutal state violence, listen here to a discussion on events in Iran during 1979 and today. The two speeches by Bob Labi and Judy Beishon were delivered last month at the ‘Socialism 2009’ event held in London.

1979 Revolution: Why did it end in dictatorship? – Bob Labi, Committee for a Workers’ International.

Will the regime be overthrown? – Judy Beishon, editor of The Socialist, newspaper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales.


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