Editorial: The publication of a journal by the Revolutionary Socialist Union -Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan (March 29, 2004)

 

 

A number of activists of the Iranian Revolutionary Socialists' League and the Jed-o Jahd organisation of Pakistan, as well as a section of the revolutionary socialists of Afghanistan, have recently held a series of discussions. They have reached the conclusion that to be able to provide a political response to the military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan by the forces of imperialism, and the increased military presence of the US in Pakistan under the guise of the “war against terrorism”; they should publish a joint paper.

A longstanding Iranian activist, Jamal Saberi, living in exile in Japan risks being deported back to Iran where he could face execution. March 31 has been declared a day of protest in support of his application for asylum. Organise outside Japanese embassies and consulates and add your voice to the protest.

As part of the widespread arrests of activists in Iran during the past few days Alireza Saghafi was arrested on Monday, February 1, 2010. He is a member of the Iranian Writers’ Association and a labour rights activist who was arrested on May Day 2009 in Tehran’s Laleh Park.