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From Dispersion to Counterpower: Diaspora as Politics

Babak Ameli   This is one of several parallel texts emerging from the Catapult - Manjanigh project exploring possibilities of a movement research platform around our local and international struggles to validate a radical Iranian diasporic identity, and expand counterpower…

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G20-Rückblick - Schöne Proteste, Miese Ergebnisse

Mina Khani Die Bilder der hunderttausenden Menschen, die gegen den G20-Gipfel protestierten, sagen mehr aus, als nur die Spaltung zwischen Arm und Reich in Deutschland oder weltweit. Die Bilder machen klar, dass viele DemonstrantInnen bereit sind, bis zum bitteren Ende…

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In Memory of Khavaran

The Poem in six languages Mohsen Emadi’s, The Poem, or, In Memory of Khavaran, is a text that has accompanied us along our work of confronting the executions of political prisoners in Iran. After it was written in the beginning…

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Iran: Collective Memory Under Siege

Sara Dehkordi The aim of this article is not to give sophisticated definitions of collective memory and archive. We leave that to those who have chosen memory studies as their field of research and devote themselves to the more academic…

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Privatization and the Reform of the Labor Laws in Iran

Hamid Mafi and Sara Dehkordi The present government of Iran has discursively been framed as “moderate”. It has given to itself this title by continuously distancing itself from the former government of Ahmadinejad. All social and economic wrongs Iran’s society…

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Mobilizing Beyond the Electoral in the US

Babak Ameli Evaluating the US from afar, one may sense a political crisis that has scattered an already fragmented radical left. Of a society priding itself in human rights and other liberal values while escalating death and destruction across Iraq,…

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Präsidentschaftswahlen im Iran: Das Schweigen der Moderaten

Hazhir Pelaschi und T.M. Für jemanden, der sich weniger mit dem politischen Kontext des Irans auskennt, ist es vielleicht nicht auf Anhieb verständlich wenn wir erklären, dass die Strategie der Reformist_innen und der sogenannten Moderaten und deren Unterstützer_innen für einen…

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About Catapult

English Manjanigh (=Catapult) is a collective founded by Iranians who position themselves in accordance with a communist framework. It is comprised of different working groups, including: Radio Rhizome - a radio podcast that offers a layered political, economical, and social…