Iran 1979: A revolution betrayed

The Iranian Revolution is often portrayed simply as an uprising led by Islamic fundamentalists against the discredited regime of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. This is a misconception. On the 30th anniversary of that revolution, Torab Saleth (steering committee Hands Off the People of Iran) examines its historical roots and outlines the genuine social dynamics of the mass democratic movement that rose against the Shah and the leading role of progressive women’s and workers’ organisations within it.

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