Revolutionary Prefigurations: The Green Movement, Critical Solidarity, and the Struggle for Iran's Future

by Danny Postel

1. Danny Postel, “Counter-Revolution and Revolt in Iran: An Interview with Iranian Political Scientist Hossein Bashiriyeh,” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, Volume 17 Issue 1 (March 2010).

2. Danny Postel, “Who is Responsible? An Interview with Fred Halliday,” Salmagundi, No. 150-151 / Spring-Summer 2006.

3. Danny Postel, Reading “Legitimation Crisis” in Tehran (Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2006).

4. MRZine has, among other things, reprinted speeches by Khamenei, published the Venezuelan government’s denunciation of the protests in Iran, and sympathetically portrayed Iran’s Basij paramilitary force as the victim of purported Green movement mayhem. Pieces hostile to the Iranian democratic movement have been written by James Petras, and Edward Herman and David Peterson among others. For several outstanding rejoinders, see Reese Erlich, “Iran and Leftist Confusion,” CommonDreams.org, June 29, 2009; Hamid Dabashi, “Left is wrong on Iran,” Al-Ahram Weekly, 16 - 22 July 2009; Saeed Rahnema, “The Tragedy of the Left’s Discourse on Iran,” ZNet, July 10, 2009; Stephen R. Shalom, Thomas Harrison, Joanne Landy and Jesse Lemisch, “Question & Answer on the Iran Crisis,” Campaign for Peace and Democracy, July 7, 2009.