Iranian “worker communism”

Iranian worker communism is a version of classic or traditional Marxism that arrived “late” on the field. From the 1980s, it insisted on proletarian class struggle with the aim of returning to the “Marxist orthodoxy” of the pre-Stalin era.

Representatives of this current took a stance against cooperation with the “national bourgeoisie” in “underdeveloped countries”. They also refused to view either the Soviet Union or China as socialist and, instead, defined them as “state capitalist”. Iranian “worker communism” also criticised “tolerance”, and “appeasement” in the face of Islam, which they roundly criticised. The most well-known representative of this current was Mansoor Hekmat.