For a while now, I’ve been wanting to start a side project of digitizing obscure and hard to locate texts from the history of the Marxist movement. What else are Marxist grad students good for, right? Well, the first installment has finally arrived, in the form of A.P. Pouyan and M. Mani’s Iran: Three Essays on Imperialism, the Revolutionary Left, and the Guerilla Movement, which I first found referenced when chasing down Fred Halliday’s footnotes about a Soviet republic set up in the north of Iran in Arabia without Sultans. I haven’t been able to find much about the authors, who appear to have been participants in the guerrilla movement fighting the shah. Pouyan in fact died fighting the shah’s police in urban guerrilla warfare in 1971.