Ben Lewis reports on comrades running the Nottingham half-marathon in support of Workers Fund Iran On Sunday September 30, six bright-eyed and bushy-tailed runners from Workers Fund Iran lined up with around 6,600 other competitors to take part in the Ikano Robin Hood half-marathon in Nottingham. The event was billed as a “fast and scenic [...] → Continue Reading Robin Hood and solidarity
Sarah McDonald and other comrades will be running the Vienna marathon to raise money for Iranian Workers, here she explains why you should show support The threat of war in the Middle East is increasing daily. The drums are beating especially loudly in Israel, and the Iranian people are facing a fight on two fronts: [...] → Continue Reading Sport solidarity, not Sport relief
In his speech to the February 11 solidarity film screening of Hands Off the People of Iran (which raised £180 for Hopi), John McDonnell MP explained how the British government is preparing to step up its intervention in the Middle East:
Bina Darabzand, a leading member of the Consistency Committee to Establish Workers’ Organizations in Iran, and his son Oktai, a journalist and blogger, have recently fled Iran due to threats by the Islamic Republic regime against their lives and security. They have sought refugee status in Turkey; however, they remain under pressure from the Turkish [...] → Continue Reading Protest against extradition to Iran of two labour activists!
A campaigning has been launched for the freedom of Marzieh Vafamehr, an Iranian actress who has been sentenced to 90 lashes and one year in jail for her role in My Tehran for Sale, an Australian film about an actress whose theatre work is banned in Iran. Actors’ Equity of Australia has set up an [...] → Continue Reading Protest against actress sentenced to 90 lashes and one year in jail
Supporters of Workers Fund Iran will be pounding the streets in the Berlin marathon on September 25th . They will be getting their running shoes on to raise sponsorship money for the important and unique work of this charity – can you support them? Workers Fund Iran (WFI) was founded in December 2005 inspired by [...] → Continue Reading Sponsor Workers Fund Iran supporters running in the Berlin Marathon!
On May 22, ten supporters of Workers Fund Iran (nine men and one woman) took part in the Hamburg Marathon to raise money for the charity, which supports workers in Iran who are suffering from financial hardship. The race started at nine am – and while the winner only needed two hours and nine minutes, [...] → Continue Reading Workers Fund Iran supporters at the Hamburg Marathon
Supporters of Workers Fund Iran will be pounding the streets in the Hamburg marathon on May 22. They will be getting their running shoes on to raise sponsorship money for the important and unique work of this charity – can you support them? Workers Fund Iran (WFI) was founded in December 2005 inspired by suggestions [...] → Continue Reading Workers Fund Iran at Hamburg Marathon 2011
According to the Daneshjoo News website, since the onset of Arash Sadeghi’s hunger strike on March 15, 2010 until the present, his physical condition has severely deteriorated. The effects of torture by government agents has been so severe that the student activist fell into a coma today, forcing the Evin prison officials to transfer him [...] → Continue Reading Imprisoned student activist in coma
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