Iranian workers are on the offensive, reports Chris Strafford 2010 has begun the way 2009 ended in the Islamic Republic of Iran, with millions protesting in cities and towns across the country. But the dangers facing the Iranian people have undoubtedly increased over the last few weeks. Further sanctions are being put in place, and [...] → Continue Reading Theocracy threatens bloodbath as mass movement grows
Families of detained, tortured and murdered protesters have been gathering daily in front of Evin Prison as well as the Revolutionary Court of the Islamic Republic. The families demands include visitation rights to see their loves ones and the immediate release of all political prisoners. These protests have been attacked by militia and security forces [...] → Continue Reading Protests at the start of Ramadan outside the Islamic Republic's Evin Prison
Just as Iranian ex-leftwingers in the west call for reconciliation between the two wings of the Islamic regime, the ruling faction clamps down on its rivals. Yassamine Mather reports The Stalinist show trial of Saturday August 1 – when a number of prominent ‘reformists’ appeared on Iranian state TV to ‘thank their interrogators’ before repenting [...] → Continue Reading Show trials and apologetics
Hopi activists have just received the sad news that Iranian activist Alireza Davoudi died yesterday from a heart attack resulting from the extreme torture he was subjected to in the Islamic Republic’s jails. This is a sad loss to our movement and our hearts go out to his family, comrades and friends.
French translation of Yassamine Mather’s article ‘The Beginning of the End’ on the Carre Rouge website.
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Hopi activists have heard that a number of oil workers and employees at the Tehran Oil refinery havee been arrested – a clear sign that the regime fears a strike. The oil workers’ militancy is in part due to their anger about Ahmadinejad’s silly attempts to artificially create a better price of oil per barrel [...] → Continue Reading Crackdown on Iranian oil workers
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