Against the backdrop of ‘Supreme Leader’ Khameini coming out in favour of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and against further demonstrations and unrest, it is particularly encouraging that both shifts at the Iran Khodro car plant have come out on strike. They have issued a statement condemning the repression and saying that what they are witnessing is an insult to people’s intelligence. These workers have a particular history of militancy and combativity and HOPI is doing all it can to support them.
The image below is from the front cover of the newspaper Keyhan, where it shows that the Ahmadinejad demonstration on Sunday was put through photoshop to replicate parts of the crowd – underlying the regime’s utter desperation. As comrades may recall, the same method was used to produce photos of a rocket launch where one of the rockets failed to get off the ground.