Tag Archives: Iranian Workers

Mass arrest of trade unionists in Karaj

Yesterday, Friday 15th of June at 12 noon 60 members of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ organizations and a number of labor activists were arrested in the city of Karaj. According to the latest news, Mitra Homayooni, Vafa … Continue reading

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Workers’ Minimal Demands on the Occasion of the Thirty First Anniversary of the February 1979 Revolution

Struggle against the regime

Four independent workers organizations have issued a communique honoring the thirty first anniversary of the 1979 revolution in Iran.  A translation is provided below: Thirty-one years have passed since the February 1979 revolution.  At that time millions of Iranian people, … Continue reading

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‘Reformist’ confusion stunts opposition protests

Yassamine Mather reports on the February 11 Revolution Day celebrations Last week’s official celebrations of the February 1979 uprising that brought down the shah’s regime in Iran stood in total contrast to the events of 31 years ago. The Islamic … Continue reading

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1700 Iranian workers on hunger strike

Starving to feed their families.

1700 Iranian workers on hunger strike over unpaid wages – 1700 employees of Wagon Pars Company in Arak have gone on a hunger strike to protest the company’s failure to pay their wages and pension. ILNA’s Kar news agency reports … Continue reading

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Threats over uranium enrichment aid regime

We don’t want nuclear power - we don’t want huge salaries. We work so that we can live - we don’t live to work.

Ahmadinejad uses the ‘enemy without’ to justify increased repression, arrests and the torture of the ‘enemy within’, writes Yassamine Mather The dramatic statements by Obama, Brown and Sarkozy about Iran’s undisclosed nuclear enrichment plant, made in a ‘breaking news’-style press … Continue reading

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Mass protests re-ignite

Yassamine Mather calls for support and solidarity for workers in Iran If anyone was in any doubt about the continuation of the political crisis in Iran, demonstrations on Friday September 18 in Tehran, Tabriz, Mashad, Shiraz, Isfahan and elsewhere put … Continue reading

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Khodro Workers Support Wagon Pars Workers

Solidarity

Statement from Iran Khodro Workers Workers of Wagon Pars Factory! The right to life is your inalienable right. The non-payment of several months of your wages is an obvious theft. The looters of workers’ wages must be sacked and put … Continue reading

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Workers of the Wagon Pars Factory on Strike

Wagon Pars

Workers of the  (the Wagon Pars Company was founded in 1974 and started manufacturing different types of rolling stock in 1984; it is situated in an area of 33 hectares in the industrial township of Arak, approximately 260 kilometeres from … Continue reading

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Show trials and apologetics

showtrials

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 … Continue reading

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