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13 executed in Iran’s Ghezel Hesar Prison

Iran’s Qezel Hessar Prison officials announced that 26 prisoners have been transferred to the quarantine to be prepared for execution in the past two days. Reporters and Human Rights Activists of Iran (RAHANA) reports that the authorities executed thirteen of … Continue reading

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Panahi stages hunger strike

panahi pic

Ben Lewis reports on the campaign to free the outspoken film maker imprisoned by the Iranian regime Activists in Hands Off the People of Iran have been informed that Jafar Panahi, the internationally acclaimed film maker who has been incarcerated … Continue reading

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Save the Life of LGBT Activist Kiana Firouz


‘Iranian lesbian activist Kiana Firouz is currently seeking asylum in the United Kingdom after a controversy over the upcoming release of Cul de Sac. The film, which stars Firouz and includes explicit lesbian sex scenes, is based heavily on Firouz’s … Continue reading

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Sharif University Student Found Murdered in Dormitory

Iran News Agency – Sharif University of Technology student Hamidreza Abdi was found dead in the campus dormitory on May 5, 2010. According to his classmates, Hamidreza who also taught Turkish to other students, was an opposition of the “coup” … Continue reading

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Iranian regime executes five political prisoners including teacher Farzad Kamangar


Five political prisoners were executed on May 9 2010 in Evin prison in Tehran. Farzad Kamangar, Ali Haydarian, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam- Houli and Mehdi Eslamian were members of the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), an offshoot of … Continue reading

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May Day Demands

Iran’s workers will once again use May Day to remind the religious state and ‘reformist’ Islamists alike of their power, writes Yassamine Mather As May Day approaches, Iranian workers are preparing demonstrations in Tehran and other major cities. Over the … Continue reading

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Opposition to imperialism does not mean support for Ahmadinejad

Fight for freedom

Mohammad Reza Shalgouni is a founder-member of the Organisation of Revolutionary Workers of Iran (Rahe Kargar) and has been elected as a member of its central committee on a number of occasions. He spent nine years as a political prisoner … Continue reading

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Ansar-e-Hezbollah Attacks Students


Clashes erupt at the University of Science and Technology. 200 members of Ansar-e-Hezbollah were joined by Basiji students to beat protesting students.   There was a clash on February 6th in Tehran between the University of Science and Technology students … Continue reading

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Declaration on the formation of the Provisional Workers Council in Isfahan's Steel Company

Workers Council in Isfahan

Isfahan’s Steel Company is and has always been one of the largest industrial complexes in Iran.  Despite this, and although workers  have been involved in industrial action to improve their working conditions,  Iran’s Steel Company workers  have never benefited from … Continue reading

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Against the status quo: An Interview with Iranian trade unionist Homayoun Pourzad

Against the status quo

Despite unrelenting state repression, there have been rumblings throughout the 2000s of renewed labor organizing inside the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). One result of this upsurge in labor organizing was the May 2005 re-founding of the Syndicate of Workers … Continue reading

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