Iran Workers Bulletin

Supporters of Hands of the People of Iran have produced a bulletin on working class struggle in Iran for trade unionists and anti-war activists. We will be giving out hundreds of copies at demonstrations, meetings and conferences over the coming months, starting with the PCS Conference beginning on May 18. If you would like copies… Continue reading Iran Workers Bulletin

Strike erupts at Sanandaj’s Javeh Dam again

Workers from Sanandaj’s Javeh dam have once again gone on strike as of  July 10, 2010. Workers of the dam have gone on strike several times in recent months over non payment of their wages dating back more than five months. More than 300 workers building the dam have not received their wages for this… Continue reading Strike erupts at Sanandaj’s Javeh Dam again

Theocracy threatens bloodbath as mass movement grows

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

Threats over uranium enrichment aid regime

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 conference on the first day of the G20 gathering in Pittsburgh, were clearly intended to… Continue reading Threats over uranium enrichment aid regime

Crepe Naz workers go on strike

Two hundred and fifty workers at the Crepe Naz textiles factory in Harsin County (in Kermanshah Province, western Iran) stopped work on 12-15 September to protest against not being paid their wages for the past four months. The Crepe Naz factory is affiliated to Mellat Bank and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of… Continue reading Crepe Naz workers go on strike

Khodro Workers Support Wagon Pars Workers

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 on trial. In order to achieve your rights, strike and protest are the only means… Continue reading Khodro Workers Support Wagon Pars Workers

Workers of the Wagon Pars Factory on Strike

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 Tehran-Iran), in the continuation of their struggle for several months of their confiscated wages were… Continue reading Workers of the Wagon Pars Factory on Strike

Show trials and apologetics

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

Crackdown on Iranian oil workers

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

Calls for Civil Disobedience on July 21

Hopi activists have been informed that there is talk of civil disobedience  in order to shut down the electricity network in Iran on Tuesday July 21. This has predominantly come from technicians and workers in the power service, but they are also calling on people to help by switching on all power to force a… Continue reading Calls for Civil Disobedience on July 21