Iran: Security forces arrested 15 workers following protest actions by Haft Tapeh sugarcane workers

July 26, 2017

0000000Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate issued a public statement condemning the arrest of 15 workers in the evening of July 25th.

Highlights of the statement are as follows (the original text in Farsi is attached): Read the rest of this entry »

Esmail Abdi transferred to hospital on June 3rd but is still on hunger strike

June 7, 2017

0000As previously reported by IASWI, Esmail Abdi was finally transferred to Khomeini Hospital in Tehran on Saturday, June 3, 2017. He had previously refused to be transferred to hospital with the prison uniform and in handcuffs. Prison authorities at last agreed to transfer him to hospital without the uniform or handcuffs. Abdi, a member of the board of directors of the Teachers’ Trade Association of Tehran (ITTA-Tehran), has been on hunger strike for 35 days since April 30, 2017.  He has not yet ended his hunger strike despite being transferred to the hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Solidaritet med gruvarbetarna i Azadshahr-Iran

May 17, 2017

Osäkra arbetsplatser är arbetarnas slakteriet!
På onsdagen den 3 maj 2017, inträffade en stor explosion i ”Yurt” kolgruva som ligger i Azadshahr i provins av Golestan i Iran på grund av en gasläcka och resulterade till att 44 arbetare har dött och 70 personer skadades. Denna gruvan saknade nödutgångar och andra nödvändiga säkerhetsutrustningar. Arbetarna, hade varnat arbetsgivaren flera gånger om lukten av gas före explosionen, men oavsett alla varningar, arbetsgivare tvingade arbetarna till att gå längst ned i gruvan och orsakade deras död. Vi skyller Islamiska Republiken som ansvarig för gruvarbetarnas död. Den islamisk kapitalist regeringen vilken ger en frihand till arbetsgivarna att behandla arbetarna hur som helst och lägger inga regler i hänsyn till arbetsplatsernas säkerhet och nu försöker att skylla på arbetarna för händelsen. Read the rest of this entry »

International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI) IASWI Special Bulletin WFTU and its Scandalous Relationship with Workers’ House of the Islamic Republic of Iran

December 12, 2016

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Condemn Confirmation of six year sentence for Esmail Abdi by the Appeals Court of Tehran

October 24, 2016

j-eEsmail Abdi, the General Secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA-Tehran) was sentenced to six year of incarceration by verdict of the Branch 36 of Appeals Court of Tehran. This sentence which was announced on 7 October 2016 is a confirmation of a previous ruling by Judge Salavati, in February of 2015, who had condemned Abdi with cliché, preposterous charges such as “assembling and colluding against national security” to six years in prison. Read the rest of this entry »

Iran: IRI is exploring new tactics to crackdown on workers,Basij paramilitary forces getting prepared to suppress workers’ protests

February 14, 2016 is a local news agency linked to the ruling establishmen01t in Iran. It publishes news concerning the city of Kalaleh, Golestan Province, north-east of Iran. On February 5, 2016, Kalaleh Khabar published an alarming news (please see the link and pictures below). Read the rest of this entry »

Chomsky has rejected Erdoğan’s invitation to visit Kurdish

January 22, 2016

   قلم کاهش اندازه قلم کاهش اندازه قلمافزایش اندازه قلم 

US academic says Turkish president – who has condemned leftwing critics for ignorance – has been aiding Isis, which he blamed for bomb attack on Istanbul
Noam Chomsky, who has rejected Erdoğan’s invitation to visit Kurdish areas in the south-east of Turkey. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian
The leftwing US academic Noam Chomsky has hit back at Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the Turkish president accused him of ignorance and sympathising with terrorists.

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Shahrokh Zamani died in Prison Urgent Call: Hold the Iranian government accountable for the death of Shahrokh Zamani

September 14, 2015

000Shahrokh Zamani, one of the most well-known and respected imprisoned labour activists in Iran, died on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in the City of Karaj. Shahrokh was a member of the Founding Board of the Syndicate of Paint Workers of Tehran and the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers Organizations.

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Updates following the July 22nd mass arrests of teachers in Tehran

July 26, 2015

kargar-zendani-thumb-200x173-4275All teachers who were arrested on July 22, 2015 outside and near the Iranian parliament in Tehran have been released. Many of the arrestees were forced by the government authorities to sign a statement in which they had to express their regrets attending the July 22nd rally and also pledge that they will not participate in such gatherings in future. Read the rest of this entry »

Updates on urgent actions in support of teachers in Iran

July 15, 2015

Oqelamn Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after more than seventeen days in jail, Mr. Esmail Abdi, the general secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association was able to meet with his family. His wife, three children and his mother were able to meet him in person for an hour and fifteen minutes. According to his wife, Mr. Abdi was in good spirits and his famous cheerful disposition had not changed. Mr. Abdi informed his family that his interrogation is at the final stages and that’s why he has been transferred from solitary confinement to the general ward of the Evin prison. Read the rest of this entry »