We celebrate Reza Shahabi’s release today and prepare for tomorrow

March 16, 2018


Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company has announced that Reza Shahabi was released on March 13, 2018. Please see below the Vahed Syndicate’s statement. Read the rest of this entry »

The who’s who of the Syrian civil war is fiendishly complicated.

March 13, 2018

20171022-screenshot-35444a7b3-imageDiagrams linking who is fighting with who against whom don’t help either. They just end up looking like bowls of spaghetti.

Start with the easy bit. Islamic State. No one likes it and no one is allied to it and it’s lost most of its territory anyway. It’s also been fighting almost everybody at one point or Another.

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Kurds say Syrian city of Afrin is being ‘ethnically cleansed’ by Turkish military

March 13, 2018


Hospitals are struggling to save those caught up in airstrikes and shelling, many of them young children, in a city under siege. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkey accused of ethnic cleansing by Kurds in Afrin

March 12, 2018



A plea to the Liberal conscience of the global village, A statement by a group of writers, artists and journalists Against Turkish military invasion of Afrin (Syrian Kurdistan)!

February 4, 2018

20171022-screenshot-35444a7b3-imageTo The free and freedom-loving people of the world:

In the past two days, the Turkish army has carried out a deadly military attack on the Syrian territory against the people of Rojava (The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria) and the defensive forces of the democratic, self-governing canton of Afrin. According to the latest reports, the Turkish military air force jet fighter, using 72 aircraft, carried out at least 154 airstrikes against the people of Afrin Canton, and with the bombardment of the city center and areas such as Madras, Rajov, Shara, Shirava and Mobat, killed and wounded at least dozens of citizens in this area. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Forget the Brave Girl of the Revolution Street ! To Women’s Rights Organizations and Women’s Rights Activists, To Human Rights Organizations

January 31, 2018

4f57f036f0Vida Movahed, who was arrested because of her public protest against the Islamic compulsory law of the Hijab and restricted women’s rights is conditionally released from prison after massive international pressure on the Islamic regime. Under a peaceful protest on Revolution Street in Tehran, she used her white head scarf as a white flag as a sign for a nonviolence protest. She is 31 years old and she has a 19 month old daughter.  Read the rest of this entry »

IASWI statement on the new wave of mass protests in Iran

January 4, 2018


Mass protests in over 50 cities across Iran have been taking place since December 28th amid heavy security to raise people’s voices against massive poverty, skyrocketing cost of living, vast corruption and embezzlement by officials on all levels as well as brutal political repression. Read the rest of this entry »

Statement, Free Reza Shahabi immediately and unconditionally!

January 1, 2018

sendikaThe undersigned workers’ organizations have been following the situation of Reza Shahabi, a member of the board of directors of the Syndicate of Workers of the Bus Company of Tehran and the Suburbs, for many years. Reza Shahabi’s activities in defence of the rights of workers in Iran are entirely within the framework of the internationally recognized standards and the ILO conventions. Reza Shahabi has been arrested many times for his activities and has spent about 6 years in prison. Read the rest of this entry »

Déclaration,Liberté immédiate et sans condition pour Reza Shahabi!

December 25, 2017

Reza-ShahabyLes organisations de travailleurs soussignées suivent avec attention depuis longtemps la situation de Reza Shahabi, membre du conseil d’administration du Syndicat des travailleurs de la compagnie de bus de Téhéran et de la banlieue. Les activités de Reza Shahabi en faveur des droits des travailleurs en Iran se situent entièrement dans le cadre des conventions de l’OIT. Or, Reza Shahabi a été arrêté plusieurs fois pour ses activités et a passé près de six ans en années en prison. Read the rest of this entry »

à Son excellence Ali Khamenei, Guide suprême, à Son excellence Hassan Rouhani, Président de la république Islamique d’Iran, à Son excellence Sadeqh Larijani, Responsable de la justice

December 16, 2017

sendikaVos excellences,

Les organisations syndicales françaises signataires de cette lettre, s’adressent à vous afin ‎d’attirer votre attention sur la situation de Réza Shahabi. Membre de la direction du syndicat de la ‎Régie des transports de Téhéran et de sa banlieue (Vahed), c’est un prisonnier mondialement connu en raison de son action en ‎faveur des droits des travailleurs. Read the rest of this entry »