On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the news section of national TV “Voice and Vision of the Islamic Republic of Iran” called “20:30” broadcast a shameful show titled “Tarahi Soukhteh” (a burnt plot) through which it aimed to connect the legitimate struggles of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane workers and other workers in Iran for payment of unpaid wages, against privatization, and against looting and plundering of national industries not only to the opposition parties abroad, but also insolently and shamelessly to the American imperialism and the racist state of Israel. They are also attempting to use the forced confessions of well-known workers such as Ali Nejati and Esmail Bakhshi which were detained through threats, beatings and torture, against them and other labour activists in Iran.
During the past two weeks, the ongoing wave of protests and strikes in Iran have gained a new intensity.
This statement was read at a Los Angeles rally in solidarity with the Latin American migrant caravan on November 3, 2018.
After the summit held by Rouhani, Putin and Erdogan in Tehran on September 7, Iran launched an assault on the Kurds in Iran and Iraq. Russia and Syria intensified their assaults on Idlib. Later, Putin and Erdogan met in Sochi, and reached a comprehensive agreement that was also officially approved by Syria and Iran, and warns of an ominous future for progressive struggles in the whole Middle East region.
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