The Free Union of Iranian Workers is unique in several ways. It includes Parvin Mohammadi, a woman, as one of its two leaders. In its statements and analyses , it has opposed the Iranian regime’s militarism, military spending and has also opposed both Iran’s state-controlled capitalism and private capitalists. This union also strongly supports women’s rights and has defended the Girls of Revolution Avenue, women who have taken off their scarves in public as a sign of protest.Continue reading Free Iranian Labor Leaders, Jafar Azimzadeh and Parvin Mohammadi
As the new wave of nationwide labor strikes develop in Iran, leftist student continue to play a critical role in popularizing the voice and demands of the oppressed workers. Students have been at the forefront of challenging the state-imposed and rigid center-periphery relations that separated the urban middle class from historically and systematically dispossessed, national minority-based and undeveloped margins, areas where the new labor movement is currently arising from.
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.