Category: Features

Lawrence Wilkerson: I Helped Sell the False Choice of War with Iraq; It’s Happening Again with Iran

Fifteen years ago, Secretary of State General Colin Powell gave a speech to the United Nations arguing for war with Iraq, saying the evidence was clear: Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. It was a speech Powell would later […]

More than 40 striking steelworkers detained in Iran

19.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union has written to the government of Iran to condemn to the arrest of more than 40 striking workers at the Ahvaz Steel complex, in brutal raids at their homes on 17 and 18 December. About 31 […]

TUC calls Iranian government to account for wide scale union oppression

19 Dec 2018 The TUC denounces the actions of the Iranian government and their continually campaign of oppression against trade unionists, students and activists across Iran.  The TUC expresses deep solidarity with the workers of INSIG Ahvaz and the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Complex in […]

Solidarity organisation calls for support for workers protests

19th December 2018 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called upon trade unions in the UK and globally to support the nearly six-week-long strike of steelworkers in Iran, protesting against […]

Union activists tortured in Iran as strike wave spreads

06.12.2018 A wave of strike action across the province of Khuzestan has led to the arrest and torture of leading activists. Workers at the Iran National Steel plant in Ahvaz have taken strike action on several occasions over the past […]

Iran committing crimes against humanity by concealing fate of thousands of slaughtered political dissidents

Thousands forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in prison in 1988 Ongoing campaign to deny, distort truth and abuse victims’ families UN must establish independent investigation into crimes against humanity High-profile figures accused of involvement in 1988 prison massacres named By […]

Iran: A Rumor of War

Iran: Rumors of War Dispatches From The Edge Dec. 1, 2018 “The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story Inside Iran And What’s Wrong with U.S. Policy” By Reese Erlich Routledge Taylor & Francis Group New York and London 2019 Want […]

ICTUR letter three recent incidents of organised industrial action

By e-mail: media@rouhani.ir infopack@irimlsa.ir iran@un.int  Attn:  Hassan Rouhani President of the Islamic Republic of Iran  Office of the President Pasteur St. Tehran, IRAN                CC:  Mohammad Shariatmadari, Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri, Attorney General […]

Protesters press for change in Iran

The wave of protests which has gripped Iran since demonstrations engulfed 85 cities last January are showing no sign of letting up.  The protests range from the low paid, underemployed and disenfranchised, through industrial workers in the steel and sugar […]

Iran: Fears mounting for detained Ahwazi Arabs amid reports of secret executions

Iranian authorities must immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of members of the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority being held without access to their families or lawyers, Amnesty International said following reports that some have been executed in secret. […]