Category: CODIR says…

Strike actions by oil and petrochemical contract workers in Iran continue on!

September 15, 2021 Strike actions in various  locations across Iran, by project workers in the country’s oil and petrochemical sector, are continuing unabated, having originally begun on 19 June 2021 (the day after the theocratic regime’s sham presidential elections).   […]

Raisi inaugurated with blood on his hands – Jane Green

The recent inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Iran raises questions about activity in the new President’s past, as well the directionof Iran’s future foreign policy.  Jane Green assesses the prospects. A degree […]

Iran: the uprising of the thirsty

PAYAM SOLHTALAB writes on the ever-deepening water crisis in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province and reveals its root Protesters march with a banner reading ‘Without water, without jobs, without health. Khuzestan is not Iran’s stepchild!’ OVER recent days, an already tense […]

CODIR appeals for your immediate solidarity action!

The strikes by oil and petrochemical contracted workers continue! The strike by workers in the oil and petrochemical industries in Iran, which began on the 19th June, has spread to numerous sites across the vast oil and gas exploration fields […]

Iran: Election boycott further undermines regime’s legitimacy

18th June 2021 With Iranian presidential elections scheduled for 18 June and the latest round of talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal underway, the Islamic Republic is reaching a critical point.  Jane Green assesses the implications… […]

Crisis of legitimacy as election farce approaches

Iranian rights campaigners have warned that upcoming presidential elections will be the least free yet, with an unprecedented number of candidates disqualified. As the presidential election campaign in Iran enters its final two weeks – with the election set to […]

End the ordeal of Narges Mohammadi!

Free all women political prisoners in Iran! On 27 May 2021, media outlets in Iran and from around the world reported that the courts in the Islamic Republic of Iran have sentenced Ms. Narges Mohammadi – a noted human rights […]

Presidents, pragmatism and power in the Middle East

Biden’s attitude towards the Middle East is beginning to take shape as Iran builds towards a presidential election of its own. STEVE BISHOP  senior Executive Council of CODIR considers the issues facing the leadership in both countries IRAN’S national democratic […]

CODIR’s message and contribution to London online May Day 2021 event on 1st May.

CODIR’s message and contribution to London online May Day 2021 event on 1st May. Tweet

Press release – Urgent action on International Workers Day 2021

30th April 2021 Press release The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called upon trade union leaders in the UK to take urgent action on International Worker’s Day (1st May) to highlight the ongoing plight […]