By punishing Iran, Trump risks a full-scale war between our two countries – Mohammad Khatami

The US president should resist the pressure from his advisers and de-escalate the explosive tensions in the Persian Gulf The British-flagged tanker, Stena Impero, seized in the strait of Hormuz: ‘By exiting the JCPOA, the Trump administration has moved against […]

Iran: Cruel campaign to extract propaganda ‘confessions’ from protesters against compulsory veiling

15 July 2019, 09:15 UTC Iran’s authorities are using incommunicado detention, prolonged solitary confinement and threats against family members in order to extract forced video “confessions” from women’s rights defenders detained for campaigning against the country’s discriminatory forced veiling (hijab) laws, […]

Iran: the drive to war intensifies As US rhetoric pressing for a new Middle East war with Iran intensifies, JANE GREEN assesses the issues

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump continues to ramp up rhetoric against Iran as the threat of a further Middle East war becomes greater. Trump claims that he called off air strikes against Iran recently at the last minute, after being told […]

The Hybrid War Against Iran

In 1953, the U.S.—with the UK—overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammed Mossadeq and over the course of the next two decades provided full support to the unpopular government of the shah of Iran. , Shutterstock U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Those beating the drums for war in Iran must be resisted

There must be every effort to create a movement which clearly says no to war in Iran, says LINDSEY GERMAN ANTI-WAR campaigners are gearing up to oppose new conflicts this summer. The situation in the Gulf is extremely dangerous and […]

 

CODIR CAMPAIGNS AGAINST DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN! ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN!

1 March is the day to campaign globally against death penalty.   There was a march and rally in Brussels (Belgium) on 1 March in which hundreds of people participated. Courts in Islamic Republic of Iran continued to imposed death sentences […]

Systematic violation of human rights in Iran

Demonstration in support of protesting steel workers by their families in the city of Ahvaz, Iran, in December 2018. The placards read: “We are the children of workers. We stand alongside them.” © Iranian Labour News Agency

IRAN Islamic Republic of Iran Head of state: Sayed Ali Khamenei Head of government: Hassan Rouhani The human rights situation in Iran severely deteriorated. The authorities suppressed the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, as well as […]

The last total revolution turns 40

The Iranian revolution was the last grand illusion of the 20th century. by Hamid Dabashi I can close my eyes and hear the chants: “Marg bar fascism! Marg bar fascism!” It was a fine summer day in July 1979. I […]

Remembering the ‘Iranian Spring’ of 1979 — Before the Ayatollahs Took Over

By Mahmood Delkhasteh LONDON — The most dramatic moment of the 1979 Iranian revolution was Black Friday. Within a few days, the Shah was shaken by two subsequent mass demonstrations against his regime and, in order to prevent a third one, declared […]

40 Years on: The struggle for justice continues in Iran

7th February 2019 With the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution fast approaching, are the hopes of the Iranian people for peace, freedom and democracy any closer to being realised than at the time of the fall of the Shah?     […]

Britain Trade Unions call for an immediate end to repression in Iran

In response to a call by Amnesty International for the immediate release of Esmail Bakhshi and Sepideh Gholian from prison, representatives of the British trade union movement – including the TUC, UNISON, the International  Transport Federation, NASUWT and UCU – joined […]

Labor Activist Ali Nejati Denied Medical Treatment Against Doctor’s Orders

Petition Signed by 800 People Calls on Iran to Release Striking Haft Tappeh Workers Detained labor rights activist Ali Nejati is being denied medical treatment for heart disease and kidney and prostate problems in Shush Prison in the city of […]

White House hawks have no answers for the Iranian people

29th January 2019 With US intervention back on the international agenda in Venezuela, White House hawks, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser, John Bolton, have not taken their eye off US long term ambitions in the Middle […]

Pompeo’s Anti-Iran Tour Faces Obstacles of a Fractious Middle East

By Edward Wong and Ben Hubbard RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — In a barnstorming tour that took him to eight countries in one week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo burned with one central message: “The need to counter the greatest threat of all in […]

Iran’s Official Figures Indicate Alarming Unemployment Rate Later This Year

The official unemployment rate has reached 27 percent among young Iranians and over 40 percent among university graduates, says Omid Ali Parsai, chairman of the Iranian Statistical Center. Parsai added that some 550 thousand jobs have been created in Iran […]