A #MeToo Awakening Stirs in Iran

The #MeToo movement has hit a nerve among Iran’s women. Now accusations against a politically connected celebrity artist are testing the movement in a sexually conservative society dominated by men. By Farnaz Fassihi Oct. 22, 2020 Three years into the global […]

UN human rights chief ‘appalled’ at Iran execution, questions trial process and verdict

Iran’s decision to hang media activist Ruhollah Zam on Saturday was an appalling violation of human rights that followed a deeply flawed trial process, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Monday.   “I am appalled at the execution […]

17 Days and Counting to Trump’s Departure, Yet Signs of a Planned US-Led Attack against Iran Mount

The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, December 30, for the third time since the second half of November. According to Haaretz, senior officers in the Israel military have met in recent days with their counterparts at […]

In Brazen Threat to Iran, US Sends Heavy Bombers to M.E. via Israel

Last Friday, November 20, Channel 13 reported that Israel and the US were planning to increase pressure on Iran with “covert operations” and economic sanctions during Trump’s final weeks in office. The next day, the United States rapidly deployed several heavy bombers […]

As Trump’s Ruses Fail, US Deploys Additional Bombers to Persian Gulf

“Lame duck” US President Donald Trump’s legal challenges to the validity of the November presidential election have chalked up more than fifty defeats in the courts in the past weeks, the most recent one (“the big one,” in Trump’s own […]

 

Strike at Haft-Tappeh continues – 80th day reached

CODIR Press Release. 2nd September 2020 Today marks the 80th day since workers of the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane complex in the south of Iran came out on a strike, on 15 June. They are demanding their unpaid wages, medical insurance, reinstatement […]

Iranian oil and gas strike solid in fourth week

27 August, 2020 An unprecedented mass strike in the Iranian oil and gas sector is holding firm as it enters its fourth week. Around 10,000 workers in Iran’s oil and gas fields have been taking part in wildcat strike action since 1 […]

IRAN TODAY Autumn 2020 was published by CODIR!

The Autumn 2020 issue of Iran Today, the progressive campaign for peace, human and democratic rights, and social justice in Iran, published by CODIR, is now released! The Autumn 2020 issue of Iran Today covers a whole host of important […]

The man who said no: how Iran coerces expats to inform on friends

Behdad Esfahbod was forced by the Revolutionary Guard to enlist as a foreign agent. But when they tried to activate him, he went public instead On 14 June, Behdad Esfahbod, a Facebook software engineer, received a text from a strange […]

A significant breakthrough! Strike action spreads rapidly across Iran

As oil workers engage in co-ordinated strike action across Iran, JANE GREEN considers the response of the Iranian regime and the prospects for trade unions in Iran AN UNPRECEDENTED wave of strike action is under way in the gas and […]

URGENT ACTION – TORTURED IRANIAN KURD AT RISK OF EXECUTION

Arsalan Khodkam, from Iran’s Kurdish minority, is at risk of execution in West Azerbaijan province. He was sentenced to death for “spying” after a grossly unfair trial that lasted about 30 minutes and relied on “confessions” he says were obtained […]

Huge strike wave hits Iranian energy sector

4 August, 2020Thousands of workers have taken strike action in Iran’s South Pars gas fields, protesting the late payment of wages and poor working conditions. About 10,000 workers have stopped work as a wave of wildcat strike action has hit […]

Press release – Solidarity organisation calls for support for striking oil workers

3rd August 2020 For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has appealed to trade unions in the UK to support oil workers across Iran in their demands to be paid for their work. […]

Iran: Leaked official letters reveal state denial of COVID-19 crisis in prisons

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 31 July 2020 Leaked official documents newly obtained by Amnesty International reveal that the Iranian government has ignored repeated pleas by senior officials responsible for managing Iran’s prisons for additional resources to control the spread of […]

IndustriALL Global Union in solidarity with oil and gas workers in Iran

Dear sisters and brothers, I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, energy and manufacturing sectors in more than 140 countries, to express our full support […]