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: national teachers’ strike could herald new era of dissent

Iran witnessed a nationwide strike by teachers on October 14-15. Iranian social media exploded with photos and videos of the teachers’ sit-ins at elementary and high schools across more than a dozen cities. Official Iranian media completely ignored the strike, however, while mainstream media abroad largely […]

Struggling To Make Ends Meet, Iranian Teachers Go On Strike

Teachers are protesting what they say are their low wages. News reports and social-media posts suggest that dozens of teachers across Iran have reportedly refused to appear in classrooms. Instead, they appear to be staging sit-ins to protest low wages. […]

Teamsters Union supports Iran’s truck drivers’ strike

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, “North America’s strongest and most diverse labor union” with 1.4 million members in the US and Canada, supported Iran’s truckers in a letter to the Deputy Director of Iran’s interests in the US, Abolfazl Mehrabadi. The Letter, which was […]

ITF Supports Iranian Truckers’ Strike

The International Transport Workers’ Federation issued a statement today in solidarity with Iranian truckers on the tenth day of their strike. This is the second time ITF supports Iranian truckers’ strike. “Let it be clear, ITF unions globally voice their […]

Campaign for the release of imprisoned teacher trade unionists in Iran

World Teachers’ Day 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that recognizes education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring inclusive and equitable access for all […]

Neoliberal Economics: The Plague of Iran’s Economy

The Iranian economy is mired in a deep recession. The real or productive sector of the economy is paralyzed, largely by out-of-control (and often illicit) imports that have replaced domestic production. Rent seeking, corruption and the looting of national resources […]

Iran: Authorities deliberately jeopardize health of jailed activist with cancer

26 September 2018, 18:08 UTC The Iranian authorities are torturing jailed human rights defender Arash Sadeghi, who has cancer, by deliberately depriving him of the specialist medical care health professionals have said he desperately requires, Amnesty International revealed today. Arash […]

The September 2018 issue of Iran Today is out now!

Table of Contents: NEU solidarity- Defend the rights of teachers in Iran                                              Page 2 Editorial:  Yes to Solidarity, No […]

Free Esmail Abdi

Esmail Abdi, teacher and leader of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA) , was arrested in June 2015 while trying to attend the Education International (EI) 8th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada. His trail was grossly unfair: he was denied […]

Theocracy wages war on those dare to show dissent!

The start of 2018 saw a massive upsurge of angry protests by workers across Iran against unemployment, poverty wages, unpaid wages, and corruption. The events which have escalated from small-scale protests against food shortages and price rises, rapidly became more […]