Archive for October, 2022

UNITE ‘s Equality Conference debates important emergency motion on support for popular protests in Iran

CODIR congratulates Unite the Union on the successful holding of its National Equalities Conferences, which took place from Monday 24 October to Wednesday 26 October in Bournemouth. We were especially delighted to note the adoption of the following emergency motion […]

In Iran, Mass Protests Are Chanting “No Mullahs, No Shah, Just Democracy”

Iranian protesters set their scarves on fire while marching down a street on October 1, 2022, in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)

AN INTERVIEW WITHPARANDEH Iran has exploded in protest following the death of Jîna (Mahsa) Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman detained by “morality police.” We spoke with an Iranian leftist about the mass mobilization and why Western meddling undermines the cause […]

As protests rock Iran, its most feared security force is lying in wait

Thousands of people poured into the streets of Mahsa Amini’s hometown Wednesday and marched to her grave. Iranian security forces responded — as they have throughout the course of the nationwide protests inspired by her death — with violence and […]

Joint statement of democratic women’s organisations in support of the struggle of Iranian women for dignity, equality, peace, justice, and for human and democratic rights

We, the undersigned organisations that campaign for women’s emancipation from every form of exploitation note that: On 6th July 2022, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, ordered stricter implementation of the law of mandatory hejab. Thus, […]

Bloodshed and Cover-up at Evin Prison!

“Tehran has become a detention centre, Evin has become a slaughterhouse!” CODIR is alarmed by the numerous reports and video clips that have emerged this evening (from 19:30 Tehran time on Saturday 15 October 2022) of a major incident unfolding […]

How three Iranian women spurred mass protests against theocratic regime

In July this year, a video began circulating online of an altercation between two women on a Tehran bus. One, in full hijab, attacks the other, a 28-year-old called Sepideh Rashno, for not wearing a hijab, mandated under Iranian law […]

To our courageous Iranian sisters, fighting for the rights of all of us

Press Release On 16 September 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman from Sanandajj in western Iran, was arrested by the Tehran “morality police”. According to Iranian news sources, the morality police arrested Mahsa for wearing her hijab in an […]

FIM CISL statement on developments in Iran

A breath of freedom, this is what Mahsa, Hadis, Nika and all those women killed, beaten, arrested were looking for. Women deprived, for too long now, of their dignity. In an Iran increasingly squeezed, on the one hand, in the […]

Oil workers join the campaign for an end to theocratic rule in Iran!

Protesters in Iran welcome this major development! Reports received today (Monday 10 October) from Iran indicate that workers in the country’s oil industry, a powerful sphere of influence, have joined the nationwide protest movement calling for an end to the […]

Iran toughens crackdown as some oil workers reported to join protests

DUBAI (Reuters) -Iranian security forces intensified a crackdown on anti-government protests in several Kurdish cities on Monday, as demonstrations elsewhere in Iran spread into the country’s vital energy sector. Protests have swept Iran since Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iran’s […]