Archive for July, 2024

How Iran’s Khamenei elevated a little-known moderate to the presidency

By Parisa Hafezi July 18, 20245:03 AM PDTUpdated 2 days ago DUBAI, July 18 (Reuters) – When intelligence officials briefed Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in May ahead of a snap presidential election, their report was grim: angered by economic hardship and […]

Film of the week – Bedroom Farsi

The Star’s critic MARIA DUARTE recommends a quietly powerful drama that examines an Iranian mother and daughter who escape domestic abuse THIS quietly powerful drama set in Australia in 1995 explores a clash of cultures as it shows the resilience, […]

Press release – Solidarity organisation backs oil workers in Iran

19th July 2024 For immediate use Reports from Iran confirm that currently more than 25,000 project workers, at the oil and gas fields and terminals in southern Iran, are continuing their industrial action which began on 21 June. Leading UK […]

To the strikers in Iran’s oil and gas fields Through the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran of Iran (UMMI)

Dear Colleagues and Comrades, On behalf of the CGT Mining and Energy Federation, we hereby express our full and unwavering support for your legitimate struggle for decent and fair working conditions. Your determination and courage in the face of adversity […]

Solidarity with the Striking Contract Workers in Iran

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) a class oriented Trade Union Confederation representing more than 7 million workers and an affiliate of WFTU, extends international working class solidarity to the striking Contract workers in Iran working in Oil and […]

The reality of Iran’s sham election

As a new president takes office amid a suspiciously low turnout, the regime’s grip on power grows ever more tenuous as the crises and rebellions become more regular, writes JAMSHID AHMADI, Assistant General Secretary of CODIR ON Saturday June 6 […]

Voting for Neoliberalism With Iranian Characteristics

BYARRON REZA MERAT Sanctioned, isolated, and living under a neoliberal state seemingly out of options, Iranians go to the polls today. As Iran goes to the polls on June 28 for an emergency 2024 election to replace president Ebrahim Raisi, […]

IndustriALL Global Union in solidarity with the striking project workers in the oil and gas fields in Iran

To the Striking workers in oil and gas fields in Iran  Dear Comrades, We are reaching out to (UMMI) on behalf of the Mining and Energy Union of Australia, a proud affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union with a network spanning […]

IndustriALL Global Union in solidarity with the striking project workers in the oil and gas fields in Iran

Geneva, 26 June 2024 To the Striking workers in oil and gas fields in Iran Via Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)  Transmitted via e-mail:   Dear sisters and brothers,  I am writing this letter to you on […]


On behalf of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT Union) Annual General Meeting taking place this week in the City of Hull our Union pledges total solidarity with striking Iranian oil and gas project workers fighting […]