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 […]

 

Iran: Over 200 executed since January; Türk calls for end to death penalty

The “frightening” number of executions carried out this year in Iran prompted the UN human rights chief Volker Türk on Tuesday, to call on the country’s authorities to abolish the death penalty or halt all executions. More than 10 people […]

SOLIDARITY WITH STRIKING OIL AND GAS WORKERS IN IRAN

Maziar Gilaninejad President Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran Sent Via Email to: info@industriall-union.org and CODIR: codir_info@btinternet.com On behalf of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT Union) our Union pledges “total solidarity” with striking Iranian […]

Insolidaritywith oil and gas workers in Iran

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) Islamic Republic of Iran irunionmessenger@gmail.com 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 […]

Workers’ representatives were summarily dismissed! 

The state-run Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) has reported that four worker representatives, covering some 200 Tehran Metro ticket sales employees, who were invited to a meeting by their employer’s contractor to discuss the workers’ wage arrears, have been summarily […]

Call for urgent action to free women journalists

10th April 2023 Press release – For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) have issued an urgent call for the immediate and unconditional release of journalists, Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi.  The two […]

CODIR Calls for Urgent Solidarity with Iran’s Teachers Union!

Mohammad Habibi, the official spokesperson of the Iranian Teachers Trade Association (ITTA) in Tehran, has been arrested by agents of the [Islamic Republic] security forces at his workplace today (Wednesday 5 April 2023) and taken to Ward 209 of Evin […]

The “Woman, Life, Freedom” Protests… The Situation Going Forward

The occurrence of the vernal equinox (on Monday 20 March or Tuesday 21 March 2023, depending on time zone) marked the beginning of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, an ancient festival observed in one form or another by an estimated […]

Rebellion in Iran: how far will the regime go?

Hardliners strike a defiant tone in public, but behind the scenes there is debate about how to respond to demands for change Andrew England and Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran YESTERDAY When the Islamic regime called, hundreds of thousands rallied. In cities across Iran, women, […]

Happy Nowruz!

What is Nowruz? How and when is the festival celebrated by Iranian people around the world? Story by Charlie Duffield – Evening Standard Whilst in the Northern Hemisphere, as March bows out and heralds the first day of spring during […]

Professor Ervand Abrahamian on the recent developments in Iran: “A deepening crisis of legitimacy or revolution?”

Ervand Abrahamian (born 1940) is an Iranian-American eminent historian of Iran and the Middle East, based in New York. He is Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is widely regarded as […]