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: Child detainees subjected to flogging, electric shocks and sexual violence in brutal protest crackdown

Iran’s intelligence and security forces have been committing horrific acts of torture, including beatings, flogging, electric shocks, rape and other sexual violence against child protesters as young as 12 to quell their involvement in nationwide protests, said Amnesty International today. […]

IAEA’s Grossi expects Iran’s cooperation as technical team readies visit

Plus, US senators take aim at Saudi Arabia’s rights record and the administration proposes cutting Tunisia’s economic aid. March 15, 2023 WASHINGTON — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog chief voiced cautious optimism on Wednesday that Iran will boost inspector access and restore monitoring […]

Analysis: Iran eases its regional isolation with Saudi deal

Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to restore diplomatic relations last week, but Tehran is likely to keep its foreign policy pillars. By Giorgio Cafiero Published On 14 Mar 2023 Since becoming Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi has promised to improve Tehran’s relations […]

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

This year, as progressives around the world prepared to mark International Women’s Day, the women of Iran did so on the back of a courageous and inspiring six-month long struggle – one in which they have led from the front […]

A new beautiful work in the form of animation

A new beautiful work in the form of animation, based on some of historic scenes of the protests against Mahsa Amini’s murder by the regime’s “Morality Police” in September, on the Persian version of Italian Bela Ciao A new beautiful […]

Crisis over suspected Iran schoolgirl poisonings escalates

Story by By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A crisis over suspected poisonings targeting Iranian schoolgirls escalated Sunday as authorities acknowledged over 50 schools were struck in a wave of possible cases. The poisonings have […]

Hundreds of Schoolgirls have been Targeted in Poison Gas Attacks in Iran

There is growing public concern and widespread anger in Iran following reports that hundreds of schoolgirls have been poisoned in a series of mysterious gas attacks on schools across the country, raising fears that militant religious groups have begun waging […]

Hundreds of Iranian schoolgirls targeted by mysterious poison gas attacks

Fears religious groups are targeting girls to keep them out of school and to intimidate street protesters Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran 17 HOURS AGO – www.ft.com Hundreds of young Iranian girls have been poisoned in a series of mysterious gas attacks on […]

Hundreds of Schoolgirls Fall Sick in Iran, and Officials Suspect Poisoning

Hundreds of schoolgirls in Iran have been hospitalized in over 10 cities after falling sick with respiratory, cardiac and neurological symptoms, and senior officials said they might have been deliberately poisoned. Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said at a news conference […]

CODIR calls for urgent solidarity with political prisoners, women activists, human rights defenders, and trade unionists in Iran

Trade union activist, Reyhane Ansarinejad, summoned to the Evin Security Prosecutor’s Office Ms. Reyhane Ansarinejad, an independent labour activist, has been summoned to the 2nd Investigation Branch of the General and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office of the 33rd District of Tehran […]