Iran: Education International demands the unconditional release of teacher unionists

28 February 2024 Education International renewed its call for the release of imprisoned teachers and unionists in Iran and asked for the International Labour Organization (ILO) to follow up on the issue in a recent meeting with the Director General, […]

A challenge to the future of theocracy in Iran

In protest against the corrupt ruling dictatorship, the left is rejecting the sham parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections taking place in Iran today. NAVID SHOMALI of the Tudeh Party of Iran explains why Iranian communists have called for a […]

Factbox-Key facts about Iran’s elections on Friday

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranians will vote in a parliamentary election on March 1 seen as a litmus test of the clerical establishment’s popularity amid growing discontent over economic, political and social strains. Iran’s clerical rulers are seeking a big turnout […]

Iran elections: First polls held since 2022 nationwide protests

By Farnoosh Amirshahi The first elections in Iran since the nationwide anti-government protests of 2022 take place on Friday. There will be two separate polls: one for members of parliament and the other for members of the Assembly of Experts, […]

Vast majority of Iranians want a secular government, poll reveals

Story by Melanie Swan Iran begins first election campaign since 2022 mass protests An Iranian government secret opinion poll has revealed that 73 per cent of those participated said they support secularism Almost three-quarters of Iranians want a secular government […]


Iranian Woman Defiant Despite ‘Medieval’ Flogging For Hijab Violation

Roya Heshmati has stated that she had been lashed 74 times because of a social media post she made in April in which she could be seen without a hijab. The lashes to Roya Heshmati’s body have triggered renewed condemnation […]

Iranian workers demand action on labour rights

Amid plunging living standards, government corruption and state oppression, strike waves are spreading across Iran, reports STEVE BISHOP THE Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (Codir) has called for the international trade union movement to back the […]

Press release – Iranian workers demand action on labour rights

2nd January 2024 – For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called for the international trade union movement to back the calls of Iranian workers in their struggles for improved recognition, pay and […]

Lack of Job Classification Incites Workers to Organize at Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz

On Dec 30th, after 8 days of strike, the workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group (INSIG) in Ahvaz, in south of Iran, decided to go back to work after they were promised that the employer will implement the Job […]

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes from CODIR for health, happiness, and success in the New Year!

Join Codir’s campaign for human and democratic rights, peace, and justice in Iran! Hoping that 2024 will be a year of peace, progress and justice!

Press release – For immediate use – Call for human rights in Iran to mark anniversary of UN Declaration

The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called for the international community to focus upon the abuse of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to mark the anniversary of the UN Declaration of […]

Women’s activism in Iran continues, despite street protests dying down in face of state repression

by Mona Tajali, Associate Professor of International Relations and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Agnes Scott College * Large-scale protests that erupted in 2022 across Iran, centering on women’s rights, captured the world’s attention. Iranians peacefully protested in the streets of places […]

Iran: Security forces used rape and other sexual violence to crush “Woman Life Freedom” uprising with impunity

Security forces in Iran used rape and other forms of sexual violence, amounting to torture and other ill-treatment, to intimidate and punish peaceful protesters during the 2022 “Woman Life Freedom” uprising, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.   The […]

‘Women are defined as second-class citizens at the mercy of men’

GITA AZADI of the Democratic Organisation of Iranian Women talks to the Star about Iran’s famous Woman, Life, Freedom movement, the misogyny of Islamist rule, and what women worldwide can do to show solidarity THE Democratic Organisation of Iranian Women […]

CODIR AGM Welcomes New General Secretary!

For Rights and Justice in Iran: CODIR’s AGM 2023 The Committee for Defence of Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) held a well-attended AGM this weekend at UNISON’s central London headquarters. In her opening remarks, the meeting’s chair, Liz Payne, welcomed everyone, […]