General shutdown in Iran’s Kurdish areas

On September 21st several cities in Kurdistan Province, Kermanshah Province and the Kurdish cities of West Azerbaijan Province were part of a general shutdown of shops and businesses. According to eyewitnesses and published images, most shops took part in the shutdown, affecting the main markets of these cities. Continue reading


TUC lobby

Today activists of the Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign were joined by members of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain and Alliance for Workers’ Liberty outside Transport House, the Headquarters of the Trades Union Congress.
We were holding a friendly lobby of the TUC to bring to its attention the many strikes and workers’ struggles in Iran and demanding its support and class solidarity.
The following is the text of the leaflet that was distributed to TUC workers and passers-by. Continue reading

Third anniversary of Shahrokh Zamani’s death

Today, September 13th 2018, is the third anniversary of Shahrokh Zamani’s death in Rajai Shahr prison. When his family demanded that an autopsy should be carried out they were threatened by the Iranian regime’s authorities. To this day no satisfactory explanation has been given about Shahrokh’s death. Below we reproduce the first statement of the Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network (our predecessor) on receiving news of Shahrokh’s untimely death.

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Solidarity with the Haft Tappeh sugarcane workers’ strike in Iran!

Solidarity with the Haft Tappeh sugarcane workers’ strike in Iran!

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Discurso de Esmail Bakhshi: Huelga de Haft Tappeh, 18 de agosto del 2018

Esmail Bakhshi es uno de los representantes de los trabajadores de la
empresa de caña de azúcar Haft Tappeh. La siguiente es la
transcripción en inglés de su discurso durante la huelga del 18 de
agosto de 2018. Traducción: Henry Chango Lopez, President of
the IWGB Union.

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Twelfth day of the Haft Tappeh strike

Day twelve of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company workers’ strike. Continue reading

Sixth day of the Haft Tappeh strike, August 24th 2018

The workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane complex have been on strike for six days. On the first day of the strike (August 18th) Esmail Bakhshi, one of their elected representatives, set out their problems and demands in a speech. Here is a summary of the main points Mr Bakhshi mentioned. Continue reading