Category Archives: Teachers

Tug-of-war between Iranian regime and defiant masses continues

Student Day at Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran
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New nationwide teachers’ protest in Iran

“Raisi, Ghalibaf, this is the last message/ The teachers’ movement is ready for insurrection” (Yasuj, February 19th 2022).
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Teachers in over 100 Iranian towns and cities protest against low wages!

On Thursday, December 23rd, teachers in over 100 towns and cities protested against low wages. Despite their union activists being summoned by the Iranian regime’s security agencies and told to cancel their planned demonstrations, the nationwide strike still went ahead.

Teachers in Sanandaj, December 23rd 2021.

Teachers and educators gathered in front of education departments in various towns and cities throughout Iran to continue their recent protests against the job classification scheme approved by the regime’s so-called ‘parliament’.

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Zeinab Hamrang, retired teacher, starts six-year sentence!

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Ten years ago: Farzad Kamangar and three other Kurds executed!

The following is a statement issued by Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network (IWSN), SZAC’s predecessor on May 9th 2010. Farzad Kamangar was a teacher.
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Jailed teacher Mohammad-Hossein Sepehri contracts Corona virus

Mohammad-Hossein Sepehri, a teacher jailed in Mashhad’s Vakilabad prison, has contracted Corona virus. Continue reading

Mounting teacher deaths linked to Corona virus!

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Esmail Abdi temporarily freed from jail

Esmail Abdi, the former General Secretary of the Tehran Teachers’ Trade Association, was temporarily released from jail on March 17th.

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Hamid Rahmati: jailed teacher in infirmary on 6th day of hunger strike!

Jailed teacher Hamid Rahmati was transferred to the prison infirmary earlier today – the sixth day of his hunger strike. Continue reading

Teachers still in jail!

There are at least six teachers still in the Iranian regime’s jails. Continue reading