Shahrokh Zamani: 1963-2015
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On Thursday, June 22nd, a further escalation in the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane workers’ strike took place: the company’s security guards prevented thirty workers from entering the factory. The workers locked out by the bosses have between 18 and 22 years’ experience of working at the plant.
Tomorrow, May 19th 2017, the Iranian regime will yet again hold phoney ‘elections’ to disguise the basic fact that it is one of the most repressive capitalist dictatorships in the twenty-first century. Along with the ‘presidential elections’ there will also be ‘local elections’ in Iran’s cities and villages.
The following is Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign’s short piece that was included in an internationalist leaflet distributed in London on May Day.
In the run-up to May Day British trade unionists and socialist activists have been showing their support and solidarity for Iranian workers and their struggles for independent organisations, the right to strike and the release of all jailed workers. Here are some of those who supported the campaign.
Three reps from striking Picturehouse cinemas – Obi Saiq (Hackney), Tom (East Dulwich) and Kelly Rogers (Ritzy) – showing their solidarity with Iranian workers’ struggles.