Pensioners, educators, medical staff and university lecturers protest in Tehran

On Sunday, January 10th, pensioners, educators of the literacy movement, doctors and staff of addiction treatment centres, staff and professors of the Azad University protested in Tehran.

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Tehran protest in support of Haft Tappeh workers

On December 23rd tens of students, pensioners, teachers and political activists demonstrated in front of the Iranian regime’s Justice Department in Tehran.

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Haft Tappeh workers: No to privatisation!

The following is a short message published on the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company workers’ independent channel on Telegram. Omid Asadbeigi is the former CEO and Mehrdad Rostami the Chairman of the Board of Haft Tappeh.

No to privatisation!
What do the Haft Tappeh workers want?

1. We, the workers of Haft Tappeh, do not want privatisation in any form.
2. We don’t want a handover to the likes of Asadbeigi and Rostami. We don’t want a handover to a competent private employer. A competent private [employer] means a more crooked and more thieving private [employer]: ‘A thief with a lamp, will rob you even more!’
3. We don’t want a fake privatisation; that is, a private appearance and a handover to state agents and families.
4. We don’t want a transfer to the bankrupt Social Security Organisation instead of a state loan. The Social Security Organisation would also gamble in the stock market and give the shares back to the likes of Asadbeigi.
5. We, the workers, say: Privatisation should be revoked, revoked categorically. The company should be state-owned under the supervision of the workers.

A group of Haft Tappeh workers from different sections [of the plant]

[16 December 2020]

Source: Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company workers’ independent Telegram channel

Translation: Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign

Keyvan Samimi, 72-year-old journalist, jailed for three years!

Keyvan Samimi, one of the May Day 2019 detainees, is a 72-year-old journalist and political activist. On Monday morning, December 7th, he was arrested at Evin Courthouse and transferred to Evin Prison to serve a three-year sentence.

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Davoud Rafii, auto worker, flogged 74 times for “insulting” Labour Minister

Davoud Rafii, a worker fired from the Pars Khodro car plant in 2012 for his union activities, has been flogged 74 times for “insulting” the Iranian regime’s former Labour Minister.

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Four Haft Tappeh reps still under arrest

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Hundreds of Haft Tappeh workers protest against arrests of four reps

Earlier today hundreds of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane workers protested against the arrests of four of their representatives.

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Lamerd’s Parsian refinery workers go on strike over unpaid wages

Workers at the Parsian gas refinery in Lamerd have gone on strike. They demanded payment of their wage arrears and staged a rally on the refinery grounds.

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Two options facing Haft Tappeh: workers’ ownership or workers’ supervision

Esmail Bakhshi and other representatives of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane workers have posted messages about the future ownership and management of the company. The following is a short message by an anonymous worker. It was published on the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company workers’ independent channel on Telegram on October 1st 2020.

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

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