Human Rights, Protest Announcements, Solidarity with Workers

INTERNATIONAL PROTEST: 5 November: International Day of Solidarity with Workers in Iran

JOIN US IN INTERNATIONAL PROTEST in support of Iranian workers – currently participating cities are listed below; please contact Maria Rohaly if you would like to add your city to the protest action.

Labor leaders currently in prison include:
– Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to 6 years in prison
– Reza Shahabi in prison since June 2010
– Ebrahim Madadi, in prison since December 2008, sentenced to a 3.5 year prison
– Rasoul Bodaghi sentenced to 6 years in prison
– Ayat Niyaafar was arrested on Monday 17 Oct.

Their “crimes”:
– Fighting for workers rights including rights to union activities without fear of being persecuted
– Demanding to be paid their wage for the work they have done
– Demanding the right to strike and freedom of expression
– Organizing May Day
– Establishing labor organizations

And thousands of workers across Iran have gone months without wages, are forced to work under exploitative contracts, and have none of the benefits that legally belong to them.

The attack on workers and labour activists must be stopped!

We demand:
– the immediate and unconditional release of all jailed workers in Iran
– the expulsion of delegates of the Islamic regime of Iran from the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

We call on all trade unions, concerned organizations and individuals to join us in this campaign. We need to show our solidarity with these jailed workers and their families. Join us on November 5-6 2011 in protest against the Islamic Republic’s attacks on workers and their rights. Participating cities are as follows:

AUSTRALIA
Sydney
Time: Saturday 5th November, 11-12 noon
Place: Town Hall

CANADA
Montreal
Time: Sunday 6th November, 3-6 pm
Place: Victoria Square (People’s Square)

Toronto
Time: Saturday 5 November 2011, 1-3 pm
Place: Yonge St & Dundas Intersection
Contact: Yadi Mahmoudi 416-471-7138; hkki.vca@gmail.com

Vancouver
Time: Saturday 5th November, 3-5 pm
Place: Art Gallery, Robson side
Contact: Masoud Arjang 001-6046495453
Note: The Vancouver District Labour Council also support this call.

CYPRUS
Nicosia
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 10-11 am
Place: In front of IRI Embassy
Contact: Amir Masoud Khaghani, 96484292, amirmasoud.khaghani@gmail.com, jonbeshhoghoghpanahjo.cyprus@gmail.com

Limassol
Time: Saturday 5th November
Location forthcoming
Contact: Amir Masoud Khaghani, 96484292, amirmasoud.khaghani@gmail.com, jonbeshhoghoghpanahjo.cyprus@gmail.com

Larnaca
Time: Saturday 5th November
Location forthcoming
Contact: Amir Masoud Khaghani, 96484292, amirmasoud.khaghani@gmail.com, jonbeshhoghoghpanahjo.cyprus@gmail.com

DENMARK
Copenhagen
Time: Saturday 5th November, 2-3 pm
Place: In front of the Embassy of Islamic Republic
Engskiftevej 6 – 2100 københavn

FINLAND
Helsinki
Time: Saturday 5th, 2- 4 pm
Place: At 14:00 we gather in Helsingin rautatientori and at 14:20 we start our march towards Narinkkatori behind Kamppi building.
Contact: abroadcommittee@gmail.com

FRANCE
Lyon
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 4-5 pm
Contact : Payam Azar
Details forthcoming

GERMANY
Berlin
Time: Saturday 5th, 2-4 pm
Place: Joachimstalerplatz, am U-Bahnhof Kurfürstendamm
Contact: Farzaneh Derakhshan

Bremen
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 3-5 pm
Place: Ziegenmarkt
Contact: Siamak Maki 01724037035

Cologne
Time: Saturday 5th, 4 pm
Place: In front of Dom
Contact: Mohamad Nemati 01635522356

Dortmund
Time: Saturday 5th November
Contact: Maryam Jabbarzadeh 01786703944 daryagermany@yahoo.de
Details forthcoming

Frankfurt
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 11am-1pm
Place: Hauptwache Rathenauplatz
Contact: Shahnaz Moratab 015774650186

Hannover
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011 4-6pm
Place: Kropke
Contact: Naser Kashkooli 0177 8348592

Hamburg
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 1.30 pm
Place: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, Glockengießerwall
Contact: Nazanin Borumand 0172-4044323

Leipzig
Time: Saturday 5th Nov
Contact: 017629319819
Details forthcoming

Würzburg
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 2.30-5 pm
Contact: Abdolbaset Soleimani, baset_marx@yahoo.com
Details forthcoming

GREECE
Athens
Time: Saturday 5th November, 5 pm
Place: Athens Polytechnic in Patission street
Contact: Naser Aghbashloo 00306957954975

ITALY
Bolzano
Time: Saturday 5th November,
Details forthcoming
Contact: Nina Sadeqi 00390471201857

JAPAN
Tokyo
The 5 and 6 Nov, Jamal Saberi, a Worker-communist Party of Iran cadre and one of the “Free Jailed Workers Campaign” activists will give a speech at the Railway Union’s meeting, the subject of which is “Jailed Workers in Iran.” Labour union representatives from Brazil, USA and South Korea will be present in the meeting.

NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam
Time: Saturday 5 November 2011, 1-3 pm
Place: Beursplein
Cotact: Bahman Khani 0651273261

NORWAY
Oslo
Time: Saturday 5th November, 1-2 pm
Place: In front of Embassy of Islamic Republic
Contact: Saber Rahimi 0798694001; Abolghasem Kardar 04133-3268

SWEDEN
Borås
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 2-4pm
Place: Stora torget
Contact: Esmail Mardokhi; 0 737 59 85 66

Gothenberg
Time: Saturday 5 November 2011, 1-3 pm
Place: Brunnsparken
Contact: Abe Asadi 07317178819

Helsingborg
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 2.30-5 pm
Place: Stortorget
Contact: Gabi Hosseini 0760879874

Karlskrona
Date: Saturday 5th November 2011, 2-4 pm
Place: Ronnebygatan 43 till 47 i Centrum
Contact: Amir Kamrani amir_ung@yahoo.com 0046704 53 10 47; nasserkhassaee@yahoo.com 0046762835308

Malmö
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 1-3 pm
Place: Triangel
Contact: Hasan Salehi 0703171102; Farideh Arman 0703638088

Sävsjö
Time: Saturday 5th November 2011, 11am-13pm
Contact: Arian Mirzolfaghari 0046700773423; zolfaghariarian4@gmail.com
Contact: Seyed Ezatollah Rashmi 0046736561595; moied83@gmail.com
Place:Resecentrum

Stockholm
Time: Saturday 5 November 2011, 1-3 pm
Place: In front of Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran
Contact: Göran Gustavsson 0704009033 & Farmarz Ghorbani 0765647616

TURKEY
Ankara
Time: Saturday 5th November, 2-4 pm
Place: At 14:00 hours we will gather in Kugulu Park (Swan Park) and then we will start our march towards Tehran Street in front of the Embassy of Islamic Republic
Contact: Pari Neshat 00905370158957

UK
London
Time: Saturday 5 November 2011, 2-4 pm
Place: Trafalgar Sq. In front of National Gallery
At 17.00 We will gather outside the BBC Farsi office (BBC Persian: Broadcasting House, 2-22 Portland Place, London W1A 1AA)
Contact: Behroz Bahari 07838156819; Alireza Rashidi 07712810675

US
New York City
Details forthcoming.
Contact: Ally Johnson

Philadelphia
Time: Saturday 5th, 1 pm
Love Park, Broad and JFK Street
Contact: Soheila Nikpour 267-439-7185

Washington DC
Time: Sunday, November 6, 2011, 1pm
Place: 2209 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC (offices of the Islamic regime at the Pakistani Embassy) with march down to Georgetown to hand out flyers. Follow-on action at McPherson Square/#OccupyDC.
Contact: maria.rohaly@gmail.com
Organizers: Mission Free Iran & Unity for Democracy and Justice in Iran

This list is being updated regularly.

For more information please refer to the facebook sites and websites and blogs under:
http://free-them-now.blogspot.com
http://www.iranpoliticalprisoners.com
http://www.missionfreeiran.org

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