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4 January 2018: Regarding Arrests at Tehran University

The Union of Free Workers of Iran have relayed a statement from the headquarters at Tehran University which, summarized, is as follows: There have been many arrests of students in Tehran University; security forces have made the situation tense. In light of this, they demand the following: 1) Immediate release of all arrested students with … Continue reading

2 January 2018: Workers in Iran Issue Joint Statement in Support of #IranProtests

Within the first few days of the recent uprising in Iran, which is decentralized throughout the country and characterized by demands of working class people, 5 workers’ organizations issued a joint statement of demands (issued 2 January 2018).  A summary of the joint demands are presented here in English translation, with the original Farsi below. … Continue reading

31 December 2017: Demonstration in Solidarity with Peoples’ Protests in Iran

On 31st December 2017, activists in Washington DC gathered in front of the offices of the Islamic Republic of Iran to protest against the brutal regime, and to stand in solidarity with peoples’ street protests in Iran.  The chants of protesters in Iran reflect concerns about economic strife, government corruption, and fury at a theocratic … Continue reading

4 September 2017: Flash Mob to Raise Awareness of Hunger Strike in Rajaei Shahr Prison

On 4 September 2017, activists in Washington DC gathered at Union Station to stage a flash mob to raise awareness of the ongoing hunger strike of political prisoners in the notorious Rajaei Shahr prison in Iran.  The political prisoners on hunger strike in protest of their conditions included Reza Shahabi (a labor leader at the … Continue reading

20 June 2017: International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran

On 24 June 2017, activists in Washington DC gathered at DuPont Circle to recognize 20 June, the International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran.  The activists had prepared a canvas representing the jail cells in which many political prisoners are consigned.  Passers-by were invited to learn about the situation of political prisoners in … Continue reading

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