Labor Rights in Iran Number 26 July - September 2023 Introduction 4-Introduction: This publication is Zamaneh Media’s 26th Labor Rights Report. These reports focus on key issues like workplace health and safety, various types of workplace discrimination, women’s labor, child labor, unemployment, deferment or non-payment of wages, labor organization, and labor protests.
The massacre of children and civilians in Gaza has angered a great majority of people in the world. Governments, UN and the human rights industry have not agreed to a ceasefire. If anything, they have supported Israel to continue its atrocities in Gaza. The current war between Israeli government and Hamas paramilitary forces in Gaza has a much wider dimension. The war in Gaza and to some extend in the West Bank follows other aims.
People around the world now days are witnessing heinous crimes and atrocities committed by raciest Israeli government against defenseless, non-military Palestinian people. Due to the brutal Israeli military bombardments, very distressing scenes of the killing of Palestinian men, women, and children have been created in the Gaza Strip.
The attack by Hamas on Israel and the reaction of the Israeli government are the beginning of a war against the Israeli and Palestinian people, which will take on wider dimensions. Today, Lebanon's Hezbollah entered the war by attacking areas of Israel. The war has so far resulted in hundreds of casualties, thousands wounded and scores of civilians taken hostage.
13 political prisoners were transferred from the notorious Evin Prison to Ghazal-Hesar prison without prior notice. In protests, they collectively refused to accept the prison's food. They reported and their families confirmed their horrible situation and demanded to return to Evin prison.:
Saeed Masouri, Jafar Ebrahimi, Kamyar Fakour, Loqman Aminpour, Afshin Baimani, Sepehr Imam Juma, Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb, Mohammad Shafi, Saman Saydi (Yasin), Hamza Sawari, Ahmadreza Haeri, Reza Salmanzadeh and Masoudreza Ebrahiminejad .
News coming out of prison indicates that the authorities did not follow and observe the legal procedures. They were not registered as prisoners in entry. They have been refused contact with their families, they are denied phone calls and visits, and they do not have access to any facilities in the prison.
In the prisons of the Islamic Republic, the lives of political prisoners have always been in danger. Just with a Khomaini’s order thousands were murdered in a day and two, or now using silent methods and declaring it suicide.
The killing of political prisoners in the years after the new regime took the reign of power. has not been forgotten and will never be forgotten, just as we have not forgotten and will not forget the murder of Bektash Abtin the writer and poet in Evin prison.
Some of these prisoners were in severe physical condition before being transferred to Ghazal Hesar prison, and the news indicates that they are still deprived of medical care. Now the lives of the above mentioned prisoners are in serious danger and it is feared that another "intentional crime" will occur.
Undoubtedly, preserving the lives of prisoners is the unquestionable responsibility of prison authorities and the Government of Iran.
Iranian Writers Association
This publication is Zamaneh Media’s 25th Labor Rights Report. These reports focus on key issues like workplace health and safety, various types of workplace discrimination, women’s labor, child labor, unemployment, deferment or non-payment of wages, labor organization, and labor protests. Zamaneh Media continuously monitors labor news in Iran, and this report provides an overview of labor rights issues there.
Communiqué of Worker-communist Party of Iran - Hekmatist on the occasion of First of May, International Workers’ Day It's May 1st. The day of the world unity of the working class and the old and necessary call of the workers of the world unite. On this day, in front of the eyes of billions of people in all parts of the world, the basic difference between two classes and two distinct movements is highlighted.
A civil activist and an advocate of the oppressed working class of Iran, Sepideh Gholian, who was arrested during workers’ protests, and endured four years and seven months of imprisonment in the dungeon, of the Islamic regime, was released from the case of Haft Tappeh workers, but her freedom didn’t last long and few hours later, she was arrested again by the security apparatus of the Islamic Republic, and taken back to prison.
Workers’ Organizations and ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’: A Bottom-Up Solidarity in Making
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS • March 12, 2023 •
On February 15th, twenty workers’ unions, feminists, students, and one human rights organization in Iran published the Charter of Minimum Demands of Independent Civil and Trade Unions of Iran, the first collective document from within the country, voicing their demands for a democratic and just future without dictatorship and oppression.
A night of talks and performances honouring the brave women of Iran. Let's hear directly from women's rights activist in Iran. Women Life and Freedom UK and Kurdish Women's Rights have collaborated to celebrate International Women's Day on March 11th. The aim of this event is to highlight the violations of women's rights and the sacrifices women have made while fighting for their fundamental rights and freedom of expression. We hope this event will encourage our audience to stand up for women's rights.
More than 500 people have been killed since protests erupted following Mahsa Amini’s death in custody. More than 500 people have been killed since protests erupted following Mahsa Amini’s death in custody. Composite: Getty/AFP As human rights organisations report an escalation in the brutal treatment of detainees, we speak to some of those who say they have suffered at the hands of state security forces
Global campaign to Expel the Islamic Regime of Iran from International Labour Organization (ILO) (The Farsi transaltion will follow the English)We call on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to expel Iran.The Islamic regime opposes worker's rights, bans strikes and free independent labour unions, and has jailed worker activists for organising to demand better pay and conditions, has executed 4 workers and shot dead tens of children in recent months for participating in protests, and so on- all of which are clear violations of ILO principles and statutes. Iran's state-controlled organisations at the ILO represent the oppressive anti-democratic regime, not the working people of Iran. They should be expelled from the ILO.
Alexandre Padilha says insurrection by Bolsonaro supporters was well-organized ‘act of terrorism’ aimed at toppling government. Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress in Brasília on 8 January. Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress in Brasília on 8 January. Photograph: Sérgio Lima/AFP/Getty Images. The insurrection that shook Brazil’s capital was a well-organised coup attempt that was thwarted thanks to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s swift and firm reaction, one of the president’s top ministers has told the Guardian.
These days, our Iran is going through inflammatory days, every day that passes, the alignments become clearer and the path of seeking rights becomes clearer. On one side, the right-seeking and justice-seeking people who strive for freedom and equality, and on the other side, the self-interested power worshipers have lined up. For the first time in Iran's political and social scene, multiple forces from different directions have taken a common goal, in this way, maximum unity and solidarity is the most necessary action ahead.
Iran's women's revolution has announced the end of the Islamic regime and its discrimination, misogyny and violations of the human right to life. The courage and beauty of the struggle of the youth and all members of society has inspired the world. Widespread gatherings outside Iran have shown unprecedented solidarity. This is the end of Islamic rule and the beginning of a new Iran. An Iran imprinted with ‘women, life, freedom.’