Iran

Neither Washington nor Tehran!

Submitted by Matthew on 14 December, 2011 - 12:24

By Cathy Nugent

Last month the UN’s nuclear energy watchdog passed a resolution calling on Iran to come clean about whether or not it was developing nuclear weaponry. How has the left responded?

Socialist Worker's (2 December) response: “Western powers, fresh from their intervention in Libya, are keen to assert themselves elsewhere.”

Eh? Are western powers — the US, UK — really champing at the bit to go to war with Iran? Well, the same article concludes with words to the effect, “Not really”! So what is the fuss about?

"Between the two poles" - socialism and secularism

Submitted by AWL on 6 December, 2011 - 3:24

Azar Majedi of the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iran and the Worker-Communist Unity Party delivered the following speech at a conference on secularism at Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris, on 2 December 2011. Although Workers' Liberty does not necessarily agree with all of Majedi's positions, this speech is a worthwhile contribution to debate on the topic.

Oppose deportations to Iran!

Submitted by Matthew on 4 May, 2011 - 12:40

Six Iranian refugees are now in their fifth week of a hunger strike to demand asylum in the UK and protest against mistreatment by the Home Office.

On Friday 6 May supporters will march to the Home Office in Westminster to demand fair treatment for refugees.

The six were tortured and imprisoned for their involvement in opposition to the Iranian regime. But despite clear evidence of this, the Home Office has refused to let them stay in the UK.

Ali-Reza Nasab

Submitted by martin on 24 April, 2011 - 7:20
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It is with great sadness I write to inform you that Ali-Reza Nasab, known as Behzad Kazemi, after six days of struggle for his life, passed away as a result of meningitis and encephalitis. He passed away on Friday 23 April at 1pm.

Labour movement activists across the globe have lost a great comrade. AliReza was a long standing socialist and activist of the Iranian Labour movement.

Constituent Assembly is key idea in Iran and Middle East

Submitted by Matthew on 16 February, 2011 - 12:20

The Green Movement leaders in Iran used the opportunity of Khameini’s call for support for the Egyptian people to call for demonstrations on 14 February. They said these demonstrations were to defend the Egyptian people and pushed the establishment not to attack them. That did not happen. [The demonstrations were attacked with tear gas and one person is reported killed].

Urgent appeal: release Mansour Osanlou!

Submitted by cathy n on 13 February, 2011 - 8:38

Mansour Osanlou leader of the Tehran bus workers’ union, who was jailed for five years in 2007, had a heart attack in Rjayee Shahr prison on Friday 11th February at about 6pm. He has been taken to a hospital outside the prison. It has been said that he was half conscious when he was taken to hospital.

We urge all trade unions and trade unionists to call for his urgent treatment and release.

Free Habibollah Latifi! Solidarity with students in Iran!

Submitted by AWL on 28 December, 2010 - 11:41

This statement has been sponsored by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts and the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran, an international campaign to support workers, students and resistance activists in Iran.

Please add your name by emailing againstfeesandcuts@gmail.com

Free Habibollah Latifi! Solidarity with students in Iran!

Submitted by AWL on 28 December, 2010 - 11:41

This statement has been sponsored by the NCAFC and the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran, an international campaign to support workers, students and resistance activists in Iran.

Please add your name by emailing againstfeesandcuts@gmail.com