Iran

Memorial meeting for Ali-Reza Nasab

Date: 
16 May, 2011 - 20:30 - 17 May, 2011 - 00:00
Location: 

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC12 4RL (Holborn tube)

Description: 

Memorial meeting for Iranian revolutionary Ali-Reza Nasab.

"Behzad (Ali Reza) Kazemi passed away on the 22nd of April 2011 at 57 years of age. His passing deprives the Iranian Socialist and Workers movement of one its most active and tireless militants. He remained a Socialist for nearly four decades, fighting against capitalism, inequality, state repression, oppression and the crimes of the present. He fought for a world free of exploitation and misery, for Socialism.

"We gather to say our final farewell. To honour the life and struggles of an honourable man who sought a different world, worthy of human dignity. A defender of the workers and the impoverished he wished bread, freedom and joy for everyone and, until the end, gave all his efforts to make this a reality."

If you have any queries please contact Maryam on 07799382413 or email Ettehad_ma@yahoo.co.uk

Iran: demonstrate, stop these executions!

Date: 
15 May, 2010 - 15:00 - 17:00
Location: 

Trafalgar Square

Description: 

Stop the executions in Iran!
Free all political prisoners!

Rally in front of National Gallery 1pm
March to Iranian Embassy

On Sunday May 9, Farzad Kamangar, a teacher activist from the Kurdish region of Iran, who has been the subject of an international solidarity campaign was executed. Four other political prisoners were executed at the same time. The executions took place without families and lawyers being informed. By such an outrageous "out of the blue" state killing of a high profile political prisoner the Iranian regime attempts to terrorise the labour and opposition movements in Iran.

Add your voice to the protest
Called by Iranian socialists

How can we help Iranian workers?

Date: 
3 April, 2010 - 21:00 - 23:00
Location: 

Liverpool

Description: 

• Why effective international solidarity needs independent working-class politics. Neither Ahmadinejad, nor Mousavi, but the Iranian working-class!
Jurys Inns Liverpool City Hotel, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool
Speakers: Satar Rahmani (formerly a teacher in Iran, now a lecturer at the College of North East London and a member of the University and College Union)
Liam Conway, Central Nottingham NUT

Organised by Workers’ Liberty education workers and Iranian socialists
office@workersliberty.org.uk • iranworkerssolidarity@yahoo.co.uk

Solidarity with Iranian Workers

Date: 
22 October, 2009 - 19:00 - 20:30
Location: 

Iranian Embassy, Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT

Description: 

Solidarity with Iranian workers
For the right to join and organise independent trade unions in Iran
The International Labour Organisation should stop recognising Iranian government appointees and "workers' representatives"
Free jailed trade unionists and all political prisoners
Free Mansour Osanloo Now!

Protest outside the Iranian Embassy, Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT (nearest tube Knightsbridge) http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=iran%20embassy%20london.
Thursday 22 October 5pm-6.30pm

Independent trade unions are banned in Iran.
Workers are allowed to form Islamic Labour Councils (ILCs) in Iran but these cannot defend the terms and conditions of their members. These organisations are controlled by the government and the employers. They are not independent and free.
Workers are not allowed to meet to discuss their conditions.
Anyone organising a general assembly of workers is sacked.
In Iran leading members of trade unions are sacked, arrested, imprisoned and beaten up for their trade union activities.
Mansour Osanloo of the Syndicate of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed) is still in prison.
In Iran the authorities repress gatherings by workers, for instance on May Day.
Alireza Saghafy, a member of the Centre for Workers’ Rights in Iran, was detained for five hours on 28 April 2009, during which he was reported to have been told to try to prevent a May Day rally planned for Tehran.
In Iran millions of workers suffer sweatshop conditions. There is no unemployment benefit.
There is nothing Iranian workers can legally do to defend their conditions. When Iranian workers defend themselves, they put their lives at risk.
Repressive conditions in Iran will get considerably worse after the events of June 2009.
During the June protests the regime arrested thousands of demonstrators. Many people were killed. Thousands of people are still detained. Leaders of, for instance, the women's rights movement have been detained. Many people have simply disappeared.

The Islamic Republic of Iran does not allow free and independent trade unions. On the contrary it violates workers’ rights and many other democratic rights. Why then, is it allowed to be a member of the International Labour Organisation, a body which claims to safeguard and uphold basic workers’ rights around the world? Iran is signed up to an ILO convention on gender equality, yet women workers suffer blatant sexual discrimination, are even deprived of the right to work. Why does the ILO pretend the government of Iran will treat its workers in accordance with ILO conventions? And which ILO convention calls for the banning of free trade unions?
The international labour movement needs to step up its campaign against the Iranian government’s repression of trade unions. We should demand the Iranian government allows free trade unions and workers’ rights. The ILO should not recognise Iranian government appointee as so-called workers' representatives. We campaign for these things to show the Iranian workers that we are 100% on their side in their struggle for democracy, justice and the right to organise to defend themselves.

We will be holding monthly protests outside the Iranian Embassy in London to demand these things — up until the next ILO convention in June 2010. Join our campaign and support our protests.

Called by British and Iranian socialists

Supported by:

Workers’ Liberty
Solidarity movement with Iranian people in struggle
Organization of revolutionary Workers of Iran
Worker-communist Party of Iran-Hekmatist
Emancipated Cinema
No Sweat

Please get your trade union branch etc to support our protest.
iranworkerssolidarity@yahoo.co.uk

Download a copy of the statement/leaflet for the event.

Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=122314907729&ref=mf
Flickr photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/41087153@N07/

Solidarity with Iranian Workers

Date: 
11 September, 2009 - 18:30 - 20:30
Location: 

Iranian Embassy, Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT

Description: 

Solidarity with Iranian workers
For the right to join and organise independent trade unions in Iran
The International Labour Organisation should stop recognising Iran as a member state
Free jailed trade unionists and all political prisoners

Protest outside the Iranian Embassy, Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT (nearest tube Knightsbridge)
Friday 11 September, 4.30-6.30pm
****** (Please note change of time and place) *******

Independent trade unions are banned in Iran.
Workers are allowed to form Islamic Labour Councils (ILCs) in Iran but these cannot defend the terms and conditions of their members. These organisations are controlled by the government and the employers. They are not independent and free.
Workers are not allowed to meet to discuss their conditions.
Anyone organising a general assembly of workers is sacked.
In Iran leading members of trade unions are sacked, arrested, imprisoned and beaten up for their trade union activities.
Mansour Osanloo of the Syndicate of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed) is still in prison.
In Iran the authorities repress gatherings by workers, for instance on May Day.
Alireza Saghafy, a member of the Centre for Workers’ Rights in Iran, was detained for five hours on 28 April 2009, during which he was reported to have been told to try to prevent a May Day rally planned for Tehran.
In Iran millions of workers suffer sweatshop conditions. There is no unemployment benefit.
There is nothing Iranian workers can legally do to defend their conditions. When Iranian workers defend themselves, they put their lives at risk.
Repressive conditions in Iran will get considerably worse after the events of June 2009.
During the June protests the regime arrested thousands of demonstrators. Many people were killed. Thousands of people are still detained. Leaders of, for instance, the women's rights movement have been detained. Many people have simply disappeared.

The Islamic Republic of Iran does not allow free and independent trade unions. On the contrary it violates workers’ rights and many other democratic rights. Why then, is it allowed to be a member of the International Labour Organisation, a body which claims to safeguard and uphold basic workers’ rights around the world? Iran is signed up to an ILO convention on gender equality, yet women workers suffer blatant sexual discrimination, are even deprived of the right to work. Why does the ILO pretend the government of Iran will treat its workers in accordance with ILO conventions? And which ILO convention calls for the banning of free trade unions?
The international labour movement needs to step up its campaign against the Iranian government’s repression of trade unions. We should demand the Iranian government allows free trade unions and workers’ rights. Until Iran does that, the ILO should not recognise its membership. We campaign for these things to show the Iranian workers that we are 100% on their side in their struggle for democracy, justice and the right to organise to defend themselves.

We will be holding monthly protests outside the Iranian Embassy in London to demand these things — up until the next ILO convention in June 2010. Join our campaign and support our protests.

Called by British and Iranian socialists

Supported by:

Workers’ Liberty
Solidarity movement with Iranian people in struggle
Organization of revolutionary Workers of Iran
Worker-communist Party of Iran-Hekmatist
Emancipated Cinema
No Sweat

همبستگی با کارگران ایران

تظاهرات در مقابل سفارت جمهوری اسلامی در لندن، جمعه 11 سپتامبر، 4/30 تا 6/30

Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT (nearest tube Knightsbridge)

- در دفاع از حق تشکل کارگران در ایران، سازمان جهانی کار باید عضویت رژیم ایران را در این تشکل لغو کند.

- کارگران زندانی و همه زندانیان سیاسی آزاد باید گردند.

- منصور اسانلو رهبر سندیکای شرکت واحد آزاد باید گردد. جان اسانلو در زندان گوهردشت در خطر می‌باشد.

کارگران به دلیل تلاش برای ایجاد تشکل‌های خود دستگیر و شکنجه می‌شوند. در ایران کارگران از حق بیکاری بهره‌مند نیستند. کارگران هیچ حق قانونی برای دفاع از خود ندارند. رژیم جمهوری اسلامی حق تشکل مستقل را برای کارگران قائل نیست. چرا با وجود سلب این حق اولیه از کارگران، جمهوری اسلامی همچنان عضو سازمان جهانی کار که ادعای دفاع از حقوق کارگران را دارد، می‌باشد؟ چرا سازمان جهانی کار تظاهر به این می‌کند که رژیم جمهوری اسلامی با کارگران در ایران بنابر پیمانهای این سازمان رفتار می‌کند؟ کدام یک از قرارهای سازمان بین‌المللی کار اجازه ممنوعیت تشکل و دستگیری کارگران را می‌دهد؟

جنبش جهانی کار باید کمپینی علیه سرکوب تشکل‌های کارگری در ایران سازمان دهد. رژیم جمهوری اسلامی باید حقوق کارگران و ایجاد هر نوع تشکل آزاد را به رسمیت بشناسد. تا زمانی که جمهوری اسلامی حقوق کارگران را به رسمیت نشناسد، سازمان جهانی کار نباید عضویت ایران را به رسمیت بشناسد. ما برای تحقق این خواسته‌ها کمپین خواهیم کرد، تا کارگران در ایران بدانند ما پشتیبان صد در صد آنها در مبارزه‌شان برای آزادی و تشکل‌هایی که بتوانند با آنها از خود دفاع کنند، هستیم.

ما تا ژوئن 2010 یعنی پیمان بعدی سازمان بین‌المللی کار، هر ماه در مقابل سفارت جمهوری اسلامی تظاهرات برگزار خواهیم کرد. به کمپین ما بپیوندید و از این اعتراض حمایت کنید. با ای میل زیر می‌توانید با ما تماس بگیرید: iranworkerssolidarity@yahoo.co.uk

سازمان دهندگان این حرکت کمونیستهای ایرانی و سوسیالیستهای انگلیسی می‌باشند.

نسرین پرواز، 4 سپتامبر 2009

حمایت کنندگان تا کنونی این کمپین عبارتند از:

شورای همبستگی با مبارزات مردم ایران

سازمان کارگران و زحمتکشان ایران (لندن)

مرکز پژوهشی و فیلمسازی سینمای آزاد

حزب حکمتیست

No Sweat

Workers’ Liberty

To support this demonstration email iranworkerssolidarity@yahoo.co.uk

Download statement of support or leaflet here. Please get your trade union branch etc to support our protest.

Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=122314907729&ref=mf

Demonstration in support of the people of Iran!

Date: 
24 July, 2009 - 19:00 - 26 July, 2009 - 19:00
Location: 

Trafalgar Square, London, nr. National Gallery

Description: 

Demostrate this weekend: Friday 24 July 2009, 17 pm to 22 pm
Saturday 25 July, 10 am to 22 pm
Sunday 26 July, 10 am to 17 pm
At demonstrations in London this weekend we will demand:
• Immediate release of all political pensioners.
• Justice for people who have been killed and injured by the suppressive forces of the regime.
• Right for workers to organise, strike, protest and for free speech and assembly.
• Separation of state and religion.

Called by INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE IN SUPPORT OF WORKERS IN IRAN (IASWI) - UK
To find out more, call: 0790 3896 240

Iran in crisis: solidarity with workers, women and students in Iran (a Marxism 2009 fringe meeting)

Date: 
4 July, 2009 - 15:15 - 16:30
Location: 

FG08, Faber Building, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H

Description: 

Since 13 June, mass protests have shaken the Iranian regime.

Most of the British left, including the Socialist Workers Party, has rightly declared its solidarity with these protests. But this is a major U-turn from the previous situation, in which the SWP said little about repression in Iran and opposed attempts to link anti-war campaigning to solidarity with Iranian workers, women, students, national minorities and others fighting the theocratic capitalist state.

Come and discuss the current situation in Iran, how we can make solidarity and the lessons of the 1978-9 revolution/counter-revolution which created the Islamic Republic - in which the working class and oppressed reached out for power, but were crushed because the left failed to understand the nature of political Islam.

Speakers: Iranian socialist Sam Azad; an Iranian student activist

Facebook event here.

Trade-union day of action in solidarity with Iranian workers

Date: 
26 June, 2009 - 14:30 - 15:30
Location: 

-

Description: 

In London event at 12.30 ouutside Iranian Embassy in London to demand the release of imprisoned unionists and ratification of ILO core conventions. Organised by TUC, Amnesty International and ITF (but not widely advertised i.e. not visible on TUC or Amnesty sites!)

Later in the day... come and help us leaflet for Iranian workers
• Showing support to workers in Iran who have been imprisoned and harassed by the Iranian state for trying to organise trade unions.
• Now more than ever we need to show our support for democratic rights for all people in Iran.
Leafleting for Iranian workers from 6.30-7pm outside Kings Cross Station. Come along and join us!

More details: office@workersliberty.org

www.justiceforiranianworkers.org.

Oppose the "al Quds" demo!

Date: 
28 September, 2008 - 15:00
Location: 

Piccadilly Circus, London W1

Description: 

Solidarity with the Palestinians! Solidarity with workers, women and students in Iran!

Don't let Iran's theocracy exploit the Palestinian cause for its own ends!

Solidarity with workers, women and students in Iran!

In 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of the Islamist counter-revolution which crushed the popular uprising against the regime of the Shah of Iran, called for an "international day of Al-Quds" (Jerusalem). This day, supposedly in solidarity with the people of Palestine, is in fact used to promote international support for Iran's Islamic Republic - a viciously misogynistic, homophobic, anti-semitic regime which is currently engaged in a crack-down against workers, women, students and other left-wing and democratic opponents.

In London, we will be counter-demonstrating to say:

- Down with the Islamic Republic, solidarity with workers, women and students in Iran.

- No to war, military attacks or sanctions against Iran.

- Genuine solidarity with the Palestinians, not anti-semitic demagogy. Israel out of the Occupied Territories!

Come and join British and Iranian trade unionists, socialists, student activists and feminists to make solidarity with workers' and other democratic movements across the Middle East - including in Palestine, Israel, Iraq and Iran.

For more information email UK@cisstudents.com