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  • The Murderous Rulers Should Not Be Given A Break! 14 June 2009Liberal commentators have promoted Mirhossein Mousavi as the great hope for political reform in Iran, conveniently omitting to mention that he was Prime Minister during the 1988 massacre of 30,000 members of, or symathisers with, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, and represents more of the same repression. The Worker-communist Party of Iran has released ...
  • World Protests To Demand Union Rights For Iranian Workers 7 June 2009Four global union organisations representing over 170 million workers have called a worldwide action day on June 26 to demand justice for Iranian workers. Demonstrations will take place outside Iranian embassies and consulates to protest the ongoing denial of rights and arrests of trade unionists within the country. The ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation), EI (Education ...
  • Tamils Interned In Squalid Conditions 20 May 2009Agencies report that the Sri Lankan government is already restricting access to Tamil internment camps, and that by the end of the week, the number of internally displaced people in camps is expected to have grown to more than a quarter of a million people since late April. Other reports suggest that Tamils could be living behind ...
  • Iranian Workers’ May Day Resolution 2 May 2009The present financial crisis and its destructive consequences for the working class around the world is yet to spread its ominous specter on the everyday life of the Iranian workers; But the injustices they suffer is nothing but the outcome of the rule of the Iranian capitalist class. Injustices such as: Wages that keep workers under ...
  • May Day Arrests In Iran 2 May 2009Report taken from Indymedia Ireland. The May Day rally and celebration in Tehran, which was organized by independent Iranian labour organizations in Laleh Park, on May 1st, 2009 at 5 PM, was attacked by security and intelligence forces at around 5:30 PM and many have been beaten and arrested. The security forces did not allow more ...
  • Mouvement De Libération Des Femmes Iraniennes Année Zero 18 March 2009Mouvement de libération des femmes iraniennes année zero — documentary film with English subtitles. We are Iranian women, we will not remain in chains. Without women’s liberation the Revolution is useless. Women are fighting and their fight will be victorious. We are not afraid. We are not afraid.
  • Nestle India seeks permanent ban on workers’ freedom of assembly 16 March 2009From the IUF: The management of Nestle India filed injunctions simultaneously in four courts in three states seeking a permanent ban on all union meetings, gatherings and rallies within 200 metres of its factories in Moga, Samalkha, Ponda Goa and Bicholim. These are the four Nestle factories in India that are unionized, with 1,350 members represented ...
  • Freedom = Money 24 February 2009The late and unlamented Milton Friedman, high priest of neo-liberalism, famously regarded Hong Kong as a model state, the exemplar of the ‘productivity of freedom’. Friedman’s ‘freedom’ is nothing more than the freedom of the capitalist class to exploit working people. Beneath Friedman’s glitzy chrome and glass shopping malls and towers of money, lies a ...
  • Iran: Two Workers Flogged For Taking Part In May Day 22 February 2009An update from the Worker-communist Party of Iran On Wednesday 18th February, two women workers were flogged, following their conviction by a court in Sanandaj for taking part in last year’s May Day celebrations. Susan Razani received a 9 months’ suspended sentence and 70 lashes and Shiva Kheir Abadi 3 years’ suspended sentence and 15 lashes. Two ...
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