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  • Masoud Dalvand 4:09 pm on 9 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Rising prices, poverty and homelessness, the results of mullahs’ rule in Iran 

    Iran, July 9, 2019 – In a recent article, Keyhan, the news outlet that reflects the views of the Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei, acknowledged the country’s unsolvable housing crisis. “A person who could live in an 80-meter house with an 800-million-rial bond and 4-million-rial monthly rent last year must pay 12 million rials to rent the same house this year,” Keyhan wrote on July 1.

    The housing problem has become so critical that some of Iran’s people have foregone buying or renting homes and have resorted to living in tents.

    “The people no longer have the power to pay for rent. The problem has become so serious that I’ve received calls from people in my constituent, asking to receive tents from the Red Crescent to continue living in tents in parks. This has become a national issue,” said Ahmad Safari, a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) from Kermanshah.

    The state-run Resalat newspaper wrote on July 2, “More than 40 percent of the Iranian population is under the line of poverty. The rich are becoming richer and the poor poorer. The tax system is in total service of the rich. The banking system has put 70 percent of its wealth into the hands of 2.5 percent of the society.”

    Abrar-e Eqtesadi newspaper wrote on July 3, “The price of some food items has increased by 300 percent.”

    Ironically, before coming to Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the mullahs’ regime, had promised to build homes and give free water, electricity and transportation to Iranians. However, after 40 years, his regime has only achieved poverty and misery for the people of Iran.

    The current situation in Iran is the direct result of systematic embezzlement by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and other institutions of the regime, which has come directly out of the pockets of the Iranian people.

    At the end of 2017, people in more than 140 cities across Iran poured into the streets despite the heavy presence of security forces and the regime’s brutal suppressive measures. Many of them were fed up with the corruption and mismanagement that of regime officials, which has driven their lives into poverty, inflation and unemployment.

    The protests, which continue to this day, blame the regime and its destructive domestic and foreign policies for the current economic conditions in Iran.

    The protesters are regularly chanting:

    “Let go of Syria, think about us!”

    “One less embezzlement and our problems will be solved”

    “Death to dictator”

  • Masoud Dalvand 11:23 am on 30 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Necessity to Form the Resistance Units of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK) 

    By Masoud Dalvand

    Why the Resistance Units were formed; and what are they pursued?
    What are their activities and what are they doing?
    What is the response of the Mullah’s regime to Resistance Units?
    What is the effect of the Resistance Units on the uprising of the Iranian people (Iran Protests) and how it affects the regime’s relations with other countries?

    The fact is that the Iranian society is under a repressive and religious dictatorship system that has spread poverty and misery throughout Iran by its disgraceful rule.

    The regime that has pushed the country’s economy with warfare and export of crises and terrorism to the Middle East and the rest of the world. The regime that with the unprecedented plundering of the Iranian people’s wealth and resources, and the widespread corruption of all the regime’s officials and agents, to the worst situation in the last 40 years has achieved.
    Ignoring the freedom and basic rights of the people of Iran and responding to any protest speech with execution and torture. Half of the society, women, are under the most severe repressions and they are deprived of their lowest human rights.

    The regime that destroyed Iran’s nature and environment and many Iranian lakes and rivers and forests have also been destroyed by the regime’s predatory policies or have been subjected to complete destruction … This list continues.
    On the other hand, in Iran, the criminal gangs of this regime call their so-called “reformist!” and “Hardliner!” for the continuation of this dictatorship, which is, of course, more deceptive, and last year, people chanted on the street: “Reformist, Hardliner, the game is over!”,

    So now what should be done?

    Resistance Units have been created to change and remove this dark page from Iranian history, have three main duties in the Iranian society:

    • The first objective of the Resistance Units is to break the so called the “power” of the regime, which apparently wants to say that its power is still not broken. The rule of corruption, poverty and tyranny, with its repressive organs, like Basij’s militia, and centers of the Mullahs, which are centers of crime and corruption, yes, all of this will be crushed by the Resistance Units.
    PMOI-MEK “Resistance Units” setting fire to bases of the regime’s crackdown apparatus
    • The second goal of the Resistance Units is that return the morale of the people, which is due to the suppression and misery is damaged, so when the activities of the Resistance Units are carried out, people get the strength and strength of the heart. When such a thing emits in society, when people see such activities, they are samples for and people learn from them. It’s a way that show to the people who can join to the Resistance Units too. The role of the Resistance Units has now created a movement and activity in people, especially women and youth. Now, after more than a year of activity of the Resistance Units, the people themselves become active, and there are many activities on the Iranian scene that have been inspired by Resistance Units and have not been recorded or filmed.
    • Another goal to create and operate the Resistance Units, is Internationally purpose. All those who are still eyeing to inside this regime and wanting to continue an appeasement policy with this regime, and in reality they want to keep our people under this dictatorship corrupt, these Resistance Units and their activities reveal that the era of appeasement with this regime has come to an end and that they can no longer continue this trend. Therefore, the activities of Resistance Units are important in this regard.

    A look at the activities of the resistance units, especially after the Iranian uprising in December 2017 and January 2018 and its persistence over the past year in various kinds of protests and strikes by different classes of people in cities throughout Iran, indicates the success of the MEK’s strategy of resistance units. A strategy soon expanding the protests and leading these resistance units to overthrow the evil dictatorship of the Velayat-e Faqih and establish freedom and democracy and human rights and justice.

    Masoud Dalvand

    Masoud Dalvand @Masoud_Dalvand2

    I am a blogger and political activist. I’m trying to establish democracy, freedom and human rights in Iran.

    https://about.me/m.dalvand freedomstarblog.wordpress.com

  • Masoud Dalvand 11:59 am on 6 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran, Change Is on the Horizon. 

    iran uprising

    Freedom Star: I read an interesting article on the website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on the current social, political situation in Iran. In this article, the horizons of the future of the country are very encouraging, reflecting the protests and strikes of the people of Iran in various cities from the capital (Tehran) to the big cities and small towns throughout Iran, indicating a change that is on the way. Changing the religious dictatorship and establishing freedom, democracy, human rights and justice in Iran. I invite you to read the full text of this informative article.

    Iran saw many protests carried out during the year 2018. They started the previous December and continued throughout the year with the people of Iran making sure that momentum was maintained. They made it very clear that they are deeply unhappy with the ruling clerical regime and it was certainly no secret that they hope for regime change.

    The people have been suffering for decades under the rule of the mullahs and they have watched their leadership plunder the nation’s wealth. The widespread corruption is present at all levels of the country’s leadership and the people are fed up with watching the regime prioritizes its malign adventures abroad over the needs of the people.

    The people of Iran are getting poorer and poorer and face further hardship. The economy is deteriorating and purchasing power is declining. And still the regime refuses to act – instead it passes the blame off on foreign powers.

    On the 30th December every year, the mullahs in Iran’s capital city traditionally line the streets to make public their celebration marking the failure of the people in their attempts to topple the regime during the 2009 uprising.

    However, this year, the ambiance was markedly different to that of previous years because of the current climate in Iran. The people’s determination for regime change and the support of the Iranian opposition is something that the ruling mullahs cannot ignore or dismiss as insignificant.

    Usually the Iranian regime would downplay critical situations and try to portray positivity but it is getting to the stage where it can no longer do this.

    A member of Iran regime’s Parliament, Jahanbackhsh Mohebinia, said that the past year has been “eventful” and warned that in the coming year “there will be a catastrophe”.

    Another member of Iranian Parliament, Gholam Ali Jafarzadeh, issued a warning about the probable spread of the uprising. He said: “When they [the poor people] are seen as a group of wronged and oppressed people, other parts of the society [the middle class] can identify with them and provide them with opportunities to further spread.”

    The regime seems more than aware that the people’s ultimate goal is regime change and it knows that there is going to be further movement across the country in the coming months. Friday prayer leader in Mashhad, Ahmad Alamolhoda, said: “This story isn’t the story of 2009. This story is much stronger and is the story of us now.”

    He explicitly acknowledges the people’s attempts to “topple the Velayat-e faqih”. “The Supreme Leader recently stated that the enemy is paving the way in 2017/2018 and wants to see its results in the 2019/2020 revolt. When ten years have passed since the 2009 revolt, the enemy wants to enter an arena where they exactly repeat the 2009 revolt in 2019/2020.”

    The year 2019 is going to be defining Iran and for its leadership. There is no chance of the people relenting in their quest for freedom, democracy and the respect of human rights and they have come so far in their struggle. This is evident even through the simple fact that the regime acknowledges the popular unrest instead of denying it.

  • Masoud Dalvand 6:35 pm on 2 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranian officials betray their fear of “regime change” and the role of PMOI/MEK 


    Tehran Bazaar protests 2018 06 25

    Iran-Every week, Iranian clerics with strong ties to the state give sermons at Friday prayers, laying out the views of regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

    Recently, Friday prayer leaders are increasingly warning about the possibility of the “overthrow” of their regime.

    Their fear from the regime change in Iran has forced them to warn the regime’s loyal forces about their main threat and in other words, their alternative.

    Who is this dangerous enemy who has the potential to topple the Iranian regime? How PMOI/MEK is considered as the main threat to the mullahs’ state? Listen to what the mullahs say.


  • Masoud Dalvand 10:49 pm on 31 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Dec. 31, 2018- Tehran People’s demonstration against the mullahs regime. 

    Tehran Dec. 31, 2018

    Iran, Capital city Tehran People’s demonstration against the mullahs regime, December 31, 2018.

    Dec. 31, 2018- Tehran People’s demonstration against the mullahs regime.

    Dec. 31, 2018- Tehran People’s demonstration against the mullahs regime.

    They chanted:

    “Incompetent manager, resign, resign!”

    “Don’t afraid, we’re all together”

    “Facing our nation, with our backs to the enemy”

    and “Death to the dictator”

    College students protesting outside the university were heard chanting, “Facing our nation, with our backs to the enemy”

    – Engelab square an important square in the capital. Chant;

    ” Don’t afraid, we’re all together”

    The New Year will definitely see a fresh confrontation between the Iranian people & the regime.

    Also, the 3rd day of the University of Science Research students protesting out side of Tehran University against the students bus crash & killing 10 of them. They chanting: “”incompetent manager, resign, resign!”

    Hail to the students, youths and courageous women in Tehran who have staged protests and marched in Enqelab Square and Tehran University. With chants of “death to the dictator” and “fear not! All of us are together,” they have confronted the regime’s suppressive forces.

  • Masoud Dalvand 11:47 am on 30 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Tehran Science and Research University students holding massive protest gathering. 

    Students Protests in Tehran

    Iran, Dec. 29, 2018 – Students of the Science and Research University in Tehran, the capital of Iran, held a major rally on Saturday morning expressing their anger over Iranian regime authorities in this facility.

    The students were grieving the loss of their classmates killed in a recent bus accident and holding incompetent regime officials responsible for the incident.

    The students were also heard chanting, “Velayati, resign, resign,” demanding the resignation of the representative of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on their campus.

    The students are also protesting measures by the Iranian regime aiming to cloak the role of the regime’s plundering mafias in this incident. One poster specifically read, “Expelling second-class officials in this university is a sign of the mullahs’ obscenity.”

    A large number of college students took part in this rally while the Iranian regime had taken measures to station repressive security units on campus and nearby areas to keep the rally under control. Prior to this, the mullahs’ regime had dispatched anti-riot units to create a climate of fear at the capital’s Science and Research University.

    Read more: A bus carrying students of Tehran’s Science and Research Center in Azad University, unfortunately, tipped over, leaving ten students dead and 25 others injured. Head of the Iranian regime’s emergency services said this incident took place at 12:20 pm local time on Tuesday, December 25.

    Following this horrific incident, Iranian authorities first dispatched anti-riot units to the scene in fear of possible outbursts of anger turning into anti-regime protests. Families of the university students were seen outside the campus seeking information about their loved ones.

    The bus brakes were malfunctioning, leading to this tragic incident, according to a number of the students interviewed after the accident. This shows how regime officials care nothing about people’s safety and continue using such buses to transfer students to and from the campus. It is worth noting that the deputy university dean first claimed the driver had suffered a heart attack in an attempt to cover up the brake failures.

    However, a spokesperson for the Iranian regime’s Emergency Organization said the claim of the driver suffering a heart attack is not confirmed and the forensics must file a report on this matter. Iran suffers from a significantly high rate of road accidents, with an estimated of at least 17,000 casualties every year.

    The toll is widely blamed on poor safety, the presence of older vehicles and the inadequacy of emergency services.

    Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi sent a message of condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and hoping for a quick recovery of those injured. “My heart goes out to the students who died in the bus accident. Deepest sympathies to their families and sincere prayers for the quick recovery of those injured. Shame on the corrupt mullah regime that plunders and spends on repression by the billions but leaves roads unattended.

    Student protests continued for the second day.

    December 30, College students rallying in Tehran’s Science & Research University.


  • Masoud Dalvand 7:28 pm on 22 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran News wire’s exclusive report on Iran’s uprising in 2018: Iranians want change. 


    I read an interesting report on nationwide Iran protests in 2018 on the website of Iran News Wire. According to the report, 9357 protests occurred in cities throughout Iran in 2018, and almost all 80 million Iranians are strongly opposed to the religious dictatorship and want to overthrow it. I invite you to read this report. The author of the report is Adena Nima.

    Iran News Wire

    Kazeroun Protests

    2018 Iran protests report: Iranians want change

    Iran protests including rallies and nationwide strikes by various sectors of the society took an upward turn during 2018.

    The nationwide uprising that started on December 28, 2017 in the northeast city of Mashhad spread to almost all Iranian cities and continued into 2018.

    The demonstrators have one ultimate demand and that is an end to the current system that has ruled Iran with an iron fist for close to 40 years, destroying the economy and the environment.

    During the January 2018 protests, demonstrators chanted “death to dictator”, “death to Khamenei” (Iran’s so called “Supreme Leader”) and “Khamenei shame on you, let go of your rule”, which clearly indicates that Iranians seek an end to the regime.

    During 2018, various sectors of the Iranian society initially started their rallies in protest to the dire state of the economy, growing poverty, systematic government corruption, inflation and unemployment. But what started as economic protests quickly turned political and against the Islamic Republic and its leader, Ali Khamenei.

    The extent and the increase of the Iran protests indicates that almost all of the 80 million strong population opposes the ruling system, as Iranians blame the regime for Iran’s economic downfall and social harms.


  • Masoud Dalvand 7:37 pm on 3 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How the Iranian regime caused a tsunami of poverty 

    Homeless people, labor children and drug addicts in the streets

    How the Iranian regime caused a tsunami of poverty

    Iran, Dec. 2, 2018 – In a cold, cloudy November morning in Tehran, a chill breeze sweeps the leaves in one of the main streets of Tehran, drawing the gazes of passersby to a man lying on a piece of cardboard beside the pavement.

    Seeing homeless people, labor children, and drug addicts wandering and lying in the streets has now become a common scene in Iran.

    “70 percent of the population is under the poverty line.” These are statistics that even official state-run media cannot hide and have to reveal in a bid to maintain a modicum of a reputation as news sources.

    On October 31, state-run news agency ILNA revealed, “In the recent circumstances almost 70 percent of the population lives in a vulnerable situation that will extremely affect the low-income strata of the society. However, mid-class strata will suffer as well.”

    Tasnim, a news agency with ties to the terrorist IRGC Quds force, talked about the collapse of the middle and lower classes of the society. In a quote from Hassan Rouhani’s advisor on November 19, Tasnim wrote, “Previously, 20 percent of the society was categorized as low-class, 60 percent was classified in mid-class, and 20 percent was the rich strata. The situation has changed and now we have 40 percent low-class, 40 percent mid-class, and 20 percent high-class in the society. This is while the incomes of mid-class families has decreased twofold.”

    The above-mentioned figures are just the tip of the iceberg. The more you focus on social issues published by state-run media, the more you can find facts and figures about the disasters happening in Iran under the tyrannical rule of the mullahs.

    Iran-tsunami of poverty2

    The extreme poverty rate has doubled

    On October 30, state-run Pana news agency exposed that “the extreme poverty has doubled this year.” Pana then quotes a member of the regime’s parliament, “Poverty has increased in the country in comparison to past years. Previously, almost 15 percent of the Iranian population was under the extreme poverty line, but that figure has now doubled. In addition, the worker’s ability to purchase goods has plummeted due to an increase in expenses.”

    On October 26, Tasnim also exposed that laborers’ income can only provide 33 percent of necessities of their families, “Laborers must have three jobs in order to afford all the basic needs of a family of three. Otherwise, all three members of the family must have a job.”

    Laborers’ wages under the poverty line

    According to official statistics, there are more than 13 million laborers in Iran. Assuming that on average, laborers have a family of three, there are approximately 39 million Iranians who are under the poverty line and are suffering from economic problems.

    According to official reports by the regime’s organizations, which provide the most optimistic figures, the poverty line is any income that is below 50 million rials per month (approx. $446 according to the free market rate). Meanwhile, state-run website Tabnak wrote on March 19, 2018, “The Supreme Council of Labor set the lowest monthly wage for labors as 11.4 million rials ($102) for 2018.”

    It’s worth mentioning that all abovementioned figures are for full-time workers under the supervision of the labor law. However, the regime’s media say that 96 percent of Iran’s laborers are contract workers, who are even less privileged.


    Poverty among contract laborers

    The growing joblessness in Iran has forced Iran’s laborers to accede the contract work without any benefits.

    The state-run economic news website published an article on July 17, 2017, titled “12 million contract laborers.” Revealing damning statistics in this regard, Eghtesad writes, “There are now over 13 million laborers under the coverage of Social Security Insurance, 12 million of whom are contracted. In other words, 96 percent of laborers are contracted and most of them have contracts that last between three to six months. Unfortunately, the number of contract laborers is increasing. Nearly 4 percent of laborers are full-time, and most of these laborers are elderly people on the verge of retirement. The conclusion is that we have no full-time laborers in the country.”

    In addition, the state-run news agency ISNA published an article on May 3, 2018, titled “Signing white paper as a contract, crime against laborers.” The article revealed the inhumane treatment of government employers toward laborers, “signing white papers as a contract between employers and labors is a crime committed against labors. Labors have to work with the lowest wages and without any benefits and insurances. By signing white papers, laborers are compromising their own lives. Eyewitnesses reported that in some cases, employers imprison workers in a room during the government inspections, in order to cloak the real number of workers that should be insured in the compound.”

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    Body organs market in Iran, an indicator of poverty

    One of the shocking sides of poverty in Iran is a thriving human organs market. The extreme poverty forces many people in Iran to sell their organs, and in some cases sell their children in order to overcome the living expenses for a while.

    Regrettably, this unjust phenomenon is now a common scene in Iran. You cannot find any free spaces on the street walls beside main hospitals—papers are all around containing phone numbers of organs sellers. In November, the state-run website Titr Yek Online described the situation as such: “Touring in the city of Tehran and many other cities in Iran, you will face many shocking views. Now the organs sale centers are public and people are ready to chop their bodies due to the extreme poverty in the society.”

    If you think that the story of organs sale just applies to those jobless and homeless people, you’re wrong.

    State-run ISNA news agency aired a report in October in which it revealed that the personnel of the Khomeini hospital in (the capital of Alborz Province) are now selling their kidneys due to poverty.

    “Some personnel of the hospital sold their kidneys as they were under economic pressure after the denial of the hospital management to pay their overdue wages during past months. The personnel is protesting about their denied rights saying they cannot afford their house rent or their children’s education fees,” ISNA reported. This is worth mentioning that the protest is still ongoing and the personnel are in a protesting strike.


    Poverty in Iran’s villages

    Life situation in villages provides a more realistic picture of poverty in the country and the effects of the corrupt policies of the mullahs ruling Iran.

    Dry arable lands, deserted houses, children carrying water tanks for bringing water, desperate men sitting in the wall shad, dried wells, etc. are now the new face of villages in Iran.

    Internal migration from villages to cities is a new crisis in Iran. Water crisis and poverty are the main elements contributing to the phenomenon. Now more than 70 percent of the Iranian population, which amounts to 56 million people, are living in cities and 28 percent are in villages. It is estimating that soon many more villages will be deserted, joining the poor suburbanite stratum.

    The state-run news agency Shabestan published an article in late November discussing the situation. “According to social experts, the migration of suburbanites to metropolises in 2018 has increased 17 fold in comparison with 1982, which means that social problems have escalated at the same rate,” the report says. The article also says, “According to statistics, unofficial habitation, old structures, and villages that are located in city expansions, are home to 18 million people in Iran.”

    ISNA news agency also published an article titled “Stop the village disappearance” and revealed, “While the parliament is supporting the conversion of large villages as the source of food and agriculture, to non-facilitated cities, village disappearance is accelerating in Iran. National Institute for Demographic Studies stated that 40,000 villages in the country are now deserted.”

    The story is continuing in Iran and there are uncountable facts that can prove the unbelievable situation in Iran.

    It is very clear that poverty in Iran is the flip side of the coin of corrupt policies of the government and growing massive systematic embezzlement of government institutions.

    Iranian people are crying out for a better situation. Iran is now facing nationwide protests and strikes. Every day a city, factory laborers, organization employees, etc. rise and join their voice to other protesters. These are people who are seeking the regime change in Iran for freedom and a better life.





  • Masoud Dalvand 10:30 pm on 18 Nov 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Demonstration of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers With the Support of Teachers, Merchants and Youth in the City of Shush 

    Haft Tappeh workers Protests

    Demonstration of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Workers – Shush, Southwest of Iran

    Maryam Rajavi: Call for support of the Haft Tappeh and Ahvaz Steel strikers and urgent action to release the arrested

    Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the striking workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane factory and Ahvaz Steel, and said: “Shoosh has risen with the cries of workers, and solidarity and strike of youth, teachers and merchants of bazaar. The enemy attempts in vain to silence the Haft TAppeh deprived workers by suppressing and arresting them, but the cry of “we are hungry, hungry” of the children of Shush, calls the conscience of every human being to rise up against the oppressor mullahs.


    Mrs. Rajavi called on all youth, especially in Khuzestan, to support the uprising of Shush and the Haft Tappeh and Ahvaz Steel strikers, and urged international human rights defenders and labor and trade unions to condemn the repressive measures of the religious fascism ruling Iran against the workers and to take urgent action for the immediate release of the arrested.

    On Sunday November 18, the protest of the brave workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane was held on the fourteenth day of their strike, with extensive support from marketers, teachers, workers’ families, and students from the city of Shush. Following the gathering of protesters in front of the regime’s governorate in Shush, repressive forces arrested at least two workers’ representatives. At least one of the workers was also wounded by the criminal plainclothes agents.

    The massive demonstrations of steel and sugar cane workers began on Sunday despite the presence of the oppressive forces. On the protest rally, shopkeepers shut down their businesses and joined the rally. The protesters chanted: “Shaft Tappeh, (Ahvaz) Steel, we will stand together till the end; Steel; Haft Tappeh, happy bond!; honorable marketer, support, support; Worker, teacher, unity, unity; Down with the oppressor, hail to the worker; the worker dies, he does not accept humiliation; Do not be afraid, do not be afraid, we are all together; Neither threat, nor prison, has no longer any effect; No threat, no surrender; we are all together; we do not go to our house until we take our rights; our enemy is here, they falsely say it is the United States.”

    The people who joined the workers had handwritten banners in their hands, reading: “I am also a Haft Tappeh (worker).”

    It was written on the handwritten banners: Stop illegal labor contracts; stop exploiting workers; a hungry child does not recognize promises; I’m just a worker, I’m not a thug; I love my homeland; but my child is hungry.

    Referring to the threats of the repressive forces, the workers’ representative said: “If I die, too, you do not have the right to bury me. You must bring my coffin to the strike. My dead body also chants: “No threats, no surrender, we are all together”. Massive crowds repeated this slogan, reiterating their resolve to continue their protests.

    Meanwhile, the Ahvaz Steel courageous workers continued their strike for the second week in protest to non-payment of their four months’ salaries and benefits, and expressed their solidarity with the workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane factory. On the protest rally from the factory to the regime’s governorate in Ahvaz, they chanted: “No nation has ever seen this much injustice; The premier and the governor, are collaborators of this mafia; Haft Tappeh Sugar cane, we are present and we stand together; our country is a thief house; it is exemplary in the world!; the worker dies, he does not accept humiliation.”

    Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
    November 18, 2018


  • Masoud Dalvand 8:28 pm on 14 Oct 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Tehran University students rally during Rouhani’s speech 

    Students protest during Rouhani speech

    Students protest during Rouhani speech

    Iran, October 14, 2018 – Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech in Tehran University on Sunday while students were holding a rally on campus and chanting college students are ready to die, but will not accept to live in shame.

    The protesting college students were seen protesting near the building where Rouhani was delivering his remarks. “High prices, unemployment, Rouhani must provide answers.”

    Gravely concerned of Tehran University students using this opportunity to hold anti-regime protests, Iranian regime authorities had previously made arrangements to prevent the students from entering the conference halls.

    When Rouhani was in the Tehran University conference hall one female college student was seen shouting: “Why didn’t you provide permission for the students to enter the hall?”

    The situation can be described as very tense in Iran.

    Javanrood, Iran-teachers nationwide strike Javanrood, Iran-teachers nationwide strike

    On Sunday, teachers from over 50 cities across the country launched a nationwide strike, protesting poor economic and living conditions. The protesting teachers are also demanding the release of their jailed colleagues. Students in various cities are showing support for their protesting teachers.

    Mofatteh school, Isfahan-teachers on strike Mofatteh school, Isfahan-teachers on strike

    Read more:

    Teachers in dozens of cities across Iran are launching a nationwide strike on Sunday, protesting poor living conditions, problems with their jobs and heavy security measures imposed in their schools.

    Nationwide teachers strike in Saghez at Motahhari high school Nationwide teachers strike in Saghez at Motahhari high school

    Teachers in the cities of Paveh, Islamabad-e Gharb, Yazd, Kermanshah, Shiraz, Marivan, Mashhad, Ilam, Gonabad, Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Tabriz, Amol, Garmeh, Lamerd, Sanandaj, Saqqez, Tehran (Quds Town), Sarvabad and a number of other towns and cities are seen to be on strike.

    Students in various cities have announced their support for their teachers on this initiative.

    Progressive women of Tehran join teachers strike Progressive women of Tehran join teachers strike

    Other cities also include Mahabad, Khorramabad, Firouzazbad, Zarrin Shahr, Bojnourd, Javanrud, Sari, Karaj, Ivan-e Gharb, and others.

    The protesting teachers are also calling for the release of their jailed colleagues.

    Teachers of Kazerun on strike too Teachers of Kazerun on strike too

    Since anti-government demonstrations erupted throughout Iran in December, strikes have become a popular way for citizens of different walks of life and social classes to protest against the corruption and inefficiency of the Iranian regime.

    Women teachers of Mashhad are also on Strike Women teachers of Mashhad are also on Strike

    This is the second time that Iranian teachers are going on strike. Earlier this year, teachers across the country took to the streets to protest against discrimination, imprisonment of political activists and economic woes. This round of strikes by teachers is happening in parallel to a widespread strike by truck drivers across the country, which has lasted for more than three weeks and has expanded to more than 300 cities across the country. Last week, a separate strike by merchants and shop owners reached dozens of cities.


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