BBC urges UN to act over harassment of journalists in Iran

Corporation says attempts to persuade Iranian authorities to desist have been ignored The BBC is appealing to the United Nations to help protect the rights of its journalists in Iran after complaining that its attempts to lobby Tehran on the issue have […]

Women fight for equal rights, dignity and justice in Iran!

In Iran as well, women fight for the basic rights denied to them and routinely violated by the theocratic regime and the most conservative elements within society there. CODIR campaigns to raise the plight of the brave women who challenge […]

Away from the media spotlight, Iranian protests for workers’ justice continue

Widespread discontent continues to be a feature of everyday life in Iran. JANE GREEN reports on recent developments THE silence of the international media on the developing situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran is a growing issue as the clampdown on opposition within the country continues.  In recent […]

Authorities Move To Intimidate Steel Workers; More Than Ten Arrested

As protests continue at a steel plant in Ahvaz, security forces have arrested more than ten worker activists overnight. Iran’s Free Trade Union reports that security forces conducted overnight raids on homes of steel mill workers and detained ten people. […]

We protest against this injustice!

Statement of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran During the past few days, we have witnessed the plundering by the government of workers’ savings in the Social Security Fund, while Osman Esmaili, a painter and decorator, Mohammad Habibi, […]


Right to Freedom of Expression in Iran

10 January 2018 180110/Baeidinejad H/CK/FC 6th Floor Orion House 5 Upper St Martin’s Lane Covent Garden London WC2H 9EA General Secretary Chris Keates (Ms) Telephone:020 7420 9670 H.E. Hamid Baeidinejad Iranian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Embassy of Iran in London […]

Solidarity with the People of Iran!

  Mr. Hamid Baeidinejad Ambassador  Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Princes Gate London  SW7 1PT 10 January 2018 Your Excellency, On behalf of more than 100,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU), I am writing […]

Unite the union statement in solidarity with the Iranian people to demand justice

During the nationwide protest demonstrations of 28th December – 8th January, the Iranian working people, especially the youth, took to the streets in defence of human and democratic rights, social justice and demanded long overdue economic, social and political change […]

‘Free protesters and trade unionists,’ UNISON urges Iran

General secretary Dave Prentis writes to President Hassan Rouhani in wake of arrests following recent protests Dave Prentis has called on the Iranian government to release protesters and trade unionists following recent unrest in the country. The call came in […]


An interview with Dr. Saeed Rahnema on Unrest in Iran. Dr. Saeed Rahnema is a retired professor of political science and public policy, and the founding director of the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University. 

With protests waning in Iran, is change still possible?

The recent uprising in Iran seems to be contained, yet the regime will not be able to kill it, writes Saeed Rahnema. How will leaders in the country respond going forward? BY:  SAEED RAHNEMA  JANUARY 9, 2018 Demonstrations in […]

Deaths in custody – call for urgent action regarding the fate of thousands detained by the Islamic Republic in the aftermath to the recent unrest (Tuesday 9 January 2018) *updates highlighted below

According to information released by the ‘Committee for the Follow-up of the Whereabouts of  those Arrested during the Nationwide Protest Demonstrations of 28 December – 8 January  2018’ –  a monitoring body that has been set up by Tehran University […]

Press release – Protesters arrested in Iran need international support

8th January 2018 For immediate use The longest standing UK-based solidarity organisation with the people of Iran, the Committee for the Defence of Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has today condemned the arrests of students and working class activists following recent […]

Iran: Workers demand democracy and freedom against poverty, corruption and repression

05.01.2018 – With the demonstrations starting on 28 December 2017, Iran faces widespread protests against the rising cost of living. The protests quickly spread to many cities as people raised their voices against poverty, corruption and embezzlement by officials, and […]

What the Protests in Iran Are Really About

Trump and Netanyahu are trying to take credit, but this movement is all about the people. By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet January 3, 2018, 8:50 AM GMT All eyes are on Iran. On December 28, as if from nowhere, protests broke out in […]