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, […]


What’s behind the protests in Iran and what can you do?

Owen Tudor 02 Jan 2018 Over the New Year, a wave of protests has erupted in Iran, as people in towns all over the country took to the streets to air their grievances. Many protests were about basic economics – […]

As the Death Toll Mounts, Iran’s People Have Left the Reformists Behind

The government cannot move its forces from one city to another because the protests have spread everywhere. It has no effective means to suppress the people. IRANWIRE 01.03.18 5:39 AM ET The spark that ignited nationwide protests in Iran was lit on […]

Protests expose the shaky foundations of the Islamic Republic

Recent protests across Iran have brought the Islamic Republic once more into the international spotlight. JANE GREEN assesses the current situation. THE rising tide of dissatisfaction among the people of Iran has burst its banks for the first time since […]

Iran – Tehran blames ‘armed protesters’ as death toll rises amid mass protests

TWELVE people have already been killed in continuing protests across Iran, with armed groups trying to take over unidentified security depots, state TV reported today. “Some armed protesters tried to take over some police stations and military bases but faced […]

Prisoner release in Iran needs more than talk

The much publicised trip of UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to Tehran appears not to have secured the release of Nazanin  Zaghari-Ratcliffe in spite of the high hopes that the UK media attached to the visit. This should not come […]

Iran: workers in South Pars oil and gas fields submit petition to state broadcaster

06.12.2017 More than 1,000 workers added their names to a petition to the public broadcaster, calling on the organization to send an investigative team to report on terrible working conditions and unpaid wages. The petition was organized by IndustriALL Global […]

Middle East Needs Peace, Democracy and Solidarity, not US Intervention!

Recent events in the Middle East have brought the threat of a wider armed conflict in the region closer than ever.  Jane Green considers the issues and the current balance of forces. Peace in the Middle East has, for many […]

IndustriALL Global Union calls on Government of Iran to release immediately Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi and respect fundamental human rights and labour rights

Geneva, 15 November 2017 H.E. Hassan Rouhani President Islamic Republic of Iran Email: ;;;;; Dear Mr. President, I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union , which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, […]

We condemn the government’s renewed onslaught on trade union activists!

In recent weeks, there have been worrying developments indicating a renewed onslaught on trade union activists in Iran. Reza Shahabi, an imprisoned bus driver and prominent trade union activist, remains imprisoned and without much needed access to medical treatment.  Meanwhile, […]

Trump sends aggressive signal to Iran

14th October 2017 The decision of US President, Donald Trump, to de-certify the international deal with Iran has brought condemnation across the world.  Jane Green assesses the likely consequences. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly found that the […]