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Iran: Oil Workers Reject Trade Unions

In the capitalist world, whatever the subject, it naturally only hits the headlines if the rulers of all factions are in control of it. If the news is about a war, climate change, economic downturn, regime change, elections, protests, immigration, in fact any issue where the working class as a class is absent, so it can be manipulated in a way that suits the ruling class, then not only is it covered by mass media, it also grabs the attention of “independent” media and journalists. They usually follow it up with tedious discussions, seminars, films and even more news.

Iran: On Oil and Troubled Water

As we write, comrades are translating the bulletins emerging from the struggles of the oil workers’ strike committee in Iran which have now been ongoing for two months. They can be found on our website (and we publish Statement No. 12 below). The oil workers are not alone.

Iranian Oil Workers Strike Update

52 days have gone by since the start of the strike, which began when thousands of Iranian oil workers downed tools on 19 June and walked off oilfields across Iran. The Council for Organising Protests by Oil Contract Workers has issued 11 statements so far. In our previous article we published parts of their first 6 statements (see leftcom.org) as well as giving a short explanation of their full context.

Iranian Oil and Petrochemical Workers' Strikes Go On

Since Saturday, 19 June, thousands of workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants have been on strike across the country in several provinces. They are coordinating their action under the title of Strike Campaign 1400, which refers to the current year in the Iranian calendar. The number of industrial centres that have participated in this strike is reported to have reached more than 100 units in 10 provinces and the number of workers on strike has passed 105,000. Significantly, there has been very little news coverage of these massive strikes, both in the domestic and foreign media but the strikes are still going on as we write.

Interview with Federation of Anarchism Era on Iran and Afghanistan

An interview with the Federation of Anarchism Era about the current situation in Iran and Afghanistan. This interview was originally broadcast by the Final Straw Radio show, and is available as a printable PDF.

"I am thirsty": statements from Soheil Arabi and the Federation of Anarchism Era on the uprising in Iran

Anarchist Graffiti in Iran: "Long Live Armed Uprising Khuzestan is not alone"

Two short statements from anarchists in Iran on the current uprising.

International call for a week of solidarity with the Iranian anarchist refugee Abtin Parsa (12th-19th of July 2021)

A call for a week of solidarity with Abtin Parsa, an Iranian anarchist refugee in danger of extradition from the Dutch state, and brief statement from Abtin about his case.

Iran oil strike at the center of a new wave of proletarian struggles

Oil workers in Iran

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Iran: The Working Class and the Election

With less than forty days to the 13th presidential election in Iran, its architects and promoters are finding that the harsh social climate is making it difficult to "heat up" the political atmosphere. Their previous tricks are not so effective, but this has not stopped them continuing to do whatever it takes to stir up interest. It seems that this time the option of not participating in the election has been added to the gamut of choices by the policy-makers of the ruling class political factions and the zealous lovers of the ballot box.

Davoud Rafiei a Workers Rights Activist has been punished with 74 lashes in Iran

An Iranian labour activist has been lashed 74 times for protesting the government.