85 members of J-PSUV, the youth section of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, met on the weekend of the 20th-22nd of March. Throughout the weekend a banner in solidarity with Iranian workers was visible on the wall and a session was held in which a resolution on Iran was adopted.
On March 23 the Iranian Workers' Solidarity Network in Brazil, together with activists from the Occupied Factories Movement and the Esquerda Marxista (Marxist Left) organised a picket outside the Iran-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and also handed in a protest letter signed by many Brazilian workers activists and trade unionists.
During the days of action in solidarity with Iranian workers that are currently going on around the world, activists of the Iranian Workers‘ Solidarity Network and members of Der Funke protested in the city centre of Frankfurt against state repression of the Iranian regime. They informed passers-by with leaflets and other material about the current situation inside Iran.
An enthusiastic group of British trade unionists, Socialist Appeal members and IWSN activists, gathered outside the Iranian regime's embassy in London on March 14. The protesters chanted slogans like "Free all political prisoners in Iran!", "Independent workers' unions now!" and "Iranian workers are not alone!".
From Monday March 2 the workers of the Nushab drinks factory have been on strike. They are protesting against not being paid their New Year bonuses and wages for the past five months. The workers declared they would continue with their strike and struggles until their demands have been met.
On the 11th of March a handful of young Danish workers and students met in front of the Iranian embassy in Denmark to protest against the dictatorship and the imprisonment of union activists in Iran. They showed their support for the fight of the Iranian working class. Afterwards there was a meeting organised on the current political situation in Iran and the perspectives for a socialist revolution.
We publish here pictures of yesterday's picket in front of the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The picket demanded the release of all the political prisoners inside Iran. A protest resolution was later sent by fax, because at the time of the picket the embassy was closed.
This week the Iranian Workers' Solidarity Network is promoting several pickets of Iranian embassies and meetings in solidarity with the Iranian workers in different countries around the world. Please join these pickets if you can.
We publish here a handbook by the Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network on the cause of the Iranian workers’ movement, its history and its current problems, on its struggle for basic rights, such as the right to strike or to be paid in return for work. It also suggests ways that activists can become involved in solidarity work.
Following the release of Mohsen Hakimi and the second attack on Amir Kabir University students, Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network is highlighting the terrible treatment of Abbas Hakimzadeh by the Iranian regime’s security forces.