Sugar workers in Iran on strike since June over unpaid wages

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020
Worker speaks at Aug. 1 rally of some 4,000 on strike at Haft Tappeh sugar complex in Shush. Strikers are demanding months of back pay and safer job conditions. To his right, in white shirts, are three members of Iran’s parliament.

Thousands of factory workers at the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company in Iran have been on strike since June 12 demanding months of back wages. The strike is the latest in a number of walkouts Haft Tappeh workers have been…


Beijing, Tehran form alliance to fight harsh US sanctions

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

The rulers in Iran and China reached a draft agreement in June that would expand their economic and military cooperation. Facing an unprecedented international economic crisis, governments in both countries are looking for ways to offset the impact of their…


Protest hits US sanctions on Cuba, Iran, NKorea, Venezuela

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

Protesters organized a car caravan April 20 in Northampton, Massachusetts, demanding the U.S. government end punitive sanctions against Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea and Iran. The action was organized by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition of Western Massachusetts. Washington has stepped…



Eyewitness to Iran protests: ‘They lie, trample our rights’

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020
Sari, northern Iran, Nov. 16, 2019. Sparked by hikes in gas prices, protests mark growing unrest with regime’s expansionist military aims in region, taking big toll in soldiers’ lives and social needs of workers and farmers.

The following interview was conducted in December 2019 with a participant in one of the protests by workers and youth that spread across Iran’s cities, working-class suburbs and rural towns in mid-November. It was received by the Militant  in the…


UK: ‘Solidarity with protests by working people in Iran!’

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
UK: ‘Solidarity with protests by working people in Iran!’

MANCHESTER, England — “Three times in two years, Iranian workers and students have taken to the streets to protest the government’s military intervention abroad and its attacks on living standards,” Pete Clifford, with megaphone, told passersby as he and Hugo…


Iraqi workers, youth protest attacks by the gov’t, Tehran

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020

Deadly attacks by militias organized by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as well as by Iraqi security forces have failed to quell anti-government demonstrations in Iraq. “This protest movement is going strong and as long as our demands haven’t been answered,…


Relatives of slain protesters in Iran reject gov’t bribes

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020
Borhan Mansournia, left, an Iranian Kurd, was killed by gov’t security forces when he joined protests in November. Relatives are speaking out about killing in face of capitalist rulers’ efforts to bribe them into lying and blaming his killing on fellow protesters. At right is his father.

Relatives of protesters who were murdered by Tehran’s security forces last November have spoken out against the authorities’ attempts to bribe them to lie about the killings. The protesters rose up against the bourgeois clerical regime’s wars abroad and the…


Back protests against gov’t repression in Iran and Iraq

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020
Jan. 29 protest in Baghdad against gov’t repression, Tehran intervention.

Many liberal editorial writers claimed that the Jan. 2 U.S. military operation that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani would cause people to unite behind the regimes in Iran and Iraq in outrage. Soleimani commanded the Iranian rulers’ Quds Force, the wing…


Solidarity with protests by workers, students in Iran!

Actions hit Tehran’s lies, wars across region
Vol. 84/No. 4 - February 3, 2020
Demonstration at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran Jan. 13, part of growing protests over recent years against government’s wars, economic crisis and attacks on political rights.

Thousands of working people and youth have taken part in protests against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian passenger aircraft Jan. 8 — killing all 176 passengers — after the government sought to cover it up and then…