The international police organisation INTERPOL has posted wanted alerts on a number of Iranian political dissidents. This revelation follows in the wake of the December 26-27th protests in Iran which drew millions onto the streets nationwide. Clashes with police led to military units being ordered to fire on demonstrators, an order which is alleged to have been disobeyed.
The reign of terror unleashed by the
Iranian government against the demonstrations in the aftermath of the
rigged elections did succeed in keeping people off the streets the last
11 days. But last Thursday this combustible material ignited once again, as
thousands once more took to the streets in a collective show of
number of IWSN activists took part in the picket called initially by
the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation), EI (Education
International), ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), IUF
(International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant,
Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations), four global union
organisations representing over 170 million workers, is part of an
ongoing campaign that will eventually help Iranian workers win their
full trade union and human rights.
Some on the left are questioning
whether the movement in Iran is a progressive one. They have been taken
in by propaganda that states that the movement is all an “imperialist
plot” to overthrow the Islamic regime. This ignores the very essence of
what is happening in Iran, which is the beginning of a revolution. What is required to move everything forward now is decisive action by the working class.
SATURDAY 20th JUNE: As reports are coming in about clashes between protesters and police
in Tehran, it is clear that the movement against the fraud has reached
a critical point. Khamenei’s speech yesterday threw down the gauntlet
to the movement and threatened repercussions for continued protests but
the organised working class are now joining the struggle against the