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Nov. 30, 2018
Parallel crises lead toward an ongoing uprising
Workers continue to strike, despite Regime's Intimidation

Workers of Haft Tapeh  continue their protests for 26th day
Nov. 30, 2018 - On Friday, the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill resumed their protest in front of the mayor’s office in Shush, Khuzestan. The workers were chanting, “Imprisoned workers must be freed.”
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Arrest of labor activists and repressive measures to end the Haft Tappeh sugar mill strike

The anti-human clerical regime, which has become furious and aggravated by the strike and demonstrations of brave workers of the Haft Tappeh sugar cane mill, on Thursday, November 29 arrested Mr. Ali Nejati, former president of the Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers union, along with his son, and transferred them to an unknown location. The repressive forces arrested and beat him while he was suffering from heart disease and was badly ill.
Despite these arrests and the presence of suppressive forces in the city of Shush, the brave workers of Haft Tappeh sugar cane mill continued their protest for the 25th day. They chanted in the gathering in front of the regime's governorate: Imprisoned worker must be freed.
On the other hand, the governor, the regime’s MP and the head of the Revolutionary Guards went to the area to force the workers to end the strike by giving deceptive promises. But they were faced with a negative response from the workers. Workers interrupted the speech of the member of the regime's parliament by chanting slogans.
The Iranian Resistance calls on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Labor Organization, trade unions and labor unions all over the world to take urgent action to free Ali Nejati and other detained workers and to support striking workers.

A look at Tuesday’s protests in Iran
Protests, strikes in numerous cities Nov. 29, 2018  Sources from across Iran are continuing to report numerous protests and strikes by people from all walks of life on Thursday.
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Ahvaz steel workers continuing their strike & protest for 18th consecutive day

Employees of the National Steel Group in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, continued their strike and protests for the 18th consecutive day, demanding delayed paychecks and protesting corrupt practices by regime officials in regards to their company.

Caspian credit firm clients demanding their stolen savings returned
Clients of the Caspian credit firm, associated with the Revolutionary Guards, demanding their money be returned
Clients of the Caspian credit firm, known to be associated with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), held a protest rally today outside the regime’s Justice and Transparency Observatory Organization in Tehran. They are demanding their stolen savings to be returned and were seen chanting:
Pars Tire Co. retirees protesting damaging policies
A group of Pars Tire Company retirees in the city of Saveh, northern Iran, rallied on Monday outside the firm’s main branch. This factory is situated in the Kaveh Industrial Complex located 10 kilometers from the city of Saveh.
This company once had around 2,500 employees, according to the regime’s own officials. Due to the mullahs’ destructive policies, however, the country’s industries have literally been destroyed and many workers across the country have lost their jobs. The number of workers in this company has now dropped to around 750.
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Political prisoners in Orumiyeh Central Prison (Urmia) express solidarity with protesting workers of Haft Tapeh and Ahvaz Steel

As the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill and Ahvaz steel company continue to protest over their most basic rights, they are earning the respect and support of different communities in Iran and across the world.
On Saturday, a group of political prisoners from the Orumiyeh Central Prison (Zendan-e Markazi) issued a statement, in which they expressed their solidarity with the protesting workers and support for their just demands.
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The onslaught of Iran regime repressive forces on the striking workers of Ahvaz Steel was defeated with the resistance of the workers.
Iran, Workers of Ahvaz steel company protest for 15th day
On Saturday, the workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz gathered for the 15th day of their strikes and protest, demanding their unpaid salaries.
The workers began their demonstration in front of the Khuzestan governorate and marched toward Pol-e Sefid.
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Workers of Haft Tapeh hold 21st day of their protests
On Sunday, the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill gathered again in front of the mayor’s office in Shush, Khuzestan, to protests against unpaid wages, the imprisonment of their colleagues and the mismanagement of the factory by private owners. This is the 21st day of the workers’ strike and the 13th consecutive day of demonstrations.
Haft Tapeh is Iran’s largest sugar factory. The workers began their protests earlier this month, demanding the payment of salaries that haven’t been paid for several months. They are also demanding the removal of private owners of the company who have pushed the factory toward bankruptcy.

Isfahan farmers protest over rights to water, clash with security forces

On Sunday, the farmers of Gharneh, East Isfahan, gathered in front of the Yazd water pumping station in protest to the government’s mismanagement of water sources. In the past years, the Iranian regime’s corrupt policies has cut off adequate access to irrigation water, causing much damage to the farmers of Isfahan.
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The farmers of Isfahan protest, while wearing grave shrouds

 Increasing solidarity with Haft Tapeh workers
At a time when the brave Haft Tapeh sugar cane mill workers in Shush, southwest Iran, are protesting for the third consecutive week, there are increasing signs of workers in other factories across the country and people from all walks of life also launching protests and strikes. Many cities are witnessing such scenes of escalating protests and this phenomenon is evolving into a major concern for the Iranian regime.
Employees of various factories and workshops throughout Iran were seen rallying outside a labor institution in Tehran recently demanding better paychecks. These strikes and protest rallies are continuing as we speak, with farmers in Isfahan, central Iran, also joining this wave and demanding their share of river waters for their farms.
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Strike and demonstration of Ahvaz Steel and Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Mill workers against oppression in Iran
19th day of strikes and protests by the workers of Iran’s Haft Tapeh sugar mill
The workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill in Shush, Khuzestan, gathered in the city’s Moalem Square next to the mayor’s office on Friday for the 19th day of their protests. The protesters were holding banners that read “Imprisoned workers must be freed” and “workers will die but won’t give in to disgrace.”
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Massive demonstration of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane and Ahvaz Steel workers
Demonstrators chanting: Imprisoned workers must be freed
Maryam Rajavi calls for support of the Haft Tappeh, Ahvaz Steel strikers and urgent action to release the arrested

Political prisoners declare their support for protesting workers
As the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar cane mill in Shush and Ahvaz Steel company respectively entered the 17th and 12th day of their strikes and protests, they are garnering increasing support from different communities inside Iran. In an open letter, the political prisoners of Gohardasht prison declared their support for and solidarity with the workers who have stood up for their most basic rights.
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The 17th day of protests by workers of Haft Tapeh sugar cane company
On Wednesday, the workers of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane company in Shush, Khuzestan, began the 17th day of their demonstrations in protest to unpaid wages, the arrest of their colleagues and the government’s lack of response to their demands.
The protesters were chanting, “Imprisoned workers must be freed.” The protesters were holding pictures of imprisoned workers.
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Protests and strike by workers of Ahvaz steel company continue for the 12th day

Wednesday marked the 12th day of strikes and demonstrations by the workers of the Iran National Steel Industry Group in Ahvaz, Khuzestan. The workers began their demonstration in front of the Khuzestan governor’s office are marching in front of government institutions.
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Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers' Demonstration, Widely Accompanied by People, Families and Students of Shush

Workers of Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory protest for 16th consecutive day

On Tuesday, the workers of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill company in Shush  held the 16th day of their demonstrations in protest to unpaid wages and the recent arrests of their coworkers.
The factory is located near Shush, Khuzestan province, in southwest Iran. The factory employs several thousand workers, many of whom haven’t received their salaries for months. On Sunday, the Iranian regime responded to protesters by arresting several of the workers.
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The farmers of Isfahan persist in their protests
The farmers of Isfahan continue to protest over lack of access to the waters of Zayanderud River. They’re demanding their due right to water because their livelihoods are in danger. Protests to the conditions of water in Isfahan started seven years ago in 2011 and have continued ever since.
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Protests by victims of corrupt financial institutions in Tehran and Mashhad

On Monday, the customers of the Caspian Credit Institution gathered in front of the judiciary’s office to protest against the plundering of their investments by the IRGC-affiliated financial institution. The protesters demanded the return of their deposits.
“Caspian committed theft with the government’s support,” the protesters chanted.
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Strikes by merchants flares up again in Tehran and Tabriz
 On Saturday, the merchants of Tabriz went on strike again, closing down their shops and refusing to open for business. Shops in Tarbiat Street, the fruits and vegetables market, as well as other parts of the city’s bazaar were closed in protest to high prices, shortage of goods and deteriorating
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Statement in Solidarity with striking workers in Iran

The IWW expresses its solidarity with Iranian truckers, currently striking against the government.  The IWW has received the following report from inside the country on the latest of a series of actions by truckers and other workers inside Iran:
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Two European labor unions support Iran’s striking truckers
Two labor unions from Germany and the UK expressed support for Iran’s striking truckers, which has entered its 7th day.
The German Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (German United Services Trade Union), Verdi for short, in an interview with Bild website, condemned the Iranian government’s efforts to punish striking drivers with the death penalty.
“To impose the death penalty for strikers is unthinkable and disgusting for a civilized state,” Andrea Kocsis, The Deputy Federal Chairman of the Verdi Union, said.
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Supporting the Iranian workers and Truck Drivers

On the eve on Fourth-round of Iranian Truck Drivers' Strike in cities of Iran, the United Road Transport Union (URTU) has expressed our solidarity with the workers, truck drivers and other oppressed strata in Iran. Due to anti-labour policies of the ruling regime in Iran, they are in a very worrisome and overwhelming situation, and in 2018, there have had more than 5,800 protest movements.
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Iran Haft Tappeh Sugar Mill workers continue strike for the 12th consecutive day
The brave workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Mill  interrupted state Friday prayers in the city of Shush on the twelfth day of their strike

Frustrated workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Industrial Complex continued their strike for the twelfth day on Friday, November 16, with a rally in front of the governorate of Shush and demonstrations in the streets of the city. They chanted: "Do not be afraid, do not be afraid, we are all together", "Lest we accept humiliation". In protesting against the destruction of this economic magnet of the country by the clerical regime, in a symbolic action, workers carried the coffin of the Haft Tappeh sugar cane and chanted: "Today is a day of mourning". The workers who are from different parts of the mill then gathered at the venue of the Friday prayers show of the regime, and by turning their back to the speaker of the ceremony, and by chanting "Facing the homeland, back to the enemy", "the worker dies, he does not accept humiliation", "Death to the oppressor; Peace be upon the Worker" interrupted these hypocritical and deceptive ceremonies.
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Regime’s forces failed in preventing Saturday’s sugar mill rally

Nov. 17, 2018 - Employees of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill in Shush, southwest Iran, continued their strike by holding a gathering in early morning hours of Saturday. More than 1,000 employees rallied in the city’s main square, joined by their families and children.
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Tabriz stores on strike, protests in other cities

November 15, 2018 - Bazaar storeowners in Tabriz, northwest Iran, went on strike on Wednesday, protesting skyrocketing prices, lack of goods and a decreasing number of customers. Images from this major Iranian city indicate shops closed near “Sa’at Square” and Taleghani Avenue. Reports from other cities also showed shop-owners closing down and joining this nationwide strike movement, parallel to strikes and protests in other cities across the country.
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Sugar cane employees on strike for 11 days
Employees of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill workers continued their strike on Thursday for eleventh consecutive day, protesting officials not answering to their demands. These reports join long list of other rallies held across the country.
On Saturday, the protesting employees transferred their strike site, having the locals hear their protests. Another group of these workers were continuing their strike at the company site.
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Protest and strike by workers of the National Steel Group in Ahwaz
November 10, 2018 – Protests and Strikes by the National Steel Group workers of Ahwaz started this morning (Saturday, November 10, 2018) in front of the Ahwaz governor’s office.
Angry workers are protesting the high cost of living, while their income has remained the same and in some cases not paid for a number of months.
They chant “No nation has seen such injustice (by their government)” and “there are nasty corroborations behind the curtain regarding the factory.”
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Ahvaz steel workers on strike for 6th day

Employees of the Ahvaz Steel Company continued their strike on Wednesday, holding a protest rally outside the Khuzestan Province governor’s office, demanding their delayed paychecks and protesting poor working conditions at their worksite.
The workers were chanting:
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The second round of nationwide teachers’ strikes in Iran: What we learned

Second day of nationwide strikes by Iran’s teachers
Students rise in support of their protesting teachers

On Wednesday, Iranian teachers in numerous cities began the second continuous day of their nationwide strike.
Teachers have gone to strike to protest against the suppression and imprisonment of teachers, the deteriorating situation of livelihoods, the uncontrolled inflation and the decline in purchasing power, and are calling for elimination of discrimination against working and retired educators.
This protest movement took place in different cities including Isfahan, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Karaj, Ilam, Ardebil, Baneh, Saqez, Jolfa, Babol, Sari, Shahriar, Yazd, Karaj, Marivan, Ivan West, Hamedan, Sanandaj, Shahrekord, Chaboksar, Shiraz, Lamerd, Homayounshahr, Saveh, Jam Township, Bushehr and others, in addition to Tehran.
In many cities, such as Marivan, Divandareh, Sanandaj, Shiraz and Esfahan, students joined the teachers' strike. In Sanandaj, parents also supported the teachers' strike.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the teachers and educators who have gone to sit-ins in order to secure their rights, and called on the frustrated public, especially the youth, to express solidarity with them, saying: "Anti-cultural and anti-Iranian dictatorship of the mullahs has destroyed culture and education. The catastrophic situation of working and retired teachers is a product of the plundering and repressive policies of the anti-cultural clerical regime, and it becomes worse as long as this regime is in power. A regime that has only brought torture and execution, war and terrorism, poverty, unemployment, corruption and plundering for the people of Iran.
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Reports of protest by people from all walks of life
November 12, 2018 - Reports of a variety of protests are coming from cities and towns across Iran.
Truck drivers across Iran are continuing their nationwide strike for the 12th consecutive day on Monday. This movement has now expanded to 75 cities in 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces.
In Saravan, southeast Iran, drivers were rallying near a gas station, protesting the authorities’ refusal to provide diesel fuel for their trucks.
In Ahvaz, southeast Iran, employees of the National Steel Group continued their strike for the third consecutive day
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Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance,  Hail to the deprived workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Factory and Steel Factory of Ahvaz who have risen up to demand their rights, calling for expansion of the protests by the slogan of “Workers of Khuzestan, unite, unite.”
This is the voice of an arisen nation echoed by workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Factory, “We are a united and invincible nation.” This is an uprising until victory.

12th day of truck drivers’ nationwide strike
Nov. 11, 2018 - Truck drivers across Iran continued their nationwide strike for the 11th consecutive day on Sunday (Nov 11), reaching 75 cities in 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces.
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Continued strike & protest of truckers, workers, merchants and farmers
Mrs. Rajavi hails the strikers and says that as long as this regime is in power, poverty, inflation and unemployment will continue
On Saturday, November 10, heavy truck drivers and truckers continued their strike in different cities throughout the country for the tenth day of the new round. Earlier in the months of June, August and September, they were striking because of the severe living conditions, low freight rates, high cost of spare parts, severe insurance conditions, and so on. October strike lasted 21 days.
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 Truckers’ nationwide strike continues on 10th day continue
Nov. 8, 2018 - Iran’s hardworking truck drivers are continuing their new round of nationwide strikes for the eighth consecutive day on Thursday, demanding the release of their apprehended colleagues and protesting skyrocketing spare parts prices.
This protest/strike movement has now reached 65 cities in 24 of Iran’s 31 provinces.
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Strikes & protests in various cities across Iran
Nov. 8, 2018 - From the beginning of November, Iran has been the scene of numerous protests and strikes.
On Wednesday, truckers continued their nationwide strike in dozens of cities for the seventh consecutive day. Truck drivers in the cities of Bandar Khomeini, Parvizkhan, Gorgan, Zanjan, Sirjan, Shiraz, Farough, Kazerun, Marvdasht, Mirjaveh, Yazd, Tehran, Bandar Abbas & others were seen continuing their strike.
This nationwide strike has currently reached 65 cities in 24 of Iran’s 31 provinces.
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Strike at a major sugar cane company for third consecutive day
November 7, 2018 - Employees of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company in southwest Iran rallied on Wednesday, continuing their strike for the third consecutive day. These workers are seeking answers to their demands and protesting company mismanagement.
Ms. Rajavi: Supporting strikers is a patriotic duty and as a protection of the rights of all people
Iran: Second day of Bazaar strike, fifth day of farmers’ strike, and sixth day of truck drivers’ strike
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the striking drivers, farmers and merchants, calling on all the Iranian people, especially the youth, to support them, and said that the restoration of the rights of the strikers is the protection of the rights of all the people of Iran and an urgent national and patriotic duty. She called on all international human rights organizations, relevant syndicates and trade unions across the world to support striking drivers, farmers and merchants in Iran.
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Protests and strikes continue in various Iranian cities

Nov. 6, 2018 - In spite of the Iranian regime’s propaganda pertaining to responding to the demands of nationwide protesters and fixing the country’s economic problems, the past week has seen an increasing number of protests aimed at the government’s inefficiencies and corruption.
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Second day of Bazaar strike, fifth day of farmers’ strike, and sixth day of truck drivers’ strike
On November 6, 2018, the strike of Bazaar merchants in large parts of Tehran and many other cities of Iran continued for the second consecutive day in spite of repressive and deterrent measures of intelligence and police forces
Based on reports obtained from Iran on Monday morning, storeowners in two bazaars across the city went on strike in a new round of protests. Shop owners in the Amin Hozoor bazaar of Tehran, known as the center of home appliances, refused to open their stores this morning.
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Protesters demand release of teachers activist

 Dozens of people in Mashhad joined family members of Mr. Hashem Khastar, head of the Teachers Union Center, in this northeastern Iran city on Monday to rally outside the Ebn Seena Hospital and protest Khastar’s abduction and apprehension.
State police and anti-riot units ready at the scene immediately arrested Mr. Khastar’s son.
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Latest report of protests & strikes in different cities 

Iran, Nov. 4, 2018 - As truck drivers throughout Iran continue their new round of nationwide strikes on Friday, marking the third consecutive day, reports indicate people from all walks of life are holding protest rallies against the mullahs’ regime.
The truck drivers’ strike has reached 35 cities in 18 provinces across Iran.
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi has called on all of the country’s youths to provide substantial and spiritual support to the truckers and their families, and international organizations and drivers/workers unions to voice their support for the strike of Iran’s hardworking truckers.
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Update on the fourth round of truck drivers’s strike in different provinces

November 2, 2018 - On Friday, truck drivers across Iran showed their continued determination through the second day of strikes in cities across the country. The truckers are continuing their protests at a time when Iranian regime authorities are resorting to various measures of pressure and threats aiming to prevent all such protests, especially in such an organized manner.
On second day of truck drivers’s strike Maryam Rajavi hail to Iran’s truck drivers
and call on the youth to lend their moral and material support to the truck drivers, and urge international workers and truckers’ unions to declare their solidarity with the truck drivers on strike in Iran.
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Truckers launching 4th round of nationwide strike, demanding the release of arrested colleagues

Nov. 1, 2018 - Truckers in cities across Iran are launching a new round of strikes, protesting not receiving answers to their demands and seeking the release of their arrested colleagues.
In Najafabad, central Iran, truckers are on strike according to a previously made announcement encouraging all drivers to park their vehicles and launch a nationwide protest movement.
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Farmers in East Isfahan protest against mismanagement of water

Nov. 2, 2018 - The farmers in Varzaneh, Shatur, and Ziar, east of Isfahan province gathered on Thursday to protest to scarcity of water and lack of access to water resources, among other demands.
The problem of access to water has become a focus of tension between the regime and the people of Isfahan, where agriculture is one the main sources of employment and income for its citizens. The Iranian regime has historically failed to manage water resources in Isfahan and other provinces.

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