Monday, December 3, 2018

Dec.2018-#Iranprotests& #Strikes -reports& #news


Dec. 17, 2018 -
38th day of demonstration of Steel workers despite dozens of arrests and repressive measures

The arrest of representatives of Ahvaz Steelworkers and protesters, which started last midnight (Sunday, December 16), continued on Monday, December 17. The number of detainees has reached dozens, the names of 31 of whom have been published so far.
At the same time, the mullahs’ regime had stationed repressive forces from the Ministry of Intelligence, riot police and forces affiliated with the IRGC and IRGC intelligence in various sensitive locations in Ahvaz so that workers could not continue their protests. However, the workers, despite the fact that they were surrounded by oppressive forces in some places, continued to demonstrate with slogans such as: “Imprisoned workers must be freed”.
Workers, being threatened by repressive forces, said they would continue their demonstrations until the release of the arrested and achieving their demands.
Workers and laborers from different parts of Iran, including the Tehran Bus Company workers’ syndicate and truck drivers in various parts of Iran, expressed their solidarity with Ahvaz workers and called for the immediate release of the detainees.

Saluting the brave and adamant workers of Ahvaz, the Iranian Resistance described the brutal and mass arrests on Sunday night and on Monday as indication of the frustration of religious fascism in the face of the strikes and protests of workers, and  called on all workers and youth and students, especially in Ahvaz and Khuzestan, to support the striking workers of Ahvaz. It also called on international human rights and workers' rights advocates and workers’ unions and syndicates in different countries to support the striking workers who are protesting for their basic rights, and to take necessary measures for the release of the arrests.



New protests reported in cities across Iran
More reports of protests, strikes, and gatherings are reported from a variety of cities throughout Iran. On Thursday, teachers and their students in Hamedan, farmers in Isfahan, college students in Tehran, unemployed youths in Rafsanjan and bus drivers in Khuzestan Province were reported to hold numerous rallies
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Esmaeel Bakhshi, representative of Haft Tapeh workers, is set free
he Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers Syndicate issued a statement on Wednesday announcing the release of Esmaeel Bakhshi, a worker and workers’ representative of Haft Tapeh in Shush, southwest Iran.
Bakhshi and other workers were arrested on November 18 as the Haft Tapeh workers were on the 14th day of their strike and protests
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Strike and protest of Iran's Ahvaz Steel and Haft Tapeh sugar mill workers and support of other workers
Workers of Ahvaz steel factory hold 32nd day of protests
The workers of Iran National Steel Industrial group returned to the streets of Ahvaz today to mark the 32nd day of the strikes and the 24th day of their demonstrations. The workers, who had gathered in front of the Khuzestan province governor’s office, held banners that read: “Workers are awake and tired of being exploited.”
Like many other factories and companies across Iran, the steelworkers of Ahvaz have not received their salaries for months, which is the main reason they have been protesting for an extended period of time. They are also demanding the establishment of all production lines, supplying the necessary equipment and parts, and the return of the factory to the control of the government. Private investors, mostly tied to regime officials have been profiteering from the company at the expense of the workers and without oversight, which has enraged the workers
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Numerous protests reported in Tehran, other cities

Contract workers rallied outside the city council building located at the South City Park Avenue on Tuesday, demanding their savings stolen by state officials returned. Their chants and slogans include:

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#MaryamAkbari, #GolrokhIraee declare support for #protesting #workers
Evin political prisoners Maryam Akbari Monfared and Golrokh Iraee sent out an open letter in support of the continued protests of the workers of Ahvaz Steel and Haft Tappeh Sugarcane factories on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
In the letter of support released by the Haft Tappeh Workers' Syndicate, Maryam Akbari and Golrokh Iraee wrote:
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Ahvaz steel workers hold protests for 26th consecutive day
Dec. 5, 2018 - On Wednesday, the workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, took to the streets of Ahvaz for the 26th consecutive day to protest for their rights. The workers were chanting “we will not give in to disgrace.” The workers were marching toward the main streets of the city, holding banners that read, “Workers are awake and fed up with being exploited.”
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Iran: Protests reported in Tabriz, other cities
As living conditions continue to become more difficult and more than 80 percent of Iranians are living in poverty, protests by people from all walks of life are mushrooming across the Employees of a ball-bearing factory in Tabriz, northwest Iran, rallied on Tuesday protesting not receiving their paychecks for the past four months. This is the country’s largest ball-bearing factory.
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Iranian Students Protest Ahead of Student Day
Large numbers of university students in Iran held protest rallies on Tuesday, in solidarity with striking workers, as well as jailed students and teachers.
At Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology, also known as Polytechnic University, students formed a long human chain, whilst holding signs and chanting slogans. Some of the most memorable, include “Cannons, tanks, guns, they are no longer effective”, “Workers, students, unite, unite”, “Jailed workers, students, and teachers must be released”, and “Victory is near. Down with this deceptive government”.
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Dec. 4, 2018 - 
Student protests in Tehran and other cities of Iran on the eve of the Student Day

On Tuesday, December 4th, days before the National Student Day (December 7th), students from various universities including Tehran Polytechnic, Tabriz Sahand, and Babol Noushirvani staged protest rallies. In Tehran, students of the Polytechnic University resisted and confronted and clashed with the Basij mercenaries who intended to disrupt the gathering. Students chanted: Imprisoned workers must be released; Imprisoned students must be released; Cannon, Tank, Machine Gun do not work anymore; Real teacher should be released; Death to this deceitful government.
Students at Babol Noushirvan University carried placards at their protest gathering which read: Stop suppression of students; Student would rather die than accept this humiliation.
A group of students at Semnan University of Medical Sciences protested against Rouhani when he entered the university hall. They chanted: Inflation, high prices, you, Rouhani respond!
The day before, on the occasion of the Student Day, students from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Tehran Allameh University, Kermanshah Razi University, and Sirjan University of Medical Sciences protested against the regime's suppressive measures against the students. Students at Razi University chanted slogans in support of the striking workers: Student, Worker, Teacher, United, United; Teachers are in jail from Khorasan to Tehran; Free imprisoned teachers.
At the Chamran University of Kerman, ‘Herasat’ department, a branch of the Ministry of Intelligence at the universities, has imposed a repressive instruction. According to this medieval instruction, students are forbidden from going to each other's rooms, and if a student is seen in another room, students in that room will be fined 100,000 tomans.


On Tuesday, December 4th, deprived workers of Ahwaz steel continued their courageous strike for the twenty-fifth day. The strikers rallied outside the regime's governorate and in the city bazaar with the slogans: Our country is the place of thieves, it is unique in the world; neither the ruler nor the government minds the nation; Worker would rather die than accept humiliation; Imprisoned workers must be freed.
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Strikes, protests reported in Tehran & across the country

As the regime ruling Iran faces increasing regional and global isolation, protests and strikes are escalating across the country, causing an even more concerning crisis for the mullahs’ regime.
Medical students in Tehran rallied on Sunday outside the office of Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani in Pastour Avenue.
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Dec. 3, 2018 
Ahvaz Steel workers hold the 24th day of their protests

 On Monday, the workers of the Iran National Steel Industrial Group returned to the streets of Ahvaz, Khuzestan, to protest for their most basic rights. The workers have been demanding the payment of their overdue salaries for months.
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Dec. 2, 2018 - 
Workers of Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory hold 28th consecutive day of protests and strikes
On Sunday morning, the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory in Shush, Khuzestan province, returned to the streets for the 28th day to demonstrate and demand their rights. The workers, who have been on strike for four weeks, are demanding their unpaid salaries, job security, the ouster of the private owners of the company and the release of their imprisoned colleagues.
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Tehran bus syndicate voices support for Haft Tapeh sugarcane workers
The Greater Tehran Bus Syndicate issued a statement condemning the arrest and beating of Esmaeel Bakhshi, a representative of the protesting Haft Tapeh sugarcane mill workers in Shush, southwest Iran, and demanding his immediate release.
This syndicate is also calling for the closure of all judicial cases raised against other Haft Tapeh employee representatives.
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Monday, November 26, 2018

IRAN- MARYAM RAJAVI AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF IRANIAN COMMUNITIES: CLERICAL REGIME HAS NO WAY TO THWART BEING OVERTHROWN

Maryam Rajavi: Terrorism is the regime’s strategy to thwart its own overthrow, and all its leaders are involved

Iranian Communities hold Joint Video Conference in 42 cities in Europe, North America and Australia

The Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Ministry of Intelligence, and the state propaganda machine must be placed on the US FTO list and the EU terror list, the regime’s financial lifelines blocked, the dossier of the regime’s crimes against humanity be referred to the UN Security Council and its leaders brought to justice


On Saturday, a conference simultaneously held by Iranians in 40 different locations in three continents across the world called for international action against the increasingly hostile terrorist activities of the Iranian regime and its egregious human rights abuses at home.
Titled “Halt mullahs’ regime growing human rights violations and export of terrorism,” the conference featured speeches by Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi, political dignitaries from several countries and representatives of Iranian communities from across the world.
The gatherings message: Adopt a firm policy toward the Iranian regime and support the aspirations of the Iranian people for change in their country.

Maryam RajaviMaryam Rajavi: Respect the Iranian people’s desire to overthrow the regime, establish freedom and democracy
The keynote speaker of the event was Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Mrs. Rajavi pointed out two fundamental issues representing the past year’s developments:
First, the clerical regime has no way and no solution to thwart its overthrow. And second, the theocratic regime’s strategy to survive a series of crises as we speak is further crackdown and suppression inside Iran, and more exporting of terrorism, war and tension to other countries.
“Over the past year, the regime repeatedly tried to stifle the uprisings. Every time, however, the embers started glowing from under the ashes,” Mrs. Rajavi said, referring to the nationwide protests that began in December 2017 and have continued intermittently. Mrs. Rajavi also pointed out that the regime has failed to contain the activities of Iranian resistance units and its efforts to conduct terrorist activities against Iranian opposition movement PMOI/MEK has caused an international backlash against the regime.
“The product of such a political impasse has been a dramatic fall in the regime’s political, economic, social and international status,” Mrs. Rajavi remarked.
Under the current political deadlock, the mullahs of Iran have resorted to several failed terrorist attempts abroad, Mrs. Rajavi said.
“the regime’s recourse to terrorism and other crimes is not a transient or tactical reaction, but a solution and an outlet in the regime’s strategy to survive and rein in its overthrow crisis,” Mrs. Rajavi stressed.
Mrs. Rajavi also remarked that the regime’s desperate resort to terrorism in Europe comes at a time that Tehran seeks to bank on the support of European states to dampen U.S. sanctions that recently came into effect.
And contrary to what some analysts and politicians in the West who try to portray the regime’s terrorist acts as the doings of rogue elements, the terrorist plots are being directly orchestrated and ordered at the highest levels of the Iranian regime, including supreme leader Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, foreign minister Javad Zarif and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security, the regime’s notorious terror and espionage apparatus. The testament to the fact is the arrest and expulsion of several Iranian diplomats who were directly involved in the regime’s foreign terror activities.
“It is absolutely illogical to suggest that some acts of terrorism could be carried out arbitrarily, without the knowledge of Khamenei or Rouhani, in a regime that monitors all the minute details of people’s private lives. Such fictitious premises are intended to cover up the regime’s crimes and only further embolden them in resorting to terrorism,” Mrs. Rajavi said.
Mrs. Rajavi concluded that contrary the past, where the regime used terrorism as an offensive tool to carry out its policies, the recent uptick in its use of terrorism in Europe and the U.S. is “a defensive tool to launch a counterattack against the Iranian people’s uprisings.”
“Indeed, isn’t it regrettable that despite disclosure of the mullahs’ terrorism on European soil, the regime’s appeasers are still trying to find a way to deal with the regime and seeking to aid the murderers of the Iranian people?” Mrs. Rajavi said. “Gentlemen, if you don’t want to stand by the people of Iran, at least do not victimize the security of your own citizens.”
“This is our word: Respect the Iranian people’s desire to overthrow the regime and establish freedom and democracy.”
Mrs. Rajavi called for a block on financial lifelines that fund Khamenei’s apparatus, the IRGC, the terrorist Ouds Force, and the regime’s repressive forces. She also called for the IRGC, the MOIS, and the regime’s state propaganda machine to be placed on the U.S. List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and the terror list of the European Union.


Kennedy: Iranians suffer as regime spreads terror
“Man Irani hastam - Man Ashrafi hastam” were the first words of former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy.
With protests increasing across the country, Kennedy emphasized how the Iranian regime has increased its terror activities abroad. The regime knows the protests are linked to the PMOI/MEK. Thus, Tehran has escalated its demonizing measures against this opposition organization.
There has been a surge in terror plots against the Iranian dissidents, many foiled in Albania, France, and Denmark, he added. This mirrors their terror campaign back in the 1980s. The European Union should end all its connections with the Iranian regime as requested by the former Democrat Member of the U.S. Congress.
Targeting the PMOI/MEK and NCRI as Iran’s democratic alternative proves the NCRI is a viable force for change, he added. This resistance has presented a real map for change and a democratic Iran.
All of Iran’s wealth is being spent on terrorism and terror groups and all the while the Iranian people are in the worst possible economic conditions, Kennedy remarked.
The Iranian embassy in Albania has doubled its size, Kennedy warned, adding all of Iran’s embassies in Europe are involved in Europe. “I support Mrs. Rajavi’s message saying the IRGC must be designated as a terror entity,” he added.

Pandeli Majko: You have realized a miracle
Expressing his long-lasting support for the PMOI/MEK in his country, former Albanian prime minister Pandeli Majko noted the bright future he sees for Iran as the movement for freedom strives forward.
“An honest question is that why is the Iranian regime’s embassy in Tirana while you are also in this country? The answer is that you are different because you represent the Iranian people and the future of Iran,” Majko said.
The future of Iran and the Middle East will be under the leadership of Maryam Rajavi, he noted. There are diplomats acting as terrorists. Answers are needed in this regard. This melody heard in Tirana is the song of freedom, which should also be played in Iran. And here, you have realized a miracle by building this city [Ashraf 3] in less than a year, the former Albanian prime minister added.

Betancourt: “You are the hope”
Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt attended the convention and emphasized on the PMOI / MEK’s role in the opposition movement against the Iranian regime.
“When I accepted the invitation to come to this convention, I insisted on being with PMOI/MEK members inside Ashraf 3,” she said.
“In June, during a massive Iranian opposition convention which I was attending, we heard news of an Iranian regime terror plot targeting the rally, foiled by Belgian, German and French authorities,” Betancourt added, reviewing the terror plots pursued by the Iranian regime against the PMOI/MEK.
“In parallel nature, the Iranian regime has been very active in attempting to tarnish the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK’s image,” she noted.
Betancourt remarked that terrorism has been in the nature of the mullahs’ regime, to impose fear in the Iranian society and abroad and now, they are using terrorism as a defensive tool to safeguard their interests.
After the bombing plot in France, President Francois Macron adopted a position that is really a red signal of what is to come. He froze the assets of the Ministry of Intelligence in France, expelled people from the Iranian embassy and he was about to appoint an ambassador in Iran, which he decided against.
“I think things are changing and am very hopeful and positive,” Betancourt emphasized.
“The best option for Iran is here, being freedom with Maryam Rajavi. And now they are fearing that they will be brought to justice. This is our commitment. We will free Iran and will bring [the regime] to justice...Time has changed. You are the hope. Maryam is the leader and we are with you,” she added.

Ghozali: Regime has no answer to protests
“Terrorism is part of the DNA of the Iranian regime,” said Sid Ahmed Ghozali, the former Prime Minister of Algeria. “Maryam Rajavi said this 10 years ago.”

Ghozali underlined that the solution to dealing with the Iranian regime’s terrorism not a military offensive or appeasement. “The regime will never stand by its promises. The only solution is to remove this regime,” Ghozali said.
Underlining the importance of the protests that erupted across Iran at the turn of the year, Ghozali noted that in contrary to 2009, demonstrations in Iran were focused on elections, the recent demonstrations are focused on the Iranian leadership.
“The new point is that the Iranian regime has no answer to the current demonstrations. The regime can’t do anything regarding the demonstrations in Iran, which is the result of 40 years of repression,” Ghozali said. The regime has enough money. Why can’t it solve the economic crisis of the Iranian people? Because it is only capable of suppressing the Iranian people.”
If the West doesn’t understand the regime’s terrorism, they will never be able to root out terrorism from their countries, Ghozali concluded.

Fatmir Mediu, former Albanian defense minister
Iran’s regime is terrified of the PMOI/MEK
The Iranian regime is very active in Albania, especially in malign measures, said former Albanian defense minister Fatmir Mediu. Tehran is spreading lies, especially through its embassy in Tirana. The more they adopt such measures, the more they prove how terrified they are of you.

Irish Senator Gerry Horkan: No moderation in Iran’s regime
The main threats of the Iranian regime are terrorism, ballistic missiles program and its human rights violations said Senator Gerry Horkan from Ireland. The regime used the JCPOA to fund terrorism. Some politicians in Europe are supporting Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani while the regime has intensified its terrorism in Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East.
“This shows that there’s no moderation in the regime,” Horkan said.
The regime’s situation in 2018 has two characteristics: The regime is trying in vain to quell ongoing protests while at the same time, the Iranian resistance is rising in popularity and influence, Horkan remarked.

Iranian communities across the globe
Members of the Iranian Diaspora, supporters of the PMOI / MEK living the United States, Canada and across Europe, held gatherings in 40 different cities and linked live to the convention in Albania and voiced their support for the alternative represented by NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi and the PMOI / MEK.

On Tuesday evening, December 4, 2018, an Albanian parliamentary delegation headed by deputy chair of the Albanian Parliament, Edi Paloka met and held talk with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the Iranian Resistance outside Tirana, Albania.
Five members of the Albanian Parliament, Messrs. Edmond Spaho, Endri Hasa, Xhemal Gjunkshi, and Mses. Grida Duma and Valentina Duka, also attended this meeting.
Deputy Chairman Edi Paloka said in this meeting, “No only we in the parliament but all the people of Albania are happy with the presence of the PMOI in this country.”
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MARYAM RAJAVI, MEPS MEET AND HOLD TALKS

Nov. 26, 2018 - On Sunday, November 25, 2018, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi met in Tirana with a  delegation from the European Parliament (EP) and discussed the situation of members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania and the latest developments in Iran.
The EP delegation included Mr. Tunne Kelam, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Vice Chair of Friends of a Free Iran inter-parliamentary group, Mr. Jaromir Stetina, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and Defense, and Mr. Struan Stevenson, coordinator of the Campaign for Iran Change.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Iran Regime terrified of Resistance forces




As protests continue unabated in Iran, Regime officials have begun voicing their fears about how the Iranian Resistance and their network of activists are organising and directing the protests in order to do the most possible damage to the Regime.
The Regime may have its factional squabbling – largely the result of many terrible people clamouring for the ultimate seat of power – but they all agree on one thing: the Iranian Resistance is the biggest threat to their continued rule. However, they rarely acknowledge that fact, so this shows just how scared they are.
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The Resistance Units, Refracting A Strong Continuation Into A Rainbow Of Iranian Protests
Resistance units lead the uprisings bravely in every street and village in occupied Iran.
These units have imposed an uncontrolled condition on the regime on one hand, and on the other hand, they themselves have become the point of hope and motivation for the Iranian people against the mullahs’ regime; they will guide the society towards the revolution and the regime’s overthrow.
As the resistance units were introduced to the Iranian society, since Dec. 28, 2017, the condensed crises within the society entered a new stage. Social protests across the country increased and the Iranian people became fearless in expressing their demands this in turn has resulted in radicalized position taking of foreign governments towards the mullahs’ regime.
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Who Are Iran’s Resistance Units?
What are resistance units?
Resistance units are the smallest units of the Resistance’s force; the ‘resistance units’ are the fundamental blocks of the MEK network inside Iran.
A resistance unit is a group of more than two individuals formed in a neighborhood, university, factory, school, etc. which is in contact with the MEK and acts against the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.
The ‘resistance units’ are the fundamental blocks of the MEK network inside Iran that are active in overthrowing the dictatorship of Velayat-e-faqih to liberate Iran and restore popular sovereignty.
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Iran’s regime emphasizes on crackdown against PMOI/MEK resistance units
Sept. 4, 2018 - Gholam-Hossein Gheibparvar, commander of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Bassij, said there will be drills conducted by his forces soon.
He also referred to the fact that the IRGC Bassij has launched patrols in people’s neighborhoods for seven or eight months now, setting up protection for checkpoints as the public appears to become sensitive about checkpoints.  Read more


MEK Heralds The Storm Of Overthrow In Iran
Nowadays, the noose has become tighter around the fundamentalist regime ruling Iran, and all signs indicate that the storm of overthrow is looming on it.
From a political point of view, as the figures speak, the regime has internationally become more isolated and has plunged deeper into a dire situation; consequently, a growing radical public anger has surged in an explosive Iran.
The trend of regime’s overthrow and its isolation accelerates even more. The political scene, both regional and international, is rapidly and tangibly turning against it from day to day. Read more

“Warning: PMOI/MEK have changed tactics”
Iran, Aug. 30, 2018 - Resistance units associated to the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) are expanding across the country and increasing their efforts, especially marking the 30th anniversary of the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners.
Recently, Iranian communities in a variety of European countries and Canada held an international conference hailing the martyrs of the 1988 crime against humanity. Maryam Rajavi, President of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), delivered a speech in this conference emphasizing the importance of brining the perpetrators of this horrendous crime before justice.
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New Report Explores Iran’s Attempts to Destroy MEK
By Jubin Katiraie
It is no secret that Iranian mullahs have frequently tried to demonise their legitimate opposition movement, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), in the eyes of both the Iranian people and the international community.
Indeed, Iran is so scared of the power of the MEK, that they consistently use malign disinformation campaigns (using fake news and lying agents) to discredit the MEK’s legitimacy, use their suppressive security forces to arrest, torture, and murder MEK members, and even pursue MEK dissidents abroad to assassinate them on the streets of Europe.
A new and extensive report from Struan Stevenson, coordinator of the Campaign for Iran Change, explains how Iran has spent the past 40 years trying to destroy the MEK’s reputation and even eliminate the MEK as a whole.
The most egregious crimes of the mullahs against the MEK included getting the MEK wrongfully placed on terrorist watch lists in the West, banning the MEK as a political movement inside Iran, and massacring 30,000 MEK members and supporters during the summer of 1988.
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ROLE OF THE MEK INTIMIDATES THE IRANIAN REGIME
by Mahmood Hakamian
The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) has been instrumental in raising awareness about the plight of the Iranian people. The MEK has extensive support in Iran and has a huge following outside the country. The Iranian regime has, for years, tried to discredit the MEK, saying that it has very little support among the Iranian people.
The MEK, however, was recognised by the Iranian regime as being the main organiser of the protests that swept across the country at the end of last year. It can no longer claim that the MEK is insignificant – the MEK represents a very real threat to the Iranian regime.
Furthermore, at the beginning of this year, it was reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP) that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani asked the French President Emmanuel Macron to take action against the MEK. President Macron of course had no reason to act against the MEK, so the Supreme Leader threatened to execute MEK protesters.
The MEK has a long history of being targeted by the Iranian regime. Many MEK supporters were executed during the so-called 1988 massacre. More than 30,000 political prisoners, most of whom were affiliated to the MEK, were executed during the space of one single summer. To this day, no one has been held accountable for the crime against humanity and the MEK and families are still campaigning for justice.
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IRAN REGIME’S ATTEMPTS TO DISCREDIT THE MEK IN IRAN
It is no secret that the Iranian mullahs have spent years trying to smear the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) within Iran. They would do anything to stop the Iranian people joining the MEK, even going so far as to ban the MEK in the 1980s.
When that didn’t work, the regime turned to state-sponsored propaganda, in the form of attack websites, fake documentaries, and even anti-MEK propaganda exhibitions.
Anti-MEK propaganda exhibitions
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How the Iranian regime points to its main opposition
Earlier this month, days before Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime’s president, was bound for Europe, authorities in Belgium, France and Germany declared having foiled a terrorist plot that had been orchestrated by one of the regime’s diplomats in Austria. The terrorist attack was aimed against the Iranian opposition gathering in Paris, where tens of thousands of people had gathered to support the PMOI/MEK and NCRI’s efforts for regime change in Iran.
The question is, why would the regime engage in a terrorist attack against its main opposition, which would undermine the very purpose of its own president’s European tour and his efforts to gain support for his failing foreign policy?
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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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.
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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:
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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.