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Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 29 2009

The Fighter: On Maryam Namazie

This issue of Easy Living magazine has something on the work I’m doing.

May 29 2009

Mahdavi-tabars must be granted refugee status!

Urgent Action 29 May 2009 Re: Ali Reza Mahdavi-tabar, case no: 385-07c01469, date of birth: 29/12/1978 Mehdi Mahdavi-tabar, case no: 385-07c01464, date of birth: 18/09/1982 Hamideh Mahdavi-tabar, case no: 385-07c0146, date of birth: 27/05/1984 Alireza, Mehdi and Hamideh are the children of Manouchehr Mahdavi-tabar, a well-known Iranian labour activist and one of the leading members …

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May 26 2009

Juvenile Mohammadreza Haddadi scheduled for execution tomorrow

Act now to stop another execution in Iran. Please click on the link to see the urgent action appeal for juvenile Mohammadreza Haddadi scheduled to be executed on Wednesday in Iran.

May 26 2009

31 still in jail amid reports of torture

Iran: Campaign for the Release of May Day Detainees Following the release of nine more detainees in recent days, 31 workers and activists arrested on May Day in Tehran continue to be detained at Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. Most of the detainees have been transferred to Ward 7 of the Prison, while five are being …

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May 21 2009

Talk to Oxford Humanists

Date: 21 May 2009 Time: 7:30pm Venue: Plowman Room, Oxford Town Hall Organisation Hosting: Oxford Humanists Maryam Namazie will speak about the One Law for All campaign Next speaking engagement is June 21, 2009 in Essex.

May 20 2009

World protests to demand union rights for Iranian workers

19 May 2009 Four global union organisations representing over 170 million workers have called a worldwide action day on June 26 to demand justice for Iranian workers. Demonstrations will take place outside Iranian embassies and consulates to protest the ongoing denial of rights and arrests of trade unionists within the country. The ITUC (International Trade …

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May 18 2009

Families of May Day detainees still in the dark about the condition of their loved ones

[The following is the translation of a statement issued on Thursday 14th May by the Free Union of Iranian Workers]: So far none of those arrested at Laleh Park rally, who are being held in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, has been able to meet their families or even contact them by phone. Those detained …

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May 15 2009

Join the Rally at the ILO Geneva to demand release of May Day detainees in Iran

Join the Rally in Geneva In Solidarity with Workers in Iran and to Demand the Release of May Day Detainees on Wednesday June 3 Join the Rally in front of the ILO Conference Centre The annual assembly of the ILO will take place between June 3 and 19, 2009, in Geneva. Like previous years, a …

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May 12 2009

Call for a campaign for the release of May Day detainees

To workers and labour organisations in Iran and around the world! On May Day, workers and their families who had gathered at Tehran’s Laleh Park, following a call by the May Day Organising Committee (made up of Iran’s independent labour organisations), to voice their demands and to commemorate this day, were attacked by the police …

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May 12 2009

Demand release of May Day participants detained in Iran

This year we had an exemplary May Day in Iran. It was a great victory for the workers and the people at large They got to showcase their power against brutal Islamist oppression. Despite the regime’s undeclared martial law, dozens of workers’ organisations across the nation celebrated May Day in Tehran and some other cities …

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May 01 2009

They have executed our Delara

The Islamic regime of Iran has murdered our Delara even though her execution had been postponed for two months. I cannot speak. *** To read details in Farsi, including her last heartwrenching conversation with her family, click here.

May 01 2009

Long Live 1 May!