جمعه ۱۶ خرداد ۱۳۹۹ - ۵ ژوئن ۲۰۲۰

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The Lawyers Association, some law professors, several lawyers' organizations and more than 12,000 lawyers have stated in separate statements that they oppose the illegal process which undermines lawyers to defend people rightfully and independently.

The existence and continuation of the US economic sanctions makes it more difficult to deal with the Corona disease and increases mortality and financial losses, recession, unemployment and poverty, high prices and shortage of medical needs. Workers have suffered the most because of the sanctions. Continuation of these sanctions and the insistence on maintaining them by the US government, increases our people’s suffering.

Science and art are intertwined and together they are the building blocks of society's culture. The Islamic Republic (IR) does not tolerate either, and the sharp edge of its "Cultural Revolution" has, above all, targeted the throats of art and authors. This aiming, was not only to distort it, but also beyond it, to destroy everything that had any sign of artistic creativity and intellectual freedom.

Moreover, news of the virus’ spread and the upheaval it is causing is intensified as it spreads globally and nearly instantaneously. There is no hiding either from the virus or its profound effects on life as we know it, no matter who we are or where and how we live.

The regime does all that it can to prevent formation and activity of independent trade unions. It prosecutes workers’ leaders and imprisons them. There are a small number of trade unions that have formed despite all the obstacles. Their founding leaders have been imprisoned for many years.

To achieve a real increase in wages and to get rid of poverty and other deprivations imposed on workers by capitalists and pro-capitalist governments, requires the organisation of the working class independent unions and the solidarity and unity of the workers’ organisations.

None of the political, press and civil prisoners have been released. Some furlough have also been cut in half. Ismail Abdi, one of the country's teachers' union activists, was taken to prison after his leave. Prominent prisoners of conscience, including Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mohammad Nourizad, Hashem Khastaar, Soheil Arabi, Athena Daemi, Golrokh Iraee, Zeinab Jalalian, are still in prison.

In this Nr. You can read:

- Current Political Situation in Iran;

- We condemn the government's wage policy and support the workers' struggle to raise wages!

- Corona Virus Crisis and its Double burden on Humanity;

- Release prisoners!

- On the subject of the conviction of civil activists;

- On the subject of executing political prisoner, Mostafa Salimi, upon his re-arrest after escaping prison;

  • Second Anniversary of the Establishment of the Left Party of Iran (People’s Fadaian) LPI (PF);

- The international section of the Left Party of Germany wrote in a message on the occasion of the second anniversary of the founding of our party;

- A crime against two generations of Freedom Fighters

 

Fear of growing popular struggles has further intimidated the regime and it has intensified repression to counter future social unrests. In the past two weeks alone, dozens of civil and political activists have been summoned, arrested and sentenced to prison.

With this small increase, which is only half of the official inflation rate, and while the wages of most workers and retired pensions covers only quarter of the cost of living standards, the condition for workers and retired people will be more difficult and unbearable in the current year.