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Iran-Update 23.06. 2009

Posted by entdinglichung - 23. Juni 2009

Weitere Artikel zum Thema auf dieser Seite unter https://entdinglichung.wordpress.com/category/iran/

1.) Liveticker zum heutigen Tage auf der Webseite des Guardian

There are reports that 30% of employees in Iran are taking part in a general strike. If you have more information please us verify this.“

2.) Weitere Filmberichte von den Demonstrationen und der Repression vom 20.06. sowie ein Update zum heutigen Tage u.a. mit einem Bericht von der Repression gegen Studierende an der Mazandaran University in Babolsar, der Ermordung einer Studentin durch Repressionskräfte in Bandar Abbas sowie von einer Protestversammlung von Familienangehörigen von Inhaftierten vor einem Gerichtsgebäude in Tehran auf Revolutionary Road

3.) Ein Bericht von der gestrigen Demo in Tehran auf dem Blog von Ali Schirasi

4.) Inzwischen ist die vierte Ausgabe der Tehraner Untergrundzeitung Khiaban (Die Strasse) erschienen, hier einige Auszüge aus einem übersetzten Artikel auf Iran in the Gulf:

“In Mousavi’s manifesto #5, he asked the people to protest…but in this manifesto he implicitly states that… he is not able to be fully with the people in their revolutionary stance, for he is also of the same regime, and in the same manifesto he counted the Basij as brothers and the Sepah guardians of the revolution and of Islam. People with their own eyes saw armed and club-wielding motorcycle-riding Basiji kill and oppress the people… The truth is these rabid regime dogs were made for internal warfare. The words of Khamanei made the people determined to fight the coup d’etat. The great protests of people in Azadi square Saturday and Meidan Vali Asr on Sunday showed the world that the smell of revolution is coming from Iran..”

“The slogan “Death to the dictator” showed that this was not just an opposition to the election fraud, but effective opposition to the fascist regime called the Islamic republic…also that participation in the elections also was in opposition to the totality of the regime…”

“Saturday and sunday were an important turning point for the history of Iran…from then on, everyone knew that the hope of change and reform of the regime is not the reformist wing, and that there is only one price for bread and freedom: Revolution.”

5.) Das Statement der Free Trade Union of Iranian Workers (übersetzt von den GenossInnen des IWSN) vom 18.06.:

Message of the Free Trade Union of Iranian Workers to Iranian workers

Forty-eight days have passed since the suppression and arrests of the workers’ gathering on International Labour Day – May Day. During this time important events have taken place and have caused widespread and amazing changes in the social movement of the country.

During their televised debates the presidential election candidates accused each other of violating the citizens’ rights, embezzlement, theft, mismanagement, and incompetence. But none of them had any objection to the laws that have allowed the disastrous events affecting the majority of the population. None of them had any objection to the law that takes away a worker’s right to strike, sets his wages at a quarter of the poverty line, takes away his right to [form] organisations, allows mass lay-offs, the signing of blank contracts and forces a one-month temporary contract on him.

On the issues of the freedom of speech, the freedom to dress [as you choose], and tens and hundreds of inhuman case that today govern society, they did not say a word, and if they did point to cases in a superficial way, every one of them was an attempt [by the candidate] to clear himself and accuse the other, as if his opponent has been more strict than himself. In all those debates, clearly and in confronting each other, the candidates themselves proved that they accept all the present laws and conditions and that their only quarrel is on snatching power from their opponent.

Therefore, we workers, under the present conditions, when social protests have taken the form of a mass and huge movement that has come on the scene to achieve its demands, it is our right to turn the leaflet with the demands of our fellow working class people, into our banner and to raise it. These demands are as follows:

1- Immediate increase in the minimum wage to over 1 million tomans [$1010] a month.
2- An end to temporary contracts and new forms of work contracts.
3- The disbanding of the Labour House and the Islamic Labour Councils as government organisations in the factories and workshops, and the setting up of shoras [councils] and other workers’ organisations independent from the government.
4- Immediate payment of workers’ unpaid wages without any excuses.
5- An end to laying-off workers and payment of adequate unemployment insurance to all unemployed workers.
6- The immediate release of all political prisoners including the workers arrested on May Day, Jafar Azimzadeh, Gholamreza Khani, Said Yuzi, Said Rostami, Mehdi Farahi-Shandiz, Kaveh Mozafari, Mansour Osanloo and Ebrahim Madadi, and an end to surveillance and harassment of workers and labour leaders.
7- The right to strike, protest, assemble and the freedom of speech and the press are the workers’ absolute right.
8- An end to sexual discrimination, child labour and the sacking of foreign workers.

Workers! Today we have a duty to intervene, to pose our demands independently and by relying on our own united strength, together with other sections of society, to work towards achieving our human rights

The Free Trade Union of Iranian Workers, 18 June 2009″

6.) Weitere Nachrichten und Texte zum Thema:

Extraits d’ une dépêche de l’agence Reuters auf Révolution en Iran zu den Ereignissen des gestrigen Tages in Tehran
Iran: the people clash with the State – Now a general strike is needed auf In Defence of Marxism
– NPA: Avec la population et les travailleurs d’Iran ! (hier als Flugblatt (pdf-Datei))
Iran-Berichterstattung auf La Bataille Socialiste
– GenossInnen der Worker-communism Unity Party (WUP) berichten von Flugblattverteil-Aktionen in Tehran und Sanandaj

7.) Die BRD hat Jürgen Elsässer und in Britannien gibt es Yvonne Ridley:

„I’m quite a fan of Mahmoud Admadinejad who is adored by the common man and woman in Iran. Anyone who vows to narrow the gap between rich and poor can’t be all that bad… unless you’re one of the rich!“

Yvonne Ridley ist immerhin reich genug, um ihre Tochter auf ein privates Internat zu schicken

8.) Internet conspiranoids betray Iran (left and right) auf World War 4 Report:

„Conspiranoids and freedom-haters of the left and right alike are rushing to betray the Iranian protest movement. On the supposed „left,“ the retro-Stalinist Workers World and its International Action Center as well as (disappointingly) Monthly Review and the World Socialist Website have weighed in for Ahmadinejad and dissed the protesters as dupes or pawns of US imperialism. How interesting to see these supposed „leftists“ making common cause with right-wing cheerleaders for authoritarian regimes…

It’s all too telling that many of these right-wing conspiranoids are being promoted by the ostensible „left“—such as Reagan admin veteran Paul Craig Roberts on Alex Cockburn’s Counterpunch. Echoing a familiar theme, Roberts asks „Are the Iranian Protests Another US Orchestrated ‚Color Revolution?'“

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Stellungnahme des „Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations“ zu den Protesten im Iran

Posted by entdinglichung - 23. Juni 2009

Quelle: International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI)

Statement # 1 by Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations about Presidential Election and recent unrest

Iranian people have witnessed the presidential elections in Iran. During the debates between candidates there was never any mention of destitute conditions of the working class, non-payment of wages, temporary-work contracts, medieval sentences of floggings, killings and incarceration of workers and labor activists, suppression of May 1st events….

The reality is that these candidates themselves are collaborators in creation of such impoverished conditions facing working class and majority of the population in Iran. That is exactly why amongst hundreds of candidates only these four were hand-picked.

In the election process all resources of capitalists, familiar and unfamiliar liberals, media networks of world capitalism: BBC, VOA, was utilized to convince people of elections as an arena for change. In various styles they attempted to convince people that their votes held some power and value. After the election it became obvious that all their propaganda were naught.

Voters discovered that their votes were misused. And now they are protesting in hundreds of thousands. People should have defended their rights by a boycott of the election, but in any instance the votes tossed into ballot boxes are being utilized by the regimes officials. People have a right to protest such mistreatments. While condemning all the attacks on protesters we remind all that such protests should not be led by likes of Mousavi, Khatami, Kahroubi, or any other executives or elements of the capitalist order. These protests shall become a part of justice seeking by workers and toiling masses against the capitalist order.

Iranian working class has been struggling for its basic rights for years and in the process has been vigorously attacked by the protectors of Capital. In the 80’s simultaneous with execution and incarceration of hundreds and thousands of activists of social movements, especially labour movement, they executed Jamal Cheragh Vaisi, the speaker for May 1st event in Sanandaj. In the era of so called “political reforms,” labor activists in Saghez were arrested and incarcerated for participating in May 1st events, egalitarian and freethinking writers were portrayed as hired pens, and some of them were killed in a process of chain murders.

In the past few years we have also witnessed Khaton Abad workers getting riddled with bullets, Mansour Osanloo, president of the executive board of Vahed Syndicate getting his tongue cut and incarcerated, Mahmud Salehi being jailed and denied medical attention while in confinement, flogging of labor activists on charges of participating in May 1st ceremonies, and arrests and incarceration of tens of labor activists in this year’s May1st event.

Student protesters were viciously attacked and their dormitories ransacked. Women’s movement and their activists asking for their basic rights were also beastly attacked, and incarcerated. The just rights of teachers and nurses were also violated, by firing from jobs and confinement in prisons.

Now the protectors of Capital are facing a dire crisis and reproaching each other. Working class and noble liberated people of Iran should expose such demagoguery. Bourgeoisie in whichever shape from or color cannot and will not guarantee the just rights and demands of Iranian workers and toilers. At best the desperate attempts of capitalist class and their representatives are to turn workers into a reserve force that could be used to maintain their dominance. Working class and liberated people of Iran shall not trust them.

Workers, liberated and noble people of Iran!

Major tribulations for workers and all exploited masses are: exploitation, extensive unemployment and lack of any rights, inflation and unbearable high costs of living, lack of basics rights to from workers organizations, the right to strike, freedom of expression, and other civil liberties. Such obstacles could be overcome only by relying on the power of the working class as the main and most powerful societal force.

Workers and brave, justice seeking people of Iran and throughout the world, in their extensive, and freedom seeking protests could and should demand: the identification, arrest and prosecution of all those who ordered and implemented the recent suppressions and killings of people, and demand freedom of all those imprisoned during the recent workers’ and people’s protests. We also demand the annulment of all sentences against workers and labour activists as well as activists of women’s movement and students’ movement.

Capitalist order is an order of barbarism, suppression and exploitation, an order of corruption, poverty, prostitution, and deprivation. Let’s unite and call for the eradication of the capitalist system.

Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers‘ Organizations, June 18, 2009


* Translated by the IASWI

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