Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/28391

Posted on 5 December 2018 at 15:55 GMT

Workers defy brutal Iran regime

2018 Workers Day protests in Iran, photo Armin Karami/CC

2018 Workers Day protests in Iran, photo Armin Karami/CC   (Click to enlarge)

The last issue of the Socialist reported on the tremendous struggle of thousands of sugar cane workers at Haft Tapeh in Khuzestan province, south Iran, who have been on strike since 5 November.

Initially their fight was over unpaid wages, but it has broadened into a struggle against the tyrannical state regime.

On 18 November, armed state security forces arrested 18 workers - members of the workers' council of Haft Tapeh - and Sepideh Gholiyan, a 23-year-old university student and citizen journalist.

After pressure from the workers their families and members of the public, the authorities were forced to free most of the workers but they kept Esmail Bakhshi and Sepideh Gholiyan in custody.

Esmail Bakhshi has been a key figure in uniting, organising and leading the workers and the strike. He and Sepideh Ghliyan are denied any visits.

On 29 November, Esmail was admitted to hospital with life threatening injuries as a result of brutal torture - stomach bleeding and bruises all over his body.

On the same day state forces also raided the home of Ali Nejati, a member of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Syndicate and brutally beat him up in front of his family and took him and his son, Peyman Nejati, away.

The arrests happened while the striking workers and members of the public were in the streets demanding the release of the imprisoned workers.

Supporters of the Haft Tapeh workers are demanding their release and calling for international trade union support.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.






Related links:

Iran:

triangle40 years since the Iranian revolution: Learning the lessons for today's new working-class struggles

trianglePreparing the struggle for socialism in 2019

triangleWorkers at the forefront of the new wave of protests in Iran

triangleThe ongoing capitalist crisis and the struggle for a socialist world

triangleUnited working class movements can defeat Trump

International

International

15/2/19

Catalonia

For a Catalan republic of workers and the people

13/2/19

France

France: striking workers confront Macron

6/2/19

Sweden

Sweden: dock strikes test new government

6/2/19

France

France gilets jaunes' backed by mass strike action

6/2/19

United States

United States: LA teachers' strike defeats privatisers

6/2/19

United States

United States: strike ends federal shutdown

30/1/19

Venezuela

Venezuela: resist the pro-imperialist coup!

30/1/19

Germany

Germany: School student walkouts reject Coal Commission proposals

30/1/19

Belgium

Belgium: Movement against climate change grows

30/1/19

Sudan

International solidarity with the struggle of the Sudanese people

30/1/19

Brazil

Brazil: Hundreds die in avoidable dam collapse

24/1/19

Venezuela

Venezuela: For mass mobilisation of workers to build real socialism and put an end to corrupt bureaucracy!

23/1/19

CWI

International round-up

23/1/19

Poland

Poland: thousands mourn death of murdered mayor

23/1/19

Europe

Europe: school students strike against climate change

triangleMore International articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999