Iran Faced with Protest Rallies against Poverty

Iran Faced With Protest Rallies Against Poverty

Staff Writer 18 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

In Iran on Tuesday, in front of the regime's program and budget organization in Tehran, a massive group of retirees from several different provinces, including Fars and Kermanshah, gathered to demand a raise in their salaries, corresponding with the inflation seen in the country. Many of these people live below the poverty line. They also asked for implementation of a coordinated payment system, balancing of their salaries, and paying their efficiency insurance premiums.

Iran: Teachers across the country participate in strikes

Iran: Teachers Across the Country Participate in Strikes

Staff Writer 15 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Teachers in Iran have been taking part in a two-day strike on 14th and 15th October. This is part of the dispute over budget cuts and teachers’ pay with the Ministry of Education. The Coordinating Council of Teachers Syndicates in Iran (CCTSI) had called on teachers to hold sit-ins at their schools and to cancel planned lessons on these two days.

At the same time, truck drivers in the country are also participating in a strike. The truck driver strikes are now in their third week.

Reza Outadi

Iran: Man Killed in Peaceful Protest Falsely Identified as Government Supporter

Staff Writer 10 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

During the nationwide protests that swept across Iran last week twenty-five-year-old Reza Outadi was killed. Now, an overseas-based Iranian news site says Iranian authorities have pressured his relatives to identify the slain man as a pro-government militiaman.

State-run news agency Fars reported that Outadi was shot by an unidentified gunman in a passing car. But, on Tuesday, the IranWire news site, run by exiled Iranian journalists, quoted an unnamed male friend of Outadi as saying Karaj’s governor and pro-government Basiji militiamen attended Outadi’s funeral Monday, and after promising to find his killer, asked family members to identify Outadi as a Basiji martyr.

Protests in Iran

Protests in Iran Continue as the People Call for Regime Change

Staff Writer 06 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Over the weekend protests continued in Iran reaching a sixth consecutive day. Efforts by the regime to halt the demonstrations, including the arrest of those seeking regime change in the Islamic Republic, have failed according to multiple reports from the region. Nightly demonstrations have resulted in curfews being imposed in parts of the country.

Iranian dissidents have been heard chanting, "death to the dictator" and "Mullahs should go away,” and at least one protester was shot by Iranian security forces. Still, their voices will not be quelled.

Protesters block main road in Borazjan, Iran, over water shortage

Staff Writer 24 July 2018

by Staff writer, SF
Citizens in Borazjan, Iran, blocked the main road into the city during their latest protest over water shortages, according to state-run Iran Labor News Agency (ILNA)
The provincial representative to the Supreme Council of Provinces, Ali Akbar Fatemi, said: “On July 22, several residents of Borazjan held rallies in the city centre to protest the shortage of water… Security forces stepped in to disperse the demonstrators.”

the Iranian Province of Razavi Khorasan, its role in uprising

Atousa Pilger 18 July 2018

by Atousa Pilger
Razavi Khorasan Province lies in the northeast part of Iran. Its capital is the holy city of Mashhad. History shows that signs of any social and political crises in Iran tend to appear in this region first.
Both the 1992 riots to the nationwide protests in late December / January unfolded in Mashhad before spreading to other parts of Iran.

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