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Understanding the Year of Unrest in Iran

Understanding the Year of Unrest in Iran

By INU Staff

INU- As protests raged throughout Iran at this time last year, with demonstrators displaying their anger over unemployment, economic hardship, laws mandating the wearing of the hijab, and their government’s foreign policy, the world watched the people of Iran voice their desire for regime change.

New Crackdown on Labor Activism as Workers Respond to Growing Poverty

 Workers Respond to Growing Poverty

By Edward Carney

On Monday, the high-profile strike by steelworkers in the city of Ahvaz entered its 38th consecutive day. On that day, IranWire reported that the protesters had heard “a response” from security forces in the form of a new round of mass arrests, perhaps the largest and most indiscriminate of its kind since the strike began. The bulk of the raids in this case reportedly took place overnight, and were carried out in absence of warrants, as is commonplace in instances of politically motivated arrests.

What the world must know about Iran’s student protests

Iran’s student protests

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian universities have always been a hub of resistance to the Iranian Regime, so the ongoing student protests in the country should be viewed for what they are; a sign that the young people of Iran are yet again ready to rise up and fight for freedom.

MEK behind Iran protests

MEK behind Iran protests

By INU Staff

INU- Protests are growing on a daily basis in Iran, from steelworkers demanding better living conditions to cheated investors calling for Regime-backed companies to return their money to teachers calling for a reform of the education system. There is simply no denying that this really does seem like the last days of the Regime.

Solidarity Protests Proliferate Amidst Tehran’s Crackdowns on Dissent

Solidarity Protests Proliferate Amidst Tehran’s Crackdowns

By Edward Carney

In keeping with a year-long pattern of public protests proliferating despite vigorous repression by Iranian security forces, student protesters held a demonstration on December 3 at Amir Kabir University in Tehran, with the core message being one of support for workers’ rights protests that have been taking place in other areas of the country.

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