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INU - 14% raise in wages is meager compared to the inflation rate

In an interview with the state-run ILNA news agency, the head of the Corporate Association of Mine Workers of Chadoromlou (Toos Asphalt Company), noted the hiking price of food stuff over the past few days in Iran and said, "In our negotiations last year on the wages, it was completely clear and predictable that a 14% wage increase is not sufficient for the expenses of the workers' families."

On November 20, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported that at a press conference with Tasnim news agency on November 20, the anniversary of the adoption of the labor law, Iran's chief of the Construction Workers Association, Akbar Shokat, stated, “According to experts the monthly income of less than $580, is considered below the poverty line and while the construction workers monthly salary is $230, this figure is not the poverty line anymore, this is the misery line!”

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INU - On Wednesday, news media published reports highlighting the continuation of a large-scale crackdown in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The reports specifically detailed a new assault on modeling networks in the country, which carries on the tradition of several previous actions, including the Operation Spider II sting operation which took place in March and targeted online social networks and led to the arrest of dozens of models, fashion designers, photographers, and bloggers.

The pollution levels in Iran’s capital Tehran have got so bad that schools have had to shut down. Officials statements have also been released to apologise to tourists for the high levels of air pollution.

On Sunday, Tehran was struck by a cloud of smog, affecting its 14 million residents. According to the Air Quality Index, the pollution in the city hit the high mark of 156 – a dangerous number, considering that an Index of 150 is already considered unhealthy. Many had to flee indoors or wear a face mask to avoid the toxic fumes.

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INU - The Iranian regime removed the tents from Balochi and Sistani people on Wednesday 9th November 2016 according to regime affiliated Ilna news agency. Government officials are said to have tried to destroy the tents that are located in the outskirts. 

Ilna News Agency reports that there are only 30 tents available in this region with twenty children who are under the age of 18 years. The children have no official ID and have no access to education. One of the tents has been used a school used said activists. On 8th November the Iranian regime set fire to the school.

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INU -  In his article published November 9 for The Algemeiner, by Reza Parchizadeh, a political theorist and analyst, he says that, “It’s the latest round of intellectual oppression in Iran: the Islamic Republic has embarked upon officially vetting masters and doctoral candidates at Iranian universities to ascertain whether they possess a genuine ‘commitment’ to the ideological values of the Islamist regime.”

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