Iran's Poor Suffer Hardship, While the Regime Lives in Luxury

A high incidence of unemployment and low pay has many of Iran’s citizens suffering all the hardships of a failing economy.  Meanwhile, the ruling class lives in luxury. While droves of beggars and drug addicts wander the streets, and the homeless find shelter living under bridges, or in the sewerage canals that run alongside the country’s highways, the rich insulate themselves from the rest of nation.

Iran: Major Reforms Needed to Solve Ubiquitous Poverty

As Iranian officials launch campaigns to collect child workers and beggars and remove them from the streets, State-run Salamat News website investigated the problem. Its report reads, “Rounding up drug addicts, homeless people living in the streets, runaway girls, beggars and many others that have ended up in such situations as a result of poverty and the class gap in our society have ended in failure as a result of hasty measures carried out by authorities.” 

The Internet becomes a Security Nightmare for the Iranian Regime

By INU Staff 

INU - Social networking is popular among people, especially young people, but it has turned into a security crisis for the Iranian regime. Despite regime’s measures to censor, filter and control the Internet, nearly 22 million Iranians have joined the Telegram social network, according to figures.

Gradual Deterioration of Workers' Living Conditions

By INU Staff 

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."

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