Democratic Republic of Iran جمهوری دموکراتیک ایران

The Only Way Forward

به مناسبت روز کارگر و روز معلم Mir Hossein Mousavi’s video message for Workers’ Day and Teachers’ Day

English translation of Mousavi’s statement

Greetings to all workers and teachers of the country

I congratulate the Workers’ Day and the Teachers’ Day to all you dears. We are on the eve of these two very important days. The hard works and activities of workers and teachers are among the most important factors of our national authority. They are the producers of wealth and the producers of science, virtue and morality in our country and without their hard work achieving fundamental values is not possible in a system and after the formation of governments and nations the role of these two classes has become very important in the countries and therefore paying attention to their fate, tendencies, problems and issues is very important and that is why all countries try to pay special attention to these two classes.

The International Workers’ Day that is being celebrated all around the world and in our country is a sign of the attention to the work forces and their importance. From the early days of the revolution it was a tradition to pay attention to this day and also the Teachers’ Day that its importance is as much as the Worker’s Day. Here in this short message I would like to share with you the issues that are common between these two classes and all the people.

The truth is that we are getting close to these two important days in a situation that the country is in crisis and is having vast economical, political and social problems and each one of these problems has reflected in the fate and everyday lives of these two classes and has many effects.

The domestic market of the country has been handed out to the foreigners

We are witnessing the economical situation of the country. Inflation, the decrease in the rate of investments, corruption, the spread of lies and incompetence, the unpaid wages of the workers and their growing unemployment, the everyday shutdown of the factories or their operations in low capacities while our national markets have been filled with foreign goods and in reality we have handed out our entire domestic markets with respect to goods, services and investment to foreigners and we all aware how much this issue affects the fate of our nation, our independence, our freedom and in the fate of our workers.

The issues and the problems of workers and teachers is tied to the majority of the issues and problems of the country

On the other hand we have the restriction on the freedoms. We have the silencing of the people, shutting down the newspapers and filling the prisons as well as the limitations imposed on unions and political organisation and all these affect the fate of the workers and teachers. This is why it is very important that the workers and teachers realise (although I know they already do) that the problems and hardships they experience and feel in their everyday lives is related to the major issues and problems of the country and this is a direct relationship.

The demands of workers and teachers are the fundamental and main demands of the nation
The demand of a worker or a teacher if is said at the moment and is the natural demand of these two classes, we should pay attention that are the very fundamental and basic demands for the whole country. What does a worker or a teacher want? They want the country to develop. The development of the country is for their benefit. The lack of development of the country is harmful for the entire nation and the most would be harmful for the working class either in the industry of in service sectors; either in villages or anywhere else and also would be harmful for the teachers.

They (workers and teachers) want freedom, because freedom would make it possible for them to form unions and political groups and be active politically and find ways to solve their own problems and the problems of the nation. They are seeking justice, either in economy and everyday life or in assigning social dignity, this would make it possible for them to serve better and produce more wealth, they can defend country’s economy better and with their activities in industry and market defend the independence of the country, and in with their honoured dignity they will achieve a position that they can support the innovative and progressive ideas in country.

The dignity of teachers has been degraded in the eyes of the politicians but it has not been degraded in the eye of the nation

The revolution has stated with this idea. We should remember that most of the members of the parliament in the first term [after the revolution] were teachers. Martyrs Rajaii, Bahonar, Motahari were teachers. We know Shariyati as a teacher and he is a teacher.Being teacher was such that would make nation trust that person. I should add that if this dignity has been degraded in the eye of politicians but it has not in eye of the nation. When we say that we return to the reference groups we see that workers and teachers are still on the high levels of reference groups and are still trusted by the nation; but some events happened in the country that this statue is not honoured as it was on the early days of the revolution. This honoured statue made it possible for the teachers to create a bright and deep atmosphere among the nation and train a proud generation; and they themselves and many workers defended the country on the front lines [during the Iran-Iran war]. But on the contrary we see today that some of the teachers and workers are in prison and it is really bitter to talks about this issue on the eve of these two days.

It is for the benefit of workers and teachers that we have a balanced foreign policy

It is natural that if we pay attention with respect to freedom, justice, prosperity and development of the country or other aspects for instance these two classes are strongly against corruption. They know that it is harmful for them and their interests and is harmful for the national interest and national security of the country when the topic of huge oil revenues is brought up while the promises of bringing hundreds of millions of dollars that were supposed to be brought to their kitchen tables never happened and while instead they learn about the news of corruptions, incompetence and mismanagement in the economy of the country. Naturally, consciously and presently, it is for the benefit of teachers and workers that we have a balanced foreign policy. We should not create so much drama. We should not go on without a specific agenda. We should not endanger our national interests with creating so many ups and downs.

The reckless actions will have their effect on people’s quality of life

The security of the country is not going to be preserved with guns and military forces

These unwise actions immediately show its impact on people’s kitchen tables. The greatness of a country is in the hope and encouragement of that nation about their future; the view and hope that they have for their future. The security of a country cannot be preserved with only guns and armed forces. During the holy defence ear (Iran-Iraq war) we did not have [organised] army or Revolutionary Guards. They were created gradually. In fact the army was dissolved at the beginning of the revolution and was organised again; the Basij and Revolutionary Guards were also formed later. The reason of our resistance during that 8-year war that we did not give in even one centimetre of our land to the enemy for sure was not our many weapons! Our enemy had more weapons and support and had all the help from the world but our nation including these classes of workers and teachers could resist. This was due to the people’s hope about the future of the system. But when this trust is damaged, when cases of corruption are brought up and are not followed up and even would be raised in the parliament and yet nothing happens and suddenly the cases are closed and then from here and there news would be heard, it is natural that we would lose the hope and belief in the system.

The issues of workers and teachers are not separate
Dear workers and teachers know that your issues are the issues of our entire nation and are not separate.

If you have problems in forming independent unions and every action you take is answered with limitations and arrests and you are facing problems in your activities; when you go to the classroom with fear and concern because you don’t know if you can tell the right word and defend justice in front of your students, defend justice with your heads holding high and with pride; and testify to the brightness of the white and darkness of the black and don’t give up; and when you face fear and insecurity in these issue, it is natural that these concerns are national concerns and are the concerns of all of us!

The path that the Green Movement is taking with this regards is base on this fact that the solution to our problems depends on a series of activities. It is not that we solve this problem once with promises and once with charity, once with increasing or decreasing salaries, or for example when it gets close to elections we become active and jump from one branch to another. These will not resolve the problems of our teachers, workers, employers and entrepreneurs!
We have no other way than returning to the constitution

I believe that the only way is to return to the constitution. There is no other way for us other than returning to fulfill all of the constitution. This is the least costly way. This is the way to solve our problems in a national level; to solve the problems of our Islamic market so that they are not filled with low quality foreign-made goods. We can defend our national industries so that we can protect the rights of our workers to prevent them from losing their jobs and unpaid wages every day. So that we don’t get buried in the foreign markets and that our staffs don’t go wasted. By returning to the constitution we can prevent corruption and by reinstating people’s rights we can solve the problems. Except free, not pre-selected, competitive elections, freedom of press and freeing political prisoners and groups, there is no other way in front of us; and moving towards the constitution is in the benefit of the whole nation, in the benefit of all who are devoted to their people and seek prosperity of their nation.

We promised people to execute the constitution. The rights of people are the most forgotten parts of the constitution

This is our national covenant and the accord between the people and the government and any lessening of this covenant is a betrayal of people’s trust. People and the government signed that the government would execute the constitution without change. If we consider parts of it inefficient we should reform it. The constitution is not carved in stone but [even for that] we should act according to the constitution and we should honour the rights of people which are the most forgotten parts of the constitution so that problems get resolved one after the other and that way, God willing, the statures of teachers and workers in a way that is suitable of our country and society will be reinstated.

May you succeed and may both these days be happy for the entire nation.

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Declaration of the Council for Celebration of International Labor Day in Iran – 1389 (2010)

Iranlaborreport – The Council for Celebration of International Labor Day – 1389 (2010), stating demands on the workers’ day, has called for demonstrations through out Iran on the occasion of the May day.  The statement reads as follows:

Workers, teachers, students, nurses, wage-earners, ladies, gentlemen and freedom-loving people of Iran,

International Labor Day, May 1st, is a day to combine our free and democratic demands with our social and economic ones.  Without tying our economic demands and employing our organized class unity to those of our democratic demands, our struggles will only end up in the hands of a few groups who are another manifestation of the capitalist class.  Economic equality without socio-political equality is an empty phenomenon.

This year, on International Labor Day, we have to stand up.  We have to stand up against poverty, inequality, low wages, unpaid back wages, job insecurity, elimination of subsidies and political and social oppression.

International Labor Day 2010 must reflect the general population’s most pressing demands — especially labor’s demands, which is of the most importance. In our slogans and demands, everywhere we go, we must emphasize our struggle not only to pursue our rights during this day, but every day henceforth. And everywhere we go, we must continue to wage an unending struggle for the realization of our just rights.

1) We are demanding unconditional freedom for all political prisoners (including all labor activists, teachers, students, women prisoners fighting for children’s rights and all news media prisoners); and also we demand the release of all those incarcerated because of their faith, ideology or speaking freely. Freedom of speech and ideas is considered the most basic human right. We are demanding an end to all judicial rulings against all political, social and labor activists, and an end to their illegal persecution. 

2) We demand the freedom to establish independent class and social organizations, parties and societies; to organize demonstrations and strikes. Freedom of the press, freedom of speech and ideology are all basic human rights.  We will not stop our struggle until we achieve each and every one of these rights.

3) While the official poverty line is set at 900,000 tumans ($900.00), establishing the minimum wage at 303,000 tumans ($303.00) reflects the insatiable appetite of capitalists in exploiting the workers and wage earners even more in order to maximize their own profits. We are demanding the establishment of a true minimum wage that is reflective of a humane and respectable life, to be set by the representatives of workers and their unions.

4) We strongly condemn the inhumane, self-centered and violent act of ending all social subsidies, which only serves the interests of the national and international capitalist class.  Not only we will participate in demonstrations and strikes against these measures, but also we invite the entire population to take part in acts of social disobedience against any and all of these inhumane steps.

5) We strongly emphasize the need for the establishment of a just retirement system, so that all retirees may enjoy a dignified and humane level of subsistence. We demand an end to modern day slavery, which includes open-ended and temporary employment contracts.

6) We demand free education, health care and basic human services for every member of society.

7) We consider other social movements, such as women’s organizations, students and those fighting for children’s rights as our true and natural allies.  Any aggression against any of them will be considered an act of aggression against us and the labor movement, as well as an act of aggression against the dignity of each and every member of the society.

We support all immigrant workers residing in Iran, including the Afghanis. We consider ourselves part of the struggles of the world’s workers and thus support all their demands and rights.  We are demanding that May 1st be considered a national holiday, and any restriction in observing such a holiday should be ended immediately.

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Fallen Workers of the Protest Movement in Iran

Iranlaborreport – Center for Solidarity with the Families of the Incarcerated and the Fallen in a statement has announced the names of the workers who have lost their lives in the course of last year’s Green Movement protests following the fraudulent June 12 elections. The Center has called for putting flowers at the tombs of these worker martyrs:

  1. Mahmoud Raisi Najafi
  2. Bahman Jenabi Khosh, 19, Plumber and Electrician
  3. Ahmad Nejati, 22, died of baton hits
  4. Sajjad Ghaed Rahmati, Dorood Lorestan
  5. Hosein Akhtar Zand, Isfahan
  6. Farzad Jashni, 19, Ilam
  7. Abolfazl Abdollahi, Electrician died of gunshot wound on his head
  8. Saeed Abbasi, 28, Killed by Pasdaran bullets
  9. Meisam Ebadi, 17, Carpet shop worker, died of gun shot wound on his stomach in Sadeghiyeh, Tehran
  10. Abbas Disnad, Bazar shop worker, 48, died of baton hits

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The hijab plan to be implemented at the start of new school year

ILNA – Tehran starts the plan to preserve Hijab amongst students on Wednesday, the plan suggested by Qom clergy students.

The plan to promote discrete dress code among female students has been implied to 13 schools in two districts of Tehran.
The Hijab plan will be implemented by the start of school year, according to officials schools will teach text books of Hijab plan and the advantages of having Hijab and proper dress code to students.
The plan was offered to interior and educational ministries by Qom and Tehran clergy students, the plan approved by education ministry and will be imply in schools
The plan to control dress codes is schedule to reach other public services to promote equality of teachers uniforms and female workers of other organizations.
The cultural heritage organization has already started to buy approved uniforms for it’s female staff.

Oh, but the good news is, the new uniforms have varity of colors and designs.

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Ayatollah Boroujerdi threatened with amputation

Bameazadi – Ayatollah Boroujerdi was allowed to make first phone call after some days after totures in solitary confinement.

These damages are resulted from revealing and withstanding at the tortures of religious despots and from the inattention of international communities, responsible characters and some of news agencies!

Ayatollah Boroujerdi has been threatened to amputation of his hands if he says anything about the tortures!
The text of the audio file is as follow;
I have called to inform you that I have come out of solitary confinement right now. I was in the special ward of Information. They said: “you made rebellion and incited prisoners”. And finally they told me: “don’t say anything, if you say a word, we will amputate your hands”.
If I was officially recognized as an independent religious leader by the United Nations, they couldn’t torture me this much.
If God pleases, these difficulties will finish and the condition will become better.

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Tehran’s police chief announces “special plan” to improve the national security

Tehran’s police chief, Hossein Sajedinia announced that the police would implement a special plan just ahead of the summer to improve the national security.  “The police have adopted a new approach to address social issues and will implement the plan before summer,” Sajedinia said on Tuesday.

The plan will deal with the lax observance of the Islamic dress code,  hooliganism and other crimes.   “The public expects us to act firmly and swiftly if we see any social misbehaviour by women, and men, who defy our Islamic values. In some areas of north Tehran we can see many suntanned women and young girls who look like walking mannequins,” said the police chief.

The plan also includes deploying more forces in recreation facilities and preserving security in parks. 

This is what we can expect to see much more of this year.  Woman being arrested by female Basij for lax dress code in 2008. 

Source:  Mehr News, Telegraph

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Invitation by Mousavi and Karroubi to attend June 12 demonstration/دعوت مشترک کروبی و موسوی از مردم برای حضور در راهپیمایی۲۲خرداد

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Mir Hossein Mousavi visited Mehdi Karroubi for the new Persian year. In this joint meeting that was held yesterday (April 26th) Mousavi and Karroubi discussed the important events and situation of the country. According to SahamNews (the official website of Etemad Melli party) Mehdi Karroubi while welcoming Mir Hossein Mousavi hoped that the new Persian year would be the year freedom and prosperity for the people of Iran and prayed to God that all political prisoners would be freed soon.
Mir Hossein Mousavi by criticising the current policies of the government said: “At the moment with respect to the fundamental structures they don’t have any clear and accurate agenda and should think about long term plans. The situation of the government has come to the point that they think everyone is a conspirator and has developed illusions about conspiracy.”

Mir Hossein Mousavi while condemning the totalitarians said: “They do not comprehend the essence of our words. In our statements and speeches all they are after are the words and not their meanings. Unfortunately an ideological system has this problem. They tell the illusion and hoax that they made up such they themselves believe them and what they have fabricated influence them such that they don’t hear the truth.”

Mir Hossein Mousavi while strongly criticising the domestic and foreign policies as well as the poor economy and corruption said: “We believe that our people have collective memory. The government thinks that people forget its action, its word and its behaviour, but this is not the case.”

Mir Hossein Mousavi by pointing to financial corruption case of Ahmadinejad’s deputy that was raised by some members of the parliament but by an informal message from the supreme leader was aborted or the attack on the dormitory of the Tehran University by Basij and plain clothes militia which in the video footage that was released recently the brutality of the attack was shown added: “For instance regarding the financial corruption case that was raised a few weeks ago what has happened?! They arrested some low ranks and as soon as the name of one individual (Ahmadinejad’s deputy) was raised all of the sudden everything went silent; or the case of the attack on the Tehran University dormitory and the video that was released. Unfortunately they think that people will forget as time goes by.”

Mousavi added: “These actions are against Islam. Every day they accuse a group of people of being infidels, traitors and etc. only because they have talked a word against the views and opinions of these guys. Honestly I really don’t know how they are going to answer to God. The crucial situation of the workers, their layoffs and suspending their salaries, the decrease in the rate of investment in the country and many more cases are all due to the incompetence in economic system and management of the country. People don’t forget the promises and these events.”

Mousavi added: “All the senior and experienced experts have been isolated from the organisations only because of partisan and political reasons! I don’t see a bright future in improving the economical situation of the country, because the foundations have been damaged; the tolls have been removed; warning organisations have been eliminated and there don’t consider any place for experts in the society any more. Even if now one of the conservatives would say something [that is opposed to their views] they will call that person a traitor as well!”

Mehdi Karroubi also while confirming Mir Hossein Mousavi’s remarks said: “Unfortunately what they are doing to the people is being done in the name of Islam and these actions is hurting Islam. At the moment the situation of the country is very horrifying such that they say whatever they want; they insult and falsely accuse anyone of whatever they want; they publish whatever statistics they want and all these are because they think the voice of their opposition is not reaching anywhere. But they don’t know that it is the people who are listening and are seeing the political and economical situation and what a dark future is awaiting them.”

Karroubi added: “What is the reason for all these unemployment? What is the reason for the poor job market and workers situation? These guys either don’t know or don’t want to know that a single [impractical] word that they mention in international platforms can be very damaging to the people and the economy of the country. Because of the sanctions they had to make deals with Chinese, Malaysian and Venezuelan companies and then gave all the contracts to armed forces!”

Mehdi Karroubi in condemning the double standard used by government in the recent events and regarding the Kahrizak prison crimes where post-election protestors were detained, tortured and some even killed said: “When I went public about the events of Kahrizak prison and the crimes that happened there and followed up on them, they made thousands of threats and falsely accused me of many lies to discredit my documented claims. They did not avoid any actions in order to put pressure on me. At the end despite all their propaganda, they prepared a report of the crimes that had happened in Kahrizak prison. They sentence three misfortunate individuals whom two of them are low ranking police officers and one according to them is an outlaw and closed the case! They did not even pay any attention the report of the parliament!”

Karroubi by pointing out Ahmadinejad’s recent trip to Zimbabwe and referring to the statement by Zimbabwe’s MDC party in which they resembled Ahmadinejad’s trip to Zimbabwe for an investment forum to inviting a mosquito to cure malaria, said: “So is our dignity preserved now? When you say that your trips are great, is this one of them? Trips to Zimbabwe and a few other countries at the same level are great? Is it dignity when they resemble you to and call you “Malaria mosquito” or “Butcher of the opposing”? Certainly like Columbia University when you were insulted so much and then called it the great victory! What are these guys thinking? Do they think at all?! … They say one thing and follow one policy today and they change it the day after! Are they obligated to demote the country so much?!”

By considering the remarks and conspiracies of the government’s media as worn out tactics, Mehdi Karroubi added: “They tell us to repent. Of course repenting [from God] is good but don’t all these murders, lies, tortures, violating people’s rights and wasting public resources [committed by the government] require repentance? Those should repent who have committed such unjust actions again the rights of Iranian people. One day they say that the population of the country must increase, the next day they say that the population of Tehran is too much and 5 million people must be evacuated from Tehran, the next day they say that earthquake is coming (referring to Ahmadinejad’s remark that he said that birth control is conspiracy of the west to keep the population of Iran low and that the population needs to double up as soon as possible and his other remark that the population of Tehran is too much and 5 million must be evacuated because he predicts an earthquake in Tehran). Also about that earthquake, they say that people should repent so that the earthquake does not happen (referring to the remarks made by one of the hardliner clerics who said earthquakes happens because women do not completely cover up themselves and that they cause earthquake and therefore people should repent for this sin)! Then when the earthquake does not happen they say that our prayers worked! Are people a joke to your immature and thoughtless ideas and actions? Aren’t all these unemployment and economic problems that have spread throughout the country like plague enough?”

Regarding the violation of human rights and the horrible situation of the prisons, Mehdi Karoubi said: “How come the human rights organizations that were pressuring on Iran’s prisons [about the violations of human rights] during the Shah’s era were good but now the same organizations that are pursuing the situation of political prisoners and their families and the horrible situation of the prisons, are guilty, criminal and wicked? Didn’t you become full of joy over the reports of some of the very same media that now you call them agents of CIA about the conditions of Iran’s prisons [during the Shah’s era]?”

By expressing his worries about the situation of overseeing organizations, Mir Hossein Mousavi said: “All country’s overseeing organizations are either sleep or dissolved…Of course there are some projects being done in the country that they arrest some people and then release them after a while and ask them to say things that they ask and if their goals are not met then they are sent back to the prison… Currently, our people’s awareness about the political and social problems has evolved from an embryo and people are more aware; and this awareness is fast expanding every day. Our people’s understanding has become deeper but since the actions of the government are in the name of Islam, still there are harms being done to Islam.”

On the same subject, Mehdi Karroubi stated: “Can a member of parliament who must be representative of constituency, with peace of mind and without fear of terror and getting harm, respond to the needs of people who elected him? How would the future generations judge us and what would they write in their books [about us]?”

At the end of this meeting Mir Hossin Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi invited the people to participate in the demonstrations on the first year anniversary of the rigged presidential election on June 12th based on the article 27 of the constitution that guarantees freedom of assembly, provided arms would not be carried and the assemblies would not be harmful to the fundamental principles of Islam. They also invited all reformist parties and groups to apply for permission through the Interior Ministry.

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First official statement of Labor day ceremony council

Saturday – May First- Tehran, 5 pm, In front of the Ministry of Labor

Workers, teachers, students, nurses, working man!

Men, women and the freedom loving public!

astreetjournalist – International Labor day, May first of this year, is the day for combining wishes, democratic and liberal demands by economic and political standards for all of us.

Lack of combination between our economic demands through the power of our class and composed, with liberal and democratic demands, our protests are only going to be tools to empower others wings and factions of capitalism. The concept of economic equality and social-political equality is meaningless without one another. This year, on international workers day we are protesting against poverty, inequality, low wages, salaries arrears, lack of job security, elimination of subsidies (subsidies to targeted plan), political and social repression and suppression of human dignity.

On international Labor day of 1389/2010 (Saturday, May first), the most important desires and demands of the public and especially demands of labor workers listed below, are included in our slogans and demands and are to be introduced everywhere. We will put all of our efforts to propose these demands not only on the day of this event, but at any place and any time possible.

1 – We demand the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners (including worker prisoners and teachers, students, child rights activists, journalists) and all prisoners of opinion and expression as well as prisoners of recent events. Protest and freedom of expression are among primary and inalienable rights of the people. All judicial sentences for political-social activists and workers are to be cancelled and prosecution against them is to be stopped.

2 – Freedom of independent class organizations, freedom of associations, patrician, strike and freedom of press, freedom of expression and thoughts are our unquestionable rights. We will not stop fighting for these rights and demands.

3 – Determination of 303 tomans as a minimum wage by the Supreme Council of the labor, while poverty line announced by several official institutions is 900 tomans, is a sign of the endless thirst of a capitalist system to exploit more workers and wage earners to maximize profit. We want the minimum wage to be announced by the representatives of independent labor organizations and their independent association based on a dignified and humanitarian life.

4 – We gather against anti-human and barbaric profit based plans and removal of subsidies (to targeted subsidies) that is nothing but complaisance to serve the interests of domestic and global capitalism, and will not stop any strike and protest and are inviting the public to protest against these anti-humanity class actions.

5 – We emphasize the necessity of providing retirees with the basic needs for a dignified life, and want the elimination of all modern slavery and it’s methods, including unclear and temporary contracts.

6 – We want all members of society the enjoyment of free education, health and public services.

7 – We are in solidarity with other social movements like women’s, children’s rights movement and the student movement, and consider any offense towards them, an attack towards workers movement and an invasion of human dignity of the majority of our society.

8 – While we support the migrant workers, including Afghan refugees in Iran, rank ourselves in the international combat and are supportive of the needs and demands of all labor workers of the world. We are also asking for May first to be recognized as a recognized holiday and removal of ban of any type of ceremonies in regards to this day.

Long live international solidarity of the working class -5/2/89

(1may1389@gmail.com) Council working day ceremony – 89 years

Time and place for program:

Ceremonial council for Labor day celebration of 1389/2010 in terms of facilities with different times and spaces, while inviting other individuals and groups whom had suggested other places due to delay in announcing the program and lack cohesion and a predetermined program, announces us workers, independent of any demands and programs affiliated with any group with political tendencies by introducing our own slogans (including above 8 claims), are to come together on Saturday, May first, and shout our demands:

International Labour Day celebration: Tehran – 5 pm – Freedom Street, in font of the Ministry of Labor followed by a march towards Revolution Square, (cross streets Khosh, Rudaki, Navab, Eskandari, Jamalzadeh – Revolution Square) and in other cities in front of work places and at times determined by workers themselves.

Translated by: St. Journalist

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Fliers for May Day protests being posted in Tehran

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شعارنويسي گسترده براي روز جهاني كارگر Wall grafitti for May Day in Iran

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Our perserverance is our sword, Our unity is our shield, AZADI… is our destiny!

Brave Women Of Iran

A special note we would like to share with the brave and beautiful women of Iran; You have shown extraordinary courage, passion, pride, humility and humanity in the face of great injustice. The world has taken notice and we are all humbled by your strength and determination. If you are the future, then we all are comforted by how bright it will shine.

The One Who Wishes To Move A Mountain, Must Start By Removing Stones

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