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Archive for October, 2009

Open Letter to ILO by The Syndicate of Workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company

By • Oct 31st, 2009 • Category: Headline, News & Analysis

Source:The Syndicate of Workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company To: International Labour Organization ( ILO ) From: The Syndicate of Workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company Cc: Labour organizations, Human rights groups and media Subject: Appeal for actions to prevent the Government of Iran from violating Conventions 98 and 87 We, workers of […]



Communist Workers of Iran: “Our only source for support are the people!”

By • Oct 31st, 2009 • Category: Headline, News & Analysis

A “Call of the Red” Leaflet Militant Workers! Workers’ Activists! Once again bloody hands of capitalists and bosses came right out of the government sleeves and the security and intelligence repressive forces! We saw in the previous week’s reports how the actions of protesting workers of Ahwaz, Shoosh, Ghazvin and Tehran faced the repressive forces […]



“Socialism” in East Germany? Is Obama Then Sorta “Socialist” Too?

By • Oct 30th, 2009 • Category: Commentaries

Source: KASAMA In our discussion of Heresy: On New Demarcations & Coherent Theory, a commentator (T1) argued strongly saying that East Germany (the GDR) should be considered socialist. Selucha responded that despite “socialist elements,” East Germany could not be considered a revolutionary society. * * * * * * * I would say that the […]



Post, public sector, transport: Spring the trap of isolation!

By • Oct 30th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: International Communist Current Despite endless chatter about the ‘end of the recession’, all the indications are that the present global system – capitalism – is in its deepest ever crisis and that there are no ‘green shoots’ in sight. One thing is certain however: faced with declining profits and savage competition over markets, the […]



Sugar Union Leaders Sentenced to Prison in Iran

By • Oct 30th, 2009 • Category: Headline, News & Analysis

Source: Uniting Food, Farm and Hotel Workers World-Wide In a drive to destroy the independent union established last year by workers at the giant Haft Tapeh plantation/refining sugar complex in southern Iran, a court on October 12 sentenced 6 union leaders to immediate prison terms on charges stemming from October 2007. Three leaders convicted for […]



Unilever, IUF Settlement Resolves Conflict over Precarious Work at Lipton Pakistan

By • Oct 27th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: Uniting Food, Farm and Hotel Workers World-Wide A negotiated settlement between Unilever and the IUF has resolved the long, difficult conflict over the rights of precarious workers at the company’s directlly-owned Lipton/Brooke Bond tea factory in Khanewal, Pakistan. The negotiations took place under the auspices of the UK’s National Contact Point responsible for the […]



Capitalism can’t stop warmongering

By • Oct 24th, 2009 • Category: Commentaries

Source:International Communist Current All three main political parties propose cuts in government spending. But even though the war in Afghanistan is increasingly costly in lives and money, there’s no way public sector services will be maintained by cutting the military budget or withdrawing the troops. Of course, even defence spending isn’t immune from cuts. Gordon […]



Update on political prisoners in Oaxaca

By • Oct 24th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source:Angry White Kid Translated by Scott Campbell October 16, 2009 On the morning of October 11, 2009, after more than a week of remaining kidnapped by the system of injustice which reigns in our state, 10 of our 13 comrades who were arrested on October 2 gained their conditional freedom after a process plagued with […]



Reformists and the Coup Government Cooperate in Keeping the Protesters Inline

By • Oct 23rd, 2009 • Category: Headline

In the last days of the initial period of Anti Coup demonstrations (June 12th to August 17th, 2009) the slogan, “Independence, Freedom, Iranian Republic” began to echo in the demonstrations. This slogan of the people was a direct response to the reformists, whom by forming the “Green Path of Hope” Party, were intending to prevent the people’s demands to surpass the framework of the Islamic Republic regime, and the channels that can be contained by the regime’s inner-circles. However, the people, by chanting this slogan had bluntly declined the reformists’ proposed goal of the “Execution of the Islamic Republic’s Constitution in Totality” and showed that their aim is to replace the Islamic regime with a democratic order.



The Crisis Is Not Over, Despite Rhetoric of ‘Green Shoots’

By • Oct 22nd, 2009 • Category: Commentaries

Source:International Communist Current Just a few months ago the dominant media message was that the global economy was in deep trouble. In the US, Mr. Obama and his team came to power warning that the worst of the crisis was yet to come, that things would get worse before they would get any better. Then […]