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Soma Mine Disaster: Massacre at Work!

(17.05.2014) On 13 May capitalist system of exploitation has taken lives of around 300 workers in a coal mine “accident” in Soma, a town in western Turkey. There are unknown number of workers still trapped in the mine. This is the biggest massacre of workers in the form of “work accident” in the history of...

May Day Message from IWSN

(02.05.2014) Our dear class brothers and sisters in Turkey, Our fellow labour activists in UID-DER, For a fourth year most Iranian workers have been unable to hold any public meetings or demonstrations celebrating May Day, International Workers' Day. Even the pro-regime Labour House was not given a permit to...

Shahrokh Zamani Ends His Hunger Strike After 47 Days

(30.04.2014) At 11am today, Wednesday April 23 2014, Shahrokh Zamani talked to his mother on the phone for the first time since she left hospital. After exchanging greetings Ms Zarin Nejati told Shahrokh of the message from workers’ organisations and his family and friends.

May Day Message from Doro-Chiba to UID-DER

(30.04.2014) Dear all friends of UID-DER, Thank you for sending us an encouraging May Day message. Under the unprecedented global depression, governments all over the world are desperately intensifying assault on workers—privatization, outsourcing, casualization, and violent union-busting.

Our May Day Message to Doro-Chiba

(30.04.2014) Our dear class brothers/sisters, We celebrate your May Day which is a day of unity, struggle and solidarity for the working class. The working class can only resist the attacks of the bourgeoisie through an organised and determined stance.

Our May Day Message to IWSN and Solidarity

(30.04.2014) Our dear class brothers/sisters, Capital is on the offensive everywhere against the gains of the world working class. The gains achieved during long years of struggle. Hunger and misery, joblessness, inequality, all social illnesses are rampant now.

May Day Message From Solidarity Committees with Workers Movement in Iran

(27.04.2014) Today is May 1st, the world workers day, the international proletariat solidarity day, the First day of workers new year, workers festival…. Festival? A festival, for millions of workers liviing below the poverty line. A festival, for workers receiving minimum wages without any say in these...

Shahrokh Zamani transferred to Rejai Shahr prison’s infirmary

(23.04.2014) After 44 days on hunger strike Shahrokh Zamani’s physical condition deteriorated further and he was transferred to the infirmary of Rejai Shahr prison in Karaj on April 20. Since he has lost 22kg, one of Shahrokh’s former fellow prisoners at first did not recognise him and was shocked to see him...

To Trade Unions, Organizations, Political Parties and All Supporters of Working Class All Over the World!

(15.04.2014) Shahrokh Zamani, a member of “House-Painter workers union”, who is currently serving an 11 years prison sentences, he transferred to Gohardast prison in city Karj the ward, where the political prisoners are...

A report about the situation in Ghezelhesar Prison in Karaj

(12.04.2014) Ghezel Hesar prison is the largest state prison in Iran. As of 2011 it was holding about 20,000 prisoners, of which 13,000 were held on drug-related charges – said to be four times its planned capacity. It is located in the city of Karaj, 20 km northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran.

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What is UİD-DER and What Does It Stand For?

(23.12.2009) Our Association of International Workers Solidarity, UİD-DER, has been founded in June 2006 by Workers Self-Education Groups (WSEG) which have been active in different industries such as metal, textile,...