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Month: July 2015

Two urgent resolutions in solidarity with teachers in Iran were adopted at EI Congress on 26 July

Education International reports: “Two urgent resolutions on teacher rights and in solidarity with Iran teacher unionists were presented to Congress on 26 July. The resolutions highlighted the difficulties of activists including Esmail Abdi, the president of Iranian teacher association Tehran…

Updates following the July 22nd mass arrests of teachers in Tehran

All teachers who were arrested on July 22, 2015 outside and near the Iranian parliament in Tehran have been released. Many of the arrestees were forced by the government authorities to sign a statement in which they had to express…

Urgent: less than 4 hours left for Free Esmail Thunderclap Campaign

 Less than 4 hours left Join the call by the Canadian teachers to #Free Esmail via Thunderclap campaign- need 23 to meet target of 250 #unite4ed https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/28671-free-lib-rez-esmail?locale=en … Please sign up to the Thunderclap campaign urging the Iranian government to release…

Gathering of teachers outside Iranian parliament crushed: Scores of protesters were arrested

 For immediate release: Gathering of teachers outside Iranian parliament crushed: Scores of protesters were arrested   July 22, 2015: This morning, groups of teachers, from across the country, gathered outside Iranian Parliament in Tehran to raise their collective voices against…

Updates on urgent actions in support of teachers in Iran – July 15, 2015

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after more than seventeen days in jail, Mr. Esmail Abdi, the general secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association was able to meet with his family. His wife, three children and his mother were able to…

Canadian Teachers’ Federation: Release Esmail Abdil

July 6, 2015  His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei” Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Email: [email protected]    To His Excellency Hassan Rouhani President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Email: [email protected]    Sirs,   I am writing…

Education International: Iranian teacher union leader jailed

Esmail Abdi, the general secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, was arrested following his attempt to obtain a visa to attend the 7th Education International World Congress in Ottawa, Canada later this month. According to reports, Iranian Teachers’ Trade…

Education International: Release Esmail Abdi, General Secretary of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association

To His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Email: [email protected]   To His Excellency Hassan Rouhani President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Email: [email protected] Brussels, 4 July 2015 Sirs,   REQUEST FOR…

AAWL Publication: Workers organising globally – The Global Picketline: How workers can win

Companies, in their quest for ever greater profits, expand their operations internationally by integrating their production, distribution and commercial divisions at a global level. To be effective in confronting this new reality, workers also need to organise and take actions…