The International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI) was formed in 1999 in Toronto-Canada and formally announced its formation in January 2000. In nearly two decades of continuous activism, we have played an impactful role in securing international support for Iranian workers’ struggles against the Islamic Republic of Iran, employers, and the inhumane conditions the capitalist order has imposed on working-class lives in Iran. During these years, our politics and the foundational basis guiding our activism have been predicated on working-class traditions with an uncompromising emphasis on working-class independence and autonomy.
To support workers’ struggle in Iran for better working conditions and living standards;
To advocate for workers’ movement demands in Iran, including the right to organize free and independent labour organizations and the right to strike;
To strive for an absolute end to the systematic repression, persecution, imprisonment, torture, assassination and execution of labour activists and political opponents in Iran;
To promote the implementation and enforcement of internationally recognized human and workers’ rights and freedoms for all people in Iran.