By Jubin Katiraie
Four separate workers’ protests were held on Monday in Iran, even amid the coronavirus crisis, which shows how desperate these people must be and the stupidity of sending people back to work during a pandemic.
By Pooya Stone
Following a series of revelations about the Coronavirus in Iran ـ including victims' statistics and secret documents showing the regime’s cover-up - by the Iranian opposition coalition NCRI and the MEK/PMOI,
By Pooya Stone
“There are also unofficial workers who work for a living. It is neither about muscle, helmets, nor tools and heavy machinery. Here you see minors, weak minors who struggle hard to make ends meet... They see no future for themselves… I know that this report may upset you… However, it is not about demonizing or whitewashing, it is the bitter truth that no one can and should hide.”
Seven Iranian protesters have been jailed because they cannot afford the fine levied against them for a peaceful demonstration that they attended in 2017, where they demanded that the Agh Dareh Gold Mine hire locals rather than looking for cheaper laborers elsewhere.
In Iran, the gap between economic classes is widening every day. A few citizens with close ties with the government are becoming richer as the rest of the society is rapidly moving below the poverty and misery lines. Due to the government’s economic failures and systematic corruption, poverty and high prices continue to grow.