20 June 2009

Solidarity with Iran

Iran is a country going through massive upheaval at the moment. Mass protests, murders. It is a country not far from mass suppression of its people.

I'm not surprised, unfortunately. Trade unionists have been jailed, tortured and worse in this country. All this for merely wanting to exercise their right to collectively organise. Mansour Osanlou has been imprisoned multiple times and is currently in Evin Prison. He dared to be the leader of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company - unions are illegal in Iran.

I encourage people to get involved in any way they can to encourage democracy, human rights be respected in Iran.

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