Iran Uprising - No. 156
On Wednesday, May 16, workers from Hepco Company, a heavy machinery manufacturer in the central city of Arak, held a protest for the fourth consecutive day. They chanted slogans against the regime’s officials.
Iran Uprising-No. 155
Protesters chanted: “Our enemy is right here, they falsely claim it is the U.S.”; “Beware of the day we will be armed”
NCRI – Residents of the city of Kazerun in southwestern Iran returned to the streets on Wednesday, May 16, to continue their protest against plans to change the city’s boundaries.
By Staff Writer
The US has increased its financial pressure on the Iranian regime by imposing anti-terror sanctions on the head of its central bank that bar anyone in the world from doing business with him.
These sanctions on bank governor Valiollah Seif, announced on Tuesday, have dealt a massive blow to European leaders who are scrambling to salvage the nuclear deal following Donald Trump’s withdrawal last week.
What’s often missing in discussions of Western policy on Iran is the role of the Iranian people and their desires. A comprehensive policy must before all else take into consideration events on the ground in Iran or else it would yet again fail to address one of the most crucial foreign policy issues of recent times.
Iran Uprising - No. 154
On Monday, May 14, the workers of the Heavy Equipment Production Company (HEPCO), Arak, stopped working for the second day in protest of the failure to get their arrears and their very harsh livelihood conditions and the failure to implement the deceptive promises of the government employer. The strikers closed the Arak railroad to Tehran and hung black flag at the entrance of the factory as a sign of mourning. Yesterday one of the workers in the factory who was so hurt by the pressures, intended to commit suicide but was saved by his colleagues.