Saturday, May 15, 2010

Toufan: Condemn the Murderous Regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Dear Comrades,
The criminal regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran executed 5 political prisoners on early hours of May 9, 2010. Farad Kamangar, Ali Heydarian, Farhad Vakili, Mehdi
Islamian, and Shireen Alam Hooli (female) who were kept in the dungeons of the regime for several years were given death sentences under fabricated charges. The Islamic
Republic of Iran carried out the death sentences despite domestic and international protests and campaigns for their unconditional release. These political prisoners were sentenced to death because of their opposition to the regime of the Islamic Republic.
Their executions were carried out in secret and without their families or lawyers being informed.
The Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan) strongly condemns this hideous crime committed by the medieval regime of the Islamic Republic. We call upon our fraternal Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations, political activists, democratic organisations, labour
activists, and progressive-minded individuals to protest any form possible these barbaric crimes committed by the Islamic Regime against the sons and daughters of the Iranian people, and to demand the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisonersin Iran.
The killings of the political prisoners are part of the Iranian regime's vain attempts to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation with the hope of preserving the political power. The mass protests of the Iranian people in the past year have frightened the regime and have further isolated it domestically and internationally. The latest crimes of the Islamic Republic will only deepen the anger, hatred, resolve and the democratic movement of the Iranian masses. In the past three decades, tens of thousand of communist, revolutionary, and progressive Iranian have fallen victims to the killing
machine of the Islamic Republic, but today a stronger generation of lionesses and loins are on the streets of Iran to demand their just rights for freedom, democracy and social justice, and to end suppression, poverty, political crimes, embezzlement, stealing, and
We support the rights of the Iranian masses to defend themselves in the face of the violence crimes committed against them by the brutal regime of the Islamic Republic.

Down with the Criminal Regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran!
Long Live Socialism!

The Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan)

May 12, 2010

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Greek unions to hold new general strike May 20

Greece's two main unions on Wednesday announced a new general strike on May 20 -- the fourth since February -- and warned of more protests against austerity cuts imposed by the debt-hit government.

"We are calling for a general strike on May 20," the GSEE and Adedy unions, who together represent over 1.3 million private sector employees and civil servants, said in a joint statement.

"After this general strike the boards of the two organisations will decide on the continuation of the struggle," they added.

The unions are strongly opposed to a wave of tax hikes, spending cuts and a sweeping pension reform imposed by the government to clinch a badly-needed loan from the EU and the IMF whose first instalment is expected today.

GSEE chairman Yiannis Panagopoulos said the pension reform was a "socially unjust bill" coming in the wake of "unfair and antisocial fiscal measures."

"This bill enforces harsh austerity on pensioners and future pensioners, transferring a major load on the new generation," said Panagopoulos, who also blasted the IMF's involvement in the Greek rescue package.

(From AFP)

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