This for our friends in Iran. Things are not going well for the Iranians.
Kerman, July 19, 2010. During recent days crowded lines for gasoline has put lots of pressure on people. A great number of people were forced to sell their high consuming cars and buy cars with less consumption of gasoline.
Labor unrest continues.
Tehran, July 19, 2010. Jamshid Jamshidi a worker in electricity facility section of Kian Tire Company hanged himself. He was saved by his co-workers and taken to hospital. Jamshidi commit suicide because of financial problems due to non-payment of the workers wages.
Qzavin, July 19, 2010. On Sunday July 18 about 180 workers of this factory gathered in protest against the closure of this factory and for receiving 6 months of their wages which has not been paid to them in front of the Governor Office of the city. The protest gathering started from 7 am.
Qazvin, July 19, 2010. More than a 100 workers of this factory gathered in protest since 8 am in front of the factory. They had gone to Tehran last week and had protested for four days in front of regime’s Majlis and were promised that they will receive at least a month of 6 months wages that they had not been paid but that was a lie. One of the workers said: “Ahmadinejad goes to Africa and builds factory there for the people to have work. But our own factories are closing one by one and the workers like us are desperate…”
More bazaar happenings.
July 18, 2010. On Sunday July 18 Bazaaris of Tehran continued their strike. Sabze Maidan was completely closed.
Tabriz Bazaar continued its strike on Sunday.
Isfahan, July 19, 2010. On Saturday July 17 Isfahan’s Bazaar of Gold-Sellers in Isfahan was on strike. All shopkeepers had collected away their gold from the shops.
Film – Isfahan’s bazaar on strike in defiance of clerical regime July 17, 2010 :
Tehran, July 19, 2010. To prevent the spread of the news of Bazaars’ strike the clerical regime prevented the presence of foreign reporters. In fear of the spread of the news of unanimous strike of Bazaar the clerical dictatorship prevented the presence of foreign reporters. State run media Javan News in and article titled: “infiltration of foreign reporters for propagation of Tehran’s Bazaar’s strike” wrote about this act of regime: “yesterday (July 15) four foreign reporters were present at Tehran’s Bazar and intended to tape the scenes and have interviews …to show that the strike is nationwide and to advertise for other shopkeepers to join the strike but with the awareness of people (read regime’s mercenaries) they were stopped…”
Tehran, July 18, 2010. In fear of Bazaar’s strike becoming political, Shariatmadari, Khamenei’s representative in Kayhan Daily said: “whenever the issue is taxes they try to spread rumors and even threaten the Bazaaris by mercenaries to close the shops and try to turn ‘their running away from taxes’ to ‘political adventures’”! Horrified from the indication of Bazaar’s news in international media he said: “using foreign media they say that this unpleasant act is carried out by all religious Bazaaris”. At the end he threatened the merchants and said: “the government has no right to retreat in confronting some mercenaries who make Bazaar to close”.