These from our friends in Iran.
Tehran- workers of Bella shoe with history of 20 years of work are fired. One of these laborers said that they are firing old workers with years of history of work and hiring daily paid workers. The main stock holder of this shoe company is Meli Bank. The workers are protesting to the act. This company had about 400 shops in Tehran that right now only 200 of it are left open and consequently many workers are fired. Last month the laborers of this company gathered in protest in front of the company’s central bureau for several days. They were given promises and dispersed but the promises have not been met.
Qazvin- more than 50 contract workers of Tazh Cleaning Material are fired. This company has 100 official workers and more than 860 contract workers who worked with the company along with a contractor. The fired laborers have 14 to 19 years history of work at Tazh factories. These laborers had gathered in protest last Wednesday too and they said that they will continue their protest gathering until they reach the final result.
Mashhad- enterprises providing services that are in the hand of government’s elements treat the laborers like slaves. They pay 3 months of their wages but make them to sign that they had received wages for 5 months. The workers cannot protest because they will be fired.
Tehran- after subsidy cuts and because fuel has become expensive brick factories are closing. Some of these factories that had recently closed leaving 50 to 60 laborers without job each are Jaberi, Nookan, Adanlou, Yas and Haj Aziz factories. One of the owners said: “we went to trade room to pursue our problems but received no answer and they just told me that we have to sell the bricks at former prices but the price of fuel has risen 20 times. Of course this means nothing but loss and we prefer to close the factory”.
There are more examples of the economic problems yet. But on the nuclear front …
Tehran- Jan. 24, 2011. Being in horror of the aftermaths of futile Istanbul negotiations Resalat state-run daily attacked the head of EU foreign policy and US secretary of state and wrote: “Ashton ruined a great portion of her political credit in Geneva and repeating her mistake is now equal to her last mistake in regard with Iran. Any way Ashton must be careful not to have the same destiny of Hilary Clinton. She is counted as one of the most incapable politicians and the great liar of all politicians. This is now Ashton who is forming her political future at international establishment and her credit by the aware nations of the world”.
Heshmatollah Falahat Pishe a member of Security Commission in regime’s parliament wrote: “position taken by both sides of Istanbul negotiation shows that the disputes are far more serious than not said in diplomatic comities especially when 5+1 wanted to bring up some issues under dispute. His article being published in Resalat Daily added: “in regard with the content of negotiations, US and UK cannot cover the fact that they are trying to preserve a diplomacy of pressure. They are still following the policy of having Iran free of Yellow Cake. But right now Iran’s nuclear program with all its necessities and delicacies is at irretrievable stage”.
As EU condemned the clerical dictatorship for its violation of human rights, regime’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast complained and said: “beside the pressures that the western countries have imposed on us so far to prevent our peaceful nuclear activities and to deprive our nation (read clerical dictatorship) from its rights they are now talking about human rights issues”.
His words echoed in state-run media added: “recently they had put human rights issues in their agenda with political goals to use cases such as the case of Sakineh Ashtiani and (Zahra) Bahrami which are completely legal cases as political cases for putting pressure on our Establishment and people”.
Qazvin- Jan. 23, 2011. With the deepening of schism within the regime Safar Harandi IRGC’s cultural advisor clearly talked about laying the ground for ousting Rafsanjani from being the head of regime’s Assembly of Experts and said: “the next election of Assembly of Experts will show who are those elected by people after the recent events…Rafsanjani has a very bright record in Revolution but we envy those days and have to search for him in our memories”.
Tehran- Jan. 24, 2011. Women of Iran have started defying the clerical dictatorship by the way they dress. The clerical dictatorship has announced this way of dressing a crime and a kind of ‘soft war’. But the streets of Tehran are witnessing the presence of thousands of young Iranian girls in this outfit and in different colors. During 32 years of regime’s rule on Iran this regime had tried to present dark colors as the best colors for women. Mullahs have preached that women should not were boots and high heels or wear backpacks. They announced these acts as ‘soft war’ with the Islamic rule.