On Saturday, March 14, the national leadership of FalceMartello (the Marxist tendency in the PRC) launched the Iranian Workers'Solidarity Network in Italy, during its national meeting.

An enthusiastic group of British trade unionists, Socialist Appeal members and IWSN activists, gathered outside the Iranian regime's embassy in London on March 14. The protesters chanted slogans like "Free all political prisoners in Iran!", "Independent workers' unions now!" and "Iranian workers are not alone!".

From Monday March 2 the workers of the Nushab drinks factory have been on strike. They are protesting against not being paid their New Year bonuses and wages for the past five months. The workers declared they would continue with their strike and struggles until their demands have been met.

On the 11th of March a handful of young Danish workers and students met in front of the Iranian embassy in Denmark to protest against the dictatorship and the imprisonment of union activists in Iran. They showed their support for the fight of the Iranian working class. Afterwards there was a meeting organised on the current political situation in Iran and the perspectives for a socialist revolution.

We publish here a handbook by the Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network on the cause of the Iranian workers’ movement, its history and its current problems, on its struggle for basic rights, such as the right to strike or to be paid in return for work. It also suggests ways that activists can become involved in solidarity work.

Supporters of the Iranian Workers' Solidarity Network and Der Funke in Germany held a successful public meeting last weekend on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution, highlighting the historical background and the objective factors that lead to the overthrow of the Reza Pahlewi dictatorship.

The second stage of the attack on Amir Kabir University’s students has begun. Four additional students have now been arrested following an attack by Intelligence Ministry agents on present and former members of the Islamic Society of Amir Kabir University (AKU).