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    Sunday, May 13, 2007

    Iranian students keep rioting for FREEDOM 8

    From our operative with conncetions to Iranian resistance.

    this is just the main protests that were covered by the media roughly and is known about it outside Iran.Only covering 1 month.
    This is a link showing shots of today's huge demonstration of teachers in Tehran.
    the chanted against the government, asked their colleagues release, - they are held in 209 section in Evin prison- also chanting against poverty . TODAY

    Friday, 04 May 2007
    Nearly, 4,000 teachers in Kurdish cities of Marivan, Sanandaj, and Saqqez gathered outside the local office of Ministry of Education in provincial capital of Sanandaj, according to the Resistance sources in Iran.

    On May 2, the striking teachers listed their demands including release of all their detained colleagues, banning police presence in schools, permitting the teacher unions, allowing teachers to elect their representatives and school superintendents.
    The teachers listened to a statement at the demonstration which called for freedom of all detained teachers, giving the voting rights to their representatives at the Supreme Council of Education, changing the standards for electing the teacher of the year, establishment of teachers' bank, abrogation of all restriction on teachers' assemblies by the State Security Forces (SSF), allowing teachers freedom of speech, and merging Ministry of Higher Education with Ministry of Education.

    The participants called on teachers to assemble outside the Iranian regime's Majlis (parliament) on May 8
    April 28, 2007- Teachers Guild has called for a nationwide strike on April 30 and May 2.
    This strike is organized to express the teachers' objection about the arrest and lay off of their colleagues.

    Since last February, teachers have staged several strikes seeking pay raise, and it protest to oppression and control over educational institutions. They have gathered several times in front of the mullahs' parliament in Tehran.

    A number of the teachers who have taken part in strikes have been arrested or have been laid off by Ahmadinejad's government.

    Thursday, 26 April 2007

    The protest over mandatory dress codes began on April 20th,2005 ,when defiant students spent the night on campus and refused to go back to their dormitories demanding the school president's resignation.

    Students have been boycotting classes since, and staging sit ins till their demands are met.

    They also have called for uniform action with other students in major Universities.

    Monday, 23 April 2007
    thousands of students at Shiraz University began their protest over mandatory dress codes set by the school administrators. They widely posted warnings on bulletin boards warning students to strictly obey the dress code.

    "Code of Ethical Conduct clearly sets the pace for students to follow," the state-run news agency ILNA reported.

    Defiant students spent the night on campus and refused to go back to their dormitories demanding the school president's resignation.
    Some huge bulletin boards are erected at the school's male dormitories with a statement ordering male students not to wear "shorts and tank tops in the dormitory's halls or where they sleep."

    This morning some 2,500 male and female students gathered on the campus's main entrance and did not attend regular classes in protest. The students shouting slogans such as: "Sadeqi, Sadeqi [referring to Mohammad Sadeqi the University President] must resign," "Incompetent School President must resign now."

    The students also prepared an eleven point resolution which contained their demands and on the top of the list was their request for the university president to resign.
    Iran: students went on hunger strike
    Tuesday, 17 April 2007
    The students in Mazandaran University have begun their third consecutive day of protest on the campus in the northern city of Babol.

    Yesterday in the early evening hours four student activists were arrested by plain-clothes agents of Iran's State Security Forces (SSF), according to the Resistance sources in Iran.

    Later in the evening, fifteen other students went on hunger strike over the detention of their classmates. They were arrested in the same manner and were taken to an unknown location, according to eyewitnesses.

    On Sunday more students went on hunger strike and a sit-in took place in the university's cafeteria over arrest of their classmates. It is widely believed by the students that their friends have been taken into custody with the collaboration of the university's guards.

    ISNA a student news agency run by the government reported that only twelve students were demonstrating on the campus of Mazandaran University. The picture was shot by one of the students at scene of the demonstration.
    Monday, 16 April 2007
    NCRI - Yesterday, teachers went on strike in various cites throughout the country, according to the information received from the resistance sources in Iran.

    In the capital ninety percent of high school and seventy percent of primary school teachers went on strike. Ninety percent of teachers in the north eastern city of Mashhad and fifty percent in the northern city of Sari did not show up for classes today.

    Since last night, the State Security Forces (SSF) attempting to break the teachers' strike attacked their residence and has arrested a large number of striking teachers in Tehran, Mashhad, Arak, Sari, Islam-Shahr, RobatKarim, Shahr-Ray, and Homayoon Shahr.

    Ms. Soheila Sadeq, Chair of the Education Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran praised the striking teachers and called on all teachers, university and high school students to support the teachers who are on strike.

    She called on all international human rights organizations and teachers' unions to condemn the suppressive measures adopted by the mullahs' regime and support the Iranian teachers.

    Monday, 09 April 2007

    NCRI - Yesterday, the State Security Forces (SSF) raided the weekly meeting of teachers and arrested forty-five participants there in the western city of Hamadan, the state-run website Aftab reported.

    Arrest of teachers comes at the time when the Iranian teachers have call for a sit-in at schools on 16 and 17 of April.

    Teachers have declared that if their demands are not met by May 2 which coincides with international "Teachers Day," they will first demonstrate out side of their local offices of Ministry of Education in various cities across the nation and eventually they will have a gathering out side the Majlis (the regime's parliament).

    Ms. Soheila Sadeq, Chair of the Education Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran reiterated that the deprived teachers' legitimate demands are met by more suppressive measures from the inhuman Iranian regime and called on all international teachers' unions to condemn the suppressive measures against the Iranian teachers. She called on Iranian students and youths to support the demands of uprising teachers.

    Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
    April 9, 2007

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