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  • Respect the striking teachers across Iran

    10/15/2018 9:28:02 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 2 replies
    worldpress ^ | Oct 15,2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi On October 9, Asadollah Assadi an Iranian official working under diplomatic cover Extradited to Belgium by German authorities, a day later, Belgian prosecutors said that Assadi was charged along with the other three Iranians with planning to bomb the annual meeting of the NCRI in Paris. However, the Iran's regime international behavior of state sponsor terrorism is followed by domestic repression and we need to take both the structure of the international and the domestic behavior into account. On Sunday, October 14, according to NCRI report: "noble teachers across the country went on strike and refused to go...
  • Domestic Unrest Tighten Screws on Iran's Regime

    10/14/2018 8:54:41 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 6 replies
    world press ^ | Oct 14,2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    While Iran’s economy is collapsing, and this will eventually be forcing poor people into disastrous condition and when the Trump administration is pushing its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran into overdrive, with Tuesday’s announcement that the State Department is aiming to cut off all Iranian oil exports by November. While the Iranian rial has lost more than 85 percent of its value against the US dollar in recent months. last week Iran faced with Social unrest and Protests such as truck driver and merchants strike. Today Following calls for a strike on October 14 that was widely circulated on social...
  • Powder keg circumstances of Iran’s society

    10/12/2018 12:06:32 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 8 replies
    mojahedin.org ^ | Oct 12,2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    In recent years Iran is often depicted as a powerful giant whose arms stretch across the greater Middle East, but today the Iran's regime suffers from collection of problems at home and abroad. After Sanctions, Iran’s Economy Is Looming a Crisis. On Thursday night Donald trump Vowed that The US will take care" of countries which defy its directive to bring their oil imports from Iran to zero by November 4, President Donald Trump has warned, days after India announced that two of its firms have placed orders to import crude from the Gulf nation. Iran’s currency, the rial, has...
  • Iran: Shopkeepers and Merchants go on strike

    10/08/2018 8:03:20 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 10 replies
    mojahedin press ^ | Oct 8,2018 | hassan mahmoudi
    On Monday Oct 8.2018 , merchants in several Iranian cities went on strike and refused to open for business in an extension of ongoing protests against the regime of Tehran. The strike, which was preplanned and widely distributed across social media channels, is in protest to increasing prices and high inflation rates. The protest movement comprises 25 of Iran’s major cities Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, commended the brave bazaar merchants and shopkeepers in Tehran and dozens of other Iranian cities who are on strike against the mullahs' corrupt regime. She said that the bazaar strike, coming...
  • Will Iran change its behavior with the teachers on world teachers' day?

    10/04/2018 9:15:25 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud
    National council of resistance of Iran ^ | Oct 3 , 2018 | hassan mahmoudi
    Will Iran change its behavior with the teachers on world teachers' day? By: Hassan Mahmoudi To celebrate World Teachers' Day, the UNESCO and Education International (EI) mounts a campaign each year to help give the world better understanding of teachers and the role they play on the spirit and thoughts of future generations in the development of students and society. In Iran, the status quo is just the opposite. In recent years, teachers in Iran who have called for better working condition, Launched Campaigns, and protested against the severe living conditions, very low quality of insurance facilities and a no...
  • Missile attack reported at Damascus military air base

    09/02/2018 12:19:09 AM PDT · by firebrand · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 2, 2018 | TOI Staff
    Large explosions were reported at a Syrian military air base early Sunday in an attack widely attributed to Israeli warplanes. However, Syria denied an attack had taken place. The reported strike occurred just after midnight at Mazzeh air base near Damascus, a key regime facility thought to have been targeted by Israel in the past. The military airport of Mazzeh, in the west suburbs of Damascus, was hit by a “possible Israeli missile, which hit a munitions store setting off successive explosions,” the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahmane told AFP.
  • Inmates will go on strike by refusing to eat and work to protest 'prison slavery'

    08/21/2018 3:01:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/19/18 | Keith Griffith
    Prison inmates across the country are preparing to go on strike by refusing to eat or work, as a way to protest what they call 'prison slavery' and poor conditions. Though the extent of the planned strike is not known, prisoners in at least 17 states say they will be taking part in coordinated action, which will begin on Tuesday and last through September 9. Organizers say the strike is partly in response to the April riot in South Carolina's Lee Correctional Institution, where seven inmates were killed by other prisoners when gang tensions boiled over. The masterminds of the...
  • It's time for a general strike, because Trump treason demands a brave response

    07/19/2018 1:27:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 17, 2018 | Will Bunch
    It can't happen here. That’s more than just the title of a suddenly highly relevant Sinclair Lewis novel about the rise of an American dictator, written in 1935 — another era when despots were on people’s minds, for some weird reason. No, “it can’t happen here” long been the national motto of a United States of America that has long thought itself immune to the slings and arrows of everyone else’s world history. An authoritarian president with nothing but contempt for 242 years of democratic norms, a free press, and a judicial system untainted by political interference? It can’t happen...
  • Women encouraged to go on dating and sex strikes as a protest against threat to Roe v. Wade

    07/05/2018 4:54:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 173 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/03/18 | Erin Donnelly
    **SNIP** While politicians consider whether or not they’d support a nominee who opposes the 1973 decision that legalized abortion, some women have a strategy to drum up support for a woman’s right to choose: the #Lysistrata2018 movement. Named after Aristophanes’s ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, in which women refuse to sleep with their warring husbands until they agree to a truce, the movement is the brainchild of author and political journalist Jennifer Wright. In a tweet posted on Monday, Wright suggested that single women stop dating and having sex with men expressing anti-abortion views. Women could indicate their stance by adding...
  • Syria Says Fowns Two Israeli Missiles Near Capital

    05/08/2018 6:03:27 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/08/18
    Damascus (AFP) - The Syrian army on Tuesday night intercepted two Israeli missiles fired towards a district near Damascus, Syria's official SANA news agency said, but a monitor said nine pro-government fighters died in the strike. According to SANA, "anti-aircraft defenses intercepted two Israeli missiles launched against (the district of) Kissweh and destroyed them". The agency had earlier reported "explosions" in the southern suburb, while state television broadcast images of fires in the area targeted by the strikes. Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that the missiles had targeted a weapons depot...
  • The Teacher Strikes Aren’t About Pay, They’re About Mobilizing Democrats

    05/01/2018 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 1, 2018 | By Kevin Boyd
    Teachers all over the country are going on strike. They say they want higher salaries and education funding and the tax increases necessary to pay for them. But there’s a bigger motivation underlying the strikes — mobilizing Democrats. What do all of these strikes and protests have in common? They are taking place in states where Democrats are either trying to make gains or consolidate their power in this fall’s elections. Democrats are trying to keep Sen. Joe Manchin in power in West Virginia. In Kentucky, Democrats are trying to retake the legislature and would love to oust Matt Bevin...
  • 'Teachers' Spring' forcing lawmakers to find money for schools

    05/01/2018 8:15:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    It has been called the “Teachers’ Spring” in the United States, with educators from five states staging an unprecedented wave of protests demanding increases in pay and school budgets. Encouraged by progressive resistance to President Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement, the protests by the nation’s teachers, more than three-quarters of whom are women, mark the first statewide walkouts since the 1990s. Some educators have likened their movement to the “Arab Spring”, a series of anti-government uprisings that hit Arab countries in North Africa and the Middle East beginning in 2010. The movement has already prompted lawmakers to allocate pay...
  • Red Education and spam gone bad.

    04/28/2018 2:02:11 AM PDT · by Nateman · 18 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Nateman
    To my State Representatives: As I saw on TV a sea of red marchers marching downtown to the capitol one thought kept coming to my mind over and over again: " Red is a good color for them." The culture now says ‘Red State’ verses ‘Blue State’ to represent Republicans verses Democrats. As is so typical of the left they muddle words and change their meanings in order to promote their cause. They call it "Progressivism" when their anti-capitalism crusades destroy capital and progress. They call German Socialists "Fascists" and "Right Wing" even though the Nazi's were just another...
  • As teachers plan to descend on Colorado capitol, lawmakers propose jailing them if they go on strike

    04/26/2018 3:16:10 AM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 4/24/18 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    As thousands of Colorado school teachers get ready to descend on their state capitol this week to demand billions of dollars in education funding, lawmakers are proposing jailing them if they even consider going on strike. The proposed law pitched by two Republican legislators threatens jail time for any educator caught "directly or indirectly inducing, instigating, encouraging, authorizing, ratifying, or participating in a strike against any public school employer."The jail term proposed by the prime sponsors of the bill, state Sen. Bob Gardner and Rep. Paul Lundeen, is six months. "Clearly it's an attempt to limit the voices of educators,"...
  • Airlines must compensate for delays during wildcat strikes: EU court

    04/17/2018 9:29:15 AM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Airlines have to pay compensation to passengers for delays caused by wildcat strikes that result from management decisions, the European Union’s top court said on Tuesday.Several cases were brought to the EU’s Court of Justice after German airline TUIfly said a 2016 wildcat strike - one not formally initiated by a trade union - was an extraordinary event, and so it was not liable to compensate for delays. The strike followed the company’s announcement of a restructuring plan. EU regulation gives passengers on a delayed flight the right to compensation of up to 600 euros ($745), depending...
  • UK Moves Submarines Next To Syria, Strikes May Begin As Soon As Thursday

    04/11/2018 2:03:52 PM PDT · by blam · 98 replies
    Stop NWO ^ | 4-11-2018
    Shortly after Theresa May declared that she could act in Syria without approval from Parliament, the Telegraph is reporting that the prime minister has ordered UK submarines to travel within striking range of Syria, and adds that strikes could begin as early as Thursday night. With the US's Truman carrier still a month away, the "coalition" will rely on UK and French ships. US air support will likely also be involved, suggesting that any attack on Syria may be based on a joint UK-French naval operation, with US air support. Meanwhile, as reported earlier, President Bashar al-Assad has already started...
  • French rail workers are striking 2 days out of 5 for the next 3 months

    04/03/2018 10:35:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | April 3, 2018 | Judith Vonberg and Saskya Vandoorne
    Rail workers across France have gone on strike for the first day of a three-month rolling walkout, the latest and potentially biggest battle over labor laws in the country since President Emmanuel Macron took office last May promising to transform the jobs market. Train services have been severely disrupted, with around 87% of high-speed trains and 80% of regional services canceled Tuesday, according to SNCF, France's state-owned rail company. Eurostar services were also affected, with one in four services from Paris canceled. High-speed Thalys trains towards Belgium and the Netherlands were operating almost as normal, but there were no services...
  • Justice puts a bow on the WV teacher pay raise bill

    03/06/2018 3:35:05 PM PST · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A week ago today, Gov. Jim Justice announced a proposed settlement to West Virginia teachers walkout that barely lasted the evening. Today, Justice received cheers as he signed the bill that will lead to an average 5 percent pay increase for educators. The agreement worked out with legislators also applies an average 5 percent pay increase to other state employees. Schools were expected to open again on Wednesday, bringing to an end a statewide strike that caused classes to be empty for nine days straight. “We have to move away from the idea that education is a...
  • Update: Police find man who allegedly held gun while driving by teachers (W.Va)

    03/05/2018 1:19:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | march 5, 2018 | Tessa DiTirro
    MOUNDSVILLE, WV (WTRF) - UPDATE: Officers have found the man who allegedly showed a gun over his steering wheel while driving past teachers who were picketing on Lafayette Avenue, according to Moundsville Police Chief Tom Mitchell. Chief Mitchell says now the issue is the man's intent. Mitchell says the man claims he was carrying a concealed firearm and it was poking him, so he pulled it out to adjust it. They will not release his identity due to the fact that he has not been charged at this time. Chief Mitchell says the public is not in danger. The Marshall...
  • Labor Thuggery at the Supreme Court

    02/27/2018 11:54:38 PM PST · by lowbuck · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 28 February 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Organized labor took off the gloves Monday, warning the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court that freeing public employees from mandatory union dues would lead to strikes and union violence. It was ugly. The Court heard oral arguments challenging laws in 22 states and the District of Columbia that force public employees to pay unions to represent them, even if they disagree with the union's demands and politics. Mark Janus, a child support specialist and public employee in Illinois, claims his First Amendment free speech rights are being violated when he is forced to pay money to a union --...