Friday, June 26, 2009

Today is the day!

Friday 26th June. International Day of action in solidarity with the people of Iran.

In London: PROTEST ORGANISED BY TUC AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Friday 26 June, 12.30 -1.30pm, Iranian embassy,
16 Prince’s Gate, London SW7 1PT

Against the background of post-election turmoil in Iran, the TUC is joining Amnesty International and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) to organise a protest at the Iranian Embassy this Friday. Please come wearing black if possible.

As part of the Global Solidarity Action Day: Justice for Iranian Workers, we will protest from 12:30-1:30pm opposite the Iranian Embassy, 16 Prince's Gate, London SW7 1PT in Knightsbridge.

TUC International spokesperson Sally Hunt (UCU General Secretary); Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen; and ITF General Secretary Dave Cockcroft will attempt to deliver over 1`6,000 postcards calling on Iran to release jailed Iranian prisoners.

And protesters dressed in black will hold up placards bearing the names of those arrested at trade union demonstrations on May Day last month in Tehran and still not released.

Take action today

Even if you can't join us on Friday (there is a separate action in Newcastle), the TUC is urging British trade unionists to join Amnesty International's Urgent Action for these trade unionists. You can register your protest online.

More details: info@barnettuc.org.uk

Around the world: Lots more
www.justiceforiranianworkers.org

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See previous posts for more Iran links.

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