The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.
Hunger strikers in Iran's notorious Evin Prison are approaching their third week without food in protest at being transferred to solitary confinement, inhuman prison conditions and violent treatment.
The passing of the anniversary of the June 12, 2009, election, which returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to office, has been marked by intensification of the crackdown on opposition voices in Iran.
With mass protests expected on June 12, the anniversary of last year's fraudulent election, it's important to understand the regime's anti-popular roots and intentions.
WASHINGTON (PAI)--Iranian unions, students and human rights activists readied nationwide protests.
Recent events bring to mind what Britain's Lord Palmerston said in the 1800s: "England has no permanent friends and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests."
International condemnation by trade unionists and human rights activists has greeted the execution of five political prisoners by the Iranian authorities on May 9.
The Tudeh Party of Iran has issued an appeal for solidarity with Iran's progressive and democratic movement, calling the situation "desperate."
Iran's president declared his country can produce nuclear weapons fuel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Iran is becoming a military dictatorship, and the White House grapples with policy options.
People around the world are urged to speak out in solidarity with Iranian campaigners for peace, democracy and social justice.