Currently, the military interventions of the Islamic Republic in the region and especially in Syria have become so deadly, and the possibility of military attacks from the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia against Iran have increased so much,  that the Iranian labor movement cannot take a step forward without declaring its open opposition to the militarism of the Iranian state and all these states.

April 12, 2018

Dear honorable members of the Free Union of Iranian Workers,  the Syndicate of Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Workers,  the Tehran Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate, the Association of Electrical and Metal Workers of Kermanshah, the Syndicate of Alborz Painters,  and other labor activists:

We the members of  the Alliance of  Middle Eastern Socialists wish to express our support for your activities, the labor strikes and protests currently taking place throughout Iran, the protests of the Daughters of Revolution Avenue, the struggles of all oppressed women in Iran, and the protests of farmers, teachers, nurses, students, political prisoners, retirees and the unemployed.

The wave of popular protests that began on December 28, 2017 against militarism, authoritarianism, poverty, repression and injustice has attracted the attention of the world. Those young people who previously constituted the mass base of the Islamic Republic expressed their opposition to the military interventions of this regime in Syria, Lebanon,  Iraq, Yemen, and openly targeted the link between militarism , poverty, discrimination and injustice. The continuation of these popular demonstrations in the form of strikes and labor protests, the protest actions of the Daughters of Revolution Avenue and the protests against environmental pollution, gave many the hope that the link between militarism, poverty and discrimination would be raised more and more.

Now,  at a time when the governments of the United States,  Israel  and Saudi Arabia are inte