Sunday, 28 October 2007


Mansour Osanloo receives emergency eye treatment

Press area
Mansour Osanloo receives emergency eye treatment

22 October 2007

Following major protests last week the ITF is delighted to have learned that on Saturday Mansour Osanloo received the emergency eye treatment that it, Amnesty International and trade unions worldwide demanded. The ITF says that it hopes that this may be a first step towards more humane and just treatment of the prisoners. The campaign for their release continues.


Teach in - Glasgow 3rd Nov

Iran and the Threat of war
Teach in - Glasgow
3rd Nov 2007- 12.00- 4.00pm

Yassmine Mather: Imperialist aggression and how to confront it

Bridget Fowler: Sociology, Science and Nuclear Weapons

David Mather: Making cars in Iran- Exploitation and Conflict

Terry Brotherstone: Anti Imperialism and solidarity in our time
learning from the mistakes of the past

Christine Cooper: US imperialism in action, Iraqi oil and the
rule of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq

Hamish Wood Building - Room W502
Glasgow Caledonian University

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Iran: Urgent medical treatment required for jailed trade unionist

Prisoner of conscience Mansour Ossanlu, leader of the Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed), was arrested on 10 July 2007. He was previously detained for eight months, from December 2005 to August 2006, and again for a month from November to December 2006 in connection with his trade union activities. He had reportedly been sentenced to five years' imprisonment in May 2007, but was believed to be free on bail at the time of his arrest.

When a delegation of visiting Indonesian trade unionists, and later his wife, tried to visit Mansour Ossanlu at Evin prison on 9 October, the prison authorities claimed that he had been taken to hospital for urgent medical treatment for injuries he had sustained at the hands of the security forces in May 2005. His wife was eventually able to see him on 15 October, when he told her he had received no medical treatment at all.

Friday, 12 October 2007

Your tax dollars at work

Independent on Sunday -Sept 30th

Corporate Social Responsibility
Black gold turns grey as Western giants prepare to draw from the wells

Monday, 8 October 2007

Burmalink campaign

Iraq Union Solidarity Scotland Meeting

Iraq Union Solidarity Scotland Meeting

Monday October 15th
Boyd Orr Building,
Glasgow University,
University Avenue,