Solidarity statement from Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Workers Union for students

The passionate presence of the students, these children of workers and toilers, who repeatedly chanted “we are the children of workers; we will stay with them”.

Today these dear ones are still standing by the side of oppressed men and women and are the voice of #Zhina_Aminis in the universities [Zhina is Mahsa’s Amini Kurdish name].

The children of the workers know that the slogan “Women, Life, Freedom” is linked with the slogan “Bread, Work, Freedom”. In October 2018, during the Haft Tappeh workers’ strike demanding “Bread, Work, Freedom”, the council administration issued a sentence of more than 100 years in prison for the strike leaders, in order to silence the voice of the labour movement!! Today, they have taken revenge in other ways to disrupt the link between the slogan “woman, life, freedom” and the slogan “bread, work, freedom”.

As you all know, on Sunday, 2nd of October 2022, the brutal attack on the children of workers in Sharif University began.

We, the workers, toilers and downtrodden of the society will promise you that we will be with our children.

Dear students, suppressing you is suppressing the workers and the oppressed, killing you means killing your hardworking parents, so be sure “brave children”, we are by your side and we will stay by your side.

They have taken away our bread and freedom, and by attacking Zhina…Hadis… and by attacking you, they want to silence everyone’s voice but our shout of anger and hatred against the oppression of the exploiters and dark worshippers won’t be silenced.

Dearest children, mothers and fathers and other noble and freedom-seeking people will not leave you alone!

The Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Workers Union strongly condemns the attack on students.

Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Workers Union considers the arrest and kidnapping of students, beating of students, use of tear gas, use of stun guns, shotguns, and other forms of government violence against students as a clear crime, and the perpetrators should be identified and punished immediately and all those (students) arrested should be released immediately.

We will definitely neither forget nor forgive this crime and other crimes.

Dear children, disgrace the enemies with the slogan, “We are the children of the workers, we will stay by their side”,  the owners of wealth and power with the shout of “Woman, Life, Freedom, bread, work, Freedom”. The future is ours!

Long live the national unity and solidarity of workers

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