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Free Mansour Osanloo

Mansour Osanloo believes that Tehran’s bus drivers deserve a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. For that he has been thrown in prison for five years.

Please join us and hundreds of thousands of other people worldwide today who are trying to help Mansour Osanloo, an ex-bus driver beaten and imprisoned for nothing worse than being a unionist.

Osanloo is the elected leader of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, a trade union founded three years ago. Even though the organisation is free, democratic and legal it has been violently attacked by Iranian security forces. As a result of his work Osanloo has been beaten, arrested and had his tongue sliced as a warning against speaking out. He is now being held in Evin Prison in Tehran, where he is in danger of losing his sight in one eye due to a previous beating.

Osanloo and fellow jailed trade unionists are considered to be prisoners of conscience by Amnesty International. By helping us to campaign for his freedom you’ll be standing up for the fundamental human rights of all Iranian citizens, for the many thousands of people around the world imprisoned for trade union activities, and reinforcing all workers'  freedoms.

Read more about the campaign to free Mansour Osanloo.

Download the Free Osanloo leaflet

Free Dr Binayak Sen

Free Dr Binayak Sen

Dr Binayak Sen is a very well known human rights activists in India. He has been jailed by the right wing government in the Indian States of Chhatisgarh since 14 May 2007.


There is a protest movement in India  and worldwide for his release.
On 14 May 2009 in Mumbai there will be a public meeting of workers demanding his release.


Every Monday there are rallies for Dr Sen's release in Raipur, capital of Chhatisgarh.

Stop Sri Lanka’s Genocide of the Tamil People

Stop Sri Lanka’s Genocide of the Tamil People: Hear Tamil women speak

Radical Women Public Meeting

Thursday 23 April, 7:00 pm

Since January 2009, more than 2,000 Tamils have been killed and 7,000 wounded by Sri Lankan troops. More than 200,000 are trapped inside a barren and shadeless 12-kilometre strip of land, without drinking water. Food and medicines are not allowed in. Forced hysterectomies and abortions of Tamil women make the genocidal aim of the Sri Lankan government’s offensive unmistakable. This is another Gaza, but concealed from world view.

Hear from Tamil women about this important freedom struggle. Come and show solidarity by learning about and uncovering the hidden war. Bring your ideas about what we can do to help bring it to an end.

Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick

The public meeting is free. A delicious will be served at 6.30 pm for a $7.00 donation.

For information, contact Radical Women
Tel: 0393880062
Email: radicalwomen@optusnet.com.au


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