Ahwaz News Wednesday, June 29, 2016 economy environment labour Sugarcane projects are a disaster for indigenous Ahwazi Arabs, the member of parliament for Falahieh (Shadegan) Majid Naseri said this week in an attack on racism. Naseri criticised the systematic discrimination in employment practices in the Ahwaz region's massive sugar industry that favour non-indigenous populations moved in from other provinces. He attacked the marginalisation of educated and unemployed indigenous Arabs.
The Challenge of Pluralism in Iran June 15, 2016 9:15 AM – 4:30 PM _________________ Please RSVP by June 10, 2016: https://challengeofpluralisminiran.eventbrite.com
Join us for a symposium on the history and aspirations of Iran's diverse population groups. As Iran moves toward reintegration with the global system, the country's rich mix of ethnic religious and cultural minorities are asking for greater national pluralism. The day will be spent discussing the optimal response from democratic governments, media and civil society. Speakers include: • Keynote Address by Mehrangiz Kar, Prominent Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and author of Crossing the Red Line • Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Ibn Khaldun Center • Karim Abdian, Ahwaz Human Rights Organization • M. Hossein Bor, American-Baloch Council • Ava Homa, Kurdish writer, editor and university lecturer • Anthony Vance, Baha’is of the United States • Ali Al-Taie, Sociologist & Author • Elahé Sharifpour-Hicks, Partners for Rights • Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch
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