Worker’s Way

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The Worker’s Way
Founded 1978; 39 years ago (1978)[1]
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left

Organization of Revolutionary Workers of Iran – The Worker’s Way (Persian: سازمان کارگران انقلابی ايران – راه کارگر‎, translit. Rāh-e kārgar‎) is a Marxist Iranian political organisation formed in 1978. The organisation has been calling for social justice, human rights and a revolution in Iran; they are considered central left on the Iranian political spectrum.[2]

The organization was founded by a number of ex-Fadaian Marxist activists in July 1979, following the Iranian revolution.[3] Their member -activists changed and abandoned their views on armed struggle and guerrilla warfare while adapting new means of resistance through "public awareness and grass-roots movements".[3]

Some of the well known founding members of this organisation include "Ali-Reza Shokouhi", who was executed in summer of 1982 by the Islamic Republic, "Ali-Reza Tashayod" who was executed in the event of "1988 mass executions of political prisoners in Iran by the Islamic Republic" and "Mohammad-Reza Shalgooni" who currently lives in exile in Germany, he is one of the top analysts of the organisation.[4][5]

Their first official newsletter of Rahe Kargar was established by the name of "Rahe kargar" in early 1979.[6]

They were one of the first Marxist organisations to oppose the Islamic Republic and their authoritarian policies in a famous article by the name of "Fascism: a nightmare or the truth?" published in October 1979.[7] Rahe Kargar was one of the central political opposition organisations in the 1980s and as a result many of their supporters, activists and members were detained or executed in the summer of 1988 by the Islamic Republic.[8] The organisation approximately lost a total of 300 members in the 1980s. Due to heavy losses and serious threats to member lives, the organization is now working in exile. In August 2009 the organization was split on the basis of minor internal disputes.[9]