Secret workers‘ petition against Iran’s failing economy gathers thousands of signatures

02.10.2012                      16.Tischrei. 5773                      Sukkot 2

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Secret workers' petition against Iran's failing economy gathers thousands of signatures

Some 10,000 names were attached to the petition, addressed to Iran's labor minister, as rial hits another all-time-low against the dollar; rare protest suggests growing discontent among working class with economic policies, tightening Western sanctions.

For weeks, a manifesto complaining about Iran's stumbling economy circulated in secret among factories and workshops. Organizers asked for signatures and the pages began to fill up….