Children of ayatollahs flaunt their wealth

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Three deadly road accidents in one week, involving expensive cars driven by super-rich young Iranians, have dominated this week’s news in Iran – especially after the country’s supreme leader, ayatollah Ali Khamenei, used a meeting with police chiefs to criticise fast-driving, wealthy youngsters. Khamenei said: “I hear that young people from the generation of wealth, […] → Continue Reading Children of ayatollahs flaunt their wealth

Will the deal bring peace?

John Kerry: to the deadline and beyond

Finally, after eight days of intensive negotiations, on April 2 Iran and the P5+1 powers agreed a statement of intent, which will become the framework for the final deal to be signed in June 2015. This does not mean the US administration has decided on a strategy of rapprochement with Iran – the proposed ‘framework’ […] → Continue Reading Will the deal bring peace?

Hopi day school, May 30

Saturday May 30, 11am-5pm The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Rd, London NW1 1HB 

پرگار: آینده دمکراسی BBC Persian

آیا جوامع دمکراتیک دچار بحران دمکراسی نشده اند؟ به این معنا که کیفیت شاخص های دمکراسی در آنها افول نکرده است؟ ولی چرا این موضوع برای کسانی که در جوامع غیردمکراتیک زندگی می کنند باید مهم باشد؟

36th Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution

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BBC Persian  36th Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution

CIA roots of Islamist fundamentalism

Did outrage caused by the provocations of an irreverent magazine provoke the Paris attacks? Yassamine Mather looks beyond this simplistic myth Afghan mujahedin: paid for by Washington first published in the Weekly Worker On Sunday January 11, according to France’s ministry of interior, at least 3.7 million people marched across France to support the freedom […] → Continue Reading CIA roots of Islamist fundamentalism

Yassamine Mather and Paul Mason on “Beneath The Surface” with Suzi Weissman

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Yassamine Mather (chair, HOPI) spoke on the roots of Islamist fundamentalism and the myth that the Paris attacks were caused by outrage from the provocations of an irreverent magazine.

Pargar: debate about Thomas Piketty’s Book

BBC Persian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUbEI6al4cY پرگار: نظریه توماس پیکتی هشتاد و پنج نفر از ثروتمندترین افراد روی زمین، مجموعا یک تریلیون دلار ثروت دارند، معادل ثروت سه و نیم میلیارد نفر از جمعیت فقیر دنیا. آیا چهره ی سرمایه داری …

Review of the year 2014 – BBC Persian Service

Yassamine Mather’s contribution to BBC Persian Service  Review of the year: Iran nuclear negotiations, Afghanistan , The Islamic State and the Middle East, Ukraine صفحه دو آخر سال: مروری بر رویدادهای مهم جهان در سال میلادی ۲۰۱۴ در این برنامه ویژه نگاهی می کنیم به چهار رویداد مهم در عرصه جهانی و منطقه ای، مذاکرات […] → Continue Reading Review of the year 2014 – BBC Persian Service

The masses bear the brunt

John Kerry: to the deadline and beyond

Yassamine Mather assesses the latest extension of negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 powers On November 24, for the second time in a year, Iran and the 5+1 world powers failed to reach an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear programme, and the deadline for finding a ‘comprehensive’ deal had to be extended yet again.