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February 1979: After the revolution
When Ayatollah Khomeini arrived in Tehran on 1 February 1979, a brief period of freedom for Iranians came to an end. Hands Off the People of Iran chair Yassamine Mather looks at the development of the Islamic Republic’s suppression of dissent

February 1979: Women of the revolution
Thirty years after the toppling of the Shah in Iran, Hands Off the People of Iran supporter Azar Sheibani looks at how Iranian women have defied the reign of misogynist terror

Dogs, Fleas, Pigs ..and Sean Matgamna
Vicky Thomson

Nothing in common with those who excuse war
Interview with a leading member of Iranian Students for Freedom and Equality

Abominable Warmongering Left
Moshé Machover

Learn the lessons of the Fedayeen
Yassamine Mather

Lies, Obfuscation and Utter Nonsense
Tami Peterson

News Update: AWL leaders are still liars
Vicky Thomson

Excusing nuclear Armageddon
Mark Fisher and James Turley

We don’t want war,” say the AWL. “But if Israel attacks Iran, who are we to condemn it?
Vicky Thomson

Sons of Imam Matgamna
Yassamine Mather

Latest negotiations: war by other means
Following the Geneva talks, the threat against Iran is as real as ever, argues Ben Lewis

Tehran changes reflected in anti-war movement
Ben Lewis looks at the newly formed National Peace Council in Iran and warns against tailing such a supine political initiative

Dancing to the US tune
Suddenly, the SWP-backed Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran has no problem in criticising the Iranian government, writes Nick Jones

Third campism is a stinking corpse
James Turley argues that the left, rather than twisting words, must approach defeatism creatively

No Friends of Women
Yassamine Mather continues her discussion of political islam by examining the women’s movement in Iran, its achievements and contradictions

Communists for the imam’s line

Yassamine Mather continues her discussion of political islam. In this article she describes how the left’s illusions in Tehran’s ‘anti-imperialist’ foreign policies played into the hands of enemies of the working class

Sanctions hit workers, not theocratic regime

Yassamine Mather reviews the effect of US and UN moves against Tehran

Donkey economics and islamic martyrdom
Yassamine Mather looks at the theocracy’s political economy

Responding to Workers Power on HOPI

Behind the lies of Petraeus
What is the truth about Muqtada al-Sadr’s connections with Iran?
Yassamine Mather looks at al-Sadr’s pragmatic opportunism and puts the record straight

Basra shows anti-occupation momentum is growing
What lies behind the spin about the Iraqi ‘government’ attempting to take back control of Basra? Mike Macnair examines the issues.

Allying with imperialism
Hopi attends, but does not endorse pro-imperialist protest. Mark Fischer reports.

Bringer of death, destruction and disorganisation
March 20 is the fifth anniversary of the US-led invasion. Mike Macnair examines the features of present-day US imperialism and sets out once again the basic tasks of the workers’ movement

Galloway’s Iranian propaganda?
The Respect MP has turned on supporters of gay rights in Iran and falsely accused us of warmongering, says Peter Tatchell

Defence of ‘western interests’
Hopi’s Yassamine Mather trounces Nick Cohen in debate, reports Mark Fischer

New Sanctions and More U.S. Threats Against Iran
By Larry Everest

Iran: No let up in US threats
Problems facing the peoples of Iran and West Asia are rooted in the contradictions of 21st century world capitalism, says Yassamine Mather

Preparing for the Hopi launch conference
Interview with Ben Lewis, member of the steering committee of Hopi

When Che’s Children Went to Iran
by Reza Fiyouzat

Who REALLY Holds the People of the World Nuclear Hostage?
Why a U.S. Attack on Iran Must be Stopped.
In his infamous “Axis of Evil” 2002 State of the Union address, Bush put Iraq and Iran in the bullseye of the next phase of the “war on terror.” He outlined what were to become the whole set of concocted lies about Iraq’s “WMDs”—lies used to justify a war that has brought about—according to documented estimates—over a million deaths and created four million internal and external refugees.

Political Islam in the Service of Imperialism
by Samir Amin. All the currents that claim adherence to political Islam proclaim the “specificity of Islam.” According to them, Islam knows nothing of the separation between politics and religion, something supposedly distinctive of Christianity.

The 1979 revolution and the failures of the left
This document was written in early 1983 by Saber Nikbeen, (Torab Saleth) then a member of the International Executive Committee of the USFI (United Secretariat of the Fourth International, the most well-known leader of which was Ernest Mandel), as part of the pre-world congress discussions. The author of this document was very critical of the USFI for a de facto support of a grouping that had  illusions regarding  the Khomeini regime.

Filling a political gap
November 1 2007. Yassamine Mather of Hopi spoke to Mark Fischer after the Stop the War Coalition conference on October 27 2007

Lies cannot stop imperialists
In her speech to the October 27 conference of the Stop the War Coalition, Somaye Zadeh of Campaign Iran tried to counter the imperialist lies about the Tehran regime with misinformation of her own. Yassamine Mather insists upon the truth

Ditch the strategic illusion
Pro-Tehran apologetics in the Stop the War Coalition represents a kind of nostalgia for the ‘anti-imperialist front’, writes Mike Macnair

For principled solidarity
Unite in opposition to both imperialist war and theocratic rule, says Yassamine Mather

America’s Bleeding “Cakewalk”
March 2007. The campaign of misinformation by the Bush administration is already under way against Iran, writes Cyrus Bina

From Stealing to Robbing: A Post-Script to “No Blood for Oil!”
a talk given by George Caffentzis at Stony Brook University on March 27, 2003

Making Cars in Iran: Working for Iran Khodro
April 2007. Critique article by David Mather, Yassamine Mather & Majid Tamjidi

US ‘double or quits’ – Mike Macnair
March 16 2006. Three years after the invasion of Iraq, and with Iran now in US sights, ‘Out now!’ must still be our main demand, writes Mike Macnair

Defiance grows
May 3 2007. Immediately after the London May Day demonstration, Hands Off the People of Iran held a public meeting near Trafalgar Square. Hopi activist Torab Saleth introduced the discussion

Double standards in London and Tehran – Yassamine Mather
April 12 2007. In the furore over the capture of British sailors and marines and their theatrical release by Iran’s islamic regime, a number of essential points seem to have been forgotten by the British media, and even by so-called anti-war broadsheets, says Yassamine Mather

Will Tehran be next? – Yassamine Mather
February 22 2007. Every day the media publish new information about plans for a military attack on Iran and, although many of these stories are simply recounting previous revelations, there is no doubt that the danger of (limited or extensive) military action by the US is now very real. Yassamine Mather reports

Mobilise the dispossessed – Mehdi Kia

Not a mistake but a state crime – Mike Macnair

Heads in the sand – Yassamine Mather on the Stop the War Coalition’s Scottish conference

Defend Iran’s workers, not its rotten regime – Yassamine Mather

Against imperialist war, for Iran workers – Yassamine Mather

Bush ups the ante – Mike Macnair

Yassamine Mather explains why the campaign Hands Off the People of Iran has been set up

Imperialism and method – Mike Macnair

Imperialism versus internationalism – Mike Macnair

Imperialism lives on – Mike Macnair

Secrets and lies – Mike Macnair

Political Islam’s Relation to Capital and Class – Ardeshir Mehrdad and Yassamine Mather Journal Critique

Bitter Reality of political Islam: Lessons of 26 years of Islamic Power in IRAN – text of Yassamine Mather’s Yurukoglu lecture

Middle East: Imperial assault and tasks for the left – Ardeshir Mehrdad interviews Alex Callinicos

Political Islam – Capital and Class – Ardeshir Mehrdad and Yassamine Mather
Variant 25 Spring 2006

Middle East:Cradle or grave of the Empire – Ardeshir Mehrdad
‘Ahmadinejad – Myth and Reality’ Variant Autumn 2006

Iran’s workers need support Weekly Worker 639

Deliberate mistake? Why did Iran’s president demand that Israel be “wiped off the map”?

Against war, for workers’ rights Weekly Worker 623

Sabre-rattling threats – Weekly Worker 593

Workers Left Unity Iran – The anti war movement, Hezbollah and the issue of political freedoms

Fearing for the worst Weekly Worker 583

Dangerous adventure – Iran’s Nuclear industry

Basra quagmire – Yassamine Mather – Weekly Worker 613

The fake left looks to change from above Weekly Worker 582

Alliance Against War in support of Iranian workers’ struggles May 2006 – published in Variant and Workers Weekly

Workers Left Unity Iran calls for participation in 18 March Worldwide protests against the war

Reject sanctions and the mullahs

Open letter to the anti-war movement from Workers Left Unity Iran

La guerre et les luttes de classe Yassmine Mather – À L’Encontre

Conference Papers

Marxism Fringe July 2006 London University – The need for genuine working class internationalism, in particular when it comes to the question of Iran. Yassamine Mather


Empire and Beyond ,University of Leeds,Organised by The Conference of Socialist Economists, Capital and Class – ‘Car Workers in Iran – exploitation and conflict’ David Mather

Socialisti Parti (4th International) Sweden
Gutenberg April 2006
The anti war movement should support the struggles of Iranian workers


Iran Discussion – Human Rights Film Festival Scotland – Sat 14 Oct 2006
Yassamine Mather ‘The practical solidarity of the anti-war movement should be directed primarily towards the Iranian people and in support of the daily struggles of Iranian workers for the right to survive.’

Centre for Socialist Theory and Movements – Glasgow University
Anti Imperialism and the true nature of political Islam. February 2006

Marxist Forum Scotland – June 2006 – Strathclyde University
Criticism of the antiwar coalition case of Iran
Speaker: Workers left Unity – Iran

Don’t attack Iran, Bring the Troops Home – Scottish Coalition Against the War
15 February : Speaker – Workers Left Unity – Iran

Students Against War – Feb 21
Speaker: Workers Left Unity – Iran

Meetings in Germany

Achse der friede
Speaker: Nader Sadeh

Marxistische initiative
Speaker: Nader Sadeh

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