Monthly Archives: February 2011

Walking for Workers in Iran – Donate Here! Donate Now!

Solidarity

Solidarity

On March 4th five members of the Hands Off the People of Iran Manchester branch will be walking the Bogle, a fifty five mile walk round Manchester. We are walking to raise money for the charity Workers Fund Iran, which was set up in December 2005 with the aim to reduce and relieve poverty amongst Iranian workers (both employed and unemployed) who are victims of the economic policies of the Iranian regime, including mass non-payment of wages. The charity is not aligned to any political organisation. Funds sent to Iran will be distributed amongst the most needy working class families who are facing destitution. We hope the funds will stop families sending their children to the streets as beggars or peddlers and selling their body parts, which is a common practice.

In Iran at the moment, hundreds of thousands of workers are being consigned to poverty by the oppressive Iranian state. Practical solidarity is one of the greatest things we can do for Iranian workers; it helps the revolutionary struggle against the Islamic Republic continue. Give generously!

We are hoping to raise over £300 pounds for the charity. You can donate by going to our Charity Choice page here.
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Hopi Annual General Meeting 2011

HOPI AGM

Lisa Goldman, Chris Strafford and John McDonnell MP

This successful meeting on February 12 2011 agreed to launch the campaign ‘Free Jafar Panahi and all political prisoners in Iran!’

  • For a report (first published in the Weekly Worker) , click here
  • For videos of the event, click here
  • For John McDonnell’s speech which launched the campaign, click here

Find below information on the motions that were passed and who is sitting on our new steering committee.

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Videos: HOPI AGM 2011

Please click on the links to view the videos:

Mark Fischer (Hopi secretary) opens Hopi AGM 2011

Wikileaks, war and revolution – Moshe Machover

Wikileaks, war and revolution – Mike Macnair

The situation in Iran – Ruben Markarian (Rahe Kargar)

The situation in Iran – Yassamine Mather

John McDonnell launches campaign ‘Free Jafar Panahi and all political prisoners’

February 14: films about the protests in Iran

Tens of thousands of people defied a ban by the Islamic regime and protested on the streets of Iran on February 14 2011. The Iranian people are protesting in solidarity with the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt – now they want their own dictator and the whole regime to go.

Some films we have been sent by comrades in Iran:

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Free Jafar Panahi and all political prisoners in Iran!

ahm2011At Hopi’s AGM on February 12 2011, John McDonnell MP launched this important new campaign. We will hold a first open organising meeting soon, so please get in touch if you want to get involved. Email office@hopoi.info or call Mark on 07950 416 922. Continue reading

40th anniversary of the Siahkal uprising

The BBC Persian service has featured an hour long documentary about the Siakhal uprising instigated by Iran’s Fedayeen in 1971.

Mohammd Reza Shalgouni defends the left wing of the Fedayeen, and
Khaligh of the Fedayeen majority represents the right. The video is 52 minutes long and is in Farsi.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/tv/2010/02/000000_ptv_pargar.shtml