Monthly Archives: May 2012

Arash Sadeghi and Hossein Ronaghi on Hunger Strike – Solidarity needed

Below is an article which appeared on the Iranian website Eshterak reporting on the barbaric treatment of two political prisoners. On Thursday May 24th, Arash Sadeghi, Iranian student and political prisoner finally was allowed to receive a visit from his … Continue reading

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Protests to save Lake Urmia

The saltwater Lake Urmia in the Azerbaijan region of Iran is rapidly drying out as a result of bridge construction and ecological factors. But the Iranian government has repeatedly rejected proposals to stop the Lake disappearing.

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Clandestine gay rights rally in Tehran

‘It’s not easy to be gay in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A recent United Nations report decried “harassment, persecution, cruel punishment and even the death penalty.” Because Islamic law requires four adult male witnesses to prosecute sodomy, Iranian police … Continue reading

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Threat of war increases after 5+1 talks collapse

As  Hopi predicted, the so-called “5+1 talks” in Baghdad have not been able to resolve the stand-off between Iran and western imperialism. Both sides cannot afford to “lose face” and are pushing towards war for their own reasons. For some … Continue reading

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We demand the immediate release of Dr. Fariborz Raisdana!

We demand the immediate release of Dr. Fariborz Raisdana! On Monday the 20th of May, Dr Raisdana – academic, leftwing economist and writer – was arrested and sent to the notorious Evin prison. He is a well known intellectual, economist, … Continue reading

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A letter by death row prisoners Zanyar and Loghman Moradi for May 9

Execution is a weapon of choice for the Iranian regime when dealing with trade unionists, leftists, and  Iran’s ethnic minorities. Below we link to a letter by death row prisoners Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, of Iran’s Kurdish minority. After a … Continue reading

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Videos from Hopi’s weekend school

Hopi’s weekend school took place on April 21-22 2012 in London. The rest of the videos will be available soon. For a report of the event, see here: http://hopoi.org/?p=2071

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Audio interview with Yassamine Mather

In-depth interview with Yassamine Mather, chair of the Hands Off the People of Iran (HOPI) with the American ‘Stop Imperialism’. They discuss the geopolilitical issues surrounding Iran ranging from the controversy regarding the nuclear program to Iran’s relations with the … Continue reading

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