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BBC Persian TV debate on Russian involvement in Syria

Featuring HOPI’s Yassamine Mather (in Farsi).

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Useful articles on the Kurdish question

Two articles from the 15th October issue of the Weekly Worker: Fruits of intervention Yassamine Mather surveys the mess that imperialism has created Their Kurdistan and ours Dariush Zand, communist medic

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John McDonnell: honorary president of HOPI now shadow chancellor

Hands Off the People of Iran congratulates Labour’s John McDonnell on his appointment as shadow chancellor. The MP for Hayes and Harlington was a founding member of HOPI and is honorary president of the organisation. He has consistently opposed imperialist intervention in Iran and … Continue reading

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Free Reza Shahabi now!

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Reza Shahabi – an Iranian labour activist member of the executive committee of the VAHED Bus Union – has been on hunger strike for almost 40 days in prison in Iran. According to the latest reports from Tehran, his protest … Continue reading

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Livestream of tomorrow’s HOPI dayschool

While no substitute for being in the room and taking part in the day’s proceedings, a live stream of the HOPI dayschool tomorrow, Saturday 25th, will be accessible online. This is an experiment for HOPI which we hope will be … Continue reading

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eBay auction for HOPI

Between imperialism and a hard place

A number of members and supporters of the campaign have donated clothes and other items to be sold in aid of HOPI. Amongst the donors are an acclaimed Iranian designer who has given many brand new designer clothes. Plus we … Continue reading

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Video: Who is Hassan Rouhani and what does his victory mean for the Iranian working class?

Yassamine Mather (chair, Hands Off the People of Iran) is interviewed by Mark Fischer (secretary, Hopi) Who is Hassan Rouhani and what does his victory mean for the Iranian working class? from Hands Off the People of Iran on Vimeo.

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Boycott the vetted election, not the mass protests!

Hashemi Rafsanjani: last-minute capitalist candidate

The Islamic republic is bitterly divided at the top and subject to crippling international sanctions. Yassamine Mather analyses the political situation in the run-up to the June 14 presidential poll (First published in the Weekly Worker) On the last available … Continue reading

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Moshé Machover: The formation of the Jewish nation

Moshé Machover: nations and classes

(First published in the Weekly Worker) Let me start with a proposition that should by now be a matter of general knowledge: the totality of Jews do not constitute a nation in the modern sense of this term; nor have … Continue reading

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Sexism: Macho culture and the lessons we can learn from the Middle East

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On Wednesday January 9 three members of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), including Sakine Cansız, a founding member of the organisation, were murdered in Paris. There are many theories about who was behind the execution-style killings and most of them … Continue reading

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