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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 … Continue reading

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Free Reza Shahabi now!


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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HOPI’s Yassamine Mather on BBC Persian Service

The United States is about to release the frozen cash in some Iranians’ bank accounts, saying Tehran has kept to the interim deal over its nuclear programme. Yassamine Mather was invited to discuss the deal on the BBC Persian Service. … Continue reading

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Video: Latest developments in US-Iran negotiations

HOPI’s Yassamine Mather outlines how the sanctions being eased today actually helped enrich many clerics in Iran.

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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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Behind the liberal facade of Rowhani

Revolutionary Guards: guardians of counter-revolution

Despite the easing of sanctions and the mixed messages in Tehran, writes Yassamine Mather, the Islamic regime is thoroughly committed to the capitalist free market, not the welfare of the masses In the early hours of Monday January 19, centrifuges … Continue reading

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Video: Yassamine Mather on Rowhani in Davos, Iran sanctions, and HOPI Conference


The uneasy agreement between the 5+1 powers and Iran over the country’s nuclear programme has provoked controversy in both countries and an almost hysterically hostile campaign from Israel. In the confusion, some clear facts emerge. University of London Union, Malet … Continue reading

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Video: Third Anniversary of the Arab Spring (فارسی)


 Video of an interview  with Yassamine Mather on the third anniversary of the Arab Spring. BBC Persian Service

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A region in flux

John Kerry: Behind the scenes maneuvering

Yassamine Mather of Hands off the People of Iran examines the failure of political Islam and imperialism’s attempts to adjust its alliances Irrespective of what happens in 2014, the year 2013 will be remembered as a year of historic changes … Continue reading

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Video: The Geneva talks and the implications for the people in Iran

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Video podcast with Hopi chair Yassamine Mather  

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