Threat of war is real

May 12th, 2019

With Iran partially withdrawing from the nuclear deal and the US imposing yet more sanctions, tensions are rising fast. This is an edited version of an opening given by Yassamine Mather on the political situation in the Middle East A common question journalists ask these days - if they are not asking about Brexit - is ...

Raking in fortunes

March 16th, 2019

It is workers who have been hit the most, writes Yassamine Mather, while those close to the regime have benefited enormously Mehdi Khalaji: doing very nicely, thank you very much We all remember Hillary Clinton’s promise of “targeted sanctions” against Iran’s Islamic republic. They were deployed to ‘moderate’ the Shia government’s regional policies, as well ...

Forty years of inequality

March 16th, 2019

The US administration preferred Islamists to leftists, says Yassamine Mather The masses drove out the shah then found themselves subject to a cruel theocracy Commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the February 1979 uprising in Iran has been marked by dozens of scholarly seminars in Europe, numerous documentaries produced by the Persian-language media, as well the ...

Israel and Saudi Arabia in cahoots

November 17th, 2018

Saudi plans for regional domination are not meeting with much success, writes Yassamine Mather

More than six weeks after the death of Jamal Khashoggi we know a lot more about his tragic plight after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, it is still unclear who ordered his execution, what will be done about it, ...

The Iranian opposition: fishing in muddy waters

November 6th, 2018

Repression and exile have clouded the view of Iranian anti-government forces, writes Mohamad Moein in Tehran
Throughout history governments have faced opposition to their rule and the current period is no exception. These days in Iran , the opponents of the Islamic Republic are known as the opposition. In English speaking countries, the term opposition was ...

HOPI STATEMENT: MAY DAY IN IRAN SUPPORT WORKERS’ STRUGGLES!

July 25th, 2018

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Hands Off the People of Iran has consistently identified the workers of Iran as the solid anti-imperialist force in that country, a force that has shown resilience in opoposition to the religious state . This is the section of Iranian society that the anti-war movement in the west must be a partisan of and ally ...

Podcast about the recent protests in Iran

July 25th, 2018

With HOPI's Yassamine Mather, on Opposition Radio.

No to unprincipled alliances

January 29th, 2018

Iranian workers should be careful about who they associate with, writes Yassamine Mather
In the aftermath of the protests of late December and early January, there is a consensus that the majority of Iranians face a dire economic situation, while the poorer sections of the working class face hunger and complete destitution. Yet exiled royalists and ...

نه به اتحادهای غیراصولی

January 29th, 2018

یاسمین میظر- برگردان: ماهان نوری
در پی اعتراضات دی ماه، اتفاق نظر عموم بر این بود که اکثریت ایرانیان با وضعیت اقتصادی وخیمی مواجه­اند، در عین حال که پایین­ترین لایه­های طبقه کارگر با گرسنگی و فقر کامل دست به گریبان­اند. با این حال، سلطنت­طلبان تبعیدی و در میان شگفتی بخشی از «چپ» مقیم خارج، همچنان اعتراضات ...

Protests by impoverished, hungry Iranians

January 2nd, 2018

There has been a considerable amount of fake news about the demonstrations that started in Mashad and other towns in Khorassan province on the 28th of December 2017. These demonstrations have continued, five days later in Tehran, as well as in many other towns and cities across the country. The protesters are angry and fearless, and ...