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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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Show trials and apologetics

Just as Iranian ex-leftwingers in the west call for reconciliation between the two wings of the Islamic regime, the ruling faction clamps down on its rivals. Yassamine Mather reports The Stalinist show trial of Saturday August 1 – when a … Continue reading

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Numerous Videos from July 17 Protests

For some excellent video coverage on YouTube, follow the link to the Hamounism Blog

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Rafsanjani's Full Speech

From the LA Times As far as the occasions of the week are concerned, the most important occasion was the death anniversary Imam Kazem, our seventh [Shiite] imam, who was one of our most oppressed imams who experienced much hardship. … Continue reading

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Protest at Tehran University

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Defying the stringent security measures taken by the regime, large crowds gathered outside Tehran Uni today. From what we can gather,¬†Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s ‘Friday Prayers’ speech sought to avoid controversy as much as possible, but he did keep referring … Continue reading

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Moussavi to attend Friday prayers

From Reuters India: TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi will attend Friday prayers this week in his first official public appearance since last month’s disputed election, a statement on his website said. Mousavi’s statement, posted late on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Mass protests in Iran: Death to the Islamic Republic! Victory to the Iranian people!

Yassamine Mather, Hopi chair, looks at the social upheaval englufing Iran and the tasks of internationalists The election campaign of the four presidential candidates was largely ignored by the majority of the population until early June, when a series of … Continue reading

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