Protests and the bigger picture

This is Yassamine Mather’s introduction to a recent meeting on the protests in Iran- watch the video here. A google-translated Farsi version is here: We are here to discuss recent events in Iran and their national and regional repercussions. The demonstrations have been going on for four months now. The regime has reacted by executing… Continue reading Protests and the bigger picture

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Video of HOPI meeting on Iran protests

Short introduction by Yassamine MatherMoshe Machover speaks about the new ‘theocratic state’ in Israel and the threat of a regional war between two reactionary states , Iran’s Islamic Republic and IsraelMike Macnair speaks of illusions regrading spontaneity and council, and the need for strategy, program, organisation, & unity

Rebuild on solid foundations

Yassamine Mather celebrates the continuing mass protests, recognises their limitations, laments the parlous state of the left and urges unity around the basic principles upheld by Hopi (This article is based on Yassamine’s talk in this video) You would not know from the media that the protests are continuing – they are now entering a… Continue reading Rebuild on solid foundations

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Two statements on the protests (in Farsi)

بیانیه هایی برای تشکیل یک فروم چپ Iran, Third Voice: https://hopoi.org/farsi/farsi-statement-1.html Call for a ‘leftist forum’: https://hopoi.org/farsi/farsi-statement-2.html

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Iran protests continue

Yassamine Mather celebrates the current wave of mass protests, the youth, the bravery. However, lack of serious organisation, coordination and a strategic plan is a real problem that must be addressed The current wave of protests, which started almost two months ago, seem to be getting stronger with every day that passes. They are by… Continue reading Iran protests continue

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Statement on the death of Mahsa Amini and protests in Iran

1- The brutal murder of Mahsa Amini by the police of the Islamic Republic of Iran has led to nationwide protests lasting more than twenty days so far against this crime, against the Islamic Republic and against its mandatory hijab. Women, especially young women and students, have played a decisive role in this uprising. 2-… Continue reading Statement on the death of Mahsa Amini and protests in Iran

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Audio: interview on Iran protests at Counterpunch

HOPI chair Yassamine Mather was invited on another radio show / podcast in the US, Counterpunch. “This time Eric welcomes back Yassamine Mather to discuss the protest movement in Iran and the implications for the government and society. Yassamine explains the origins and class character of the protests, the ways in which the government has… Continue reading Audio: interview on Iran protests at Counterpunch

Something has to give

Mahsa Amini’s killing at the hands of the morality police sparked protests in every province. The young, in particular female students and school students, refuse to be ruled in the old way. However, the Islamic regime seems determined to keep on using mass repression, fear and the cloak of religion, says Yassamine Mather The first… Continue reading Something has to give

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Video: Protests, sanctions and regime change from above

HOPI chair Yassamine Mather takes part in a debate on the wave of protest hitting Iran, along with author Nasrin Parvaz, David Miller (Palestine Declassified), and others. “With tens of thousands of Iranians protesting on the streets, we were joined by three commentators who have been following the events closely – and who have very… Continue reading Video: Protests, sanctions and regime change from above