Hands Off the People of Iran campaigns for the lifting of sanctions and against threats of war. At the same time it practises solidarity with socialist, democratic movements fighting Iran’s theocratic regime.

The initiative for HOPI came from a number of Iranian exile organisations in 2005. Since then, a number of British organisations have come on board and Hopi is now supported by groups and individuals from all over the world.

Steering committee

Yassamine Mather, Oxford (Hopi chair)

Yassamine Mather is an Iranian socialist in exile in UK. Her political activities on the Iranian left started in the 1980s in Tehran and later in Kurdistan. In exile, she has been a member of the coordinating committee of Workers Left Unity Iran. She is a member of the Centre for Socialist Theory and Movements (Glasgow University) and acting editor of the journal Critique.

Moshé Machover, London

Moshé Machover is an Israeli socialist, founding member (1962) of the Socialist Organization in Israel (Matzpen).In the 1970s and 80s, he was co-editor of Khamsin, Journal of revolutionary socialists of the Middle East. He is on the Editorial Board of Middle East Forum (formerly Iran Bulletin). He is author of many articles on the Middle East and socialist theory, as well as of several books, including Laws of Chaos: A probabilistic Approach to Political Economy (co-authored with Emmanuel Farjoun), Verso, 1983.

Mike Macnair