Hands Off the People of Iran has been accused by some forces in the orbit of the Iran Tribunal of abandoning its central political slogans and effectively becoming an apologist for the Tehran regime. Hopi categorically rejects these accusations. Our opposition to the IT flows precisely from the principles embodied in our founding statement –… Continue reading HOPI: We stand by our principles
Category: Statements / Positions
Quotes: Why we don’t support the Iran Tribunal
Israeli socialist and found of Matzpen, Moshé Machover, believes that some of the organisers and participants have “acted with evident good will, but that is not enough. It often happens that people of good intentions lend themselves out of naivety to be exploited by evil forces. This is a danger that we must always guard… Continue reading Quotes: Why we don’t support the Iran Tribunal
The 7 key arguments against the “Iran Tribunal”
1. Payam Akhavan (chair and spokesperson of the tribunal’s steering committee) has links to organisations that have accepted large amounts of money from the US government 2. The tribunal refuses to take a stand against war and sanctions on Iran 3. Mainstream lawyers and politicians like Sir Geoffrey Nice, John Cooper QC and Maurice Copithorne… Continue reading The 7 key arguments against the “Iran Tribunal”
Make your voice heard: No war on Iran! For regime change from below!
The war drums against Iran are beating ever louder. The new embargo on Iranian oil, to come into force on July 1, is only the latest in a long list of measures imposed by US and EU imperialism. It bans all new oil contracts with Iran, and cuts off all existing deals. Also, all of… Continue reading Make your voice heard: No war on Iran! For regime change from below!
The war against Iran has started
Hands Off the People of Iran unequivocally condemns the ratcheting up of sanctions on Iran in the aftermath of the much-heralded report of the International Atomic Energy Agency on that country’s nuclear capability on November 8. The report did little more than confirm the assessment that Hopi arrived at some time ago: that at worst… Continue reading The war against Iran has started
May Day statement in support of workers in Iran
Over the last year workers in Iran have struggled on several fronts. The subsidy cuts coupled with the crisis in world capitalism are driving living standards down for the majority of Iranians. Basic food stuffs are rising in price at a phenomenal rate, with bread rising a massive 25% and unsubsidised fuel increasing 7 fold.… Continue reading May Day statement in support of workers in Iran
Hopi Annual General Meeting 2011
This successful meeting on February 12 2011 agreed to launch the campaign ‘Free Jafar Panahi and all political prisoners in Iran!’ For a report (first published in the Weekly Worker) , click here For videos of the event, click here For John McDonnell’s speech which launched the campaign, click here Find below information on the… Continue reading Hopi Annual General Meeting 2011
Free Jafar Panahi and all political prisoners in Iran!
At Hopi’s AGM on February 12 2011, John McDonnell MP launched this important new campaign. We will hold a first open organising meeting soon, so please get in touch if you want to get involved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mark on 07950 416 922.
Japan! Do not deport Jamal Saberi
From Persian2English Website Jamal Saberi (full name, Jalal Ahmadzade-Nouei) is a political activist opposed to the current Islamic regime in Iran. After refugee status was rejected for Saberi by the Japanese government, he was arrested, and now he faces deportation to Iran; a move that will no doubt lead to Saberi’s arrest by the Iranian regime.… Continue reading Japan! Do not deport Jamal Saberi
HOPI AGM report
Chris Strafford reports on the annual general meeting of Hands Off the People of Iran On Saturday November 28 around 60 people gathered for Hands Off the People of Iran’s third conference. Motions condemning sanctions and threats of war against Iran and calling for a nuclear-free Middle East were overwhelmingly carried. The conference was opened… Continue reading HOPI AGM report