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, confirmed a media report earlier this week that he would attend the prayers at Tehran… Continue reading Moussavi to attend Friday prayers
Videos of yesterday’s demonstrations on Youtube – in twelve parts: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDFfwKwBDu8&hl=en&fs=1]
Mike Macnair explains why it is now more urgent than ever to fight on two fronts (first published in the Weekly Worker- source) In last week’s issue James Turley charted the responses of the British left to the mass mobilisations in Iran against Ahmadinejad’s ‘re-election’ and to the repression unleashed by the regime. In the… Continue reading Against imperialist war, against theocratic rule
This is the leaflet that Hopi activists gave out at today’s demonstration called by the the International Trade Union Confederation, International Transport Workers Federation, Education International, and the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations. june26protests
Permanent Revolution and HOPI Steering Committee member Stuart King on the largest period of social unrest in Iran since 1979. Following the announcement of “an overwhelming victory” for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the 12 June Presidential election and the defeat of opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, up to a million people poured onto the streets in… Continue reading Iran: first round to Ahmadinejad?
Through his election coup Ahmadinejad has initiated a military-style government, argues Mehdi Kia The Islamic regime in Iran has entered an irreversible turning point. In the first instance, on the morning of June 13 2009 it was fundamentally different from what existed before. At the same time the events of the last two weeks have… Continue reading A Different Regime
Ayatollah Khamenei’s June 19 speech reminded many Iranians of some of the utterances of the shah in the last months of his rule: former president and current chairman of the ‘assembly of experts’ Ali Akbar Rafsanjani cannot be corrupt – he has been the supreme leader’s friend for over 50 years! Everyone in Iran had… Continue reading Beginning of the End by Yassamine Mather