The image below is from the front cover of the newspaper Keyhan, where it shows that the Ahmadinejad demonstration on Sunday was put through photoshop to replicate parts of the crowd – underlying the regime’s utter desperation. As comrades may recall, the same method was used to produce photos of a rocket launch where one… Continue reading Ahmadinejad and Photoshop
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 televised debates triggered street demonstrations and public meetings. Ironically it was Mahmood Ahmadinejad’s fear of… Continue reading Mass protests in Iran: Death to the Islamic Republic! Victory to the Iranian people!
Older articles February 1979: After the revolution When Ayatollah Khomeini arrived in Tehran on 1 February 1979, a brief period of freedom for Iranians came to an end. Hands Off the People of Iran chair Yassamine Mather looks at the development of the Islamic Republic’s suppression of dissent February 1979: Women of the revolution Thirty… Continue reading More articles
January 2009 Click here to download the leaflet in PDF format Hands Off the People of Iran unreservedly condemns the massacre of Palestinians by Israeli military forces. Air raids on Gaza have killed over a thousand people and a land invasion with tanks and heavy weaponry has created hell for the inhabitants of Gaza. No… Continue reading No to Zionism’s barbaric war!
December 25 2008 Every year, the British television broadcaster Channel 4 produces an alternative to to the Queen’s Christmas speech. In previous years it has been delivered by a fully veiled Muslim woman and Genelle Guzman, a 9/11 survivor. This year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke for seven minutes. He used the speech to condemn… Continue reading Hopi condemns Ahmadinejad’s “Alternative Christmas Message”
Position paper adopted HOPI conference December 13 2008 1. Conference notes: 1:1 That despite the election promises of the new administration in the USA and various pronouncements by its allies, the threat of yet another US-led war in the Middle East has not gone away. On the surface, it seems that a direct military attack… Continue reading The political situation, war and imperialism
November 4 2008 Barack Obama’s victory has enthused millions of people across the globe. But anti-war activists should be careful not to cheer him too loudly. Much was made of his claim to want to meet Iran’s president Ahmadinejad “without preconditions” to sort out the ‘disagreements’. And, after all, both have quite a lot in… Continue reading Barack Obama: has the threat of war gone away?
October 16 2008 Does the current economic crisis and the collapse of banks and financial institutions mean the threat of war against Iran has subsided? We believe that the opposite is true. In the past, capitalism in decline has often turned to external war to solve its problems at home. There are reports that influential… Continue reading Has the threat of war subsided?
John McDonnell- the anti-war movement and challenges faced by HOPI Bill Bowring and Mike Macnair- War, human rights, and humanitarian interventions David Mather and Amir Javaheri Langaroudi – The working class Torab Saleth – The 1979 Revolution and its aftermath Moshe Machover – Iran, Israel, and nuclear weapons Christine Cooper – The effects of sanctions… Continue reading Videos from HOPI weekend school June 14-15
Hopi’s two day school reflects its resonance in the working class. Chris Strafford reports Over the weekend of June 14-15 Hands Off the People of Iran held a successful school, with around 70 people attending some or all of the sessions. All the openings were recorded and will soon be available on the Hopi website.… Continue reading Principled approach to anti-war work