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
June 6, for immediate release AS IMPERIALIST THREATS AGAINST IRAN GROW, SECOND UK UNION AFFILIATES TO HOPI Delegates to the June 2-6 Nottingham conference of the train drivers’ union, Aslef, voted unaminously to make their union the second to affiliate to Hands Off the People of Iran in just 2 weeks. They joined the PCS,… Continue reading UK unions take principled stand against war on Iran
Delegates to the May 21-23 conference of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) voted overwhelmingly to affiliate to Hands Off the People of Iran. The PCS is the first national union to support Hopi, which fights: Against imperialist war on Iran For the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of US/UK troops from Iraq and all… Continue reading MAJOR UK UNION TAKES STAND AGAINST WAR ON IRAN
Yassamine Mather from HOPI speaks on Iran and Imperialism at Communist University North on May 3 2008.
Part one Torab Saleth looks at the nature of the Iranian regime and its relationship with the United States. He describes the history of the conflict and goes behind the current media speculation to explain what is really going on in the Middle East.
What sort of solidarity do workers in Iran need? Click here to download the leaflet that we will be distributing on March 6 Supporters of Hands Off the People of Iran will be taking part in the day of action on March 6 to highlight the plight of Iranian trade unionists currently languishing in the… Continue reading Why we cannot politically support the day of action on March 6 2008