The Iranian elections are a travesty Supporters and apologists of Iran’s Islamic Republic in Respect,1 Counterfire2 and the Socialist Workers Party3 have in the past told us that Iran is not a dictatorship. It has democratic elections to determine the president and the composition of its parliament … The regime’s 11th presidential elections have demonstrated… Continue reading Iran: Election farce exposes regime’s crisis
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”
Norman Paech, a prominent member of the German left Party Die Linke, has joined others in withdrawing his support for the Iran Tribunal after approaches from supporters of Hands Off the People of Iran, reports Tina Becker This is an edited version of an article recently published on the website of the German magazine Hintergrund.[i]… Continue reading Iran Tribunal: ‘Impossible to continue support’
We demand the immediate release of Dr. Fariborz Raisdana! On Monday the 20th of May, Dr Raisdana – academic, leftwing economist and writer – was arrested and sent to the notorious Evin prison. He is a well known intellectual, economist, social activist and member of the Iranian writers’ association. He has published several books and… Continue reading We demand the immediate release of Dr. Fariborz Raisdana!
Video: ‘The Arab revolution – back on the agenda’ Speakers: Mohammad Reza Shalgouni (Founder member of the Revolutionary Workers of Iran (Rahe Kargar)) and Moshé Machover (Israeli socialist) At Communist University 2011, comrade Machover discussed the state of the revolutionary upheaval in the Arab speaking world. While the revolt in each country has its specific… Continue reading Video: ‘The Arab revolution – back on the agenda’
Please click on the links to view the videos: Mark Fischer (Hopi secretary) opens Hopi AGM 2011 Wikileaks, war and revolution – Moshe Machover Wikileaks, war and revolution – Mike Macnair The situation in Iran – Ruben Markarian (Rahe Kargar) The situation in Iran – Yassamine Mather John McDonnell launches campaign ‘Free Jafar Panahi and… Continue reading Videos: HOPI AGM 2011
Tens of thousands of people defied a ban by the Islamic regime and protested on the streets of Iran on February 14 2011. The Iranian people are protesting in solidarity with the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt – now they want their own dictator and the whole regime to go. Some films we have been… Continue reading February 14: films about the protests 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.
Jafar Panahi says at the moment he has little hope of making another film, all he can do is produce a film in his head but he adds “I will have to make a film, that is my life.” He is eager to thank all those who called for his release, film directors, actors, theatre… Continue reading Dreaming is a crime: Jafar Panahi on his detention
With comedy from Shappi Khorsandi and an introduction by John McDonnell MP. The event is co-sponsored by the Labour Representation Committee (click here to read their letter, urging support for the event). For details of screenings in Glasgow and Manchester, click here) Wednesday, May 12, 6pm. Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1 Jafar Panahi… Continue reading Solidarity screening of ‘Offside’