Yassamine Mather (chair, Hands Off the People of Iran) is interviewed by Mark Fischer (secretary, Hopi) Who is Hassan Rouhani and what does his victory mean for the Iranian working class? from Hands Off the People of Iran on Vimeo.
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
The Islamic republic is bitterly divided at the top and subject to crippling international sanctions. Yassamine Mather analyses the political situation in the run-up to the June 14 presidential poll (First published in the Weekly Worker) On the last available day, ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani arrived at the ministry of the interior to register himself as… Continue reading Boycott the vetted election, not the mass protests!