Hands Off the People of Iran congratulates Labour’s John McDonnell on his appointment as shadow chancellor. The MP for Hayes and Harlington was a founding member of HOPI and is honorary president of the organisation. He has consistently opposed imperialist intervention in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East, as well as supporting movements for democracy from below. We… Continue reading John McDonnell: honorary president of HOPI now shadow chancellor
The danger of a new war in the Middle East is increasing every day. The war drums are beating ever louder, especially in Israel. Hands Off the People of Iran is hosting this weekend conference in order to highlight the dynamics behind the sabre rattling.
August 29 will once again see Hands Off the People of Iran play the Labour Representation Committee in their annual solidarity cricket match to raise £1,500 for the charity Workers Fund Iran, which raises money for Iranian workers. (workersfund.org). In the face of an enormous political and economic crisis, a new round of UN sanctions… Continue reading LRC vs HOPI: Solidarity Cricket Match – August 29
Ben Lewis reports on the campaign to free the outspoken film maker imprisoned by the Iranian regime Activists in Hands Off the People of Iran have been informed that Jafar Panahi, the internationally acclaimed film maker who has been incarcerated for over two months, has begun a hunger strike in Evin prison. This is the… Continue reading Panahi stages hunger strike
Over one hundred people attend solidarity screening of arrested Iranian film maker Jafar Panahi’s Offside at Soho Theatre. May 12 saw a well-attended solidarity solidarity screening of Jafar Panahi’s best known film, jointly organised by Hands Off the People of Iran (Hopi) and the Labour Representation Committee. The event is part of a series of… Continue reading Over one hundred people attend solidarity screening of arrested Iranian film maker Jafar Panahi’s Offside at Soho Theatre.
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’
The August 1 solidarity cricket match for Iranian workers was an extreme success and raised just over 1000 pounds for our comrades in Iran. Here are some videos taken by John McDonnell MP who captained the LRC on the day. John McDonnell commentating on the Hopi vs LRC cricket match: The HOPI Cricket Team:
Solidarity meeting hosted by Hands Off the People of Iran Saturday July 4, 17.10 Room 3B University of London Union, Malet Street Speakers: John McDonnell MP Yassamine Mather (HOPI Chair) Socialist Workers’ Party (invited) Socialist Party (invited) Iranian society is convulsed by a political crisis on a scale not seen for over a decade. Masses… Continue reading Iran 2009: Society in Rebellion – Meeting this Saturday!