Cat Rylance gave this speech to the 2012 conference of Stop the War Coalition, on behalf of Communist Students
There are lots of motions here today on Iran and Syria, but ours is different. It spells out some issues that other motions don’t. Namely: the government of Iran is not our friend and is not the friend of the Iranian … read this post
Around 40 people attended last Sunday’s third annual solidarity cricket match between Hands Off the People of Iran and the Labour Representation Committee – and raised well over £500 for Workers Fund Iran in the process.
Bathed in sunshine, the picturesque corner of leafy Islington that was Wray Crescent pitch made for a wonderful cricketing environment. But many were unfamiliar … read this post
James Turley reports on the annual conference of Hands Off the People of Iran
The recent revolts in Egypt, Tunisia and many other parts of the Arab world have had a profound effect on global politics. Given the enormous strategic importance of the region, all manner of political forces will try to turn events to their advantage. The need for … read this post
Ben Lewis reports on the Stop the War Coalition’s annual conference, where underhand methods were once again deployed to reject the affiliation of Hands Off the People of Iran.
Around 300 people attended the very ‘business as usual’ Stop the War Coalition annual conference on October 30. On offer were more or less the same timetable, speakers and motions as … read this post
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 latest brave step by Panahi, … read this post
Wednesday, May 12, 6pm. Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1
With 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.
Jafar Panahi – the well known Iranian film maker – was arrested … read this post
On International Women’s Day (March 8th), women were at the forefront of the fight against the Islamic regime, writes Tina Becker
On International Women’s Day, around 100 people gathered outside the Iranian embassy in London to protest against the repression of women in Iran. Organised by the March 8 Women’s Organisation (Iran-Afghanistan), they heard a range of female speakers, who … read this post
Reports from England, Wales, and Ireland by Ben Lewis, Dani Thomas, and Anne Mc Shane
Friday February 22 saw a successful gig in Stoke Newington, north London, organised by Hands Off the People of Iran. Boredom Riots, Egg Timer and Technosapien entertained a merry crowd and helped us raise over £110 for Workers Fund Iran.
The next day, Hopi … read this post
Chris Strafford reports Manchester Hopi action
On Saturday February 13 Hands Off the People of Iran’s week of action was kicked off at Manchester University with a day school, followed by a fundraising event. Around 35 people attended for some or all of the day.
The first session was opened by Steven Monaghan from the Anarchist Federation and Manchester Hopi, … read this post
Chris Strafford calls for mobilisation, and reports Campaign Iran’s rebranding
On February 3 the Socialist Workers Party-backed Campaign Iran is hosting a meeting in London to discuss the recent mass upsurge in Iran and how sanctions and military threats undermine the movement for positive social change. The speakers include Ali Fathollah-Nejad, billed as a “political scientist and lecturer in globalisation … read this post
Chris Strafford reports on the annual general meeting of Hands Off the People of Iran, where several members of CS were in attendance
On Saturday November 28 around 60 people gathered for Hands Off the People of Iran’s third conference. Motions condemning sanctions and threats of war against Iran and calling for a nuclear-free Middle East were overwhelmingly carried.
The … read this post
Ben Lewis reports on the green movement protest outside the Iranian embassy in London and the positive reception Hopi received
On Monday December 7, Hands Off the People of Iran activists attended a demonstration outside the Iranian embassy to mark Students Day. It was particularly important for those outside Iran to express our solidarity because this year’s commemorations in that … read this post
Moshe Machover, Emeritus Professor at King’s College, Israeli socialist and anti-Zionist, will be speaking. Plenty of time for questions and debate- all welcome…. read this post
Public meeting hosted by Hands Off the People of Iran
7:30pm, Tuesday November 10th
Meeting room K.018, King’s College Strand Campus,
The Strand, London (tube: Temple)