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SWP backs the mullahs - official

12 Apr 2007

The Socialist Workers Party-backed Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (Casmii) effectively operates as an apologist for the regime sitting in Tehran, says Eddie Ford

Wales launch

12 Apr 2007

Bob Davies reports on the launch of the Hands Off the People of Iran campaign in Cardiff

Double standards in London and Tehran

12 Apr 2007

In the furore over the capture of British sailors and marines and their theatrical release by Iran's islamic regime, a number of essential points seem to have been forgotten by the British media, and even by so-called anti-war broadsheets, says Yassamine Mather

Gift for militarist faction

29 Mar 2007

Last week, when the militarist faction in the Iranian regime realised they had captured 15 British marines and sailors, it must have seemed like a gift from heaven. Yassamine Mather reports

Change does not come through invasions

29 Mar 2007

Contrary to what some in the John for Leader camp have suggested, John McDonnell himself has unambiguously expressed not only his ongoing solidarity with Iranian workers, students, women and democrats, but his continued support for the Hands Off the People of Iran campaign. Steve Cooke reports

Solidarity with Iran needs a fight on two fronts

22 Mar 2007

Last week, tens of thousands of Iranian teachers went on strike, demanding an increase in their miserable wages and the resignation of the education minister. In Tehran over a thousand were arrested. Tina Becker also reports on the efforts of the Hands Off the People of Iran campaign to get more organisations involved

Confident beginning

01 Mar 2007

Hands Off the People of Iran had its official launch in Covent Garden following the February 24 anti-war demonstration. Anne Mc Shane reports

Will Tehran be next?

22 Feb 2007

Every day the media publish new information about plans for a military attack on Iran and, although many of these stories are simply recounting previous revelations, there is no doubt that the danger of (limited or extensive) military action by the US is now very real. Yassamine Mather reports

Heads in the sand

15 Feb 2007

Yassamine Mather reports on the Stop the War Coalition's Scottish conference - which missed the opportunity to seriously discuss the question of Iran

Defend Iran's workers, not its rotten regime

08 Feb 2007

Over the last two weeks, although Iran is facing a major military attack, protests and demonstrations against harsh economic conditions have escalated within the country. Yassamine Mather reports

Against imperialist war, for Iran workers

18 Jan 2007

Yassamine Mather analyses the latest developments in Iran and takes a closer look at 'Campaign Iran'

Prosecution warning to muslims

11 Jan 2007

At the end of last week, a protester against the publication of cartoons mocking Mohammed and islam (the 'Danish cartoons') was found guilty of soliciting murder and incitement to racial hatred at a demonstration held in February last year. He faces a lengthy prison term. Jim Moody reports

Iran solidarity

04 Jan 2007

Yassamine Mather (Critique editorial group) explains why the campaign 'Hands off the People of Iran' has been set up. To get in touch with the campaign, email nowaroniran@yahoo.co.uk

Founding Statement

04 Jan 2007

Hands Off the People of Iran campaign

Islamists and infidels

30 Nov 2006

Seyyed Ferjani from the Muslim Association of Britain and SP member Jim Hensman debated the rather broad question, 'Which way forward for Britain's muslims?' Not surprisingly, the meeting lacked a certain focus - but also highlighted the SP's confused and inadequate position on democratic questions, says Helen Broadhurst

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