Quantcast

Monthly Archive: June 2009

Jun 30 2009

Ashkan killed by Iranian forces on the same day as Neda

Ashkan Sohrabi is another young person killed by the Islamic regime of Iran on June 20 – the same day as Neda was killed. He was shot thrice in the chest and died on the way to the hospital. He has been buried in Behesht e Zahra cemetary section 257, row 50, number 19.

Jun 30 2009

Maryam on BBC’s Woman’s Hour today

To listen to my interview on BBC’s Woman’s Hour on banning the burka, click here.

Jun 29 2009

Stand by me…

To see video sung in Farsi/English in support of Iranian people, click here.

Jun 29 2009

Under the veil of repression

Tyranny and repression unavoidably depict an inverted and distorted picture of the political realities of society. The fall of dictatorial regimes has always produced outcomes other than what the political observers had expected according to their previous observations. It is quite understandable that in a repressed atmosphere the true character, power and programmes of political …

Continue reading »

Jun 26 2009

Join June 26 Demos today in solidarity with workers and people of Iran

For details on the various demonstrations on June 26, click here. Some of the demonstrations are listed below. They will be held at consulates and embassies of the Islamic Republic of Iran: London, UK, 12:30, 16 Princes Gate, London SW7 IPTThere is also a march organised on Saturday 27 June beginning at 2pm at the …

Continue reading »

Jun 26 2009

Did you know in Iran…

* During the past two weeks, millions of people have come out on to the streets of Tehran and other cities for freedom and an end to the Islamic regime in Iran. * Their protests are not about the farce of an election; elections in Iran are neither fair nor free. There are no basic …

Continue reading »

Jun 25 2009

Ban the Burka?

Yes please… To hear why, watch BBC 1 TV breakfast programme at 740am, or listen to BBC Humberside. I am on from 47:00-58:00 minutes. Here is an article entitled ‘what’s all the fuss about the veil,’ in case you want to read more. Also read, ‘beyond the veil.’

Jun 23 2009

Call to action on June 26 in solidarity with the people of Iran

Neda Agha-Soltan, the 27 year old shot in the chest by the Islamic regime of Iran’s Baseeji security forces on June 20 died before our very eyes. We witnessed her last breaths; and felt the rage of the millions on the streets of Iran. In an interview with Persian media, her fiancé, Caspian Makan, said …

Continue reading »

Jun 23 2009

Neda wanted freedom for everyone

Neda Agha-Soltan, who was shot dead by the Islamic regime of Iran’s security forces on Saturday 20 June, wanted freedom for everyone. In interviews with the press, her fiancee, Caspian Makan, said ‘Neda was never supportive of either group [referring to the factions in the regime]. She wanted freedom; Freedom for everyone.’ Her murder has …

Continue reading »

Jun 22 2009

Continue to send solidarity messages to the people of Iran

Read some of the solidarity messages we have received so far. Send your messages to us so we can read it out on New Channel TV. They need your solidarity and support!

Jun 22 2009

They killed Neda! We will overthrow these murderers!

Jun 21 2009

Khamenei is reponsible for Neda’s murder

Neda, a young woman who was watching the protests in Tehran yesterday morning was shot dead by the regime’s baseeji militia. Yesterday, along with Neda, 30 others were killed and 300 wounded. There are reports that the security forces were arresting the wounded from their hospital beds. Ali Khamanei is personally responsible for Neda’s death …

Continue reading »

Jun 20 2009

Latest developments in Iran

Read or watch latest developments in Iran, here.

Jun 19 2009

Khamenei threatens naked force; WPI calls for an escalation of protests in Iran

To read the latest on protests in Iran, click here.

Jun 19 2009

Isolate the regime

My letter to the editor was published in the Evening Standard on June 17, 2009. Here is the full letter I sent in: Today, ‘elections’ are not the real issue at hand in Iran. Everyone knows that elections are neither fair nor free there. There are no basic political freedoms and right to organise. Candidates …

Continue reading »

Jun 17 2009

You know us; support us!

People of the world! We are your neighbours, friends, lovers, colleagues, and comrades. You know us. We have lived together and fought together – whether for labour rights, against Sharia, for civil rights, asylum rights, against executions and stonings, against cultural relativism, against faith schools and apostasy laws, for freedom of expression, rationalism and secularism, …

Continue reading »

Jun 17 2009

Iran: At least 21 killed and hundreds wounded

From the WPI Press Centre: Last night professors of Tehran University started a sit-in at the university in protest to the attacks of security agents on Sunday night on students. The security forces used chains, daggers, threw students out of second floor windows and fired shots and killed 5. Their names are Fatemeh Barati, Kasra …

Continue reading »

Jun 16 2009

Interview with Hamid Taqvaee on ‘election’ theft and revolution in Iran

To see Maryam Namazie’s interview with Hamid Taqvaee for WPI’s Press Centre, click here. Questions he responds to include: was there ‘election theft,’ is this a ‘green’ revolution as the Guardian calls it; what the WPI is calling on the people of Iran to do and what we expect from people across the world.

Jun 16 2009

People’s protests continue

The WPI’s Press Centre has received news that up to 150,000 people gathered in front of the Islamic Republic’s News Agency headquarters in northern Tehran in protest despite the request by all factions of the Islamic regime of Iran to refrain from doing so. The crowd is still there. Right now at around 11.30pm Tehran …

Continue reading »

Jun 16 2009

WPI’s leaflet no. 1: Remove your veils!

Freedom-loving and resisting women In the ensuing demonstrations and the climate of protest which has engulfed Iranian society, remove your veils and break the walls of gender apartheid. The hijab is solitary confinement and the most important symbol of the segregation of the sexes and women’s absolute lack of rights. It is time to effectively …

Continue reading »

Older posts «