Archives for the month of: December, 2007

Abjeez is an Iranian music band based in Sweden. Below is the music video to their anti-war track DemoKracy:

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The following Early Day Motion (EDM) was submitted by Labour MP for Islington North Jeremy Corbyn and calls for the government to publicly oppose a military attack on Iran:

IRAN AND THE MIDDLE EAST 18.12.2007
Corbyn, Jeremy

That this House notes the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency-Iran work plan of 27th August and the IAEA’s report of 15th November clarifying and clearing a number of major outstanding issues in relation to Iran’s past nuclear activities; notes the judgement of the recent US National Intelligence Estimate that Iran does not have an active nuclear weapons programme at present; is strongly concerned about the continued threats of a military attack against Iran which could start another catastrophic war in the Middle East; urges immediate, direct and unconditional negotiations between the US and Iran on all points of dispute; and calls on the Government to oppose publicly any military intervention by the US and/or Israel in Iran.

Thursday 13th December 2007, 7-9pm
A panel discussion with Habibollah Peyman, an eminent Iranian Islamic intellectual.

Chair:
Ziba Mir-Hosseini Lond Middle East Institute
Speakers:
Habibollah Payman
Tehran University: ‘Islam and Violence’
Marzieh Mortazi Langroudi
Azad University: ‘Religion and Violence Against women’
Modjtaba Sadria
Agha Khan University: ‘Iranian Modernity and Modernity in Iran’
Roger Hardy
BBC World Service: ‘Iran as a Regional Power’

organised by Campaign Iran
Lecture Theatre, V211, SOAS, Vernon Square, London WC1X 9EL

Speaches from the World Against War conference including from Marzieh Martazi Langroudi (from Mothers For Peace, Iran) and Elaheh Rostami Povey (from Campaign Iran) during the Iran session:

Around 1000 delegates from the global anti-war movement attended the event on Saturday Dec 1st and a declaration was made announcing plans for global demonstrations in March 2008.

Hundreds of people took part in the Day of Action against an attack on Iran across the country on November 24th (November 22nd at universities):

Wandsworth

UCL

Bristol