Archives for the month of: January, 2010

IRAN: WHAT LIES AHEAD?
THE MOVEMENT, SANCTIONS AND THE WEST

The exciting, powerful and determined resistance movement, which emerged during last summer’s election fall-out, has created one of the most serious political crises in Iran since the revolution of 1979. And it refuses to go away. Meanwhile, Western leaders talk of increasing sanctions, repeating hypocritical accusations of Iran’s nuclear programme.

Campaign Iran invites you to discuss the challenges ahead for the movement, and how best we can lend support to its potential success, without the interference from foreign powers.

With
Ali Ansari, Professor of Iranian History at the University of St Andrews

Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Political Scientist & Visiting Lecturer in Globalization and
Development, University of Westminster

Lindsey German, Convenor of the Stop the War Coalition

Wednesday 3rd February 7:30pm

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue, LONDON
WC2H 8EP

Map: http://tinyurl.com/yd46uuq

Suggested donation on the door: £1
*Filming not permitted*

Email dontattackiran@campaigniran.co.uk for more info…

Saeed Kamali Dehghan
guardian.co.uk Comment Thu 7 Jan 2010

Extending sanctions and increasing support for external opposition is no solution to Britain’s troubled relations with Iran

The Conservative MP Brian Binley is wrong about Iran. In his article for Cif yesterday, he uses the British government’s handling of the Peter Moore case as proof of its appeasement policy towards the Iranian regime. The Foreign Office can be reproached for denying Iran’s involvement in Moore’s kidnapping, but this doesn’t mean that it has a softly-softly approach to Tehran in general, nor that Britain has “a blinkered view” of Iran’s negative role in the Middle East.

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Saeed Kamali Dehghan
guardian.co.uk Tues 5 January

As an Iranian, my biggest hope for the coming decade in my country is freedom. A free Iran is what many people are hoping for. Freedom was the main goal for many protesters who were killed during the demonstrations after the disputed Iranian presidential election on 12 June 2009. It was also the main dream of Neda Agha Soltan, who became the symbol of Iranian opposition, as well as many other young Iranians who were killed in the protests such as Ashkan Sohrabi, Sohrab Arabi and Kianoush Asa.

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