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Hunger strikers win review

17 May 2011
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has agreed to review the case of three Kurdish Iranian asylum seekers who mounted a 37‑day hunger strike outside its headquarters in Croydon.

Will the Home Office let six refugees die?

03 May 2011
Six Kurdish Iranian refugees are on hunger strike in London in protest against British government plans to deport them to Iran.

Crackdown in Iran could spark a new movement

01 March 2011
The revolutions in the Middle East have not only revealed the hypocrisy of Western governments—they have also demonstrated the double standards of Iran’s conservative leaders.

Revolution: an idea whose time has come

22 February 2011
The great storm of revolt that began in a small town in Tunisia now sweeps from Morroco across thousands of miles of North Africa and the Middle East through to Iran, as this map shows.

Iran's revolution

22 February 2011
The US is reeling after revolution threw out one of its major allies, Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. For the American ruling class, the revolt invokes terrible memories of Iran in 1979—where a revolution brought down Iran’s ruler, the Shah.

Iran’s protests show up the hypocrisy of the West

15 February 2011
Protests for change have erupted in Iran—and are facing government repression.

Free Iranian trade unionist Reza Shahabi now

13 December 2010
Trade unions across the world, including the TUC, are calling for solidarity with Iranian trade union leader Reza Shahabi, who has been on hunger strike since 4 December in protest at his continuing imprisonment.

Don't deport Vahidi family to Iran

18 August 2010
The Home Office plans to deport a 17 year old Manchester College student and his family to Iran on Friday.

Women Without Men - a picture of Iranian society in turmoil

15 June 2010
Set in 1953 Iran, against the tumultuous backdrop of a CIA-backed coup, this film traces the stories of four women struggling to cope with their place in society in Tehran.

The West gives Israel a passport to kill

23 February 2010
Ask yourself a question when considering the news that an Israeli hit squad used British passports during the assassination of a Hamas leader: What would the reaction of the British government have been if Iranian agents had used such documents in order to eliminate an opposition leader living abroad?

Reveal - rapping in Iran

19 February 2010
Reveal, from the hip-hop outfit Poisonous Poets, was the winner of the 2000 UK Freestyle Championships. He will be performing at the Beats Beat Sanctions fundraiser in aid of Campaign Iran next week.

Blair: No regrets and I’d bomb Iran

02 February 2010
"The decision I took—and frankly would take again—was if there was any possibility that he could develop weapons of mass destruction we should stop him.

Meeting to discuss Iran, Wednesday 3 February

01 February 2010
IRAN: WHAT LIES AHEAD?THE MOVEMENT, SANCTIONS AND THE WEST

Britain's hypocrisy over Iran

05 January 2010
Foreign secretary David Miliband has posed as a friend of the movement, calling on the Iranian government to "respect human rights".

Iran's movement is back on the streets

05 January 2010
The opposition movement that emerged after Iran’s presidential election last June has defied the government clampdown by using official events to organise mass demonstrations.

Iran protests break out again

08 December 2009
Protests against June’s disputed Iranian election results broke out again this week.

Hypocrisy over threats against Iran's nuclear programme

29 September 2009
The threat of war against Iran stepped up last week as Barack Obama warned he will not rule out military action unless Iran agrees to "come clean" on its nuclear programme.

Iranian refugees in Calais: ‘The Basij crushed my fingers’

29 September 2009
One activist agreed to take us to a secret location near Calais university, where a group of Iranian students were hiding.

Iranian clampdown continues against activists

28 July 2009
Isa Saharkhiz, a leading pro-reform journalist and political analyst in Iran, has been arrested and his ribs broken under interrogation, according to information sent to Socialist Worker.

Still taking to the streets in Iran

21 July 2009
More than 100,000 people took to the streets of Tehran on Friday of last week in the biggest show of defiance since a crackdown on mass protests against elections widely thought to be rigged.

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