Iranian Revolution: 30th anniversary meeting

Iran, February 1979:
A revolution betrayed

The Iranian Revolution is often portrayed as an uprising led by Islamic fundamentalists against the discredited regime of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. This is a misconception. In this public meeting – sponsored by Hands Off the People of Iran, the Socialist Youth Network, CPGB and Communist Students – Torab Saleth (who played a leading role in the revolution) will outline the genuine social dynamics of the mass democratic movement that rose against the Shah and the leading role of progressive women’s and workers’ organisations within it.

Sunday February 15, 6pm
Bertrand Russel Room, Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square (near Holborn). All welcome.

Articles by members of HOPI:

  • Women of the revolution
    Thirty years after the toppling of the Shah in Iran, Hands Off the People of Iran supporter Azar Sheibani looks at how Iranian women have defied the reign of misogynist terror (published on Red Pepper)
  • After the revolution
    When Ayatollah Khomeini arrived in Tehran on 1 February 1979, a brief period of freedom for Iranians came to an end. Hands Off the People of Iran chair Yassamine Mather looks at the development of the Islamic Republic’s suppression of dissent (published in Index on Censorship)

2 responses to “Iranian Revolution: 30th anniversary meeting

  1. charliethechulo

    …I hope that Comrade Saleth will also describe how communitists, secularists, women and democrats have been persecuted, tortured and killed by the Islamic regime?

  2. I’m sure he will. You should come along. There will be plenty of time for discussion and debate.

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