From Sacha Ismail:
Oppose the Al-Quds Day demo!
Don’t let Iran’s theocracy exploit the Palestinian cause for its own ends!
Solidarity with workers, women and students in Iran!
In 1979 Ayatollah Khomeni, leader of the Islamist counter-revolution which crushed the popular uprising against the regime of the Shah of Iran, called for an “international day of Al-Quds” (ie Jerusalem). This day, supposedly in solidarity with with the people of Palestine, is in fact used to promote international support for Iran’s Islamic republic – a viciously misogynistic, homophobic, anti-semitic regime which is currently engaged in a crack-down against workers, women, students, democrats and left-wing opponents.
In London, we will be counter-demonstrating to say:
*Down with the Islamic Republic, solidarity with workers, women and students in Iran
* No to war, military attacks or sanctions against Iran
* Genuine solidarity with the Palestininians, not anti-semitic demagogy
Come and join British and Iranian trade unionists, socialist, student activists and feminists to make solidarity with workers and other democratic forces across the Middle East – including Palstine, Israel, Iraq and Iran.
Meet 1.45, Sunday 28th September, Piccadilly Circus, London. For more information email
More background info here.