Unlike most American leftists and socialists, these activists presented here represent a clear voice of principled opposition that opposes both imperialism AND theocracy. They come from amongst those who work to keep an independent socialist left not only alive but vibrant, and we are sure they will in the long run shape the ideological direction of the vast movement for social justice that exists inside Iran. Our complete solidarity is with these brave beings!
This is a film of the press conference held on Monday 29th September 2008 with the Iranian student activists Behrooz Karimizadeh and Kaveh Abbasian. Both are leading activists in the Freedom and Equality Seeking Students, a group which is opposed not only to the Ahmedinejad régime but is also opposed to all threats of war, “surgical strikes” and sanctions, which will only serve to undermine the Iranian working class.