The women’s revolt in Iran: where it is and where it’s going – interview
8 March 2023 On International Women’s Day, Shabbir Lakha speaks to Iranian refugee and political activist Aghileh Djafari-Marbini about...
The Socialist Campaign for Democracy in Iran is a grassroots initiative established to support the Iranian people’s struggles for democracy and self-determination and support their fight for basic human rights and social justice. This campaign has been inspired by the courageous women-led protests and revolutionary upsurge sparked by the death of Mahsa Jina Amini in the custody of the Islamic Republic’s “Morality Police”. We firmly believe that this unprecedented and historic uprising which took as its central slogan, “Women, Life, Freedom”, presents the single biggest challenge to the authoritarian and regressive theocratic establishment in four decades of its existence.
Democratic socialists who support the struggle for democracy and social justice in Iran.
Mike Phipps is a Labour Party activist who for many years edited the Iraq Occupation Focus newsletter. He now co-edits the Labour Hub website. His book Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: the Labour Party after Jeremy Corbyn is published by OR Books (2022).
Hosnieh is a consultant anaesthetist at Oxford University Hospitals and Oxford City Council’s first Migrant Champion. She is the co-founder of the Migrant Champions Network hosted by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.
Hosnieh is the daughter of a political refugee and arrived in the UK from Iran at the age of 13. Hosnieh is a trade unionist, a campaigner and an advocate for the rights of displaced people. Her work focuses on removing practical barriers to accessing public services. Hosnieh is also a passionate advocate for universal healthcare nationally and internationally, having campaigned with US colleagues for Medicare For All.
Mahmood Delkhasteh completed his PhD in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2007. He is political activist, writer, specialising in Iranian and Middle Eastern politics, Islam, democracy and human rights. He is also working on a novel, based on his memoir of the revolution, The sparrows of freedom, the untold story of Iranian Revolution.
Aghileh Djafari Marbini is a Labour Party and Iranian political activist. She works for Socialist Health Association and runs a baby bank in Harrow. She has previously worked in the NHS for over a decade.