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Uploaded on Oct 29, 2009
Iran -- What should our position be?
Panel discussion following short presentations on various aspects of Iran's domestic and international politics.
Part 1: Giles Shorter, member of Bristol Stop the War, discusses Iran's international relations and the anti-war movement.
All videos: Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSmkCD... Giles Shorter: Imperialism's interests. Stop the War. Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiY-RY... Ella Rule: History of the Iranian Revolution. Liberation Theology. Ali Shariati (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Shar...). Women. Development. Nuclear weapons. Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTIOIP... Keith Bennett: Influence of the October Revolution. Soviet Azerbijan. Azeri's second largest nationality in Iran. The Great Game. Baku. Stalin. History of Marxism in Iran -- predates October Revolution. Great tradition of Marxism. Tudeh Party - Revolutionary and reformist. China. Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhpw3L... Keith Bennett: communist movement weak and divided -- theological leadership of Iranian revolution almost from outset. Elections and democracy. Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0FlIb... Discussion. Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAhKHh... Ivor Kenna: Holocaust denial? No! Ahmedinajad in fact condemns the historical record of Zionism. History of the Revolution. Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_iggU... Harpal Brar: Lenin and the Bolsheviks. Distinction between imperialist and oppressed countries. Leadership of the working class in imperialist countries. Leadership in the oppressed countries: anti-imperialism can be led by non-communist, bourgeois led movements. While waiting for and supporting the independent action of the working class to lead the struggle, we must not condemn anti-imperialist movements on the basis that they are not communist. Stop the War Coalition and the CPB.