This saturday I’m playing cricket to raise money for Iranian workers. Come down! You get the added bonus of laughing at me while I try and slog the ball and get bowled out.
Hands Off the People of Iran play the Labour Representation Committee in 30 overs of cricket with John McDonnell MP and Attila the Stockbroker leading the two teams – all in order to raise as much money as possible for the Iranian workers’ movement.
We have set ourselves the target of 1,000 pounds but are quietly confident that we can ago well above this if we put our minds to it and draw in as many of our vast supporters as possible. Such funds are absolutely central to our comrades in Iran organizing in the most difficult of situations and now facing a hugely repressive crackdown on their protests and rallies.
This is why it is absolutely vital that the workersâ€™ movement in this country organizes material and ideological solidarity. The working class needs its own foreign policy linking the workersâ€™, womenâ€™s and studentsâ€™ struggles in Iran with those in this country and elsewhere. So, we need need your help to get this event off the ground and to hopefully make it so successful that there will be many similar events for years to come!
If you come you not only help raise money but also get to meet some excellent left-wing bloggers (excl myself obviously). Stroppybird has more on that.
This Saturday afternoon, in Walthamstow
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