Hands off

"Hands off People of Iran" in UK

by Peyvand Khorsandi
Meet political campaigner Benjamin Lewis. On Saturday, the 23-year-old Sheffield university graduate will be taking part in the launch conference of Hands Off the People of Iran (Hopi) in London. Hopi is being set up in response the fact that there is currently no anti-war organization in the UK that stands opposed to the policies of the US government and the Islamic Republic in equal measure. In an age where the naming of teddy bears causes a national outcry, a sober, secular peace organization has its place. And Hopi's list of supporters is impressive. It includes author of No Logo Naomi Klein, comedian Mark Steel, Winnie the Pooh, Paddington Bear, Baloo, Bungle, Yellowstone Park's Yogi, and other members of the Secular Bears United Front. Here, Lewis, who has little time to joke at present but admits to a fondness for bears, explains more about what Hopi hopes to achieve.

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Hands off People of Iran" in UK

by Ben's friend (not verified) on

Benjamin Lewis has proved that the British still have the good old quality they have always proved to have when it comes to justice. No one has opposed Fascism in Europe more than the Brits. As for most Americans, I can't say much more than what Oscar wild said about America.

Dear Ben thank you for your good works and once again you have proved that the Brits are very much different than the rest of Europe. The rest of Europe has a long way to catch up with Britain when it comes to Freedom and justice for others. Let us not forget where the owner of new radical political ideas, such as C. Marks, found a chance to cherish, where else but London. Yet the Brits were wise enough not to take those ideas at face value.

On behalf of many Iranians, I thank you for your work Ben