The plans and role of the ‘Opposition’ in the future of Iran

Written by Jade in 23 June 00

IRAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY

23, 24, 25 June 2000 – Berlin 

Haus der Kirche, Goethestr 26-30, BERLIN GERMANY

Call for Papers

Conference Report

Friday 23 June 2000

  • 12:30    Getting to know ACI
  • 13:00    Keynote Speech

PANEL ONE

An Assessment of Conditions in Today’s Iran

  • 13:30    Hassan Nazih – Ex-chief of Law society of Iran – France,

Referendum for dissolution of the Islamic Republic and the preparation of an Alternative

  • 13:50    Dr Siagzar Berelian – Writer – England,

Dissenting the Present, Discussing the Future

  • 14:10    Dr Asghar Abdi – Researcher – England,

A look at Opposition newspapers out of Iran (Kar & Nimrooz)

  • 14:30    Dr Bahman Niroomand – Writer & Journalist – Germany

The reason behind the formation of reformist trend in the Islamic Republic of Iran

14:50    BREAK

  • 15:10    Dr Jamshid Assadi – University lecturer – France,

Abroad Iranian Opposition: Some distorted sights

  • 15:30    Parviz Dastmalchi – Writer and researcher – Germany

The Dovom Khordad Movement, and Opposition

  • 15:50    Dr Ali Reza Noorizadeh – Journalist and Political Affairs Researcher – England,

A new look at the factions and personalities in the new parliament

16:10    BREAK

PANEL TWO

  • 16:30    Speakers open debate
  • 18:30    Break

PANEL THREE

  • 19:00    Public Open Debate
  • 22:00    End of Day One

Saturday 24 June 2000

10:00    Getting to know ACI

PANEL FOUR

Reform, Overthrow? Presentation of plans and Alternatives

  • 10:30    Organisation of Revolutionary Workers of Iran – Rahe Kargar
  • 10:50    The Union of People’s Fedaian of Iran
  • 11:10    The Organisation of Iranian People’s Fedaian (Majority)
  • 11:30    The Provisional Council of the Iranian Left Socialist
  • 11:50    The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan
  • 12:10    Workers Left Unity
  • 12:30    Organisation of Fedaian (Minority)
  • 12:50    Jebhe Melli Iran – Europe
  • 13:10    Worker Communist Party of Iran

13:30    BREAK

PANEL FIVE

  • 14:30    Speakers Open Debate
  • 18:30    BREAK

PANEL SIX

  • 19:00    Public Open Debate
  • 22:00    End of Day Two

Sunday 25 June 2000

  • 10:00    Getting to know ACI

PANEL SEVEN

Reform, Overthrow? Presentation of plans and Alternatives

  • 10:30    Democratic People’s Party of Iran
  • 10:50    The Constitutionalist Movement of Iran ‘Front Line’
  • 11:10    The Organisation of Iranian National Republican
  • 11:30    Communist Party of Iran
  • 11:50    National Movement of Iranian Resistance
  • 12:10    The Organisation of Iranian People’s Fedaian (Majority)
  • 12:30    Constitutional Party of Iran

12:50    Lunch

PANEL EIGHT

  • 14:00    Speakers Open Debate
  • 15:30    BREAK

PANEL NINE

  • 16:00    Public Open Debate

PANEL TEN

  • 18:30    Conclusion

19:00    END OF CONFERENCE