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In the US, the ultra militant, pro Cuba and North Korea Workers World Party is taking a leading role to coordinate the demonstrations.
U.S.-based anti-imperialist and anti-war organizations have called for protest demonstrations to stop U.S. aggression aimed at Iran on Feb. 4, calling it a “global day of action.” As of Jan. 29, the movement had grown to include protests in 48 U.S. cities, plus cities in five other countries.
The demonstrators demand, in a leaflet posted on a few of the endorsing organizations’ websites: “No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations against Iran.”
While the organizations involved have varied assessments of the Iranian government, they all see that any intervention by U.S. imperialism in the oil-rich Asian country not only threatens the Iranian people, but could also be a stepping stone to a much wider war in Asia.
Significantly the protests are at the behest of an Iranian-based organization, The House of Latin America
According to Workers World:
Activists in Iran are also concerned about these dangers. The Iranian organization called The House of Latin America has been contacting its friends in the Western Hemisphere to work toward actions on Feb. 4.
Ans what exactly is the House of Latin America in Iran?
According to Workers World Party supporter Phil Wilayto, writing in MRzine in October 2010:
HOLA was started about five years previously to promote solidarity with the peoples of Latin America. Its activities have included organizing solidarity trips to Nicaragua and Venezuela, hosting a talk by Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, translating a book by Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and facilitating a visit to Iran by the son and daughter of Che Guevara to participate in a commemoration of the 40th a anniversary of Che’s death.
Wilayto goes on to explain HOLA’s role inviting Workers World Party fronts International Action Center , and the ANSWER Coalition to Iran to discuss building a movement to defend the Islamic Republic.