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Monthly Archive: March 2007

Mar 23 2007

In defence of the child before the veil

To read my commentary on the Index on Censorship site, click here.

Mar 21 2007

What’s all the fuss about the veil?

Maryam Namazie Bahar a young woman living in Germany wrote: When you see me on the street I am veiled but do not think I am a Muslim. I have been forced to veil by my father and brothers; they will kill me if I don’t. Before I felt alone, but now I know I …

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Mar 21 2007

Stop Labelling us Muslims!

Mina Ahadi I would like to talk about a campaign that been influential in Germany over the past several weeks. I have lived in Germany for 11 years; I was first interviewed on stoning by national German TV seven years ago. When at home, I watched the interview and saw that they had introduced me …

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Mar 21 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy (Iranian) New Year to all.

Mar 21 2007

Condemn Islamic regime’s attacks on teachers and workers in Iran

The representatives of the Islamic regime of Iran are holding a party to celebrate Iranian New Year here at Kensington Great hall in London while their colleagues back in Iran are turning people’s lives into hell. They stop people from having fun, they attack private parties to arrest men and women who dance together or …

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Mar 20 2007

Iran – Regime change from within?

What are the prospects for regime change from within – by and for the Iranian people? Over the last year, Iran has seen rising levels of resistance to President Ahmadinejad’s repressive regime. Strikes by bus workers and teachers, women’s rights protests, student occupations and protests by Iran’s suppressed national minorities, especially the Kurds, Baluchis and …

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Mar 15 2007

Zahra Kamalfar and her two kids arrive in Canada today!

Zahra Kamalfar and her two children will arrive in Vancouver, Canada today after being trapped at the transit hall of Moscow international airport for the past 9 months under threat of deportation to Iran. The International Federation of Iranian Refugees that campaigned to save Zahra Kamalfar and her family from deportation congratulates all those who …

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Mar 10 2007

Courageous Women – Inspirational Seminar

From the National Secular Society’s March 9 Newsline The NSS co-sponsored seminar on Islam, Women’s Rights and the Veil which was held at the University of London Union on Thursday was packed to the doors by people wanting to hear from a group of exceptionally courageous women who are standing up for their rights against …

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Mar 08 2007

Women’s Rights, the Veil and Islamic and Religious Laws

Join us on Thursday 8 March 2007 For a seminar on Women’s Rights, the Veil and Islamic and religious laws Speakers (see bios below): * Mina Ahadi, founder of Central Council of Ex-Muslims * Sonja Eggerickx: President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. * Ann Harrison: Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Department of …

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Mar 08 2007

Happy International Women’s Day!

Mar 05 2007

Council of Ex-Muslims

Mina Ahadi has initiated a new organisation in Germany called the Central Council of Ex-Muslims. Read about it here. Viva Mina! Where can the rest of us sign up?

Mar 05 2007

Women’s rights activists attacked and arrested in Tehran

Today, whilst women’s rights activists were demonstrating in front of a court on behalf of other activists who were to be put on trial by the Islamic regime of Iran, the authorities attacked and demonstrators, beat them and arrested around 40 others. On Monday, there will be a demonstration at Evin prison in Tehran to …

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Mar 04 2007

You cannot make us wear black!

The officials of Alamiyeh Tabatabaie University in Tehran have issued strict guidelines for women entering the university. They have banned colourful veils, make up and jewelry, and have placed guards at the front gate to report anyone transgressing the new regulations to the Islamic regime’s authorities. In protest, 8-900 women held a sit in outside …

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Mar 03 2007

Teachers in Iran demonstrated

On March 3, teachers demonstrated in Tehran in front of the Islamic Assembly. Reports say there were around 20,000 teachers there. To see a clip of the demo, click here. Teachers gave Ahmadinejad of the Islamic regime of Iran an ultimatum – either address our legitimate demands or we will be back in full force!

Mar 01 2007

March against the Veil on International Women’s Day

From Friday 2 March 2007 from Germany via France, Holland and other countries towards the European Commission Building in Brussels Speakers at the European Commission demonstration: Mina Ahadi Mahin Alipour Maryam Namazie At Wetstraat 175 Brussels From 2-5pm In commemoration of 8 March, International Women’s Day, groups of men and women from towards the European …

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