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Monthly Archive: May 2007

May 31 2007

Religon has everything to do with terrorism

Today, I will be joining a debate at Oxford Union entitled this house believes religion is not responsible for terrorism. The event will be held in conjunction with Strategic Foresight Group, a global ‘think tank’ based in Mumbai, which recently published the report – ‘An Inclusive World – In which the West, Islam and the …

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May 29 2007

WPI’s 6th Congress ends in Success!

To hear a live performance of the Internationale in Persian by a renowned Iranian singer, Fereidoun Farahi, at the 6th Congress of the Worker-communist Party of Iran click here. To see some pictures, click here. More information to follow.

May 29 2007

Islamic regime of Iran’s crackdown on Women

To see David Fuller’s piece on the Islamic regime of Iran’s attack on women and their resistance on More4 TV, click here.

May 22 2007

Women and people in Iran resisting the veil

This picture is representative of the Islamic regime of Iran’s treatment of women. She was beaten in this way for filming the regime’s thugs harrassing and manhandling women who were ‘improperly veiled.’ An Iranian women’s organisation quoted a cab driver as saying: ‘In the morning, the police tried to drag a girl into their vehicle …

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May 22 2007

Their lives are important

In commemoration of International Day against Homophobia Tonight, all across the world, there are people facing harassment, arrest, torture, and execution solely because of their sexuality. Last Sunday, 80 people were arrested at a party in Isfahan, Iran, and beaten and tortured for being gay. Several weeks ago, on April 29, Hani, a 34 year …

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May 21 2007

BBC TV Panel Discussion

Was on the Heaven and Earth Programme this week. To find out more, click here.

May 17 2007

International Day Against Homophobia

May 06 2007

Does this offend you?

I am on BBC World Service’s Heart and Soul Programme this week talking about religion and offense. If you want to listen, click here.

May 06 2007

May 1st detainees and Mahmood Salehi must be released

To all Trade Union and Labour Organisations As you are aware, on May 1st this year workers in Iran held many protest meetings and demonstrations in a number of cities to mark International Workers’ Day. Unfortunately one of these gatherings in the city of Sanandaj which had 300 workers protesting in front of the Office …

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May 06 2007

Condemn the brutal stoning to death of Doa – a young girl whose only crime was to fall in love

To sign this petition, Click here. Doa was stoned to death in the centre of the town of Bashiqa, Iraqi Kurdistan, in front of hundreds of people and the authorities did not prevent this crime from happening. On the contrary, they were present and paving the way for this horrific crime to be carried out. …

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May 02 2007

May Day in Iran: Workers turn official rally into a protest rally

· Thousands demonstrate for jobs, higher pay and right to organise and strike · Worker activists arrested Workers throughout Iran protested for jobs, pay and labour rights, despite a ban on unofficial May Day rallies. They carried placards and shouted slogans against low pay, poor conditions, lack of job security and persecution of workers. In …

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May 01 2007

Long Live May Day

No to War, No to Islamic Republic, Long Live Socialism! May 1st is the solidarity day of the working class in order to change the upside down capitalist world. At present, when the “New World Order” is facing a dead end, in a world where the lives and rights of people are smashed by the …

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