August 9th: International day of action for the release of Mansoor Osanlou and Mahmoud Salehi

The International Trade Union Confederation and the International Transport Workers Federation are organising an international day of action for the release of Mahmoud Salehi and Mansoor Osanlou on August 9. Visit their site to find out more and to sign a petition in their defence.

There will be demonstrations in various cities across the world. Join them if you can to show your support.

Clips from Council of Ex-Muslims launch

To see Mina Ahadi’s speech at the launch of the Council of Ex-Muslims last month, click here.

To see Maryam Namazie’s reponses to questions raised, click to see part 1 and part 2.

The above were just uploaded on YouTube thanks to Patty Debonitas.

Also, Bahram Soroush’s responses can be seen by clicking here.

I had posted my speech at the launch before but here it is in case you hadn’t seen it before.

The above were just uploaded on YouTube thanks to Patty Debonitas and Reza Moradi.

Could have been any one of us

Two Kurdish journalists, Adnan Hassanpour and Hiva Boutimar, have been sentenced to execution for the ‘crime of being Moharebeh’ which means ‘fighting’ religion and the Islamic state.

Meanwhile, 7 more were hung today under a banner stating ‘Implementing Justice = Elevating Security’.

This brings the numbers executed by the Islamic regime of Iran to at least 148. Death penalty offenses include apostasy, blasphemy, adultery, prostitution, treason and espionage.

In other words, these could have been any one of us…