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Monthly Archive: April 2008

Apr 30 2008

May Day is the hope of the world!

This year’s international workers’ day is arriving at a time when there are signs of a global financial and economic crisis. The World Bank warns governments about the threat of food riots. And the prospect of crisis and catastrophe makes a bleak world – already reeling from the shock of the New World Order and …

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Apr 28 2008

Secularism, Sharia law and the future of civil society

Maryam Namazie will talk about Rowan Williams’ recent comments on Sharia law’s inevitability for Britain and the future of secularism and civil society tomorrow, April 29 at 8pm at St John’s College, St Giles Street, Oxford, OX1 3JP. She will explain why political Islam needs to be challenged, and how her organisation is helping. The …

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Apr 22 2008

Interview with Radio P4 Boras on Islam and political Islam

To hear a part English, part Swedish 25 minute interview on Radio P4 Boras with Maryam Namazie, Click here.

Apr 19 2008

For Du’a Khalil: on the anniversary of her stoning to death

To see my speech commemorating Du’a Khalil, stoned to death last year in Iraqi Kurdistan for falling in love with the wrong boy at an international conference organised by the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, click here.

Apr 18 2008

Top hundred hottest atheist blogs

For your information, my blog has been rated one of the top hundred hottest atheist blogs here.

Apr 17 2008

Behrouz Karimizadeh and Majid Pormajed have been released

Student activists Behrouz Karimizadeh (pictured left) and Majid Pormajed have been released! Congratulations to all who campaigned on their behalf. We need to keep the pressure on though as Qasaban, Tavakoli, Mansori and Tavanche remain in prison.

Apr 16 2008

Report on Boras speech on medieval executions

120 people came to see Maryam Namazie speak about medieval executions, Islam and women’s rights in Boras, Sweden on April 15. Maryam was interviewed by a number of radio stations and news of her talk was covered in the local press. Here are a few pictures of the event.

Apr 15 2008

Medieval Executions in 2008

Maryam Namazie will be speaking on Islam, stonings, honour killings and women’s rights on April 15 from 19:00-21:00 at Kulturhuset i Borås Lilla scenenArr: Globala föreningen i Borås i samarbete med Mångkulturkonsulenten VästraGötalandsregionen och Kulturkontoret. Here is the PR: KVINNOR STENAS TILL DÖDS I LAGENS NAMN. Två systrar i Iran är dömda till stening för …

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Apr 14 2008

A state that arrests, detains and flogs workers should not be in the ILO!

To all labour organisations around the world The ninety-seventh annual conference of the ILO will be held between May 28 and June 13, 2008. Every year this conference hosts a delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Beside the Islamic Republic, the ILO also recognises Workers’ House and Islamic Workers’ Councils – i.e. organisations made …

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Apr 14 2008

Anti-riot police attack Iran tyre workers

Over 50 arrested, scores injured Tehran – April 13, 2008 Around 7.30pm last night, anti-riot police smashed the gates and climbed over the walls of Kian Tyre factory, in the outskirts of Tehran, to forcefully evict hundreds of striking workers. Scores were beaten up and arrested, with some needing hospital treatment. “They used axes and …

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Apr 11 2008

Conference to Remember Du’a Khalil and denounce Honour Killings globally!

Date: Saturday 12 April, 2008 Time: 5.00-9:00pm Address: University of London Union (ULU) Room 3D Malet Street London WC1E 7HY Closest underground: Russell Square A year after the world was stunned by images of a 17 year old girl being stoned to death in Iraqi Kurdistan; an international panel will debate the rise of honour …

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Apr 10 2008

A statement on the anniversary of Du’a Khalil’s gruesome stoning

Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq-Abroad representative April 7th 2008 It has been almost a year since teenage girl Du’a Khalil was stoned to death by a baying mob in Iraqi Kurdistan. The 17 year-olds’ “crime” was to have fallen in love with a boy outside the Yazidi tribe and religion. Betrayed by her family, …

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Apr 09 2008

On the movie Fitna

The Internet release of the film Fitna provided a pretext for an array of the right wing and reactionary forces of our time to declare a Jihad against humanity! In this holy war on secularism and freedom of expression Islamists are not alone. Western governments and Eurocentric racist forces support and reinforce Islamists in different …

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Apr 09 2008

Danger of Death for Communist Students in Iran

To members of Friends of the Equality and Freedom Seeking University Students of Iran Kave Heydari In the past 4 months, the Islamic regime of Iran has attacked and oppressed the leaders and activists of the Iranian communist movement — namely, the “Freedom and Equality Seeking University Students.” More than 41 of our comrades have …

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Apr 08 2008

Mahmoud Salehi has been released!

Mahmoud Salehi, the head of the Bakers’ Union in Saqez, was released this past weekend! Congratulations to all who campaigned on his behalf!

Apr 07 2008

Stop the Deportation of Pegah Emambakhsh

The UK Home Office is attempting to deport Pegah Emambakhsh. If she is sent back to Iran she will face severe persecution, even death.Pegah Emambakhsh is an Iranian national who sought asylum in the UK in 2005, as she faces persecution in Iran as a lesbian.Homosexuality is illegal in Iran, punishable by torture, flogging or …

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Apr 04 2008

On Fitna, the Movie

To see Fariborz Pooya’s interview with Maryam Namazie and Bahram Soroush as well as commentaries by ex-Muslims and others on Iranian Secular Society TV, click here .