Monthly Archive: October 2008

Oct 27 2008

Protest jail sentences for 4 of Tehran Public Bus Company (Vaahed) workers!

International Labour Solidarity Committee of the Worker-communist Party of Iran 23 October 2008 The Islamic regime of Iran’s judiciary has just recently issued jail sentences for 4 of Vaahed workers, namely Ata Babakhaani, Said Toraabiyaan, Yaqub Salimi, and Ali Zaadehoseyni. They have been convicted of participating in the 2005 strike and acting against national security. …

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Oct 24 2008

Emma Humphreys Award Ceremony

Maryam Namazie has been nominated for the Emma Humphreys Award and will be attending the award ceremony in London today.

Oct 19 2008

On the Global Financial Crisis

Watch Fariborz Pooya’s interview with Hamid Taqvaee on the current global financial crisis here.

Oct 17 2008

An end to child executions in Iran

The Islamic regime of Iran’s head of judiciary has succumbed to local and international pressure and announced that child and juvenile executions for those under the age of 18 will end. The demand to end child executions was most recently raised during Children’s Day in Iran at numerous meetings and rallies. This is a huge …

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Oct 16 2008

Free to think for themselves

To see AC Grayling’s piece on the conference, Free to think for themselves, click here.

Oct 15 2008

Only a movement that puts people first can stop political Islam

There are those who tell us that Sharia law is misunderstood and that women actually fare better under it than men; that the veil is liberating; that segregating children in Islamic schools is good for social cohesion; that defending political Islam is anti-racist even. Catch words, in my opinion, for western consumption so that the …

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Oct 15 2008

On the importance of the CEMB

Maryam Namazie will be speaking to members of the Central London Humanist Group on October 15 at 6:30pm. She will be responding to questions raised over the past year on the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain at a meeting organised by the North London Humanists, October 16, 8pm.

Oct 15 2008

Conference a resounding success

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s first international conference on Political Islam, Sharia Law and Civil Society held at Conway Hall on October 10 was a resounding success. Nearly 300 people came together to discuss issues ranging from apostasy, the freedom to criticise and renounce religion, Sharia law and civil society and creationism, faith schools …

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Oct 09 2008

Peace activists in US and Ahmadinejad, Feminine car! and Jewel of Medina

In the Thursday 07 October 2008 TV Iiternational programme Maryam Namazie speaks to Fariborz Pooya on the shameful meeting of CODEPINK and US peace groups with Ahmadinejad; the production of a special car for women in Iran (since all they really need to do is shop and drive their children around!?); and the controversy around …

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