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Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 30 2009

May Day 2009 and Freedom for Imprisoned Trade Unionists in Iran!

Around the world, for over one hundred years, workers and their trade unions have celebrated May Day – International Labour Day. It is the day on which workers internationally show their shared commitment to justice and freedom. Since the first International May Day in 1890, it has been celebrated in public gatherings but also in …

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Apr 29 2009

Join the International Coalition for Women’s Rights

On April 19, 2009, the Somali parliament unanimously endorsed the introduction of Sharia law across the country. A few days earlier, the imposition of Sharia law in Pakistan’s northwestern Swat region was approved. Last month, a sweeping law approved by the Afghan parliament and signed by President Hamid Karzai required Shi’a women to seek their …

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Apr 29 2009

Unveiled No 4: We have to stop them now

The English publication of Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination Unveiled Editor: Maryam Namazie Issue no. 4, April 2009: We have to stop them now Sohaila Sharifi Join the International Coalition for Women’s Rights The fight against Sharia – a historical task and duty Maryam Namazie We will not allow Shahla and Delara …

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Apr 28 2009

May Day, G20 Summit, Labour movement in Iran, Turkey’s elections and more

WPI Briefing 209 May 1, 2009 Monthly of the Worker-communist Party of Iran Editors: Maryam Namazie and Fariborz Pooya Layout: Babak Kasrayi In this Issue: * May Day, International Workers’ Day * G20 Summit: people’s rage and the socialist perspective, by Hamid Taqvaee * Worker’s movement in Iran during the past year, by Shahla Daneshfar …

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Apr 20 2009

Demonstrate today to stop Delara’s execution in Iran

Join demonstration today to protest the impending execution of Delara Darabi at 9am in London. To find out more or to send a letter of protest, click here.

Apr 17 2009

Islam, Human Rights and Homophobia

17 April 2009, 7.30pm, Conway Hall, London , UK Islam, Human Rights and Homophobia A talk by Maryam Namazie sponsored by the Gay And Lesbian Humanist Association. For more information: www.galha.org

Apr 16 2009

Delara Darabi scheduled to be executed in 4 days; stop it now

According to Iran’s state run daily newspaper Etemaad, the young artist Delara Darabi who has spent the last 5 years in Rasht prison in Iran wrongly accused of the murder of a relative, is scheduled to be executed in four days . It was reported that her lawyer Abdolsamad Khoramshahi had been given official notice …

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Apr 15 2009

To commemorate sweet 17 year old Du’a

Sweet 17 year old Du’a was stoned to death in April 2007. We must not forget to commemorate her and the innumerable women and girls who continue to be murdered in honour killings across the globe. To read my speech commemorating her life, click here. to see it, click here.

Apr 11 2009

URGENT: Delara is at risk of execution in Iran

Delara Darabi, the young artist who has been in Rasht prison for the last 5 years in Iran, is at great risk of execution at any moment. A few days ago, she was told by prison authorities to prepare herself as she would be executed any day. Her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, is convinced that if …

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Apr 09 2009

Joint Statement on Defamation of Religions

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and over 200 other organisations from 46 countries endorse the Joint Statement on Defamation of Religions, 27 March, 2009. To see the statement, click here. To see the signatories, click here.

Apr 08 2009

One Law for All needs your support

One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain was established on December 10, 2008 – International Human Rights Day – in order to mobilise opposition to Sharia and all religious based tribunals and defend universal and citizenship rights. 12,000 signatures and a successful March rally and meeting In the short time it has …

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Apr 03 2009

Why do you consider a woman as half of a man?

The man asks the mullah: why do you consider a woman as half of a man. The mullah replies: because we are only concerned with her bottom half.

Apr 02 2009

IDENTITY THEFT (or FRAUD)

It has been brought to our attention that fraudulent transactions of £1 are being processed through the Worldpay account of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain for the One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain. If you have had £1 debited from your account you should immediately contact your bank and inform …

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Apr 01 2009

Some of my upcoming speaking engagements

April 4-5, 2009 International Conference on Secularism, Paris, France “Bourse du Travail” of Saint-Denis (93200) 9-11, street Génin – (Enter by street Bobby Sands) Maryam Namazie will be speaking on a panel on the centrality of the struggle for women’s rights from 16h 30 to 18h 30 on April 4. For more information: www.laicity.info 17 …

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