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Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 26 2009

Maryam will be speaking at Malmo, Sweden conference Friday

Maryam Namazie will be speaking at a conference entitled the Voice of the Voiceless in Malmo, Sweden on Friday 27 November. The conference is now sold-out. Here is more information in Swedish: En konferens om hedersvåld ”Rösten från röstlösa kvinnor” Plats: Malmö folkets hus sal 5 Olof Palmes plats 1 Tid: 27 november, 2009 Kl: …

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Nov 25 2009

Maryam Namazie’s opening and closing speeches at the Nov 21 rally

You can see the video footage of my opening and closing speeches at the November 21 rally here: Visit the One Law for All website to see a full report and all the brilliant speeches and performances on the day.

Nov 25 2009

November 21 a successful day against Sharia and religious laws

Several hundred joined a rally in London’s Hyde Park organised by One Law for All to show their opposition to Sharia and religious-based laws in Britain and elsewhere and to demand universal rights and secularism. At the rally, over 20 speakers and performers exposed the discriminatory and brutal nature of religious laws. They included Council …

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Nov 22 2009

November 21 rally a huge success!

Several hundred people joined a successful rally organised by One Law for All on November 21, 2009 in London’s Hyde Park. Acts of solidarity also took place in nearly 20 countries around the globe. To hear coverage of the rally on BBC Radio 4′s Sunday programme, click here (from 2400-3100 minutes). See also an article …

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Nov 20 2009

21 November is a day against Sharia law and for human rights

Press Release For immediate release 21 November is a day against Sharia law and for human rights One Law for All campaign is organising a rally on Saturday 21 November 2009 at 1200pm in London’s Hyde Park. The rally aims to oppose religious laws in Britain and elsewhere, show solidarity with people living under and …

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Nov 20 2009

Just say no to Sharia

Read Peter Tatchell’s piece in the Guardian’s Comment is Free section on 21 November rally tomorrow here.

Nov 19 2009

Acts of solidarity against Sharia law

See photos and film footage of acts of solidarity against Sharia law by Maryam Namazie, Muriel Seltman, Bahar Milani and Veronika here:

Nov 18 2009

You don’t need to know Arabic to oppose Sharia

November 18, 2009 Usman writes: You don’t speak a word of Arabic. Your only understanding of the Holy Qur’an is through a man-made translation in a foreign language. Your understanding of the Shariah has been acquired through studying those who reflect your own ignorance of this institution. My dear, stop wasting your life trying to …

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Nov 17 2009

Iran: we must get the jailed sugar cane workers freed

International Labour Solidarity Committee of the Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI) Ali Nejati, president of the union of Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers, today became the fifth worker to start a six-month jail sentence at Dezful Prison in Iran. He joins his colleagues Fereydoon Nikoofard, Jalil Ahmadi, Ghorban Alipoor and Mohammad Heydari, who were detained …

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Nov 17 2009

The Free Union of Iranian Workers calls for support for jailed sugar cane workers of Haft Tappeh

International Labour Solidarity Committee of the Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI) The following is the translation of an appeal by the Free Union of Iranian Workers calling for support for the jailed sugar cane workers and their families in Iran – ILSC-WPI, Nov 16, 2009 * * * Organisation, strike and assembly are our certain …

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Nov 17 2009

Nationalism is a regressive trend

Robin writes: Maryam, while I agree with your critique of those comments of Stephen Gash [of Stop Islamisation Of Europe], on some other points I think you are too unforgiving of human limitations. You have to judge people not only from where they are at at a particular moment but also in terms of where …

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Nov 16 2009

Our campaign is a defence of human civilisation

Clive writes: ‘I feel quite powerless to convince people of the real threat that Western civilisation is facing, so it makes me feel more hopeful when I learn of initiatives such as yours. If there is anything I can do, let me know. I am willing to send money if you are in need of …

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Nov 15 2009

Execution of Shirko Moarefi postponed

International Committee against Executions PRESS RELEASE Saturday November 14, 2009 Following a wave of protests in Iran and internationally, the execution of Shirko Moarefi, which was due to take place today, Saturday 14 November, in the prison of the town of Saqez, has been postponed for the time being. Shirko has now been transferred back …

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Nov 12 2009

21 November is a day against Sharia law and for human rights

Press Release For immediate release 12 November 2009 One Law for All campaign is organising a rally on Saturday 21 November 2009 at 1200pm in London’s Hyde Park. The rally aims to oppose religious laws in Britain and elsewhere, show solidarity with people living under and resisting Sharia, and to defend universal rights and secularism. …

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Nov 12 2009

Islamic states and Sharia are a threat to humankind

See interview in English with Maryam Namazie by Eli Vieira, President, LiHS – Secular Humanist League of Brazil below or here. Maryam is now an Emeritus member of the LiHS. You can see the interview in Portuguese here. LiHS: You are a very busy activist taking a stand for a number of noble causes such …

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Nov 11 2009

Political Prisoner Ehsan Fattahian executed today in Iran

According to reliable sources in Iran, political prisoner Ehsan Fattahian was hanged in Sanandaj today. Despite campaigns on his behalf, he was executed in Sanandaj prison this morning. Iran Solidarity sends its condolences to Fattahian’s family and loved ones, unequivocally condemns the Islamic regime of Iran and calls for a stepping up of efforts to …

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Nov 10 2009

I have never feared death: Ehsan Fattahian

The last glimmers of the dusk sun Are showing me the path on which to write; The sounds of leaves under my steps Are telling me “let yourself fall And you will rediscover the path to freedom.” I never feared death. Even now, as I feel its odd and honest presence next to me, I …

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Nov 09 2009

Join us on November 21

Nov 04 2009

You should care about the people of the Middle East

Maurice writes: ‘Delete me from your contact list… I really don’t care about the Middle East and its people!!!’ Maryam Namazie responds: Maurice, you should care about the people in the Middle East because they are doing your dirty work. You are most likely on my mailing list because of an interest in Sharia law. …

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Nov 03 2009

The right to asylum is a basic human right

Andy writes: I agree with your organisation on all aspects apart from “Defend the right to asylum for those who have fled Sharia.” This has already destroyed my culture and everything that makes my country England. I am white, Saxon and proud of it! I will not allow anyone to take that away from me. …

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