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Monthly Archive: April 2010

Apr 29 2010

‘Boobquake’ was an important act of human solidarity

A message to Jennifer McCreight, founder of ‘boobquake’ Dear Jennifer We wanted to write and congratulate you on ‘boobquake.’ As signatories to the Manifesto of Liberation of Women in Iran and Iran Solidarity, we felt strongly that it was an important act in defence of women’s rights and human dignity. This is particularly so given …

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Apr 28 2010

The fight for a secular society in Iran is intrinsically linked to the fight for a secular one in Britain

I received the following letter from ‘a group of students from Tehran University the other day. They wrote: ‘We are a group of Iranian students at Tehran University. We found about your group activity two years ago when you held an event on 10th of October 2008 (International day against the Death Penalty). We all …

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Apr 28 2010

The Revolution is in Need of Working Class’ Power

Hamid Taqvaee’s Message on the Occasion of May Day: This May Day in Iran is the day for expanding and deepening the revolution, which has been challenging one of the most corrupt and atrocious capitalist states of our time. This revolution, due to objective conditions and to the context of its formation is a worker …

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Apr 26 2010

Boobquake!

After a cleric in Iran said immodest women cause earthquakes, Jennifer McCreight initiated a scientific experiment called ‘Boobquake,’ where she asked women to dress immodestly so she can see if in fact there is a rise in earthquakes on April 26! What could be a better act of solidarity with the people of Iran! To …

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Apr 23 2010

Support One Law for All

One Law for All held a successful seminar on Sharia Law on Monday 8 March 2010 at Conway Hall in London to mark International Women’s Day. The seminar outlined the problems with Sharia Councils and tribunals and proposed recommendations for prohibiting religious courts and bringing about equal rights for all. A report of the seminar’s …

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Apr 23 2010

Defend Zahra Amir Ebrahimi

Arumugam wrote asking that we publicise the case of Zahra Amir Ebrahimi. Here is the report that was sent to us: In 2006, 25 year old actress Zahra Amir Ebrahimi became the centre of an Iranian sex tape scandal when a videotape of a woman having sex with a man was leaked to the internet …

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Apr 19 2010

Save Bita Ghaedi from deportation tomorrow!

Bita Ghaedi is due to be deported on a booked flight this Tuesday 20th, at 7PM from Heathrow Flight BD 931 Terminal 3 Background (Preamble): Bita Ghaedi of Whetstone, England is a refugee who has been on hunger strike for nearly two weeks because she is terrified of being tortured and killed if she is …

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Apr 19 2010

Support Iranian lesbian’s right to asylum

By Kiana Firouz I, Kiana Firouz, an Iranian Lesbian, born in 1983 in Tehran/Iran, have sought asylum in the U.K but my application was turned down by the Home Office, despite accepting the fact that I am a lesbian. I accordingly submitted my appeal which was dismissed incredibly by the adjudicator. According to my solicitor’s …

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Apr 16 2010

May Day – Day of international solidarity with the revolution of the people of Iran

To world’s workers’ organisations, leaders and activists May Day 2010 Among the issues dominating May Day 2010 is expected to be solidarity with the people of Iran who have heroically risen up against the Islamic Republic. This magnificent revolution of the people against discrimination and inequality and for freedom has already generated a wave of …

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Apr 15 2010

May Day 2010: solidarity with the workers and revolution of the people of Iran!

To trade unions around the world This May Day is approaching at a time when a revolution is in progress in Iran and in which the working class has an important role. This revolution is a blow to political Islam and Islamic terrorism, and will transform people’s lives in Iran and the region, while making …

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Apr 14 2010

Free Jamal! Campaign – Call for Financial Support

The below is a campaign being led by member organisation the International Federation of Iranian Refugees: It has been just over a month since Iranian activist Jamal Saberi (real name Jalal Amanzadeh Nouei) was detained by the immigration authorities in Tokyo with the intention of deporting him to Iran. A few days after his detention …

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Apr 12 2010

It is not anti-Muslim to oppose reaction and defend freedom of speech and belief

In an discussion on Peter Flack’s Facebook page, Catriona Grant says the following about me: ‘Maryam Namazie has shared platform with fascists on the basis they share her anti – muslim agenda i find her a strange enigma blending ultra leftism with reactionaryism and she gets away with things many people wouldn’t on the basis …

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Apr 12 2010

8 March Seminar on Sharia Law in Britain a success

One Law for All held a successful seminar on Sharia Law on Monday 8 March 2010 at Conway Hall in London to mark International Women’s Day. The seminar brought together Muslims, ex-Muslims, women’s rights campaigners, lawyers and politicians to outline the problems with Muslim Arbitration Tribunals and Sharia Councils and to propose recommendations for prohibiting …

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Apr 12 2010

11 people executed in three days in Iran

نفر در سه روز در ايران اعدام شدند. مطهره بهرامي به اعدام محکوم شد و دهها زنداني تحت فشارهاي شديد قرار دارند. اعتصاب غذا در زندان اروميه موج جديدي از اعدامها در ايران شروع شده٬ موج جديدي از اعمال فشار به زندانيان٬ انتقال زندانيان به سلولهاي انفرادي٬ تحت فشار گذاشتن زندانيان به اعتراف به جاسوسي …

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Apr 09 2010

A summary of my media and speaking engagements this past year

Maryam Namazie’s activities during 2009-2010: The below are Maryam Namazie’s speaking engagements and media interviews during 2009-2010: Maryam Namazie interviewed on Sharia arbitration in Britain on BBC The World, 15 March 2010: http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/mediaPages/mediaFiles/Maryam_Namazie_the_world.mp3 Maryam quoted in an article in the Guardian called Fears over non-Muslim’s use of Islamic law to resolve disputes, The Guardian, 14 …

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