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Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 25 2011

Happy Norooz!

Happy belated Norooz everyone. I had a family emergency and was away this past week. All is well now, though, so hopefully this will be a good year, including for all of you.

Mar 25 2011

The solution is the overthrow of Gaddafi’s regime by the revolutionary power of the people!

Statement by the Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI) on the military attack on Libya: Following the past few weeks’ widespread atrocities by the Gaddafi regime and army against the dissidents and the revolutionary people, the Security Council of the United Nations passed a resolution which specifically enforces a no-fly zone over Libya. Following this, a …

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Mar 25 2011

No Cuts! We won’t pay for their crisis! Join 26 March demo in London

Join National anti-cuts march and rally in London on 26 March 2011 The Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI) in the UK will be joining hundreds of thousands of protesters this Saturday to say no to cuts in jobs, pay and services: Assemble 11am Victoria Embankment March from 12 noon through central London Rally from around …

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Mar 11 2011

Reminder: 12 March International Conference on Women’s Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism

Join us if you can tomorrow for an important conference. You can register at the door on the day so don’t worry about pre-reigstration at this late date. Hope to see you there: Join us to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day at an International Conference on Women’s Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism University …

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Mar 10 2011

Enough said!

Enough said! From Marjane Satrapi’s brilliant Persepolis.

Mar 09 2011

It’s time for Sharia courts to end not open up!

The Guardian has published a piece calling for the opening up of Sharia courts. You can read the piece here. Here is my brief response though I will address it more fully at the 12 March conference: Opposition to Sharia law is widespread and not just in Britain but primarily in countries under Islamic rule …

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Mar 08 2011

International Women’s Day, March 8: 100 Years of Struggle for Women’s Emancipation

CALL FOR GLOBAL ACTION Women in Iran and in many other countries today continue to be deprived of many very basic human rights, although the UN designated March 8 as the day to “honor women” in 1975 and the first international women’s day was celebrated 100 years ago in Europe. A tragic garment factory fire …

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Mar 08 2011

To defend women’s rights, we must push back Islamism

The below is my speech at the International Conference ‘Islam in Western Countries’ held in Turin during 4-5th March 2011. I print it here to mark International Women’s Day. In this day and age, Islam matters because of Islamism. Islam per se is no worse than any other religion. Religious laws, states and dogma belong …

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Mar 08 2011

Mark centenary of International Women’s Day by joining conference on Women’s Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism

Join us to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day at an International Conference on Women’s Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism 12 March 2011 University of London Union, The Venue, Malet Street, London WC1E 10.00-19.00 (Registration begins at 10am for a 1030am start) Speakers include: Ahlam Akram, Executive Committee member of the Arab Jewish Forum …

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Mar 03 2011

A ‘cuddlier’ Islam

I’ll be speaking at an international conference on Islam in Western Countries in Turin, Italy during 4-5 March 2011 and I’ll be saying what I always say: It’s not Islam that the problem per se (that is – no more than any other religion in general), it’s Islamism! Fight Islamism here and everywhere and you’ll …

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Mar 02 2011

Call to save the life of lawyer Houtan Kian and Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Urgent Action: Iran 2 March 2011 The Islamic Republic of Iran has sentenced Houtan Kian, the lawyer of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, to death by hanging. He had received four consecutive death sentences. Three were revoked; the fourth has been upheld. Reliable reports received by the International Committee against Stoning confirm this fact. …

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Mar 01 2011

Mostafa Saber: On revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Iran

1. The revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and of course Iran in 2009, despite their differences and distinctions, have common historical and universal characteristics. To categorize these revolutions (in the context of recent opposition and revolutionary movements in Yemen, Algeria and Jordan) as developments of the “Islamic world,” the “Arab world,” as “regional” (Middle East and …

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