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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 06 2011

Sorry but Islam and Mohammad are not off-limits

Charles Hebdo, the French publication that was firebombed a few days ago for mocking Islam and Islam’s prophet Mohammad is gathering messages of solidarity to publish in its next issue, which will be out this Wednesday in France. Here’s mine: No one has yet claimed responsibility for the firebombing of Charlie Hebdo’s office but the …

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Nov 05 2011

Join 5 November International Day of Solidarity with Iranian Workers

34 cities in 16 countries there will be various actions in support of Iranian workers. Join them if you can. Here’s more information on the various protests. The Islamic Republic has recently handed down heavy prison sentences to labour and political activists in Iran. These criminal acts of repression must be met by an international …

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Nov 04 2011

On the ‘Arab Spring’ and its links with the 99% movement – A must read!

Here’s the edited transcript of a TV International interview I did with Hamid Taqvaee on the Arab Spring, broadcast during October 2011. He’s leader of the Worker-communist Party of Iran. Interview with Hamid Taqvaee Maryam Namazie: Is the Arab Spring linked to the global 99% movement? Hamid Taqvaee: Of course it is linked! First of …

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Nov 04 2011

When the Hezbollah Came to my School: Why I Became an Atheist

For those of you who don’t know much about my background and why I became an atheist, my piece in 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why we are Atheists may be an interesting read. It’s the first time I have published it on my blog below: I don’t remember exactly when I stopped being a Muslim. …

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Nov 04 2011

On the 99% movement: It is not just about bankers and greed

I have begun my weekly TV programmes again broadcast via New Channel TV to the Middle East and other countries via satellite after a long hiatus. For my first programme back, I speak with the brilliant Hamid Taqvaee on the 99% movement. Here it is: A TV International interview with Hamid Taqvaee on the 99% movement …

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Nov 03 2011

A photo of Mohammad will have to do! (In support of Charlie Hebdo)

I’m reposting this from yesterday’s blog entry at my old site due to its importance: In 2006, Charlie Hebdo, the French left-wing journal, published a Manifesto against Totalitarianism that I and several others including Taslima Nasreen, Salman Rushdie and Ibn Warraq signed in support of freedom of expression during the Danish Mohammad caricature fiasco. I …

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Nov 03 2011

You really need to sign this

Whilst we are on the subject of campaigning, there’s a really important manifesto that you need to support. We have to intervene and stop the Arab spring being hijacked by Islamists and US-led militarism and turned into an Arab winter. Nothing is guaranteed in this world. We have to fight for progressive change and it’s …

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Nov 02 2011

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5 London Scene not Heard

I am really excited about joining freethought blogs. Can’t wait. In the next few days, I’ll be migrating my archives here (with lots of help on how to do it of course) so the full blog will be up and running soon. I will now have to take my blogging more seriously – blogging amongst …

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Nov 01 2011

Passion for Freedom Private Viewing in Photos

To see some photos of the 29 October private viewing of One Law for All’s Passion for Freedom Art show, click here. The show is on until the end of the week so go and visit it if you can.

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