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Feb 11 2012

Free Expression Day: Today I go for Hamza, Alex, Asia, Zaniar and Loghman

I go today to the 11 February Rally in London for Free Expression for all those who cannot be there because of efforts to silence them. Their lives are intertwined with ours and this day is about them more than anything else. It’s about putting people first not religions and beliefs.

I hope you will all join me – if not in London than wherever you are across the globe – to defend this right.

For more information on the events today, or to post reports of your own, go to One law for All.

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    piero

    Best wishes. Make it a success.

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    Graham Martin-Royle

    See you there.

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    NotAProphet

    See you all there! It’s a beautiful day (though I know we’d all be there rain or shine), so I wonder if that gives any of our detractors pause for thought; surely Allah could make it stormy, even a continuation of the snow we’ve had recently would not be so much of a stretch, and they could try to take credit for it!

    Very excited to hear Maryam speak in person for the first time, sadly other commitments kept me from the ‘Blasphemy’ event, which looks like it was a corker.

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    Sigmund

    Good luck with the event. I wish I was there, it looks a great lineup of speakers.

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    Ophelia Benson

    I’d be there if it weren’t 6000 miles away. Strength to all your voices!

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    Sarah AB

    It was very good – I had to leave a bit early, but I thought the speeches I heard were excellent. Here’s my post.

    http://hurryupharry.org/2012/02/11/todays-rally-for-free-expression/

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      Maryam Namazie

      Thanks for the post. Because of quite a few trai-related problems even a lot of our speakers arrived half-way through and by the end I think the numbers were closer to 4-500.

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    Graham Martin-Royle

    I agree with Sarah AB, a very good day, but a bit cold. Still, it kept the hecklers away.

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    Sigmund

    The pod delusion site has a recording of the speeches available now.
    http://poddelusion.co.uk/blog/2012/02/11/rally-to-defend-free-expression-11th-february-2012/

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    Graham Martin-Royle

    Wow, that was quick. Thanks Sigmund.

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    Breton

    I was there for the last hour and I found the standard of speaker and general organisation of the event to be very good. I hope to see more of these events in future.
    cheers

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