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Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 31 2013

Fitnah’s Unveiled: Against Gender Apartheid

Unveiled A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation January 2014 Volume 2, Issue 1 Editor: Maryam Namazie Design: Kiran Opal Read PDF file here. Against gender apartheid: Mixing is the future of humanity Interview with Marieme Helie Lucas Maryam Namazie: What is the nature of the recent sex segregation scandal at Universities UK …

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Dec 29 2013

Campaign against gender segregation will persist

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Dear friend Thank you so much for all your support during 2013, particularly for our most recent campaign against gender segregation at universities in the UK, which we organised in conjunction with Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation, Southall Black Sisters, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and LSE Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society. Nearly 9,500 …

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Dec 22 2013

Gender apartheid is an Islamist demand

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This is the editorial of the January 2014 issue of Unveiled, Fitnah’s Monthly Publication. By Maryam Namazie Segregation of the sexes is an Islamist demand though it is often couched as a right and demand of ‘Muslims’. When Islamists have state power like in Iran or Saudi Arabia, it’s the law. Transgressing it can mean …

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Dec 22 2013

Against gender apartheid: Mixing is the future of humanity

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The below Interview with Marieme Helie Lucas has been published in the January 2014 issue of Unveiled, Fitnah’s Monthly Publication. Maryam Namazie: What is the nature of the recent sex segregation scandal at Universities UK where the representative body issued guidance saying side by side sex segregation was permissible? Why does it occur and by whom …

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Dec 22 2013

On Worker-communism

Below is a November 2013 WPI Briefing interview with Hamid Taqvaee on the formation of the Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI) in November 1991. You can read more our differences here. What was the background to the formation of the party? All of the leadership and rank and file of the Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI), …

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Dec 19 2013

And so it should

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Chris Moos and Abishek Phandis write: We are delighted to learn that LSE has issued an unconditional apology for the appalling actions of its staff, which led to us being intimidated and harassed in a manner that does not behove a university. We welcome the LSE’s admission that its staff gravely misjudged the situation, and …

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Dec 15 2013

Oh the irony!

Here’s a debate I did today on BBC World Service with the Hizb-Ut-Tahrir rep on segregation of the sexes at UK universities. The irony of “debating” with an Islamist group that wants apostates and gays killed and supports stoning but uses rights language and cries of discrimination to impose sex apartheid at UK universities… At …

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Dec 14 2013

In the media

Here is some press coverage on the sex segregation issue and the niqab. The first one is a debate with a member of Hizb-Ut-Tahrir. Ironic how a representative of a misogynist Islamist organisation can speak of women’s rights. And using language Universities UK has used to defend its indefensible position. Whilst UUK has now withdrawn …

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Dec 12 2013

We will continue our fight against gender apartheid at universities

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More than a 100 protesters rallied outside the office of Universities UK to condemn their endorsement of segregation of the sexes and demand gender equality on 10 December 2013, International Human Rights Day. Chris Moos, a co-organiser of the rally and Secretary of the London School of Economics Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society was master …

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Dec 10 2013

Islamists and Universities UK: You have been warned!

To mark 10 December, International Human Rights Day, and in lieu of our protest rally against Universities UK’s endorsement of sex segregation at British universities, which is being held today from 5-6:30pm in London today, Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation announces the official start of sex apartheid busters. Here’s what you can do: * …

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Dec 10 2013

Sex segregation in UK universities – a step forward for the Muslim religious-right

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Here’s an article by Marieme Helie Lucas in support of the 10 December rally in London against gender apartheid. DATE: Tuesday 10 December 2013. TIME: 5:00-6:30pm. AT: Universities UK, Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ (Closest Underground Stations: Euston or Russell Square) A battle that concerns us all is being waged in the …

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Dec 09 2013

December 10: Protest Universities UK’s endorsement of Gender Apartheid at British Universities

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DATE: Tuesday 10 December 2013 TIME: 5:00-6:30pm AT: Universities UK, Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ (Closest Underground Stations: Euston or Russell Square) Universities UK (UUK) guidance to universities on external speakers endorses gender apartheid by saying that segregation of the sexes at universities is not discriminatory as long as “both men and …

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Dec 03 2013

We should not abandon secularism

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WE SHOULD NOT ABANDON SECULARISM Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation December 2013, Volume 1, Issue 3 Editor: Maryam Namazie. Design: Kiran Opal The publication is available here. PDF version available for download. URGENT ACTION: REJECT SEX SEGREGATION IT’S 2013. LET’S NOT TIME TRAVEL Universities UK (UUK) guidance to universities on …

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