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Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 30 2014

Iran: Two prominent trade union leaders arrested ahead of May Day

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Wednesday, 30 April 2014 The Free Union of Workers in Iran (Ettehadiye Azad e Kargaran e Iran) has reported that two of its Executive Committee members have been arrested. Jafar Azim Zadeh and Jamil Mohammadi were arrested during a raid on their homes in the capital Tehran at 1am this morning. The police also raided …

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Apr 29 2014

Press Release: Wills without bigotry – protest against the Law Society

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About 70 protesters rallied outside the office of the Law Society to condemn their endorsement of discriminatory sharia law on April 28 2014. The protest was organised by anti-racist, feminist and human rights groups, namely One Law for All, Southall Black Sisters, Centre for Secular Space, and London School of Economics SU Atheist, Secularist and …

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Apr 27 2014

Sharia law is madness

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The below is Maryam Namazie’s editorial published in the April 2014 issue of Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation. Sharia law is highly contested and vehemently opposed in many places across the globe. In Algeria, women’s rights activists singing for change label 20 years of Sharia in the family code as 20 years of …

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Apr 27 2014

Equality before the law is not just an empty phrase

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The below is an interview with Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters published in the April 2014 issue of Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation: On the Law Society’s Discriminatory Guidance on Sharia-Compliant Inheritance and Wills Interview with Pragna Patel Maryam Namazie: British law already allows people to leave their estates to …

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Apr 27 2014

Fitnah Unveiled: On Sharia Law

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Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation April 2014, Volume 2, Issue 4 Editor: Maryam Namazie. Design: Kiran Opal. Layout: Jim Sharples. PDF VERSION OF FITNAH UNVEILED APRIL ISSUE: fitnah-UNVEILED28-apr14-A4 Editorial Sharia law is madness Maryam Namazie Sharia law is highly contested and vehemently opposed in many places across the globe. In Algeria, …

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Apr 24 2014

HOLD THESE DATES

JOIN PROTEST AGAINST LAW SOCIETY DATE: Monday 28 April 2014 TIME: 17:00-18:00 hours PLACE: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL Just show up. Also join the Facebook Page. Speakers include:   Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson, One Law For All; Pragna Patel, Founder, Southall Black Sisters; Peter Tatchell, Founder, Peter Tatchell Foundation; Yasmin Rehman, Fellow …

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Apr 20 2014

They kill atheists and we are deemed terrorists!

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Here is my opening statement on the International Atheism panel with Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar and Cristina Rad at AACon2014: Punishing apostates is a long-standing and fundamental feature of all major religions. Islam is no different except that Islamism – an extreme Right movement with Islam as its banner – is this era’s inquisition and totalitarianism. …

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Apr 17 2014

I’m at American Atheist Convention

I’ve just arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah for the American Atheist Convention which starts Thursday! I’ll be speaking on apostasy and nude protest as challenges to Islamism and Islam. More details here.

Apr 13 2014

Iranian cultural figures and artists outside Iran stand united against the execution of Rayhaneh Jabbari

Let us band together to save someone from capital punishment. Let us not stand by and watch as a precious life is snuffed out. Rayhaneh Jabbari is 26 years old. At age 19 she was charged with the murder of Morteza Sarbandi, a doctor and a former employee of the Ministry of Intelligence and Surveillance …

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Apr 13 2014

Ghesas and Execution are the same

Mohammad Javad Larijani, the secretary-general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights recently said: “The problem lies in that the west does not understand that Ghesas code [retribution] is different from execution. A verdict of Ghesas belongs to the aggrieved who can either pardon the condemned or impose the sentence”. Mohammad Javad Larijani said: …

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Apr 11 2014

Rayhaneh is to be reportedly executed on Tuesday

The only way to save her is to increase the pressure through the Campaign IT HAS NOW BEEN REPORTED THAT RAYHANEH’S EXECUTION DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR THIS TUESDAY. WE MUST STOP IT. On Saturday 7 April 2014 or Farvardin 17, 1393 on the Persian calender a meeting was held in Tehran in the name …

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Apr 10 2014

28 April 2014 Symbolic Protest, Law Society, London

Join Protest against Law Society 28 April 2014 from 5:00-6:00pm at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL. Just show up or join the Facebook Page of the One Law for All, Southall Black Sisters, Centre for Secular Space, Lawyers Secular Society and LSE SUASH organised symbolic protest. The protest is endorsed by the Council of …

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Apr 03 2014

International Humanist Academy

I was recently elected as a Laureate of the International Humanist Academy. Other distinguished members include some of my favourite people: AC Grayling, Richard Dawkins, Taslima Nasrin, Harold Kroto and many more! Here’s a list of the members and more about the Academy. آکادمی بین المللی اومانىسم (انسانگرایی) مريم نمازى را بعنوان عضو خود انتخاب کرده …

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Apr 01 2014

Fitnah Unveiled March 2014

Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation March 2014, Volume 2, Issue 3 Editor: Maryam Namazie; Design: Kiran Opal PDF Version of Publication This is my body; I will do whatever I want with it, Interview with Amina Sboui and Aliaa Magda Elmahdy Maryam Namazie: Why did you do the nude action …

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Apr 01 2014

This is my body; I will do whatever I want with it, Interview with Amina Sboui and Aliaa Magda Elmahdy

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Unveiled A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation March 2014 Volume 2, Issue 3 Editor: Maryam Namazie Design: Kiran Opal PDF Version of Publication: Fitnah-Unveiled-March-2014 In This Issue – This is my body; I will do whatever I want with it, Interview with Amina Sboui and Aliaa Magda Elmahdy – News Flash: February …

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