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Maryam Namazie

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Name: Maryam Namazie
Date registered: November 2, 2011
URL: http://www.maryamnamazie.com

Biography

aryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner and blogger. She is the Spokesperson for Fitnah - Movement for Women's Liberation, Equal Rights Now, One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She works closely with Iran Solidarity, which she founded, and the International Committee against Stoning. She is current editor of Fitnah's monthly English publication Unveiled and will be hosting a weekly television programme in Persian called Bread and Roses broadcast in Iran and the Middle East via New Channel TV from mid-February 2014. Maryam is Humanist Laureate at the International Academy of Humanism since 2013, Central Committee member of the Worker-communist Party of Iran; National Secular Society Honorary Associate; Honorary Associate of Rationalist International and Emeritus Member of the Secular Humanist League of Brazil. In June 2012, The Islamic regime of Iran's media outlets did an 'exposé' on Maryam entitled 'Meet this anti-religion woman'. Maryam was a character in DV8 Physical Theatre's Can We Talk About This?, which deals with freedom of speech, censorship and Islam. She was awarded Journalist of the Year at the Dods Women in Public Life Awards (2013); selected one of the top 45 women of the year by Elle magazine Quebec (2007); awarded the National Secular Society's Secularist of the Year Award (2005); selected 'Iranian of the Year' by Iranian.com readers (1997 and 1998); International Rescue Committee medal recipient (1988); and received the Julia B. Friedman Humanitarian Award (1987). In the past few years, she has initiated a Day to Stand with Bangladesh's Bloggers and Activists; an International Day to Defend Amina and the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar 2012-2013 and helped launch the Manifesto for a Free and Secular Middle East and North Africa. She has spoken and written numerous articles on women's rights issues, free expression, political Islam, and secularism and been interviewed by all the major international news outlets. She has co-authored Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights (One Law for All, June 2010), Enemies Not Allies: The Far-Right (One Law for All, August 2011), and The Political and Legal Status of Apostates in Islam (CEMB, December 2013). She also has an essay entitled ‘When the Hezbollah came to my School’ in 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists (Wiley-Blackwell, October 2009) and is featured in A Better Life: A Hundred Atheists Speak out on Joy and Meaning in a World Without God (2013) amongst others. Previously, Namazie produced a weekly TV International programme broadcast in the Middle East; was the elected Executive Director of the International Federation of Iranian Refugees, a refugee run organisation with 60 branches in 15 countries worldwide for 8 years; founded the Committee for Humanitarian Assistance to Iranian Refugees; was the Human Rights Advocates Training Programme Coordinator at Columbia University's Centre for the Study of Human Rights in New York and the NYC Refugee Coordinator/ US National Steering Committee Member of Amnesty International. She was Co-founder of Human Rights Without Frontiers based in the Sudan, Co-founder and President of the US-based Refugee Women’s Network and ran a refugee women's leadership training programme in NYC.

Latest posts

  1. We must break hold of pro-Islamist lobby on the Law Society — July 20, 2014
  2. Moroccan activists defying fasting rules beaten; Join 20 July International Day to Defy Fasting Rules — July 20, 2014
  3. پليس به روزه خواران مراکشى حمله کرد٬ به روز بين لمللى روزه خوارى بپيونديد — July 20, 2014
  4. 20 July: Intl Day to defy fasting rules — July 17, 2014
  5. 20 July – International Day to Defy Ramadan Fasting Rules — July 16, 2014

Most commented posts

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  3. 4 April 2013: International Day to Defend Amina; she represents us — 150 comments
  4. You can expect threats if you discuss Sharia — 144 comments
  5. World Hijab Day!? — 138 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 20 2014

We must break hold of pro-Islamist lobby on the Law Society

Please see an open letter to the leading Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir about her forthcoming talk at the Law Society, which has endorsed sharia-compliant wills. Dear Asma Jahangir, We are writing to you regarding your forthcoming conversation at the Law Society on Law, Gender and Religion on the 30th July. We are very pleased you …

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Jul 20 2014

Moroccan activists defying fasting rules beaten; Join 20 July International Day to Defy Fasting Rules

On July 19th at 7.30pm, the Alternative Movement for Individual Liberties (M.A.L.I.) and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco held a sit-in in front of the parliament in Rabat, Morocco for the International Day to Defy Fasting Rules. The sit in denounced the violation of freedom of conscience and called on the Moroccan government to repeal Article …

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Jul 20 2014

پليس به روزه خواران مراکشى حمله کرد٬ به روز بين لمللى روزه خوارى بپيونديد

در ۱۹ ژوئیه در 07:30، جنبش آلترناتيو برای آزادی های فردی و شورای اکس مسلم از مراکش به تحصن در مقابل مجلس در رباط  برای روز بین المللی روزه خوارى تحصن کردند و نقض آزادی عقیده را محکوم کردند وخواستار لغو قانون 222 از قانون مجازات که با کنوانسیون های بین المللی حقوق بشر ناسازگار شدند. قانون 222 می گوید: “یک فرد معمولا شناخته شده …

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Jul 17 2014

20 July: Intl Day to defy fasting rules

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The Bread and Roses team will be at Hyde Park across from Serpentine cafe at 1pm on Sunday 20 July to defy fasting rules during Ramadan in solidarity with the many beaten, harassed, flogged and arrested for eating and drinking during Ramadan in Iran and elsewhere.You can either join our picnic if you are close …

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Jul 16 2014

20 July – International Day to Defy Ramadan Fasting Rules

ژوئيه – روز بين اللمللى روزه خوارى 20 در همبستگى با کسانى که براى خوردن در ماه رمضان اذيت و زندانى مى شوند برنامه نان و گل ۲۰ ژوئيه را روز بين اللمللى روزه خوارى اعلام کرده است 20 July – International Day to Defy Ramadan Fasting Rules In solidarity with people who are beaten, …

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Jul 16 2014

ISIS is no-one’s representative

داعش نماينده هىچ کس نيست ۱۶ ژوئيه ۲۰۱۴ مصاحبه با هوزان محمود٬ سخنگوى سازمان آزادى زنان در عراق ISIS is no-one’s representative 15 July 2014 Interview with Houzan Mahmoud, Spokesperson of Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq

Jul 12 2014

July 12: International Day of Solidarity with Reza Shahabi and Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

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Join the international day of solidarity with jailed labour activists in Iran, in particular Reza Shahabi and Behnam Ebrahimzadeh who need urgent medical care. You can download the poster of the jailed workers, take a photo of yourself holding the poster and send it to Fariborz Pooya ([email protected]) to publicise on New Channel TV. Join us. …

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Jul 11 2014

The Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority withdraws its endorsement of the Law Society’s discriminatory practice note on Sharia wills

PRESS RELEASE 11 July 2014 Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and One Law for All welcomes the decision by the Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority (SRA), the regulatory body for solicitors, to remove the Law Society’s controversial practice note(1) on drafting ‘Sharia compliant’ wills (2) from its ethics guidance on wills. The decision clearly demonstrates that the SRA …

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Jul 11 2014

Karima Bennoune: When People of Muslim Heritage Challenge Fundamentalism

Watch Karima Bennoune’s TEDX talk: When People of Muslim Heritage Challenge Fundamentalism. In it she says, In every country where armed jihadis are active, there are unarmed citizens fighting them. Karima is a speaker at the 11-12 October conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights. You can register for the conference here.

Jul 09 2014

12 July Action: Free Labour Activists Now!

Worker-communist Party of Iran Abroad – UK branch is calling all Trade unions and labour organisations, human rights bodies and the public to support and join the international solidarity with imprisoned Iranian Labour activist Reza Shahabi and Behnam Ebrahimzaden. Reza Shabi is a member of the Executive Committee of Tehran Vahed Bus Company Workers’ Union …

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Jul 09 2014

Women in the Revolutions

Bread and Roses TV – A Political Social Magazine on New Channel TV With Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya, and Bahram Soroush Director: Reza Moradi; Programme Consultant: Poone Ravi برنامه نان و گل سرخ مجله ای سیاسی – اجتماعی در کانال جديد با فريبرز پويا٬ بهرام سروش و مريم نمازى کارگردان: رضا مرادى٬ مشاور برنامه: پونه …

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Jul 08 2014

20 July – International day to defy fasting rules during Ramadan

فارسى A media outlet associated with the Islamic regime of Iran has condemned a Bread and Roses TV programme in which we drink wine and eat bread in solidarity with all the people who are faced with the Islamic regime of Iran’s security forces and thugs during Ramadan. Those who violate compulsory fasting rules face …

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Jul 08 2014

روز بين المللى روزه خوارى

English مريم نمازى یکى از سایتهاى وابسته به جمهورى اسلامى برنامه نان و گل سرخ  ما را که در همبستگى با تمام مردمى است که در ماه رمضان مورد هجوم دستگاههاى پلیسى و ارازل و اوباش جمهورى اسلامى قرار میگیرند محکوم کرده است. در ایرانِ تحت حکومت اسلام، خوردن غذا و نوشیدن آب در تابستان …

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Jul 08 2014

جام شراب ما در همبستگی با روزه خواران علنی

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از ژورنال یکى از سایتهاى وابسته به جمهورى اسلامى برنامه نان و گل سرخ ما را که در همبستگى با تمام مردمى است که در ماه رمضان مورد هجوم دستگاههاى پلیسى و ارازل و اوباش جمهورى اسلامى قرار میگیرند محکوم کرده است. در ایرانِ تحت حکومت اسلام، خوردن غذا و نوشیدن آب در تابستان گرم در …

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Jul 08 2014

Promotion of the violation of fasting rules by drinking alcohol to challenge the system

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The below is the full translation of an article published in a media outlet associated with the Islamic regime of Iran against Bread and Roses TV and its hosts Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush. Read it and laugh! Promotion of the violation of fasting rules by drinking alcohol to challenge the system Enghelab …

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Jul 06 2014

Support Iranian Labour activists. Reza Shahabi life is in danger

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Reza Shahabi and Behanm Ebrahimzadeh need urgent support The life of Reza Shahabi is in real danger Reza Shahabi, a member of the executive board of the Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs United Bus Company(Vahed), has been jailed for his part in the great bus workers’ strike in 2006 and in forming the …

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Jul 06 2014

Happy eating during Ramadan!

روزه خوارى شما مبارک

Jul 06 2014

Best photo of world kiss day

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Long live those who resist Israeli state and Islamist terrorism and stand together as people:

Jul 02 2014

What isn’t wrong with Islamic and faith Schools?

نقش مخرب مذهب در آموزش و پرورش برنامه نان و گل سرخ مجله ای سیاسی – اجتماعی در کانال جديد٬ ۲ ژوئيه ۲۰۱۴ با فريبرز پويا٬ بهرام سروش و مريم نمازى مصاحبه با آليا سليم٬ فعال قانون برابر براى همه کارگردان: رضا مرادى مشاور برنامه: پونه راوى What isn’t wrong with Islamic and faith Schools? …

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Jun 25 2014

Executions protect state not society

This week’s Programme on Bread and Roses TV in Persian and English. عدام براى حفاطت از دولت است نه جامعه برنامه نان و گل سرخ مجله ای سیاسی – اجتماعی در کانال جديد٬ ۲۵ ژوئن ۲۰۱۴ با فريبرز پويا٬ بهرام سروش و مريم نمازى مصاحبه با سخنگوى کميته بين المللى عليه اعدام و سنگسار مينا …

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