Nuclear weapons are not the “right” of the Islamic regime of Iran

This week’s 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 راوى

سلاح های هسته ای “حق” رژيم اسلامى ايران نيست
۳ سپتامبر ۲۰۱۴
مصاحبه با اصغر کريمى٬ رئيس هئيت اجرايى حزب کمونيست کارگرى ايران

Nuclear weapons are not the “right” of the Islamic regime of Iran
2 September 2014
Interview with Asqar Karimi, Head of Worker-communist Party of Iran’s Executive Board

‘World Stands Disgraced’ – On Israeli government offensive on Gaza

See this week’s 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 راوى

جهان به رسوایی کشيده شده است
در مورد حمله دولت اسرائیل به غزه
مصاحبه با نيرا يوال ديويس٬ شبکه تحقيقاتى در مورد زنان در مناطق جنگى

‘The World Stands Disgraced’, On the Israeli offensive in Gaza
5 August 2014
Interview with Nira Yuval Davis, Israeli dissident

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 راوى

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAMME/برنامه ها

زنان در انقلابات
۹ ژوئيه ۲۰۱۴
مصاحبه با مجدولين عبيده٬ فعال حقوق زن اهل ليبى

Women in Revolution
8 July 2014
Interview with Magdulien Abaida, Libyan Women’s Rights Activist


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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 ماه رمضان جرم است و هر متخاطى از این قوانین با آزار و اذیت خیابانى و بعلاوه ده روز تا دو ماه زندان و ٧۴ ضربه شلاق روبرو است.

ظاهرا کلیپ “روزه خوارى تان مبارک ” براى جمهورى اسلامى دردسر درست کرده که با چنین سرعتی عکس العمل نشان داده است: “فریبرز پویا، بهرام سروش و مریم نمازی سه عنصر خودفروخته ضد انقلاب هستند که در روزهای اخیر با انتشار کلیپی با عنوان “روزه خواری شما مبارک” در فضای مجازی مخالفان نظام مقدس جمهوری اسلامی ایران را تشویق به روزه خواری کردند. مریم نمازی که یک هرزه و زن فاسد و از ابزارهای ضد انقلاب برای جو سازی به شمار می آید و برای امرار معاش دست به هر کاری می زند و برای این که در میان ضد انقلاب جایی باز کند در این کلیپ به همراه فریبرز پویا و بهرام سروش با خوردن مشروب به سلامتی کسانی که روزه خواری می کنند به قول خودش به مقابله با نظام آمده است!!! و مخالفان نظام را هم تشویق می کند برای ضربه زدن به جمهوری اسلامی روزه خواری کنند.”

آدم با خواندن این اراجیف، خنده که سهل است، قهقه میزند! البته که من مردم را به روزه خوارى تشویق میکنم. حکومتى که غذا خوردن، آب نوشیدن و اندیشیدن مردم را جرم میداند و سرکوب میکند، چیزى بجز تحقیر از سوی ما نثارش نخواهد شد، و مردمى که این قوانین را هر روز زیر پا مى گذارند بیشترین همبستگى انسانى و حمایت را بهمراه خواهند داشت.

همانطور که مردم در ایران هر روز آپارتاید جنسى را زیر پا میگذارند، حجاب از سر میکشند و …، چه چیزی بهتر از این که قوانین روزه و رمضان را در روز روشن و علنى پایمال کنند؟ جنبش جهانى روزه .خوارى پاسخ این هاست

مریم نمازی

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 News
7 July 2014

Counter-revolutionaries who use any means to conspire in the media against the sacred system of the Islamic Republic, have this time broadcast a clip encouraging opponents of the system to break fasting rules in order to oppose the Islamic Republic’s system!

According to the media monitoring service of ‘Engelab News’: Fariborz Pooya, Bahram Soroush and Maryam Namazie, three mercenary counter-revolutionary elements, have in the past few days broadcast a clip entitled “happy fasting violations” in cyberspace encouraging opponents of the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran to violate fasting rules!

In this clip, Maryam Namazie, an immoral and corrupt woman who is considered a counter-revolutionary tool earning a living by doing anything to jostle a position for herself amongst the counter-revolutionaries, along with Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush, drinks alcohol to the health of those who undermine the fasting rules; and according to her comes to challenge the system. She also encourages opponents to strike at the system by violating fasting rules.

With this ridiculous and farcical action, Maryam Namazie is even more exposed than before because she has not been and is not accepted amongst some counter-revolutionary elements. Some of them have even officially said Namazie is a harlot and a corrupt woman who just wants to jostle a position and promote herself amongst the counter-revolutionaries.

In this clip, these counter-revolutionary elements led by Maryam Namazie officially declare their solidarity with those who violate fasting rules in Iran and give them support!

Maryam Namazie has had a secret long term affair with Farokh Negahdar and has been known to be his girl friend.

In the past, counter -revolutionaries have tried to encourage fasting violations but not in such an absurd and ridiculous manner as drinking wine in the holy month of Ramadan.

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 احدى
کارگردان: رضا مرادى
مشاور برنامه: پونه راوى

Execution Protects State not Society
Bread and Roses on New Channel TV, 25 June 2014
With Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush.
Interview with Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson of International Committee against Execution and Stoning.
Director: Reza Moradi. Programme Consultant: Poone Ravi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see all the programmes, visit Bread and Roses TV channel on Youtube.

Bread and Roses: Nothing is Sacred. On free expression

.برنامه نان و گل سرخ مجله ای سیاسی – اجتماعی در کانال جديد. روز پخش ۱۸ ژوئن ۲۰۱۴

اين هفته در مورد آزادى ابراز عقيده و تمسخر مذهب. هيچ چيز مقدس نيست
با فريبرز پويا٬ بهرام سروش و مريم نمازى. مصاحبه با کمدين کيت سمورتويت. کارگردان: رضا مرادى مشاور برنامه: پونه راوى

Bread and Roses, 17 June 2014, On Nothing is Sacred. With Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush.
Interview with Comedian Kate Smurthwaite. Director: Reza Moradi. Programme Consultant: Poone Ravi.

Only 6 days left to support Bread and Roses

285Dear friend

Thanks to 82 people, we have managed to raise £2,465 towards our second Bread and Roses fundraising campaign for much-needed equipment.

With only 6 days left and more than £12,500 more to raise, though, we were hoping you or someone you know might be willing and able to help us reach our target.

Bread and Roses is an important taboo-breaking, freethinking political-social TV magazine in Persian and English broadcast in Iran and the Middle East via New Channel satellite TV and globally via social media. Millions have already seen the programme. It has been extremely well-received and can play an important role in opposing Islamism and promoting universal rights, free-thought and secularism.

To continue long-term, though, we will need additional equipment. We cannot keep producing our programmes with the current computer and without a video mixer or proper lighting.

Please help us if you can.

16 June is the last day you can help.

For your information, we have produced the following programmes so far:

* Mothers of Khavaran and their movement for justice in Iran (with an interview with Iran Tribunal London Spokesperson Mersedeh Ghaedi), English, Farsi

* Stealthy Freedom and Unveiling of Women in Iran (with an interview with Journal Editor Keyvan Javid), English, Farsi

* Apostasy and right to belief highlighting case of Sudanese apostasy case Mariam Yahya Ibrahim (with an interview with Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain co-Spokersperson Nahla Mahmoud), English, Farsi

* Secularism as a Human Right (with an interview with Philosopher AC Grayling), English, Farsi

* Sharia Law is madness (with an interview with Southall Black Sisters Director Pragna Patel), English, Farsi

* Nude Protest as a form of resistance to Islamism (with an interview with Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and Tunisian activist Amina Sboui), English, Farsi

The programme is hosted by Maryam Namazie, an award-winning secularist and atheist blogger and campaigner; Fariborz Pooya, founder of the Iranian Secular Society and Bahram Soroush, a civil rights activist. Its director is Reza Moradi; programme consultant is Poone Ravi.

Please support our fundraising campaign if you can. You can donate here. Every penny will help.

Also, don’t forget to like our Facebook Page, Subscribe to our Youtube Channel and follow us on Twitter: @NanoGoleSorkh.

Thank you for any support.

Warmest wishes
Maryam Namazie
Bread and Roses
Nan  o Gole Sorkh
BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UK
Email: [email protected]
Facebook
Youtube
Twitter: @NanoGoleSorkh

PS Listen to my interview with Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist on the importance of Bread and Roses here.

 

Bread and Roses: On Apostasy

See this week’s Bread and Roses TV programme in English on the issue of apostasy and the execution sentence of Mariam Yahya Ibrahim in Sudan. In this week’s programme, I speak with Nahla Mahmoud, Spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.

The Persian programme will be broadcast via New Channel TV tomorrow and will be available then.

Next week’s programme is on Stealthy Freedoms and women unveiling in Iran. What does this movement represent to you? Send us any questions and comments or even 30 second videos to broadcast on our programme to the below:

Bread and Roses
نان و گل سرخ
BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UK
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NanoGoleSorkh
Twitter: @NanoGoleSorkh
Youtube: youtube.com/breadandrosesTV
Telephone: +44 20 3287 6128

By the way, we have managed to raise £2000 of the £15,000 we need for a video mixer, computer, microphones and lighting for the programme. There’s only 20 days left so please help if you can. See our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. Right now, we have to manually edit footage from 4 separate cameras on a computer that keeps shutting down. It takes too long to produce each programme, which makes it impractical over the long-term. A video mixer and computer will make things easier!

Thanks for any support for our free-thinking, taboo-breaking work.. We’ll owe you one.

Bread and Roses: Secularism as a basic right

Watch Bread and Roses English programme with Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush being broadcast today via New Channel TV on “Secularism as a basic right”. There’s a great interview with philosopher AC Grayling on the issue.

Director: Reza Moradi; Assistant Director: Poone Ravi

Enjoy!

Support Bread and Roses: We need your help

Dear friend

61 donors have helped us kick-start Bread and Roses, a taboo-breaking, freethinking political-social TV magazine in Persian and English broadcast in Iran and the Middle East as well as globally via satellite and social media. The programme is hosted by Maryam Namazie, an award-winning secularist and atheist blogger and campaigner; Fariborz Pooya, founder of the Iranian Secular Society; Bahram Soroush, a civil rights activist and political commentator and Siavash Modaresi, editor of a cultural publication Pusheh.

You can see an interview by Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist with Maryam on the importance of Bread and Roses here:

The first two programmes have already been broadcast, thanks to an initial £4,000 raised for cameras and tripods. They are on nude protest (including an interview with topless Tunisian and Egyptian activists Amina Sboui and Aliaa Magda Elmahdy) and on Sharia law (including an interview with Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters). See them below. The upcoming programme is on secularism and will include an interview with philosopher AC Grayling.

14 May Programme on Sharia law with an interview with Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters

30 April Programme on Nude Protest with an interview with topless activists Amina Sboui and Aliaa Magda ElMahdy

Despite our progress, we have initiated a new fundraising campaign to help us with equipment we don’t have but desperately need, including a video mixer, lighting, an up-to-date computer and microphones. We have already bought our microphones on credit card (which explains the better quality sound in our second programme). Reaching our fundraising target of £15,000 will help us produce quality and timely programmes that will continue to bring free-thought to Iran and the region as well as the west where it is sorely needed for many years to come!

Support our new fundraising campaign if you can. You can donate here.

No amount is too small (or too large) and we will forever appreciate your help and support. However, if you can’t afford to give anything, don’t worry. Just help publicise our campaign and tell everyone you know about it.

We have only 30+ days to raise the money but with your help we might just be able to do it…

By the way, have a look at another interview with Maryam Seth Andrews produced entitled Fear, Fitnah and Freedom:

Thank you for any support.

Warmest wishes
Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya, Bahram Souroush and Siavash Modaresi
Bread and Roses Team
Nan o Gole Sorkh
BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UK
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NanoGoleSorkh
Twitter: @NanoGoleSorkh

The Problem with Sharia

Here’s Bread and Roses second TV programme in English on Sharia Law with Fariborz Pooya, Bahram Soroush and myself. We have already bought good microphones (on credit card) so the sound quality is a lot better than the one before on nude protest.
Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters is interviewed here on the issue of Sharia. We hope you enjoy it!

If you like our programme and want to see more, support our fundraising campaign for a much needed video mixer and computer…

Bread and Roses TV: On Nude Protest

Bread and Roses first programme in English on Nude Protest is ready!
Hosts are Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya, and Bahram Soroush.
We have a wonderful interview in it with Amina Sboui and Aliaa Magda Elmahdy.

You can view the programme here. It’s also embedded below:

It took much longer than expected because we didn’t have the equipment needed.

We are therefore initiating a new fundraising campaign asking for more help.

Please help distribute links to the TV programme and the fundraising campaign!

Bread and Roses is a taboo-breaking, freethinking Political and Social Magazine – much needed in Iran, the Middle East and N Africa. It will be broadcast to the region via New Channel satellite TV.

Thanks for your patience and support!

اولين برنامه نان و گل سرخ در مورد اعتراض عريان به زبان انگليسى آماده شده است
با شرکت مريم نمازى. فريبرز پويا و بهرام سروش. در اين برنامه مصاحبه اى با آليا مجده المهدى و آمينه السبوعى صورت گرفته.
برنامه انگليسى را مى توانيد اينجا ببينيد

هنوز مشکلات فنى زيادى داريم و به همين دليل برنامه فارسى آماده نيست اما حتما تا چند روز ديگر آماده خواهد شد
جهت اطلاع براى اينکه بتوانيم مشکلات فنى مان را حل کنيم کمپين مالى ديگرى را امروز شروع کرديم

ممنون از اينکه جوياى برنامه بوديد. اميدواريم هر چه زودتر مشکلات حل شوند!

69 hours left to help…

37 wonderful people have given £1,790 to make our taboo-breaking, free-thinking TV magazine a reality. The donation that has pleased us the most so far is the £1 given by an Iranian asylum seeker who couldn’t afford more but we’re also very excited about every other donation up to £500! Thank you!

But here’s our problem. There are only 69 hours left to support Bread and Roses before our fundraising campaign comes to an end and we still need £8,210! Well, we actually only need £7,210 as the lovely Muriel Seltman has sent us a cheque for £1000. (Did I say only £7,210?!)

satelliteIranAs you know, the weekly programme will be broadcast via New Channel TV to Iran and the region. People will receive it via “illegal” satellites like the ones pictured on the left being destroyed by tanks courtesy of the Iranian regime.

Bread and Roses – in Persian and English to begin with – will deal with everything from Sharia law, the veil, sex segregation, religious education, theocracy, Islamism, class divisions and racism to secularism, humanism, gender equality, ethics without religion, atheism, ex-Muslims, citizenship rights and universal values…

A programme likes our represents a real “danger” to the regime of Iran, Islamism and brutality in general, and is much needed for people in Iran and elsewhere. Many of the very same issues we will raise are contested right here in Europe and need coverage like ours. Bread and Roses will be available on the internet and via social media for those without satellite dishes.

To be able to begin the programme, though, we need two more cameras and microphones as well as extra lighting as the New Channel studio in London does not have all that we need. We have tried to tape a programme and found it impossible without the added equipment so do help us if you can. Once we raise the money and buy the equipment, we can go ahead immediately as:

We have already cleaned our section of the studio:

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Gone shopping for our “stage” at IKEA using our credit cards:tv2014 042

Set up our studio (by the way, the TV in the corner doesn’t work)!

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Taken our technical wizard Reza Moradi to the studio to give us a final list of the minimum we need:

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Warmed our seats and practised our first programme a few hundred times:

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But we can’t do anything more until we get the equipment, so if you can spare some change and can do it within the next 60 plus hours, help us out. You won’t regret it.

We will thank you publicly for your support and also give you some other goodies like posters and lunches as well as raise any issues you want raised if you help. You can find out more about these on our Indiegogo site.

Also please like our Facebook Page.

And feel free to think of other ways to raise funds for us. Sahra Bahar is organising a small concert for her friends and acquaintances to help us raise money for the programme.

Any amount will help. And once you help you can say you were part of an important development in the fight against reaction and for rationalism and free thought.

Thanks.

Survey on Gender Segregation at Universities

Dear friend

One Law for All, in conjunction with Southall Black Sisters and Fitnah, is conducting a survey as part of a research project investigating the nature and impact of segregation, specifically gender segregation, at universities in the United Kingdom.

If you have experienced gender segregation at a university, please take a few moments to respond to the questionnaire online by 31 March 2014. This research project is conducted in full compliance with the Ethics Guidelines of the Social Research Association. Your data will be treated as confidential and your participation will remain anonymous.

For more information about this research or to provide more in depth information, please contact: [email protected]

Thank you for your participation.

Warmest wishes
Maryam Namazie
Spokesperson

NOTES:

1. Please don’t forget to book early for the international Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights in London during 11-12 October 2014 so you can get the Early Bird Special Rates. The conference has a fantastic line-up of well known secularists from across the world. It is a not-to-be-missed event. We do hope to see you there!

2. I am hoping to start a new TV programme broadcast in Iran and the Middle East via Satellite called Bread and Roses. If you want to support the taboo-breaking, freethinking programme which will deal with a lot of the issues raised by One Law for All, please donate here. No amount is too little and every bit will help get equipment to tape the much-needed programmes.

Will you support a free-thinking, taboo-breaking TV magazine?

I and a group of activists want to start Bread and Roses – a weekly taboo-breaking, freethinking political-social TV magazine in Persian and English broadcast in Iran and the Middle East as well as globally via satellite TV and social media.

The programme will address crucial issues such as Sharia courts, sex segregation, Islamism, religion and Islam, the right to atheism and apostasy, nudity as a form of resistance, freedom of expression, secularism, child marriages as well as social and cultural issues namely how to deal with bullying, the status of women in society, the role of artists and underground musicians and whether one can live moral lives without religion.

Today, via Indiegogo, we are kick-starting a 3 week fundraising campaign to raise money for the initial equipment we need including cameras, a computer, lighting, paint, a rug, lamps, tables and chairs. Here’s our appeal in English:

Please support us if you can.

With your donations you will get a shout-out and thank you on our programme, will be able to decide issues for discussion, receive signed posters or a beautifully designed T-shirt, and even meet the hosts for a lunch on us! Most importantly you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped bring crucial discussions to audiences in Iran, the Middle East and globally.

As you all know, we have been active for many years on issues deemed taboo or controversial. We have consistently defended universal values, equality and civil rights despite the insistence on a racism of lower expectations and standards and a cultural relativism that insists that the “other” has less rights and freedoms depending on the “community” they are deemed to belong to. Things are changing, however, and we hope that Bread and Roses can help further articulate, strengthen and encourage universal values.

Please don’t worry if you can’t support us financially. We know how difficult times are for many people but even if you can’t donate, help get the word out and bring attention to our programme. You can use the Indiegogo share tools!

Please also like or follow our programme:
www.facebook.com/NanoGoleSorkh
@NanoGoleSorkh
Nanogolesorkh
+44 20 3287 6128

Thanks for any and all your support.

By the way, here are some photos of our first get together to discuss our programme:

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