October 21, 2021
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October 13, 2021
On Saturday 20 November from 6-8pm, CEMB is screening “Women Leaving Islam” for the first time in London. After the film, there will be a panel discussion on Blasphemous Women and Equality. Speakers include Somali Ex-Muslim Voices Founder Halima Salat, CEMB Spokesperson Maryam Namazie, Youtuber and Counsellor Mimzy Vidz, Youtuber Nuriyeh Khan, Clinical Psychologist Savin Bapir-Tardy, and Writer and Southall Black Sisters Activist Rahila Gupta. Tickets are £5.00. Due to Covid rules, space is limited so please get your tickets today. On Saturday 20 November from 6-8pm, CEMB is screening “Women Leaving Islam” for the first time in London. After...
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October 3, 2021
  Greetings. I am Farangis Mazloum, Soheil Arabi’s mother. He is an atheist and anarchist prisoner [in Iran who was initially sentenced to death for Facebook posts]. I would like to thank those calling for October 3rd to be named International Soheil Day. I ask everyone who is watching this video to support us and to support Soheil. Soheil should have been freed many years ago because of all that he had suffered and the amnesty. However, unfortunately, not only did they not release him, but they added two more years imprisonment to his sentence. I appreciate your efforts in...
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September 28, 2021
Dear friend We hope you are well and safe. We wanted to write and give you an update of upcoming events and actions. BLASPHEMY DAY, 30 September Join CEMB in celebrating blasphemy by uploading your photo into our #blasphemyday frame and sharing on social media. If you can’t show your face because it may put you at risk, hide it or leave it blank. Artist Victoria Gugenheim explains how to add your photo to the frame here. On this day, we reiterate that blasphemy is not a crime. It is part and parcel of freedom of conscience and expression and...
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September 28, 2021
Join CEMB in celebrating blasphemy by uploading your photo into our #blasphemyday frames below and sharing on social media. If you can’t show your face because it may put you at risk, hide it or leave it blank. On this day, we reiterate that blasphemy is not a crime. It is part and parcel of freedom of conscience and expression. Clearly, ideas don’t need rights, people do. Artist Victoria Gugenheim explains how to add your photo to the frame: 1- Save the blasphemy day photo frames to your phone (see below). 2- Go to Google Play Store / Apple Store...
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September 27, 2021
Farsi, Arabic, French and Spanish translations and list of Signatories below. To add your signature, please email maryamnamazie@gmail.com or add your name and description in the comments section below. The list will be updated daily until end of 3 October, International Soheil Day. Soheil Arabi is an Iranian atheist initially sentenced to death for ‘insulting the Prophet of Islam’ in Facebook posts. Due to public pressure, his sentence was reduced but he continues to face multiple additional charges in attempts to silence him since his arrest in November 2013. In August 2021, his lawyer Tweeted that Soheil had been sentenced...
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September 26, 2021
29-30 October 2021 Vrijdenkersfestival 2021 (Freethinkers Festival 2021) De Balie, Amsterdam Met onafhankelijke geesten uit alle windhoeken, de een nog moediger dan de ander. Het begrip vrijheid is onlosmakelijk verbonden met Amsterdam. De stad deed in de 17e eeuw al dienst als veilige haven. Voor vrijdenkers, afvalligen en andere lastpakken. Vanzelfsprekend trokken scherpe geesten als René Descartes, John Locke en Baruch de Spinoza naar de stad. Waar anders konden ze wonen, denken, schrijven en publiceren? Wie elders om zijn denkbeelden werd verjaagd, kreeg in Amsterdam een warm welkom. Als andersdenkende werd je er gezien en gehoord. Vanaf dat moment is...
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August 28, 2021
Carte blanche: liberté, dignité et fraternité pour l’Afghanistan, Le Soir, 28 August 2021 Nous, signataires de ce message de solidarité envers le peuple afghan, sommes, certes, contre toute ingérence d’un pays tiers, quelles que soient ses bonnes ou louables intentions, à l’intérieur d’une nation souveraine et indépendante. Nous sommes également, à l’inverse, pour l’autodétermination des peuples, leur autonomie comme leur liberté. Aussi, ce contre quoi nous nous insurgeons donc ici, est-ce, avant tout, la manière – la méthode –, improvisée et bâclée, dont l’Occident, les Etats-Unis d’Amérique en tête, mais aussi l’Union européenne, vient de quitter précipitamment, en ces deux...
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August 25, 2021
Women Against Taliban, Frauen gegen Taliban, Hpd, 25 August 2021 With the takeover by the Taliban in Afghanistan, people around the world are fearing that the Taliban’s first victims will be millions of women. Only a few days has passed since the takeover by this reactionary force, and the Taliban leaders are already talking about ordering young girls into forced marriages, imprisoning women in their homes and imposing compulsory hijab and Islamic laws; and, wherever they have been able to, they have started attacking women and girls. We are not only deeply concerned about the safety, right to life and...
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June 17, 2021
“Worthy”, a poem inspired by an interview with Maryam Namazie written and performed by Sara Babahami.
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