October 29, 2022
See Maryam Namazie’s speech at FiLiA, Europe’s largest feminist conference, on #Iran’s #womensrevolution This is your revolution! ‏Defend it ‏Defend it ‏Defend it Also with new song by @shelleysegal cover of Shervin Hajipour Baraye سخنرانی مریم نمازی در فیلیا، بزرگترین کنفرانس فمینیست اروپا در‌ مورد انقلاب زنانه در ایران ‏ این انقلاب شماست. ازش دفاع کنید! دفاع کنید! دفاع کنید! Video editing by @fariborzpooya #MahsaAmini #womansrevolution #IranProtests2022 #IranRevolution2022 #NationalStrike #OpIran #WomanLifeFreedom #ایران #مهسا_امینی #انقلاب_زنانه #اعتصابات_سراسری #زن_زندگی_آزادی
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October 6, 2022
Maryam Namazie on Iran’s women’s revolution, Talk TV, 6 October 2022
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September 27, 2022
22-year-old Mahsa Amini was visiting Tehran from Saqez, Iranian Kurdistan when she was arrested on 13 September for ‘improper’ veiling by the morality police. She was badly beaten according to eyewitnesses, arriving brain-dead at the hospital. She died in intensive care on 16 September. Outrage over her murder has sparked unprecedented protests across Iran. The slogans of these protests include: ‘Down with Dictator,’ We don’t want an Islamic government,’ ‘We don’t want an anti-women government.’ The main slogan of the protests: ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ with women taking the lead, removing and burning their veils, united with men against the Islamic...
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September 22, 2022
22-year-old Mahsa (Jina) Amini was visiting Tehran from Saqez, Iranian Kurdistan when she was arrested on 13 September for ‘improper’ veiling by the morality police. She was badly beaten according to eyewitnesses, her skull fractured. She was taken to Kasra hospital in a coma and died in intensive care on 16 September. Outrage over her murder has sparked a new round of protests that have spread across Iran. The slogan of these protests include: ‘Down with Dictator,’ We don’t want an Islamic government,’ ‘We don’t want an anti-women government.’ The main slogan speaks volumes:  ‘Woman, Life, Freedom.’ Women leading the...
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September 13, 2022
Please sign a petition to help save the two women. Protesters in Cologne, Germany, were met with aggressive heckling by a group of young Muslims on September 10. A video posted by Maryam Namazie, a London-based Iranian writer and activist, showed the counter-protesters shouting “Allahu Akbar.” Namazie and her groups protested against Iran, sentencing LGBTQ activists Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani and Elham Chobdar to death. According to Iran’s Urmia Revolutionary Court, the two were charged with “Corruption on Earth.” They were found guilty of promoting homosexuality which caused outrage in the international LGBTQ and human rights organizations. In an interview with the Atheist Republic...
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September 12, 2022
IBKA, the International League of Non-Religious and Atheists, awarded CEMB Spokesperson Maryam Namazie the Sapio Prize for outstanding merits in advocating freethought, separation of state and church, and rational thinking in Cologne, Germany on 10 September 2022. Maryam Namazie shared the award with Mina Ahadi and Arzu Toker who started the first Council of Ex-Muslims in Germany and other organisations in Ex-Muslims International. She dedicated the award to Islam’s Non Believers. Rene Hartmann, IBKA Spokesperson opened the award ceremony The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain aims to give a voice to people who have turned away from Islam. It campaigns...
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September 3, 2022
Maryam Namazie’s Opening Speech at #CelebratingDissent2022 سخنرانی افتتاحیه مریم نمازی در کنفرانس بین‌المللی تجلیل از ناهم اندیشی Maryam Namazie’s opening speech at #CelebratingDissent2022 calls the #exMuslim movement the new civil rights movement and says: #SalmanRushdie not the first nor the last attacked by #Iran & #Islamists. But as Chilean poet Pablo Neruda said, ‘You can cut all the flowers but you cannot stop the Spring’. See text in Persian and English Below. ENGLISH Hello Apostates, Blasphemers, Heretics and Freethinkers. It is good to see you, especially since Covid and so soon after the violent attack on our courageous Salman Rushdie....
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August 31, 2022
Celebrating Dissent 2022 adopted resolutions in defence of Salman Rushdie, for an end to Germany’s Code 166 and for an International Day of Secularism or Laïcité. IN DEFENSE OF SALMAN RUSHDIE Celebrating Dissent 2022 condemns the violent attack on Salman Rushdie and stands in unequivocal solidarity with the brave writer. We are pleased to finally see support for Rushdie, rather than the usual vilification and victim blaming that comes after freethinkers are targeted by the Islamist movement. Whilst the attacker’s motives have not yet been revealed, his allegiance to the Islamic regime in Iran clearly links the attack to Khomeini’s...
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August 31, 2022
Maryam Namazie interviews Scientist Richard Dawkins at Celebrating Dissent 2022 in Cologne, Germany.
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August 31, 2022
Photos and videos are also published on CD2022 website. CD2022 Press Release (final) “We attended one of the largest gatherings of atheists and freethinkers in the world, Celebrating Dissent. An event with a very special tone – the aggression against Salman Rushdie on everyone’s minds. More than ever, these atheists wanted to show that they are more and more numerous and determined to win the battle against obscurantism.” – Charlie Hebdo, 24 August 2022 Celebrating Dissent 2022, held in Cologne, Germany on August 20-21 2022, to coincide with International Apostasy Day, was an extraordinary event with over 50 exceptional speakers from 30 countries worldwide, including scientist...
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