Maryam Namazie’s events in Australia regarding her opposition to Sharia and her support for secularism and universal rights:
Maryam Namazie’s Australian tour in the last week of August was a huge success, attracting a high media profile and hundreds who attended her various speaking engagements.
See one of her interviews broadcast today on ABC News 24’s One Plus One program here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-02/one-plus-one-friday-2-september/2868498.
For a full report of the visit and media coverage, including in The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald, click here: http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/maryam-namazies-australia-tour-a-success/.
A huge thanks goes to One Law for All supporters Gaby Grammeno and Gavin Vance (who helped with the Melbourne leg of the visit) for organising the tour. Grammeno is now the new contact person for One Law for All in Australia.
17 SEPTEMBER LONDON MARCH AND RALLY FOR SECULARISM
One Law for All will be joining the 17 September march and rally in support of secularism. Anne Marie Waters explains the importance of joining in and being heard and counted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BBXvzmnE6So. Maryam Namazie will be speaking at the rally against Sharia and religious laws and in defence of universal rights, equality and secularism.
Spokespersons Maryam Namazie and Anne Marie Waters will be speaking on Sharia law at a number of other events, including a Q&A on stoning at the Amnesty International Human Rights Centre (7 September), the National Secular Society conference on secularism at Conway Hall (10 September), a BHA panel discussion on Islam in a secular Europe at Conway Hall (16 September), a panel discussion at a fringe meeting of the LibDem Federal Conference in Birmingham (20 September) and a talk in Copenhagen, Denmark (27 September). For details of the events, visit: http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/category/events/upcoming-events/.
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1. The third edition of One Law for All’s international art competition, Passion for Freedom, will take place at UNIT24 Gallery London during 29 October – 5 November 2011. This year’s edition will present selected works from artists and writers whose work is mainly concerned with human rights and one secular law for all citizens. Competition judges include Polly Toynbee (Writer and Columnist), Francisco Laranjo (Artist and Head of School of Arts at Porto University) and Deeyah (Singer and Composer). Passion for Freedom invites submissions from visual artists involved in painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, mixed media, installation and video. You can find terms and conditions, submission forms, archive images from last year’s edition and more at www.passionforfreedom.co.uk.
2. If you haven’t already signed up to the One Law for All campaign, please join the over 27,800 people and groups that have done so here: http://onelawforallpetition.com/onelaw/onela300.php?nr=40155035
For your information, see the prominent personalities and groups that support One Law for All, including Southall Black Sisters, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Gita Sahgal, Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan, PZ Myers and Polly Toynbee: http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/about/prominent-signatories/.
3. The One Law for All Campaign was launched on 10 December 2008, International Human Rights Day, to call on the UK Government to recognise that Sharia and religious courts are arbitrary and discriminatory against women and children in particular and that citizenship and human rights are non-negotiable. For further information contact:
Anne Marie Waters and Maryam Namazie
One Law for All
BM Box 2387
London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731
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