UK Gender Newswire Archive
07-09-2007 15:39Unfortunately it is easy to read the minds of Gordon Brown and
Jacqui Smith in this moment. They are angry because the problem
of the arbitrary and unjust deportations has come to light.
I hope I'm wrong, but the history of persecution generally repeats
a pattern. I believe the UK Government is once again studying
a way to refuse Pegah asylum...
06-09-2007 14:04Back for a second year, the Feminist Fightback activist conference is organised by a group of socialist feminists, including the Education Not for Sale student network. It aims to bring together feminists from a wide range of perspectives to debate ideas and develop practical strategies for fighting women’s oppression and exploitation.
05-09-2007 19:35Puyo, Ecuador
Gloria Ushigua and Rosa Gualinga, two indigenous leaders, were attacked on Sunday August 26, after months of receiving death threats for their efforts to protect the territory of the Zapara people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. They were beaten until unconscious, thrown in the trunk of a car, and later, apparently, left for dead.
04-09-2007 23:12The case of Pegah Emambakhsh has revealed that Europe has abandoned a long time ago the road of the respect for human rights. The fear for the fight between the different culture and the suspiciousness towards the others has slowly sunk our civilisation in a cultural and social swamp. People see enemies everywhere. The values of the freedom have been replaced from those - ambiguous and dangerous - of the security.
30-08-2007 11:39PROTEST against the presentation of violence against women as entertainment at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool 7pm September 11.
28-08-2007 23:14A short conclusion about the Black Block glossaries in the rural debate about militant tactics on International Brigades eve on Autumn 2007!
Worth to read it:)
"The First Minister Gordon Brown is paying particular attention to the case of the Iranian refugee", they have assured, “and we're approaching the case with a solution that respects the conventions for the Human Rights".
24-08-2007 06:48The United Kingdom is violating all the international Conventions deciding to repatriate Pegah Emambakhsh to Iran, where she's condemned to death because of her homosexuality.
Assistance is needed urgently from journalists to publicise the case of Pegah Emambakhsh, who is due to be deported to Iraq from the UK within the next three days. She faces imprisonment and execution for the crime of having been in a sexual relationship with another woman. Note to Editor: Although this case was previously reported on Indymedia UK, photographs, petition link and contact details for the Home Secretary were not included. This is NOT a simple repost.
22-08-2007 17:13The second Feminist Fightback conference will take place at University of East London on Saturday 20 October. Last year, Fightback attracted more than 200 people.
22-08-2007 16:21Unfortunately the case records would leave us to doubt it. The
impression we get is that it is an attempt to demonstrate the absurdity
of the situation, that is, that Pegah will not endure any form of persecution
in Ahmadinejad’s Iran and the ruthless Islamic courts!
21-08-2007 17:05Art project looking for socially/politically engaging artists addressing issues of prejudice, inequality and repression in public and urban spaces.
20-08-2007 23:29The government of the United Kingdom has anticipated the deportation of Pegah Emambakhsh and her flight towards the death is already set on the 23rd August.
We don't have to allow that Pegah goes up on that airplane.
20-08-2007 22:50As the socio-psychological concept of being queer in our times furbished another relinquish of anti-racist cacophony for persons in their count-ability to re stable life behavior!
20-08-2007 10:15Pegah Emambakhsh (40) is a lesbian Iranian woman. She risks of beeing sentenced to death by the judges of the Islamic Republic of Iran because of her homosexuality. She took refuge in Sheffied, Great Britain, where she sought political asylum. This right was denied her for unconvincing reasons,
among which the fact that she cannot prove she is a lesbian.
16-08-2007 11:23Pegag Emambakhsh is an Iranian national who sought asylum in the UK in 2005. Her claim failed despite appeals and she was arrested in Sheffield on Monday 13th August and is being taken to Yarlswood detention centre from where she will be deported tomorrow, Thursday 16th August.