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Channel 4 to present a confident Hindu gay voice

02-08-2010 14:13

It is a good balance to be able to hear a gay Hindu voice on National Television, with a supportive message from a mother about son's openly gay identity.

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Help Sakine's brave lawyer and human rights activist...

01-08-2010 20:01

He needs our help.
All of us who have closely followed the case of Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani are deeply concerned about the Iranian Islamic Regime's attack on Mr. Mostafaei's family. Last week Mostafaei was issued a summons requiring him to present himself to Evin prison; he did so on 24 July. He was interrogated and released but received a further summons by telephone. Later that day, his wife and brother-in-law were arrested and remain in prison in order to exert pressure on Mostafaei to turn himself in. Scores of human rights defenders have been harassed or arrested in Iran with some being sentenced to death. Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, Sajjad, who has appealed on her behalf has also faced interrogation and harassment.

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Minister for Culture admires work of London’s gay art festival

30-07-2010 14:08

Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey met the organisers of ‘GFEST – Gaywise FESTival’ – London’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) art festival. In this brief surgery meeting, Mr Vaizey showed a keen interest to know more about enterprising GFEST activities and admired its work.

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EDL ban women from Bradford demo

30-07-2010 08:30

Islamophobic EDL havebanned femal members from DEmo

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Dedication of Honorary doctorate to the people of Iran

27-07-2010 10:43

Peter Tatchell gave an inspirational speech to students at Sussex University, dedicating his doctorate to the people of Iran struggling against a theocratic regime, fighting for democracy and freedom. He dedicated his doctorate to Mansour Osanloo, the jailed Iranian trade union leader, and Sakineh Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to be stoned to death, along with more than 20 other Iranians.

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International Sakine Day against Stoning - no more stonings!

26-07-2010 17:37

This is a campaign to bring an end to stoning. Stoning is a barbaric act that belongs in Medieval times, not the 21st Century. Sakine's case represents all that is bad with a Sharia based system of law, that lets the state decide who one is allowed to have sexual relations with whom. On the 24 July 2010, thousands of campaigners from all over the world came together to say: Not to Stonings, no to Executions in Iran, no to State interference in private lives of citizens.

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Reclaim the Night ideas meeting

22-07-2010 15:03

first planning meeting for Oxfordshire Reclaim the Night 2010

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Rallies and events for International Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani Day

22-07-2010 14:26

International Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani Day
Below are rallies and events organised for International Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani Day: World Citizens against Stoning - 24 July 2010.
Day asking for end to Stonings, Executions and Tortures in Iran.

Socialists and Anarchists - PLEASE JOIN US !

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Banning The Burka - Bad news for French Burka models

20-07-2010 11:52

Sarkozy finally got his way and managed to outlaw the Burka from French streets this week. It’s amazing how banning a controversial item of clothing has been spun as an act of libertarianism. French Justice Minister, Michele Alliot-Marie said it was a victory for "Values of freedom against all the oppressions which try to humiliate individuals; values of equality between men and women". A largely male National Assembly tells women what they can and can’t wear, oh, the irony!

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Launch of the Campaign Against the Deportion of Odette Sefuko

14-07-2010 22:45

Attached is a recording of the launch of the Campaign Against Deportion of Odette Sefuko (CADOS) recorded in Sheffield on 14th July 2010, between the introduction and the discussion there was a screening of The Greatest Silence, .

Odette Sefuko fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) via Uganda in fear of her life five years ago and came to England to claim asylum. The Home Office have rejected her claim, (now being reviewed by the European Court). The Home Office refuse to accept Odette is Congolese, despite reputable evidence (see below). They want to send her back to Uganda, a place where she might face imprisonment, torture or maybe death.

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Flim screening and launch of the campaign against the deportion of Odette Sefuko

12-07-2010 08:37

The Greatest Silence
Wednesday, 14th July 2010 at 6:45pm, Garden Room, St Mary’s Church & Community Centre, Sheffield.

Screening of “The Greatest Silence” – rape in the Congo, current situation for women in the DRC. (NB this film shows graphic footage which you may find distressing, 18+ yrs only)

Followed by…launch of Odette Sefuko’s campaign against deportation.

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Anti-execution and anti-stoning protest outside Iran embassy London

11-07-2010 09:34

Stop stoning
Protesters against barbaric islamic law gathered outside the Islamic regime's embassy in London on Friday between 5-8pm. The protest was in support of Sakineh Ashtiani who had been sentenced to stoning for the alleged 'crime' of adultery.

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Protests against Stonings by the Iranian Islamic Regime

08-07-2010 10:14

Come and join us in our protests against Stoning in Iran

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One Law For All Campaign - What isn't wrong with Sharia Law...

05-07-2010 16:09

Why we on the left of the political spectrum should be supporting the One Law For All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and elsewhere.

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Fears for two women facing execution for adultery and 'enmity against God'

01-07-2010 19:27

Stop execution
let stop Islamic regim's atrocity against Woman in Iran
Amnesty International has made a new call on the Iranian authorities to immediately halt all executions and commute all death sentences as concern grows about two women and other prisoners who may be at imminent risk of execution.

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TAKE ACTION! Halt the Execution of Young Kurdish Woman Zeinab Jalalian!

30-06-2010 20:33

Stop Execution
Let stop atrocity of Islamic regime ,,,,,Many fear that Zeinab Jalalian, a 27-year-old woman and one of at least 15 Kurdish minorities currently on death-row, may be facing imminent execution that can be carried out at anytime.

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One Law For All demonstration against Sharia in Britian

24-06-2010 23:20

It was a No to Racism, No to Sexism Demo against Sharia Law. It was attended by many left wing supporters, as well as muslims opposed to Islamism. For more info see

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Show your support to stop Stoning Sakina in Iran's islamic regime

19-06-2010 14:13

An innocent woman is jailed and waiting to be stoned under Iran's islamic law.