11 February: Be there or be square!
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On February 7, 2012
- 5 Comments
- one law for all
Join the International Day for Free Expression
Defend the right to criticise religions and beliefs
Saturday 11 February 2012
Rally at Old Palace Yard (across from the House of Lords)
Speakers are: Richard Dawkins (Scientist); A C Grayling (Philosopher); Alex Gabriel (Blogger); Anne Marie Waters (One Law for All); Caroline Cox (Peer); Derek Lennard (Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association); Faisal Gazi (Spittoon.org); Gita Sahgal, (Centre for Secular Space); Hasan Afzal (Stand for Peace); Jennifer Hardy (Queen Mary Atheism Humanism and Secularism Society); Jenny Bartle (National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies); Jim Fitzpatrick (MP); Kate Smurthwaite (Comedian); Kenan Malik (Writer); Lilith (Poet, Anti-Injustice Movement) ; Marco Tranchino (Central London Humanist Group); Mark Embleton (Atheism UK); Maryam Namazie (One Law for All and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain); Nick Cohen (Writer); Nick Doody (Comedian); Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters); Rashid Ali (Centri); Rhys Morgan (Student activist); Roy Brown (International Humanist and Ethical Union); Rupert Sutton (Student Rights); Sohaila Sharifi (Equal Rights Now); Sue Cox (Survivors Voice Europe); Sundas Hoorain (London School of Economics Atheist, Secularist, and Humanist Society); Susan Zhuang (University College London Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society); Keith Porteous Wood (National Secular Society); and Yasmin Rehman (Campaigner). There will also be messages from Jesus and Mo creator. Iranian Secular Society’s Fariborz Pooya will be the Master of Ceremonies. For more information, go to its Facebook Page.
Other cities world-wide
On 11 February, there will be actions and acts of solidarity in other cities, including Australia, Brazil, France, Gambia, Germany, Poland, Portugal, and South Africa. To see the list or to add your own action or event, click here. Your act of solidarity can be anything from standing in a city square with a placard, changing your Facebook image, tweeting: #11FebFEDay or #11FebFreeExpression, doing a video, blogging about the day or organising a debate like in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Clearly, the time has come to take a firm and uncompromising stand for free expression and against all forms of bogus accusations, threats and censorship.
11 February is our chance to take a stand.
See you there.
For more information, go to:
Anne Marie Waters
One Law for All
BM Box 2387
London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731