11 February A Day of Action of Free Expression 2 Feb 2012
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The One Law for All 11 February rally for Free Expression is being held in London from 14:00-16:00 hours at the Old Palace Yard opposite the House of Lords.
Some of the confirmed speakers at the London Rally are Nick Cohen (Writer), A C Grayling (Philosopher), Kenan Malik (Writer), Gita Sahgal, (Centre for Secular Space), and Terry Sanderson/Keith Porteous Wood (National Secular Society).
In addition to the London rally, there will be actions and acts of solidarity in other cities, including Australia, France, Gambia, Germany, Poland and South Africa. To see the list or to add your own action or event, click here: http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/events-and-acts-of-solidarity-on-11-february-day-of-action-for-free-expression/
The Day of Action has been endorsed by countless groups and individuals including Jessica Ahlquist, Richard Dawkins, Equal Rights Now, Taslima Nasrin, National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies, National Secular Society, Salman Rushdie, Southall Black Sisters, and Peter Tatchell. To see the list and add your own endorsement, click here: http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/endorsements-for-11-february-day-of-action-for-free-expression/
The call for action follows an increased number of attacks on free expression in the UK, including 17 year old Rhys Morgan being forced to remove a Jesus and Mo cartoon or face expulsion, threats of violence, police being called, and the cancellation of a meeting at Queen Mary College where One Law for All spokesperson Anne Marie Waters was to deliver a speech on Sharia and the LSE Student Union's call for the atheist society to remove its affiliation due to the posting of a Jesus and Mo cartoon.
[To read Maryam Namazie's recent speech on how bogus accusations of offence and Islamophobia act similarly to secular fatwas, click here: http://freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie/2012/01/28/charges-of-offence-and-islamophobia-are-secular-fatwas/]
Clearly, the time has come to take a firm and uncompromising stand for free expression and against all forms of threats and censorship.
The right to criticise religion is a fundamental right that is crucial to many, including Muslims.
11 February is our chance to take that stand.
You need to be there.
Enough is enough.
1. Join 11 February Free Expression Day of Action Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/142455992539739/ and Tweet #11FebFEDay.
2. The rally is sponsored by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason UK.
3. For more information, details of the Day of Action, and how you can help or join, contact:
Anne Marie Waters
One Law for All
BM Box 2387 London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731
(One Law For All)
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