33-year old Iranian civil rights activist and dissident Maryam [mary-yum] Faraji [farar-gee] has been found dead after disappearing earlier in July.
Ms Jaraji’s lawyer says relatives have identified her body which was found burnt near her car and belongings.
Her ex fiancee has been arrested and charged with her murder but because of Faraji’s involvement in the protests against the regime there are suspicions her murder involved Iranian security forces
On January 2, in the heat of widespread uprising against the Islamic Republic’s establishment, Faraji had been detained for ten days and gone under interrogation in the Intelligence Ministry Ward 209 in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison
New legislation decriminalising abortion will be voted on by Queensland parliament next month.
The proposed laws will make abortion available up to 22 weeks and provide safe access zones around abortion clinics.
In Queensland, women face jail terms up to seven years, and doctors up to 14 years, for terminating a pregnancy, under a law dating back to 1899.
Some abortion clinics do operate currently in Queensland using some legal loopholes to perform the procedure.
Women in remote areas have less access to free safe abortion.
In 2010 a Cairns couple were charged but later acquitted this is the most recent criminal proceedings related to abortion in Queensland.
With the support of minor parties the bill may pass but could be blocked by conservative members of parliament including members of the ruling
The Liberal opposition in Queensland have passed a resolution which is basically an attack on Transgender and gender diverse people.
If elected to parliament they would seek to have
- Recording the sex assigned at birth on every Queensland Birth certificate.
- Reverse any existing changes of sex for post-op transgender people, with the effect of taking away their legal recognition at law.
- Using only this “sex assigned at birth” on all government documents.
- Creating a publicly searchable register so any transgender people in society can be easily located and outed.
Due to moves in other states it seems like this is a national movement likely to have an impact on Federal law.
The intention seems to be to remove the legal and social possibility of transgender people living normal lives in Australia.
A former One Nation staffer Sean Black has been found guilty of assaulting and raping a woman in Brisbane in 2007.
The former media adviser to ex-Senator Malcolm Roberts, has been found guilty in the Brisbane District Court of two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, and one count of rape.
Black will be sentenced on July 26 and did not apply for bail after the verdict.
He assaulted the woman on three occasions, raping her during one assault and threatened to shoot her in the head and kill her.
The day is important since the worldwide struggle against the nightmare of fascism and the far-right is growing and intensifying.
Reports of racist and bigoted attacks, harassment of journalists, demonisation of refugees and immigrants (non-white of course) are escalating.
As well as the presence of fascist and far right groups.
It’s time to stand together against these threats and in solidarity with those incarcerated for doing so.
The International Day of Solidarity originated as a day of solidarity with Australian Jock Palfreeman who is serving a 20 year sentence in Bulgaria for defending two Romani men from an attack by fascist football hooligans.
By taking part in the Day of Solidarity we can to break down the borders and build an international response against fascism.
You could have an event, raise money, or dedicate an action to these comrades.
It’s important we simultaneously strengthen our local movements by ensuring that those who have acted to protect our communities against the fascist threat are never forgotten.
And create the links of a powerful international solidarity which can transcend both the prison and the border wall.
Until All Are Free!
USE THE HASHTAG: #J25antifa
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
A global list of #antifa prisoners is available on our site subversion1312.tk via nycantifa.
And you might like to donate to the International Anti-fascist Defence Fund.
Anarchist prisoner, Soheil Arabi is still under torture and is denied medical attention in Tehran prison’s quarantine while having a broken nose and bruising swollen eyes. Prison officials have not transferred him to a hospital despite his condition.
The torturers have kicked him in the nose and hit him on the nose with their batons
Even in the quarantine, he is in shackles causing deep wounds around his ankles.
In the past, when he was taken to the hospital, they even jumped on his shackled ankles with their boots.
There is a police kiosk in the southern side of the hospital where prisoners who are being transferred for medical care are beaten by soldiers.
Two prominent far right figures from the Canadian scene, Lauren Southern and Stefan Moyneux are touring Australia in July.
The Australian Football League (AFL) has been combating allegations of racism for some time now
It’s a little surprising, then, that the venue for the first leg of Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux’s hate speech tour was the home of AFL in Cairns, viz, Cazalys Cairns.
Banned from the UK for her racially-provocative idiocy, she’s been welcomed by Mr Potato Head our Immigration Minister and celebrated by Newscorpse.
Brisbane Anti-Fascist Action has called an action for when they visit Brisbane.
Lauren Southern is a notorious racist and Islamophobe.
She is known for her involvement in the racist attempts to year obstruct Non-Government Organisations search-and-rescue boats trying to help shipwrecked migrants in the Mediterranean. She also released a book titled, ‘Barbarians: How Baby Boomers, Immigrants, and Islam Screwed My Generation‘.
Stefan Molyneux has made a name for himself on the far right by advocating for the men’s rights movement in the ‘manosphere’ and for advancing extreme for anti-refugee and anti-Muslim ideas.
There’s fb event you can join to get updates about the action. The guest list is hidden so no need to worry about outing your intention to attend.
The venue won’t be known until 24 hours beforehand to you do need to be alert but not alarmed.
When the venue is known give them a call/email/review and ask why they’re hosting a conference for racism and misogyny. Brisbane Anti-fascist Action will provide all the contact details.
Finally get Brisbane ready to show the world we won’t tolerate hate, spread the word July 29th at 8:00pm.