Humanists rally for free expression

  • post Type / Action Alert
  • Date / 2 February 2012

The International Humanist and Ethical Union has joined with its member organization One Law for All to hold a Rally for Free Expression in London on 11 February. The rally was organized to respond to the recent spate of attacks on free speech in the UK, including threats and censorship directed at Humanist student groups at the University of London (see IHEU stories at  http://www.iheu.org/humanists-condemn-another-attack-atheist-expression-london-university and at http://www.iheu.org/threats-violence-force-cancellation-university-talk-sharia-law).

The Rally for Free Expression will take place at the Old Palace Yard, opposite the House of Lords, from 14:00-16:00 hours, on Saturday February 11.

Speakers at the London Rally will include Maryam Namazie from One Law for All, Terry Sanderson and Keith Porteous Wood from the National Secular Society, Gita Sahgal (Centre for Secular Space), philosopher A C Grayling, and writers Nick Cohen and Kenan Malik.

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/

To endorse the event as an individual or group go here: http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/endorsements-for-11-february-day-of-action-for-free-expression/


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