EuroPride 2006 was billed as a Pride of diversity. Watching the morning march, with its float of gay Muslim groups Safra & Imaan, and Beit Klal Yisrael, Black Lesbians UK, as well as trans, BDSM, & many other groups, the diversity motto seemed convincing.
The horror of the London bombings raises critical questions for all of us. What are the root causes of this tragedy and what role did political Islam play in these events? Is political Islam an inevitable reaction to the “Global War on Terror”?
The Home Office has decided a specific law to ban forced marriages in the UK is not needed. It is thought the disadvantages of a new law would outweigh the advantages, and possibly drive the practice of forced marriages underground.
Awaaz - South Asia Watch urges the re-opening of the exhibition of Indian artist, MF Husain. Awaaz condemns the closure of the exhibition following violence, harassment & intimidation by fundamentalists claiming to represent the views of British Hindus.
The Satanic Verses, Behzti, Submission, Jerry Springer: The Opera, the Danish cartoons of Muhammad ... now we can add the London exhibition of the work of Maqbool Fida Husain to the rapidly expanding list of art and satire targeted by militant religion.
On 22 May, Act Together: Women’s Action on Iraq invites you to a film, a series of talks and discussions about the realities of women’s lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. We want to go beyond the political rhetoric & fill a gap in the current media coverage.
The festival (6-10 May) will bring together a fine collection of documentaries related to the subject of Iraq and provide a platform for the work of Iraqi filmmakers who have managed to make their films in spite of the ongoing occupation and conflict.