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We plan on starting a free-thinking, taboo-breaking political-social TV magazine called Bread and Roses in Persian and English.
Maryam Namazie
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Short Summary

61 donors helped us kick-started Bread and Roses, a taboo-breaking, freethinking political-social TV magazine in Persian and English broadcast in Iran and the Middle East as well as globally via satellite dishes and social media. 

The first proThe programme presenters are Maryam Namazie, an award-winning secularist, blogger and campaigner; Fariborz Pooya, founder of the Iranian Secular Society; Bahram Soroush, a civil rights activist and political commentator and Siavash Modaresi, editor of a cultural publication and TV programme Pusheh.

Issues that the programme will address include Sharia courts, sex segregation, Islamism, religion and Islam, the right to atheism and apostasy, nudity as a form of resistance, freedom of expression, secularism, child marriages as well as addressing social and cultural issues namely how to deal with bullying, the status of women in society, the role of artists and underground musicians and whether one can live moral lives without religion.

What We Need & What You Get

Your donations will allow us to cover expenses related to designing a set and purchasing basic equipment to kick-start the TV programme, including everything from cameras, a computer, lighting, to paint, a rug, lamps, tables and chairs. 

Bread and Roses will be your programme as much as it will be ours. With your donations you will get a shout-out and thank you on our programme, will be able to decide issues for discussion, will receive signed posters and even meet the hosts for a lunch on us! 

Most importantly you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped bring crucial discussions to audiences in Iran, the Middle East and globally.

The Impact

We have been active for many years on issues deemed taboo or controversial. We have consistently defended universal values, equality and civil rights despite the insistence on a racism of lower expectations and standards and a cultural relativism that insists that the "other" has less rights and freedoms depending on the "community" they are deemed to belong to. Things are changing, however, and we hope that Bread and Roses can help further articulate, strengthen and encourage universal values. 

Other Ways You Can Help

Please don't worry if you can't support us financially. We know how difficult times are for many people but even if you can't donate, please help get the word out and bring attention to our programme. You can use the Indiegogo share tools!


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raised by 59 people in 21 days
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£10,000 GBP goal
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This campaign ended on March 8, 2014
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  • £5GBP

    If you donate £5, we will make sure to thank you on our Facebook page where it will be there for all to see!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • £15GBP

    When you give £15, we will give your name a shout-out on our programme and publicly thank you for your support.

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • £25GBP
    Have your Say

    In addition to the shout-out, we will discuss any topic of your choice for several minutes on our programme.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • £50GBP

    In addition to a shout-out and having your say, we will send you a signed Bread and Roses Poster.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • £100GBP
    You Choose the Theme

    In addition to the shout-out and signed poster, you will be able to choose a topic for a 10-minute discussion.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • £250GBP

    In addition to a shout-out, signed poster, a 10-minute discussion on a question of your choice, we will also send you a beautifully designed Bread and Roses T-shirt.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • £500GBP
    Lunch with Us

    In addition to the shout-out, signed poster, discussing the theme of your choice, and T-shirt, we will take you out to lunch if you are able to get yourself to London.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • £1,000GBP
    Conference Time

    In addition to the above perks, we will buy you a ticket to attend the 11-12 October 2014 London Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights. At the 11 October banquet, we will seat you at a table with the speaker of your choice. See www.secularconference.com for information on the historical conference.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
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