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Hypatia comes to our town

In one of the most despicable attempts to restrict free expression to be seen in recent times, Bangla Academy has tried to impose a two-year ban on “Srabon Prokashoni,” a secular publishing house.

The grounds for the sanction, as it was understood from media reports, was that Robin Ahsan, the owner of the entity went to […]

Time to take stand in defense of free speech

Recently on Facebook, Taslima Nasrin, our own icon of freedom, accused several Bangladeshi Newspaper editors of being cowardly for refusing the publication of an article written to commemorate the tragic murder of the Jordanian satirist and writer Nahid Hattar. I can honestly feel Miss Nasrin’s frustration, but however, I personally do not think it […]

Bonya Receives Freedom From Religion Foundation’s ‘Forward’ Award 2016

Thanks to Freedom from Religion Foundation for the Forward Award. Thanks for being a partner at this critical time, helping the freethinkers in Bangladesh from half the world away. Let me introduce myself first and then I will come to the situation in Bangladesh.

I am Rafida Bonya Ahmed, I normally write with my middle name […]

We must honour our dissenters: An interview with Maryam Namazie

In a personal conversation with Maryam Namzie I shared the story of Mukto-mona, discussed on key global issues what sort of future we envisage.

Click here to watch the interview

Ode for Avijit Roy

Melancholy has become the mantra
As fear and conjecture has become the currency of the ruler
Truth and justice have become words of prejudice
Pain and suffering the primary means of interacting.

What happened to the notion of discourse?
When people can talk despite being distraught.
Drawing a machete was completely out of the question
Because that does not leave room for […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Avijit Roy, Blogger killings, Freethinking|0 Comments

The Legacy of a Martyred Freethinker

By: Adeeb Chowdhury

For some, Avijit Roy was the harbinger of freethinking, an incandescent augury,
heralding in a new era placing emphasis on logic, science, and reason, and ridding ourselves of
past superstitions and erroneous, fallacious beliefs, and a forerunner of the nationwide deviation
from the irrational. He served as a beacon of social […]

By |September 10th, 2016|Avijit Roy, Bangladesh, Blogger killings, Freethinking|1 Comment

Commemorating Niloy Neel: Perished by Al-Qaeda’s Sword, Immortal with the Pen.

Bangladesh, especially the secular progressive section of the country, is under attack by two extremely brutal Islamic terror organizations, namely Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Islamic State (IS). Both of these organizations belong to the Sunni sect and they adhere to tow different strategies to establish Islamic rule in Bangladesh. While IS can […]

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