Tag Archives: free speech

UK government plans to make free speech illegal

David Cameron

A chilling comment by British Prime Minister David Cameron suggests that even people who obey the law won’t be “left alone” by the state if they engage in anything the government deems to be “hate speech,” including “bigotry” and potentially criticism of homosexuality and feminism. Preparing to introduce a new ...

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Australian sports commentator fired for anti-war tweets

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Editor’s note: Another prominent Australian journalist, Mike Carlton, was forced to resign after criticizing Israel’s due to their slaughter of the Palestinian people. Australia’s SBS channel sacked one of its top football commentators, Scott McIntyre, for a series of tweets on Anzac Day doubting the wisdom of glorifying Aussie troops in any ...

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Australia’s police state expands

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The Australian state of Victoria’s parliament passed a bill giving police power to suppress protests, including ordering a rally to move on based on a suspicion that it may turn violent. Opponents call the powers excessive and undemocratic. The Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill passed through the upper house ...

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Iran’s Press TV taken off air in North America

Press TV

Iran’s state-run news network Press TV has been taken off air in North America, the English-language television station has said on its website. The channel said on Saturday that it had been dropped from the Galaxy 19 satellite platform that allowed it to broadcast in the United States and Canada, ...

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Global government now seeks total control over the internet

United Nations

What is arguably the very last bastion of totally free speech is once again under assault by the world’s tyrants, as the United Nations is now eying regulation of the Internet – as though it was in need of being regulated. Why? It’s an age-old story. Leaders of authoritarian regimes ...

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Election 2012: How the winner will destroy America

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After all the hollow and uninspired elections that this country has suffered through over the past several decades, one might think that at some point long ago the American public would have finally struck a plateau of disenfranchisement; that we could sink no further into despondency, that there is a ...

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Court extends stop on order blocking indefinite detention law

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A federal appeals court has extended a temporary stay of a district court judge’s order barring the government from using an indefinite detention provision in a defense bill passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama late last year. A three-judge motions panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals ...

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Terrorism: Never what you think

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The recent demonstrations across the Islamic world aren’t so simple to understand. As an American, Terry Jones, the former CIA asset and his billionaire backers at Google, the CATO Institute and other groups that, when real investigation is done, at the root of this crisis, are not American at all. ...

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No DNA link to Assange in condom central to sex assault case

Julian Assange

A ripped condom given to Swedish police by one of Julian Assange’s accusers does not contain the WikiLeaks founder’s DNA, forensic scientists have reportedly found. In a 100-page document shown to Assange’s lawyers, it was revealed that the torn prophylactic, having been examined by staff at two forensic laboratories, did ...

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