Browsing All posts tagged under »Freedom Of Speech«

Freedom Of Speech Australia – Writers Festival Boss Is A Censor

August 14, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Marieke Hardy, artistic director of the Melbourne Writers Festival, is only a step from being a book-burner. She approves of attempts to stop the sale of books she doesn’t like. Yesterday she made clear on ABC radio that she is opposed to having debate in her festival as well – or […]

Censorship Of Infowars Exposes Larger Problem Of Silicon Valley Bias

August 9, 2018 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ This week, the conspiracy website Infowars, which is run by Alex Jones, was either “banned” or had content stripped from most social media platforms. YouTube cited “hate speech and harassment” as reasons to remove Infowars from the platform, Apple explained that “hate speech” wouldn’t be tolerated, and Facebook announced: “Upon review, we […]

Education Australia – How A Monoversity Tried To Shut Up Bettina Arndt

August 2, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Our Australian universities are really monoversities –  enemies of intellectual diversity:   Administrators at Melbourne’s La Trobe University have done an about-face on a decision to block sex therapist Bettina Arndt from addressing a student Liberal Club event, but have told the club it will have to pay for extra security… La […]

Justice Department Weighs In To Protect Free Speech On Campus

July 26, 2018 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Christopher Baldacci ~ In the face of Orwellian speech codes on campus—and with the help of advocacy groups like Speech First Inc.—college students have been fighting to defend their First Amendment right to free speech. Now, they can count the Justice Department as one of their strongest allies. Earlier this year, […]

All Public Forums Should Be Open And Uncensored

May 28, 2018 by

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Trump should embrace (and expand) court ruling that his Twitter account is free speech forum. By Paul Driessen ~ President Trump may not block even rude or obnoxious criticism from his Twitter account, because it is a public forum that is protected by the First Amendment, US District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has ruled. […]

Finally, The NFL Makes The Right Call

May 24, 2018 by

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By Genevieve Wood ~ The NFL took a big step this week in making football great again. They announced that, starting this next football season, players and personnel coming onto the field will not be able to kneel or otherwise protest during the national anthem. Now it’s true they said that players can stay back […]

Here Is Why Conservatives Should Worry About Facebook’s Newly Published Guidelines

April 25, 2018 by

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By Dan Gainor ~ Conservatives have good reason to be worried about Facebook. Newly published information about the site’s Community Standards, which guide what content is allowed and what is prohibited, shows it has vague restrictions on what it deems to be “hate speech” and “hate organizations.” It also discusses how the site will handle […]

Australian Politics – Why Can’t Politicians Criticise A Judge’s Bias?

March 21, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ In my opinion, the State of Victoria’s judiciary tends to lean Left, particularly after that State’s Labor Governments recruited ideological fellow travellers. But it is dangerously sensitive to being called out: Attorney-General Christian Porter has endorsed a devastating ­critique by a former High Court judge of last year’s threat by the […]

Squashing Free Speech On Campus

March 11, 2018 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Leftists in the Trump era claim to be the guardians of the First Amendment against an allegedly authoritarian president. But over the last few years, the leftists have been the authoritarians on campus, squashing speeches by speakers they deem “fascist,” and claiming that ideas they don’t agree with […]

In The Pronoun Wars, Be Thankful for The Founding Fathers

December 12, 2017 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ It is sometimes astounding the kind of foresight the Founding Fathers had in protecting future generations from tyranny. The current international push to criminalize free speech in the name of various social movements should make us thankful that we have the First Amendment. Most other nations, even in the Western world, […]

The SPLC’s Impoverished Mind

December 9, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a kind of honorary member of the “Swamp,” and of the “Deep State.” Its board of directors is comprised of Progressive bobbleheads. While it purports to identify “hate speech” (see my recent column, “A Lexicon for Our Time,” for a discussion of the invalidity […]

Gay Marriage Australia – Attorney General George Brandis Attacks Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott On The Free Speech Brandis Just Sold Out

September 28, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Australia’s Attorney General George Brandis two weeks ago helped pass new laws limiting debate on gay marriage, and – even more sinister – giving him  the power to decide if and when these laws will be applied. But it turns out this self-proclaimed warrior for free speech is not just a […]

Feelings Trump Reality

September 21, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ I have not posted anything lately, because Hurricane Irma was imminent and on my mind, and then I was without power and the Internet for days. Yes, I live somewhere in Florida, in a region of  the state that was relentlessly baptized by an outer band of the storm, rich in […]

Gay Marriage Australia – Fathers’ Day TV Ad Pulled: Too ‘Political’ To Praise Dads

September 2, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ TonyfromOz prefaces: Unlike most places in the World, Fathers’ Day here in Australia is celebrated on the first Sunday in September, and that day is tomorrow. The Group which brought out the TV ad featured below is an Australian group called Dads4Kids, and for many years now they have been bringing […]

Gay Marriage Australia – Ireland’s Warning: First Gay Marriage, Then Your Freedoms Will Fall

August 23, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Here in Australia, activists – even Attorney-General George Brandis – claim the same-sex marriage plebiscite has nothing to do with freedom of speech and religion. Really? Check what happened in Ireland the minute gay marriage was made legal. Let these same activists here in Australia swear they will oppose such intolerance […]

College Snitches

May 20, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ The National Review ran a short piece, which, at first, I thought was a satirical piece by Katherine Timpf in the spirit of the Harvard Crimson, “U-Arizona is hiring-students-to tattle on others for ‘bias-incidents.’” The University of Arizona is hiring students to be “social-justice activists,” [SJAs] and the job description demands […]

Stuff And Nonsense

April 25, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ I think one of the most astounding, arguably dense articles to be published anywhere on the issue of censorship vs. freedom of speech was published in one of the most unlikely quarters of the world, New Zealand. A correspondent sent me the text and link to an article titled: “Want equality? […]

Americans Should Not Have To Subsidize Campus Lawlessness

February 3, 2017 by

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By Mary Clare Reim ~ In 1964, students at the University of California, Berkeley joined together to fight for their right to free speech. Last night, a group of over 1,500 protestors showed up on that same campus to shut down a speaker with whom they disagreed, and about 150 of them started a riot. […]

Free Speech Australia – Police Let Leftist Thugs Decide Who May Meet

December 2, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Victoria’s police force has been made so timid and Left-leaning that violent Leftist protesters can close down meetings of conservatives. Result: Senator Pauline Hanson now cannot meet 200 Jews in Caulfield. One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts have cancelled a public forum with members of the Jewish community in Melbourne […]

Surrender? US Schools To REQUIRE Muslim Indoctrination

October 14, 2016 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ I’m not an alarmist but I will present hypocrisy when I see it. There are many who’ve labeled a recent action in Kansas City as some sort of submission to Islamic supremacy. I don’t see it in such an alarmist fashion, but I am rather perplexed by […]

Australian Politics – Same Sex Marriage Militants Strike

September 19, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s plan for a public vote on same-sex marriage has indeed unleashed the haters — but they’re the thugs of the Left. Worse, the Prime Minister may now give in to this pack and force on the public the same-sex marriage change they have not voted for. […]

Living With The Dialectic

September 16, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ For devotees of Marxist-Leninist dialectical materialism the world is in motion and “progress” occurs through struggles. It follows the Hegelian principle that an evolving thesis morphs into anti-thesis resulting in synthesis. Thus history is not the unfolding of spirit or individual intervention, but of class struggle through violent revolution which is […]

No Respect For National Anthem Haters

September 4, 2016 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ The “Black Lives Matter” movement is two years old, so it’s a little odd that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick suddenly has become a convert. He must certainly be pleased that everyone knows he refused to stand up during the National Anthem at a preseason game in […]

NYT Fear Of Concealed Carry On UT Campus Gets More Ridiculous: ‘Guns Might Impinge Free Speech’?

August 29, 2016 by

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By Clay Waters ~ The New York Times’ obsession with concealed-carry laws on campus in Texas continued, with reporter Dave Philipps, fresh off his celebration of a sex-toy anti-gun rally at the University of Texas in liberal Austin, conducted sober interviews with four people at UT to see how they felt about guns, for Sunday’s […]