Tag Archives: Free Speech

Chris Newton: The Government’s Free Speech Bill won’t fix universities if viewpoint diversity isn’t addressed too — Conservative Home

Dr Chris Newton is a military historian and a former defence policy adviser in the Conservative Research Department. As universities start a new academic year, the Government’s Higher Education (Free Speech) Bill is going through Parliament. The bill strengthens and protects university freedom of speech and is desperately needed. University “cancel culture” is not just…

Chris Newton: The Government’s Free Speech Bill won’t fix universities if viewpoint diversity isn’t addressed too — Conservative Home

America, a nation which once championed free speech, has evolved into one of the world’s most authoritarian mass-censors — The Wentworth Report

America, a nation which once championed free speech, has evolved into one of the world’s most authoritarian mass-censors. By RT. The elites of Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and Capitol Hill act as the true overlords of Western thought, guarding the borders of allowable speech. How on earth did we allow this to happen — and…

via America, a nation which once championed free speech, has evolved into one of the world’s most authoritarian mass-censors — The Wentworth Report

FACEBOOK CENSORSHIP BOARD MEMBER: Free Speech Is NOT A Human Right — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

From thefederalist.com Free speech is not a human right, according to prominent Facebook censorship board member Helle Thorning-Schmidt. “What we’re trying to find, of course, I think many of us engaging in this conversation, is that middle road. How do you moderate content and how do you find that balance between human rights and free…

via FACEBOOK CENSORSHIP BOARD MEMBER: Free Speech Is NOT A Human Right — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

UK Labour Party to Vote against ‘Freedom of Speech’ Bill, Claiming It Will Embolden ‘Hate Speech’ — The BFD

rt.com The British Labour Party will oppose a Tory-sponsored bill that would allow “deplatformed” political speakers to sue universities. Labour leader Keir Starmer claims the bill will enable “Holocaust deniers” and “anti-vaxxers.” The bill, proposed by the Conservative government and headed for a second reading in the House of Commons this week, would amend existing laws…

via UK Labour Party to Vote against ‘Freedom of Speech’ Bill, Claiming It Will Embolden ‘Hate Speech’ — The BFD

Hate Speech Petition Reaches 20,000 Signatures — The BFD

David SeymourACT Leader Tens of thousands of Kiwis have exercised their right to free speech, standing up to Jacinda Ardern and her divisive Hate Speech Laws. The Prime Minister needs to back down and dump this confused initiative. A petition launched by the ACT Party to stop Labour’s Hate Speech Laws yesterday reached 20,000 signatures. These…

via Hate Speech Petition Reaches 20,000 Signatures — The BFD

Connor Tomlinson: Why conservative students need strong students’ unions to protect their free speech — Conservative Home

Furthermore, they should be more proactive in defending the financial interests of their members.

via Connor Tomlinson: Why conservative students need strong students’ unions to protect their free speech — Conservative Home

The Union of Concerned Scientists tries to “cancel” Steve Koonin — Watts Up With That?

By Andy May I’ve written about the far left-wing Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and their anti-democratic attempts to suppress free-speech and free-thought before (see here). There are more details…

via The Union of Concerned Scientists tries to “cancel” Steve Koonin — Watts Up With That?

ACT’s Protect Free Speech Petition Reaches 10,000 Signatures — The BFD

ACT PartyACT Leader David Seymour “ACT’s petition to protect the free speech of New Zealanders and oppose the Government’s proposed hate speech laws on Saturday reached 10,000 signatures,” says ACT Leader David Seymour “Our ACT caucus has been travelling the country with our Free Speech Tour. Hundreds of people have come along to share their…

via ACT’s Protect Free Speech Petition Reaches 10,000 Signatures — The BFD

Free Speech Shut Down — Ice Age Now

Tech giants effectively disenfranchising more than 72 million conservatives. Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, now finds its internet access shut down as Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Google have all booted it from their platforms in a span of a little more than 24 hours. Amazon will remove Parler from its cloud…

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Free Speech Victory — The BFD

 

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David FarrarFree Speech Coalition In a matter of days the Government has reconsidered its definition of “essential media” so that it will now include those publications which meet the following criteria: serves a need for hard to reach rural communities, with reduced connectivity, and/or serves non-English speaking communities, and have appropriate health and safety measures to…

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High Court Says Free Speech Defence Is NOT Public Interest — The BFD

 

In 2018 many supporters of free speech donated to the Free Speech Coalition which was founded as a result of Phil Goff de-platforming Canadian speakers Stephen Molyneux and Lauren Southern and Don Brash being ‘uninvited’ as a speaker by Massey University. In just a few days, the FSC raised enough money to go to Court…

via High Court Says Free Speech Defence Is NOT Public Interest — The BFD

Edgeler on hate speech laws — Your NZ

There are calls for ‘hate speech’ laws in New Zealand, and also warnings against laws restricting speech that often includes extreme examples from another country. We already have general laws that can be applied to what is considered to be hate speech, so do we need more specific laws? And if we do get hate […]

via Edgeler on hate speech laws — Your NZ

‘Journalists’ Against Free Speech — Climate Scepticism

 

Local barbarians are now calling for state-sanctioned silencing of those they brand “climate deniers”. It’s sad that these people infest the state-run ABC TV, academia and journalism, three institutions where democratic values and support for free inquiry should be the default positions. Tony Thomas A verse by W.B. Yeats has been adapted to many a […]

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Sunday Nightcap: The Police Told Me to ‘Check My Thinking’ for a Tweet — The BFD

 

Harry Miller is a former police officer and co-founder of Fair Cop. He set up the campaign group after being investigated by police over a limerick he posted on Twitter

via Sunday Nightcap: The Police Told Me to ‘Check My Thinking’ for a Tweet — The BFD

SECULAR JEWS: Jew Haters Will Not Care That You Are a Leftwing Liberal – Only That You Are a JEW — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

 

Recently, President Trump made an executive order to protect Jewish students on campuses nationwide. In the Order, Trump stated that funds will be withheld from campuses which turn a blind eye to rabid Anti Semitism. Naturally, the Leftwing news sources are speaking out that this is an infringement on free speech. The NY Slimes had […]

via SECULAR JEWS: Jew Haters Will Not Care That You Are a Leftwing Liberal – Only That You Are a JEW — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

‘Folau & Free Speech’ Were ‘the Winners’ from the Rugby Australia settlement — The BFD

Sky News host Chris Kenny says “there is no doubt” former Wallaby Israel Folau, along with “free speech,” were the big winners coming from the Rugby Australia settlement fallout. If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@thebfd.co.nz

via ‘Folau & Free Speech’ Were ‘the Winners’ from the Rugby Australia settlement — The BFD

Germaine Greer on the DEATH of Free Speech — The BFD

 

Writer Germaine Greer spoke to Loose Women today on the recent news that students are shunning free speech on university campuses. She also talks about the criticism she has faced for her writing in the past and feminism in 2019. From series 22, broadcast on 13/11/2019 If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video…

via Germaine Greer on the DEATH of Free Speech — The BFD

LEAKED Massey E-mail Reveals New Free Speech Standard — The BFD

 

The Committee of Disobedient Women has intercepted an email from Dr Emma Eejut, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Massey University to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Jan Thomas. Dear Jan, Thank you for your courageous move. I think 10 pages of blether** should tie any of the students game enough to try holding a feminist meeting in knots…

via LEAKED Massey E-mail Reveals New Free Speech Standard — The BFD

Universities MUST Protect Free Speech or Have Funding Cut — The BFD

 

Tertiary institutions will be legally required to protect academic freedom and free speech on campus or risk losing funding under a new member’s bill proposed by ACT Leader David Seymour. “There is a growing danger of taxpayer-funded universities abusing their health and safety obligations in order to ‘deplatform’ speakers whom small groups of vocal activists…

via Universities MUST Protect Free Speech or Have Funding Cut — The BFD

What price free speech asks Massey academic — Kiwiblog

Massey senior lecturer Steve Elers writes: On one hand, Massey has to deal with the complexities of “free speech”, which in itself is completely subjective – even the Free Speech Coalition lists eight “categories of speech that are not included in free speech”.On the other hand, there are economic considerations that must be taken into account. All…

via What price free speech asks Massey academic — Kiwiblog

Why the Legacy Media fear Free Speech — The BFD

 

Jarrett Stepman is an editor and commentary writer for The Daily Signal, and co-host of “The Right Side of History” podcast at The Heritage Foundation. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came to Capitol Hill last week for a House Financial Services Committee hearing where the primary focus was supposed to be to examine Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra. But the…

via Why the Legacy Media fear Free Speech — The BFD

NO SAFE SPACES: Prager Movie Shows America Losing Free Speech — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

 

A friend on Facebook said this to me yesterday: “Geri, you’re in Facebook Jail more than you are not!” I responded to that person that they were correct, but that I would continue to write articles and share them in Christian groups and on my FB page. There are certain words in my titles which […]

via NO SAFE SPACES: Prager Movie Shows America Losing Free Speech — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Law School statement on free speech — Your NZ

Free speech has been topical issue in New Zealand, with controversies at Massey and Auckland universities in past months. lso internationally. From a statement on free speech from the Dean of the Notre Dame Law School in Indiana, USA ahead of a speaking engagement by William Barr, Attorney General of the United States: Freedom of […]

via Law School statement on free speech — Your NZ

The University of Washington Should Not Censor Faculty Social Media — Watts Up With That?

From The Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog This blog will describe a series of serious violations of freedom of speech and academic freedom at the University of Washington. It will describe how a highly partisan Dean and her senior staff at UW’s College of the Environment (COENV) have suppressed diversity of viewpoints and censored…

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NRT on a disturbing decision — Kiwiblog

Idiot/Savant blogs: Yesterday the High Court released its decision in Moncrief-Spittle v Regional Facilities Auckland Limited, on the (alleged) decision by the Auckland Council and Mayor Phil Goff to deny use of a public venue to a pair of visiting nazi grifters. Based on the information available back then, I said that I found the decision…

via NRT on a disturbing decision — Kiwiblog

Does NZ Want Censorship? — WOBH | Media

Earlier this week I sat down with Patrick Corish and National Party MP Simon O’Connor for the latest episode of the Free Speech Coalition Podcast. Has New Zealand stopped being proud of freedom? Does it now want censorship – authorities deciding what can’t be discussed? We agreed on seeing a generational shift against freedom of…

via Does NZ Want Censorship? — WOBH | Media

Why You Should Support Israel Folau — WOBH | Media

 

I’ve written about the Folau saga twice. First during the minor skirmish with the anti-Christian media last year, and then I covered it a second time during the opening salvo of this new war. The second episode of the Right Minds podcast had a segment on this subject as well. I genuinely expected things to…

via Why You Should Support Israel Folau — WOBH | Media

ACT stands up for free speech — Kiwiblog

David Seymour announced: “ACT’s Freedom to Speak Bill will repeal parts of the Human Rights Act and the Summary Offences Act which make insulting and offensive speech unlawful. ACT believes that, while it should be a crime to incite or threaten violence, nobody should ever be punished for insulting or offensive speech. Distinguishing hate speech…

via ACT stands up for free speech — Kiwiblog

Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Today’s face of the day Jordan Peterson has Announced his Free Speech Platform ‘Thinkspot’ This is VERY exciting news. An upcoming free speech platform promises to provide users the best features of other social media, but without the censorship. The subscription based “anti-censorship” platform “Thinkspot” is being created by popular psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.…

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