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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

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

Massy University One, Freedom of Speech Zero — The BFD

 

Massey University is a craven example of an organisation whose commitment to freedom of speech is paper-thin. They have caved at the very first hint of opposition and have used the Thug’s Veto as an excuse for their abject cowardice. Response to ‘Feminism 2020’ event 16 October 2019 Massey University has advised Speak Up For…

via Massy University One, Freedom of Speech Zero — The BFD

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

Shaw says no reduction in emissions for at least six years — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: Shaw, co-leader of the Greens, recently said emissions are not likely to start falling significantly until the mid-2020s. It has left Professor Robert McLaughlin of Massey University and New Zealand Centre for Planetary Ecology feeling disappointed. The Greens and Labour claim climate change is the most important issue of all time, and that emissions…

via Shaw says no reduction in emissions for at least six years — Kiwiblog

Individualism sets us free: Part one — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

I will be in the audience at Jordan Peterson’s first show on Monday night. Over the second half of 2018, New Zealand experienced significant cultural debates about free speech. This was as a result of a series of visits by controversial speakers and Dr Don Brash having his permission to speak at Massey University withdrawn.…

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Safetyism — Kiwiblog

Jo Black writes in The Listener: New Zealand has no shortage of people ready to take offence at any hint of racism or gender bias, or able to detect any trace of political correctness or the nanny state. Former National Party leader Don Brash was “disinvited” to speak at Massey University by Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas.…

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Massey ignored complaints about predator professor — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Massey University received multiple complaints about former journalism professor Grant Hannis in the months after his arrest for sexually assaulting an elderly woman but did not act on them.Hannis was sentenced to eight months home detention on Friday for an indecent act against an 82-year-old dementia sufferer in her rest home.After news…

via Massey ignored complaints about predator professor — Kiwiblog

Massey University: Things that make me go hmm — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Following on from recent discussions about the standard of teaching at Massey University, I have pulled a few examples of staff bio’s off the Massey website. It’s pretty hard to deny the Marxist influence when so many of them openly claim it as their motivation. Others appear to be just plain nutty as fruitcakes. It’s…

via Massey University: Things that make me go hmm — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

TEU reveals itself as an enemy of free speech — Kiwiblog

The President of the Tertiary Education Union said: With that in mind, let’s start focusing on how good it is to see the seriousness with which the Vice-Chancellor takes the responsibilities that result from actively acknowledging Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the foundation for the relationship between Māori and the Crown. I only wish she…

via TEU reveals itself as an enemy of free speech — Kiwiblog

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

 

Today’s face of the day is an academic prepared to stand up to defend freedom of speech. In an article in a newspaper, he said As a humanities lecturer in classical studies at Massey University, I am disturbed by the recent push toward censorship – or, in the current euphemism, “no-platforming” or “de-platforming” – of…

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Students’ Association: “Massey Vice-Chancellor has broken our trust” — Your NZ

The Massey University academic Board has acknowledged that two motions of censure have been lodged against Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas, but they won’t be voted on for a month. An @radionz exclusive from @ThePanelRNZ… via Chris Gallivan interview. @Masseyuni academic board today moved two censure motions against Jan Thomas https://t.co/y6Q7FvdiLE — Tim Watkin (@Tim_Watkin) September […]

via Students’ Association: “Massey Vice-Chancellor has broken our trust” — Your NZ

Massey Vice Chancellor appears to have lied over Brash ban — Your NZ

The controversial cancelling of a student political club event at Massey University due to the scheduled inclusion of Don Brash kicked up a lot of discussion about Brash’s views (strongly criticised by some), about free speech, and about free speech at universities. The issue has been raised again by David Farrar, who through emails obtained […]

via Massey Vice Chancellor appears to have lied over Brash ban — Your NZ

Another VC on free speech — Kiwiblog

Auckland VC Stuart McCutcheon writes: New Zealand is rare in having academic freedom and university autonomy enshrined in legislation. Part of our role as leaders of the universities is to protect those values, which are fundamental to free speech in a democratic society. And, as the leaders of the largest research institutions in the country,…

via Another VC on free speech — Kiwiblog

Bombs & shots fired: An article by Not Jan Thomas — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

My name is Not Jan Thomas and I have been proven right as this report in a completely non-biased newspaper proves. Quote. Quote:Protesters made their mark at a free speech debate when former National party leader Don Brash took to the stage to defend the right to freedom of expression. Almost 600 people packed out a…

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What is ‘free speech’ in a New Zealand context? — Your NZ

There has been a lot spoken and written about free speech in New Zealand lately, sparked by the visit of Canadians Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern. Most people seemed to see them as extreme-ish agenda driven attention and money seekers, with many people supporting their right to speak here but not agreeing with what they […]

via What is ‘free speech’ in a New Zealand context? — Your NZ

This is bad for free speech — Your NZ

There have been overreactions to perceived threats or possible unsavoury speech, particularly from Massey University, but there have also been some concerning reactions. Free Speech Coalition raising funds for legal action against Massey VC The Free Speech Coalition has resolved that, contingent on raising sufficient funds, it will be issuing legal proceedings against the Vice-Chancellor […]

via This is bad for free speech — Your NZ

Free Speech Coalition here to stay — Kiwiblog

Damn Massey University! I was busy enough as it was. I have a 20 month old boy to co-parent. I have a polling company to run. A (taxpayers) union to govern. A blog which needs five to ten articles a day plus I am already involved in three campaigns on topical issues. More than enough.…

via Free Speech Coalition here to stay — Kiwiblog

Democracy an Endangered Species

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Don Brash banned from attending Massey University by invitation to speak about his political career for fear he might say something someone didn’t agree with? Ridiculous! He is not known for threats or violence, but is a clear thinking, intelligent man. 86% of respondents to a Herald poll said they did not agree with such a ban.

With our government’s tacit endorsement of protest activity that intimidates and terrorises those who may represent a different view, democracy becomes the only loser.

New Conservative Leader, Leighton Baker, says, “Labour and the Greens campaigned on greater openness and transparency in the last election. Freedom of speech is about openness and transparency.

“While some want to normalize language considered vulgar and offensive by most on the one hand, they want to silence healthy debate on the other. New Zealanders deserve more from their elected representatives than allowing activists to dictate what law-abiding citizens can hear.”

Freedom of Speech is no more a right of the individual, as it is a necessity to uphold true democracy. The informed, collective voice of the people is our best guide, and without it democracy is lost.

“New Conservative congratulates University of Auckland for their willingness to buck the trend and stand firm for open, honest, respectful debate on a matter central to true democracy. The debate to be held at UoA this Thursday with Don Brash and Elliot Ikilei our Deputy Leader is a victory for Free Speech. Thank you for keeping democracy alive,” adds Mr Baker.

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

 

The University of Auckland will not be following Massey University’s decision to ban former Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash from giving a speech.[…] Brash is due to participate in a debate at the University of Auckland [tonight] He will be speaking in favour of the motion, has PC culture gone too far to the point…

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Massey VC kills off free speech on campus — Kiwiblog

I blogged last month on an op ed by the Massey Vice-Chancellor, Jan Thomas, which caused me concern over her views on free speech. She backed the decision of Phil Goff to decide who can speak at an Auckland Council venue, and said that some of the Hobson’s Pledge campaign against special race based wards…

via Massey VC kills off free speech on campus — Kiwiblog

Massey’s Brash ban may help free speech — Your NZ

There were very mixed views over Molynuex and Southern coming to New Zealand trying to claim that free speech meant they should be given speaking platforms. Molyneux in particular promotes some fairly objectional views, and it looks like they provoke criticism and attract attention to make money. But today when the Vice Chancellor of Massey […]

via Massey’s Brash ban may help free speech — Your NZ

Soper: Massey ridiculous to ban Don Brash from speaking — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

COMMENT: If Massey University’s Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas really wanted to get a handle on hate speech she should go on social media and have a look at what the trolls are now saying about her. Banning …

via Soper: Massey ridiculous to ban Don Brash from speaking — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

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

 

Today is the second time Massey University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas has been our face of the day. The first time I featured her because she had made it clear that she didn’t think that the made-up term ‘hate speech’ came under the umbrella of free speech despite it having zero legal significance. Now Thomas…

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Massey vice chancellor Jan Thomas tries to explain Brash ban — Your NZ

After controversially barred Don Brash yesterday from speaking by cancelling a student political society event at Massey University, vice Chancellor Jan Thomas tried to explain this in an interview on Newstalk ZB. Massey University defends barring Don Brash Larry Williams: What were the reasons for cancelling? Jan Thomas: The reason we cancelled was because the […]

via Massey vice chancellor Jan Thomas tries to explain Brash ban — Your NZ

The creative art of troughing — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

This gem popped up in a conference brief, “Dr Huhana Smith, Massey University and Researcher [speaking] on strategies for addressing impacts of climate change on Māori communities.” Curious? Is the impact of climate change different for Maori compared to any other race? I thought I would do a quick search on this name and found…

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Don’t study at Massey University if you like free speech — Kiwiblog

An Orwellian column which pretends to support free speech, but in fact opposes it. And written not by a junior academic, but the Vice-Chancellor of Massey University. So much for universities being bastions of free speech. Let’s look at what the VC said: While I support Mr Goff’s decision, it has kicked off a tide…

via Don’t study at Massey University if you like free speech — Kiwiblog