Freedom of Speech vs Quackery

Freedom of Speech

Is the legal banning of quackery a Freedom of Speech issue? It seems like a question with an obvious answer. It is also of interest because it was recently tested by a federal court. The specific case concerned Nutritionist Heather Del Castillo. The whisper was that she practising without a license and so the state … Read moreFreedom of Speech vs Quackery

Hunting for witches in the UK

Leo Igwe, a progressive activist (whom I do know and can vouch for) has written all about the religious idea that witches are real and need to be rooted out. The concept is not new and has existed for quite some time. What is however quite shocking is this … Witchcraft related abuse is a … Read moreHunting for witches in the UK

Goldsmiths Feminist Society stands in solidarity with Goldsmiths Islamic Society

Much to my complete and utter astonishment, two diametrically opposed ideologies have climbed into bed together at Goldsmiths university in order to publicly oppress and gag those who take a stance for the freedom to believe whatever you wish and the freedom to criticise those that oppose that. So let me explain how this all … Read moreGoldsmiths Feminist Society stands in solidarity with Goldsmiths Islamic Society

Sentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison within Iran for Facebook Posts

Iran Human Rights Org reports that .. A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced artist and civil rights activist Atena Faraghdani to a total of 12.5 years in prison for drawings and content critical of the government that the young activist posted on her Facebook page. …  the authorities particularly fear social media networks, which … Read moreSentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison within Iran for Facebook Posts

Freedom of Speech vs Holocaust Denial

Freedom of speech is a rather important right, and while it is quite easy to support the concept when it is manifesting itself as criticism of ideas we oppose (drawing Mohammed for example), what happens when we are faced with the promotion of things that we find to be highly offensive and utterly absurd – … Read moreFreedom of Speech vs Holocaust Denial

Teenager sent to jail in Turkey for the crime of calling for secularism

You may have heard about the story of a teenager in Turkey who was sent to jail for apparently insulting the president. Now the words “teen” and “insult” might conjure up in your mind some rebellious kid yelling unprintable abuse at a well-respected politician, but that is not what went down here, this is something … Read moreTeenager sent to jail in Turkey for the crime of calling for secularism