Tag: free speech

Censorship is Love (a Protest Poem)

He’s an all American success story Cutting down the latter rungs below. A termite in understated glory Beneath that sunny Silicon glow. He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake But he couldn’t find a few bored Russians So censor yourself for goodness sake! The KGB charter […]

Since Europe Has no Free Speech Anyway, One Could at Least Pass an Electoral Law That Achieves a Positive Goal

Although many leading US politicians and Silicon Valley oligarchs appear to wish otherwise, the United States Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees near absolute free speech to all Americans. In Europe, where free speech has always had a dubious relationship with the powers that be from the Catholic Inquisition to the fascist […]

The EU’s New Draconian Copyright Laws Should Make Every Young Person in Britain Rally For Brexit

The European Union parliament has just rubber-stamped new copyright legislation that will have a stifling effect on digital freedom of speech. Opposition to the proposals have seen big American tech companies including Google, online activists, world-wide-web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Paul McCartney and online star PewDiePie unite against the new […]

The Philippines Should Host Asia’s Largest Comedy Festival to Counter Ressa’s Narrative

Not only to Filipinos enjoy free speech but they enjoy the entertainment that exists as a result of free speech laws. The music scene, comedy seen and acting scene throughout The Philippines is highly unique by global standards. The combination of unique and manifold indigenous cultures, historic interactions with other […]

European Liberals Have no Leg to Stand on When Criticising Blasphemy Laws in Muslim Majority Nations

As of November 2018, multiple European nations have blasphemy laws that have remained on the books for centuries while modern blasphemy laws described as so-called “hate speech” legislation continue to become ever more stifling to pre-existing free speech laws that are largely left without¬†genuine¬†defenders. Furthermore, those who self-identify with liberal […]

Social Media And The Commodification of Nations: How Geopolitical Analysis Became Fantasy Football

The age of mass media which has its roots in the newspaper revolution of the 19th century helped to democratise access to information first in the industrialised urban world and later beyond these initial boundaries. As the spread of electricity continued throughout the early 20th century, film, radio and later […]