Blog Posts - Freedom Of Speech

But is France Also #CharlieHebdo?

The hypocritical distance between the idea of France and the reality of France the Nation creates the dangerous illusion that French ideals of liberty and equality and French Nationalism can be one and the same.
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Jan 8, 2015


What happened in Paris this morning?  Well, for starters, it’s not about cartoons: …this isn’t about Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons, any more than a rape is about what the victim is wearing, or a murder is about where the victim was &#...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Jan 7, 2015

Charlie Hebdo attack: Censorship. Freedom. Respect. And why one cannot overlap with the other (yes, with RESPECT too!)

Hooded gunmen dressed in black burst into the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday 7/1/2015, killing 12 people …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jan 7, 2015

Egypt’s Lack of Democratic Values

On Thursday, three journalists working for Al Jazeera’s English-language network were ordered a retrial ain Egypt after a sham proceeding in which they were given between 7-10 years in prison for “…conspiring with the Muslim Brotherh...
by Sparking the Left on Jan 3, 2015

-High School Student Suspended for Sharing His Faith?

A high school senior in Everett, Washington has been suspended three times and faces potential expulsion for sharing his Christian faith. Here’s the news release about this case from the Pacific Justice Institute: A new lawsuit filed this week in S...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Nov 26, 2014

-City of Houston Subpoenas Pastor’s Sermons on Homosexuality

      (Seal of City of Houston: Wikipedia) In one of the greatest abuses of government power against religious liberty in memory, the City of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding that a number of local pastors turn over any...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Oct 15, 2014

An expatriate’s view of Occupy Central and what Hong Kong wants

Equal access: an audio recording of this blog post can be found here. I know I’m not alone among expats watching the Occupy Central movements in Hong Kong. More than the handover in 1997, it’s been making very compelling live television, because...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Sep 29, 2014

-Cal State Universities: Intervarsity Christian Groups Kicked Off Campus

              (Campus at California State University, Fullerton: Wikipedia) InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has been kicked off campus in all 23 schools in the California State Univer...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Sep 6, 2014

‘Revolutionary’ Band Laal Speaks Out Against Pakistan’s Facebook and YouTube Bans

As Pakistan continues to restrict access to YouTube and Facebook, activist band Laal discusses the silencing effect that these bans have on artists, and discusses the future of free expression.
by Eastasianews on Aug 24, 2014

Ukrainian Daredevil Climber Admits to Painting the Moscow Star in Ukraine’s Colors

The story of Russia's colour revolution has taken a new turn: a famous Ukrainian roofer Mustang Wanted admitted painting the star atop a high-rise in Moscow yellow and blue.
by Eastasianews on Aug 22, 2014

Indian Broadcaster NDTV’s Report on Gaza Rocket Launch Becomes Fodder for Propaganda

NDTV journalists caught militants assembling a rocket in Gaza on camera, but the story has been "distorted by the twin forces of internet virality and the Israel-Palestinian spin machine."...
by Eastasianews on Aug 22, 2014

Advocates Petition UN for Action on Jailed Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Media Legal Defence Initiative asked the UN to intervene immediately in the case of Abd El Fattah, who began a hunger strike this week.
by Eastasianews on Aug 22, 2014

Russia Finally Gets Its Color Revolution

The race to desecrate national symbols seems to be taking its toll on Moscow officials, who found it necessary to arrest several painters for using the colors yellow and blue.
by Eastasianews on Aug 21, 2014

Twitter Popularity Brings no Joy to Self-Dubbed “Shitty Slovyansk” Blogger

The information war and the real one have almost become synonymous for a Ukrainian Twitter blogger from Slovyansk, and he is sick of both.
by Eastasianews on Aug 17, 2014

Plants Hear Danger.

In this video plants hear themselves being eaten which then triggers a chemical defense against the insects. Interesting.  I just do wonder what type of defences humans have.  If plants can do this then we humans must be able to do things a...

A Syrian in Brazil: An Interview With Global Voices Contributor Rami Alhames

From Syria to Brazil, from engineering to activism and finally Global Voices, Rami Alhames has an interesting story of his own to tell.
by Eastasianews on Aug 16, 2014

6 Days of Protests, Tweets and Tear Gas After Police Gun Down a Black Teen in Ferguson, Missouri

Protesters are largely unarmed and using only their voices to express their outrage at the killing of the unarmed black teenager. Police officers have responded with violent force.
by Eastasianews on Aug 14, 2014

-IRS Makes a Pact with Atheists to Monitor Speech In Churches

        (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In July the IRS made a deal with an activist atheist group to monitor potential political speech in American churches. The agreement came in response to a lawsuit by the FFRF. ...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Aug 13, 2014

Killers Roam Free After Brutally Murdering a Defender of India’s Untouchables

"Burn him! Erase all his traces" - shouted the killers of Sanjay Khobragade, a Dalit rights activist from Maharashtra, India. Sanjay is one of many Dalits who face such cruelty.
by Eastasianews on Aug 12, 2014

Thailand’s Junta Bans ‘Tropico’, a Computer Game That Simulates Military Dictatorship

The game allows a player to be a dictator named 'El Presidente' and launch a coup in a tropical paradise island.
by Eastasianews on Aug 11, 2014

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