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Final Statement of Geert Wilders at his Trial

by Geert Wilders November 23, 2016 Geert Wilders is a member of the Dutch Parliament and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV). Mr. President, Members of the Court, When I decided to address you here today, by making a final statement in this trial against freedom of speech, many people reacted by telling me it is useless. That you, the court, have already written the sentencing verdict a while ago. That everything indicates that you have already ...

Mark Steyn: Gagging us Softly

Mark Steyn's essay in the National Review August 29, 2011 GAGGING US SOFTLY To be honest, I didn't really think much about "freedom of speech" until I found myself the subject of three "hate speech" complaints in Canada in 2007. I mean I was philosophically in favor of it, and I'd been consistently opposed to the ...

Mark Steyn: The slow death of free speech

How the Left, here and abroad, is trying to shut down debate —  from Islam and Israel to global warming and gay marriage These days, pretty much every story is really the same story: In Galway, at the National University of Ireland, a speaker who attempts to argue against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) programme against Israel is shouted down with cries of ‘Fucking Zionist, fucking pricks… Get the fuck off our campus.’

Bolt trial: free speech under threat

Thin-(and white)-skinned "Aborigines" use Racial Discrimination Act to stifle criticism Andrew Bolt's show trial run by Jewish legal establishment, complete with holocaust accusations What do these people have in common?

Letter from Julian Assange

Letter from Julian Assange 8 December 2010 IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide's The News, wrote: "In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win." His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch's expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch ...