If free speech gets shut down it will always be the privileged who benefit because they have the power, the guns, the legal institutions, the money, to bend the final decisions to their ends.
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It is time to make it clear that not all ideas are held equal, and therefore are not all deserving of the platforms they seek, and to refresh people's memories as to why.
A nuanced dissection of UofT professor Jordan Peterson's campaign against trans* people in the name of free speech.
Carleton's Board of Governors will forbid its members from speaking publicly about any meeting they attend -open or closed. Canada's academics are fighting back, threatening censure.
Any extension of powers for ISPs to voluntarily make warrantless disclosures of private information would be exposing Canadians to great risk, and undermining our domestic democratic process.
The documentary "Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy" is a well-rounded collection of stories highlighting the difficulties and complexities of being a political satirist in various countries.
The Harper government is fighting the threat of terrorism by mass Internet surveillance on all citizens. What's wrong with this picture?
The Harper government's record on free speech suppression is long and incriminating. And yet it still wants to make hay out of Charlie Hebdo.
In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, many progressives wrongly bought into the freedom of speech frame peddled by the right-wing.
In the wake of the Paris shootings, as voicing uncomfortable truths becomes increasingly risky, governments get set to introduce more repressive measures that mock freedom of expression.