Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Facebook vs alternative media

A warning from We Are Change. It is with deep sadness and justified anger that we must report that Facebook has now unpublished some of the largest alternative media pages around! Included in this Orwellian information purge are Press For … Continue reading

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Only in open dialogue is there any hope that truth can be discovered

Ann and Milo will teach you how to save Australia. Discovered last night – either from the Bolt Report or The Outsiders – that Ann Coulter will be coming to Australia. Therefore immediately bought tickets. But what is the venue, you might … Continue reading

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Libertyfest Brisbane

Two great days in Brisbane, no Cats in sight but a lot of very good speakers. After chatting with two or three people who did not know about Catallaxy I asked for a show of hands in the next session … Continue reading

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This power to censor must end

Received a note from a friend, but not a Facebook friend but a real friend since I am not on Facebook. He wrote, in part: If you are my friend on Facebook, you won’t be seeing me for a month. … Continue reading

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Australia remains the freest country on the planet

Nowhere else is this any longer even possible. And then there was Bill Leak. But how long will it last? Full story: Newspaper doubles down with front page response to Serena Williams cartoon critics. And more from Andrew Bolt.

Posted in Australian Story, Freedom of speech, Politics of the Left | 43 Comments

Tyler Cowen talks to Claire Lehmann

Read the transcript – listen to the audio. One minor quibble – Australia does not have a male macho culture. That’s propaganda. One very serious quibble – the best Australian movie ever was The Castle. Important point: LEHMANN: I think having … Continue reading

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Google collaborating with Chinese censors

Who would have thought? Fortunately there is unrest among the staff. The internal furor began after The Intercept earlier this month revealed details about the censored search engine, which would remove content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such … Continue reading

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That’s got to hurt …

The Mocker is out and about commenting on the Victorian government’s decision to ban Sky News from train stations. In relation to Laura Jayes skewering Victorian Transport Minister Jacinta Allan: By this stage viewers no doubt concluded Allan was unfit … Continue reading

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Press hypocrisy

The luvvies are outraged – how dare President Trump criticise the press? Our democracy is at risk! Although to be fair, their democracy might be at risk; however the democracy where people turn up on election day and vote for … Continue reading

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Southern comfort

I of course only went along in support of my fellow Canadians, but a fun night was had by all, at least for those inside and among those who were not carted out. You can read about the events of … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Conservative politics, Freedom of speech | 19 Comments