The IPA Freedom of Speech Fighting Fund

An important message from John Roskam.

Donations to support the regular research activities of the IPA are tax deductible. But we want the IPA Freedom of Speech Fighting Fund to do more than just research. We’ll use the fund to take the fight right up to the politicians and the regulators who are taking away our freedoms. And we need to communicate to the Australian people about this massive attack on their rights. Because we’ll be doing a lot more than research, donations to the fund won’t be tax deductible.

The IPA is fighting for freedom of speech right now and every day.

But there’s a problem. The problem is that most Australians don’t know about the attacks on our freedom of speech. We need to tell them.

And with your support we will tell them. Here’s how we’ll do it:

  1. We’ll launch Freedom Watch, a regular email service to alert Australians about the threats to their free speech
  2. We’ll hold freedom of speech briefings in Canberra and every capital city for our politicians
  3. We’ll reach out to young people online to convince them about the need to defend free speech
  4. We’ll commission legal advice to find out whether a compulsory media regulator is constitutional, and
  5. We’ll mail a new book on free speech to every major judge, legislator and journalist in the country

So please consider making any donation you can to support free speech – it will make a difference.

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21 Responses to The IPA Freedom of Speech Fighting Fund

  1. Infidel Tiger

    Good stuff, you fascist right wing bastards.

  2. Rabz

    Count me in.

    Oh and go and insert the rough end of a pineapple up your fundamental orifices, you stupid ‘progressive’ plonkers.

    I say what I want.

  3. JC

    I’m in.

    Fuck you Finkelstein and all the other turds trying to prevent free speech.

  4. We’ll reach out to young people online to convince them about the need to defend free speech

    Because the right to bitch on Facebook about what Kylie did to Stacey after the party on Saturday night is very important, I suppose.

  5. Gab

    Great stuff! Steve from Brisbane and I will be making donations shortly.

  6. Seriously? Are Catallaxy readers this easily separated from their money?

  7. C.L.

    Because the right to bitch on Facebook about what Kylie did to Stacey after the party on Saturday night is very important, I suppose.

    That sums up your months-long Herman Cain blogging.

  8. Infidel Tiger

    Seriously? Are Catallaxy readers this easily separated from their money?

    Why don’t you ask your wife if you can donate? She might even lend you some after your chores are complete.

  9. JC

    Unlike you, Stepford we take the right to speak out against the government as a God given right and no two bit punk like Bob Brown or his beautiful assistant Tubbsie Milne is going to finkelstein any of us. Dipshit.

  10. Gab

    lol Finkelstein is now a verb.

  11. JC

    The silence on this from the Australian leftwing is jawdropping. Where’s David Marr for instance?

    Where’s old leather face, Barrie (Bawee) Cassidy?

    Where are these exemplars of virtue?

  12. val majkus

    I’m in too!
    BTW an excellent podcast on freedom of speech on Delingpole
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100148218/radio-free-delingpole-xii-the-twitter-trials/

    special guest this week is Abhijit Pandya, barrister at law, blogger, defender of liberty, and legal adviser for the freedom of speech charity Discourse UK

    highly recommended!

  13. JC

    David Marr on free speech oppression.

    Careful, he might hear you

    June 2, 2007

    Under John Howard’s terms, freedom of speech doesn’t include any expression of dissent, writes David Marr.

    Since 1996, Howard has cowed his critics, muffled the press, intimidated the ABC, gagged scientists, silenced non-government organisations, neutered Canberra’s mandarins, curtailed parliamentary scrutiny, censored the arts, banned books, criminalised protest and prosecuted whistleblowers.

    Where’s this Dave?

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/careful-he-might-hear-you/2007/06/01/1180205513603.html?page=fullpage

  14. wreckage

    Because the right to bitch on Facebook about what Kylie did to Stacey after the party on Saturday night is very important, I suppose.

    Actually, yes. Nice attempt at a red herring though, knucklehead.

    Let’s break down the logic: some people say stupid things, therefore it’s OK for the government to decide who gets to talk and when.

    SoB: for liberty and freedom, except most of the time.

  15. selena1234

    What about t-shirts Sinc?

  16. wreckage

    Seriously? Are Catallaxy readers this easily separated from their money?

    Good GOD people, it’s only one of the foundational rights of any even half-humane civilisation. Why are you getting so agitated, you crazy right-wing-nuts?

  17. Winston SMITH

    You need to wait til payday, but I’m in.

  18. Helen Armstrong

    Yep, I’m in, again. And finkelsteins to Bob Brown et al.

  19. tbh

    Great work IPA, I’m in.

  20. m0nty

    Freedom Watch, really? Haven’t the denizens of this blog spent countless pixels taking the piss out of Fuel Watch, Grocery Watch, This Watch, That Watch and The Other Watch – for good reason? Mad as a two bob watch, you lot.

  21. wreckage

    Haven’t the denizens of this blog spent countless pixels taking the piss out of Fuel Watch, Grocery Watch, This Watch, That Watch and The Other Watch – for good reason?

    Yes. Now, in your own words, describe the difference. I know you can do it! To make it easier I’ll give you this hint: there are actually several correct answers. If you can summarise two or more you get a smiley stamp.

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