Category Archives: Freedom of speech

The culture wars have stepped up a notch.

I have been enjoying watching Donald Trump tell the world on Twitter that Twitter itself is stifling free speech. The irony is delicious. Twitter struck back by ‘fact-checking’ some of Trump’s tweets. Now we all know that ‘fact-checking’ is a … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Wars, Freedom of speech, Politics | 160 Comments

BP boss finds out he just lost the Hitler meme case

 Mein Führer … Steiner …                                                                                                                    A BP refinery worker sacked for mocking the company’s approach to bargaining over pay through a popular Hitler meme has had a decisive win after the company took the case all the way to the … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Rule of law | 17 Comments

China’s University of Queensland working to expel CCP critic

Administrators have concocted a 186-page charge sheet (which is secret) to get rid of him.

Posted in Education, Freedom of speech, Terrorism | 27 Comments

The C Was Angry That Day, My Friends

SPIRITS combative and fractious descended on Catallaxy’s usually Algonquin Round Table-esque Open Forum yesterday. The topic was, of course, coronavirus – a topic so excruciatingly inescapable it’s like binge-enduring 20 years of climate change Q&As in one evening. No surprise … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Freedom of speech, Site News | 24 Comments

Maddock’s Law

The UK: Coronavirus: people across the UK play music and clap for carers – video. The US: Armed protesters demand an end to Michigan’s lockdown orders – video. Quarantine is when you restrict movement of sick people. Tyranny is when … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Freedom, Freedom of speech | 16 Comments

Communists Carted

A huffing, puffing PRC came at the Telegraph last week from a long run-up. In the civilised world, ‘Bradman bats and bats and bats’ is a famous newspaper banner: In Wuhan, it’s the name of a restaurant.” – Tim Blair … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Freedom of speech | 19 Comments

Cave Won’t

I’VE never been a big fan of the Cave oeuvre but his aggressive rejection of the anti-Israel BDS movement (led in the music world by lunar bore, Roger Waters) and his latest thoughts on woke strictures targeting both new and … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech | Tagged | 20 Comments

Corporate overreach

Two instances of employment law have caught my eye in the last week: The boss of BHP has said he won’t tolerate crude joke-telling at work despite the workplace authority deciding the mining giant unfairly sacked a worker for being … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Rule of law | 24 Comments

They are coming for you

There is an interesting story breaking in the UK: Trevor Phillips, the former head of Britain’s equalities watchdog, has been suspended from the Labour Party over allegations of Islamophobia, The Times can disclose. A pioneering anti-racism campaigner, Mr Phillips, 66, now faces … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, International, Oppressive government | 25 Comments

What is the difference between the Liberal Party and the University of Sydney?

On Sky News last night: The federal government will look to stamp out ‘cancel culture’ at universities after libertarian groups voiced concerns about the erosion of free speech on campuses. … A number of reviews handed down to the government … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Freedom of speech | 23 Comments