Free speech

24 April 2014

George Brandis and the new authoritarians

The response to that interview showed that when it comes to climate change, no dissent is allowed.

17 April 2014

‘The state should never be the arbiter of what people can think’

Brendan O’Neill meets the Voltaire-inspired attorney general of Australia.

17 April 2014

Turkey’s Twitter twitch-hunt

Prime Minister Erdogan’s war on social media is uncannily similar to the war on unacceptable speech in the West.

17 April 2014

‘Let Truth and Falsehood grapple’

John Milton on why a free and open public sphere is the best way to the truth.

16 April 2014

Don’t let artistic expression take the rap

Prosecuting people on the basis of song lyrics sets a horrifying precedent.

8 April 2014

The purge of
gay-marriage heretics begins

The ousting of Brendan Eich from Mozilla sets a dangerous precedent.

7 April 2014

‘I've been told that I’m not welcome on campus’

A libertarian student slams the groupthink dominating UK student unions.

Let everyone think what he likes and say what he thinks

Why spiked is launching a campaign for unfettered freedom of speech.

2 April 2014

We must tolerate assaults on the truths we hold dear

True freedom of speech means acknowledging that we ourselves might just be wrong.