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The case for free speech and courage

Best-selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie makes the case for free speech and courage. Below is a brief excerpt. … The biggest threat to speech today is not legal or political, but social. This is not a new idea, even if its present manifestation is modern. That famed chronicler of American life, Alexis de Tocqueville, believed that the greatest…

Gustavo Petro and the Civic – Military Campaigns

Gearóid Ó Loingsigh looks at the new government in Colombia and how it talks of peace while increasing militarisation The Petro–Márquez government is one which proposes to bring us to what they term Total Peace.  The term and the proposal as such have been subjected to justifiable criticism, not least because it places the insurgency of the ELN…

Phil Ferguson: a firsthand account of the Irish struggle

Phil Ferguson is a founding editor of Redline and was a regular contributor. He has been out of action for the past year after suffering a stroke. He is learning to walk again and hoping to get back to writing. Tim Leadbeater sat down with Phil to talk about topics including what drew him to left-wing politics, his time in Ireland in the 1980s working…

How to counter holocaust denial – a particular type of hate speech

Plebity – a left free speech website looks at how to ‘counter hate speech with more speech’. This excellent article addresses one of the points discussed in the interview with Daniel Ben-Ami about how tolerance doesn’t mean silently allowing bad ideas or adopting a relativist outlook. WHAT DOES IT MEAN, TO ‘COUNTER HATE SPEECH WITH MORE SPEECH’…

The Iran protests and the battle for Women’s Rights

In this Free Speech Union podcast Daphna Whitmore speaks with Dr Forough Amin about what’s happening in Iran after two months of growing protests across the country.  Forough is a women’s rights activist and the founder of the Iranian Women in NZ Charitable Trust.  Forough discusses the dire state of civil rights in Iran, the rigid power of the…

Free Speech to fight anti-Semitism

Free Speech Union member Daphna Whitmore talks with Daniel Ben-Ami, an author, and journalist based in London. His website “The Radicalism of  Fools” []  aims to develop a better understanding of anti-Semitism and its root causes.  Daniel talks about different forms of anti-Semitism from the right and the left. He explains why definitions of…

Hello, do you know the difference? The Raytheon, Goldman Sachs Left is not the Left

The left free speech site Plebity has published this handy chart. When you say left, you probably aren’t actually talking about the left. Find another name. Or at least understand the difference between the woke left and the traditional left which although largely silenced does still exist. Here is a crude guide for liberals and conservatives who…

Phil Ferguson on radical youth politics and the Irish republican struggle

Phil Ferguson is a founding editor of Redline and was a regular contributor. He has been out of action for the past year after suffering a stroke. He is learning to walk again and hoping to get back to writing. Tim Leadbeater sat down with Phil to talk about topics including what drew him to left-wing politics, his time in Ireland in the 1980s working…

Free Speech Union holds its first symposium and AGM

Report by Daphna Whitmore The growth of the Free Speech Union is remarkable. In just a few years it has grown to 72,000 registered supporters, 6,000 New Zealanders have donated to it, and more than 1000 people are members of its trade union arm. The FSU put on a symposium and held its first AGM in Auckland on 5 November. Jacob Mchangama was the keynote…

Before Islamism

Daniel Ben Ami looks at the relatively recent emergence of Islamism as a political force (from []) It is easy to make the mistake of assuming that Islamism has existed since the emergence of Islam as a religion in the seventh century. Iran’s theocratic leadership, for example, ostentatiously dresses as if it comes out of the Middle Ages. It also imposes…

The Left of the past was at the forefront of defending free speech

Free Speech Union member Daphna Whitmore talks with Mark White from the US Left-wing free speech organisation Plebity ([]). Mark and Daphna discuss how the Left of the past was at the forefront of defending free speech, why that is no longer the case and why the Left shouldn’t bet their money on tech billionaires like Elon Musk to be their free speech…

Special Report: “Cows and Cowards” With Rachel Stewart

Free Speech Union’s Podcast In this ‘Special Report’ Free Speech Union member Daphna Whitmore talks to previous podcast guest Rachel Stewart about cancel culture and self-censorship following her removal from a documentary on the New Zealand dairy industry over her views on a number of completely unrelated topics.  Rachel is a staunch defender…

Western media blinkers and moving geopolitics

By Daphna Whitmore The Russian media censorship that followed the invasion of Ukraine, or “special military operation” as it must be called in Russia, came as no surprise. Censorship closer to home is a little more surprising but it has gone largely unnoticed. Rather than state censorship, in the West it has been tech giants and media corporations…

Censorship and wartime propaganda

A Free Speech Union opinion piece by Daphna Whitmore It was Napoleon who pioneered the use of mass propaganda and censorship in war. He produced self-flattering battlefield bulletins which were published in newspapers throughout France. Having seen the power of the press he then imposed censorship to stop “the manifestation of ideas which trouble…

Defend free speech against the Auckland Council’s dirty tricks

The Free Speech Union has called out the Auckland Council for an underhanded attempt to exclude groups it does not like from using Council owned facilities. They explain: You will recall the history of this matter: in 2018 when Auckland Mayor Phil Goff ‘banned’ two controversial Canadian speakers, we formed this group to take him and the Council’s…

Doublespeak: Nutty ideas

Some people who believe humans can change their sex call out the End the Mandate protesters for having nutty ideas.

Doublespeak: Hygiene

Police “worried about hygiene” at the End the Mandates parliamentary protest have removed the new shower block. Up soon: stories about the “filthy protesters”.

Denigrating protests is not new

By Daphna Whitmore The End the Mandates protest at parliament is now in its third week. Not one parliamentarian has listened to the concerns of the thousands of people who have joined the demonstration. Trevor Mallard and the Prime Minister have led the way in rejecting these citizens. Mallard’s anti-people actions – dousing them with water, floodlights…

Cracking the nazi code

(Satire) Comrade Clintz: We must denounce this transphobic sign which someone has taken a photo of at the evil protest which none of us have gone near, of course! Comrade Guffery: it shows the level of the protester’s degeneration. Comrade Clintz: Their lack of awareness of how fluid sex is shows they are, indeed, deplorables. It’s convinced me…

Ordinary decent working people are the anti-mandate protesters

By Don Franks Seldom has the expression “lumpen proletarian” been so much employed in New Zealand. Many commentators, notably leftist ones, have seized on the term to describe the anti mandate protesters occupying parliament and its surrounds. For example, columnist Chris Trotter, as in: ” a motley crew of lumpenproletarians …being presented…

Libertarianism is not fascism

American indie singer/songwriter David Rovics takes a look at the increasing political polarisation in the West. The slope keeps getting slipperier, and the snowball rolling down it is growing fast.  The liberal and conservative media has much of global society siloed into one bullshit narrative or another, and most everyone seems to get their talking…

Fear and loathing

Against the Current blog has been providing analysis of the anti-mandate occupation in Wellington. This latest piece looks at how the occupation is both feared and loathed by those who claim ‘progressive’ and ‘left wing’ credentials. WHILE THE OCCUPATION OF Parliament grounds and the protests that have emerged in other parts of the country are…

Canadian Civil Liberties taking Trudeau’s govt. to court over extreme law

The Canadian Civil Liberties statement 18 February 2022 Noa Mendelsohn Aviv for the CCLA This is an extreme law that has never been used before and will have sweeping consequences on individuals, orders that it passed outside of ordinary processes. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has spoken out loudly against this declaration and today we have…

How to Protest Properly

By Don Franks We support the right to protest, but and the But is important, It can’t be any sort of protest, You should not have any persons disapproved of at your protest, no one whose ideas are amiss Who are they? Don’t worry, we’ll provide a list We support the right to protest, but There must not be too many How many is ok? We’ll tell you…

Former VUWSA student: “Once were radicals”

This piece was published by Democracy Project A leftwing Wellingtonian who used to be a student at Victoria University of Wellington laments anonymously about how students now orientate differently towards protest and authority. A response from VUWSA or other students is very welcome. On Monday, the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association…


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