Catholic university employees told to file harassment complaints against coworkers who oppose same-s...

Dec 11, 2014 by

By Kirsten Andersen, LifeSite: At Roman Catholic-affiliated Marquette University, expressing belief in the teachings of the Church could eventually get you fired. That’s the conclusion many are drawing from a recent training seminar given to Marquette University employees that told workers to report their colleagues for harassment if they spoke openly against same-sex “marriage.” Under federal law and Marquette University policy, all employees, faculty, staff, and student employees must submit...

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Oxford, abortion and the closing of the Western mind

Nov 29, 2014 by

by Tim Black, Spiked online: What the Oxford debate scandal reveals about modern censorship. Oxford triggers national row over free speech by cancelling abortion debate.’ It was an accurate headline. Last week, spiked editor Brendan O’Neill was due to speak at Oxford University’s Christ Church College at an event organised by the pro-life group, Oxford Students for Life (OSFL). He was going to speak in opposition to the motion ‘This House Believes Britain’s Abortion Culture Hurts Us All’. He...

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The moral crusdade against pro-life students

Nov 29, 2014 by

By Tom Slater, Spiked: Free speech on UK university campuses is not under attack – it’s on life support. Layer upon layer of university and student-union policymaking has, effectively, declared open season on anyone who dares stray from the ever-shrinking terrain of respectable ideas. Building on the legacy of the National Union of Students’ (NUS) anti-racist No Platform policy that has held tenure on student-union statutes for over three decades, a raft of new policies has taken censorship to...

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The Oxford students who trivialise free speech take reckless risks with our liberty

Nov 25, 2014 by

By Rebecca Coulson, Conservative Home: I wanted to write about freedom of speech, but I was worried that someone could disagree with what I said, or claim that I wasn’t the right person to say it. I wanted to write about freedom of speech, but I suspected that someone might hack into my article to censor and change it. I wanted to write about freedom of speech, but I knew that if I did, someone would drag me from my home, then torture and kill me. Several days after another nineteen people’s...

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Cambridge’s chief censor is Mr Squirrell. His denial of campus debate show he’s nuts

Nov 21, 2014 by

by Laura Perrins, Conservative Woman: There is an article out there, so frightening, so worrying it must be read. It spells disaster for the future of this country. Tim Squirrell, President of the Cambridge Union,  (Dickens could not have chosen a better name) believes that students of Cambridge University have a right to be intellectually “safe.” The President of the Cambridge Union, one of the most famous, august debating societies in the worldbelieves debating an idea – the pure...

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The rise of the Stepford students. Free Speech is so Last Century. Today’s students want the r...

Nov 21, 2014 by

By Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: Student unions’ ‘no platform’ policy is expanding to cover pretty much anyone whose views don’t fit prevailing groupthink. Have you met the Stepford students? They’re everywhere. On campuses across the land. Sitting stony-eyed in lecture halls or surreptitiously policing beer-fuelled banter in the uni bar. They look like students, dress like students, smell like students. But their student brains have been replaced by brains bereft of critical faculties and...

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