The NUS assault on free speech mimics the fascism of apartheid

Apr 29, 2016 by

by Karen Harradine, TCW: I grew up under apartheid so I recognise fascism when I see it.  The NUS are leading this current generation of students down a dark path of destruction and racism, so similar to apartheid.  Its creation of ‘safe spaces’ reminds me of the whites-only areas enforced by the apartheid government. The restriction of free speech, advocated by the NUS through their no-platforming policy, copies the apartheid government habit of closing down newspapers that...

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The Death of Free Speech: The West Veils Itself

Apr 27, 2016 by

by Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute: Last week, Nazimuddin Samad sat at his computer at home and penned a few critical lines against the Islamist drift of his country, Bangladesh. The day after, Samad was approached by four men shouting “Allahu Akbar!” (“Allah is great!”) and hacked him to death with machetes. These killings have become routine in Bangladesh, where many bloggers, journalists and publishers are being killed in broad daylight because of their criticism...

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The union that students need

Apr 22, 2016 by

by Tom Slater, Spiked online: The National Union of Students conference is over. But we’ll still have the memories – the jazz hands, the whingeing and the casual anti-Semitism. For this was the year when this tyranny of crybabies, this politburo of plonkers, truly outdid itself. Not only did delegates call for social-media apps to be banned (people are saying nasty things on them) and for Holocaust Memorial Day to be scrapped (apparently it’s not ‘inclusive’) — they also elected as the new NUS...

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University Bans Students From Forming Pro-Life Group

Apr 21, 2016 by

From CitizenGo: PLEASE SIGN PETITION. Over the past few months a row has erupted in the University of Strathclyde Glasgow over whether or not a group of students is permitted to form a ‘pro-life’ society or club. The University of Strathclyde Students’ Association (USSA) currently will not affiliate any group which campaigns in favour of the human rights of the unborn. In this matter, the USSA are following a trend which is sweeping UK universities of the stifling of debate and discussion of...

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Canadian Court Rules University Can Shut Down Pro-Life Student’s Group’s Free Speech Rights

Apr 21, 2016 by

by Conor Beck, Life News: Pro-life activists at the University of Victoria in Canada have lost a free-speech battle through British Columbia’s highest court on Monday. The decision was not even close. The Times Colonist reports the British Columbia Court of Appeals unanimously rejected arguments by a pro-life student club that insisted the university consider freedom of expression when restricting use of campus common space. The pro-life group Youth Protecting Youth was approved for a...

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Free Speech on Trial: What Message Is Being Sent?

Apr 11, 2016 by

by George Ingler, Gatestone Institute: The spread of jihad is irreparably undermining Europe’s post-War reputation as a continent of security and peace. In addition, free speech seems increasingly regarded by mainstream politicians as dangerous and archaic. Diversity of opinion often appears seen as an obstacle to multiculturalism, the objective of which, ironically, is diversity. These dual trends are set to come to a head in the Netherlands next year, in elections set to follow the...

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