Tag: Freedom

Editor's column

Controversial comment

Three years ago, on the tenth anniversary of the Guardian’s online comment section, Sarah Marsh sought to discover which articles their readers most remembered. Perhaps, she said, it’s those which ‘challenged your outlook on a key political argument, or changed your view entirely.’ Or, ‘perhaps it was a column with which you vehemently disagreed.’ Safe…

Comment, Uncategorized

To speak or not to speak?

The right to free speech originated as an attempt to limit the power of governments. It was about ensuring that the state couldn’t harass, imprison or shoot people for expressing their political philosophy. More recently this has developed into the argument that groups should have access to the means of expression. That’s why we have…

Comment

In favour of Jo Johnson’s reforms

[hr gap=”null”]This holiday, Jo Johnson implemented reforms to the university system that have been labelled as the biggest in 25 years. Amongst these was the creation of the new Office for Students – which will regulate university outcomes, chiefly, free speech. There will be measures to stop universities ‘no-platforming’ speakers with the aim to create…

Global

NFL’s Kaepernick sparks anthem boycott controversy

It was during the national anthem of the pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers that Colin Kaepernick sat down. He did this again several days later. When he did it a third time, it caused a national frenzy. Kaepernick explained his reasoning, stating that he was not going to “show pride in a flag for…

Features

When one man’s terrorist becomes another’s freedom fighter

Once more, the political battleground is tense: populated by representatives of opposing ideals, the world wonders whether any form of solution will ever be agreed. The backdrop in question here is not the Palace of Westminster, the Oval Office or the Assemblé Nationale, but a small, snow-covered farmstead in the western American state of Oregon….

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