Tag: Free Speech

  • Freedom of Speech in Capitalism w/ Samir Gandesha

    Interview with Samir Gandesha about the politics of free speech, the hypocrisy of the Right on this issue, and what a potential socialist alternative may look like. Listen to audio »

  • Episode 09: The alt-right and the Bannon-Frum debate w/ Tanner Mirrlees

    Oats sat down with Tanner Mirrlees to chat about the rise of the “alt-right” as well as the recent debate between Steve Bannon and David Frum in Toronto. Listen to audio »

  • We Need Free Speech to Fight the Right

    “Free Speech or die, Portland. You got no safe space. This is America. Get out if you don’t like free speech.” Those were the chilling words of anti-Muslim terrorist Jeremy Christian at his arraignment for stabbing three people who tried to stand up to his harassment of two women of color, one of them wearing … Keep reading »

  • BDS - Freedom, Justice, Equality

    BNC Statement on Israel’s Ongoing Campaign to Silence Omar Barghouti and Repress BDS

    On the morning of Sunday, March 19, Israeli tax authorities barged into the home of Omar Barghouti, the prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for the freedom, justice and equality of the Palestinian people. They detained and interrogated Omar and his wife Safa for 16 hours … Keep reading »

  • A New Union Movement and Anti-Racism

    Interview with Michael Yates Michael Yates is an economist, labour educator and activist, editor of the magazine Monthly Review, and author of Why Unions Matter among many books. He blogs at CheapMotelsandaHotplate.org. In this interview he talks about the crisis of the labour movement, its relationship with the anti-racist movement, FightFor15 and much more. He was … Keep reading »

  • The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row

    Supporters Demand Transfer to General Population On December 7, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to consider the Philadelphia District Attorney’s final avenue of appeal, current DA Seth Williams announced that he would no longer be seeking a death sentence for the world-renowned death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal – on death row following his conviction … Keep reading »

  • Learning from QuAIA’s Experience: Why Free Speech Matters

    In 2009, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) kicked off the annual Pride season in Toronto with a public meeting about the continuities of queer solidarity organizing – from the Simon Nkodi Anti-Apartheid Committee in the 1980s to QuAIA’s work against apartheid in Israel/Palestine today. Then the shit started hitting the fan. Anyone who has dared … Keep reading »

  • This Is What Complicity Looks Like: Palestine and the Silencing Campaign on Campus

    The campaign to silence Palestine solidarity reaches its annual crescendo during Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). As IAW 2011 approaches, we need to prepare for another round of silencing. This means assessing the silencing campaign and the experience of standing up for free expression over the last few years. The ongoing campaign to silence Palestine solidarity … Keep reading »

  • Ottawa Citizen Smears Progressive Activists

    It’s not every day that the Ottawa Citizen mentions Socialist Voice, but on November 30 the pillar of the Canwest media empire broke its silence – and misquoted us as part of a smear attack on all progressive activists in Canada. The page three article by Ian MacLeod, headlined “Activists, extremists primed for 2010,” aims … Keep reading »

  • For Free Expression on Palestine

    On April 15, 2009, a number of organizations launched a campaign in Toronto to demand the right to free expression on the Israel/Palestine conflict with an event on the University of Toronto (U of T) campus. Some 100-150 people attended. Speakers addressed several recent cases of suppression of free expression on the issue of Israel/Palestine. … Keep reading »