Tag Archives: freedom of expression

The press versus “the media”

Today we say media instead of “the press.” But it’s a mistake. The press has become the ghost of democracy in the media machine, and we need to keep it alive. It’s refreshing to find someone willing to explain the … Continue reading

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The thing speaks for itself

A trained professional in charge of public safety warns his employer that a certain building poses grave dangers to those who live and work in it. He does this over and over again. The bumbling amateurs who run this government … Continue reading

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Habito una utopía que no es mía

The title of this post is a quotation from a Twitter feed maintained by Yoani Sánchez of Havana, Cuba — one of the world’s most distinguished bloggers: “I inhabit a utopia that is not mine.” She started her blog in … Continue reading

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Disrobing the disrobers (1)

You can log on to Amazon today and for only $20.76 you can order an imperfect but essential piece of gutsy whistle-blowing by Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard: Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation. Their core … Continue reading

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Sentence I wish I wrote

In a society marked by punishments against those who express their opinions, neither fools nor children say what they think, only drunkards. — Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y Quoted from today’s post: Antihero.

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Mitch Taylor doesn’t deserve this

Mitch Taylor’s views on climatology may be eccentric. But they do not justify this: Polar bear expert barred by global warmists. He’s not a climatologist. He’s a polar bear biologist. His views on climatology are irrelevant to the question of … Continue reading

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Tehran, June 15

None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events. — Vaclav Havel

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June 1: Libertad de accesso de internet

This global campaign starts tomorrow. If you want to know why it’s necessary, read this month’s Amnesty International’s report on Cuba. And if you’re inclined to help, here’s what you can do. English Call to the Cuban government and to … Continue reading

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