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American Sniper and Stephen Harper make war with words
War hawks and their simplistic "us vs. them" mentality don't make us safer— they put all of us at risk
Jan 28th, 2015
Istanbul protests:“Ordinary people, marching everywhere”
“We are making history,” says a protester marching through Istanbul.
Jun 2nd, 2013
Chinese censors crack down on treasonous porridge: The SinoFile
Beijing is onto the tricks of some of China's most cunning wordsmiths.
Jan 11th, 2013
Why the Australian DJs should never have made that call to Kate's nurse
The Australian DJ prank which led to a suspected suicide has set the internet on fire. And yet the most fundamental questions around the topic of free speech are almost completely ignored.
Dec 12th, 2012
Two thousand protest Enbridge oilsands pipeline in Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert police estimate 2,000 people turned out to protest the proposed Enbridge oilsands pipeline in northern B.C.
Feb 4th, 2012
BC Civil Liberties Association Files Suit Against City of Vancouver For Olympics Speech Restriction Bylaw
Two citizens stood up today against the Vancouver Olympics Committee and the City of Vancouver to oppose a bylaw they say will infringe on free speech and erode Canada's Charter of Rights and...
Oct 7th, 2009
Is Your Freedom a Security Risk?
The most significant threat to Vancouverites during the 2010 Games, reasons David Eby, is the criminalization of free speech. Personal expression is not a security risk nor an attack on the...
Linda Solomon Wood
Sep 1st, 2009