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The Declaration On Freedom of Thought and Expression

The following items are the core items from the Declaration On Freedom of Thought and Expression approved by the World Humanist Congress at the beginning of this week.

Are these values universal? Should they be?

“The right to freedom of thought and belief is one and the same right for all. The human right articulated [...]

Matilda Joslyn Gage On The Freethought Trail

Matilda Joslyn Gage was an abolitionist, an advocate for Native American rights, a Women’s Rights Movement leader, and a prominent freethinker. [...]

Amash: USA Freedom Act was Flipped so badly, a Majority of Cosponsors Voted Against It

A funny thing happened to the USA Freedom Act on its way to passage: it was turned inside-out and upside-down.

Just how bad were changes to #USAFREEDOMAct? MAJORITY of 152 cosponsors voted NO. Roll call: http://t.co/2kaG5hrmw1

— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) May 23, 2014

Rep. Justin Amash explains the turnabout in the legislation (HR 3361) [...]

Bernard Sanders and Robert Reich To Run For White House Together?

The idea of Senator Bernie Sanders running for President is appealing in itself, but the Sanders for President 2016 watch just got a little more interesting.

This coming Sunday, Senator Sanders is hosting a free showing of Inequality for All, a progressive economic documentary by former Secretary of Labor, and former presidential candidate, Robert Reich. [...]

Bernie Sanders For President in 2016

2014 could be the year that Bernie Sanders makes the commitment, one way or another, to run for President or to serve out another term in Congress. [...]

Freethought Equality Fund Follows Confused Path To Secular Power

We can expect to see the Freethought Equality PAC to go the way of the National Atheist Party, a political party which couldn’t find any actual candidates to run for office after it awkwardly declared that although it was a political party for atheists, it welcomed Christians too. [...]

Senate Commission To Address Rising Authoritarianism And Threats To Democratic Elections

The hearing will explore the rise of authoritarianism and threats to free and fair elections in the small nation of Azerbaijan, which is much more important that examining those issues here in the USA because… [...]

Orange County Public Schools Hold One Standard For Christians, Another Standard For Non-Christians

Until the Orange County Public Schools either allows all points of view about religion to have equal access to high school students or institutes a ban for the distribution of materials about religion in high schools by outside groups, students in the Orlando area will be receiving a remarkable lesson in hypocrisy. [...]

Watching Equality of Marriage Rights In The 2012 Election

It would be nice if the initiative in Minnesota were voted down, and the other initiatives were approved, but such a result would not be ideal. The legal rights of American citizens shouldn’t be approved or discarded by voters. They’re constitutionally established, not a matter for popular referenda. [...]

Don’t Believe It? How to See Eddie Izzard for Free in Washington DC March 24

What would you pay to see comedian Eddie Izzard?

What if I told you you didn’t have to pay a thing?

Don’t believe it? Well, your disbelief is kind of the entire point.

Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance let us know about the deal today:

Eddie Izzard will be flying to Washington DC [...]

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Americans Elect, Jon Huntsman and No Labels

“A not-for-profit organization, called Americans Elect is establishing ballot access in all 50 states for the candidates for president and vice president in 2012 who will be nominated directly by the people in an online nominating process. The sophisticated website of Americans Elect allows registered voters a revolutionary new way to nominate a bipartisan ticket [...]