A regular visitor to Irregular Times writes to us to protest the words we use to describe Republican Party presidential front-runner Donald Trump. When I say Donald Trump is “pro-censorship,” Korky Day calls that “libel” — in other words, a damaging statement about Donald Trump
There were a number of interesting ideas aired in the Democratic Presidential Debate last night (11/14/15), but to me the most interesting statement of the debate came from former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “We need to have a resolve that will bring
Featuring those gol-darned genital hands in every possible pairwise combination, the new social media platform Ello has released its decision to allow the content that those hands signify. Ello writes in an e-mail blast: “Following Google’s decision to ban NSFW content from Blogger (followed by
“Warning: Many readers may find the following material offensive.” So wrote USA Today without irony before describing how the United States tortured people, to no end, in our names. Today, you can read for yourself a redacted version of a 2012 Senate report, finally released
The American Family Association, a media company that uses Christian branding to sell its products a fundamentalist Christian organization, has declared a boycott against PetSmart this holiday season. Why? “AFA is calling for a limited one-month boycott of PetSmart over the company’s censorship of the word “Christmas.”
The Christian fundamentalist group calling itself the “American Family Association” is at it again: “AFA is calling for a limited one-month boycott of PetSmart over the company’s censorship of the word “Christmas.” For years, PetSmart has refused to use the word Christmas on its website…
Because I see Hindus threatening to kill anyone who shows this picture, I am deciding to join in the blasphemy, and to amplify it. If a Hindu activist group succeeds in pressuring the web host of the mythological discussion group to remove the blasphemous image, I want the image to survive, in defiance of the censorship.
September 30 is International Blasphemy Rights Day, an unholy day on which people celebrate the legal right to defy religious leaders’ attempts to restrict speech and artistic expression. I’m tempted to design a set of bedsheets carrying the images of Ganesh, Mohammed, and Jesus to mark the occasion.
Today, a coalition led by the Ex-Muslims of North America is organizing a day of protest against what it calls Twitter Theocracy. Instead of standing up for free speech, Twitter has agreed to censor user accounts that the government of Pakistan regards as blasphemous. Twitter
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?