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Should American Religious Groups Censor Outsiders Who Blaspheme?

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. [...]

Protest Twitter’s Support For Theocratic Censorship

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 has issued statements that it’s preferable to comply with theocratic [...]

Barack Obama Bans Pictures Of Himself While Stealing Pictures Of You

If Barack Obama were subjected to the kind of privacy violations that he has inflicted upon the American people through the NSA, FBI and CIA, we would be able to read his emails, search through logs of his cell phone activity, and look at up to the minute maps of his GPS-tracked travel, all while watching and listening to live web cams of the Oval Office, top diplomatic meetings, and even the West Wing bedrooms. [...]

Occupy Chicago vs. Occupy Istiklal

The Occupy Chicago website appears moribund; the last blog post was in early July 2013 and the last YouTube video was posted two years ago.

On the other hand, near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Istiklal Street is still occupied by thousands of protesters who have gathered to oppose efforts by the government to track [...]

Going from Gray to a Rainbow in Istanbul

As you may know, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan has over the past few years been instituting policies that restrict civil liberties in Turkey, that prevent the Turkish people from freely assembling to air their grievances, and that have thereby fomented further resistance by free-minded people there.

Over the past year in Turkey, anti-authoritarian [...]

5 Things You Might Wish You Never Found Out About This Morning

From the NSA to the Truth Fairy, here are the top 5 unfortunate stories in today’s news. [...]

Why Are Christians Upset About The Next Day By David Bowie?

The following is the music video for his song The Next Day. Why would we post it here? Why would you watch it? Well…

YouTube censored the video. The Catholic League and the Archbishop of Canterbury are in a tizzy of outrage about it, which shows priests hanging out and dancing around with sexy [...]

NY Republican Proposes Censorship Of All Anonymous Writing Online

A bill by New York State Senator Thomas O’Mara would enable the censorship of almost any anonymous writing online, including the publication of anonymous medieval poetry. [...]

Shorter University A School That Closes Doors And Narrows Minds

Shorter University students will carry with them an association with bigotry and intolerance. Diplomas from such an institution of education will qualify Shorter graduates to work for small range of employers within a small ideological territory. Who will want to graduate with that kind of handicap? [...]

What Was Really Said During Censored Part Of The 9/11 Terrorism Trial?

It’s because the crimes of September 11, 2001 were so horrible that the trials of anyone accused of involvement in those crimes must meet the highest standards of [...]

GSA Scandal vs. Military Scandal

I would prefer to see the U.S. government pay for clowns to perform silly shows on stage than to see the U.S. military pay for soldiers to keep clowning around with human body parts. [...]