Category: Civil liberties

Reverting to type

Democracy is dying – and it’s startling how few people are worried | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian This was in today’s Guardian, and uses a few examples of democracies turning back...

Huge impact? Hardly.

Yesterday a 21-year-old Somali woman from London was given a community service order for posting an offensive tweet about the soldier Lee Rigby after his stabbing last month (but before the full facts about...

Freedom for Jenny Hatch

Margaret Jean “Jenny” Hatch is an American woman, aged 29, with Down’s syndrome. Until early last year, she lived independently in Newport News, Virginia, and had been working in her friends’ store. She had...

Is free speech free, or isn’t it?

Note: Further enquiries reveal that “Bethan Jones” is in fact Beth Tichbourne, and that her offence was not only to hold up the placard mentioned, but also to attempt to scale a barrier. Her...