Tag: free speech

The Collapse of the Canadian University and the Rise of the Church of Covid

Maximilian C. Forte , July 4th, 2022


February of 2022 was a particularly dark month, both in Quebec and in Canada generally. In Quebec, we had the expansion of the use of “vaccine passports” to…


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Regulating Misinformation from the Global South

Pinky Hota , August 26th, 2021


Gathering information through our devices. Photo credit: https://unsplash.com India is among the top three internet markets internationally with nearly seven hundred million users. What can debates in…


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‘Race,’ ‘Diversity,’ and the University

Maximilian C. Forte , May 30th, 2021


If this was a good time for Canadian academia, you would not be able to tell from the blanket of almost absolute silence that has been pulled over…


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WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: The Duty to Expose War Crimes

Maximilian C. Forte , April 30th, 2019


On Thursday, April 25, 2019, I had the honour of participating in two separate radio interviews concerning the case of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The first was with…


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The WikiLeaks Case: Democracy Dies in Empire

Maximilian C. Forte , April 14th, 2019


In the avalanche of news reports that have washed over the globe since the abduction of Julian Assange, this conversation struck me as containing numerous points of importance….


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Julian Assange, Political Prisoner: A Dark Day for Citizenship

Maximilian C. Forte , April 12th, 2019


After a day of following RT’s live coverage of the outrageous arrest of Julian Assange, abducted from the Embassy of Ecuador in London by British police agents, and…


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Hallie Wells comments on p. 99 of her dissertation

| , October 15th, 2018


My dissertation examines how slam poets in Madagascar have forged a novel form of public discourse that emphasizes both freedom of speech and accountability for one’s speech. This…


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Harri Englund on his new book, Gogo Breeze

| , July 23rd, 2018


Interview by Ilana Gershon http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/bo27256361.html Ilana Gershon: While this book ostensibly focuses on one radio presenter, because Gogo Breeze interacts w…


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DragNet: February 1 – February 15, 2018

anthropoliteiaadmin , February 20th, 2018


Image from ACLU.org For this dragnet update we have several fascinating articles to highlight. Among the stories from the United states was  an article on  the NYPD’s unofficial power…


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This Does Not Represent the Views of the University

Maximilian C. Forte , January 20th, 2018


I know that I am not the first person to ask this, but when did universities start having “views”? When some professors indulge their rights to free speech…


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Political Correctness is Not the Problem, Systemic Racism Is

Cathy Amanti , August 16th, 2017


In recent years, we have witnessed a resurgence of student protests on college campuses in the US and beyond. Many of these protests, inspired by broader contemporary social…


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Social Imperialism and New Victorian Identity Politics

Maximilian Forte , July 31st, 2016


Social Imperialism? New Victorianism’s Domestic Moral Code and the Political Economy of Identity Politics “The nation-state in its imperialist guise was the inescapable context within which all polit…


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Charlie Hebdo

A. J. West , January 15th, 2015


    Let’s say some guy in a bar starts mouthing off against another patron’s mother. He says she’s a fat moose with a ginger beard, and it’s funny…


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