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Important #freespeech case on Friday: Bar Standards Board claims the right to sanction a barrister merely for personal political speech criticising Islam (or another religion). By doing so has it broken the law (Equality Act, human rights law, common law)? reddit.com/r/Actuary_news…
As @JonHolb points out,"If political speech falls outside of the Equality Act on this basis then political speech ceases to be protected. Any political belief can ‘offend’ a different political belief". If the BSB are right then barristers can say little without risking sanction
By implication neither will other professionals (teachers, accountants, doctors, dentists, vets, actuaries etc): if you say anything that someone else might be offended by, even in a personal capacity, then your professional body could accuse you of misconduct. This is madness
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#Hypocrisy is: calling yourself a #Christian and promoting hate, violence and unlawfulness.
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#Dems4USA #DemCast #ONEV1 #DemVoice1 Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
#Hypocrisy is: calling yourself an #AmericanPatriot and not abiding by the U. S. Constitution. 2/18
#Dems4USA #DemCast #ONEV1 #DemVoice1 Photo by Zack Marshall on Unsplash
#Hypocrisy is: calling yourself #ProLife and supporting the death penalty. 3/18
#Dems4USA #DemCast #ONEV1 #DemVoice1 Photo by Maria Oswalt on Unsplash
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🧵PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH, OR CHANGE YOUR SPEECH?🦠

A long-standing Tory MP has backed the idea of imposing lockdowns on unvaccinated people only.

Today, as all robust democracies should be free to do, I challenge these extreme views and expose a catalogue of rank hypocrisy👇🏻
Sir Gary Streeter — @garystreeterSWD — is the longest-serving MP in Devon and Cornwall and served as a junior minister under John Major’s Conservative Government.

In December 2018, it was announced that Streeter would receive a knighthood in the 2019 New Year Honours List.
13 days ago, Streeter caused consternation when he reacted to an article which said EU member Austria was “considering a Covid lockdown for the unvaccinated only.”

It outlines a scenario where unvaccinated people would only be allowed to leave their homes for “specific reasons”.
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🧵DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE…🦠

Yesterday, after @PoliticsForAlI incorrectly labelled yesterday’s #FreedomMarch an “anti-Covid restrictions” rally, Twitter was awash with the usual suspects screaming: “What restrictions?”

Here is an open letter to them all👇🏻
Firstly, who am I referring to? Well, it would be dozens of these fine individuals who seemed *genuinely* puzzled that anyone would have anything to protest about right now.

Because, as one of them articulates, they are able to go shopping & have a pint. That’s freedom, right?
These people are cheered on and influenced by celebrities, media professionals, and the greater good of society who peddle the same line.

“We don’t have any restrictions,” is their message and it’s a message many lap up.

So, for those who think we have no Covid measures…
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It is a sad day for freedom of speech - given the toxic environment at @sussexuni has made it untenable for @docstockk to maintain her position there. No academic should ever have to fear for their personal safety.
This only reinforces the need for our Free Speech Bill. Will @UKLabour finally wake up and realise there is a problem?
In the meantime, I now ask the that universities come forward and offer her a suitable position in their own faculty - we must stand up for free speech #FreeSpeech
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There was a coup a couple of hours ago in Khartoum, Sudan. At least five ministers in the civilian arm of the government have been arbitrarily arrested. People are burning tires and protesting in the streets all over Khartoum. The Prime Minister Hamdouk is under house arrest.
Along with at least five ministers, a civilian member of Sudan's Supreme Council, Mohamed Al Fakai, has been arbitrarily arrested by the Sudanese military.
The Sudanese military has disrupted the Internet and phones across Sudan. However, some sources on the ground have satellite connections; they have data and are able to make VOIP calls.
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‘Do right and fear no one.’ @BluskyeAllison addresses #LGBAlliance2021 about the importance of protecting #LGB rights as well as Trans rights & #FreeSpeech
It’s an outrage that in 2021 we should require security to meet as Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual people to discuss our rights #LGBAlliance2021
Our rights are not conditional on us supporting gender identity theory #LGBAlliance2021
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.@jack

A court if law has ordered me not to post anything on social media that would “embarrass” Alex Jones.

Might this unconstitutional content-based prior restraint injunction against me also infringe on Twitter’s 1st Amendment/ protections/privileges?

#legaltwitter? 👇
Question simplified:

Can the court of impose terms of service (“TOS”) on a private corporation that has its own TOS?

Facts:

1)Twitter’s terms TOS do not incl the vague, unconstitutional bars on my #FreeSpeech imposed by the court.

2) Corporations’ protections seem to apply.
Another Question:

Does alerting the public that Alex Jones has unconstitutionally infringed on my #FreeSpeech by having non-considered orders entered in secrecy & under seal “embarrass” him?
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Read this thread of comments... interesting to note which highly-touted platforms 𝒅𝒐𝒏'𝒕 rank as 'highly' on the list. In my opinion, no one will succeed as well as 🐸without 'the man'.

You can follow me at gab.com/IAmOrange but be patient. I'm not a frequent flier.
GETTR continues to claim only 2M people. It seems opportunistic to me. If they're 'not selling your data', how do they make money? Why are they available on the 'evil' app stores?

More importantly, why 𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏'𝒕 they endorsed by 'the man'?
reclaimthenet.org/over-40-millio…
'Twitter is so low on our referral source traffic list that it doesn’t even register in our top 15 sources of traffic.

95% of our traffic is direct, meaning we don’t depend on Google, Twitter, Facebook, or anyone else. People come directly to Gab.'
news.gab.com
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IFF advocates for your constitutional rights in a digital India. Every month, here's what we do: Release a transparency report & increase our accountability to the IFF community.

In Sept '21, we filed 26 RTI requests + 3 First Appeals. Highlights in 🧵 👇🏽
internetfreedom.in/digital-transp…
The RTI Act is an important legal tool that helps us ask for transparency and accountability from the authorities. We use it to extract information about various ongoing policies and projects. On our radar this month: #facialrecognition, #netneutrality, #censorship & #freespeech.
Did you know?

❗️The Govt. of Assam plans to install AI based facial recognition attendance system across 48000 govt. schools.

❗️The Ministry of Law & Justice plans to link your Voter ID with Aadhaar, incorrectly assuming that this passes the #Puttaswamy proportionality tests.
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@ClarkeMicah @MailOnline What has happened to the supposedly "#RightWing" supposed supposed-"#Tory" supporting (oh wait..!) #DailyWail

Even the supposedly ex-#Trotskyite #HitchensMinor's blog has been less free #BelowTheLine than the #CommentIsFree Guardian for months

For the past few weeks Pravdaesque
@ClarkeMicah @MailOnline Here's the original two submissions of that reply to a comment under the earlier #PeterHitchens #SundayMail #DailyMail #MailOnline #RightMinds blog article

#COVID1984 @VonPyotr
@ClarkeMicah @MailOnline @VonPyotr Here's my record breaking 40+failed submissions comment to broken #BelowTheLine comments under #PeterHitchensBlog @DailyMailUK @DailyMailUK

Originally posted several times to:

hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2021/06/peter-…

Then under more recent blogs as previous ones disappeared off the sidebar
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🇹🇭 New Report with @freedomhouse: #FreedomOnTheNet - Internet Freedom Remains under Threat in Thailand! 🚨 The Thai govt still controls the Internet to silence those who bravely speak #Truth to Power! 👉Read @freedomonthenet report bit.ly/3AEA5nK #WhatsHappenigInThailand
🌐In the #FreedomOnTheNet 2021 report, Thailand scored 36/100, placing it in the same category as highly repressive regimes in China or Belarus, where the internet is "NOT FREE". The users were arrested, criminally charged, or subjected to targeted harassment. #MyUniverse #ITZY
👉Are we truly living in a Democracy when the Thai govt uses a whole array of draconian laws and regulations, #LeseMajeste #ComputerCrimeAct to restrict #FreeSpeech & #MediaFreedom - even at times of the #COVID19 pandemic when access to info helps save lives? #LisaMoneyDance
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JUST IN:

2021 College Free Speech Rankings!

How does your school rank?

rankings.thefire.org
Top 5 Colleges for Free Speech:

1) @CMCnews
2) @UChicago
3) @UofNH
4) @EmoryUniversity
5) @floridastate Top 5 colleges for free speech
@CMCnews @UChicago @UofNH @EmoryUniversity @floridastate Worst 5 Colleges for Free Speech:

150) @BostonCollege
151) @WakeForest
152) @LSU
153) @MarquetteU
154) @DePauwU Worst 5 colleges for free speech
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During #BannedBooksWeek, Lt. Gov. @DanPatrick is trying to cancel our book (Forget The Alamo) again — this time w/ a show trial masquerading as a panel. He says he doesn’t care whether we show up or not, he aims to make an example of us. THREAD:
He tried to do this little trial at @UTAustin, but they wriggled out of it. So now he’s falling back to his trusted propaganda outlet, @bullockmuseum, to cancel me and my coauthors @JasStanford and @BryanBurrough houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas…
We were supposed to talk at the Bullock on July 1, but Patrick used his office to cancel our book talk just three hours before it was to begin. As much as the GOP complains about cancel culture, this was a clear First Amendment violation. thestoryoftexas.com/press/press-re…
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@JamesJa50938659 @darrengrimes_ So this CURRENT incident was "Reported on multiple news outlets" but you can't find ANY proof they didn't break the contract

Ironically the council "reports" Sheffield is:

"accepting & welcoming communities"

And:

"tolerance for discrimination of any kind is not acceptable"🤦‍♂️ ImageImageImageImage
@JamesJa50938659 @darrengrimes_ And how do I keep diverting away with what little side distractions

I'm arguing YOUR points & general principles they raise

As for "companies are free to run their business"

So companies can advertise lies cheat break contracts defraud steal perhaps even murder in your view?! ImageImageImageImage
@JamesJa50938659 @darrengrimes_ Again

Companies under all sorts of legal restraints

INCLUDING STICKING TO OWN RULES

Never mind own contracts

Can indeed act arbitrarily if don't have rules

But it's basic principle of Common Law that

If make (fair & legal) rules & contracts

YOU HAVE TO STICK TO THEM TOO!!! ImageImageImageImage
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Η ανοιχτά ξενοφοβική επιβολή λογοκρισίας στο διεθνές κινούμενο φεστιβάλ τέχνης @walkwithamal από τοπικές και θρησκευτικές αρχές της Καλαμπάκας έπρεπε να έχει γνωρίσει μια ηχηρή απάντηση, αρχικά από το ίδιο το κράτος. #freedomofart #FreeSpeech #Thread
Σύμφωνα με τον ιστότοπο walkwithamal.org, πρόκειται για ένα καλλιτεχνικό δρώμενο, παραγωγής ενός ιστορικού θίασος κουκλοθέατρου απο την Ν.Αφρική @handspringcc και της θεατρικής εταιρίας @GoodChanceCal που οργανώνει θεατρικά δρώμενα σε προσφυγικούς καταυλισμούς κι αλλού.
Η μικρή προσφυγοπούλα Amal είναι ένας φανταστικός χαρακτήρας από μια βραβευμένη θεατρική παράσταση (The Jungle), η οποία μετά την παράσταση αποτέλεσε έμπνευση για την δημιουργία μιας μεγάλης κούκλας κουκλοθεάτρου που κινείται απο κουκλοπαίκτες.
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They say "you can't fight City Hall" but of course you can & whether it's City Hall, the Alberta Legislature or Parliament Hill if the cause is right, your strategy is solid and your numbers are good, YOU'LL ACTUALLY WIN EVERY TIME.

(This is your #EnoughIsEnough victory THREAD)
That's right, I said it: you'll actually win every time. That's Science. /2 bbc.com/future/article…
Yesterday some of us were hearing rumblings. Maybe an emergency cabinet session amongst Kenney & his henchmen & henchwomen (henchpeople?). If they were meeting they were meeting over Covid. They *had* to be /3
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#BombayHighCourt bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni to shortly hear petitions filed by @TheLeaflet_in & @waglenikhil challenging #NewITRules2021 arguing the same are an assault on #FreeSpeech. Union govt to respond today if the laws can be stayed.
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh would make submissions opposing the temporary stay.

ASG: The new rules are beyond the parent statute. Nothing in IT act that regulates content on online platforms. Only section 69A provides for blocking of content. #NewITRules
ASG: These were the grounds urged before this court by the petitioners. My submission is as on today there is no urgency to stay the rules. No adverse action is taken against the petitioners herein. It is their own case that they have complied with the new rules.
#NewITRules
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#BombayHighCourt bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni to hear petitions challenging #NewITRules. The pleas filed by @TheLeaflet_in & @waglenikhil claim the new rules are an assault on free speech.
Yesterday, the judges heard senior counsel Darius Khambatta for #Leaflet and adv Abhay Nevagi for #NikhilWagle

Now ASG Anil Singh will argue for Union govt.

#BombayHighCourt
ASG: Before getting into the merits of the case, I would like to point out that multiple petitions were filed against the Union govt seeking regulation of online platforms. Some pleas were before the #DelhiHighCourt however an SLP was filed in #SupremeCourt
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We have published our submission to the UN on the Status of women in Scotland.

First chapter on public boards.
#WomenWontWheesht
forwomen.scot/03/08/2021/the…
On political wrangling and undermining of All Women Short Lists
#WomenWontWheesht
forwomen.scot/03/08/2021/the…
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The summary of the #Forstater judgment by discrimination law expert @akuareindorf should be essential reading on the importance of belief as a protected characteristic not just for employers but for service providers & membership organisations 1/
Such organisations should review their policies to avoid the potential sanctioning of discrimination, harassment or victimisation on the grounds of protected beliefs on sex & gender & avoid compelled speech. Also a reminder that #freedomofexpression 2/7
And the right to #FreedomOfSpeech includes ‘not only the inoffensive but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome & the provocative provided it does not provoke violence’ 3/7
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The last 24h have been a flurry of activity, kindness, caring, and #solidarity.

Let these photos from today's Edinburgh demo inspire you to join us again on Sunday from 10:30am at St Leonards police station when Craig Murray has to surrender himself into custody. #FreeSpeech Credit: Craig Murray Justice Campaign 30/07/2021
Could not be more impressed with a demo that was announced less than a day ago. Even overheard some of the MSM photographers choke up at the sight of the approaching protesters! Credit: Craig Murray Justice Campaign 30/07/2021Credit: Craig Murray Justice Campaign 30/07/2021Credit: Craig Murray Justice Campaign 30/07/2021Credit: Craig Murray Justice Campaign 30/07/2021
There ain't no speech like a @CraigMurrayOrg speech... we'll post a recording as soon as we can. In the meanwhile, check out... Credit: Craig Murray Justice Campaign 30/07/2021Credit: Craig Murray Justice Campaign 30/07/2021Credit: Craig Murray Justice Campaign 30/07/2021
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#Agenda21 is #Global #Communism

Wake Up & Resist

Deny #Marxists at every turn
They are not your friends
At best,they are #UsefulIdiots
At worst..
They are purposefully helping #Globalism install dictatorial #government & eroding our rights as FREE people.
Don’t let them!
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#Agenda21 is the biggest public relations #SCAM in the #History of the #World
But it is far more then that its the agenda for the 21st century and it’s a recepy for #destruction it enables and justifies monitoring and metering and restricting our #energy & #water usage!
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#Agenda21 is #Global #Communism

#Communitarism says that it’s all for the common good,that the individuals right need to be balanced with the rights of the #community
Now we don’t know what these rights are they can change them at any time!
The individual loses!
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