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Free Speech is a core value of the Left

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Genuine support for free speech means it must apply to speech you don’t like

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Pro Free Speech Doesn't Mean Absolutist support for all speech

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Blasphemy–a notion that crystallizes so many of the issues around free speech

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marginalized groups benefit the most from free speech protections

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If leftist values have actual moral standing they can and should stand up to scrutiny and questioning

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Speech is not physical violence, it’s an alternative to violence

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Successful challenges to power build on a foundation of free speech

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Free thought depends on free speech: censorship leads to a culture of fear where people learn to hide their real opinions

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Free Speech protection for all is inherently anti-authoritarian

Let’s hear the Arguments against free speech

 

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free speech isn't free, someone always pays a price

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Banning certain speech prevents harm, is in a good cause and therefore the ends justify the means

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There is no Truth but My Truth (stay in your lane)

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speech is LITERAL violence and can kill

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free speech is a tool of oppression by the powerful and a gateway to fascism

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The first amendment is protection against state censorship but is irrelevant to social media

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Free Speech is actually just license for Racists and bigots to spew hate

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Laws against Hate Speech Reduce Intolerance and prevent the rise of fascism

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READ the Paradox of Tolerance to understand why some speech needs to be suppressed

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recent ARTICLES

Journalistic self-censorship in wartime is a free speech problem

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Amnesty International report on Ukraine military endangering civilians

Suppressing and censoring speech used to mostly be the work of the government. People on the left would generally criticize and resist the power of the state to control what information they would be allowed to see, hear or read, particularly in times of war.

Canada’s Plans to Regulate the Internet

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Canada’s Plans to Regulate the Internet
Canada’s latest attempt to regulate speech comes in the form of the hotly debated bill, Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act (though it was hardly debated in the House-–MPs rushed over 150 amendments to meet the government imposed deadline).

On the Limitations of the ‘Lived Experience’

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On the Limitations of the ‘Lived Experience’
For the better part of a decade, I immersed myself in social justice causes. I made sure I kept myself up-to-date with the latest social justice jargon, even when it was confusing and contradictory (though I wouldn’t admit to it at the time).