Archive for March, 2010

Guest Post: The Power (or lack thereof) of Free Speech

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
After three years of being a regular blogger, I was flabbergasted when I received a comment…

Freedom of will – rational control

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Freedom of will, according to Wikipedia, is the ability of rational agents to exercise control over their actions, decisions, or choices. The key words for me here are rational and control.
In our advocacy for freedom to express our ideas,…

Guest Post: Responsible Censorship to Tyranny

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

by Ritesh J
I’ve always been a strong supporter of censorship, primarily because people don’t understand that with freedom comes responsibility. I have also believed that censorship was created for the good of society.
But when those controlling the content…

Guest Post: The Opposite of Free Speech

Monday, March 8th, 2010

I was requested to write these words of some dear friends. Friends I just can’t say no to. So in a way the following is the opposite of what I am about to say, this is about Forced Speech.

Guest Post: Who are we? Individuals, citizens, journalists or all three?

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

-Hisham Wyne-
“Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859.

But sovereign are we, over our blogs and the contents and comments therein?

We are bloggers. We want freedom. But…

Guest Post: Libertas Supra Omnia

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Freedom of expression.
A term that weighs different on the scales of every individual. Be it invisible fetters that hold back tears, or physical restraints that gag your right to scream. Be it the dread of a tyrant’s wrath, or…

March 18 page peel: Grab one for your site/blog!

Monday, March 1st, 2010

A few days ago, a wonderful blogger (Roman) alerted us that he’s supporting the campaign by creating a page peel for websites. A page peel is certainly a nice way to spread awareness about the cause! Below are the wonderful…

Guest Post: The pen…. mightier than the sword?

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! – itself a nothing! -
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Caesars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless!…