Maryam Namazie

On Thursday, a remarkable event occurred in student politics: university students and high-profile allies protested openly
That there is reason to write the headline of this piece should be concerning in itself. On Sunday, Rhodes Must Fall Oxford
In recent months there has been a slew of interesting critiques of the move to censor free speech by students. From Lori
If our Dear Leaders want to argue that they have a unique right to not hear views that offend them - a right which they will not extend to their opponents, and indeed cannot or else all speech would stop - then they should at least be honest about it, rather than deceiving your audience by pretending that (legal) free speech has not been replaced by speech subject to conditions...
It is paramount because the fight against free-speech effacement cannot be cast aside - for the murky shadows of free-speech suppression will always be dwelling in the cusps of our democracy.
Equality is a human right that cannot be 'exempted away' - especially when this means providing cover for the multi-faithist ideology of a political class that is so much about faith and so little about basic human rights, including the right to practice one's religion without being subject to gender discrimination.
Has the anti-racist debate really become so closed-minded, divisive and fearful? That a white person cannot question any practice or ideology, if it is prevalent amongst people of colour? Does that mean to criticise porn one has to be a porn star? To criticise rape one has to have been raped?