Hate Speech

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American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
Hedges, Chris
Book
2006
Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on co...
Arthur Topham's Political Beliefs May Just Be Illegal: The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham: Part 3
Mykytyn, Eve
Article
2015
On November 7, 2015, Arthur Topham was convicted of inciting hatred against a racial group, the Jewish people. Mr. Topham maintains a website, Radical Free Press, in which he publishes and comments up...
Chronicle of a death online: Hate campaign from Muslim fundamentalist groups from Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and West Asia against a Muslim woman writer
Kannan, Sundaram
Article
2015
The case of Tamil Nadu journalist who was victim of online 'rape' and 'murder', perpetuated by Muslim fundamentalists.
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'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
Free Speech for the Right? A Primer on Key Legal Questions and Principles
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2017
The rise in national attention to the "alt-right" and fascist-white supremacist protesters has raised questions about the parameters of free speech in America. When can free speech be limited, if ever...
Gaza Crisis: Far-Right Israelis Chant 'There's No School Tomorrow, There's No Children Left in Gaza!'
Moore, Jack
Article
2014
Right-wing Israelis have been filmed chanting "There's no children left there [in Gaza]" and "Gaza is a cemetery" in celebration of their military's attacks on Gaza.
The Hate Crimes Bill: How Not to Remember Matthew Shepard
Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2009
The problem with the Hate Crimes Prevention Act is that it creates a thought crime and also categories of crime victims for disparate treatment. Goodbye to equality under the law.
Hate Speech and Free Speech: The Wrong Kind of Climate Control
Manjarrez, Kieran
Article
2011
Laws against sedition, in whatever guise, are an attack on free speech. Unlike laws against those rare instances of incitement which trigger immediate and actual violence against a present target (as ...
Hate speech in a plural society
Malik, Kenan
Article
2005
One of the ironies of living in a more inclusive, more diverse society appears to be that the preservation of diversity requires us to leave increasingly to leave less room for a diversity of views. S...
Hitler's Propaganda Machine
Rutherford, Ward
Book
1978
How Fukushima gave rise to a new anti-racism movement
Shaw, Vivian
Article
2017
Shaw examines the rise in anti-discrimination social activism in Japan after the environmental disasters in 2011 and lack of support from the government towards its non-Japanese citizens.
In Defense of Free Speech: It's Easier to Blame Bad Filmmakers Than to Address Massive War Crimes
Giambrone, Joe
Article
2012
The answer to speech you disagree with is … (drum roll) … MORE SPEECH.
Increasing Legal Suppression of Freedom of Thought and Expression in So-called Free and Democratic Societies: As evidence for increasing totalitarianism
Rancourt, Denis
Article
2015
That freedom of speech is the foundational individual right for a truly democratic system to exist or emerge. And that this freedom must be defended without compromise, and without bias against any pa...
Islamic Fundamentalism in Britain
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1995
Muslim fundamentalists are a growing threat to gay human rights in Britain.
Israeli calls for Palestinian blood ring at fever pitch
Sheen, David
Article
2014
Concerned humanists may have hoped that when a group of Jewish Israelis confessed to kidnapping and killing Muhammad Abu Khudair, a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem — forcing him to drink gasoline an...
The New Dark Ages
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1996
For hundreds of millions of people in parts of the Middle-East, Africa and South-East Asia, the ascendancy of Islamic fundamentalism has ushered in an era of religious obscurantism and intolerance. Th...
Onetime Antiwar, Environmental Protester Veers Into the Seamy World of Anti-Semitism
Neiwert, David
Article
2015
While most American-born activists who become involved in defending Palestinian rights avoid becoming overt anti-Semites even while steadfastly criticizing Israel, Kenneth O'Keefe is not one of them.
Respect is a Two-Way Street
Tatchell, Peter
Article
2006
There is a whiff of hypocrisy among some Muslims who, in the name of being spared offence, want to censor other people's opinions.
Revered Rabbi Preaches Slaughter Of Gentile Babies
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Rabbis who are among the leading idelogues of the growing fascist movement in Israel say that violence against non-Jews, including the killing of babies, is justied by religious law. According to Rabb...
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
Finkel, David
Article
2007
It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic...
Unintended Consequences: Beware the Hate Crimes Bill!
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2009
It will prove difficult to separate speaking against members of protected classes, or criticizing their practices, from hate. The two things are easily conflated. Once enacted, hate crimes will become...
Violent, Genocidal Anti-Palestinian Rhetoric Moving to US?
Sheen, David
Article
2014
Earlier this week the Times of Israel published a post, written by American Yochanan Gordon, titled "When Genocide is Permissible," which concludes with the following question: "If political leaders ...
Why I had to face down the bullies trying to silence my supposedly 'offensive' stance on Islam
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2016
This week marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The atrocity was a brutal attack not just on human life but also on the principle of free speech, one of the pillars of h...
With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The Independent's James Bloodworth reported last week, "...

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ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...

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The Cost of Free Speech
Lee, Simon
1990
In the wake of the Ayatollah's "fatwah" against Salman Rushdie and in the turbulent context of terrorism in Northern Ireland, free speech really can lead to death, according to the author. This book o...
Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters
Macdonald, Neil
2015
Blaney's office cites 'comprehensive' hate laws for new zero tolerance plans.
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
2009
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.