Video: Richard Dawkins discusses Coventry Telegraph's Warwick University speaker ban story on US television showCoventry TelegraphNov 19 07:07 AM
The atheist appeared on Bill Maher's national Real Time show and talked about a decision by Warwick University's Students' Union to ban secular speaker Maryam Namazie, which was later reversed
- The Huffington PostNov 23 11:31 AM
Where are all the secular liberals in the Muslim world? I've lost count of how many times I've heard this question. The answer is both unsurprising and heartbreaking. In Muslim-majority countries, they are often being lashed and imprisoned for blogging, hacked to death in open daylight, or sentenced to death for writing poetry. Here in the West, they are often being disowned from their families...
- Daily MailOct 30 06:46 PM
Germaine Greer said she was pulling out of giving a lecture at Cardiff University after female students there branded her ‘transphobic’, and lobbied for her to be banned, writes Professor Frank Furedi.
- Daily TelegraphNov 06 09:06 AM
More and more speakers are being barred by student unions for their 'inappropriate' opinions - as these shocking new reports show
- International Business Times via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsNov 17 03:46 AM
The University of York has announced it has cancelled an event to mark International Men's Day following complaints by students and staff. Adrian Lee, of York's equality and diversity committee, announced the university would mark the annual event on 19 November to highlight issues which have an "adverse impact on equality for men".
- Daily MailNov 22 02:26 PM
Second-year George Lawlor, 19, fears for his future at Warwick University after being ostracised and bullied for challenging a student union drive to hold rape awareness sessions.
- The GuardianOct 31 05:05 PM
It is vital that we remain exactly what we are: a tolerant society that makes no demand on us but to obey the rule of law It used to be much easier. There was a common understanding that a university was a public institution dedicated to teaching, research and the free exchange of ideas. Freedom to argue and freedom to be challenged were indispensable parts of a university’s DNA. Freedom of ...
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- The Huffington Post UKNov 05 08:38 AM
A former member of a banned terrorist organisation once led by Anjem Choudhary and attended by one of the killer's of Fusilier Lee Rigby has joined the counter-extremism think tank Quilliam . The organisation announced Thursday that Adam Deen, a former member of the proscribed Islamist extremist group Al-Muhajiroun, founded by 'Godfather of hate' Omar Bakri and subsequently led by Choudhary, had...
- The InquisitrNov 10 12:10 PM
Richard Dawkins always has something to say, and his latest target is the Sun newspaper in the U.K. over a headline about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. So, what exactly got Richard Dawkins upset? The Independent reports that the right-leaning, Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun took exception to how they perceived Jeremy Corbyn acted at a Remembrance Day... Read more » Richard Dawkins Tears Into The Sun ...
- International Business Times via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsNov 18 02:19 AM
President Francois Hollande declared war after the 13th of November events in Paris, which killed 129 people in the city that has taught me so much. As well as the enjoyment of noisy streets, endless dancing, loud music and red wine on the terraces of the cafes of the 10th and 14th arrondissements, Paris taught me about pluralism. It is the freedom and values that Paris epitomised that have now...
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