Posts Tagged “free speech”

Liberal Hero of the Week #84: Raif Badawi

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2015

Raif Badawi Saudi Arabian writer who created the Free Saudi Liberals website Reason: for standing up for free speech against an autocratic regime A lot of people have spoken up for free speech in the days since the attacks on (…)

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CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #50: Peter Tatchell

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Peter Tatchell political campaigner Reason: for supporting free speech and its positive use Free speech matters. Here’s George Washington: “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #36: The #LibelReform Campaign. (Our Liberal Villain is Sir Edward Garnier QC, MP)

by Stephen Tall on April 26, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If they stick up […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #19: Rowan Atkinson

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2012

Welcome to the 19th in our series, Liberal Hero of the Week, chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. ’Liberal Heroes’ showcases those who promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — highlighting individuals regardless of party affiliation and from […]

Was Chris Huhne right to say Geert Wilders should be banned from the UK?

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2009

As the BBC reports: A Dutch MP who called the Koran a “fascist book” has been sent back to the Netherlands after attempting to defy a ban on entering the UK. Freedom Party MP Geert Wilders had been invited to (…)

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