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US Speech Police Suspend Twitter Account of Senate Leader

No one is immune or exempt from the tentacles of the US speech police, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell found out last weekend when his Twitter campaign account was frozen after his staff posted a video they deemed offensive. "Twitter...

Another Google / Clinton Casualty

I don’t know what it is about courageous people who stand up for the truth of things come what may—including being banned, censored and lied about—but I’m drawn to them. Gemma O’Doherty is one of them. The multi-awarded Irish journalist and filmmaker, and foundress of Anti-Corruption...

They’re Not Even Pretending Any More

The legacy media stopped even pretending to be neutral observers in 2016. Now Silicon Valley oligarchs are dropping all pretence that they’re not trying to interfere with America’s elections by pushing a leftist agenda. Facebook and Google have already been caught out repeatedly, trying to control...

Stunning Hypocrisy from Chinese Diplomats

ACT party Chinese diplomats’ praise for violent students at the University of Auckland and condemnation for Hong Kong protestors demonstrates stunning hypocrisy. The Chinese Consul General on Friday condemned the protests in Hong Kong as disrupting order and the rule of...

PM Defends Free Speech

Free Speech Coalition The government deserves praise for taking proactive and public steps against the Chinese Consulate’s attempt to interfere with speech at universities. Free Speech Coalition spokesperson Dr David Cumin says, “It would have been easy for the government to...

A Defence of Our Current Abortion Laws

By Alex Eastwood-WilliamsRight Minds The government has announced that it plans to introduce reforms to New Zealand's abortion law reforms. This is an emotive topic, and it's not one I particularly want to write about, but I cannot in all good conscience remain...

Whangarei Council Attempts to Silence Unpopular Speech

Free Speech Coalition The use of bylaws to prohibit a Whangarei street preacher from pamphleteering sends a dark message to religious New Zealanders. “Preachers have the right to share views in public squares, as they have done for thousands of years,”...

Politics in Full Sentences: Free Speech, Partnership Schools & Euthanasia

This week, Ruwan, Beth and Villa Education Trust’s Alwyn Poole discuss ACT’s Partnership Schools and Student Education Accounts and the Government’s plan to take control away from community-run schools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju9JCJaWEQA

Those Firing People For Their Beliefs ‘Need to Be Careful’

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A Tribute

By Beth HoulbrookeACT party Deputy Leader / Vice President   This week I watched six hours of the Committee of the whole House stage of the End of Life Choice Bill. It was fascinating if not drawn out by deliberate tactics to slow the process...