CABINET ministers have failed to agree on landmark media reforms, including new powers to oversee the press, forcing another delay to controversial plans that could trigger a political fight before next year’s election.
The divisions in a cabinet meeting on Monday night fuelled speculation the government would have to postpone the full package of changes until ministers settled their differences over press regulation and ownership controls…
One option in Senator Conroy’s plan would give the minister the power to set the criteria to judge the performance of independent regulators such as the Australian Press Council. The minister would also decide if the regulator met the criteria. Industry executives have described Senator Conroy’s plan as a “first-time incursion by government into print media” that cannot be accepted.
Countries must boost measures to combat Internet racism – UN independent expert
Conflating Islam with “racism” is how we’re being robbed of our free speech rights:
5 November 2012 – The surge in websites that promote hate speech and racism requires States to implement measures to combat online extremism without curbing freedom of speech, a United Nations independent expert said today. … -More independent expertise at UN News Centre (Mullah)
If Obama is reelected, America’s relationship with Israel will continue to deteriorate, and Iran will continue to sneer at his “crippling sanctions” while rushing to develop nuclear weapons, which it will almost certainly use to attempt to destroy Israel. Obama’s refusal to back the 2009 uprisings against the Iranian regime will thus bear its bitterest fruit of all.
Continuing also will be the Obama Administration’s war against the freedom of speech.His signing on to the UN’s Resolution 16/18, calling for criminalization of “incitement to religious hatred,” was a telling indication of the direction he has consistently taken. For who will judge what constitutes “religious hatred”? Truthful speech about Islam and jihad is almost certain to be included under this rubric, and truth will be no defense. Obama’s rush to blame the Muhammad video for the jihad attack on our consulate in Benghazi is just the latest indication of how anxious he is to throw the freedom of speech under the bus. Expect an Obama second term to enact “hate speech” laws that will make enunciating the truth about the jihad threat a criminal offense….
WARLPIRI woman Bess Price has accused Amnesty International of being an undemocratic and racist organisation, while attacking its indigenous rights campaigner Rodney Dillon as a “white blackfella” and a “physically white English-speaking Tasmanian”.–Bess Price is also fed up!
How much more inspiration can our Leftists here take from the great Chavez?
Five years ago a collective of our snowfield socialists - including the ABC’s Phillip Adams, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon , propagandist John Pilger and Kevin Rudd’s nephew Van Thanh Rudd – begged Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez to come teach Australians a lesson:
I must recommend again the critiques by John Roskam and David Kemp of the sinister Finkelstein inquiry. Both expose the totalitarian instinct behind its recommendations.
Those who would take free speech away from us are terrorists:
Issuing threats of legal action against less powerful people or businesses is perhaps the most potent means by which in our society free speech is threatened. A threat against one person or their publishers intimidates thousands.
ONLY hours after the Finkelstein media inquiry report was released last week, lecturers from four of Australia’s top journalism schools delivered their instant judgment on the academic website The Conversation.
Each of the four—Brian McNair from the Queensland University of Technology, Johan Lidberg from Monash University, Alexandra Wake from RMIT University and Andrea Carson from the University of Melbourne—enthusiastically embraced Ray Finkelstein’s central recommendation for a new government-funded regulatory body to sit in judgment of news reporting…
Inside the country’s newspaper offices there was a polar opposite reaction.
Publishers Fairfax Media, News Limited (publisher of The Weekend Australian), APN News and Media and West Australian Newspapers came out in fierce opposition to the proposed NMC, warning it would pose a threat to press freedom and free speech.
The contrasting view on Finkelstein’s findings between the teachers of tomorrow’s journalists and today’s working journalists could not have been more pronounced..
Muslim students at Arkansas State University tried to prevent a critic of Islamic sharia law from speaking as part of a campus lecture series.
Nonie Darwish, Egyptian-born author of Now They Call Me Infidel, spoke Wednesday at the university in Jonesboro, Arkansas, but only after the chairman of the student Lecture-Concert Series read a protest statement by the president of the ASU Muslim Student Association (MSA). In the decade since the 9/11 terror attacks, Darwish has gained international prominence as an outspoken critic of Islamic culture. She is director of Former Muslims United.
More than 100 Musliim students attended Darwish’s lecture, according to Emily Alexander of the ASU Herald, and walked out en masse midway through, following the example of MSA president Saddique Abobucker.
Telling the truth about Islam makes you a ‘hate monger’, a bully, and causes riots:
In a letter sent to university administrators Monday, Abobucker and other MSA officers called Darwish a “hate monger,” warned that her lecture would lead to “bullying of Muslim students on campus,” and said that her lecture would be tantamount to “inciting to riot.” The MSA letter “urged the administration and legal department of ASU to stop Darwish from speaking here.”
It looks like it shall never have one. Because the Fatherlands Red-Green social engineers are using the time before Christmas to ram some more “hate-speech” laws through parliament. The new laws aim at criminalizing speech on the internet that could be interpreted as “racist” or “xenophobic”. “Incitement” is another loaded gun in this context. Enforcement of these new laws could cause a wave of criminal procedures and create a climate of denunciation and intimidation. (PI has more)
Muslims who use the freedoms of the West to advance the Sharia agenda are even more dangerous than potentially violent Muslims. Pro-Sharia Muslims should be seen as enemies of the state, just like Nazis or Socialist revolutionaries. Now that Germany has opened the door to preserving Western Civilization, lets see who will follow. This may be the beginning of a good thing….. Link to Article
This simply can’t be allowed to happen. This Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) cannot be allowed to exert its influence or control of ICANN. Every freedom loving patriot no matter what country you hail from or political persuasion you belong to, should be worried over this development. The OIC has already been highly successful in subverting the UN General Assembly, and is vigorously pursuing an agenda to get criticism of Islam criminalized the world over, now its got its sights on this innocuous sounding organization that’s soon to become under the auspices of international, multilateral control.
Brilliant show, includes a report on the insane situation in Malmoe where the inmates are now effectively running the asylum.
Stackelbeck then goes on to detail the horrifying injustice against an Austrian lecturer on Islam, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who is currently being prosecuted for what authorities call hate-speech. In reality this amounts to no less than a criminalisation of thoughts critical of the consequences of the governning elite´s disadvantagious immigration policies.
Something that becomes embarrassingly obvious once you realise that the “hate-speech” Elisabeth allegedly is guilty of, is nothing but quotes from the koran.
And so it begins. This is an outrage. An infidel was prosecuted by Obama’s Department of Justice and sent to jail for a year for saying in an email that he would “do WHATEVER it takes to eradicate Islam.” So what? A year in prison? A $3,000 fine?
We witnessed a traitorous Department of Justice refuse to prosecute the Black Panther party for voter harassment and intimidation with weapons onElection day. Senior DoJ lawyers resigned in protest.
“Obama has Violated His Oath of Office” in Racist Dept of Justice Decision to Drop New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Case and Mandate DOJ Policy: “No Voter Intimidation Cases Will Brought Against Black Defendent Where the Victim is White” (read it at Atlas Shrugs)
Obama’s Department of Justice sued a New Jersey county, alleging that it refused to accommodate a Muslim employee’s khimar, a religious head covering. The suit seeks monetary damages and also seeks to require Essex County to adopt a policy that accommodates the religious observances and practices of employees.
Obama’s Department of Justice is still trying to bring the 911 mastermind to New York City for a civilian trial. And these examples are just the tip of the iceberg. The prosecution of Sobolevskiy is by far the worst, and Judge David G. Bernthal, referring to the defendant’s crime as “an act of terror,” is in need of immediate removal. Nuts.
I do not advocate for violence or ugly email missives, but a year in jail for them? This is something altogether different. The Department of Justice is enforcing sharia and abandoning rule of law.