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by Jesse Anderson · 13/05/2019 9am
The crusade against free speech has been around for millennia, but it really kicked off in August 2018 when YouTube banned famous American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 30/04/2019 9am
A reader has sent in two videos he took on Anzac Day of a man being threatened with arrest for his sign, with the police taking his details. The sign had a simple Christian message on one side and a tribute to his uncle on the other.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 29/04/2019 8pm
Last Thursday, Elliot Ikilei, the deputy leader of the New Conservative Party logged on to his Twitter account to find out he had been suspended from the platform. What was his crime? Did he say something hateful or dishonest?
by John Black · 15/04/2019 9am
When a chance arises not three kilometres from your place of residence to catch a glimpse of a creature of near mythic reputation, previously thought to be long extinct, you take it.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 12/04/2019 12pm
Israel Folau's contract with Australian Rugby has been cancelled for his making "discriminatory remarks". What were these remarks? An Instagram post that contained an image condemning eight sins and quoting Galatians 5:19‭-‬21.
by John Black · 08/04/2019 9am
In 2016, the Finance website Insider Monkey sought to measure national attitudes to race by combining two previous surveys—one by the Washington Post and the other from part of the World Values Survey.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 04/04/2019 7pm
Graeme Edgeler, a Wellington barrister, has identified these as being "Henry VIII Clauses" and he objects to them because they can be used to turn citizens into criminals on an executive whim.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 03/04/2019 1pm
I am providing feedback on the proposed Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill, or " Tarrant's Law" for short, in honour of it's chief sponsor.
by John Black · 01/04/2019 9pm
A few years ago the English writer Douglas Murray published a book entitled "Islamophilia: A Very Metropolitan Malady". It attempted to upset the premise of widespread "Islamophobia" by cataloguing the limitless kowtowing to the tender sensitivities of the "Religion of Peace".
by Origen · 01/04/2019 1pm
There have been many outlandish claims in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting tragedy, ideologues stacked up with grievances at hand. However, there has been no other claim more tangential than that of Douglas Pratt.

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