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Filipino human rights group brings case of detained Thai poet to UN body

The Manila-based free expression advocacy group Center for International Law asked the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Wednesday to press the Thai Royal Government to free a Thai poet and blogger being tried by a military tribunal for writing articles that allegedly insulted King Bhumibol Aduljadej. 723 more words

International Law

Christ calls Christians to Behave Consistent with Christian Teaching


Last week, this blog featured the story of Dr. Vesni Roi who chose not to accept a patient whose legal caregivers were two lesbian women. In that case, the doctor referred the patient to a different pediatrician who was not troubled by the fact that treating the newborn baby involve working professionally with a lesbian couple as if this trio of people were a family. 956 more words

Religion In The Culture

Hey Greg, Jon Stewart sucks!

My sister thinks I’m too mean to people on Facebook. She’s probably right – or maybe definitely right. I’ve told her so. I’ve been trying to do better. 2,859 more words

Radical Politics

Blogging: What Is It & Why Do It?

By Theodora Karamanlis

Our daily lives are bombarded with the miscellaneous feed of an innumerable amount of digital, mechanical and organic sources. With commands directing us one way and expectations driving us to another, it’s a wonder that we can still hear ourselves think and that our singular existence does not submerge itself beneath the voices of the thousand others that are struggling to reach the top of the social ladder. 1,236 more words

Scripta Manum

Im-Politic: A Free Speech Expert Who's Clueless About Free Speech's History

Americans should be grateful to Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger for once again reminding that even world-class scholars can be completely ignorant about what’s genuinely important in their fields and what’s not. 728 more words

Im-Politic

Charlie Hebdo attacks become a debate of free expression versus religious tolerance

By Bridget Creel

The aftermath of the terror attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked a deliberation between the American values of free expression and religious tolerance. 515 more words

Elon University

sor juana

About ten years ago I was reading a book on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and although I didn’t understand her poetry, I loved her life’s story.   755 more words

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