free speech

Peace, bound

We are all entitled to support whom we choose and to give voice to that choice. To listen to our conscience and act upon the things it tells us about the world. If we do so without violence, there can be no case for the use of government force against us. In a free and just society, the use of government power to punish individuals for speaking their beliefs, no matter how unpopular, is oppression.


Re: Je ne suis pas Charlie

Letters published in the Manitoban are edited for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Views expressed in the letters are those of the author and do not…


Clash of civilizations?

It is worth appreciating the immense outcry that has flooded the pages of broadsheets in the days following the senseless slaughter of satirists. A series…


Je ne suis pas Charlie

When I heard about the attacks in Paris last week, I was shocked and horrified. I sunk into my seat in grief as a CBC…


Satire and images

We’ve all heard some variation of it by now: “Of course I believe in freedom of speech, but…” In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo…


Pro-life on U of M campus

After three days of pro-life demonstrations and counter-demonstrations on the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry Campus, the former making use of graphic genocide imagery, a…


Promoting peace?

The former British Member of Parliament and supposed anti-war activist George Galloway embarked on a cross Canada tour Nov. 16, with a stop planned in…


One person’s terrorist…

As the old cliché goes: “one person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.” This implies that certain values are ultimately subjective, which is a lesson…