Jiang Weiping reunited with his family in Canada

There is an article in today’s Globe and Mail titled “After six years, diplomatic lifeline allows Chinese dissident to reunite with family“. Jiang Weiping, a Chinese journalist who had been put in prison for exposing political corruption. Since he was convicted on subversion charges in 2001, Mr. Jiang’s story was heard around the world. The…

Colors magazine issue on Freedom of Speech

Issue 65 of Colors, “a magazine about the rest of the world”, is about Freedom of Speech. The issues are thematic. Other themes have included slums, food, home, shopping, race, sports, and 2 issues on HIV/AIDS (Issue 7 in 1994, and Issue 67 in 2006).  They are smart, quirky and have lots of interesting images. …

freedom of icky speech

A beautifully articulate rant by Neil Gaiman on why we must defend stuff that we personally find icky: Freedom to write, freedom to read, freedom to own material that you believe is worth defending means you’re going to have to stand up for stuff you don’t believe is worth defending, even stuff you find actively…