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freedom of speech

Destructive criticism of Sweden

Nils Melzer: The Julian Assange Case

Assange: Bureaucratic co-criminals – this is how a new book by Nils Melzer describes Sweden's handling of Julian Assange. Swedish Stina Oscarson reviews – and is ashamed.

"The people will be led"

Immanuel Kant: The freedom of philosophy

PHILOSOPHY: Is freedom of speech a matter for scholars? Are Trump and QAnon entitled to free speech? There is much to suggest that Kant would answer no to this question.

Silently disciplining research

PRIO: Researchers who question the legitimacy of US wars, seem to experience being ousted from their positions in research and media institutions. The example presented here is from the Institute for Peace Research in Oslo (PRIO), an institution which historically has had researchers critical of wars of aggression – and who can hardly be labeled friends of nuclear arms.

Why promote political satire?

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The satirical, political caricature is, in its essence, an excellent counterweight to abuse and oppression.

Freedom of expression, extremism and the role of the media

Elisabeth Eide, Kristin Skare Orgeret, Nil Mutluer: Transnational Othering – Global Diversities Media, Extremism and Free Expression

DIFFERENCE: An anthology that addresses important topics such as freedom of expression, globalization, extremism, minorities and inequality in the world, but many of the authors want too much.

Idealist public history

Jostein Gripsrud (ed.): Allmenningen. The history of the Norwegian public

: Jostein Gripsrud seems to have strayed from what does not fit with the ideal notion of the rational Norwegian public. Such idealism is dangerous.

To imprison a director

Askold Kurov: The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov

: Doubts about the question of guilt emerge in the dialogue between director Askold Kurov and Vladimir Putin: It is not even clear what crimes Oleg Sentsov is said to have committed.

The woman, the immigrant and the critical of immigration

AH Midtbøen, K. Steen-Johnsen and K. Thorbjørnsrud (eds.): Boundary struggles:. Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere

: An interdisciplinary research group has recently published a pioneering work in the freedom of expression debate, where the conditions for freedom of expression are presented overall.

Campaigns from Trump countries

Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians (eds.) / Markos Moulitsas and Michael Huttner: What We Do Now? Standing Up for Your Values ​​in Trump's America / The Resistance Handbook. 45 Ways to Fight Trump

: The shock that followed the American election is about to subside. Now it must be traded. 

Confessions of a repentant anarchist

Charlie Siskel: American Anarchist

: American Anarchist portrays the man behind the book that can be linked to a long series of shootings and terrorist attacks.

A true human image

: We bring here the first part of Jens Bjørneboe's article series «Socialism and freedom»

Socialism and Freedom – Part II

: We bring here the second part of Jens Bjørneboe's article series "Socialism and freedom".