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In which the crime doesn't fit the punishment...

One punch can kill.’ It’s been the centrepiece for anti-violence campaigns since 2007, embraced by awareness and enforcement groups across Australia. At least… 527 more words


Ford Foundation funding dries up as Modi clamps down on NGOs

A leading global charity has frozen $4 million in funding to India, squeezing aid to the poor, after a clampdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on donors deemed to be meddling in domestic politics. 683 more words


AKPF #1: Cultwell

Coming back after a break from internet broadcasts, the producers are happy to announce a new episode of AKPF #1 for cable and webcast, featuring content filmed very recently in the Keene area. 59 more words

In which the champion refuses to storm the castle until the wind's blowing just right...

Freedom of speech does not come with freedom from accountability. It’s a simple truth, and one often leads groups and organisations to self-censorship in the eternal hope of skating past controversy. 563 more words


Cameron’s extremism orders ‘could criminalise traditional Christian teaching’

Traditional Christian teaching could effectively be “criminalised” in some settings under David Cameron’s plans for new anti-extremist banning orders, a top Anglican theologian and former Parliamentary draftsman has warned. 742 more words


Legal threats

This is a little bit off-topic, but the lovely Dylan Winter says he’s recently been compelled to take down a blog post because of a letter from a boat haulage provider, because he blogged about a collision incident. 89 more words

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Review: Chilling Effect by Melissa F. Miller

The more laws, the less justice. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

The law has no compassion. — Christopher Darden

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins has done something I didn’t think could be done. 550 more words