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You have the right to speak but not to be heard

Content warning: transphobia. “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” – @jk_rowling, 6 June 2020 Was…

A response to the Guardian Newspaper publication entitled ‘If China valued free speech, there would be no coronavirus’

The Coronavirus, named COVID-19, is a new virus and previously unknown strain of influenza. At present, 85,000 cases have been confirmed in 60 countries. 2,900 deaths have been attributed to…

Liberation in the era of the Second Amendment

The shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas this August were, despite their tragedy, unsurprising. The United States has averaged one mass shooting (at least four casualties) per day…

Rising hate crime should not be associated with pro-Brexit rhetoric

Police have warned against a predicted spike in hate crime upon the expected British exit from the European Union in March, mirroring the rise initially seen after the referendum in…

Peter Mathieson answers questions on BME students, sustainability, and student satisfaction

Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Peter Mathieson, attended a question time event run by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. The event allowed students to submit questions…

Tweeting Trump: How much power do 140 characters have?

It’s official: following the election @realDonaldTrump has gone from 140 characters to 280, now with the addition of the official Presidential Twitter account. The newly minted POTUS has expressed his…

Creating Freedom

In his literary debut, Creating Freedom: Power, Control, and the Fight for our Future, Raoul Martinez thoroughly examines what freedom really means in the western world, and the implications it…

Free speech should not mean hate speech

A common theme of debate at many universities across the UK has been whether student bodies have been ‘stamping down’ on rights to free speech. This comes in the wake…