Spain: Bourgeois crusade against freedom of speech continues

On March 29, Spanish citizen Cassandra Vera was given a one-year prison sentence by the National Court (Audiencia Nacional) for making Twitter jokes about Carrero Blanco, the head of government in one of the last stages of Franco's dictatorship. Blanco was killed in 1973 in an attack carried out by Basque organization Euskadi Ta Askatasuna … Continue reading Spain: Bourgeois crusade against freedom of speech continues

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libcom.org posts anti-Marxist polemic

Anarchist Web site libcom.org (the name of which is short for "libertarian communism") has posted an article, "Free speech and its limitations in response to dealing with the far right" in a response to an article by one of our writers, "The Question of Freedom of Speech Facing Socialists". While our Web site (as of … Continue reading libcom.org posts anti-Marxist polemic

The Question of Freedom of Speech Facing Socialists

While leftists have often been victims of anti-free speech laws in history, exemplified by the Argentinian Dirty War, the Kent State Massacre, the Holocaust, the Spanish White Terror, etc., there is some debate concerning whether freedom of speech should be given to all opinions, such as those of fascists. In this article I will discuss … Continue reading The Question of Freedom of Speech Facing Socialists