Protest at its Last Extreme: The Bodies of the Dead accuse their Political Murderers

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
Cartoon Showing Stalin responsible for the deaths of millions through his famines I’ve been reading the descriptions of the suffering of the Russian people during the artificial famine caused by Stalin’s collectivisation of agriculture in the 1930s In Alex de Jonge’s biography of Stalin. It’s truly horrifying stuff. Whole…

Hidden plan for ministers to axe laws that protect you – with a penstroke

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
Gone in a penstroke: If the Deregulation Bill becomes law, Acts of Parliament that protect your freedom could be removed from the statute book at a minister’s whim. I have spent much of today putting old paperwork through the shredder in advance of tomorrow’s debate on the Deregulation…

John Stuart Mill on the Right to Free Speech, vs. IDS and the Coalition

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
John Stuart Mill is one of the great founders of the modern concepts of political liberty, democracy and equality for women. His book, On Liberty, became the classic statement of Liberal ideology to the point where it was given to the leader of the Liberal party on his accession.…