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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how then with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men?
Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events.
Events, not books should be forbid."
Herman Melville

"If all printers were determined not to print anything
till they were sure it would offend nobody,
there would be very little printed."
Benjamin Franklin

"The language and concepts contained herein are guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business."
Frank Zappa

 

March 2006


MANIFESTO: Together Facing the New Totalitarianism
The Blanket will feature a biography of each of the 12 signatories the Manifesto, along with each of the Danish cartoons their number represents.

Freedom of Speech
Anthony McIntyre

Profile:
Mehdi Mozaffari
Caroline Fourest
Bernard Henry-Levy
Salman Rushdie
Ibn Warraq
Chahla Chafiq
Philippe Val
Antoine Sfeir
Maryam Namazie
Taslima Nasrin
Irshad Manji
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Debate:
Considering a Multi-Faceted Approach to the Middle East
Mehdi Mozaffari



Kartoonacht
Anthony McIntyre

A Welcome End
Mick Hall

The Blanket, the Cartoons and the End of Left and Right
Gabriel Glickman

The Blanket and the Cartoon Controversy: Anthony McIntyre Interviewed
Martyn Frampton



Le « manifeste des douze » fait réagir
Caroline Fourest
English Translation by Liam O Ruairc



BHL: Bernard Henri-Levy
Liam O Ruairc



The Muslims America Loves
M. Shahid Alam



Freedom of Expression: No Ifs and Buts
Maryam Namazie

Manning the Firewalls
Anthony McIntyre

Ulster Muslims' Fury at Web Cartoons
Elham Asaad Buaras



For Freedom of Expression
Taslima Nasrin

Muslim News Interviews The Blanket

Who Fears to Speak
Richard O'Rawe

Fundamentals
Dr John Coulter

Cartoons and Caricatures: An anarchist take on the cartoon row
Jack White

Taslima Nasreen (2000)
Anthony McIntyre



How Muslims are Caricaturing Ourselves
Irshad Manji

The Clash of the Uncivilized
Imam Zaid Shakir

Misunderstandings Abound
Mick Hall

A Vital Question Not Easily Washed Away
Malachi O'Doherty

Zen and the Heart of Blasphemy
Liam Clarke

Closer to Home
Anthony McIntyre



The Right to Offend
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Spool of Threads
Marc Kerr

Wrong to Claim Freedom of Speech
Mick Hall

Anti-Racism Network Urges Website Not to Publish Racist-Cartoons
ARN Press Release


The Parameters of Free Speech
David Adams

Unreal Paradigms
Mike Marqusee


Cowardice on Cartoon Controversary
David Adams

Letters:
-
The Book & Its Meaning



- Standing Up to the Enemies of Free Speech
- Irish Republicanism and Islam
- Real human rights - without any religious blackmail
- Resisting Censorship



- Controversy over the publication of cartoons
- Stereotypes Must Be Challenged Openly



-
New Convert
-
Cartoons
-
About the Possible Posting of the Muslim Cartoons
- Well Done
- A Muslim's Response
- Straight Talk vs Orthodoxy

- One Man's Terrorist is Another Man's Prophet
- Christ Collage
- An Eye for An Eye
- Glad to See Someone is Not Afraid
- There Are No Sides to Peace

- Rights and Responsibilities

Censorship:
The Blanket's
first article (2001): Silence is Not Golden; It is Complicity

 

 

 


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There is no such thing as a dirty word. Nor is there a word so powerful, that it's going to send the listener to the lake of fire upon hearing it.
- Frank Zappa



Index: Current Articles



22 June 2006

Other Articles From This Issue:

The Framing of Michael McKevitt
Marcella Sands

Foreward to 'The Framing of Michael McKevitt'
Fr Des Wilson

Demagogues and Demigod
Tommy Gorman

Getting It Tight
John Kennedy

The Restoration of Restorative Justice
Marcel M. Baumann

DUP Analysis
Dr John Coulter

Father Faul
Fr. Sean McManus

Aiden Hulme Repatriation Picket
Paul Doyle

Prison Protest Begins
Republican Prisoners Action Group (RPAG), Republican Sinn Fein, Newry

New Hero, and a Legacy
Dr John Coulter

Charlie's Angel
John Kennedy

The Letters page has been updated.

Profile: Mehdi Mozaffari
Anthony McIntyre

The Blanket, the Cartoons and the End of Left and Right
Gabriel Glickman

The Blanket and the Cartoon Controversy: Anthony McIntyre Interviewed
Martyn Frampton

A Welcome End
Mick Hall

Kartoonacht
Anthony McIntyre

Freedom of Speech index


14 June 2006

The Mark of Cain
Anthony McIntyre

Debris of the Dirty War
Mick Hall

More Claims
Martin Ingram

Case Unproven
Anthony McIntyre

Chain Gang
John Kennedy

Better to Put the Past Behind US
David Adams

The Gamblers
Dr John Coulter

Diarmaid Ferriter's The Transformation of Ireland
Seaghán Ó Murchú

Profile: Caroline Fourest
Anthony McIntyre

Le «manifeste des douze» fait réagir
Caroline Fourest

Reaction to the Manifesto (English Translation)
Liam O Ruairc

Freedom of Speech index

 

 

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