FreeExpression

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WHEN THE POPE ENDORSED PUNCHING PEOPLE FOR INSULTING YOU

HIS ACTUAL WORDS: “There is a limit… Every religion has its dignity. I cannot mock a religion that respects human life and the human person… If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch… It’s normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.” Source: http://iheu.org/do-not-punch-your-critics-humanists-defend-free-speech-under-attack/

“But my father’s words came true: the Communist Party opened fire. As the tanks bore down, in a thousand fears, I composed and recorded my poem "Massacre” in a small town in Sichuan Province:

Shoot through their skulls! Scorch them! Let their juice burst out. Let their soul burst out. Squirt it on the traffic bridges, on the tower, on the railings! Let it splatter on the road! Shoot it into the sky and make stars! The stars are running away! The stars are growing legs, running away! Heaven and earth turning around. All humanity wearing shiny hats. Shiny, shiny steel helmets. An army group storming out of the moon! Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! This is great! People and stars falling together. Running together. Don’t know each other. Chase them into the clouds! Chase them until the earth opens, shoot and shoot into their flesh! Make another hole for the soul! Another hole for the stars!“

Twenty-five years after the Tiananmen Massacre, Liao Yiwu shares a "tall tale.” The author plunges into history to tell his personal story so that others may understand not only incident, but present-day China.  

Pay a tribute to the Tank Man and the others who suffered on June 4, 1989 and read more at: http://www.pen.org/nonfiction/commemorating-massacre-tanks-and-people 

If Christians like [Tim] Tebow are going to bear witness so publicly, then they ought not be surprised when they are talked about in ways that require them to turn the other cheek. To insist that criticism of Tebow–even vulgar criticism–is evidence that American culture is hostile to Christianity is wrong-headed. At the same time, secularists who take shots at believers need to remember that the American tradition of religious liberty protects those who profess a faith as well as those who do not.
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From an article by Jon Meacham, “Tebow’s Testimony: What his faith on the field means for the future of American Evangelicalism”

Time magazine (January 16, 2012)

“Freedom is like air—it’s easy to take for granted, but one day you will find you can’t breathe. Writers are the ones meant to test the quality of the air. We’re the index. The frontier. The building block.” - Marisa Akara talks with six established writers living in Thailand on Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code and what it means for free expression.

http://www.pen.org/thai-freedom-we-cant-breathe

Check out the latest from James Baldwin, Vladimir’s Room. It’s a novel that slaloms expertly through the two most prevalent states of mind for its protagonist - Vladimir Putin - bigotry and insecurity.

If you believe in human rights and free expression, and hate censorship and homophobia, join our #PutinsLibrary photo contest! Submit yours today.

http://www.pen.org/blog/putinslibrary-photo-mash-contest 

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Etana - August Town

Extraido de su Mas Reciente Album “Free Expression 2011” que contiene 15 track entre ellos “Free” “Mocking Bird”.