March for Free Expression

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Why

We, a group of individuals of no particular political leaning, are calling on organisations and other individuals to support a march for freedom of expression to be held in London and if possible simultaneously in other cities of the world.

We are doing this for two reasons. Firstly, to celebrate the precious gift of free expression that was entrusted to us by all those who fought so long and hard. Secondly, to remind our politicians of their duty to fearlessly protect free expression against all who wish to undermine it.

We wish to point out that this march and rally is not an attack on Muslims or members of other religious groups. We in fact welcome all members of all religions who believe as we do in the paramount importance of free expression.

Let's stand up, be counted and be seen.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We wish to point out that this march and rally is not an attack on Muslims or members of other religious groups.

Sounds good but see what kind of people have been commenting your initiative to your earlier posts. I'm truly afraid that your initiative is going to be ruined by Muslim-bashers and xenophobic Islamophobes. Sad if it turns out like that because then it won't be any better than those demonstrations by angered Muslims against the cartoons!

4:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd have to agree with that. I want the opportunity to demonstrate for free speech and show some solidarity with those under threat of death for speaking their mind, but will find it impossible to share a podium with racists to do that- free expression is for everyone. Besides, a march for free expression providing a platform for fascists would be a farce, wouldn't it? Just tell them they're not welcome.

9:52 pm  
Blogger Voltaire said...

This is your opportunity.

10:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turn up and stick your opinon on your board. "no to fascist, yes to speech".

5:39 pm  

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