By Leo Igwe As I have earlier noted, raiding Caramelo nightclub was not about law enforcement. It was not a move to rectify an illegal use of a property or to combat noise pollution or traffic challenge in the city. The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) used these reasons to mask their more sinister motives, and… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Peggy Loonan is the Founder and Director of Life and Liberty for Women. Here we talk about her life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you develop into an activist for the liberty of women, the autonomy of women? Peggy Loonan: I think my desire to make legal abortion my… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about the costs of freethought. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What costs in history have come with freethought in print? Rob Boston: In the 19th century and into the 20th, publishers of freethought periodicals and… Read more »
This series is about religious accessories bans, and technically a ban on facial coverings isn’t a religious accessories ban. Or is it? Spoiler alert: It usually is.
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen (based on Arabic to English translation by Melissa Krawczyk) *The Arabic script is at the bottom.* A prominent case of a writer shunted into jail within the freethought community, especially writers, is Raif Badawi. Badawi is a writer and dissident in Saudi Arabia, who is 35-years-old. He founded the website entitled… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Here we talk with James of Toronto Pig Save and The Save Movement about farmed animals, ethics, diets, cruelty, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you get into activism? James: I got into activism about five years ago. I had been vegan for a few years and as time passed I… Read more »