Initially formed to address Auckland Council's decision to deny a venue to Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, the Free Speech Coalition fights against new threats to free speech have emerged that require urgent attention.
We are now taking the court case against Auckland Council to the Court of Appeal. The issues in this case are of such fundamental significance to free speech that we were not content to let this die in the High Court. The date of the hearing in the Court of Appeal has been set for the 6th of August.
We need your help.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
When authorities capitulate to thugs who threaten events with violence, they embolden others who seek to restrict speech via the “thugs’ veto”.
And since the Christchurch attacks, New Zealand’s political environment is especially vulnerable to reflexive and ill-considered restrictions on rights, including freedom of speech.
These restrictions should be unacceptable in a society that values free speech and the open exchange of ideas.