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Brendan O’Neill: Abolish Australian Human Rights Commission

Brendan O'Neill in Australia defending free speech

UK writer and activist, Brendan O’Neil, editor of Spiked Online, in The Australian:

IMAGINE if there were a women’s rights organisation that said women should stay in the kitchen and leave the world of work to men.

Or a gay rights group that argued homosexuality was sinful. We would think that was weird, right?

Well, it is no more weird than having a human rights commission that has devoted itself not to the expansion of freedom but to the strangling of it, to the straitjacketing of liberty in the name of protecting people from offence and defending public morals.

Australia’s Human Rights Commission must be one of the worst cases of Orwellian doublespeak in the modern world.

… this vast bureaucratic outfit that is funded by government to the tune of $25 million a year does far more to thwart freedom than it does to promote it.

… Without the freedom to speak our minds, publish our ideas and hawk our ideologies, everything from the right to vote to artistic rights becomes meaningless, ­impossible even.

… in the debate about section 18C, in this key ideological clash over whether the state should have the authority to tell individuals what they can think and say, most of the HRC has come down on the side of the state control rather than the individual liberty.

via Abolish the Human Rights Commission, and return us to the Enlightenment’s positive values | The Australian.

 

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PRODOS Film Study Group: Winston Churchill – To Conquer or to Die

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of Sir Martin Gilbert

Another brilliant documentary:

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WINSTON CHURCHILL (part 2)
“To Conquer or to Die”

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PRODOS Film Study Group: Winston Churchill, The Maverick Politician

Lady Randolph Churchill with sons, John (left) and 12 year old Winston (right)

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of Sir Martin Gilbert

Another brilliant documentary:

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WINSTON CHURCHILL (part 1)
The Maverick Politician

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Date: Monday October 24 2011

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Documentary: CULT OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER (part 1)

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

Kevin Toolis, Many Rivers Films

A documentary featuring Robert Baer (pictured below)
(Case officer in the Directorate of Operations for the CIA from 1976 to 1997)

Produced & directed by David Batty and Kevin Toolis

CULT OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER

(part one)

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Firewall: What We Believe (with Bill Whittle)

Israel – the only western country in the most volatile region of the world

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of
Jeremy Boreing & Declaration Entertainment

A filmed talk in which

Bill Whittle

Narrates all seven “video essays” of

Firewall: What We Believe

Topics: Small Government & Private Enterprise; Elitism; Wealth Creation;
Natural Law; Immigration; Gun Rights; American Exceptionalism

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Niall Ferguson on the Six “Killer Apps” of Western Civilization

Spice Girls and British Flag

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of
Intelligence Squared

A filmed talks in which

DR NIALL FERGUSON

EXPLORES

THE SIX “KILLER APPS” OF
WESTERN CIVILIZATION

competition + science + democracy +
medicine + consumerism + Protestant work ethic

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Abbas Milani: The History of the West’s Relations with Iran

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of
The Commonwealth Club & The Hoover Institution

Two filmed talks in which

ABBAS MILANI

DISCUSSES

THE HISTORY OF THE WEST’S
RELATIONS WITH IRAN

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Filmed Debate: That the British Empire was a Force for Good

For the enlightenment and advancement of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Presents

With the kind permission of Intelligence Squared
(And with special thanks to Ted Maxwell)

A magnificent and skilfully conducted filmed debate:

THAT THE BRITISH EMPIRE
WAS A FORCE FOR GOOD


Date: Monday February 21, 2011

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PRODOS Film Society 2010 program

List of films the PRODOS Film Society (Melbourne, Australia) will be including in its 2010 programme: HERE (2 MB PDF file)

The PRODOS Film Society is a member of the Federation of Victorian Film Societies. Our constitution is HERE.

Our purpose is to present and study movies that promote and explore free market thinking, capitalist ideals, the history of ideas, the life and work of creative heroes.

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SOLID VOX: Sophie Mirabella receives Melbourne Capitalism Award 2008

Sophie (Panopoulos) Mirabella, Liberal Party of Australia

My interview with Australian free market politician, Sophie (Panopoulos) Mirabella (Liberal Party of Australia) is now online HERE.

Sophie has been presented with the Celebrate Capitalism™ campaign’s Annual International Capitalism Award, Melbourne 2008.

Past recipients of this Award have been:

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