Those who believe the Left’s propaganda that it has consistently been supportive of free speech are sorely mistaken. While the Left has fought for some speakers – among them socialists, communists, Nazis, anarchists. labor leaders and war protestors – its vaunted reputation as a defender of the First Amendment is ill deserved.
Greenpeace shut down Shaw's Supermarket and Star Market's main distribution center this morning for three hours to protest the retailers refusal to remove untested genetically engineered ingredients from store brand products.
The Aznar Government and the [conservative] Popular Party that sustains it have been absolutely alone supporting a war that not only will bring the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that the Iraqi people are suffering, but will also undoubtedly bring serious labour, economic and social problems for all, including the Spanish workers.
In the merciful termination of the UN Security Council’s pathetic twelve-year charade over Iraq, we may well have witnessed the climax of a one hundred-year utopian effort to substitute reason and international law for national power and brute force as the governing principles of international relations.