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Monday 08 November 2010


Proclamations of the Red Queen

Entries from 2010 November

5th November 2010

Canada: “Hate Speech” Controversy Reaches Supreme Court

Posted by: Craig Young

In Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada has decided to analyse the case of Edmonton antigay activist, fundamentalist, former nurse and Regina mayoral candidate Bill Whatcott, after an outburst in Sasketchewan province’s Regina and Saskatoon on behalf of the “Christian Truth Activists” (sic) group, which used derogatory and over the top language to attack LGBT […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

5th November 2010

Analysis: Off the Boil

Posted by: Craig Young

As predicted, the US Republican Party capitalised on historical amnesia, populist fearmongering and unrealistic perceptions about the pace of Obama’s federal reforms from the Tea Party movement. Happily, though, they weren’t completely successful.
While the Republicans seized control of the federal House of Representatives and several governorships after manipulating and manufacturing outrage at corporate bailouts, economic […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

4th November 2010

Review: Frank Mort: Capital Affairs: London and the Making of the Permissive Society

Posted by: Craig Young

 Frank Mort: Capital Affairs: London and the Rise of the Permissive Society: London: Yale University Press: 2010.
Before the swinging sixties arrived, what about the prelude? In the context of UK homosexual law reform, there have been several historical accounts of this period, such as Stephen Jeffrey-Poulter’s Peers, Queers and Commons (1992) and Patrick Higgins’  Heterosexual […]

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Tags: Politics