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"For me this is the recognition of the linking of free speech with the right for civil disobedience because the public square is never cool and rational and only ‘discursive’ – except when constrained and imposed to be so by the privileging and power of ‘the rational’."
This provocative paragraph was written by Canterbury-based sociologist and former Free Speech Union podcast guest Mike Grimshaw. In the original piece, published on plainsight.nz, Mike defended some of the civil disobedience from the counter-protesters witnessed at the aborted Posie Parker appearance at Albert Park. Free Speech Union council member Dr David Cumin chews over some of the challenging arguments with Mike in a deep dive that covers some of the contradictions of free speech and examines the role of Police at Albert Park - and what role they should play in a liberal society fsu.nz/join