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Comments verged wildly between polar opposite opinions. Many views criticised the left in Oxford for dominating popular opinion, an observation that aligned with our findings that students identifying as right wing, or centre-right, were more likely to be concerned about a loss of freedom of speech in Oxford.On the Union, and student protest, one student, identifying as centre-right, said that “some people don’t seem to realise the irony of their position: how can you stand for tolerance and equality yet violently protest speakers from expressing their views? If views are challenging to some, they can be shot down legitimately in debate, not barred from conversation. Branding and labelling have become far too important due to snippet news on social media, which makes it easier to propagate myths about some speakers and their views without engaging in their thought”.Comments from those on the right also accused the left of suppressing conversations that disagreed with a left-wing point of view.One right-wing student said: “Since the left won the culture war, there are certain things that it has become taboo to stand up for, and that incur ridicule or ostracism when said. Praising traditional family structures, being proud of British history, saying that perhaps who you want to be should not need to impact who I want to be: these are all things that on campus see one branded as a radical, as a sexist, as a racist.”Some accusations were levelled at OUSU, and student-run groups like Rhodes Must Fall, for stifling opinions that were not perceived as left wing.One student, identifying as a centrist, argued that “OUSU is motivated to oppose free speech, mitigated only by the fact that nobody takes them seriously”.This wasn’t just a concern from the right-wing contingent of the student body. One left-wing commenter argued that “the left-wing is becoming what it has fought against for so long. I am about as liberal as you can possibly get, and I don’t think we should shut down Germaine Greer or Katie Hopkins or Corey Lewandowski or Marine Le Pen. Their right to speak their mind must not be banned—instead, their ideas should be allowed to rot and die from the arguments of those who opposite them. “And yes, I do believe disinviting a speaker from a university is banning a right, even though universities are not parts of the government. This is because I think of universities as beacons of free expression and free speech. Once you remove that, the destruction of expression follows easily.“At Oxford, I feel like my college is particularly toxic when it comes to this. Nobody would even ever publicly consider inviting someone who might not be an ultra-liberal. Nobody would ever speak out against a ridiculous, authoritarian, yet left-wing JCR motion because they would get eviscerated, both verbally and socially. So we just let everything pass. Well, it seems to me the left-wing is becoming what it once fought against. We have students keeping silent pre-emptively so they don’t happen to say the wrong thing, offend someone, and end up being ostracised.”Some students even reported being afraid to express their opinions, arguing that this constituted a lack of freedom of speech in Oxford.One student, identifying as a centrist, said that “There is no longer free speech in Oxford, no debate can be had unless it supports a left-wing agenda. If it does not it is shut down by the minority who state that it is in all our interests that no other viewpoint is acceptable except their own.”Some comments were careful to draw the line between a loss of freedom of speech, and a bias against certain viewpoints. One centre-left student commented: “I feel as though the censorship I have faced has been much more passive and coercive than an outright ‘ban’ on saying things. I wouldn’t feel comfortable expressing some of my views at university because of the culture that has been created, but this does not necessarily mean that I am not free to say them, rather that I would choose not to in this context.” Opinions on the left generally disagreed that freedom of speech was under threat in Oxford, and had strong opinions on no-platforming and student protest.Some respondents were of the opinion that popular media outside of the university has a bias against right wing opinions. One left-wing student stated that “the idea that free speech is under threat in UK universities rests on a complete miscomprehension of the concept and a media commentariat willing to spin anything into yet another caricature of the student left (along with an audience that’s been made to believe this is a real issue and will accordingly eat up such stories).”Similarly, another left-wing student said: “Most people who complain about lack of freedom of speech don’t seem to understand what freedom of speech is”.Others disagreed with the assertion that freedom of speech could be infringed upon by students, the University or OUSU.One left-wing student argued that “freedom of speech can only be infringed by the government”.Some even disagreed with the premise that freedom of speech should be a high priority for students, another commenter going as far to argue that “free speech is the most over- hyped principle of our generation”.Overall, the statements we received embodied the tension between the left and right view on freedom of speech, dividing our sample of the student body along ideological and political lines.
WORLD number one Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the US Open, which starts on 31 August, in New York.Defending champion Rafael Nadal has already decided not to enter because of concerns about Covid-19, while five-time winner Roger Federer is recovering from knee surgery.In June, Djokovic called the US Open’s coronavirus safety protocols “extreme”.“It was not an easy decision to make, but the prospect of competing again makes me really excited,” he said.Djokovic, who is president of the ATP Player Council, had previously questioned the protocols in place for the tournament to go ahead and spoke to organisers about his concerns.The 33-year-old will arrive in the United States on 15 August to compete at the Western and Southern Open, which takes place in New York – instead of its usual Cincinnati home – from 20 to 28 August.Both events are to be held without fans at Flushing Meadows, with players having to follow strict safety measures.Despite those measures, a number of other players have followed Nadal in withdrawing, including women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty and fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios.Former world number one Andy Murray is expected to compete after being granted a wildcard.Djokovic has not played since apologising after he and three other players tested positive for Covid-19 at his own Adria Tour competition.He later admitted it had been “too soon” to stage the tournament.(BBC Sport)
Bill NealWhere Only the Truth Matters• All this talk about what color Santa Claus is. I don’t care what color he is as long as he leaves “some-thing” under the tree!• Right now a bunch of you cats are trying to set your game in motion to take care of all your women for Christmas . . . and you know it won’t be easy . . . but you’ll get it done. You always do. But not me brother. I am in love!! Save money, save money, save money!• Indiana will win the East. You know it. I know it. LeBron and Miami know it and Fred Crawford knows it!A Pitbull impersonator, left, hugs DJ Irie, right, during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)• At this time of the year to all you so called saints, you pretenders, you non-givers, all of you that can give more to the less fortunate and don’t, please take a look in the mirror . . . and step up your game next year.< YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINE >Merry Christmas !
Facebook492Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by West Olympia Farmers’ MarketFind local goods and produce at the West Olympia Farmers’ Market each Tuesday from mid-May to mid-October. Photo credit: West Olympia Farmers Market.West Olympia Farmers’ Market is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth season on Tuesday, May 13th at 4:00 pm. The market is located at 1515 Harrison Ave. NW in the parking lot of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and will be open every Tuesday evening from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, May 13th – Oct. 14th 2014. Keep an eye out for the signs on Harrison Ave.In addition to a great selection of local vendors, this season will feature live music, raffles, and monthly special events. Also, to make shopping even more convenient and accessible, West Olympia Farmers’ Market will now be accepting EBT and debit transactions. Drop by the Market Information booth for more information on all of this year’s happenings or check the West Olympia Farmers’ Market website and facebook page.West Olympia Farmers’ Market (WOFM) is your neighborhood market. WOFM strives to help build a vibrant local food economy by supporting small-scale and beginning vendors. All of WOFM’s farmers, artisans and producers are based in Thurston, Lewis, Mason, or Grays Harbor county, with the majority based in Olympia. Products at this years market include fresh produce, baked goods, pastured poultry and meats, flowers, veggie starts, crafts, and much more. Everything is locally grown and produced, so come on out and support your local producers.For more information, please contact. [email protected], or 253-350-7836 and find us on facebook.