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Covid-19 has led to global humanist crackdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many countries cracking down on humanists’ freedom of thought and expression, with some countries blaming the non-religious for the pandemic, while the restrictions imposed by many others have left closeted humanists trapped with their hostile families. Those are the findings of this year’s Freedom of Thought Report, published today… Read more »

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Tories push for more surveillance

In a sign the Conservative party may be moving away from the civil liberties ideals of former shadow home secretary David Davis, the Tories have announced a push to make it easier for police to launch surveillance operations against non-terrorists. New shadow home secretary Dominic Grieve wants to get rid of the system for authorising… Read more »

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Home Office in new knives clampdown

The Home office is focussing its anti-knife strategy on halting the sale of knives to under-18s, ministers announced today. In a letter to the Local Authority of Chief Executives and Association of Chief Police Officers, Home Office minister Vernon Coaker emphasised concerns over young people’s access to knives and asked for increased activity to tackle… Read more »