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  • Activism

    UK Parliament Will Tackle Libel Reform!

    Huge news out of the UK today: the Queen has announced that Parliament will finally reform the horrific libel and defamation laws that have caused untold amounts of damage to free speech throughout the state. You may recall that a few years back, Simon Singh was sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association, who, like many who sue for…

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  • The Mass Libel Reform Blog – Fight for Free Speech!

    Your friend and mine Simon Singh is asking for us all to remember that the fight for libel reform here in England is still going strong! You can sign the petition (no matter where you live) on the Libel Reform Campaign site. Simon’s message follows: This week is the first anniversary of the report Free Speech is Not for Sale,…

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  • Libel Reform Blocked In England

    Last night MP Tom Watson tweeted that he helped block libel reform despite believing it is needed. The issue at hand was an important changed needed to bring defamation lawsuits into line with those of other developed nations: reducing the amount of money that “no win, no fee” lawyers can collect from 100% (double their fee) to 10%. Currently, defamation…

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  • Libel Reform: Which MPs Are Doing Their Jobs?

    We’ve talked before on Skepchick about the ongoing fight here in the UK to reform the horrific libel laws that currently encourage people to use the courts to suppress free speech and cripple people without the ability to fight back. Simon Singh is currently our hero for standing up to the British Chiropractic Association in a drawn-out court battle, defending…

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  • Activism

    Please Stop Making Calendars

    “Why don’t you make the Skepchick Calendars anymore?” Ever since I stopped producing not-quite-nudie calendars back in 2007, I’ve heard that question a lot. The problem is that I never have the 30 minutes I’d need to list half the reasons why I no longer do it. But now, I will list a few of those reasons in the desperate…

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  • Looking for Nude Skeptics?

    Of course you are. OF COURSE YOU ARE, pervert. We here at Skepchick haven’t been in the pin-up game for awhile now, but that doesn’t mean we don’t support those who are still snapping sexy pics of themselves for a good cause. To fund Skepticon, the annual free atheist-y conference in the heart of the Bible belt, the Missouri State…

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  • Skepchick Quickies 5.5

    Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! Jen is busy mixing margaritas in the Skepchick lounge, so I’ve taken on her Quickie duties for today. What a shoddy piece of work is man: Philip Ball on unintelligent design (thanks, Sarah!) Rush Limbaugh isn’t saying environmentalists caused the disastrous Gulf oil spill. He’s just askin’ questions, ya know? (Thanks, Mark!) Apple removes Warthealer,…

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  • Cory Doctorow on Little Atoms

    Last week Neil Denny and I had the chance to interview Cory Doctorow, author of books like Little Brother and blogs like BoingBoing. He lives and works in London, so we were able to check out his amazing office (you can see some pics that don’t do it justice [I feel awkward when taking photos in private situations and so…

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