Freedom of Speech: Up In Smoke

11 May 2010 23:00:00

“Our most basic freedoms are threatened by an outrageous attempt to shut down peaceful activist magazine NORML News,” declares Libertarianz Drugs Spokesman Luke Howison.

Three issues of the popular cannabis activism magazine NORML News have been submitted to the Office of Film & Literature Classification for ‘classification’ – which is potentially a precursor for a complete ban on the magazine.

“The submission of NORML News to the censors is clearly linked to the Operation Lime anti-cannabis raids. It appears that Police are seeking to further crush the rights of peaceful New Zealanders who enjoy marijuana.”

“This blatant disregard for the principles of freedom of speech is shocking and shows National’s true authoritarian colours. Whip out the black markers, boys, it’s time for good-old-fashioned censorship.”

“Unlike every other political party, Libertarianz supports the rights of adults to read what literature they like, and to smoke a joint while they do so.”

“It’s enough to make you vote Libertarianz!”

For more information, please contact:

Luke Howison
Libertarianz Drugs Spokesman
Phone: 027 314 3007
Email: [email protected]

Libertarianz: More Freedom, Less Government
www.libertarianz.org.nz