Leftist activist Don Franks on Free Speech

Posted 19 April 2022
Don talks to Free Speech Union spokesperson Dane Giraud about the centrality of Free Speech to the union movement of yesteryear, Marx on 'Free Speech" and why speech restrictions are never called for from those on the lowest rung.
Dane Giraud
Contributing Writer
Don Franks
Contributor

Leftist activist Don Franks on Free Speech

Don Franks has been involved in Left-wing activism since the 1960s (starting with his opposition to the Vietnam War) and is a published author and professional musician. He was a resident at the Jerusalem commune of James K. Baxter and was involved in union activity at a major car plant. In this episode, Don talks to Free Speech Union spokesperson Dane Giraud about the centrality of Free Speech to the union movement of yesteryear, Marx on "Free Speech" and why speech restrictions are never called for from those on the lowest rung. Don discusses James K. Baxter as he knew him, why he thinks you should all read Jane Austen, and what makes Shakespeare the preeminent "free speech" author. Enjoy! www.fsu.nz/join

Dane Giraud is a South Auckland-raised TV and comedy writer and member of New Zealand's Jewish community.
Don Franks has been involved in Left-wing activism since the 1960s (starting with his opposition to the Vietnam War) and is a published author and professional musician.