Simon O'Connor on protest, free speech, and propaganda

Posted 06 April 2022
Jonathan Ayling speaks to friend of the Free Speech Union - National MP for Tamaki - Simon O'Connor.
Jonathan Ayling
Contributing Writer, Free Speech Union

Simon O'Connor on protest, free speech, and propaganda

Free Speech Union spokesperson Jonathan Ayling speaks to friend of the Free Speech Union - National MP for Tamaki - Simon O'Connor. In a packed, thoughtful, and thought-provoking discussion, Simon discusses the government's mind-blowing decision to block a briefing from Police Commissioner Andrew Coster on the parliamentary protest, what is really behind the current cries of 'misinformation', whether Russian propaganda has a place in the free speech society, the bullying nature of many anti-speech activists, and what National would do to ensure free speech if they were to take the reins again after the next general election. Enjoy! www.fsu.nz/join

Jonathan Ayling is the Chief Executive of the Free Speech Union. In between running his Wairarapa vineyard and being Zen with his bees, he enjoys standing up for the freedoms that make New Zealand the stunning country it is.