Animal rights campaigns: When free speech takes a hideous turn

An important principle of American democracy is that the free exchange of ideas is crucial to social progress. We accept that protected speech can be often be ugly, provoke social unrest and include acts of civil disobedience. Yet, as far as possible, we must ensure that people are free to express their ideas -┬áthis cannot … Continue reading Animal rights campaigns: When free speech takes a hideous turn

Pro-Test for Science – April 8th 2010

Pro-Test for Science announce a second rally, on the 8th April, at UCLA in support of the scientists who carry out lifesaving medical research.

UCLA Pro-Test … in 1 minute (YouTube)!

No it's not the reduced Shakespeare company, it's the first of a handful of videos which UCLA Pro-Test is producing (with the help of FPS Productions) about the successful rally on April 22nd. Now for everyone with a YouTube account, we need your help to get this video seen by as many people as possible. … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test … in 1 minute (YouTube)!

UCLA Pro-Test – Post-rally Blog Coverage

Well we've covered video coverage and print coverage of the Pro-Test rally, now onto the blogs. Before we get too deep into the UCLA Pro-Test coverage, many of the blogs, including the highly-read Pharyngula blog, have talked about the poll attached to the LA Times article. The poll has (somewhat suspiciously for both sides) attracted … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test – Post-rally Blog Coverage

UCLA Pro-Test – Post-rally Print Coverage

Well we covered the video footage from major television networks, now onto the print media (and web coverage). Just in case you have been living in a box and want happened you can read our comprehensive report here. Also make sure you sign The Pro-Test Petition. Go on, do it now, then come back and … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test – Post-rally Print Coverage

Last Call – Join the UCLA Pro-Test rally

Today's the day! With 70F weather expected there's no excuse not to march for science, reason and medical progress at the UCLA Pro-Test Rally. Listen to speeches from JohnYoung (AMP Chairman), Scott Waugh (Executive Vice Chancellor of UCLA), Tom Holder (founder of Speaking of Research) and David Jentsch (UCLA Pro-Test founder) among others. Come to … Continue reading Last Call – Join the UCLA Pro-Test rally

Why are we marching?

At a banner making session today (Monday) I decided to ask a few people why they were planning on attending Wednesday's rally. Here are a handful of responses I got: My dad survived leukaemia, my mum survived ovarian cancer, all thanks to chemotherapy - which was developed in animals. Everyone knows at least one person … Continue reading Why are we marching?