(Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
Our SU attempted to ban it without anyone knowing, somebody found out and a minor decision making process was set up instead. Alas it was still banned. I hate the Sun with a passion but banning it is dangerous turf that I don't agree with.
Was the campaign aimed at removing the paper from shops ran by the union, or was it seeking to ban it entirely?
(Original post by SciFiRory)
we don't have a free press, we have a corporate press, there is a very large difference.
I also don't know that a truly free press is particularly desirable; it would mean 0 regulation, so you could literally show hardcore porn all day long and age ratings would also not be possible if you wanted a "free press"
Obligatory Lenin quote: "All over the world, wherever there are capitalists, freedom of the press means freedom to buy up newspapers, to buy writers, to bribe, buy and fake “public opinion” for the benefit of the bourgeoisie."
(Original post by Rakas21)
I don't read the sun however the fact that the NUS would consider banning it (on top of stuff like trying to ban Coca-Cola, Nestle and a music video) is exactly why i consider their political arm as akin to a Labour mouthpiece. It's sad in a way as it soils my opinion of them when they provide some brilliant student services.
Well this is extraordinary: we are in partial agreement. The NUS is definitely dominated by NOLS (more specifically, the Progress faction), which is precisely why they pursue emblematic gesture policies that stray so far from having any real significance. The Sun is a dreadful newspaper, but page three is no worse than pages 1-2 and 4-60 in the grand scheme of things. There are bigger battles to be fought that would make a far greater difference in the lives of women.
As for Nestle - anyone who buys their products with knowledge of what that company does should be against the wall. Child slavery, infant manslaughter, artificial droughts, destruction of the rainforest. Blindly supporting Nestle makes you complicit in all of the atrocities they've committed; the truth is, the industry would be forced to change if enough of us took a stand against evil business practices.