CJ Hinke · November, 2009

CJ Hinke is a translator, book publisher and bibliographer of numerous children's books in Latin and Thai.  He has lived in Thailand since 1989 where he founded Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) in 2006 to campaign against pervasive censorship in Thai society.  As a Quaker, he became an organiser in the pacifist movement opposing the war in Vietnam and was arrested more than 35 times in demonstrations of civil disobedience.  After moving to Canada, in 1976, he became the last American arrested for the Vietnam draft, pardoned by Jimmy Carter's first official act as US President.  CJ formed the Society Protecting Intact Kinetic Ecosystems (SPIKE) which supported the tree-spiking of one of the world's last intact temperate rainforests in Clayoquot Sound off the west coast of Vancouver Island.  FACT's campaign is active internationally in resisting Internet, book, film and self-censorship.  “Freedom of opinions, freedom of thought, freedom of ideas, every one of us deserves a voice.”

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Latest posts by CJ Hinke from November, 2009

Thailand’s new tsunami of political repression – SET them FREE!

  12 November 2009

Politicians can be so entertaining. Sometimes we laugh so hard we cry. Of course, the posturing and bluster of politicians always leads to the truth being forgotten as they try to distance themselves from any issue which could interfere with their position at the public trough. We’re still trying to...

Thailand: Liberal Thai blocked by MICT!

  1 November 2009

Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT). We have just discovered free Thai language news site Liberal Thai blocked by a transparent proxy redirecting users to Thailand's ICT ministry. Liberal Thai is a new websites which has been translating news articles in English into Thai making them accessible to Thai readers, particularly...

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