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Mike Harris is the Campaign Director of Don't Spy On Us

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Pens and pencils are placed in the form of a peace sign over the names of late French cartoonists Cabu, Tignous, Wolinski and late Charlie Hebdo editor Charb on the Place de la Republique (Republic Square) in Paris

Charlie Hebdo attacks: This is the terrifying price we pay for free speech in a liberal democracy

No one has a right to be protected from ideas they don’t like

A still from 'The Interview' starring Seth Rogan (right) and James Franco

Theresa May is gradually building a surveillance state in bite-sized chunks

Keeping track of suspected terrorists will keep us safe, but mass surveillance of the entire British population won't

Theresa May doesn’t get it - banning ideas we don’t like is to suggest that we are frightened of them

There is nothing more British than tolerating the intolerant

Julian Assange holds a press conference at the Ecuadorian Embassy about his possible imminent departure

America might be waging a war on whistleblowers, but Julian Assange is still a prisoner of his own ego

His refusal to go to Sweden is unacceptable — he is not above the law

The legal definition of terrorism threatens to criminalise us all

The cumulative effect of our anti-terror legislation is deeply problematic

The Government is rushing through an emergency law to allow the state to retain personal data held by internet and telephone companies

Don't call this the surveillance status quo – it's a cross-party stitch-up

Instead of debate, we've had the usual scare tactics

Legal experts warn that Julian Assange walk free while the Government deals with EU formalities

Protect whistleblowers, or you open the door to people like Julian Assange

Whistleblowers aren’t going to go away. Neither should we desire them to

Corporations like ATOS don’t have feelings – why should they be able to sue for libel?

Major companies have alternatives to litigation. With PR teams and big advertising budgets they can easily counter false claims or unfair criticism.

Letter: Nazis in Paris

Sir: In the photo caption accompanying your article "Church repents over wartime silence" (1 October), the writer refers to "Polish concentration camps". I believe that it means German concentration camps in Poland. This is not just a matter of semantics. We would not be happy if a wartime German camp in the Channel Islands was referred to as a "British camp".
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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee