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UK Government to force entry to Ecuadorean Embassy?

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  • FeAnPi
    Wanderer of the Mittel March
    • Jun 2012
    • 22

    What you describe, opaloka, is - sadly - an habit for Italian politicians. :(

    And, sadly, the B. man is not currently our prime minister, but he still has many supporters. This happens when someone controls the media, and hadtwenty years to shape people's beliefs and ideals.


    • Nathaniel
      Champion of the Balance
      • Nov 2006
      • 1989

      Originally posted by Ben View Post
      I find it interesting to compare the Wikileaks/Assange/Manning affair to Pussey Riot. Two equally driven administrations afraid of free speech????
      Except that Assange is wanted in relation to sexual assault, which I don't think many people think of as being covered by "free speech"


      • opaloka
        digital serf 41221z/74
        • Jun 2006
        • 3746

        The Manning case is far more complicated than the Pussy Riot case. The Pussy Riot case is a case of free speech that offended not just the powers that be, but a lot of ordinary Russians who can be very religious. Offensive or threatening to power as it was, it is still speech that should be protected.

        I don't think we can talk about the Manning case without talking about whether nation-states have the right to keep secrets, and whether soldiers should have all the same rights as civilians.


        • jordaneast
          Moonbeam Traveller
          • Nov 2021
          • 2

          As it is Assange wants to leave Manning swinging for something that might have been done at Assange's instigation. Anyway, we most likely wouldn't see that until after the election in November.