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UK Government to force entry to Ecuadorean Embassy?

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  • #46
    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.


    • #47
      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"


      • #48
        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.