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Goodbye Free Speach...

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eleusis Mon 23-Jul-07 09:12:17

in Venezuela. Whatever next? YIKES!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6911246.stm

harpsichordcuddler Mon 23-Jul-07 09:20:23

scary stuff

eleusis Mon 23-Jul-07 13:27:45

So nobody thinks this a scary thing. Russia's good buddy has thrown out free speach and no one sees that as potentially damaging?

DOUBLE YIKES!

(Escept for you of course, harpsi)

Lio Mon 23-Jul-07 13:33:22

I'd love to join in, but then again I might want to visit Venezuela one day...

theman Mon 23-Jul-07 13:40:43

no just free speech for foreigners.
a bit like the other thread complaining about muslims holding up placards saying "british police - burn in hell".

Heathcliffscathy Mon 23-Jul-07 13:48:19

boooo. i think chavez is a bit of a hero in terms of really thumbing his nose at the bush administration (did anyone see that documentary about the coup....amazing stuff).

however, this is terrible.

Heathcliffscathy Mon 23-Jul-07 13:48:50

obviously we're allowed to arrest and detain people, and prosecute them for what they say in this country.

so we're not in a position to feel too smug.

theman Mon 23-Jul-07 13:54:11

didn't britain lock up the guy with the hook hand for what he was saying?
the only place in the world that has anything close to free speech is america and that's only if you are a citizen their, if not you are off to guantanamo.
in germany it's illegal to deny the holocaust.
most places will hammer you for what you say if the govt. doesn't like it and just label it "national security"

eleusis Mon 23-Jul-07 14:12:57

But he closes down opposing tv stations and abolishes opposing polital parties. DO you think he'll win again, I mean when there is no one else to vote for?

Kevlarhead Mon 23-Jul-07 19:46:00

Scary... but not as scary as Silvio Berlusconi.

eleusis Mon 23-Jul-07 21:31:58

Eh? And how does he figure into the picture?

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