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Freedom for Badawi

Raif Badawi

Last May, the Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to ten years in prison, 190,000 Euro fine and 1,000 lashes. The latter should be enforced, spread across 20 Fridays, that is: Every Friday 50 lashes over a period of almost five months. 2008, Badawi founded the website "Free Saudi liberals".

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Free Speech in America? What About Lynne Stewart?

Lynne Stewart

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in France on Charlie Hebdo, U.S. officials are telling the world how committed they are to the principles of freedom of speech.

Really?

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Blowback is a Bitch

al-aqsa

In the last month I have totally detached myself from television news and media propaganda. My stress level has gone down to zero. I do however read alternate news sites and hear things from people that are involved in media propaganda. When I hear people talking I am astounded at the ignorance people have of history.

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Diversity of Rural India

Rural India

Journalist launches online archive to document diversity of rural India

P. Sainath started building the People’s Archive of Rural India only a couple of years ago. But the passion behind the innovative online project that mixes journalism and oral history, which was launched last month to overwhelming acclaim, goes back more than two decades.

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Netanyahu in Paris

Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu finds ways of giving chutzpah new meaning. Gatecrashing his latest offense. Showing up where not wanted. French President Francois Hollande's national security advisor, Jacques Audibert, asked him not to come. Through his Israeli counterpart, Yossi Cohen. Saying Sunday's event wanted to demonstrate solidarity with France.

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