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Author Topic: Spain's "gag"laws

Offline Janet

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Spain's "gag"laws
« Reply #20 on: Tue 28 Jul 2015, 09:24 »
if a copper decided someone was being intentionally insulting, then he would be writing it up in a way where the intentionality of the insult was clear. In the case of the Güímar man, he was known as something of a political "activist", so they can show a history of "insulting behaviour". Which in turn itself raises another issue ... that they will focus on activists to silence them.

Rollerball has arrived. It's been coming for decades but with what is happening in Europe generally (perhaps I'll use Fourth Reich from now on), and with Trump being way ahead in popular polls in the US (which if anything ever showed the dumbing down of America this does), and with us being made to accept personal and public privacy invasions in the name of "security" with the rise of ISIS, it's now here.

Nothing must stand in the way of corporate freedoms, and that's not really anything of a jump from politics or the gag law because the corporate and political fields are just two halves of the same merry-go-round.

And again I sound like a conspiracy theorist, and when I can sound like that, I know there's a real problem.
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Offline Myrtle Hogan-Lance

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« Reply #21 on: Tue 15 Dec 2015, 14:04 »
Journalists are taking the laws to the ECHR.  Fingers crossed.

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Offline Perikles

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« Reply #22 on: Tue 15 Dec 2015, 14:20 »
Did you see that reference to the woman fined €800 for posting a picture on faecebook(?) of a police car parked in a disabled spot? Anybody determined to get this kind of piccy out there could surely get a friend outside Spain to post them, giving the finger salute to the Spanish Thought Police, couldn't they?
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