segunda-feira, outubro 03, 2005

Isto das ditaduras tem pouco que se lhe diga...

Raramente ou durante muito tempo, os seres humanos aceitam restrições à liberdade de viver e de exprimir as suas convicções. E por estranho que pareça a muitos, parecem dispostos a fazer algo para a manter ou mesmo conquistá-la.

Via Reuters:
"China links attacks on police to new-found rights.A statement by the Public Security Ministry, quoted by the Beijing Youth Daily, pinned the blame on a growing awareness of people's rights and a resistance to heavy-handed authority.(...)"The rapid growth of people's awareness of their own rights has caused them to resist management and led them to threaten and mob police," he added.

Via Guardian:
"The state bans the spreading of any news with content that is against national security and public interest," said a statement from Xinhua, the official news agency. The announcement called for blogs and personal web pages to "be directed towards serving the people and socialism and insist on correct guidance of public opinion for maintaining national and public interests"(...)Banned phrases from news sites, blogs and instant messaging services include independence, democracy, Taiwan, Tiananmen Square, freedom and the Dalai Lama."