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MARTYRED SINGER SPARED GAOL

An internationally acclaimed folk singer has been found guilty on two counts of posting what the state-sponsored judge termed ‘grossly offensive’ anti-Semitic ballads online. Alison Chabloz, of Derbyshire, was convicted of two counts of causing an obscene material to be sent and one of sending obscene material last month in a bizarre landmark ruling. 

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AUSTRALIANS ABROAD DUMPED BY GOVERNMENT

As the sixth anniversary of his extended stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London approaches, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is faced with increasingly limited options. Barred from communicating with the outside world and from receiving most visitors, Assange’s only hope of avoiding extradition to the United States on trumped-up espionage charges comes down to the governments of the two countries of which he is a citizen: Australia and Ecuador.

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EUROPEAN UNION CHANGED PLACES WITH THE SOVIET BLOC

Anyone born after 1980 will recall Eastern Europeans and Russians tuning into Western radio stations to hear what was happening as the peoples of Poland, the Baltic States, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary (twice), and Rumania, the peoples of the Soviet Bloc in the late 1980s took to the streets to voice their frustration at the monstrous Soviet regimes that stifled freedom of expression. Such news was unreported, derided or played down by Soviet media.

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