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London Olympics protests: What’s behind the shocking suppression of free speech at U.S. political conventions and the Olympic Games? – Slate Magazine

What’s behind the shocking suppression of free speech at U.S. political conventions and the London Games? Remember back when large public events were also the locus of large public protest? As we stare down the barrel of the Olympic Games and the two national political conventions this summer, it’s fair …

Chavez foe demands limits on leader’s on-air talks

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Preventing loquacious Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from campaigning for re-election on the airwaves for more than three minutes isn’t an easy task, but that’s what opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles is demanding. Capriles criticized his adversary on Tuesday for attempting to take political advantage of special …

New, Improved ‘Mega-Brothel’ Coming to Australia

Sydney, Australia is set to get that mega-brothel it’s been hankering for, after the owners of Stiletto, “the world’s finest short-stay boutique hotel and Sydney brothel” won an appeal to expand their business, the AFP reports. Though brothels are legal in some parts of Australia, policies vary between states and …