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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Peoples Republic of Pakistan, Mahatir, Freedom of Speech, South Asia,, Middle East

Peoples Republic of Pakistan

Mahathir: India is too democratic By Asian - Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 17: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed has singled out India as an Asian country that has "made the mistake of being too democratic" and compared it unfavourably with China's authoritarian regime.

Germany's Nazi Exception: Constitutional Court OKs Curtailing of Free Speech - Germany's constitution strongly and explicitly protects the freedom of speech. Still, the country's highest court has now said that -- given the injustice and horrors of the Nazi regime -- it is constitutional to make an exception that bans speech glorifying Hitler's ideology.

SOUTH ASIA: The Ties that Bind: Artists, Writers Forge Peace By Irfan Ahmed - CHANDIGARH, India, Nov 18 (IPS) - Imagine writers, scholars and folk performers from eight South Asian countries coming together to share their common heritage and culture while promoting peace and harmony at the same time.

MIDEAST: Palestinians Threaten Unilateral Independent State - By Mel Frykberg
RAMALLAH, Nov 17 (IPS) - Following the political deadlock between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has decided to take the matter directly to the U.N. Security Council.


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