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Posted by Freedom of Speech... on October 10, 2001 at 13:45:49:

Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing - gives people the right to express their feelings and opinions without fear of retribution.

Many opinions (both pro and anti American) have been expressed here during the past few weeks but did any one of the contributors really stop to consider the plight of the Afgan people - can you really imagine living in fear of your government, constantly under threat from war, famine, drought, unable to fulfil even the most basic of human needs? What then of human rights and opportunities to express opinions? When daring to think is considered a crime and expressing an opinion (especially if you are woman) might bring torture or even death.... a sobering thought?

Perhaps America isn't such a big baddie after all....



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