EuropeNews September 30 2007
The ‘Democratic golden rule’ is a simple response to the classical question: “What is democracy except the right to throw a ballot every 4 years?” The real short answer is: “Everything”.
The slightly longer response, which constistutes the golden rule, runs:
“Don’t bother chosing the politician who agrees with you. Choose the one most likely to listen to you.” Læs resten
EuropeNews September 28 2007
See also Analysis: For Ahmadinejad in NY, a job worryingly well done & Column One: Ahmadinejad’s overlooked message
The recent lies by Iranian president Ahmadinejad about the non-existance of homosexuals in Iran sure caught some headlines. While Ahmadinejad and his government are certainly doing their best to eradicate gays, exterminating the entire segment of their population sounds unlikely. I don’t believe they’ve done that, and have documentation to prove it, here by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Læs resten
EuropeNews September 24 2007
The issue of the Turkish ban on headscarves is in the media again after Erdogan quietly suggested to modify (lessen) the ban of using it in public institutions by lifting the ban at universities.
This is an interesting move on the side of the Islamist AKP government: Gül promised to respect the constitution – now Erdogan works to change that very constitution to Islamist ends. Læs resten
Originally posted at EuropeNews, September 24th 2007
While the recent wholescale block of YouTube in Turkey has made headlines, the similar block of WordPress, which has been in effect for more than a month, deserves at least the same attention, probably more. Læs resten