Opinion

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America’s First Quagmire

With the United States descending into a deepening morass of fundamentalist Christianity, tolerance of other people’s beliefs is nowhere more in danger than in Washington, DC, where the current occupant of the ... Read More...
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Atheists Arise

Stand up atheists, agnostics, pagans and polytheists. Stand up for your rights to comment on beliefs, particularly those of self-assuming monotheists, as readily as they comment on yours. Should the P... Read More...
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Singapore under fire

The Far Eastern Economic Review, under siege from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his father, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, for daring to print the views of opposition leader Chee Soon Juan, struck back ... Read More...
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What a difference a faith makes!

The three Catholic Indonesians who were executed on 21 September were the latter.  Known as the “Poso Three”, Fabianus Tibo, Marianus Riwu and Dominggus da Silva were accused of incit... Read More...
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The Rules of the Game

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Australia in Denial of Racism

Jakarta - The ugly ocker has reared his head again.  During a radio talk show on 31 August, Prime Minister John Howard singled out Muslim migrants for refusing to embrace Australian values and urged th... Read More...
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Pirates of the Middle Kingdom?

There is a myth that Chinese people spend every evening glued to the screen watching pirated Hollywood DVDs. The myth is promoted by the LA studios and the video equivalents of the MP3-obsessed Recording In... Read More...