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Which repressive regime is restricting protests now? Try a state in Australia...

From PRI:

A bill approved in the Australian state of Victoria Tuesday night, despite strong opposition, makes protests effectively illegal.

The State Parliament approved the Summary Offences Act, which allows police to order anyone who is obstructing access to public buildings, or who is expected to become violent or damage property, to “move on.” Penalties for those who are repeatedly told to move on include being banned from a public area for up to a year. 106 more words

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Anti-Establishment Establishment Man Bob Geldof Backs Russell Brand's Revolution In Call For New Politics

Asa Bennett writes for The Huffington Post:

Sir Bob Geldof has thrown his weight behind Russell Brand‘s call for a political revolution, warning that the current system of democracy “may not be viable for much longer”.  97 more words

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