The dark future of cellphone bans? As with all authoritarian, dystopian societies, this one starts with something relatively reasonable and well-meaning. The year is 2015, only two years after the town of Chapel Hill reinstates a ban on most cellphone use while operating a vehicle.
June 13, 2013 - The Daily Tar Heel
Thousands of anti-Putin protesters march in Moscow MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian opposition activists marched through Moscow on Wednesday, decrying President Vladimir Putin's authoritarian rule and calling for the release of people they consider political prisoners.
June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Condoleezza Rice in AFP Throwing around phrases like 'socialist' and 'Soviet- style takeover' and 'fascist' and 'right-wing nut,' that may grab headlines, but it also has the effect of comparing our government, our political opponents, to authoritarian, even murderous... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA BusinessWeek http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-01/obama-says-over-the-top-rhetoric-hinders-compromise-update1-.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGQ2sMtzu-rBc77ZaFAaOqGykEQXw May 1, 2010
6799 9934 authoritarian The picture emerging from this pattern of behavior is that of a Russia increasingly authoritarian at home and aggressive abroad," Rice said.