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ree pre siv

  • s  restrictive of action
    a repressive regime

  • He grew up in the shadow of a sexually repressive Church and an everything-repressive fascism under dictator Francisco Franco.
  • In the repressive Islamic Republic of Iran, a cleric isn't a very popular thing to be nowadays.
  • Though Islamabad has ordered the military command to ease off on its repressive tactics, refugees are still trekking into India at the rate of about 30,000 a day, telling of .
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  • Should Snowden take Assange’s advice to head for Latin America?
    Analysis: WikiLeaker Julian Assange finds refuge in a South American country’s embassy. But the region’s repressive regimes would vex PRISM leaker Edward Snowden.
    June 13, 2013 - GlobalPost
  • 10 Signs You're Living in a Police State
    Look for these 10 clues when deciding if your government is repressive.
    June 12, 2013 - Discovery News
  • Financial Repression Making Serfs Of The Masses
    Financial repression is the technique whereby governments extract wealth from the private sector and siphon it to themselves. To the unsophisticated it is invisible. Crudely, a government makes it impossible to get a fair return for private sector capital and by doing so channels resources to itself on the cheap. A financially repressive state, led by such a government, will have an inflation ...
    June 11, 2013 - Forbes

  • Condoleezza Rice in International Herald Tribune
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called Tuesday for the "immediate and unconditional release of the opposition activists. The world community again has been shown that the regime of (President) Robert Mugabe is ruthless and repressive and...
  • Gordon Brown in Sydney Morning Herald
    Its illegitimate and repressive regime should know that the whole world is going to hold it to account. The age of impunity in neglecting and overriding human rights is over,Mr Brown, whose country is the former colonial power in the...
  • Vitaly Churkin in Reuters
    We'll strongly warn against any attempts at repressive measures should Serbs in Kosovo decide not to comply with this unilateral proclamation of independence,Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said on Sunday.

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