Saturday, January 29, 2011

today : two deaths reported

In a world where people like David Kato are murdered just for being different it's hard to know what to do to influence things. One thing not to do is to randomly slash the budget of the BBC World Service, which - despite its beginnings as the Empire Service and over the years has received criticism - is one sure way of providing an influential and impartial voice to people who don't have local access to unbiased information.

Sean Rossington was different too. This time he wasn't in a country under the influence of bigoted evangelicals, poor educational standards and with retrogressive social attitudes. He was from Lincoln. But he was still killed. They thought his Aspergers made him an easy mark for exploitation, but when it turned out he had no money they stanped him to death.

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