MyNameIsFred writes: While Slashdot tends to focus on problems in the US, free speach problems exist everywhere. As an example, this event where the Canadian Liberal party crushed dissent. From the link, "I saw the satirical website www.HezboLiberal.com and laughed pretty hard (my favourite line: "MP searches Middle-East for terrorism, finds Israel). But they weren't laughing over at Liberal headquarters. The party's in a bit of a snit right now over the issue of Israel and terrorism and they've lost their sense of humour."