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2006-05-03 21:17:56

Please read in paragraph 2 "all but three were men." By Charles Johnson HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Before a packed crowd in the state Capitol, Gov. Brian Schweitzer signed pardons on Wednesday to clear the names posthumously of 78 Montanans convicted of sedition during World War One. The 78 people -- all but three were men -- were arrested and convicted of violating a restrictive state Sedition Act for criticizing the U.S. role in World War One or for refusing to buy war bonds....

2006-05-03 19:47:47

By Charles Johnson HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Before a packed crowd in the state Capitol, Gov. Brian Schweitzer signed pardons on Wednesday to clear the names posthumously of 78 Montanans convicted of sedition during World War One. The 78 people -- all but one were men -- were arrested and convicted of violating a restrictive state Sedition Act for criticizing the U.S. role in World War One or for refusing to buy war bonds. Some of the people, many of whom were immigrants,...

2005-11-09 02:04:18

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-11-08 22:38:38

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-10-29 23:52:06

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government is committed to having tough new anti-terror laws in operation before Christmas, well before the Commonwealth Games start in Melbourne in March, Prime Minister John Howard said on Sunday. Howard, who needs the support of Australia's six states to pass the law, gave premiers until Monday to respond to a final draft of the anti-terror bill, after an initial deadline passed on Friday. The bill could be introduced to parliament before the end...

2005-10-16 22:34:28

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's tough new security laws planned after the July London bombings may be watered down after a number of key political leaders called on Monday for more debate, worried the measures are being rushed. Last month, Australia's six states and two territories agreed to pass conservative Prime Minister John Howard's new security laws even though one state leader described them as "draconian." Under the laws, suspects can be detained for 48 hours...