speak against

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Related to speak against: in turn, run by, fall short, in midst, refer to, proceed with

w>speak against

vi +prep obj (in debate) → sprechen gegen, sich aussprechen gegen; (= criticize)etwas sagen gegen, kritisieren
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This is how the trolls likely saw Jess Phillips - as a sexist hypocritical woman who doesn't speak against International Women's Day, but who does speak against an International Men's Day debate.
Pro-government MP Saadun Hammad, who backs the law, said: "In some Arab countries, people who speak against the head of state disappear.
Kharge argued that members have a right to speak against the PM as he is the Leader of the House.
Altaf also demanded of the government to arrest those leaders who speak against Army soldiers.
Over the last year, they found people to speak against the GE-len movement.
He said the PML-N assumed power with the support of masses and nobody had the right to speak against the people's mandate.
aI heard (BSP MP) Yavor Koyumdzhiev on TV this morning to openly speak against the EU.
Despite this, they make innocent face and speak against corruption," (http://economictimes.
Russia and China speak against the policy of the expansion of military alliances and the deployment of missile defense systems on a bloc basis, and also the "attempt by some states to ensure security at the expense of other states," Lavrov said.
Raghda said that she did not speak against the Egyptian revolution, and that it was unfair to be punished for something she did not do.
Seeking a response from the UPA Government on police crackdown at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan during yoga guru Baba Ramdev's fast-unto-death protest, Gadkari said: "Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi should clarify if it is a crime to speak against black money in this country.
According to Anastasovska, the latest polls show that instead of spreading our horizons, we support religious values, we divide ourselves according to our ethnic background, we speak against abortion, we spread homophobia and we still estimate that the woman should remain a housewife.