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We are still too afraid to acknowledge openly what everyone knows privately, that as with abuse, addiction is rife everywhere we look, in off-licences, casinos, pubs, down back alleys, supermarkets and online.
The decaying Northern home front forced Lincoln to acknowledge openly the Copperhead threat and to confront it.
Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said: 'Unison, working with the other unions, has got the Government to acknowledge openly, for the first time, that there is a timetable to which they must work to end the occupation of Iraq.
He is even willing to acknowledge openly that there are parts of his own management style which have their origins in the teachings of the great man.
Moreover, in discussing how to stop the smuggling of Iraqi oil outside UN supervision and end Baghdad's imposition of illegal surcharges on controlled oil sales, the Security Council members are also being forced to acknowledge openly how lax enforcement of existing sanctions has been.
Despite reports from human rights organizations that some 20 leading dissidents have been detained and scores of others warned in what has become an annual police routine before every anniversary, few in the capital seemed willing to acknowledge openly the crackdown.
Gradually, though, community activists are beginning to recognize how important it is to acknowledge openly the grave impacts of AIDS.
Military men are induced to worship a mythical hyper-masculinity involving rituals of domination and submission, yet at no time are they allowed to acknowledge openly the underlying eroticism of their circumstances.
But we think that all of us in the anti-free trade movement, and especially those of us who are socialists, need to acknowledge openly what abrogation means.