miércoles, 21 de febrero de 2018

Frontex: Africans made two thirds of illegal arrivals to EU in 2017 – EURACTIV.com

Frontex: Africans made two thirds of illegal arrivals to EU in 2017 – EURACTIV.com

 

 The European Union’s southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain
under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this
year, the head of the EU’s border agency Frontex said yesterday (20
February).

 

A Search and Rescue operation by Frontex in the Mediterranean [Frontex]

CATALONIA -- La Suisse n'expulsera pas l'indépendantiste catalane Anna Gabriel - Le Temps

La Suisse n'expulsera pas l'indépendantiste catalane Anna Gabriel - Le Temps

 

 

CATALONIA

#catalunyareferendum

 

 

Exil

La Suisse n'expulsera pas l'indépendantiste catalane Anna Gabriel

Risquant
jusqu’à 30 ans de prison pour avoir participé au référendum en
Catalogne, une ancienne députée refuse de se rendre à son procès. Les
autorités helvétiques devraient refuser la demande d'extradition
espagnole, qui sera déposée mercredi

  

Exile

Switzerland will not expel Catalan separatist Anna Gabriel

Risking
up to 30 years in prison for having participated in the referendum in
Catalonia, a former MEP refuses to go to trial. Swiss authorities should
refuse Spanish extradition request, which will be filed Wednesday

SPAIN --- Exhibit featuring Catalan ‘political prisoners’ removed from Madrid’s art festival

Exhibit featuring Catalan ‘political prisoners’ removed from Madrid’s art festival

 

 

SPAIN

‘Political prisoners’ exhibit featuring jailed pro-independence leaders removed from Madrid’s ARCO art festival

➡️ https://goo.gl/5fgeQJ ~~~

 foto_3316924

 

Munich Conference: “For the First Time in Decades We Are Facing Threat of Nuclear Conflict” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Munich Conference: “For the First Time in Decades We Are Facing Threat of Nuclear Conflict” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

 And while there have been times in recent years when the MSC
demonstrated signs of hope and optimism, none of that was evident this
year. This year’s motto “To the Brink – and Back?”- which seems to be an
accurate portrayal of the current geopolitical situations in most
regions. After several days of senior decision-makers bickering back and
forth, the negativity in the atmosphere only means one thing: A global
conflict between nuclear superpowers is lingering.

 

Startling Evidence Indicates Funded Propaganda Campaign Responsible for War on Fake News

Startling Evidence Indicates Funded Propaganda Campaign Responsible for War on Fake News

 

 

Startling
evidence shows that the phrase "fake news" was the result of a funded
propaganda campaign to discredit legitimate journalism. Your must read
of the day.

#FakeNews

<<< http://themindunleashed.com/…/funded-propaganda-campaign-re… >>>

 

SPAIN -- Rapper gets over 3 years in prison for lyrics

Rapper gets over 3 years in prison for lyrics

 

 

SPAIN

#catalunyareferendum

Spanish magistrates sentenced rapper Valtonyc to over 3 years in prison

<<< http://catalannews.com/…/rapper-gets-over-3-years-in-prison… >>>

 foto_3190016

‘Virus’ of Nationalism Has Been Smashed Repeatedly with Dictatorships Installed by the US | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

‘Virus’ of Nationalism Has Been Smashed Repeatedly with Dictatorships Installed by the US | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

 

SHANE
QUINN: Among the more significant cases of United States’ determination
in preventing independent nationalism, is with regard to Chile.


The Chilean example, starting under its 1970 democratically elected
president Salvador Allende, was a telling one. Firstly, it lies in the
Western Hemisphere. Indeed, Chile is “only” about 5,000 miles from the
US border, and an independent path here was deemed an unacceptable
threat.

 

Deep State and the FBI – Federal Blackmail Investigation

Deep State and the FBI – Federal Blackmail Investigation

 

 It's hilariously naive how mainstream American news media feign an air
of disdain concerning accusations of impropriety by the Federal Bureau
of Investigation during the last presidential elections.

 Deep State and the FBI – Federal Blackmail Investigation

Wikileaks: Obama and Hillary ISSUED STAND DOWN ORDER in Benghazi – NEWS USA Today

Wikileaks: Obama and Hillary ISSUED STAND DOWN ORDER in Benghazi – NEWS USA Today

 

 

#JaMari

The Clintons & Obamas are murderers & should be indicted for
treason & murder and be punished to the full extent of the law . If
Trump doesn't act on this then the proof is that he truly is a puppet
like the rest , his whole administration is at stake , and immediate
action is needed by him to convince me and many others he truly has
America & her peoples interest at heart .

<<< https://newsusatoday.co/wikileaks-obama-and-hillary-issued…/ >>

This is an act of treason that Hillary displayed. She chose terrorists ahead of her own troops.

CATALONIA --- Catalan leaders in jail are ‘political prisoners’ says ex-prosecutor | VilaWeb

Catalan leaders in jail are ‘political prisoners’ says ex-prosecutor | VilaWeb

 

 

CATALONIA

#catalunyareferendum

Catalan leaders in jail are ‘political prisoners’ says ex-prosecutor

'The pro-independence movement is perfectly legal', says José Maria Mena

<<<< https://www.vilaweb.cat/…/catalan-leaders-in-jail-are-poli…/ >> >>

 

 

Opinion: German Political Certainties Are Crumbling - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Opinion: German Political Certainties Are Crumbling - SPIEGEL ONLINE

 

 SPIEGEL editorial: The era of traditional big-tent parties is coming to
an end in Germany. Politics will certainly become more volatile, more
populist and perhaps riskier as a result. But as frightening as the
development may be, it also presents an opportunity.

 The Reichstag in BerlinThe Reichstag in Berlin

CATALONIA -- Judge summonses ex-Catalan police chief

Judge summonses ex-Catalan police chief

 

 

CATALONIA

#catalunyareferendum

Judge summonses ex-Catalan police chief for new charge of sedition

<<< https://www.elnacional.cat/…/judge-summonses-catalan-police… >>>

 

 

martes, 20 de febrero de 2018

Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

 

 

Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that
the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political
bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a
payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter
said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”


Carter was responding to a question from Hartmann about recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing like Citizens United.

 

Former US President Jimmy Carter speaks with the Associated Press following a press conference which outlined the initial assessments of the Carter Center's election observation mission in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday, May 26, 2012. The Carter Center, which former President Carter founded, monitors elections world wide and deployed 102 observers to Egypt to monitor the Presidential elections that took place on the 23rd and 24th of May. While he expressed satisfaction with the overall order and peacefulness of the elections, he also cited concerns over restrictions placed on the delegation by the Egyptian authorities. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)

 

Turkey Issues Warning as Syrian Army Prepares for Conflict ‘Within Hours'

Turkey Issues Warning as Syrian Army Prepares for Conflict ‘Within Hours'

 

 Turkey Issues Urgent Warning as Syrian Army Prepares for Conflict ‘Within Hours’

 The Anti-Media

There is no justice in our world | OrientalReview.org

There is no justice in our world | OrientalReview.org

 

 

A gathering of rich oil Arabs in Kuwait pledged $30 billion to start
rebuilding war-shattered Iraq. Sounds nice but these kinds of conclaves
are notorious for offering big but
delivering little. The event was billed as helping Iraq repair war
damage caused by ISIS. In fact, most of the damage from that
short-lived conflict was caused by US bombing. ISIS, as this column has
long been crying in the wilderness, was largely a paper tiger confected
by the US, Britain and France to justify their military re-entry into
Syria. [ 629 more words ]

https://orientalreview.org/2018/02/19/no-justice-world/

 A general view of the destruction in Mosul's Old City.A general view of the destruction in Mosul’s Old City.

Maharashtra: Over 500 Adivasi Girls Died Under Suspicious Circumstances In Ashram Schools

Maharashtra: Over 500 Adivasi Girls Died Under Suspicious Circumstances In Ashram Schools

 

 Truly shocking: over 500 tribal schoolchildren have died in residential
schools in just one Indian state. How can the authorities allow this to
continue? Survival's Schooling can kill campaign will target these
abuses. https://thelogicalindian.com/…/adivasi-girls-died-in-ashra…/

 Adivasi Girls Died In Ashram Schools

Where is Ukraine? | OrientalReview.org

Where is Ukraine? | OrientalReview.org

 

 

The German occupation forces were those who have been the first to
create and recognise a short-lived state’s independence of Ukraine in
January 1918 during the time of
their-own inspired and supported anti-Russian Bolshevik Revolution of
1917−1921. As reoccupied by the Bolshevik Red Army, the eastern and
southern parts of the present-day territory of (a Greater) Ukraine
joined in 1922 the USSR as a separate Soviet Socialist Republic (without
Crimea). [ 1,645 more word ]

EU Commission confirms Barroso lobbies for Goldman Sachs, must re-assess case | ALTER-EU

EU Commission confirms Barroso lobbies for Goldman Sachs, must re-assess case | ALTER-EU

 

 

Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
confirmed he had a lobby meeting with José Barroso where the
ex-Commission President represented investment bank Goldman Sachs International.
ALTER-EU is now asking the European Commission to re-assess Barroso's job.

Greece’s private sector steps in to ‘upgrade and save’ public coal plant – EURACTIV.com

Greece’s private sector steps in to ‘upgrade and save’ public coal plant – EURACTIV.com

 

 Private companies have made offers to Greece’s public power company to
environmentally upgrade and economically “save” a lignite power plant
about to shut, as it falls foul of the EU’s CO2 emission standards.

 

Since 2015, the Greek
authorities have on several occasions informed the Commission of their
wish to increase the number of operating hours to 32,000 for Amyntaio. [Shutterstock]

Pour un Palestinien, 50 km en 5 h de route, par Sarah Cabarry & Cécile Marin (Le Monde diplomatique, février 2018)

Pour un Palestinien, 50 km en 5 h de route, par Sarah Cabarry & Cécile Marin (Le Monde diplomatique, février 2018)

 

 Désormais en accès libre sur notre site, cette carte retraçant le
périple d'un Palestinien sur les routes de Cisjordanie est également
disponible sous forme d'affiche chez votre marchand de journaux.

 Version originale

Iran returns to the world, by Bernard Hourcade (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, February 2018)

Iran returns to the world, by Bernard Hourcade (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, February 2018)

 

 Saudi Arabia is openly calling for regime change in Iran, as the row
between the regional powers intensifies. Riyadh willingly conceals the
gradual change that the Islamic Republic has gone through.

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Shah Abbas I of Persia, engraving by Giacomo Franco, 1596

Metropolitan Museum of Art · Elisha Whittelsey Collection, Elisha Whittelsey Fund

Des brigadistes d’Espagne aux « porteurs de valises », par Dominique Vidal (Le Monde diplomatique, 2010)

Des brigadistes d’Espagne aux « porteurs de valises », par Dominique Vidal (Le Monde diplomatique, 2010)

 

 

Tout
au long du XXe siècle, des millions d’hommes et de femmes se sont
engagés par solidarité avec des peuples en lutte. Des Brigades
internationales en Espagne aux militants pour la paix en Palestine
occupée, des dizaines de milliers ont été jusqu’à risquer leur vie pour
participer, sur le terrain, aux combats du moment.

<<< https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/p…/l_atlas_histoire/a54063 >>>

 PNG - 233.8 ko

ISIS Beheadings of Journalists: CIA Admitted to Staging Fake Jihadist Videos in 2010 | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

ISIS Beheadings of Journalists: CIA Admitted to Staging Fake Jihadist Videos in 2010 | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

 This article was first published by Global Research on September 4,
2014. It sheds light on the role of US intelligence in “war on
terrorism” propaganda and the hate campaign against Muslims.

 

 

CIA Interrogator Reveals Saddam Hussein Predicted Rise of ISIS & U.S. Failure in Iraq | part 2

NEU: Saddam Husseins Vernehmer bei der CIA enthüllt Lügen des Irakkriegs | Teil 2

 

 

CIA Interrogator Reveals Saddam Hussein Predicted Rise of ISIS & U.S. Failure in Iraq

 To view part I, click here.

In this video produced by Democracy Now! and translated by acTVism
Munich volunteers into German, Amy Goodman and Juan González continue
the conversation with John Nixon, a CIA analyst who was the first person
to interrogate Saddam Hussein after his capture circa 15 years ago.
Nixon surfaces that much of what the CIA believed they knew about Saddam
Hussein at the time of the invasion was wrong. For example, Nixon’s
interrogation of Hussein revealed that by 2003, Hussein had largely
turned over power to his aides, so he could concentrate on writing a
novel and that there was no program of weapons of mass destruction.
Hussein had also warned of the rise of „Sunni extremism“ in the region,
which he believed the U.S invasion would ignite. These warnings, Nixon
claims, were ignored by the highest authorities in Washington.

<<< http://www.actvism.org/en/politics/saddam-husseins-cia-irak/ >>>

 CIA - Saddam Husseins

Vaccine McCarthyism. What If the Vaccine Paradigm Itself Is Deliberately Flawed? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Vaccine McCarthyism. What If the Vaccine Paradigm Itself Is Deliberately Flawed? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

 

Within
the mainstream medical and scientific community there is an
unassailable pseudo-truth that vaccines are safe and effective, whether
administered individually or in combination. Within the vaccine injured
children and autism movements there is also an unchallenged belief that
vaccines are effective but not always safe.

<<<< https://www.globalresearch.ca/vaccine-mccarthyism-w…/5427768 >> >>

 

Processed foods linked to cancer in study of 100,000 people's diets - BI

Processed foods linked to cancer in study of 100,000 people's diets - BI

 

 If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best
predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right? After
studying more than 100,000 adults for years, researchers in France found
that processed food was more closely linked with cancer than age, sex,
weight, calorie intake, smoking, drinking or family history.

 france baguette french cuisine

How We Fight Fascism

How We Fight Fascism

 

 The radical socialist and feminist Clara Zetkin "would have warned us
that Donald Trump is not the danger; the danger is the growing social
and economic inequality that concentrates wealth in the hands of an
oligarchic elite and degrades the lives of citizens."

 Political theorist and activist Clara Zetkin (1857-1933). (Mr. Fish / Truthdig)

Political theorist and activist Clara Zetkin (1857-1933). (Mr. Fish / Truthdig)

The Iraq War: Fifteen Years Later

The Iraq War: Fifteen Years Later

 

 Fifteen years later, the disaster the war unleashed is clear to see.

 "From 2003 to the formal withdrawal of US fighting forces in 2011, the war took the lives of 4,500 Americans and well over 150,000 Iraqi civilians." (Photo: Reuters)

"From
2003 to the formal withdrawal of US fighting forces in 2011, the war
took the lives of 4,500 Americans and well over 150,000 Iraqi
civilians." (Photo: Reuters)

The Three Global Super-Powers

The Three Global Super-Powers

 

 While America thus spends itself into becoming increasingly a
third-world country, China and Russia pursue different objectives, Eric
Zuesse writes.

 The Three Global Super-Powers

Study Links Bangladeshi Children’s Deaths To Pesticide

Study Links Bangladeshi Children’s Deaths To Pesticide

 

 “Our investigation suggested the seeds might not be the cause, as the
seeds are not eaten in Bangladesh, and instead found the deaths in 2012
were most likely due to an exposure to multiple, highly toxic
agrochemicals,” said M. Saiful Islam, a scientist at the International
Center for Diarrheal Disease Research.

 A "Do Not Enter" sign marks a field of head cabbage during the spraying of pesticides near Chualar, Calif., Monday, Sept. 16, 2002. (AP Photo/Mike Fiala)A “Do Not Enter” sign marks a field of head cabbage during the spraying
of pesticides near Chualar, Calif., Sept. 16, 2002. (AP/Mike Fiala)

‘We Want the World to Know': Activists Reporting on Occupation Face Legal Threats in Western Sahara - The Fifth Column

‘We Want the World to Know': Activists Reporting on Occupation Face Legal Threats in Western Sahara - The Fifth Column

 

 ‘We Want the World to Know’: Activists Reporting on Occupation Face Legal Threats in Western Sahara

 

CATALONIA -- VIDEO: Independence is not a crime, say Catalan activists | The National

VIDEO: Independence is not a crime, say Catalan activists | The National

 

CATALONIA

#catalunyareferendum

VIDEO: Independence is not a crime, say Catalan activists

<<< https://t.co/7cSajsvkML >>

 

 

 

CATALONIA -- Operation Catalonia: Spain’s assault on democracy – barbaryfigs

Operation Catalonia: Spain’s assault on democracy – barbaryfigs

 

 

CATALONIA

#catalunyareferendum

Operation Catalonia: Spain’s assault on democracy

BY MILFORD EDGE

<<< http://barbaryfigs.com/…/operation-catalonia-spains-assaul…/ >>

 

CATALONIA -- Catalan leaders appear in court

Catalan leaders appear in court

 

 

CATALONIA

#catalunyareferendum

Marta Rovira and Marta Pascal appear in court. In total, 28 pro-independence leaders in Catalonia are under investigation ➡️ https://goo.gl/GQPPsD ~~~

 foto_3315774

CATALONIA -- Catalan leaders in jail are ‘political prisoners’ says ex-prosecutor

Catalan leaders in jail are ‘political prisoners’ says ex-prosecutor

 

 

CATALONIA

#catalunyareferendum

"Pro-independence movement is perfectly legal and should not be persecuted," says José Maria Mena ➡️ https://goo.gl/WJKm34 . ~~~

 foto_3303311

lunes, 19 de febrero de 2018

Organizing on a Sinking Ship: The Future of the Climate Justice Movement -- ROAR Magazine

ROAR Magazine

 

 "The climate justice movement is at a crucial transition as it pivots
from a focus on fixing the problem to addressing the cause; from a
discourse focused on 'solar panels and wind turbines' to
'democratically-controlled renewable energy.'"

 https://roarmag.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Buckland-crop-II-1920x710.jpg

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Five Minutes Five Issues: Marijuana President, Attacking Assange, War Costs, School Shootings, Empire of Lies

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Five Minutes Five Issues: Marijuana President, Attacking Assange, War Costs, School Shootings, Empire of Lies

 

 

Why is the US government so intent on punishing whistleblowers and
other individuals involved in revealing US government secrets? - this
story and more in this week's RPI podcast:

Five Minutes Five Issues: Marijuana President, Attacking Assange, War Costs, School Shootings, Empire of Lies

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/…/five-minutes-five-issues-mar…/

 

 The Ron Paul Peace and Prosperity Institute

Pentagon Admits US Tanks Ended up With ISIS, Iranian-Backed Militias

Pentagon Admits US Tanks Ended up With ISIS, Iranian-Backed Militias

 

 The U.S. military has been unable to account for hundreds of millions —
if not trillions— of dollars, and its armaments have ended up in the
hands of ISIS.

 

Putin Prefers Aramco to Trump’s Sword Dance

Putin Prefers Aramco to Trump’s Sword Dance

 

 Hardly 10 months after honoring the visiting US president, the Saudis
are open to a Russian-Chinese consortium investing in the upcoming
Aramco IPO

 Putin Prefers Aramco to Trump’s Sword Dance

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION -- Why Spain’s planned language system change in Catalan schools infuriates society

Why Spain’s planned language system change in Catalan schools infuriates society

 

 

CATALONIA

#catalunyareferendum

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION

The Spanish govt's plans to change the teaching language in Catalonia has sparked outrage - here's why ➡️ https://goo.gl/FHdscY ~~~

 language protest

Brandon Turbeville: Video Shows White Helmets Members Working Under al-Qaeda Flag In Syria - Confirms Previous Activist Post Reporting

Brandon Turbeville: Video Shows White Helmets Members Working Under al-Qaeda Flag In Syria - Confirms Previous Activist Post Reporting

 

 Video Shows White Helmets Members Working Under al-Qaeda Flag In Syria - Confirms Previous Activist Post Reporting

 

CATALONIA --"Spain's democracy and EU credibility are at stake in Catalonia" -- | SVT Nyheter

”Spaniens demokrati och EU:s trovärdighet står på spel i Katalonien” | SVT Nyheter

 

 

CATALONIA

#catalunyareferendum

 

 

"Spain's democracy and EU credibility are at stake in Catalonia"

 OPINION · "The EU politicians, including in Sweden, should already have
understood that the crisis in Catalonia will not blow over by itself. On
the contrary, the more the EU allows time to go, the more the problem
will be deepened and the contradictions to increase further, "writes
Oriol Poveda and Jakob Svensson.

 Left: Carles Puigdemont. Right: Protesters show support for Catalonia's
Deputy Regional President Carles Puigdemont, who has taken refuge in
Brussels. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand

 

 If we had said that in 2018 there had been a elected EU regional
president in exile in Brussels, as well as political prisoners in an EU
country for over 100 days without trial, no one would have believed us.
If we had continued to tell that Nobel Peace Prize EU did not do
anything to solve the situation politically, most had enough laugh and
thought it was a plot for another day of the day television series. But
it's not just the EU that tigers still. In Sweden - whose government
likes to brag about its feminist foreign policy and how much they value
dialogue and diplomacy - we hear nothing but the Foreign Minister's
mantra that Europe does not need more disagreement and fragmentation. We
live in a bizarre era with Trump, Erdogan and Putin and the needle in
the ethical compass of Europeans may have started to spin around in
confusion . But for this sake, we must not turn a blind eye into what is
happening in the EU's internal circle. 

 We have seen a referendum, disputed yes, met by police superpower. Then
we witness a choice imposed by the Partido Populars (PP) right-wing
government in Madrid, as independence parties again win with their own
majority in the Catalan Parliament.PP's strategy of the lightning
election was to remove the independence forces from the Catalan
government and to appoint a similar rule. The victory of independence
parties, with over 2 million votes in the election, caused PP to panic
and went over to dismantle the rule of law. The Spanish independence of
the Spanish courts is already questioned by the heavy bodies , including
the Council of Europe. Even in the British journal The Economist's
report on democracy in the world in 2017, it is pointed out that the
Spanish Government's handling of the crisis in Catalonia is oppressing
democracy. The Madrid government recently tried to get the
Constitutional Court against the judgment of its legal advisory body
forbid the Catalan couple the lament to appoint Puigdemont to president. 

 The government's quirky request faced disagreement in the Constitutional
Court, which eventually ordered the Catalan Parliament to postpone
appointment to an uncertain future. Over time, the Catalan political
prisoners continue to wait for trial while Puigdemont and four of his
former regional ministers await their fate in exile. And all this is
happening in a blissful silence from the EU. Who had hoped that when the
dust from the police batons had gone, and a miraculously elected
election by all parties, it was implemented that there would be time for
politics and dialogue. 

 We have gotten wrong. Where is the EU? When does the negotiations
between the independence parties and the Spanish central government
begin? And what does the Swedish Government consider that we have a
democratically elected leader who can not access his post in an EU
country? EU politicians, including in Sweden, should already have
understood that the crisis in Catalonia will not blow over by itself. On
the contrary, the more the EU allows time to go, the more the problem
will be deepened and the opposites to increase further. It is now that
the EU must intervene if they want a proper, peaceful and democratic
solution to the conflict. And if the EU is too weak to force the Spanish
Government into the negotiating table, then it would be more honorable
to admit this to us citizens than to tease and in this way be implicated
in the actions of the Spanish Government. Not least, if the Foreign
Minister continues to claim that splitting and disagreement is not
desirable, she becomes the answer guilty of cohesion is worth every
price, including the well-being of the Spanish democrat and the
credibility of the EU.

 <<<  https://www.svt.se/opinion/spanska-demokratin-och-eu-s-trovardighet-star-pa-spel-i-katalonien <<<

Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

 

 Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

 

 

(MPN— Near the end of last month, Haaretz reported that, according to an expert hydrologist, 97 percent of Gaza’s drinking water has been contaminated by sewage and salt. The UN also confirmed that
this was the case early last year, and clearly, the situation has
remained unchanged even up until 2018. Robert Piper, the UN’s local
coordinator for humanitarian and development activities, has called the
situation “really very serious” and stated that “[w]e are falling far
behind the demand for clean drinking water for Gazans.”






This kind of mistreatment is part and parcel of an overall package of
deprivation that continues to plague the Palestinian people. There are
some 2 million residents in Gaza affected by this egregious policy,
famously one of the most densely populated areas on the planet. Gaza’s
water resources are fully controlled by Israel and the division of
groundwater is something that was provided for in the Oslo II Accord.
However, despite the fact that under the Accord Israel is allocated four times the Palestinian portion of water resources, it has been revealed that Israel has been extracting 80 percent more water from the West Bank than it agreed to.

 

The Result of Mueller’s Investigation: Nothing

The Result of Mueller’s Investigation: Nothing

 

 As a special prosecutor Mueller has demonstrated the same lack of intergrity that he demonstrated as FBI director.

 The Result of Mueller’s Investigation: Nothing

Trumponomics, BREXIT, German Politics & the State of the EU | With Yanis Varoufakis

Trumponomics, BREXIT, German Politics & the State of the EU | With Yanis Varoufakis

 

 

NEW VIDEO: In this exclusive interview with Yanis Varoufakis -
Γιάνης Βαρουφάκης, we talk about the economic policies of the Trump
administration and what effects they will have in the United States and
abroad. In addition we discuss BREXIT and the solutions that could be
pursued for the benefit of the British and European people. Lastly Yanis
Varoufakis also delves in the issues that confront the European Union –
the political situation in Germany and the socio-economic state of
countries such as Greece and Spain.

<<< http://www.actvism.org/…/trumponomics-brexit-yanis-varoufa…/ >>

 

 Varoufakis - Trumponomics

Palestine: One of most dangerous places for children | Palestine News | Al Jazeera

Palestine: One of most dangerous places for children | Palestine News | Al Jazeera

 

 Israeli forces routinely shoot, kill, beat and imprison Palestinian children.

 'Syrian forces to back YPG' in fight against Turkey

Selected Articles: Russiagate Is a Sham | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Selected Articles: Russiagate Is a Sham | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

 Truth in media is a powerful instrument. As long as we all keep probing,
asking questions, looking through the disinformation to find real
understanding, then we are in a better position to participate in
creating a better world in which truth and accountability trump greed
and corruption.

 

Trump Creates, Then Exacerbates, Crisis for Palestinian Refugees | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Trump Creates, Then Exacerbates, Crisis for Palestinian Refugees | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

 PROF. MARJORIE COHN: One of the most consequential actions Donald Trump
took during the first year of his presidency was to recognize Jerusalem
as the capital of Israel in December 2017. When the Palestinians
predictably responded by pulling out of the US-led “peace process,”
Trump retaliated by cutting US financial support to the United Nations
Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
by more than 50 percent.

 

U.S. Intelligence Shuts Down Damning Report on Whistleblower Retaliation

U.S. Intelligence Shuts Down Damning Report on Whistleblower Retaliation

 

 Courage Foundation:

U.S. Intelligence Shuts Down Damning Report on Whistleblower Retaliation

 

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast

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CATALONIA -- Catalogne. La pression du gouvernement espagnol continue

Catalogne. La pression du gouvernement espagnol continue

 

 

CATALONIA

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 Catalonia. Spanish government pressure continues

Baylac Ferrer 

 The
South Catalan news continues to be monopolized by the laborious and
complex negotiations between the independentist parties ERC, Junts per
Catalunya and CUP on the one hand.
And on the other hand by the Spanish repression, continuous and inexorable, against the Catalan society.


The difficulty of reaching an agreement for a Catalan government lies
in the inflexible position of the Spanish government which refuses any
political dialogue, which intervenes by all means (threats, lawsuits,
imprisonment) to prevent the inauguration of the president of the Generalitat
, and the will of the Catalans to solve the equation: designate an
effective government that can administer the country and at the same
time restore the legitimacy of ministers and elected officials
imprisoned and exiled.

The room for maneuver is very narrow as Madrid maintains the
announcement of the use of force (prison, courts, suspension of
autonomy) against policies that do not suit him.

Exiled Brussels President Carles Puigdemont and Parliament Speaker
Roger Torrent, however, announced on Saturday (February 17th) that
negotiations are progressing and that the solution for the election of
the government is near.


On Friday, February 16, thousands of Catalans demonstrated in front of
the town halls to demand the release of the five political prisoners
still held without trial and subjected to the limitation of their rights
as well as permanent vexations (prohibition to listen to the mass,
refusal of send letters and books, punishments for having made
interviews, refusal of rapprochement in Catalan prisons ...).

The Spanish government has also announced its intention to curb the
teaching of Catalan and to close TV3, the television of Catalonia, to
"clean up".
He also wants to introduce a bill to make it impossible for prisoners of rebellion and sedition to be pardoned.


Spanish pressure is also exerted on the French border where Spanish
police have demanded from North Catalan drivers (French citizens) to
remove Catalan adhesives from their license plates, continue to carry
out strict identity checks and search cars, without any reaction or
complaint from the French government.

The measures are to be compared with the demonstrations of support and
solidarity of the northern Catalans with their compatriots in the south:
solidarity soups, public demonstrations, commemoration of the
Republican refugees of 1939 in the presence of the president of the
Catalan Parliament, printing of posters in defense of the prisoners ...

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 "It did not take long to materialize M.Rajoy's threats"

 It
was not enough the repression that since the beginning of September
unleashed the government of Spain against the Catalan sovereignty.
Remember,
according to examples, the emergence of the Civil Guard in the writing
of the weekly newspaper of Valls (Tarragona) "El Vallenc" with the
imputation to its director Francesc Fabregas by the Prosecutor of
Tarraconense for the alleged crimes of "disobedience, prevarication and
embezzlement of public funds "even being a private journalistic company;
the judicial prohibition of public acts in Madrid - in a place assigned by the City Council - and in Euzkadi; the closure of successive web pages of the Generalitat; the
indictment by the Attorney General of the State José Manuel Maza no
less than 712 Catalan mayors for signing a manifesto in support of
holding a referendum with the same singsong of "disobedience,
prevarication and embezzlement of public funds";
the
prohibition under threats to the Catalan media of inserting any
propaganda of the Referendum ... .. Everything indicated to us the
orientation that the Spanish "justice" would take before any democratic
attempt to consult the citizenship that, as I already related in the (I)
, culminated on September 20 with the arrest of 13 senior officials of
the Generalitat and the practice of more than 40 records in its official
offices.
The
peaceful resistance that unleashed that Spanish governmental action was
the excuse for the arrest and unconditional imprisonment for "sedition"
of Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart -the Jordis- prison that, out of all
democratic logic, continues to this day.


One
hour after the proclamation of the Catalan Republic, with the details
that I explained in the previous analysis, the Spanish President M.Rajoy
warns in the Senate with a threatening "The time has come when the law
is imposed over any other consideration "
The
ERC senator, Mirelles Cortés addresses those who have approved the
application of 155 saying "You decide everything from here, despite not
knowing our town or our culture.
You
have shown that it is impossible, not just a Spain to the Catalan, but a
Catalonia within Spain "to end with a ¡Visca la República Catalana!

It did not take long to materialize M.Rajoy's threats. Three
days later, the State Attorney General José Manuel Maza decided to file
a complaint against REBELIÓN against the entire Catalan Government.
However,
according to the Statute of Catalonia, both the President and the
members of the Government and the Parlament are subject to the Superior
Court of Justice of Catalonia, unless they are subject to events outside
their jurisdiction.
For
this reason, the deceased prosecutor Maza had to unify criteria with
the Prosecutors of the Supreme Court, the National Court and the
territorial ones of Catalonia.
Maza
based on this alleged offense of rebellion committed by the members of
the Govern affects the entire territory of the State.
He
adds, in addition, that they have counted on propagandists abroad,
hiring a specialized consultancy in the USA and "counting on the
adhesion of more or less known people from the international scene that
go from Julián Assange to Yoko Ono, whose adherence to the
independentista cause has not been spontaneous either "which, together
with the proceedings on Diplocat justified the need to not respect the
appraisal and, therefore, to present the complaints before the Supreme
Court and the National Court.

The
Judge of the AN, Carmen Lamela, accepts the accusation and calls to
declare on November 2 to the members of the Government accused of the
alleged crime of "rebellion" for, following the fiscal argument, having
used the Bureau of the Parlament to approve laws manifestly
unconstitutional and use the ANC and Omnium Associations as a civil arm
to proclaim the independence of Catalonia outside legal channels.
Lamela
called to declare Vice President Oriol Junqueras, Consellers Dolors
Barsa (Treball), Meritxell Borràs (Gobernacio), Joaquim Forn (Interior),
Raül Romeva (Foreign), Jordi Turull (Presidència), Josep Rull
(Territori), Carles Mundó (Justice) and Santi Vila (Company).
All
refuse to testify, except Santi Vila, who alludes to the fact that he
had resigned the day before the DUI because of disagreement with it.
Judge
Lamela orders the unconditional imprisonment of all of them except
Santi Vila who imposes a € 50,000 bail, despite "that his behavior shows
his will contrary to consummate the secessionist intent".
By virtue of the order of the judge, the men go to the Madrid prison of Estremeras and the women to the one of Alcalá Meco.

Is
it admissible, in justice, that prison that lasts more than 3 months of
the members of the Government and the even longer one of the Jordis, or
is it an imposition of the Spanish government to frighten the
independence movement, and not only to the Catalan?
Most serious jurists, both Spanish and foreign, answer with a resounding NO. According
to the Spanish Penal Code (Art. 472) "Those who rise violently and
publicly, among other purposes, are guilty of the crime of rebellion.
Declare the independence of a part of the national territory."
It is necessary, therefore, that there be a "VIOLENT and public uprising" to be convicted of this crime. Prosecutor
José Manuel Maza, tries to justify that this condition is fulfilled -
and Judge Lamela accepts it - stating that "violence does not have to be
physical, enough that it has capacity for it" and that "the
mobilization capacity that had demonstrated the independence fighters
intimidated the State Security Forces and Bodies. "
Déu ens lliuri i guardi! I
wonder how timid are the members of the Public Order Forces, with their
weapons and baggage, to be intimidated by that "capacity"?
Besides, is it enough "the capacity" to commit a crime to imprison someone? If
so, how is the totality of the Bank and the State Government and its PP
behind bars, with the capacity they possess and the facts that we know?

It
also adds the allegation that on the 1st of October "there was a
violent uprising with insults, threats and assaults with chairs on the
police and the Civil Guard."
I
guess that explicit reference is due to a neighbor of 40 years of Sant
Joan de Vilatorrada who threw a chair against the guards who entered
violently in the IES Quercus, breaking the doors, to prevent the vote.
He
was arrested by the Civil Guard on October 25 with, according to that
same day from the Press Office of the Civil Guard, with that person "The
Civil Guard has arrested six individuals to date for assaults on police
officers. authority occurred on October 1 ".
Terrible violent rise of a countryman armed with a chair and 5 more neighbors! Probably,
the more than one thousand civilian wounded and the eye lost by a
rubber ball shot the 38-year-old countryman Roger Spanish caused them
themselves, in a praiseworthy act of service to Spain, so that the
prosecutor and the judge could prove the violence of the uprising.
I think more likely that poor Roger Spanish will be thinking about changing his name.

The
same crude attempt to justify the "violent uprising" does Judge Lamela
to say that "the Mossos came in some cases to reprimand and even to face
any of the Civil Guard agents who in the exercise of their functions
was in the place".
Carajo,
as I remember the "Glorious National Uprising" that constantly struck
me as a child and kid and that now M.Rajoy & Cía wants to recover in
schools!
Of
course, in the Francoist rebellion that, in an uncivil war that lasted
almost 33 months and caused half a million dead on the fronts and more
than 150,000 dead, assassinated coldly and calculatingly in the rear,
something more than a chair was used. countrymen
Only
here, in this colony of the Canary Islands, where there were no battles
or resistances, some 5,000 murdered and more than 6,000 prisoners,
remind us of what is really a "violent and public uprising" on which the
Spanish monarchical restoration was based.

President
Puigdemont and Consellers Antoni Comin (Salut), Meritxell Serret
(Agriculture), Clara Ponsatí (Ensenyament) and Lluis Puig (Culture)
decided to leave Spain and moved to Brussels on October 30.
Therefore,
Judge Lamela, on November 3, imputing, in addition to the same crimes
as those already imprisoned, those of "prevarication and disobedience",
is pursuing a European arrest warrant (OEDE) against all of them.
The
entire process is reversed when, on November 24, Judge Pablo Llarena of
the Supreme Court, which was already taking the case against the
President of the Parliament Carme Forcadell and the five members of the
dissolved Bureau, issued an order taking charge of the case against all
the prisoners and exiles, who now number 22 people, leaving only the
investigation of Josep Lluis Trapero and Teresa Laplana to the AN.

When
the Belgian public prosecutor analyzes the question of the detention
and extradition to Spain of the exiles in Belgium and before the judges
of that country rule on the matter, Judge Llarena, convinced of the
impossibility of proving before any European court - and, for Thus, not
"dependent" on the Spanish government's will - the alleged crime of
rebellion, decided, on December 5, when the prisoners in Spain had
already more than a month of unjustifiable "preventive" detention,
withdraw the OEDE that had gone through the Judge Lamela.
Withdrawing
that order, the exiles - "fugitives" according to the Spanish
constitutionalists and their media spokesmen - can freely reside and
travel throughout Europe, except Spain, of course, where they would be
immediately imprisoned "preventively".
On December 4, Judge Llarena released Raül Romeva, Carles Mundó, Jordi Turull and Josep Rull on bail. The ANC and Omnium Cultural associations pay the deposit, just as they did with the Carmen Forcadell. To the Jordis, Oriol Junqueras and Joaquim Forn keeps them in prison

M.Rajoy,
exerting of President -neither Molt Honorable- of the Generalitat in
virtue of the 155, called "autonomic" elections for the 21st of December
(he could have done them on the 28th, also Thursday, but more
"innocent").
Its
foreseeable intention was that, with the fear in the body for the
reprisals and the emboldened constitutional monarchists, the
independence movement would have a resounding electoral defeat.
What they could not avoid is that the prisoners or the exiles could present themselves as candidates. They were neither condemned nor deprived of their individual rights, except, of course, for their FREEDOM. The
monarchist parties, despite the spectacular rise in C's that benefited
from the desperate call to the polls of Spanishism and the collapse of
the PP, failed to overcome the independence movement, this time, came
divided.
There
is no doubt that the president's political position from exile and the
limitations of all kinds that the Spanish courts put to the separatists
imprisoned for a month and a half like Oriol Junqueras had a marked
influence on the results.
Of
the prisoners in Spain were Oriol Junqueras, Joaquin Forn and Jordi
Sánchez and the exiles in Belgium Carles Puigdemont, Antoni Comín, Clara
Ponsatí and Meritxell Serret, in addition to the positions on parole on
bail.

From
Junts x Cat the Central Electoral Board was asked to "take the
necessary measures to ensure the right of all candidates to participate
in conditions of equality in the election campaign" since, says the JEC
itself, according to the Law Spanish Penitentiary General "the inmates
may exercise civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights,
without excluding the right to suffrage unless they are incompatible
with the fulfillment of their sentence", condemns that in this case does
not exist yet.
The
JEC is inhibited in favor of Judge Pablo Llarena with the private vote
against the president of the JEC, the magistrate Segundo Menéndez and
another magistrate who proposed to accept measures such as participating
with videos recorded in prison.
Judge
Llarena, who more than judge is sajorín because he must possess
properties to guess the future, on December 14, a week after the
electoral campaign began, he answers the requests of Jordi Sánchez and
Joaquim Forn, denying permission to leave yet guarded by the police to
participate in some campaign rally because "not only would they empower
the immediate mobilization impulse, but they can be used to cause the
riots to materialize in response to the institutional conformation
resulting from the elections", a ban add the one to hold in prison any
interview that is requested or connect to the internet in ample hours.
The
judge's order argues his decision that according to the European Court
of Human Rights "the rights of vote and eligibility are not absolute
rights" and, of course, the facts show that freedom does not constitute a
right when it is involved. Spanish justice.

All the candidates in prison or in exile were elected. On
January 17, with the absence of the exiles avoiding a challenge to the
TC, and after an extraordinary and lucid speech by the President of the
Bureau of Age, Ernest Maragall, who accepted - with the protest of C's
and the meager representation obtained by the PP- the delegation of vote
of the deputies prisoners, the definitive Table was chosen and the
positions of the same, where the deputy of ERC Roger Torrent was elect
to preside over the institution.

Here
begins another headache for Spanishism and new arbitrariness in the
performance of the powers of the State, but this is already part of
another chapter of this story.

Gomera on February 12, 2018.