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Market Economy: The Superrich Endanger Democracy (tags)

It is easy to influence politics with a lot of money, and civil society is often just a nuisance. In the US, this problem is everywhere, but Europe is catching up.

Right-wing Populism: A Wave of Nostalgia (tags)

For decades, western societies were marked by pluralization, individualization, and liberalization. Why are attitudes and pressures of society against these trends becoming dominant? Right-wing populism is anti-liberal.

The Driving Force of Global Inequality (tags)

Behind closed doors, a powerful industry has developed worldwide since the 1980s: tax avoidance. Taxes that are avoided must be compensated by higher taxation of households with lower incomes.

The World at Risk under Trump (tags)

The US president sounds like a warmonger. When will the inflammatory words trigger a nuclear chain reaction? The Roman emperor Caligula could help in understanding Trump. He allegedly awarded his horse a seat in the Senate

PHILIPPINES: 8,000 killings proof of policy to kill (tags)

Akbayan Partylist condemns President Rodrigo Duterte’s denial of his policy to kill under the War on Drugs.

Economic Stagnation and its Mastery (tags)

Corporate profits explode while investments stagnate.Social housing declines with privatization. According to neoliberal theory, higher profits lead to grater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to more use of tax havens and companies buying back their stock.

Polish citizens attacked by electromagnetic weapons - Opoen letter to European Commission (tags)

The Polish defense minister promised to establish a commission to investigate electromagnetic attacks on Polish citizens, then the defense ministry declared those attacks national security information

Democracy and the Uncanny Power of Money (tags)

Growing inequality is the greatest political problem of our time. Governments are often only actors or puppets of an anonymous regime for the benefit of the privileged where the interests of simple people do not count.

International Community Rallies to Protect a Monkey Species for the First Time in 30 Years (tags)

“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17”

38 Arguments Against TTIP (tags)

TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) agreement continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing int he profits of a few. The private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protection.

TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented (tags)

Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors "nonsense" that undermines democracy and the constitutional state.

Chernobyl + 30 (tags)

Thirty Years after the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, the disaster continues.

Tax Havens: Threat for Public Budgets (tags)

The common good is abused. The struggle against tax havens is a struggle for the rule of law and democracy. Apple, Google, Amazon, Boeing and GE shift tens of billions to tax havens. According to a 2013 article, one building in Delaware has 285,000 mailbox firms.

65 Economists Call for QE for People in the Eurozone (tags)

The campaign for Quantitative Easing for People is currently supported by 21 organizations and aims to redirect money created through the QE program to the real economy by either financing public investment spending in the eurozone or by distributing a citizens' dividend to all residents

Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)

In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waste of resources. States are weakened by tax cuts.

Time for a New Detente Policy (tags)

The past subordination under the US policy oriented to regime change and chaos in the Middle East must be ended. A diplomatic offensive to end the war in Syria on the path of negotiation with Russia is necessary. Since March 1999, NATO was expanded with a dozen countries.

TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

A mass demonstration is planned for Saturday October 10 in Berlin against the TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership. A parallel private ad hoc arbitration system is created where corporations can sue states for lost profitsLabor and environmental rules undermined

Pressure Gets Iceland to Backtrack (tags)

Israel

"No" Supporters Win in Greece: Now What? (tags)

Greece

Israel Hijacks Humanitarian Ship to Gaza in International Waters (tags)

Israel

TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest (tags)

TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO describes the TTIP as “secret tribunals” where only “foreign investors” can sue. Frank Bsirske of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty.

European Parliament Surrenders to Washington on Russia Policy (tags)

Russia

Russian Travel Blacklist: Critics Ignore Their Own Policies (tags)

Russia

Kiev Recognizes Ultranationalist Nazi Era Collaborators as Freedom Fighters (tags)

Ukraine

Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! (tags)

How scandalous that communities and states should lose sovereignty to corporations! In the TTIP, corporations can sue states for lost profits. Public interest legislation can be called a trade barrier or indirect expropriation.

Hypocritical and Hippocratic Economic Policy in Europe (tags)

The crisis is multilayered-a bank crisis, a crisis of wealth distribution and a misallocation of capital between long-term real investments and virtual financial investments.. The frugal Schwabian housewife is not a suitable model.

Proposed European Army: Good Idea or Bad? (tags)

anti-war

TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracyand the Public Interest (tags)

The controversial investment-protection agreement establishes a parallel justice giving security to all investors.. The states would be liable for compensation for any lower profits.. We all know our plane can only survive when we do everything for a sustainable economy.

TTIP: Redistribution of Power, not Free Trade (tags)

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) involves the redistribution of power away from the parliaments and to the executive and its unelected lobbyists. The TTIP does not involve freedom of trade.

PLO Security Council Statehood Bid (tags)

Palesrine

Ukraine: Fascist Dictatorship Masquerading As Democracy (tags)

Ukraine

Democratic v. Sham Elections (tags)

Ukraine

The Free Trade Trap (tags)

Political economies are calibrated to a form of economics oriented exclusively in competitiveness and high profits...The selling off of public services through the agreement on trade with services and the new edition of MAI were prevented because of social protest.

Memorandum 2014 (tags)

Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulation will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations and tax cuts for the super-rich lead to suffering and a revenue crisis.

TTIP Undermines the Constitutional State (tags)

TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a deregulation agreement, a great redistribution project benefiting mammoth corporations at the expense of women and the 99%. Loud protest caused the EU commission to suspend negotiation on the investor right to sue.

The Shortwave Report 06/27/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice Of Russia.

Justifying the Unjustifiable (tags)

Ukraine

Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)

“The state is consciously weakened to speed up the redistribution from bottom to top because that corresponds to the dogmas of the neoliberal ideology.” Our state was systematically weakened in the last 15 years by extensive tax cuts. I remember the lowering of the top income tax rate.

On National Democracy (tags)

The concept of National Democracy aims to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism.

Helmut Schmidt: Sanctions against Russia are a "Foolish Thing" (tags)

Schmidt considers the sanctions now imposed as a “foolish thing,” not as a sensible or appropriate reaction to the assimilation of the Crimea in the Russian Federation. Sharper sanctions should not be imposed. In his opinion that would be even greater nonsense.

Israel Steals Palestinian Resources (tags)

Israel

The Shortwave Report 03/07/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, and the Voice of Russia.

Cheerleading Ukrainian Fascism (tags)

Ukraine

Washington's Dirty Game (tags)

imperialism

Alternative Trade Mandate, 20pp (tags)

Trade needs a new vision and should serve the public interest, communities, farmers, workers and the poor, and not only corporate profit interests. Communities should have the right to food sovereignty and to protect themselves from the ravages of financial deregulation & GMOs.

The Shortwave Report 01/17/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, and Spanish National Radio.

Stop the TTIP - Elephants-Marriage! (tags)

TTIP Is old wine in new wineskins. Free trade- and investor-protection prescriptions from the 20th century according to the style of the WTO are not solutions for current challenges. A transatlantic partnership for social-ecological transformation would look very different.

Mass Surveillance Violates EU Law (tags)

spying

International Conference Against Fascism and Racism, Athens, Greece, October 5-6, 2013 (tags)

Anti-fascist organizers call an international conference to address the escalation of violence by neo-Nazi groups, such as Greece's Golden Dawn.

The Ideological Mantra "Competitiveness" (tags)

The policy that Merkel and Co. forced on the crisis countries has led to social catastrophes...The competition ideology has managed to establish the notion that generalized competition is the real human condition.

Financial War - How Banks and Bandits Endanger our Democracy (tags)

Political failure follows market failure. Participation in system criminality is without risk of prosecution. The financial crisis is not only a system failure. It was caused by human actions in the banking sector that are objectively punishable.

U.S. Companies Under Pressure to End Animal Tests as Europe Bans the Sale of Cosmetics Tes (tags)

The sale of cosmetics tested on animals is now banned in the European Union -- Animal Defenders International is working hard to make America follow in their footsteps.

Israeli President Peres calls for an Arab League-led invasion and occupation of Syria (tags)

Israeli President Shimon Peres has received a standing ovation at the European Parliament after delivering an extremely bellicose speech which demonised Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and called for an Arab League-led invasion and occupation of Syria.

The Khojalu “Genocide” Fabrication by Baku (tags)

Azerbaijan is waging a propaganda war to spread misinformation.

European parliament approves EU-Israel trade agreement/Letter of protest to mrs Ashton, EU (tags)

With the approval of the European Parliament of the ACCA trade agreement with Israel, the EU sets further steps in supporting Israel, despite its occupation, illegal settlements policy and warcrimes This and the EU international role of political, economical and military domination and exploitation of the Thirld World, the inhuman asylumpolicy, the wars in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Trojka starvation of the Greeks, makes the Nobelprize for Peace to the EU a mockery of Justice

Another Road for Europe (tags)

Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neoliberalism and finance. Along the road to another Europe, visions of change, protest and alternatives have to be woven into a common framework. Finance should be prevented from destroying the economy.

Is Western Condemnation of Cultural Destruction Reserved Exclusively for Enemies? (tags)

Djulfa’s destruction, like that of the Bamiyan Buddhas and Timbuktu shrines, merits widespread coverage, unwavering condemnation, and international liability, no matter who the perpetrator is.

Stealth Trade Agreement Secret Negotiations (tags)

police state

Bob Brown on Global Democracy and World Parliament (tags)

Bob Brown delivers the 3rd annual Green Oration

Murdering Khadar Adnan (tags)

Israel

Act Up Against ACTA (tags)

ACTA

ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA (tags)

Internet freedom

The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row --Supporters Demand Transfer (tags)

After being transferred from death row in December, Mumia was put in ‘the hole’ at SCI Mahanoy’s ‘Restrictive Housing Unit,’ where the conditions are actually more restrictive than when he was on death row. Supporters, including the National Lawyers Guild (for whom Mumia serves as Vice President) who has set up an online petition, are calling for his immediate transfer to general population, so that among other things, he will be able to touch his family for this first time in about 30 years.

Palestinian UN Membership Roulette (tags)

Palestine

Israel's Knesset Passes Boycott Prohibition Bill (tags)

Israeli fascism

Bilderberg Security Assaults EU Members of Parliament (tags)

During the secretive meeting of the globalist Bilderberg cabal, a member of the EU Committee on Civil Liberties was beaten and arrested by Bilderberg Security for attempting to gain entrance to the exclusionary meeting. The corporatist (ie., fascist) media in the U.S. has chosen to ignore this story entirely.

The Shortwave Report 04/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.

Planned Libya Invasion (tags)

war

Red Alert in Japan: An Unfolding Nuclear Catastrophe (tags)

nuclear disaster

War, Prisons, and Torture in the US & UK --An interview with Richard Haley (tags)

We launched "Stop Isolation" because the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is considering the appeals of four British citizens--Babar Ahmad, Syed Tahla Ahsan, Haroon Rashid Aswat, and Abu Hamza--against extradition to the US to face terrorism charges. The court's long-delayed judgment is expected in the next few months. It will be a landmark in the development of human rights law.

World Geopolitics and The Battle for the Mediterranean (tags)

"If one were to live in a city where the only form of employment was a coal mine and there was no means to leave the city then one would have no choice but to work at the coal mine. Control of labour movement is a cornerstone to the socio-economic objectives of the U.S., the E.U., the World Bank, and a league of associated international financial institutions (IFIs). By rendering work forces immobile in any given geographic locality the rights of employment choice and occupational alternatives are removed and a new form of monopoly is established — a forced acceptance of work on whole pools of individuals. Rising fuel prices are also adding to the erosion of mobility rights.??The security agenda behind controlling movements is heavily tied to economic objectives, as are the international disease scares like avian influenza (bird flu) and the swine flue that lock up human movement. Control of mobility in the oceans and international waters of the world is also part of this objective. The internationally illegal Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) was initiated by the U.S. government, with the support of the E.U., in 2003 as part of the “Global War on Terror.” The Proliferation Security Initiative is presented as a means to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), however it can be applied to bring about a hold over global maritime mobility. The strategy is a threat to international movement on the high seas and maritime trade. There is good reason why it is illegal under international law and the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.??Industrial De-location in the European Union and the Global Economic Crisis??This process of industrial de-location has already been underway in the E.U. for years, under which industries have been relocated to Eastern Europe and other global regions. Under this neo-liberal paradigm jobs and industries can gradually be removed from wealthier E.U. states to Southern Mediterranean nations, where cheap and immobile labour forces will be awaiting."

UK: SAVE THE SINGER GAMU NHENGU FROM BEING DEPORTED BACK TO ZIMBABWE (tags)

Gamu Nhengu, an 18-year-old promising singer from Zimbabwe who took part in this year’s edition of “X Factor” is in danger of being deported back to her home country. If she were to be deported back to Zimbabwe with her mother she would find herself in a society where women are discriminated against and humiliated – even more so, seeing that Gamu is young, pretty and by now famous.

Growing Thought Control in Israel (tags)

Israeli censorship

Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran and Israel Mental (tags)

"The Israeli elite miscalculated utterly, and no mad scramble to control the damage will undo the deed or erase its consequences. Like the South African apartheid regime of the time, and segregation in the U.S., Israel’s 60-plus-year-old policy of discrimination, oppression, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is finally being acknowledged worldwide as a moral obscenity that can no longer be tolerated."

Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet (tags)

Internet threatened

Easing Gaza's Siege: Bogus and Unacceptable (tags)

Israel's easing bogus

Wilson Center Desecrates Namesake’s Legacy, Violates Congressional Mandate (tags)

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th American president, is looking down in horror at what the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is doing in his name.

The Shortwave Report 04/02 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Global Greens stand with Rwandan Greens (tags)

The Global Greens today called for urgent and clear intervention by Rwandan President Paul Kagame to assure the democratic rights and security of the peaceful, democratic, green activists who participated in the Founding Congress of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) held on the 30th October 2009.

The Shortwave Report 07/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Mario Mauro must not be elected Pre (tags)

Mauro does not represent the values expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, he is a promoter of homophobic and xenophobic ideologies and challenges European civil and democratic achievements.

Amnesty International Holds Vigil for Troy Davis in Downtown L.A.. (tags)

Global Day Of Action For Georgia Death Row Inmate

Racism in Italy. Mario Mauro must not be elected President of the European Parliament (tags)

Mario Mauro does not represent the values expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, he is a promoter of homophobic and xenophobic ideologies and challenges European civil and democratic achievements

GLBT REFUGEES. SAVE JOHN BOSCO NYOMBI (tags)

REFUGEES/UNITED KINGDOM: EUROPE MUST SAVE JOHN BOSCO NYOMBI, A UGANDAN GAY MAN PERSECUTED. A BRITISH COURT JUDGE HAS FORBIDDEN THE CIRCULATION OF HIS NAME, TO AVOID FURTHER PUBLICITY ON THE CASE. “EVERYONE GROUP’ PROTESTS: “ONLY TOTALITARIAN REGIMES CANCEL OUT THE IDENTITIES OF PERSECUTED PEOPLE. TO ACT AGAINST ABUSE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT INTERNATIONAL OPINION KNOWS THE REFUGEES’ NAMES”.

AI, EU Community Calls for Probe and End of Political Killings (tags)

Lawmakers of the European Union (EU) and the human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) have again urged the government to put an end to political killings. At the same time, Ambassador Alistair MacDonald of the European Commission condemned on Monday the abduction and murder early this month of Rebelyn Pitao, daughter of New People’s Army commander Leoncio Pitao.

Racism in Italy: urgent action! (tags)

The Italian institutions have approved with an emergency decree the presence of anti-Roma and anti-foreigner patrols, the filing of the homeless and ghetto-camps. The “security package” encourages doctors to report “illegal” immigrants. In the meantime ten Tunisian refugees awaiting deportation have attempted suicide on Lampedusa. EveryOne Group: “The “Padane” patrols are the equivalent of the Blackshirts whose aim is racial persecution. Extreme Right ideology prompted by racial hatred triumphs, while we are amazed at the insubstantiality of the protests coming from the democratic parties against such injustice. It is no longer a matter of politics, it is endless horror that mainly affects women, children and the most vulnerable. Urgent and determined intervention from the international institutions has now become necessary”. others have been sentenced. Many cases of ill-treatment have been reported in Monza, Lecco, Varese and in other cities in northern Italy: cases of torture, rape and the stealing from young Roma of money obtained from begging. Two “patrols” who carry out these crimes are known as the “Company of Death” (who wear green shirts) and the “Barboso Gang” (who according to the victims wear police uniforms). Officially founded in 1990, the Padane patrols follow the philosophy contained in the slogan coined by the Leghista Mario Borghezio: “Sticks against immigration”. Three years later Gianfranco Miglio, the ideologist of the Northern League and supporter of the anti-immigrant patrols, stated that “Lynching is the highest form of justice”.The associations defending the rights of the Roma people and immigrants have received dozens of reports of abuse carried out by these patrols. Often these patrols are copied by groups of racists – such as GAPE in Tuscany – who have been the protagonists of attacks in which Roma citizens have died a terrible death: we remember the fire of Livorno in which four young children perished.Since the emergency decree was approved, parties and racist groups have started to recruit members. There is a real danger that the 176,000 Italian racists active with violent slogans and statements against the Roma people on Facebook – only a part of the Italian xenophobic and Neo-Nazi movement – will join the patrols in order to carry out these “authorized” ethnic purges.Before the accusations of the victims, the militia will be covered by the institutions, and their testimonies will be considered on the same level as those of “public officials”. The decree has also cancelled out the law that says doctors do not have to report the immigrants who turn to them for health treatment, and it asks hospitals and clinics to report “illegal” immigrants - in violation of the Hippocratic Oath. The renewal of the foreigners’ residence permit will now cost up to 200 euros: an exorbitant sum that will hit already discriminated against immigrants, people who are often already reduced to slavery by the power Italian law grants their employers. While the Senate was approving the racist package, in Lampedusa a group of Tunisian refugees faced with deportation attempted suicide by hanging themselves with their own clothes. As for the running of the Roma settlements, Milan has officialized the new “security package” which transforms every camp into an authentic “closed” ghetto with 24-hour police surveillance, and where Roma citizens are deprived of any rights. Deputy mayor, De Corato, after confirming with satisfaction the responsibility of the Milanese authorities in the humanitarian tragedy of the “clearance of over 100 camps, some of which of large dimensions” has announced for 2009 “the demolition of squatter buildings and settlements in private areas” and “more rigid regulations” against the Roma community. We must emphasise that in the city of Milan alone, there have been hundreds of episodes of violence against women from the Roma ethnic group. They have often been thrown out onto the street on their own (or with small children) following camp clearances while their men, who could have protected them, were taken off to police HQ to have their documents checked. “We are asking the EU and UN institutions, the democratic nations and the human rights organizations to join us in our campaign against the persecution of the Roma people and immigrants in Italy”, say the worried leaders of EveryOne Group, Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau. “After the ethnic purge that wiped out or forced the majority of Roma to flee Italy, after the countless violations of human rights and tragic violence, Italy is now taking the European Union back to the times of the Brownshirts, the ghettoes and collaborationism.It has become necessary to take up a position of responsibility and intervene with determination to prevent these intolerant and uncivil measures being spread in the form of ideologies and “infecting” other Members States. The recent past has taught us that resolutions and warnings have had no effect, while the directives have been constantly sidestepped or ignored, and gone unpunished. Inertia is dangerous, and the presence of racist and xenophobic leaders in the European Parliament itself (even on the Civil Liberties Committee), and the re-emergence of intolerant and anti-Semitic ideologies, is symptomatic of a phenomenon that causes anguish and offers, instead of a Europe of human rights, the most sinister of ghosts”. Contact: info@everyonegroup.com www.everyonegroup.com (+39) 334 3449180 - 3313585406 - 334-8429527

Racism in Italy. The hunt has begun (tags)

Increased incidents of racism and xenophobia, some of them characterized by unprecedented violence"

Israel Killed Everything but the Will to Resist (tags)

Palestinians are unbowed.

FLORENCE, ITALY. THE MUNICIPAL POLICE SNATCH BLANKETS FROM THE ROMA SLEEPING OUTSIDE (tags)

FLORENCE, AT THREE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING THE MUNICIPAL POLICE SNATCH BLANKETS FROM THE ROMA SLEEPING NEAR THE STATION AND SEND THEM TO BE DESTROYED: “SLEEP ON CARDBOARD INSTEAD!”

UE,Mexico,CIA,Avion De Rendicion,Estados Unidos Departamento de'Homeland Security' (tags)

Ciudad de México.- Un avión con matrícula de Estados Unidos, en el que fueron encontrados en México casi cuatro toneladas de cocaína, fue vinculado por la prensa con la CIA y con el traslado ilegal de presos de Al Qaeda a distintos campos de detención en el mundo. - DPA

New revelations on CIA drug planes (tags)

The largest and most respected Mexico City newspaper El Universal reports that it has obtained documents from the United States and the European Parliament which "show that the plane flew several times to Guantanamo, Cuba, presumably to transfer terrorism suspects." It said the European Parliament was investigating the private Grumman Gulfstream II, registered by the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, for suspected use in CIA “drug transport and rendition” flights in which prisoners are covertly transferred to a third country or US-run detention centers outside of the USA.

Gaza Under Siege (tags)

Continuation of one of the world's greatest crimes.

Tribunal of opinion (tags)

Human rights violation in colombia as a state crime

Dear Europe: video-appeal of a young Roma girl (Racism in Italy) (tags)

Her name is Rebecca and she is a 12-year-old Roma artist who is being brutally persecuted in Italy in spite of her winning the UNICEF 2008 Prize for “Art and Interculture”.

Casilino 900: urgent appeal against the persecution of the Roma in Italy (tags)

The persecution of the Rroms (Roma) in Italy: EveryOne Group and the Committee for the Rights of the Roma of Casilino 900 have launched an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights following a serious humanitarian emergency at the Casilino 900 camp, in Rome.

Week of Truth - April 16 - April 22, 2008 (tags)

There is a concerted effort underway to break 9/11 Truth into the National Dialogue by pushing a novel- The Shell Game to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list.

Hothead McCain (tags)

Wouldn't it be nice, for once, to hear a politician not so removed from Reality saying "There will be peace" ... ? Be wary of Electronic Vote-rigging ... And get those "Neo-Conservative" War Criminals behind bars and away from the halls of power.

Queer. EveryOne Group: Mehdi Kazemi is safe! (tags)

EVERYONE GROUP CELEBRATES WITH ITS ALLIES AND

EveryOne Group: Mehdi Kazemi is face! (tags)

EVERYONE GROUP CELEBRATES WITH ITS ALLIES AND ANNOUNCES NEW HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNS

Gypsies in Italy: a disperate appeal (tags)

EveryOne Group and other human rights associations are launching a desperate appeal to the international institutions asking them not to ignore the effects of a vast and ruthless racist campaign.

Rroms in Turkey: Int'l voice raised for SULUKULE (EveryOne Group) (tags)

Since November 2007, when Istanbul began its large-scale project of urban transformation, Sulukule, old and legendary neighborhood of Istanbul famous for its Roma population, has received its share of attention. Moving the Roma community to a new district is being advocated by an Italy-based social activist association

PETITION FOR THE LIVES OF TWO IRANIAN GAY GUYS: HAMZEH AND LOGHMAN - AT RISK OF DEATH (tags)

Petition for the lives of Hamzeh and Loghman: two young gay men who are in love and who risk the death sentence in Iran. And let's not forget Pegah: the United Kingdom could still hand her over to the executioner.

Racism: Italy reported to the United Nations... (tags)

CERD will have to ascertain the violations of articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.” Italy, in fact, is accused of carrying out a series of measures, both on a national level and on a local level, aimed at hitting the Rrom and Sinti communities on Italian territory - from the 14 security packages to the emergency expulsion decree for EU citizens put forward by Giuliano Amato. The International Criminal Court of the Hague will evaluate the actions carried out by the Italian institutions against the Rroma to determine whether – and to what extent – any crimes against humanity were committed.

Christmas message 2007:Against war,racism,poverty and exclusion ''illegals'' (tags)

Contrary the hypocrisy of the traditional Christmas-celebrations and the consumption-hysteria, the message is to work for peace, against racism and exclusion of ''illegals'' To say it shortly: the advancement of human rights, without distinction

The young Iranian Makwan Moloudzadeh sentenced to death. Urgent Campaign (tags)

PRESS RELEASE December 4, 2007 IRAN, YOUNG GAY MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH. EVERYONE GROUP: “WE ONLY HAVE A FEW HOURS TO SAVE MAKWAN’S LIFE”

Gypsy in Italy: European Resolution against racism (tags)

EveryOne Group SENT TO THE EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY LAST SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, WITH THE SUPPORT OF EXPONENTS FROM THE ITALIAN RADICAL PARTY, A DOCUMENT/MOTION APPEALING FOR A STOP TO THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE GYPSY POPULATION IN ITALY. ON NOVEMBER 15 THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PUBLISHED THE RESOLUTION ON THE APPLICATION OF DIRECTIVE 2004/38/CE, “ANSWERING” ALL THE POINTS LISTED BY EVERYONE

Mexico,CIA,Guantanamo Rendition Plane, Cocaine, Homeland 'Security' (tags)

''Increasing suspicion even more was the suggestion, in a report of a committee of the European Parliament, that in addition to having been used in drug trafficking the Gulfstream II had flown CIA rendition flights to Guantanamo.'' - Daniel Hopsicker , www.madcowprod.com

UN First Committee Passes DU Resolution in Landslide Vote (tags)

US University report: "In a group of 251 soldiers in one study group in Mississippi, all of whom had normally birthed babies prior to their participation in either of the two (Persian) Gulf Wars, sixty-seven percent of their post-war offspring were born with severe deformities."

Beytushebab Massacre: Lies and Crimes of Turkish Militarists (tags)

On September 29th, Turkish news agencies informed the Turkish and world public about a so-called PKK attack in which 12 people of Kurdish origin (7 of whom were Village Guards working for the “security” forces) were said to have lost their lives. They were mowed down in their minibus near the village of Hemkan attached to Beytushebab town of Shirnak province neighboring Iraq.

Gypsy children murdered in Italy: Petition (tags)

The EveryOne Group and the ?Amici degli Angeli? are asking concerned for the immediate release of the parents of the young victims, as well as immediate assistance, starting with a home and state benefit. The groups also request an all-out inquiry against GAPE, a gang of racist murderers, who are responsible for this monstrous crime.

jorge slobbering over nukes (tags)

the stupid fundamentalist freak and nwo toady jorge bush arbusto is getting ready to use the nukes in an attempt to extricate himself and his cronies from public demands for an accounting....

Middle East Madness (tags)

The enormous risks of a widened war in the Middle East

Progressive FIlipinos Welcomes US Senate Spending Bill (tags)

Progressive Filipino groups from whose ranks most of the victims of extrajudicial killings have come welcomed the action of the United States Senate appropriations committee prohibiting the use of US military aid against Filipino civilians. The U.S Senate in its version of the Foreign Operations Spending Bill it approved last week, the committee instructed the US Secretary of State to monitor US military assistance to the Philippines so that they won’t be “misused by units of the security forces…against civilians, including civilians who are members of political opposition parties and human rights groups.”

Imperial Multilateralism in Crisis (tags)

For half a millenium, the West-first Spain and Portugal, then England and lastly the US-ruled the world. This position is now seriously put in question by the newcomers.. In reality the IMF and the World Bank are dominated by the US.

"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)

Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims

Report on ECHELON Surveillance System (tags)

This is a 2001 document from the European Parliament, who undertook a relatively independent investigation of the ECHELON surveillance system — bizarrely, many people continue to dismiss this as a mere conspiracy theory. Then again, many people are Mormons. This report is solid gold for anyone looking to understand the precise mechanics and methodology behind global interception of electronic communication. It goes into a great amount of detail and will prove invaluable to serious researchers.

The Shortwave Report 1/26/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Russia, China, and Cuba.

NAACP Says Mumia Abu-Jamal's Trial was Racist (tags)

“The blacks from the low income areas are less likely to convict. There's a resentment for law enforcement and a resentment for authority....you don't want those people on your jury, let's face it.”

Uprising Radio on Mumia Abu-Jamal after 25 years (tags)

Uprising Radio: 25th anniversary of Mumia’s Arrest http://uprisingradio.org/home/?p=987 GUEST: Hans Bennett, Philadelphia based photo-journalist who has been documenting the free-Mumia movement. View his new series on Mumia published in the weeks leading up to December 9: http://hbjournalist1.googlepages.com/ms

Is Honoring Mumia a Crime? by Hans Bennett (tags)

ARTICLE: Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee files criminal charges against French cities supporting black death-row prisoner. WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the first article to be featured on writer Hans Bennett's new INSUBORDINATION photo-journalism website www.insubordination.blogspot.com

The Financial Crisis of the IMF (tags)

The IMF is an extremely undemocratic system. Instead of one country-one vote, the good capitalist principle one dollar-one vote was in effect from the beginning. Whoever paid most had the most votes and the greatest influence.

EU will provide airline data to US (tags)

English Police State to sleep with the U.S. Police State

PHILIPPINES: The Killings Must Stop (tags)

This is a Statement by European Church and Civil Society Organisations regarding the recent upsurge of political killings in the Philippines.

Nuclear Holocaust and The Politics of Radiation (tags)

This event featured three speakers: Doug Rokke, a Vietnam and Gulf War I Veteran and the Army's expert on depleted uranium; Leuren Moret, a whistle-blower from Livermore National Laboratory, expert lecturer on the health effects of depleted uranium; and Veteran Staff Sergeant Dennis Kyne who served as an Army medic during Gulf War I. Because they speak out about depleted uranium (DU), all three of these people are constantly harassed by the US government and its agents. Both Rokke and Kyne are in extremely serious medical condition because of their exposure to depleted uranium and other toxicants that the military tells our valiant warriors are safe. You may listen to all three lectures on Mindfully.org by clicking on the appropriate link below. Rokke's and Moret's have been transcribed. If you have time, please help us by transcribing Dennis Kyne's lecture and we will post it.

Counter-resolution Ddefends Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Following last week's visit from Julia Wright and other French delegates in defense of Rue Mumia, Pam Africa and other supporters wrote their own Philadelphia City Council Resolution to counter the previous one condemning French support for Mumia and presented it at the Philadelphia City Council opening session on Thursday, September 14.

Diabetes Epidemic in Europe (tags)

US Radiation Wars Thought To Be Cause

EU members want to ban Iranian president from World Cup (tags)

EU members want to ban Iranian president from World Cup

Depleted Uranium Contaminates Europe - Evidence Was Hidden By Halliburton (tags)

....estimated that the atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs has been released into the global atmosphere since 1991, from the use of depleted uranium munitions.

DU Contaminates Europe - Halliburton Hid Evidence (tags)

Death in the Air

Calls for Dialogue in the Iran Crisis (tags)

Renunciation on force and non-aggression guarantees are crucial for de-activating the crisis along with convening a UN mediation commission. All military options must be excluded.

EXCERPTS: BIO DATA/REVOL. LIVES (tags)

Look there is one reason and one reason only they're killin' Took....If he played their game - just wrote kidz books, he'd be alive at 12:05...But he dedicated his book to Angela Davis, Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Dhoruba, George Jackson, John Africa and Ramona Africa... And the Terminator sez that's why Took's goin t die - said it straight out in his statement why he was goin t kill him.... Took's not dyin because he failed to so-called reform.... He's dyin because he WOKE UP spiritually and politically.... There is nothin more dangerous to the white than someone like that.

"The Days of the US Empire are Numbered" (tags)

"I love the US but I hate the American empire.. The US cou9ld escape a sudden downfall if it recognizes economic equality, appears as one country among others and abandons its military presence in the 140 countries where it presently stations troops.:"

29 day of hunger strike for Turkish conscientious objector in military jail (tags)

Turkish gay conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan, now on 29th day of hunger strike in military prison, after being sentenced to four years for refusing to serve

UN-banned weapon system can trigger hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis (tags)

The UN has banned it. It's reported to be in the arsenal of several nations, including the U.S. It's reported to be OPERATIONAL. What are we going to do about this weapon system? And did it play a role in creating Hurricane Katrina or in steering her along her murderous path?

US Refugees: Persecuted at Home, Discriminated Against Abroad? (tags)

As part of what some see as the 'War Against Dissent', a decision by Canadian immigration officials on the political asylum application of US soldier and war-resister Jeremy Hinzman was made March 25th, his application denied. But beyond war issues, sometimes extraordinary events can occur within the US, life threatening events. Has so-called 'realpolitik' now effectively denied Americans the right to asylum, regardless of their claim's legitimacy. And there have been legitimate cases, including one based upon torture and attempted murder, not war.

Thurs. 3/31 7pm: Brother of Slain Spanish Journalist Jose Couso Joins Amy Goodman in LA (tags)

An Evening with Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist, host of Democracy Now! and author of the best-selling book, The Exception to the Rulers. Joined by Javier Cosou, brother of Spanish Journalist killed at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq

Caravan for Palestine : Call for the organization of local comittees (tags)

A great and ambitious project is under construction in France. A caravan constituted by more than 100 vehicles will leave Strasbourg (seat of the European Parliament) on July 4, 2005 and will reach Jerusalem on July 19. 75 persons (about 20 vehicles) are already registered for the journey, whose route passes through great cities like: Geneva, Bologna, Ancona, Patras, Athens, Thessalonica, Istanbul, Ankara, Damas and Amman…

CHEMTRAILS finally explained...it's true, they're real (tags)

At long last, I've found an article to explains CHEMTRAILS and the reasoning behind them. It's well worth the time spent in reading this lengthy article to become apprised as to what in the hell is really going on..... Aerosol and Electromagnetic Weapons in the Age of Nuclear War by Amy Worthington

Peace and Freedom Party picks Leonard Peltier for President (tags)

Delegates to the Peace and Freedom Party convention, July 31, selected Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier as their presidential candidate for 2004.

Peace and Freedom Party picks Peltier for President/Nader now off CA ballot! (tags)

The July 31st Peace and Freedom Party convention turned its back on Ralph Nader and instead nominated as its presidential candidate, political prisoner Leonard Peltier, who is serving a life sentence for the alleged killing of two FBI agents at Wounded Knee in 1975.

European Parliament 2004 elections and new constitution (tags)

The European Parliament elections, held June 10-13, showed a strong trend among voters against ruling parties that sided with Bush's war on Iraq, as well as those that have been imposing pro-business economic policies, as in Germany and France.

European Parliament 2004 elections results: Throw the Bums Out! (tags)

The European Parliament elections, held June 10-13, showed a strong trend among voters against ruling parties that sided with Bush's war on Iraq, as well as those that have been imposing pro-business economic policies, as in Germany and France.

THE SUMMER OF TERROR 2004 (tags)

The criminals who got away with 9/11 are planning more far larger scale attacks.

A bad day for 'Baby Bush' (tags)

Colombian President Uribe was dealt a diplomatic rebuff from the European Parliament when he arrived on 10th February after a controversial invite from the Socialist Group of MEPs. Campaigners had expressed deep concern at his imminent arrival in the wake of the Colombian government’s branding of human rights defenders as "terrorists".

Madrid Atrocities:Who is responsible? (tags)

NO TO TERRORISM-STATE OR INDIVIDUAL

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 27th Updates (tags)

1. Iraqi Resistance Communique 2.Iraqi Resistance Report for events from Monday 22 December through Wednesday, 24 December 2003. 3.Boycott Coca- Cola.. Buy Quibla Cola 4.Appeal to UN/ Solidarity with the Fedayeen Attacks Sent to the Iraq Resistance Solidarity Network 5.German Stand with Efforts to Fund the Iraqi Resistance!!! 6. Resistance Committee in France Stand with the People of Iraq Against Occupation! 7.In Defense of the Intifada: Discussion in the Real Objectives of the International Solidarity Movement

Ritt Goldstein: A Police State Rising? (tags)

Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein's chronicle on the rise and ramifications of police power...from both journalistic and deeply personal perspectives.

Greenhouse gas 'plan B' gaining support (tags)

While the Contraction & Convergence model seems anathema to countries like the US, which would have to buy large numbers of pollution credits in the early years. But it does meet most of the criticisms made by the Bush administration of the Kyoto protocol.

Why Being Anti-War Means Being Anti-Imperialist By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

It isn't enough to simply say, "Bring the Troops Home", as some have said. For to do so only means, 'bring them home today, to unleash them on some other unsuspecting people tomorrow.'

Why the ''Free Market'' despises Open Source software (tags)

The Micorsoft's assualt on open source is like the WTO "free trade" conflict -- a massively subsidised, genetically modified, machinery and chemical-warfare wielding colossus at war with a tiny malnourished day labourer armed with a mattock.

40 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

It's been 40 long years since the much-heralded "March on Washington." Almost 1/2 a century -- and what is our condition today?

URGENT: MUMIA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW! (tags)

Mumia Abu-Jamal in bad health.

Berlusconi Nazi Comment Triggers Outrage (tags)

German socialist Martin Schulz referred to Berlusconi's use of an Italian immunity law to sidestep bribery charges in a Milan court. "In Italy, they are making a movie on Nazi concentration camps," Berlusconi snapped back. "I will propose you for the role of capo,"

Lebanese groups issue human rights warnings against Syria (tags)

Three human rights groups issued a joint communique stating that Syrian authorities continue to deny the imprisonment of Lebanese citizens, despite the findings of several international organizations. Now they fear Syria may be hiding mass graves...

EU ratifies UN Biosafety Proposal (tags)

"The protocol lets countries ban imports of a genetically-modified product if they feel there is not enough scientific evidence the product is safe and requires exporters to label shipments containing genetically-altered commodties such as corn or cotton."

The Sweet Taste of Death (tags)

Aspartame is also the reason for the epidemic of obesity as its a neurotoxic drug that makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. (See protest of National Soft Drink Association on www.dorway.com). It is also makes the liver so toxic as it embalms you (Trocho Study, l998), that its hard to even lose weight.

SIMONE! By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

"She sang songs with bite, and grit, and pride and longing... and rage. Deep, down, boneset rage, at how cheaply life was lived for Africans in America. "

Mumia’s Life Is Not Safe! (tags)

Racist Governor Ed Randell Promises The Execution Of Mumia Abu-Jamal

EU Calls For Investigation Of Aspartame And Stevia (tags)

Pretty poison. The taste that kills. Aspartame is neither safe nor a diet "sweetener". "It is not a diet product but a drug that makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight."

Boycotts Brew as Baghdad Burns (tags)

Don't let your money flow freely and ignorantly into the pockets of those whose actions you oppose. Find out more about the Global Boycott for Peace.

Investigaciones de Movimientos Populares en Sud America (tags)

(English Follows) Desarollamos soluciones de igualidad y sustenabilidad – y protegemos soluciones reales.Es importante tomar nota de esta lucha historica en Sud America y lo compartir con companeros y amigos de los pobres en todo el mundo.

AUSTRALIA +World NOWAR-round-up: Largest coordinated anti-war protest in history (tags)

Altogether 1 MILLION Australians marched against the oil war on Iraq and for bringing the troops home. This is a comprehensive preliminary round-up of the anti-war demonstrations that broke records in all bigger Australian cities, plus the world-wide coverage that will be printed in this weeks Green Left Weekly, Australia's largest indypendent and radical weekly newspaper.

Dr. Nick Begich Lecture -- HAARP, Emerging Tech., Non-Lethal Weapons (tags)

Dr. Nick Begich Lecture -- HAARP, Emerging Tech., Non-Lethal Weapons, a serious warning from this scientific researcher. -- a must listen for anyone following the US. Military

“US Foreign Policy and Iraq: Making the Case for Peace” (tags)

Phyllis Bennis, an expert on Iraq, will speak in a public forum on Saturday, 10/19 in Pasadena. After her presentation, “US Foreign Policy and Iraq: Making the Case for Peace”, there will be a teach-in and book signing.

COLOMBIA IS LIKE VIETNAM (tags)

Many years passed before the great majority took notice that the revolutionaries of Vietnam fought for all humanity. One day something similar will happen with the FARC. The real enemy is the same. In another context, the women and men of the guerrilla movement of comandante Manuel Marulanda find themselves involved in a struggle that transcends the tragic Colombian scene. Resisting, they fight also for humanity.

ABOUT RITT GOLDSTEIN (tags)

Ritt Goldstein broke the stories on TIPS and the Administration's internment camps. Here's some background regarding him and an easy way to find more.

Not William Bratton for LAPD (tags)

I am aware of the fact that the Metropolitan Police of Caracas have a black history for many years in violations of human rights. It is worth stressing that for almost two years the Metropolitan Police agents have been trained by United States agents belonging to the Bratton Group (headed by former New York and Boston police commissioner William Bratton). This "security" corps acts under the command of Mayor Alfredo Peña, who is a bitter opponent of the Chávez government and the social reforms that this government has implemented.

BUSH REGIME TO USE 4% OF US POPULATION TO SPY ON THE OTHER 96% (tags)

The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police. The program would use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report "suspicious activity".

THE PENAL COLONIES (tags)

The Gaza strip is a perfect realization of the Israeli vision of "separation". Surrounded with electric fences and army posts, completely sealed off the outside world, Gaza has become a huge prison. About one-third of its land was confiscated for the 7,000 Israeli settlers living there (and their defense array), while over a million Palestinians are crowded in the remaining areas of the prison. Now Israel is considering the imprisonment there of families of suicide bombers from the West Bank.

OUR ISRAELI DAUGHTER'S DEATH IS ISRAEL'S FAULT (tags)

Our daughter's death by suicide bomber is a result of the terror of Israel's occupation. A BIG red "Free Palestine" sticker has prominent place on the Elhanan family's front door. This is not a Palestinian house in the occupied territories.

Arizona Burns, Chemtrail Complicity, Harrp Is Suspect (tags)

"... the goal is to learn how to manipulate the ionosphere on a more grand scale than the the Soviet Union could do with its similar facilities. HAARP would be the largest ionospheric heater in the world...

ISRAELI NUCLEAR BLACKMAIL ; THE ROOT OF FURTHER EVIL ? (tags)

The real problem is the fact that the Israeli government is telling the whole world, including the United Nations to go to a place where it's much hotter then where most of us are.

EU-Summit Brussels - Repression takes Promising Start : 50 arrested judicially ! (tags)

Reposting from Indymedia UK

The Dominion of Death (tags)

The article below was written by Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan, a long-time Israeli peace activist and recent winner of a peace award from the European Parliament. Nurit was the mother of Smadar Elhanan, 13 years old when she was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem in September 1997.

The Shortwave Report 10/26/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- 13.8MB broadcast/ 3.4MBstreaming/quickdownload. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Times and freqs for listening at home. Spain, Germany, China, Netherlands, Cuba.

Freedom Fest for Mumia (tags)

Freedom Fest for Mumia - Saturday, September 15, 2001, noon - 6p.m., Lemeirt Park

The Shortwave Report 6/29/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute weekly review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. Free to rebroadcast. This week- Netherlands, Cuba, Germany, Russia, and Spain. 13.7MB

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