27 November 2012

Amazing what they get away with, isn't it.....

Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?

Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?

Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?

Answer: Israel .

Question: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?

Answer: Israel .

Question: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?

Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?

Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East created millions of refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?

Answer: Israel .

This has got to be forwarded …

1 November 2012

Amnesty International censures Bahrain over ban on protests

Amnesty International has censured the Bahraini regime over its decision to ban all demonstrations and public gatherings across the country.

The London-based organization said on Wednesday that “law enforcement officials must act to protect peaceful protesters” and that the “authorities cannot simply declare a blanket prohibition on all protests.”

Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said in a statement on October 30 that it would ban all protest and gatherings, describing anti-regime demonstrations as repeated abuse of the rights to freedom of speech and expression.

Amnesty also stated that the Manama regime’s decision invalidates the rights to freedom of association, expression and assembly.

Imam Khamenei: Americans Enslaved to Zionist Regime

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the US administration as the most hated government in the world, saying that the White House has enslaved the American nation to Zionists.

Addressing a large crowd of Iranian students on Wednesday, the leader noted, "It is a great shame that the US presidential candidates compete with each other in their debates to show their devotion to the Zionists and have made their nation their slave."

Calling the US administration as the most hated one in the entire world, Ayatollah Khamenei reminded the US administration's allegation about war on terror, and said the White House has fallen so deep that "it has become an ally of MKO terrorist group, even renders support to the terrorist Monafeqin (hypocrites as usually referred in Iran) and removed it from its blacklist."

14 November 2010

100,000 march against social service cuts

Around 100,000 people took to the streets in cities across Germany on Saturday to demonstrate against cuts in social services, according to the German federation of trade unions, (DGB).

Police counted around 30,000 demonstrators in Nuremberg, at least as many in Stuttgart and more thousands in Erfurt and Dortmund.

They were calling for the provision or maintenance of a raft of social provisions including fair wages, a solidarity-based healthcare system, strong public services, abandonment of the increase in retirement age to 67 and better education.

“People are currently having to bear the consequences of the crisis in the financial markets, with tax increases, job losses and cuts in social services. That has nothing to do with fairness,” said Berthold Huber, national chairman of the IG Metall trade union speaking in Stuttgart.

Fire kills seven at migrants' residence in France

PARIS (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and more than one hundred injured in a fire at a residence for immigrant workers in the French city of Dijon late Saturday, city authorities said.

The fire began in a dustbin on the ground floor of the nine-storey building, the mayor's office said Sunday.

"The winds were unfavourable, blowing the flames against the wall of the building," an official at the mayor's office said.

Some of the victims suffered smoke inhalation and others were injured trying to escape, with some jumping out of windows. Four were in a critical condition.

The residence, in the Fontaine d'Ouche area of the city, is owned by housing operator Adoma and can accommodate 180 residents. At the time of the fire, 141 people were inside the building. Twenty-one children were among the injured.

13 November 2010

Violent clashes in Dublin

WSM condemns police violence against students

WSM has released a press statement condemning the Garda attacks on student protesters in Dublin today during which many students were injured by Garda batons. 

 We say that we need to stand together in this period of attack on our quality of life and futures. What is clear today that like elsewhere around Europe and the rest of the world, police repression will be used by the state to try an make our movements for social justice and equality fearful and less open and effective.
For an account of the protests as they happened with videos see Riot police attack students after they storm Department of Finance in Dublin