Supporters of the ERT workers’ occupation rally outside the headquarters in Athens (Panos Petrou)
By Panos Petrou
The resistance to austerity and social crisis in Greece has united behind a workers’ occupation of the state TV and radio station ERT after the government — for the first time since Greece was ruled by a military junta–tried to shut down the broadcaster. For more than a week, thousands of people have gathered on the grounds of the ERT headquarters to defend the occupiers from an assault by riot police.
Syntagma Square protest demonstration 29/4/2012
Posted on Μαΐου 3, 2012 by epamaegina
The protest demonstration at Syntagma square against the chemical aerial spraying was held successfully. Members of the Attica action group and dozens of aware citizens turned out, distributed leaflets and spoke with the public, who showed interest in this huge problem of chemical aerial spraying.
Among the speakers at the demonstration were the distinguished scientist, the chemist Dr. Nikos Katsaros, researcher at “Demokritos”, and the well-known activist against chemtrails Wayne Hall, who on the basis of their knowledge and experience analysed the chemtrails phenomenon for the audience.
By Mara Kern
For daring to expose the truth about genocide of Serbs and humanity by poisons sprayed from the planes, the truth about illegal growth and trade with GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in our country, Nikola Aleksić, the leader of Serbian ecologist is facing dire difficulties, and is requesting donations.
While on his way to the press conference in Belgrade, they tried to kill him, and this was not the first attempt to do so.
Monsanto sued him through its exclusive partner in Serbia for exposing the truth about GMOs, threatening to deprive him and his family of their flat as a means of lawsuit compensation with the help of corrupted courts in Serbia.
Posted in Censorship, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Geoengineering, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Region: Europe, Resistance, Weather Modification
Tagged assassination politics, biotechnology, free speech, Genetically Engineered Food, geoengineering, Monsanto, nikola aleksic, Novi Sad, Serbia, Serbia Ecological Movement
EU beekeepers gain in genetic contamination case
By Rady Ananda
On Sept. 6, the European Union’s top court paved the way for farmers and beekeepers to recoup losses when their crops or honey become genetically contaminated from neighboring GM fields.
The European Court of Justice ruled that all food products containing GMOs – whether intentional or not – must undergo an approval process.
This marks a much stricter view than that being pushed by European Union Commissioner for health and consumer affairs, John Dalli, who wants no regulation of foods genetically contaminated “by accident,” a ludicrous idea given that coexistence ensures genetic contamination.
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Region: Europe
Tagged Monsanto, Organic, gmo, Environment, EU, MON 810, biotechnology, genetically modified crops, Genetically Engineered Food, genetic contamination, BASF, apiculture, courts - justice system, amflora, beekeeping, biotech foods, Diana Banati, europe, European Court of Justice, gmo honey, gmo label laws, Jirí Ruprich, John Dalli, Karl Heinz Bablok, Matthias Horst, Milan Kovác, Piet Vanthemsche
- Mitch Winehouse Posing With Wax Figurine of Daughter
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” — Bob Marley
As a child who grew up in one of the many flavors of household, “dysfunction,” I can report emphatically that children always believe their parents are worth suffering for, over, about and instead of. And, sadly, Amy Jade Winehouse was, probably unbeknownst to her, a victim of this particular scourge of western civilization, the cliché of the “dysfunctional family.”
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Healthcare, Human Relationships, Region: Europe, Women
Tagged class war, economy, genocide, Healthcare, Labor, Privacy
By Alan Fisher
Italians were celebrating in Rome after voters dealt premier Silvio Berlusconi a serious political blow on Monday, overturning laws passed by his government to revive nuclear energy, privatise the water supply and help him avoid prosecution.
By Joe Brennan
Bank of Ireland Plc will seek to impose losses of as much as 90 percent on 2.6 billion euros ($3.7 billion) of subordinated debt as it offers bondholders an exchange for cash or equity.
The lender, ordered to raise 5.2 billion euros of capital, said in a statement it expects to offer to pay cash of 10 percent of nominal value for Tier 1 securities and 20 percent for Tier 2 debt, with no settlement of accrued interest. The Dublin-based bank said it may also offer an equity-swap alternative at a premium to the cash offer with a payment of accrued interest.
From bad to worse as grip on nation slips further out of Berlusconi’s hands
By Paola Totaro
Sydney Morning Herald
They say bad things come in threes and for Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s Prime Minister, the week brought the full quota of political misfortune.
On Monday Mr Berlusconi, 74, once seen as untouchable and invincible, witnessed Italy’s regional governments, including his home city of Milan, fall to a phalanx of communist mayors, some of them former lawyers and anti-corruption prosecutors – the very types he most hates.
By Alexander Higgins
Kopp Online, Xander News and other non-English news agencies are reporting that the EU implemented a secret “emergency” order without informing the public which increases the amount of radiation in food by up to 20 times previous food standards.
According to EU by-laws, radiation limits may be raised during a nuclear emergency to prevent food shortages.
But there is anger across Europe because this emergency order was issued while officials say there is no threat to the food.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Food & Farming, Healthcare, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, Region: Europe
Tagged Cancer, cesium, european union, food radiation, japan catastrophe, nuclear fallout, radiation
PressTV interview with Journalist and Blogger David DeGraw
Libertarians know and hate the Federal Reserve. They hate Goldman Sachs and J.P Morgan. But they are not willing to go to the poor people who are being forced to pay for the crimes of those people that they hate because it’s a union or because there may be some Democrats involved in it. Libertarians and progressives can find common ground, but at this point still they are refusing to step back and concede a little bit to find it. They have to come together on campaign finance and lobbying and most importantly they can come together on breaking up the banks.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Economy Economics, Neoliberalism, Region: Africa, Region: Europe, Resistance
Tagged anonymous, bailouts, banksters, campaign finance, centralized economy, class war, federal reserve, food stamps, foreclosures, global rebellion, goldman sachs, Healthcare, imf, JP Morgan, libertarian, progressive, scott walker, Unemployment, Wisconsin, world bank
By Robert Parry
The U.S. government protected Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie in the years after World War II and later unleashed the infamous Butcher of Lyon on South America by aiding his escape from French war-crimes prosecutors, according to a new report issued by the National Archives.
The report, entitled “Hitler’s Shadow,” concentrates on the decisions by the U.S. Army’s Counterintelligence Corps to use Barbie and other ex-Nazis for early Cold War operations, but other work by investigative journalists and government investigators has shown how Barbie’s continued allegiance to Nazi ideology contributed to the spread of right-wing extremism in Latin America.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, NWO, Region: Europe, Region: Latin America
Tagged cia drug dealers, Cold War ops, contra, hitler, Hitler’s Shadow, Klaus Barbie, neonazi, rev. moon, right wing
By Associated Press:
This is no ordinary bank: The ATMs are in Latin. Priests use a private entrance. A life-size portrait of Pope Benedict XVI hangs on the wall.
Nevertheless, the Institute for Religious Works is a bank, and it’s under harsh new scrutiny in a case involving money-laundering allegations that led police to seize euro23 million ($30 million) in Vatican assets in September. Critics say the case shows that the “Vatican Bank” has never shed its penchant for secrecy and scandal.
By The Real News Network
Paul Jay interviews Leo Panitch, the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. Panitch says that the Irish government’s decision to force the public to bear the private debt of the banks has caused its economic meltdown. He suggests that Ireland lead the way out of this class war by defaulting on the debt, and then nationalizing the banks and making them a public utility.
German people in unprecedented rebellion against government
By Jane Burgermeister
1000 injured in nuclear protests: police at breaking point
Like the Roman legions vanquished in the Teutoburger Wald in Lower Saxony in 9 AD, the 17,000 police officers that marched into the woods around the nuclear storage facility in Gorleben in northern Germany on Sunday morning looked invincible. Police personnel from France, Croatia and Poland had joined in the biggest security operation ever mounted against protestors against the a train carrying nuclear waste to a depot in an isolated part of Lower Saxony’s countryside. Helicopters, water canons and police vehicles, including an armoured surveillance truck, accompanied an endless column of anti-riot police mounted on horses and also marching down the railway tracks into the dense woods. Tens of thousands of anti riot police clattered along the tracks, their helmets and visors gleaming in the morning sun, and wearing body armour, leg guards and carrying batons.
But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite.
By Rady Ananda
What France has done with its ban on the face veil is deem protection from a statistically remote threat (terrorists dressing in veils) superior to freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and freedom of dissent. The excuse of national security is not supported by the facts, so what can be the real reason for the ban?
French Senate votes pension cuts over mass opposition
"Radio, TV, Sarkozy Lie"
By Alex Lantier
The French Senate voted 177-153 yesterday to approve President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension cuts in the face of overwhelming popular opposition and continuing strikes. The government at the same time stepped up the use of the police to smash strikes in the oil sector, which have caused severe fuel shortages, carrying out a massive police raid on an occupied refinery at Grandpuits, near Paris.
By Al Jazeerah
Mass demonstrations against plans to raise retirement age are biggest so far against austerity measures.
“I genuinely believe it is the national interest, in the interest of everybody in Great Britain, first to use this opportunity to usher in a new politics after the discredited politics of the past.” Speaking to rally for proportional representation: Nick Clegg, May 8