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imagemm s   PP y corrupción son una misma cosa: Una banda de delincuentes organizada gobierna el estado

por Kaos. Estado Español

En las anotaciones manuscritas del extesorero del PP aparecen donaciones privadas, procedentes fundamentalmente de la construcción. Una banda organizada para delinquir.

Que no los engañen, tampoco desde esa supuesta progresía que pide cabezas pero no duda en afirmar que los delitos están prescritos o no llegan a las cantidades necesarias para ser delitos. Si lo de los “papeles de Bárcenas” se demuestra, a los implicados se les puede perfectamente juzgar por pertenecer a banda organizada, asociación de malhechores, o cualquier supuesto similar que, de una u otra manera, aparezca en el Código penal. Pues eso y no otra cosa es lo que serían: una organización criminal diseñada para repartirse suculentos beneficios provinientes de la corrupción, el soborno y el cohecho.  Continue reading

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Act Three Chapter twenty nine

Lerriman’s Plan

-’We need them dead. Just announce they’re dead’-

 General Mulcatty and Commander Bruton were ushered in without ceremony for the Emergency Rule session in Lerriman’s back office. Leaving a crowd of security men and bodyguards, chatting and smoking in the patio.

Lerriman watched coldly. His bulging eyes shot red from the sleepless night.

While Mulcatty eased himself painfully into his seat, his hemorrhoids itching like crazy.

And Bruton shuffled in his briefcase, smiling his ice cold smile. Continue reading

Do we still need feminism?

by Teresa Mollá Castells *Friday, January 25, 2013 (en español abajo)
Of course we do! For me it’s a way of life  not just demanding equal rights . Because it sees that power and authority are not the same thing, because it seeks horizontal human relations . Because it treats people NOT as objects and restores integrity and dignity ...Source:  Cimac, with thanksfeminism is a way oif life

This week someone asked me if feminism was still needed in the times in which we live. I’ve heard he arguments to justify not needing feminism in today’s society not thousands, but maybe millions of times, here are some of them: Continue reading

100 days ‘camping in front of Bankia’: “we’ll stay till they change

the mortgage law or arrest us”

by Mario Toledo  Tuesday, January 29, 2013 en español abajooccupy Bankia

Fifty people have spent 100 nights outside the headquarters of Bankia in Madrid, to protest against evictions. The campers fear imminent eviction as police visits have intensified in the past week.

Around a brazier, sheltered from the weather by a plastic tent and eating thanks to the solidarity of residents and businesses. So the night passed ffor about 60 people occupying the sidewalk outside the headquarters of Bankia, in Madrid’s Plaza of Celenque (a short walk from Puerta del Sol). They began on the afternoon of October 22 and they continue today on, fighting for the government to change the law and the banks to renegotiate the mortgages of people at risk of eviction. (Spain is perhaps the only country where the bank repossesses and evicts you for non payment but you still have to go on paying for decades).

On Tuesday, the Bankia celebrated 100 nights camping on the street, although the members of the protest fear evicted at any time: “Only if we will change the mortgage law or if we take to the force,” said Carlos, one of the most active members of the camp. In recent days, the police “have intensified their visits  and intimidation, so we are preparing an imminent eviction,” said one of the crowd.

Losing your home is not only something material, also causes marital separations and social exclusion.  But despite the difficulties, they are optimistic. Last week, the Platform of People Affected by Mortgage Repossessions presented in Congress over 700,000 signatures demanding the introduction of a Popular Legislative Initiative (ILP), with the goal of changing the mortgage law, cancelling evictions (now running at an incredible 500 a day in Spain) and extending the social rent payment as an alternative to eviction. “You have to understand that losing your home is not only material … it is causing marital separations, alcoholism, homelessness and only leads to social exclusion,” said Esther, a member of the 15-M, one of the promoters of camping groups Bankia. There must be some chance of success, at least fot those still to be evicted, the rightr to a home is even enshrined in the Constitution.

It’s much too cold, some have had to leave suffering from pneumonia and others have neglected their families “to address this struggle.” But consider that the protest is worthwhile. “Little by little they are seeing the fruits: we’ve got the social rent orMadrid-Ecuatorianos-Bankia-Olga-Veloso_ECMIMA20121109_0113_4 payment in kind granted for 15 families who have been here camping here. Although we had to occupy Bank branch offices to achieve it, “says Luis, who heads an association of the unemployed, .There were almost  6 million of working age unemployed at the end of 2012, and rising, worse than the Great Depression.

Patricia, 38 and a son aged 11, has avoided eviction from her home by a social rent. “I was about to end up on the street, alone with the child, but with the support of all we negotiated with Bankia. Now I pay 190 euros, paying costs me an effort, but at least it’s manageable. It was not easy, I went to push my branch, I spent many nights here, but that’s how thing could get achieved. If you do not move you get nothing “, claims Patricia. “Now I struggle to write off the debt: I still have to pay 251,000 euros. It is impossible, ” she adds.

Solidarity from neighbors and shops

Meanwhile, the campers survive with food and useful items that people donate. On a blackboard they writeimages what they need: coal for the grate, water, plastic cups and an old mobile phone. “Neighbors bring food and sometimes we get so many things that we just distributing it to other needy folks. We also have the solidarity of tradespeople: the clothes shop and the cafe next door give us hot drinks in the morning “, thanks Carlos while showing me his makeshift home:” Here we cook, sleep and here debate about injustices “.

Cien días de ‘Acampada Bankia’: “Solo nos iremos si cambian la ley hipotecaria o por la fuerza”

por Mario Toledo  Martes, 29 de Enero de 2013

Medio centenar de personas cumplen este martes 100 noches frente a la sede de Bankia en Celenque, para protestar contra los desahucios. Los acampados temen un desalojo inminente, ya que las visitas de la Policía se han intensificado en la última semana.    En torno a un brasero, resguardados de la intemperie por una carpa de plástico y comiendo gracias a la solidaridad de vecinos y comerciantes. Así pasan las noches las cerca de 60 personas acampadas frente a la sede de Bankia, en la madrileña plaza del Celenque (a un paso de la Puerta del Sol). Allí se plantaron en la tarde del 22 de octubre. Y allí seguían este lunes, luchando para que el Gobierno cambie la ley hipotecaria y para que la entidad financiera renegocie las hipotecas de personas al borde del desahucio.

Este martes, la Acampada Bankia cumple 100 noches en la calle, aunque los integrantes de la protesta temen que en cualquier momento los desalojen: “Solo nos iremos si cambian la ley hipotecaria o si nos echan a la fuerza”, explica Carlos, uno de los miembros más activos del campamento. En los últimos días, la Policía “ha intensificado las visitas en plan intimidatorio, por lo que creemos que están preparando un desalojo inminente“, explica otro de los congregados .  Perder la casa no es solo algo material; también provoca separaciones matrimoniales y exclusión socialSin embargo, pese a las dificultades, son optimistas. La semana pasada, la Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipotecapresentó en el Congreso más de 700.000 firmas para solicitar la tramitación de una Iniciativa Legislativa Popular (ILP), con el objetivo de cambiar la ley hipotecaria, introducir la dación en pago y extender el alquiler social como alternativa a los desahucios. “Tienen que entender que perder la casa no es algo solamente material… está provocando separaciones matrimoniales, alcoholismo, mendicidad y solo conduce a la exclusión social“, apunta Esther, integrante del 15-M, otro de los colectivos promotores de Acampada Bankia.

Pasan frío, algunos han tenido que abandonar aquejados por neumonías y otros han dejado de lado a sus familias “por atender esta lucha”. Pero consideran que la protesta está mereciendo la pena. “Poco a poco se van viendo los frutos: ya hemos conseguido el alquiler social o la dación en pago para 15 familias que han estado aquí acampadas. Aunque para lograrlo hemos tenido incluso que encerrarnos en sucursales”, asegura Luis, que preside una asociación de desempleados.   Patricia, de 38 años y con un hijo de 11, ha esquivado el desahucio de su vivienda gracias a un alquiler social. “Estaba a punto de quedarme en la calle, sola con el niño, pero con el apoyo de todos conseguimos negociar con Bankia. Ahora pago 190 euros de alquiler; me cuesta un esfuerzo, pero al menos es asumible. No fue fácil, fui a presionar a mi  sucursal, pasé muchas noches aquí, pero así es como se consiguen las cosas. Si no te mueves no consigues nada”, reivindica Patricia. “Ahora lucho para que me condonen la deuda: todavía me queda por pagar 251.000 euros. Es imposible”, añade.

Solidaridad de vecinos y comercios   Mientras, los acampados sobreviven con los alimentos y objetos útiles que les dona la gente. En una pizarra indican lo que necesitan: carbón para el brasero, agua, vasos de plástico y un teléfono móvil viejo.  “Los vecinos nos traen comida y a veces recibimos tantas cosas que acabamos repartiéndola a personas necesitadas. También contamos con la solidaridad de los comercios: la tienda de disfraces y la cafetería de al lado nos dan cosas calientes por la mañana”, agradece Carlos mientras enseña su improvisado hogar: “Aquí cocinamos, aquí dormimos y aquí debatimos sobre las injusticias”.

http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/1713803/0/acampada-bankia/desahucios-vivienda/hipoteca-alquiler-dacion/

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(traducido con ayuda  google del inglés aquí) Cuando el señor Craig Steinke, director general y accionista principal de R2 Energy, llegó a Castellón para convencer a los alcaldes locales y la prensa de los beneficios de la extracción de petróleo y Fracking les dijo una sarta de mentiras. 41 alcaldes de las localidades afectadas por la aplicación de Fracking se reunieron en el Palacio Municipal, con la prensa, la televisión y una concentración de la Plataforma Contra el Fracking en el exterior. Abajo refutamos esas mentiras una por una, e ilustramos el escándalo criminal de la fractura hidráulico. (Ver referencia 1 Craig Steinke.)

Esta fue la gran oportunidad de Craig para conseguir un permiso de perforación , para impulsar sus acciones y hacer otra fortuna. Él ya había ganado $ 20 millones (approx) de la fusión de su compañía anterior, Realm Energy con el  San León, de la que también es director general, después de conseguir 10 permisos para frackear en el norte de España y así multiplicar los precios de las acciones, (era dueño de más del 30% de Realm). (ver Ref. 2 Realm Energy). Continue reading

Exigimos, como mínimo, que Noelia SALGA DE LA CÁRCEL DE BRIEVA CUANTO ANTES.
We demand that Noelia be freed immediately from Brieva Prison

La Huelga de Hambre de Noelia continúa y su lucha persiste por mucho que intenten lo contrario.
Her Hunger Strike continues (20 Jan) despite their fierce attempts to stop her.

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Noelia Cotelo Riveiro, la compañera presa que denunciaba recientemente abusos sexuales y malos tratos a manos de los carcleros de la prisión de Brieva, inició, 1 de noviembre, una huelga de hambre en protesta por lo que le ha sucedido.

Entre la noche del 23 y 24 de Octubre se despertó cuando uno de los carceleros la estaba sobando mientras dormía. Al día siguiente mientras hablaba con su madre y le contaba lo ocurrido, los carceleros se acercaron para que colgara, finalmente le arrancaron el teléfono de las manos y le rompieron la muñeca, desde entonces hasta la mañana siguiente le tuvieron esposada a la cama de su celda. La mañana del 25 consiguió que le llevaran al hospital para poder ser atendida.

Noelia Cotelo Riveiro, our imprisoned comrade whorecently denounced sexual abuse and mistreatment at the hands of the prison warders in Brieva prison began last November 1 a hunger strike to protest what has happened.
Between the evening of October 24 23 and she woke up when one of the jailers was rubbing her in her sleep. The next day while talking to her mother and she told her what had happened, the guards came to make her hang up and finally tore the phone from her hands and broke her wrist, from then until the next morning she was left handcuffed to the bed of her cell. The morning of 25th she managed to make them bring her to the hospital to be treated…. Continue reading

christieStuart Christie: Thoughts of a Veteran Anarchist

Perhaps the biggest challenge anarchists face is combating the masses of disinformation out there about anarchism, to educate the 99% and explain ourselves, and what anarchism means rather than what government and other propaganda tells us that it means. That’s part of the reason we set up Forest of Dean Anarchists. So here is the first in what we hope to be a series of asking prominent anarchists what it’s all about!

Stuart Christie, since 1962 has been an active anarchist, through writing, publishing and action. The Glaswegian author of Granny Made Me An Anarchist, General Franco Made Me A Terrorist and Edward Heath Made Me Angry (his entertaining and inspiring three-part autobiography), and The Christie File: Enemy Of The State, first achieved notoriety in 1964 when at the age of 18 he hitch-hiked to Madrid to assassinate Franco, and was caught and imprisoned. Continue reading

14977_328746487238798_1432979370_n66 comments By Nicole Belle  In New York on Saturday, a public memorial was held for Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide last week. Among the remembrances of Aaron’s genius, his commitment to progressive causes, his idealistic beliefs of making this a better world, there was also an action plan laid out by his partner, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman:

“Aaron was targeted by the FBI,” said ThoughtWorks chairman Roy Singham, Swartz’s employer before his death. “After PACER, they targeted him. He was strip-searched. Let’s not pretend this wasn’t political,” he argued before being interrupted by applause.

Swartz’s partner Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman framed her call to action in terms of Swartz’s beliefs: “Aaron believed there was no shame in failure. There is deep, deep shame in caring more about believing you’re changing the world than actually changing the world.”Stinebrickner-Kauffman, also an activist, named five targets for action:

Hold the Massachusetts US Attorney’s office accountable for its actions in prosecuting Aaron;
Press MIT to ensure that it would “never be complicit in an event like this again”;
“All academic research for all time should be made free and open and available to anybody in the world”;
Pass and strengthen “Aaron’s Law,” an amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that would narrow prosecutorial discretion for computer crimes;
Advocate for fundamental reform of the criminal justice system.

“His last two years were not easy. His death Continue reading

MASS SQUATTING nowby Núria Bonet 24 01 13 (en castellano abajo)
The Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) now drives a campaign to promote “civil disobedience” and extend the relocation of poor families who are homeless in empty promotions in Barcelona and its metropolitan area.

About thirty families are living in Vallès are okupying entire blocks. There are six buildings owned by the banks, and until recently, empty. Due to the slow management response to the drama of mass mortgage  evictions, the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) now drives a campaign to promote “civil disobedience” and extend the relocation of poor families who remain homeless empty in Barcelona promotions and its metropolitan area. Continue reading

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Act Three

Chapter twenty eight

‘Revolution Day’

I could hear wild cheering as the crowds merged

Barney narrating

I’m up here on the eleventh floor preparing my talk, for trying to win over the soldiers when they arrive at dawn. I’m all psyched up and shitting myself. The appeal probably won’t work, and then what?.

It’s two thirty in the morning here. I got keys of the manager’s office, in the occupied Customs and Excise building. This floor is in use, but empty now, the rest of the block was all abandoned till today. It isn’t because of the strikes that the Port is stopped. It’s down to economic collapse and impossibly stormy weather. Continue reading

 

“This isn’t a normal traveling theatre company you know!” Scotland Yard.

PART 2 of RURAL REBELS AND USELESS AIRPORTS.

by laronceblog   Until 18th January 2013

PART 2 of Rural Rebels and Useless Airports  (for part 1 see previous blog )

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Preface:

This update should have been posted weeks ago. But the turn of events meant that we had little time to sit, write and reflect. Words may well be weapons, but in the heat of struggle bodies speak louder than words.

Saturday, November 17th – Day of Reoccupation.

A yellow forklift truck leads the way; walking close behind is a block of Zadists carrying a fortified banner declaring: No to the airport and its world.  Behind them 20 tractors pull huge agricultural trailers filled with building materials: piles of pallets, straw bales, tyres, doors, windows, prefabricated wooden walls, hundreds of planks, corrugated iron roofing, tools – pretty much anything you can think of, including kitchen sinks. Continue reading

hyper-toxic fracking waste water 2    When Mister Craig Steinke, CEO and chief shareholder of R2 Energy, came to Castellón to convince the local Mayors and press of the benefits of Fracking and oil extraction he told them a pack of lies. 41 mayors of local towns affected by the Fracking Application gathered in the ‘Municipal Palace, with press, TV, and a picket from the Anti Fracking Platform outside. Here we refute those lies one by one, and illustrate the criminal scandal of Fracking. (see Reference 1 Craig Steinke. below)

This was Craig’s big chance to get a drilling permit, to boost his shares and make another fortune. He already got appox. $20 million  from merging his previous company, Realm Energy into San Leon, of which he’s also CEO, after getting 10 Frack Permits in Northern Spain and multiplying share prices, (he owned over 30% of Realm himself). (See Ref.2.)

And Craigy is a wonderful liar. All he had to do was convince these gullible natives, which should be easy enough. Continue reading

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MNN: INDIGENOUS CAN STOP WAR

Posted on January 18, 2013

mnnlogo1MNN:  INDIGENOUS CAN STOP WAR 

MNN.  JAN. 17, 2013.  US & CANADA corporations merged on February 4, 2011.  They have the same shareholders, owners and business plans for illegal resource extraction. Canadians and Americans have not been informed. The EU Times in Europe made the announcement on January 17, 2013. In effect, this is Hitler’s 1938 “Anschluss”, the takeover of Austria by Germany.  Canada is now a substate of the US. http://www.eutimes.net/2011/02/obama-creates-worlds-first-superstate-with-us-canada-merger/

Merging of corporate thievery.

In 2004 President Bush and Prime Minister Martin signed the “911’ Agreement allowing the US military to invade Canada anytime the US deems it necessary to eliminate “terrorist threats”.  Essentially, Canada is under martial law….

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MNN: INDIGENOUS CAN STOP WAR

mnnlogo1MNN:  INDIGENOUS CAN STOP WAR 

MNN.  JAN. 17, 2013.  US & CANADA corporations merged on February 4, 2011.  They have the same shareholders, owners and business plans for illegal resource extraction. Canadians and Americans have not been informed. The EU Times in Europe made the announcement on January 17, 2013. In effect, this is Hitler’s 1938 “Anschluss”, the takeover of Austria by Germany.  Canada is now a substate of the US. http://www.eutimes.net/2011/02/obama-creates-worlds-first-superstate-with-us-canada-merger/

Merging of corporate thievery.

In 2004 President Bush and Prime Minister Martin signed the “911’ Agreement allowing the US military to invade Canada anytime the US deems it necessary to eliminate “terrorist threats”.  Essentially, Canada is under martial law…. Continue reading

Idle No More protesters stall railway lines, highways

5-hour blockade of railways between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal

First Nations chiefs and Idle No More activists staged Canada-wide protests Wednesday, as part of a national day of action

It is time for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to condemn a rising tide of violence against aboriginal Idle No More protestors, said representatives of hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence on Friday.“I think the Prime Minister of Canada needs to take responsibility and a true leadership role in denouncing these acts of violence,” said Ellen Gabriel, a member of the Indigenous Women of Turtle Island.

“There was a young aboriginal woman in Thunder Bay who was raped and she was told that all aboriginal people deserve this,” said Gabriel, referring to the brutal abduction, strangulation and rape of 36-year-old mother on Dec. 27. The attackers allegedly told their victim “You Indians deserve to lose your treaty rights,” and called her a “dirty squaw.”

First Nations demonstrators stopped passenger railway traffic lines between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal today, while others stalled major highways and rail lines in parts of Manitoba, Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario as part of the Idle No More Movement’s national day of action.

Protesters also gathered in Windsor, Ont., near the Ambassador Bridge to Michigan, slowing down traffic to North America’s busiest border crossing for several hours, the CBC’s Allison Johnson reported.

Activities including rallies, blockades and prayer circles were staged across the country Wednesday as part of the grassroots movement calling for more attention to changes that were contained in Bill C-45, the Conservative government’s controversial omnibus budget bill that directly affected First Nations communities. Continue reading

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