Global Action: Free West Papua! 5th to 7th Sept

Join the Global Action for West Papua! 5th to 7th September

#ULMWP ..  The last 2 weeks has seen the largest mass demonstrations across West Papua in nearly 20 years and as they risk their lives to raise their national flag and call for a referendum.

The West Papuan people are sending a very clear message to the Indonesian government; enough is enough.

The inspiring West Papua Uprising began on August 18th, calling for justice after West Papuan students in Surabaya were racially abused, called “monkeys” and tortured by Indonesian forces.

Since then, it has become a huge movement with protests everywhere across the country, demanding that West Papua’s fundamental right to self-determination be respected through a referendum as the only solution for peace in West Papua.

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Free Assange campaign and Hungerstrike . Stop the Evil Empire

The ANC ( Catalan National Assenbly) and the Assange’s mother Christine Assange have given support to the international activist on hunger strike for the freedom of the Catalan people and Julian Assange    ….    .  By Shaltai Boltay

The human rights defender pirate activist arrived in Athus (Belgium) municipality that marks the first 205kms traveled 50% of his libertarian walk through the Catalan people and Wikileaks editor Julian Assange.

Supported by members of the collective Anonymous, ANC, European Pirates, Julian Assange’s own mother and various Catalan and international activists, the activist expelled four days ago from France by Gendarmeria Jorge Fernández, passed 23 days on a hunger strike after more than 200 km traveled and 15% loss of muscle mass; an effort recognized and valued every day by a greater number of people.

Julian Assange had come out in support of the right of Catalans to hold a referendum consultation on independence with a live speech by internet to thousands of demonstrators in Barcelona.

This was used as an excuse for isolating him and cutting his internet connection, leading to his eventual arrest and probable extradition to face hundreds of years jail in the US for publishing the truth on Wikileaks about US military crimes.

The case is seen a a way to gag all journalists from daring to tell the truth about powerful tyrants on mass media. Chelsea Manning is now jailed and receiving a $1000 per day fine for refusing to testify against Julian Assange.

But the majority of the mass media, though happy to make money publishing the Wikileaks scandals, have now failed to support Assange and aided the continuing massive campaign to blacken his name.

La ANC y la madre de Assange dan apoyo al activista internacional en huelga de hambre por la libertad del pueblo Catalán y Julian Assange

Por Shaltai Boltay

El activista pirata defensor de derechos humanos llega a Athus (Belgica) municipio que marca los primeros 205kms recorridos el 50% de su caminata libertaria por el pueblo catalán y el editor de Wikileaks Julian Assange.

Apoyado por miembros del colectivo Anonymous, ANC, Piratas Europeos, la propia madre de Julian Assange y diversos activistas tanto catalanes como internacionales, el activista expulsado hace cuatro días de Francia por la Gendarmeria Jorge Fernández, cumple 23 días en huelga de hambre tras más de 200 kms recorridos y un 15% de pérdida de masa muscular; un esfuerzo reconocido y valorado cada día por un mayor número de personas pendientes de su estado de salud.

 

 

 

 

 

Iran vows a World Recession if US blocks Oil on May 2nd

Millions of us could die and a worldwide mega recession could ensue if the rogue US war state blocks all Iranian oil exports from May 2nd 2019. The US destroyed the historic international peace deal with Iran despite repeated proof that Iran fulfilled, and still fulfills all the conditions. Donald Trump stands to profit personally if a war with Iran boosts oil prices through the roof and gives a new bonanza to the obscene war industry. Now the US have Israel and Saudi Arabia in support, and the only excuse they give is that Iran’s oil export revenue  ..funds destabilising activity. This astonishing assertion unveils an utter hypocrisy and depraved hubris that make the lies that led up to the Iraqi invasion and massacre look like innocent inventions. Now is the time for the US, UK and Israeli public to speak out against a new barbaric genocide.

Iran Threatens To Close Strait Of Hormuz If US Blocks Its Oil Exports

With oil surging to a six month high after a now confirmed report that Trump will not reissue Iranian oil export waivers after they expire on May 2, removing up to 1 million barrels from the market…

… Tehran has gone on the offensive and on Monday a senior Iranian military official said the Islamic Republic will close the Strait of Hormuz if it’s prevented from using it, the state-run Fars news agency reported.

“The Strait of Hormuz based on international law is a waterway and if we are prevented from using it, we will close it,Reuters reported, citing Alireza Tangsiri, head of the revolutionary guards navy force.”US President Donald Trump’s administration re-imposed sanctions on Iran, including on its energy sector, in November last year after pulling out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

On Monday, the Trump administration announced it would not be extending sanctions exemptions for countries that import Iranian oil as part of its “maximum pressure” campaign that aims to eliminate Iran’s oil export revenue, which the US says funds destabilising activity throughout the region and beyond.

The Irani threats are also a response to a response to the US designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist group” earlier this month”. Continue reading “Iran vows a World Recession if US blocks Oil on May 2nd”

War against the Colour Yellow in Catalonia .. Supreme Court in Fascist Fantasy

The Electoral Board orders the Police to clean local government buildings of of yellow ribbons and pro-independence symbols.  In the Supreme Court, Marchena protects the magical stories of the civil guards by banning the videos of them attacking peaceful voters.  As far right aggressors go free with state and media approval a new neo fascist movement is galvanised into being..It is not clear if the order of the Board also includes all the new symbols – or even more original ones like the banner of Port de la Selva that replaced yellow with blue and “llibertat political prisoners” with “llibertat peixos pacífics” (transforming ‘Free Political Prisoners’ into ‘Free Peaceful Fish’)

It is very likely that all will be banned if we look at the history of the 155 elections, those of 21D 2017, in which the Board banned the color yellow in the lighting of fountains and buildings or the Christmas lights.

The grotesque spectacle of military police entering public buildings and removing banners, posters and ribbons is very likely to repeat itself. The orders come from a body so ”independent and impartial” that it includes among its members two of the judges that make up the tribunal of the continuing show Trial of the Catalan Leaders.

the yellow ribbon crossed out by a red line will not be enough

In turn, the President of the Generalitat (limited Catalan parliament) was brought before the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate whether he has committed a crime of disobedience punishable by fines and disqualification from public office.

Are the prosecutors of the rebellion preparing the way for a new episode of Direct Rule from Madrid (Article  155) that ends with the dismissal of another Catalan president? Everything is possible is this Kingdom.

This was the response of the ‘electoral body’ to the decision of Torra and his counsellors to replace the ‘offensive’ yellow ribbons with other posters crossed by a red line -referring to the symbol in defense of the freedom of expression that has also been in one of the windows of the Palau of the Generalitat- or by other yellow icons, such as chickens, sheep and other animals that decorate the door of the Consellería de Agricultura.

Door of the agriculture Ministry with illegal Yellow Animals.

We reach the hilarious but serious prospect of the Catalan President facing dismissal and a charges for allowing the display of a yellow chicken in a public building.


The Spanish National Police have a new ultra right group called Spanish Spring CENEPE (Primavera española del CENEPE) composed of Spanish police officers which proposes to toughen violent police actions and disseminates hate messages and threats. According to El Confidencial, there are 13,062 armed members of this police Facebook group. An approach to Vox’s political positions has also been detected, with the broadcast of messages, videos and slogans of this new ultra right party.  Full text in Spanish at: https://www.lahaine.org/fN2m


Meanwhile in the politically controlled Supreme Court Trial, these same judges, with Marchena in the lead, continue with a farce that cannot stand the slightest test of impartiality. Last week was the turn of various Civil Guard agents drafted into Catalonia.In a surprise move the Court allowed the Office of the Prosecutor, the State Attorney and, incredibly,  the new fascist party Vox , to ask them about their presence in the attempted  repression of the 1-O  Referendum . Independent observers, including Noam Chomsky, have been barred from the Trial.

Despite the fact that the whole world saw the dozens of videos of them beating up thousands of peaceful voters, the police claimed they were the real victims.  The stories of the agents, border on the fantastic. They talk about how they felt a “hatred never seen”, an “unusual violence” … and other pearls like that as they hospitalised over 1000 voters.


The Electoral Board of Barcelona has prohibited on Thursday the public media TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio from using the words “political prisoners” or calling Puigdemont “exiled” in their news programmes.


So that the delirium is not so evident, Marchena decided that their stories cannot be contrasted with what actually happened. Directly he prohibited  showing a single video image of the ”facts” about which the police declared, which could have  contradicted their every  word.Democracy and Judiciary, Franco style continues on TV. The authoritarian and recentralizing course of the Regime continues deepening since the institutional coup of Direct Rule 155, and in this scenario the script is written side by side by all its agents, from the Crown to the PSOE (”socialists”), including of course by the far right PP, the Cs party and the exciting newcomer on the gravy train, the openly neo-fascist Vox.

some info sourced from http://www.izquierdadiario.es/Guerra-al-amarillo-y-relatos-fantasticos-en-el-Supremo

Bolsonaro and Sons in Brazilian Death Squads 

”Extensive, direct, multilayered, and deeply personal ties to the paramilitary gangs and militias responsible for Brazil’s most horrific violence”.

This 18 March 2019 video speaks for itself:

Investigations now point to President Bolsonaro as a Death Squad promoter and paymaster. The evidence so far is enough to convict in many countries, but the corrupt Brazilian judges support him.

Jair Bolsonaro’s Close Family Ties to Paramilitary Gangs Drew Scrutiny Ahead of White House Visit

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is in Washington and met U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday. While the trip officially is focused on the joint efforts of the U.S. and Brazil to change the government of Venezuela, it is being billed by the Bolsonaro government as a “restart” of his presidency and image after multiple, serious scandals crippled the first three months of his presidency.

But when it comes to recreating his image, the timing of this trip could hardly be worse. Key news events of the last several weeks — including the arrests of two former Rio de Janeiro police officers for the March 2018 assassination of Rio City Council Councilor Marielle Franco — have highlighted the most damaging and, to many, most terrifying revelations  ..about Bolsonaro and his three politician sons –

 – Their extensive, direct, multilayered, and deeply personal ties to the paramilitary gangs and militias responsible for Brazil’s most horrific violence. Continue reading “Bolsonaro and Sons in Brazilian Death Squads “

Worldwide Cry to Stop Fascist Invasion #RiseUp4Rojava

 

 

People Across the World Take Part in #RiseUp4Rojava

Responding to a call for solidarity on January 26th and 27th with the ongoing struggle for freedom, women’s liberation, and autonomy in Rojava, people across the world took part in solidarity actions under the banner, #RiseUp4Rojava. Large solidarity actions took place in Greece, in London, and in many other cities and towns. Below is a roundup of actions that took place in the US and some international highlights.

January 27th also represents the four year anniversary of the revolutionary defeat of ISIS in Kobane. As Abolitionist Media Worldwide pointed out, anarchists and other autonomous antifascists have been active in these ongoing military engagements, both fighting within the YPG and the YPJ, but also in autonomous anarchist and international antifascist formations as well.

For updates on the Rojavan revolution in English, see video dispatches from Internationalist Commune, the Tekoşîna Anarşîst Collective which is fighting on the ground, and Abolitionist Media Worldwide which is posting news of solidarity actions and initiatives.

 

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21 hours ago This morning revolutionary youth & militants of YPG/J Defence Group-London (YDG-L) carried out an action, see the photos for the full statement – share widely!


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Dictator Erdogan decrees $20 billion Tank Factory gift to Cronies

How nice to have total power! Here’s yet another little scandal to add to the 1001-crimes-of-adolf-erdogan. Not this time locking up tens of thousands or  massacring the Kurds, but adding up to a fine sum of $20,000,000,000 nonetheless.

How Erdoğan rushed to gift Turkey’s multibillion dollar tank factory to his cronies and Qatar

by Abdullah Bozkurt  at Nordic Monitor

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rushed a financial agreement between Turkey and Qatar through Parliament for approval ahead of his decision to turn over a $20 billion tank and pallet factory to a company run jointly by his associates and the Qatari army.
The tank and pallet factory at 1st Main Maintenance Command headquarters in Turkey’s Sakarya province.

The deal, the avoidance of double taxation agreement, came just in the nick of time before the Erdoğan government presented a multibillion-dollar national tank factory on a silver platter to Turkish-Qatari armored vehicle manufacturer BMC, a company run by Ethem Sancak, a member of the MKYK executive body of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

The rushed agreement on double taxation between Turkey and Qatar replaced one that had been in effect since 2009.
The taxation agreement was approved in Parliament.
Erdoğan issued an executive decree on Dec. 20, 2018 that turned over the rights to operate Turkey’s national tank factory for a 25-year period to BMC without any competitive bidding or transparent process.

On paper, 49.9 percent of BMC’s shares belong to the Qatari Armed Forces, while Sancak owns 25 percent and the Öztürk family (Ahmet Öztürk, Talip Öztürk and Taha Yasin Öztürk) owns 25.1 percent.

Rumor in Ankara circles has it that Erdoğan is the real owner of BMC and Sancak is merely a caretaker looking after the Turkish president’s business interests. The Öztürk family, known to have mafia links to Galip Öztürk, a convicted murderer and head of an organized crime network, is seen close to the Turkish president.

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