Activist group Avaaz thinks that climate deniers deserve a more forceful qualifier for their creative interpretations of the atmospheric sciences—it prefers climate criminals. On Monday morning, volunteers plastered more than 1,000 “Wanted” posters, featuring the faces and names of seven prominent fossil fuel lobbyists who have been obstructing the climate movement. The group put the signs up near Paris’s five-star hotels and handed out fliers to passersby at metro stations. Continue reading “climate criminals plastered in Paris”
This is what we used to call a Freudian slip.. when your subconscious pops out the wrong word and you admit your crimes by mistake.
Maria Dolores, also President of Castilla meant to say ‘lift up the country (sacar)’ and instead said ‘loot and destroy the country’ (saquear.. as in ‘they sacked Troy’.)
It’s the second time she’s done it, and very timely too, because the latest scandal is that Rodrigo Rato, ex IMF President and guru of The ruling PP, is on the list of 705 elite politicians, business leaders and royals accused of stealing countless billions for nearly 40 years, and legalizing their offshore fortunes in a contrived ”fiscal amnesty”.
Since taking office in November 2011, Mariano Rajoy’s government has done pretty much everything it can to alienate the Spanish public. Even before completing its maiden year in office, it had broken almost all of its key election pledges. Taxes would not be hiked, it had promised, but they soon were. Banks would never be bailed out with public funds, public spending on vital services would not be cut, unemployment would be a priority, the economy would improve, public hospitals would be safe in their hands… all turned out to be lies. Continue reading “Rajoy’s Spanish Mafia plays the Fascist Card”
Hacker makes public all accounts showing the corruption of the PP between 1990 and 2011.
(translated from Kaos.en castellano abajo) Files with all accounting PP since 1990-2011 are hosted on a website file hosting service. They were uploaded by a hacker and announced through the Anonymous network.
The prime minister Rajoy is specifically listed as taking ”commissions” but his party (PP) say he wont even have to explain himself in Congress
‘Escrache’ in Spanish means a demo at the home of a corrupt person in power.
In recent weeks a wave of such demos has spread round Spain, protesting aginst politicians rejection of the proposed popular law to stop mortgage evictions (now running at over 500 a day).
The anti eviction campaign went viral and the PAH platform gathered over 1 million signatures to qualify for presenting a progressive new law.
But the politicians, themselves mired in a huge wave of disgusting money scandals, are rejecting it, to squeeze every penny possible to help their banker friends and feed the insatiable creditors.
They have even refused to abolish ‘dación en pago’ whereby you have to go on paying the mortgage, often for 40 years, even after you have been evicted and the house repossessed. This is so unjust that people are furious. Especially since the public now realise that the credit for loans is just ‘created’ by the banks, out of thin air (though in relation to their levels of our deposits).
They have been quick to rush in new laws against the ‘terrorists’ who take the protest to their homes and urge the police to even more horrific violence to prevent ‘intimidation’.
en español abajo One hundred people have spent the night in the camp in Plaza Catalunya whiuch was decided on last night at the Plaza Sant Jaume de Barcelona, outside the headquarters of the Government, where some 600 people gathered to protest against political corruption in a call made on social networks.
One hundred of them joined the proposed overnight in Plaza Catalunya, which was emblematic of 15M movement born in 2011, and some of them have installed tents in an initiative that has the support of the “BCN Camp Plaform “. The 15M Take the Streets movement weny round the world and led to Occupy in the US.
At 11.00 am this morning a meeting was convened in the same square where the demonstrations concentrates to discuss the coming days to hold accountable politicians for corruption cases.
Most of the PP government, including the prime Minister Rajoy have been caught with their ‘hands in the till’ but refuse to resign.
This afternoon in a demonstration has been called that will start from Plaza Catalunya to the PP headquarters in Barcelona.
Un centenar de personas han pasado la noche en la plaza Cataluña de Barcelona, que el movimiento de “indignados” tomó durante meses en 2011, en protesta por los casos de corrupción política destapados en los últimos días.
La acampada en la plaza Cataluña se decidió anoche en la plaza Sant Jaume de Barcelona, frente a la sede de la Generalitat, donde unas 600 personas se concentraron en protesta por la corrupción política, en una convocatoria lanzada desde las redes sociales.
Un centenar de los concentrados se sumaron a la propuesta de pasar la noche en la plaza Cataluña, que fue emblema del movimiento 15M nacido en 2011, y algunos de ellos han instalado tiendas de campaña en una iniciativa que cuenta con el apoyo de la plataforma “Acampada BCN”.
A las 11,00 horas de esta mañana se ha convocado una asamblea en la misma plaza en la que los concentrados debatirán las movilizaciones para los próximos días para exigir responsabilidades a los políticos por los casos de corrupción.
Se ha convocado para esta tarde en las redes sociales una manifestación que partirá desde la plaza Cataluña hacia la sede del PP en Barcelona.