Europe

06.02.2020

UK: School children hand in 75,000-strong petition to reunite refugee families

UK: School children hand in 75,000-strong petition to reunite refugee families

A Families Together demonstration urging the Government to reunite child refugees with their parents took place at Westminster yesterday. Campaigners, school children from Oaklands Secondary School in London’s Bethnal Green, young refugees from the VOICES Network and Angus MacNeil MP held up large multi-coloured letters spelling out ‘FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER’ before making their way to… »

06.02.2020

Italy: Revoke Abusive Anti-Asylum Decrees

Italy: Revoke Abusive Anti-Asylum Decrees

Draconian Migration Measures Put Lives, Rights at Risk Italy’s Democratic Party-Five Star Movement coalition government should revoke anti-asylum and anti-rescue measures held over from the previous government, Human Rights Watch said today. The government is expected to propose modifications to two so-called security decrees pushed through by the previous coalition… »

01.02.2020

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

Similar to the narrative of the “victor”, where it is claimed that the reunification of Germany was due to the USA and not to Gorbachev, CNN is trying to equate the creation of the East Side Gallery in Berlin to wishful thinking. They didn’t have to look far for a… »

28.01.2020

Who knew what, when, why? “Terror police list’ was shared across Government, NHS, Ofsted and 20 councils

Who knew what, when, why? “Terror police list’ was shared across Government, NHS, Ofsted and 20 councils

We are deeply disturbed by what clearly goes way beyond the realm of an ‘unfortunate oversight’. Our planet is literally burning and some of the police and government seem desperate to silence the fire alarm. We need to find out who knew what and when. But more importantly, we need… »

26.01.2020

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It is being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now looks like it may well move into the middle of the year, dragged out, ironically enough, by the prosecution.  Curiously, this… »

23.01.2020

If defending life on Earth is extremist, we must own that label

If defending life on Earth is extremist, we must own that label

George Monbiot For The Guardian Police say climate groups such as Extinction Rebellion are a ‘threat’. They’d have done the same for the suffragettes and Martin Luther King It’s not an “error” or an “accident”, as the police now claim. It’s a pattern. First, the Guardian… »

21.01.2020

This is ‘Crude, Divisive, Dangerous’ – Response from Extinction Rebellion to Police’s ‘Run Hide Tell’ poster

This is ‘Crude, Divisive, Dangerous’ – Response from Extinction Rebellion to Police’s ‘Run Hide Tell’ poster

This ‘who’s who’ poster listing of groups in the UK that the police are telling people to ‘Run Hide Tell’ on is totally bonkers. Unfortunately it is not surprising. [1] See Poster here. The guidance document makes it clear that not all the signs and symbols are of counterterrorism interest. »

16.01.2020

Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

By Dr Binoy Kampmark Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange.  The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing.  At the Westminster… »

11.01.2020

‘How dare they’ – Extinction Rebellion responds to terrorism slur by Police

‘How dare they’ – Extinction Rebellion responds to terrorism slur by Police

How dare they. Children up and down the country are desperately fighting for a future. Teachers, grandparents, nurses have been trying their best with loving nonviolence to get politicians and big business to do something about the dire state of our planet. And this is how the Establishment responds. [1]… »

09.01.2020

An eye for an eye you go blind!!! The World March calls for an immediate stop to the military escalation in the Middle East

An eye for an eye you go blind!!! The World March calls for an immediate stop to the military escalation in the Middle East

The Italian Promoting Committee of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence expresses concern and outrage at the military escalation that is inflaming the Middle East and calls on the parties to immediately stop all military action. It is not with weapons that the many problems of the region and… »

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