Belgian police clash with anti-austerity protesters

•May 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment

https://www.rt.com/news/344210-police-clash-protesters-brussels/

Belgian riot police deployed water cannons to disperse a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by tens of thousands of people in central Brussels. At least two policemen and several protesters have been injured.

Brussels’ main commissioner Pierre Vandersmissen was among the injured along with another policeman, local media reports citing Brussels police department.

Initially peaceful the rally that gathered some 60,000 people turned violent after a group of around 100 masked activists broke away from the main rally and started throwing objects at police and vandalizing publicity boards near Brussels South Station. Clashes broke out and police intervened using water cannons and – reportedly – tear gas. Reports say at least 10 people have been arrested so far.

Security measures were reinforced prior to Tuesday’s demonstration since the Brussels bombings two months ago.

The demonstration was called by the workers’ and trade unions under the slogan “enough is enough” to protest against what they dub “antisocial” government policies, which cut into the foundations of the country’s welfare system. Unions denounce budget cuts in public services and education, lack of jobs and the absence of social dialogue.

They oppose the so-called ‘Peeters law’ which provides for the annualization of working time, making its distribution more flexible, and cutting overtime. Annualization means that the maximum number of hours an employee should work per week is calculated on an average yearly basis.

This may allow greater flexibility for employers, giving them an opportunity to better regulate resources and workload. But people fear the concept could also give employers power to demand extra working hours when they want to without paying for overtime.

We have had more than enough of the constant attacks of the government and employers on workers’ money and their rights,” the protesters’ manifesto states.

Lode Vanoost, a former deputy speaker of the Belgian parliament, further explained to RT the controversies in the proposed labor legislation.

[Under] the new law the government has proposed to abolish the 38-hour working week, which is an accomplishment of the social struggle not just of Belgium, but of the whole of Europe. They want to abolish it and make it [the employer’s right to decide] how many hours a person is supposed to work every week,” Vanoost says, calling the new law “a symbolic thing which attacks the social rights of people in general.”

He goes on to say that under the new law people will have to work longer hours for less pay, and will be “without the assurance of a decent working contract, [as] one of the things the government wants to do is abolish the permanent working contract, so they [the workers] don’t have any certainty about their future.

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a union organised event that turned nasty..as they inevitably do..and these “activists” could be anybody..

“Initially peaceful the rally that gathered some 60,000 people turned violent after a group of around 100 masked activists broke away from the main rally and started throwing objects at police and vandalizing publicity boards near Brussels South Station.”

masked as always..

“They oppose the so-called ‘Peeters law’ which provides for the annualization of working time, making its distribution more flexible, and cutting overtime. Annualization means that the maximum number of hours an employee should work per week is calculated on an average yearly basis.”

aka..you work more hours for less..kthx..

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Former Maldives president given UK asylum

•May 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36365253

The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has been granted refugee status in the UK, according to his lawyer.

Nasheed, the opposition leader, was controversially jailed for 13 years under anti-terror laws last year.

He was allowed to travel to the UK to receive treatment on his spine.

His lawyer Hasan Latheef said Nasheed had been granted political refugee status, but the British government has not commented.

A former human rights campaigner, Nasheed became the nation’s first democratically elected leader in 2008, ending three decades of rule by former strongman Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

In 2012, he was detained after being accused of ordering the arrest of a judge. He resigned months later amid an army mutiny and public protests over the judge’s fate.

Nasheed alleged that he had been removed by a coup, but this was denied by his vice-president, who replaced him.

The current President, Abdulla Yameen, was elected in controversial polls in 2013 and is the half-brother of Mr Gayoom.

“Given the slide towards authoritarianism in the Maldives, myself and other opposition politicians feel we have no choice but to work in exile – for now,” said a statement issued by Nasheed’s office on Monday.

The Maldives foreign ministry said it feared Nasheed had used the request for medical treatment as a way to get out of his prison term.

It said the government was awaiting confirmation asylum had been granted. If confirmed, the Maldives government “would be disappointed the UK government is allowing itself to be part of this charade, and further, is enabling an individual to circumvent his obligations under the law”, the statement said.

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hey look..its george clooneys wife!!

friends in high places this guy..

“Given the slide towards authoritarianism in the Maldives, myself and other opposition politicians feel we have no choice but to work in exile – for now,” said a statement issued by Nasheed’s office on Monday.”

thats because you would be arrested if you stepped back on the islands..

but he is a darling of the establishment..a climate change crusader!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Island_President

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The codes and symbols some pedophiles use to identify themselves

•May 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Code for pedophiles ends up on children’s toys sold at Monster Jam

Nicole O’Kelly couldn’t believe it when she heard the stuffed toy she bought for her daughter at Monster Jam may have a symbol meant for pedophiles.

“I’m absolutely sick. I bought this for my 2-year-old little girl. This toy was made for little girls. I wanted answers,” O’Kelly said.

When she got the answers as to why there was a strange heart symbol on her daughter’s stuffed toy truck she nearly threw up. The souvenir recently purchased at a Monster Jam event held a sick secret; a disgusting calling card for creeps. The heart on the toy was a symbol for pedophiles.

“This is pink,” O’Kelly said. “This is for little girls, especially at a predominately male event.”

Here’s what the heart means. When a pedophile sees children with the heart symbol, it’s a code. It means this child is ready to be traded for sex.

Pasco Detective Anthony Bassone has been with the agency for more than 16 years. He has one tough job every day. And, what he encounters, he can’t forget. He has to see the worst of the worst. He picks out pedophiles online and busts them, along with two other detectives in the cyber crimes unit at the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

These investigators have to deal with the most horrendous, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking material. Sadly, they see children tortured and raped on a daily basis.

These crime-fighters make it through with their motivation to protect children and keep them safe. What drives these detectives to do their jobs and face another day, they told us, is to put the bad guys away.

The company, Feld Inc, admits they are shocked and did not realize this was going on. They have since pulled the toys from the shelves. Anyone who attended the Monster Jam event on January 16th or February 6th should contact detectives.

https://file.wikileaks.org/file/FBI-pedophile-symbols.pdf

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signs and symbols rule the world..these evil fuckers need to be exposed every time they rear their disgusting heads..shine the light on these symbols they use and keep an eye out for any examples you may see of it..i would be very interested to see if any of the readers have come across these?

check out the pdf..

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“Is Islamophobia accelerating Global Warming?”..its not April 1st!

•May 26, 2016 • 1 Comment

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http://constitution.com/according-professor-islamophobia-accelerating-global-warming/

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, another Liberal drops another inane nonsensical whopper– propagating it as normal– defying common sense.

The latest is a lecture presented at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), called, “Is ‘Islamophobia’ accelerating Global Warming?” Islamic professor Ghassan Hage from Melbourne, Australia, gave the talk as part of the MIT Global Studies and Languages, Global Borders Research Collaboration. His talk focused on:

the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalized domestication.’ 

James Delingpole of Breitbart News writes:

“I can’t decide who should be more upset: the Australian taxpayers who are funding this loon’s position as a ‘future generation professor’ at Melbourne University.

“Or the alumni (including the Koch brothers, Michael Bloomberg, “Buzz” Aldrin and IM Pei) and donors who must surely now be asking of MIT “I thought the M stood for Massachusetts not Mickey Mouse. What the hell’s happened to the place? Why is student time and university funding by wasted on this unutterable horse****?”

Sadly, Hage meets the Liberal academia criteria required for any prospective professor.

 

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oh my..who would have thought the power of islamophbia could make our world so much warmer..the CO2 molecule works for the KKK?

“the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis.”

the rest of the article is fairly conservative in nature and decries the anti israel statements the professor also lectures about..dude needs to leave the global warming alarmism for the green shills..they dont need his help..

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Pope Francis meets top Sunni cleric after five year freeze

•May 26, 2016 • 2 Comments

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36364478

Pope Francis has met the grand imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar mosque after a five-year pause in dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the mosque, the highest authority of Sunni Islam.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb visited the Vatican en route to a Paris conference involving Muslims and Catholics.

Al-Azhar froze meetings in 2011 after taking offence at some comments made by the previous pope.

It said Pope Benedict made “repetitive and negative statements” about Muslims.

At the start of the half-hour meeting on Monday, the Pope said that the fact it was taking place at all was significant.

“The meeting is the message,” he said.

Relations between Al-Azhar and the Vatican soured in 2006 after Pope Benedict quoted a 14th Century Byzantine emperor in remarks taken by some Muslims to imply that Islam was a violent religion.

Pope Benedict repeatedly said the words did not reflect his personal views, but he stopped short of issuing a clear apology to Muslims.

On Monday, a Vatican spokesperson told AFP news agency that the meeting between Sheikh Tayeb and Pope Francis had been “very cordial”.

The leaders exchanged gifts, embraces and discussed conflicts and tensions between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East.

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“Al-Azhar froze meetings in 2011 after taking offence at some comments made by the previous pope.”

oh..

but francis is much nicer eh?

“The meeting is the message,” he said.”

symbolism is ALL that matters..

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Sykes-Picot: The secret deal that changed the Middle East forever

•May 26, 2016 • 1 Comment

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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/05/15/world/sykes-picot-the-secret-deal-that-changed-the-middle-east-forever/#.VzhLG_l95pg

On May 16, 1916, a secret pact carved up the floundering Ottoman Empire into spheres of British and French interest, foreshadowing the future map of the Middle East and, critics say, sowing the seeds of many of its problems a hundred years later.

The Sykes-Picot agreement between the British and French governments for partitioning the empire’s Arab provinces was struck at the height of World War I as the two allies and Russia grappled with Turkey and its backers, Germany and Austria-Hungary.

In legal terms, the deal — named after a pair of British and French diplomats, Sir Mark Sykes and Francois Georges-Picot — only remained on paper.

But its geopolitical impact would resound for decades.

Clandestine negotiations started in November 1915, amid parallel moves to establish a new front during the war and counter the declaration of a holy war, or jihad, by the German-backed Ottoman sultan-caliph.

As part of those moves, negotiations took place with the ruler of Mecca at the time, Sharif Hussein, in which Britain’s High Commissioner in Egypt, Henry McMahon, dangled the prospect of an independent Arab state.

Britain and France were well established in the region — France through economic and cultural influence in the area known as the Levant, and Britain in Egypt, which London had occupied since 1882.

Pointing to a map before him to designate areas of interest, Sykes said: “I should like to draw a line from the ‘e’ in Acre (on the Mediterranean coast) to the last ‘k’ in Kirkuk (in modern-day Iraq).”

Territory north of the line would come under French protection, directly or indirectly, and territory to the south would be controlled directly or indirectly by the British.

France would take control of a “Blue Zone” that included Lebanon, the Syrian coast and parts of what is now Turkey.

Within a “Red Zone,” Britain would get southern Mesopotamia, or Iraq including Baghdad, along with the Mediterranean ports of Haifa and Acre.

Between the two, an Arab state or a confederation of Arab states was to be created under French and British protection.

Palestine, including Jerusalem, was designated by the color brown and was to be under an international administration.

Imperial Russia and Italy rallied to the accord, but later it was the revolutionary Russian government that had taken over that leaked news of the deal in 1917.

The accord actually negated British promises made to Hussein for an Arab homeland in the area of greater Syria in exchange for their support for British forces against the Ottoman Empire.

“The two men paid lip service to the promise of Arab independence … but then divided in two the region that the British high commissioner had offered to Hussein,” author James Barr noted in his book “A Line in the Sand.”

In addition, the line traced by Sykes-Picot split the Middle East, flouting regional, ethnic and religious ties, creating nations but reviving rivalries.

In the years that followed, the Sykes-Picot agreement became the target of bitter criticism, both from Arabs who dreamed of a unified homeland and from Kurds who had their hopes for autonomy dashed.

The accord was struck a year before the so-called Balfour Declaration promised a “national home for the Jewish people.”

The Russian Revolution and the entry of the United States into World War I in 1917 changed the rules of the game, according to French historian Henry Laurens.

The war had hardly ended when a brief conversation between French Prime Minister George Clemenceau and British leader David Lloyd George, changed the Sykes-Picot accord. Oil had become a strategic issue in the meantime.

Their discussion, in which France gave up on Palestine and the region of Mosul, where it claimed part of the oil reserves, was the decisive moment in the Middle East’s division, Laurens said.

Even so, when the Allies gathered at the San Remo Conference in April 1920, the accord’s broad outlines were approved, with a mandate for Palestine and Mesopotamia — now Iraq — conferred upon Britain.

France received a mandate for Lebanon and Syria but in 1921, withdrew from Cilicia in what is now Turkey amid a conflict with the forces of Turkish nationalist Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

In 1922, after subduing revolts in Palestine, Syria and Iraq, the two powers had their mandates confirmed by the League of Nations.

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100 year anniversary last week..fascinating to look at how the machinations back then influenced how our world is today..

“Pointing to a map before him to designate areas of interest, Sykes said: “I should like to draw a line from the ‘e’ in Acre (on the Mediterranean coast) to the last ‘k’ in Kirkuk (in modern-day Iraq).” Territory north of the line would come under French protection, directly or indirectly, and territory to the south would be controlled directly or indirectly by the British.”

and then this happened:

“The accord was struck a year before the so-called Balfour Declaration promised a “national home for the Jewish people.”

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Superbugs will “kill every three seconds”

•May 25, 2016 • 10 Comments

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http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36321394

Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a hugely influential report says.

The global review sets out a plan for preventing medicine “being cast back into the dark ages” that requires billions of dollars of investment.

It also calls for a revolution in the way antibiotics are used and a massive campaign to educate people.

The report has received a mixed response with some concerned that it does not go far enough.

The battle against infections that are resistant to drugs is one the world is losing rapidly and has been described as “as big a risk as terrorism”.

The problem is that we are simply not developing enough new antibiotics and we are wasting the ones we have.

Since the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance started in mid-2014, more than one million people have died from such infections.

And in that time doctors also discovered bacteria that can shrug off the drug of last resort – colistin – leading to warnings that the world was teetering on the cusp of a “post-antibiotic era”.

The review says the situation will get only worse with 10 million people predicted to die every year from resistant infections by 2050.

And the financial cost to economies of drug resistance will add up to $100 trillion (£70 trillion) by the mid-point of the century.

The review recommends:

  • An urgent and massive global awareness campaign as most people are ignorant of the risks
  • Establishing a $2bn ($1.4bn) Global Innovation Fund for early stage research
  • Improved access to clean water, sanitation and cleaner hospitals to prevent infections spreading
  • Reduce the unnecessary vast antibiotic use in agriculture including a ban on those “highly critical” to human health
  • Improved surveillance of the spread of drug resistance
  • Paying companies $1bn (£0.7bn) for every new antibiotic discovered
  • Financial incentives to develop new tests to prevent antibiotics being given when they will not work
  • Promoting the use of vaccines and alternatives to drugs

The review said the economic case for action “was clear” and could be paid for using a small cut of the current health budgets of countries or through extra taxes on pharmaceutical companies not investing in antibiotic research.

Lord Jim O’Neill, the economist who led the global review, told the BBC: “We need to inform in different ways, all over the world, why it’s crucial we stop treating our antibiotics like sweets.

“If we don’t solve the problem we are heading to the dark ages, we will have a lot of people dying.

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“Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a hugely influential report says.”

be afraid..ask your government to save you!

recommendations: Promoting the use of vaccines and alternatives to drugs

of course..

“the financial cost to economies of drug resistance will add up to $100 trillion (£70 trillion) by the mid-point of the century.”

thats a fair amount of money..but its all theory and guesswork..roll up your sleeves..

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