Thousands rally against $3bn UAE development project in Serbian capital

•May 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (C) flanked by Belgrade's major Sinisa Mali (R) and Mohammed El-Abbar, head of Eagle Hills company, attend a presentation of the Belgrade Waterfront project in Belgrade on June 27, 2014. Vucic announced the multi-billion euro construction of the "Belgrade on Water" project to develop the city's waterfront with residential buildings, offices, shopping malls, hotels and a spectacular, 200-meter high "Belgrade Tower." It should be built in seven years in partnership with a United Arab Emirates company headed by Mohammed El-Abbar, known for the construction of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest tower. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (C) flanked by Belgrade’s major Sinisa Mali (R) and Mohammed El-Abbar, head of Eagle Hills company.

Citizens and activists from the civic group "Let Us Not Drown Belgrade" march with a 2-meter tall yellow styrofoam duck, the symbol of a protest opposing the Belgrade waterfront project, during a protest in Belgrade on April 26, 2015. Serbia and UAE-based developer Eagle Hills signed on April 26 a joint investment agreement on the controversial Belgrade Waterfront project worth $3 billion (2.75 billion euros), despite opposition from various civic groups. The project would turn Savamala, an urban Belgrade district built in 19th century located below the city center at the right bank of Sava river, into a 2-million square meter commercial complex, including apartment buildings, business premises and a Dubai-style 200-meter (yard) tower. Various civic groups and non-governmental organizations have been opposing and protesting against the project since it was announced more than two years ago as the top political and economy promise of populist conservative government led by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

Citizens and activists from the civic group “Let Us Not Drown Belgrade” march with a 2-meter tall yellow styrofoam duck, the symbol of a protest opposing the Belgrade waterfront project, during a protest in Belgrade on April 26, 2015.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/thousands-rally-against-3bn-uae-development-project-serbian-capital-977319391

Large-scale protests against a controversial $3bn United Arab Emirates-backed development project in Belgrade broke out again in Serbia on Wednesday, putting further scrutiny on what opponents say is a corrupt relationship between Belgrade and Abu Dhabi.

About 9,000 people braved bad weather to protest the Belgrade Waterfront project in front of city hall, chanting, “Thieves! We will not let you do this!”.

Demonstrators then marched to various state-controlled media outlets to protest a lack of critical coverage of the project that has raised major questions for the public over their country’s dealings with the UAE.

The protests against the project  designed to be a luxury complex of shops, hotels, offices and apartments in the heart of Belgrade – follow others earlier this month that have seen thousands of people take to the streets of central Belgrade. Several opposition parties have also lent their support to the cause and called for demonstrations to continue.

The earlier protests were sparked by illegal demolitions last month that were pushed through to make way for the contentious project.

0n 24 April, dozens of masked men blocked access to the area in the heart of the capital where the project will be built, stopped residents from entering, tied several people up and confiscated any phones they could find.

The men then bulldozed several buildings as hapless onlookers tried to call the police for help, only to find that no help came, according to eyewitnesses, security camera recordings and a report from Serbian ombudsman Sasa Jankovic.

The well-publicised incident prompted residents to once again say they have had enough, but public fury over the project runs deeper and has refused to dissipate.

Recent revelations in the Panama Papers linking Serbian policy-makers with UAE businessmen have fanned popular resentment at the UAE’s role in Serbia, which benefits the two countries’ political elites, but shortchanges Serbian taxpayers.

The waterfront project was announced in Cannes in March 2014, after a much-publicised meeting between Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. During the meeting, Vucic said, the crown prince issued personal guarantees that UAE companies would invest in Belgrade Waterfront and other projects.

Belgrade Waterfront was designed to be a joint venture between Eagle Hills, a UAE company, on the one hand and the Serbian government and Belgrade municipality on the other. It was announced that Eagle Hills would invest $3bn in the project.

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thanks to maria for the link..

bit of unrest in scenic serbia..

“Demonstrators then marched to various state-controlled media outlets to protest a lack of critical coverage of the project that has raised major questions for the public over their country’s dealings with the UAE.”

you cant choose your family..but you can choose your friends..

“putting further scrutiny on what opponents say is a corrupt relationship between Belgrade and Abu Dhabi.”

http://www.eaglehills.com/

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Fukushima clean-up chief still hunting for 600 tonnes of melted radioactive fuel

•May 27, 2016 • 3 Comments

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-24/fukushima-operator-reveals-600-tonnes-melted-during-the-disaster/7396362?google_editors_picks=true

The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has revealed that 600 tonnes of reactor fuel melted during the disaster, and that the exact location of the highly radioactive blobs remains a mystery.

In an exclusive interview with Foreign Correspondent, the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s chief of decommissioning at Fukushima, Naohiro Masuda, said the company hoped to pinpoint the position of the fuel and begin removing it from 2021.

But he admitted the technology needed to remove the fuel has to be invented.

“Once we can find out the condition of the melted fuel and identify its location, I believe we can develop the necessary tools to retrieve it,” Mr Masuda said.

“So it’s important to find it as soon as possible.”

Reactors 1, 2 and 3 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant suffered catastrophic meltdowns in the hours and days after a giant tsunami swamped the facility on 11 March, 2011.

Thousands of workers are braving elevated radiation levels to stabilise and decommission the plant.

TEPCO says the process will take 30 to 40 years and tens of billions of dollars.

“In Reactor 1, all of the fuel has melted down from inside the pressure vessel,” Mr Masuda said.

“In reactors 2 and 3, about 30 per cent to 50 per cent remains in the pressure vessel and the rest has melted down. But unfortunately, we don’t know exactly where [the fuel] is.”

The head of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at the time of the meltdowns at Fukushima doubts the fuel can be retrieved, saying such an operation has never been done before.

“Nobody really knows where the fuel is at this point and this fuel is still very radioactive and will be for a long time,” said Gregory Jaczko in an interview with Foreign Correspondent in Washington.

“It may be possible that we’re never able to remove the fuel. You may just have to wind up leaving it there and somehow entomb it as it is.”

For the first time, TEPCO has revealed just how much of the mostly uranium fuel melted down after the tsunami swamped the plant.

“It’s estimated that approximately 200 tonnes of debris lies within each unit,” said TEPCO’s Naohiro Masuda.

“So in total, about 600 tonnes of melted debris fuel and a mixture of concrete and other metals are likely to be there.”

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they dont even know where it is..just have a think about that for a while..then contemplate the admission it will take 30-40 years to clean up and thats a pie in the sky guess..enjoy the olympics in 2020..

“Nobody really knows where the fuel is at this point and this fuel is still very radioactive and will be for a long time,” said Gregory Jaczko in an interview with Foreign Correspondent in Washington.”

“long time” aka..millenia..

oh..and dont eat the fish..

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The Vatican..2000 years of wealth accumulation

•May 27, 2016 • 22 Comments

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http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/vatican_billions.htm

Jesus, the founder of Christianity, was the poorest of the poor.

Roman Catholicism, which claims to be His church, is the richest of the rich, the wealthiest institution on earth.

How come, that such an institution, ruling in the name of this same itinerant preacher, whose want was such that he had not even a pillow upon which to rest his head, is now so top-heavy with riches that she can rival – indeed, that she can put to shame – the combined might of the most redoubtable financial trusts, of the most potent industrial super-giants, and of the most prosperous global corporation of the world?

It is a question that has echoed along the somber corridors of history during almost 2,000 years; a question that has puzzled, bewildered and angered in turn untold multitudes from the first centuries to our days.

The startling contradiction of the tremendous riches of the Roman Catholic Church with the direct teaching of Christ concerning their unambiguous rejection, is too glaring to be by-passed, tolerated or ignored by even the most indifferent of believers. In the past, indeed, some of the most virulent fulminations against such mammonic accumulation came from individuals whose zeal and religious fervor were second to none.

Their denunciations of the wealth, pomp, luxury and worldly habits of abbots, bishops, cardinals and popes can still be heard thundering with unabated clamor at the opening of almost any page of the chequered annals of western history.

Continue here: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/vatican_billions.htm

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thanks to rev17 for the link..

“Roman Catholicism, which claims to be His church, is the richest of the rich, the wealthiest institution on earth.”

the hypocrisy is overwhelming..do as we say not as we do..

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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 • 12 Comments

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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 • 4 Comments

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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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