Christchurch Terror Attack

Note three things: de facto the gunman is being put on trial not for mass murder but for his alleged ideas. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/19/new-zealand-shooting-stop-brenton-tarrant-turning-trial-platform/ Conspiracy theorists are busy discrediting themselves by denying that the attack was real or that anyone was killed https://jamesfetzer.org/2019/03/scott-bennett-the-new-zealand-shooting-what-happened-and-why/ They are quite aggressive towards anyone who tells them they are deluded Harold Saive says “Max Igan is wrong (or lying) in his analysis of the Tarrant video. A reasonable person would never agree with Igan that the video proves people were really shot. Analysis by Scott Bennett, former military. Open your eyes and assimilate” (from Harold Saive) Here is a plausible analysis from Max Igan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVFo3UUnIGQ Also, factor in this input from Suzie Dawson: https://consortiumnews.com/2019/03/15/misguided-spying-and-the-new-zealand-massacre/ … Continue reading

The World Has Just Witnessed The Most Vulgar And Disgusting “War Memorial” Ceremony in History

SOURCE Expectations for the centenary memorial to mark the end of the First World War were always low. Long before the first jumbo-jets carrying world leaders and other dignitaries touched down in Paris, the event was already being discussed in terms that made it feel more like a G20 style summit than a legitimate event to mourn the veterans of the world’s most disastrous war. Yet even with these low expectations in mind, the event’s descent into the hellish pits of vulgarity could not have been fully anticipated. The morose spectacle of the progeny of the aggressive victors of the First World War acting as though there was anything remotely moral, ethical or righteous about their victory was enough to turn the stomach of the most well tempered observer of world events. Adding to this, the very presence of the Russian President was downright maddening as Russia was utterly destroyed by the events following from the country’s undignified exit from the First World War and entry into a blood-soaked civil conflict whose aftermath haunts much of western Eurasia and eastern Europe to this day. To this day, millions of Russians around the world are refugees as a result of the … Continue reading

The Leo Frank Case, anti-semitism and anti-anti-semitism

https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-adl-and-kkk-born-of-the-same-murder-100-years-ago/?fbclid=IwAR1cBRT9ZRY15bKH3_us3bddC7Ug4GH00HUvzH0inrnmGOX29XMAm_yiLYo https://forward.com/culture/books/375506/musical-sparks-fresh-tensions-with-blacks-over-infamous-leo-frank-case/ The importance of the Leo Frank case is not just historical. It seems to have marked a turning point. With the founding of the Anti-Defamation League in 1913 Jews in America stopped being simply white people (mostly) and became, as it were, Jews. The evidence that Frank was guilty of murder seems very strong, and he was indeed convicted and sentenced to hang, by a jury including a number of prominent American Jews. But this is not accepted, or is at least pushed under the carpet as “irrelevant”, by the Anti-Defamation League, by Frank’s wealthy Jewish supporters of the time and more or less by the subsequent “historical record”. His supporters’ initial attempts to play the anti-Negro racist card in Atlanta, against all the odds, were not working and it became necessary to detect anti-Semitism behind accusations against Frank. This did not save Frank: his sentence was commuted but he was lynched by what are now called the “deplorables”. The lynching was meant as a lesson to interfering Yankees but, it seems, also reflected genuine moral outrage. Frank nevertheless went on to become “a martyr” and the Anti-Defamation-League commenced a successful career as a lobby willing and able … Continue reading

Highlights

Unity for Assange’s Plight Is Necessary to Build a Movement for Democracy Assange: Last interview before blackout Spinelli: How European are the Italian Communists? Raul Ilargi Meijer on Julian Assange Function of honour and tribute at monument in Tourlos to the executed political prisoners Ioannis Capodistrias, guardian angel of independence of the Vaud Interview with Mikael Book on Nuclear Weapons A Treatise on European Government, on a constitution and the transnational The Role of Altiero Spinelli on the Path towards European Union DiEM25 in the footsteps of Altiero Spinelli EPIFYLAKI: A visual exhibit at the Capodistrian Orphanage in Aegina AEGINA (introduction to the 3-volume history by Georgia Koulikourdi) International Conference: “Capodistrias – Spinelli – Europe” Against Spinelli Dimitris Kazakis For Spinelli Mikael Book Altiero Spinelli’s Testament … Continue reading

Unity for Assange’s Plight Is Necessary To Build a Movement for Democracy

Source WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in solitary confinement inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he was granted asylum in 2012 against the threat of extradition to the United States for his publishing activities. In recent months, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno, under pressure from the U.S. began threatening to evict this political refugee. In response to this dire situation, people across the political spectrum began to form solidarity through #Unify4J, an online platform to organize a social media movement in support of Assange. Among those include prominent Trump’s supporters. In the midst of Trump administration’s draconian measures on immigrants and empowerment of white supremacist groups, the idea of working with Trump’s key allies triggered reaction among the left. Recently, Classconscious.org, an outlet spearheading global civic action for Assange’s freedom, scrutinized the idea of uniting with ultra-right forces that back Trump and urged the movement to draw a line. Strife around the same issue arose from the former associate and early proponents of WikiLeaks. Barrett Brown, an award-winning journalist, previously imprisoned for charges relating to a Stratfor hack, has been one of the strong voices in support of the whistleblowing site. He described how he has long stood up for … Continue reading