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Saturday, 23 September

21:05

Despite Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Alan at Biased BBC poses me an interesting question: Was Charles Moore correct to claim, during his spat over BBC Brexit bias with Jonathan Dimbleby (and the usual booing AQ audience) on Any Questions today, that the BBC uses the phrase 'despite Brexit' "whenever theres a business story on the BBC"? Or was Jonathan Dimbleby right to cast doubt on his assertion and demand proof?

Well, I have been half-keeping my eye on this ever since the referendum - and ever since people I like began claiming that the BBC was using the phrase 'despite Brexit' a lot - and I've found very few BBC News website cases where the BBC uses the specific form of words 'despite Brexit'. 

To the three headlines Alan quotes in his post (Obama: Special relationship remains despite Brexit; UK construction rises despite Brexit vote; and Siemens promises UK investment despite Brexit warning). I've only found one more: Ryanair raises passenger growth forecast despite Brexit

The fact is that there's been a heck of a lot of 'despite Brexit' reporting from the BBC but very little use of the actual phrase itself. 

As Alan notes though, that form of words isn't the only form of words used. He's spotted examples of that, and I've also heard many a turn of phrase that means or suggests 'despite Brexit' but never specifically uses the precise words 'despite Brexit', plus many a report that implies as much without ever using equivalent turns of phrases.
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20:28

Statement by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 21, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2870898   Distinguished Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Last December, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, which clearly stipulated the inadmissibility

19:48

A Brief Encounter with 'Today' "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



I thought I might actually listen to an edition of Today in its entirety today, following yesterday's post about its 'dumbing-down'. 

It was disappointingly political and hard-news-focused, with lots on Mrs May's speech and Moody's downgrading and Rohingyas and Uber and capitalism and universities and undocumented migrants. 

There wasn't a single science story on it and the only arts bit was James Naughtie interviewing a children's author. 

There was, however, the new Nature Notes section - something I wholly approve of. 

Today's Nature Notes featured Charles Smith Jones of the British Deer Society answering elementary-level questions from Mishal Husain that any Autumnwatch viewer would have been able to answer. Still, Mr Smith Jones volunteered the interesting fact that some stags are known to travel up to 50 kilometres to join in the rut. (After Brexit can we go back to miles please?)

Plus the programme ended with Simon Jenkins and Mr Bruce the Station Master plugging Simon's new book on English railway stations. I liked that. (And I like Simon's highly judgemental books on buildings). Near to me is Carnforth Station where Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson shared a Brief Encounter to the strains of Rachmaninov. The ticking clock is still there, and it's usually working

My highlight though was Today's Matthew Price, that ultra-emoter, doing a...

19:06

New Zealand matters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


For some reason I've been watching the New Zealand election result with some interest today and found the BBC News website very reluctant to give any news on it. 

They didn't post any updates for nearly a day - unlike various newspapers, some of whom even ran live blogs. A couple of hours ago, however, the BBC did publish an update, though it's never made it onto their Home page, and has only ever been a minor item on their World page. 

It remains curious what interests the BBC, and what doesn't interest the BBC. 

18:48

Where has JonDon gone? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Regular readers of this blog will, perhaps, be interested in the latest Jon Donnison news. 

I just heard him on PM reporting on the Uber story.

Yes, the great man has abandoned his beloved Gazan shore and his far-from-beloved Australian shore and been posted back to Blighty. 


I'm sure he'll be his usual 'impartial' self in London (and, yes, that's sarcasm). 

18:46

'Complaints from both sides' - Part 659 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Puppy showing bias

A very dear anti-Brexit friend of mine gave me a spontaneous lecture recently, telling me to open my eyes to BBC bias. 

"Why can't people see that the BBC does exactly what the Tories tell them to do?", she asked incredulously. "It's all government propaganda". 

"They are so biased over Brexit," she continued. "Whenever there's an interview, the pro-Brexit person is always allowed to speak without interruption while anyone who opposes Brexit is talked down by the BBC". 

"It's so obvious, the bias", she concluded, before re-asking in total exasperation, "Why can't people see it?"

There are obviously more people out there who think like this than I realised. They obviously aren't only on Twitter.

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Those on Twitter, however, were sounding the same note about BBC bias this morning. 

One, listening to the same Radio 3 news bulletin that I listened to at 8 o'clock, fumed that the BBC was "lying" about Theresa May's speech by "saying the EU has welcomed it", calling it "state propaganda" from the BBC.

The newsreader actually said that EU leaders had given the speech "a cautious welcome" before quoting a further demand on the UK from one particular EU leader and then moving on to the story of Moody's...

18:00

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/09/23 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2017/09/23 16:00:01Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

17:58

Famous Nammos loses beach contract over blocking public access "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Public Assets Department of the Greek Finance Ministry suspended the permission of beach use by famous Nammos restaurant and nightclub on the island of Mykonos. Reason for the suspension was that Nammos owners built a platform and a ramp for a concert in late August thus preventing public access to the beach. According to

The post Famous Nammos loses beach contract over blocking public access appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

17:07

How Merkels Win May Hide Rising Discontent "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

With German Chancellor Merkel expected to win reelection on Sunday, the European elites may celebrate having turned back a populist surge, but their neo-liberal policies continue to fuel discontent

By Andrew Spannaus and cross-posted from Consortium News

The citizens of Germany will head to the polls this Sunday, in the last of a series of elections in major European countries this year. Before the voting began, there were fears that populist, anti-system parties could actually win in some cases, in the wake of the victory of last years Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. That hasnt happened, as Marine Le Pen of the National Front was defeated in a run-off in France, and Geert Wilders Freedom Party failed to break through in Holland.

Germany is also expected to weather the populist storm, with Chancellor Angela Merkel set to be re-elected. Her Christian Democratic Party (CDU/CSU) now holds a comfortable lead over its main competitor, the Social Democrats (SPD), with the other opposition parties far behind. That will give Merkel, a reserved but effective politician who grew up in Communist East Germany, the chance to approach Helmut Kohls record as the countrys longest serving leader.

Due to the parliamentary system, which allows numerous smaller parties to send representatives to Berlin, neither of the large parties can win outright, which means that Merkel will need to form a coalition. Her preference would be to take on her partys historical ally, the Free Democrats, but it is possible she will be forced to continue with a grand coalition agreement between the CDU and SPD to share power in the name of stability, while keeping out the parties seen as more extreme.

The most feared of the smaller groupings is the Alternative for Germany (AfD), a populist party that has grown rapidly in recent years, drawing on economic and social discontent in the mold of other anti-system parties around Europe. The AfD is expected to draw slightly more than 10 percent of the vote, well below the totals for Marine Le Pen in France (21 percent in the first round) or the Five-Star Movement in Italy (25 percent in 2013), and closer to the level of Geert Wilders Freedom Party in Holland (13 percent in the March elections).

Nevertheless, the AfDs growth has caused consternation around Europe, as the governing elites struggle to explain why even in the country with the continents strongest economy, where unemployment is low, and productivity and budget surpluses are high, there has been a rapid increase in populist fervor

Continue reading the...

16:56

Polls "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


"According to recent polling, if a referendum were held today Britain would vote to stay in", Anita Anand told us on Any Answers today

And she didn't fail to repeat the point either. 

How much recent polling has shown that or whether (as I suspect after Googling around) it's actually just that one single BMG poll for the Independent (showing 52% for Remain, 48% for Leave) I can't say for sure but, regardless, our Anita was certainly making the most of that 'recent polling' today.

16:29

Was machen wir eigentlich, wenn die AfD gewinnt? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Was machen wir eigentlich, wenn die AfD gewinnt?

Kurze Durchsage der Russen zum Nordkoreakonflikt:Russia: ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kurze Durchsage der Russen zum Nordkoreakonflikt:

Russia: Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten'

Moscow's Sergei Lavrov said a pause was needed, "to calm down the hotheads".

"Yes, it's unacceptable to silently watch North Korea's nuclear military adventures but it is also unacceptable to unleash war on the Korean Peninsula," he said.

Whrenddessen hat China brigens ihren lexport nach Nordkorea gedrosselt, entsprechend der Uno-Sanktionen.

15:19

WAH5: VIJF JAAR WIJ ZIJN HIER "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Van links naar rechts, achter naar voren: Cor Offman, ?, Lambert Meertens, Jo van der Spek, ?, Pablo Eppelin, Brit de Jong, ?, Thomas Spijkertboer, Khalid Jone, Henk Griffioen, Osman Yoonis, ?, Katy, ?, Sinead Wendt, Ton Meurs, Joan, Maud van der Linden, Savannah Koolen, Joyce Maas, Ahmed Aden, Adam Yaya, Salim, Abdihakim, Bernard, Mustapha, Dokter Co, Sinan, ?, Yusuf

Van links naar rechts, achter naar voren: Cor Offman, ?, Lambert Meertens, Jo van der Spek, ?, Pablo Eppelin, Brit de Jong, ?, Thomas Spijkertboer, Khalid Jone, Henk Griffioen, Osman Yoonis, ?, Katy, Annet, Sinead Wendt, Ton Meurs, Joan, Maud van der Linden, Savannah Koolen, Joyce Maas, Ahmed Aden, Adam Yaya, Salim, Abdihakim, Bernard, Mustapha, Co van Melle, Sinan, Ahmed, Rosa, Noufou, Yusuf


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The garden behind the Worldhouse, where We Are Here began 5 years ago on the 4th of September, we came together as refugees and supporters. Looking back and ahead, listening to speeches by Khalid Jone, Osman Yoonis and Jo van der Spek (M2M) (Part 1):

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12:30

The social centres roundup "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

For all its small size and general impoverishment the libertarian socialist movement actually runs a surprisingly large amount of real estate around Britain, all on non-hierarchical lines, by and for the people of the cities and towns were in. Housing co-ops, bookshops, bike collectives, archives, distros, printers and the like are all part of the []

12:16

Tragic end: Missing British tourist found dead in Petrota, NE Greece "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The body of the British tourist who went missing two days ago was found at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. The womans body was found by rescuers in the area Pyrgos of Petrota in the prefecture of Rodopi in north-eastern Greece. According to local media, the  body was in a terrible condition, perhaps she was attacked

The post Tragic end: Missing British tourist found dead in Petrota, NE Greece appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

11:28

4 layers of complexity in Northern Ireland after Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Lots and lots of commentators seem to be confused about Northern Ireland. No surprise there. The confusion seems to be around the post Brexit space. Again, no surprise there, its a mess wrapped in a confusion inside a conundrum. But, lets parse it. The problem is what to do with the border when it is no longer internal but becomes an external EU frontier. There are four layers to the relationship. All are, in principle, separable. These are

  1. The common travel area between the UK and Ireland
  2. The existence of freedom of movement to work between UK and Ireland
  3. UK and Ireland being in a Free Trade Area
  4. UK and Ireland being in a customs union.

At various times over the last century each and every one of these has been abrogated, ceded, suspended or modified. Lets parse them

The common travel area is a visa-free mini-schengen. It is merely about allowing travel of persons. It has nothing to do with work, goods or services. Depending on the flight and air/port one can find oneself waved through and bypassing the UK border or have to go through it via immigration. The latter was the case for the vast majority of travellers regardless of port of departure during the height of the troubles. So an Irish Sea people border already exists. A good discussion on the legal underpinning this is here . This common travel area is what most people think of when they talk about freedom of movement across the border.

The issue of freedom of UK and Irish citizens to live and work in each others state is more complex. It is in essence enshrined in the UK law via the 1949 Ireland Act which states in effect that Irish citizens are not considered foreign in UK terms. This allows for Irish and UK citizens to be treated alike in the UK, for work and benefits. Now there is absolutely nothing to stop the UK government changing this. And it is not clear that the 1949 Act post brexit does copperfasten. The Irish analogue is the Aliens Act 1935 and subsequent amendments. Both of these were superseded by the Freedom of movement provisions of the EU. Again, there is nothing to stop the common travel area remaining and this set of provisions going post brexit.  And these say nothing about trade in goods and services.

Then we get to the Free Trade and the Customs Union issues.

A free trade area is not a customs union but is a requirement for one. A good explainer on the distinction is here...

03:17

The UN and the Monster in the Room "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Peter Koenig There are no words, other than Monster, not even human monster, that can describe Trumps appearance before the UN General Assembly last Tuesday, 19 September. Its of

00:19

Syrian War Report September 22, 2017: US-backed Forces Push For Syrian Oil "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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Friday, 22 September

22:27

Back "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



I do like Upstart Crow, Ben Elton's formulaic, old-fashioned but warm and funny comedy centred on William Shakespeare starring David Mitchell.

But, of course, obviously, naturally, it goes without saying, et cetera, et cetera, there were a fair few jokes bashing Brexit, trashing Trump and trumpeting immigration. 

It wouldn't be a BBC comedy without such things these days, would it?

Little bit of politics there, little bit of politics. 

22:06

Hot water "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Adam Rutherford

A widely-reported BBC bias story this week concerned a BBC freelancer on Twitter - namely Inside Science presenter Adam Rutherford. 


Adam didn't think that Mr Stringer (a former analytical chemist) should be appointed to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee because of his 'sceptical' views on global warming, and urged his followers on Twitter to protest against the Labour MP's appointment. 


That's a striking affirmation of the BBC's policy - a policy many a BBC tweeter regularly ignores on all manner of issues. 

Listening to this week's Inside Science, Adam (in passing) mentioned his telling-off:
Some controversy followed with questions about the scie...

22:00

In The Driving Seat "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and fourteenth in a continuing series of so-called Photoons cartoons developed from digital photographs highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond.

Readers are left to place the protagonists in the context of news articles.

Enjoy!

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21:26

Expats "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Anyone you recognise?

Recognising people, including obscure politicians, is a handy tool for a blogger. I wish I could do it more often. Thankfully though, others remain on the alert


20:58

Populism stalking Europe "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Stephanie Flanders


I was driving to work this morning an heard a voice I recognised as being very familiar but couldn't immediately place. 

Thankfully someone very soon called her 'Stephanie' and it immediately clicked from her low, dusky voice that it must be Stephanie Flanders - the former BBC economics editor who left to work for Goldman Sachs and who campaigned vocally against Brexit during the EU referendum.

She was guest-presenting Today today (and yesterday). 


Chatting about Mrs Merkel this morning to like-minded Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum, she talked about "populism stalking Europe" in the light of certain recent European elections and referendums, and got Neil to go along with her assertion that "And, of course, her belief in Europe...I mean, people who are wanting her somehow to put Britain...her, sort of, liking for Britain...ahead of the future of Europe are going to be disappointed". 

20:51

Soren Dreier Readings "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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20:20

Updating an update "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Nigel juxtaposed on an image of Broadcasting House


News-watch have pursued the matter with great diligence (with us tracking their pursuit closely), helping prompt Nigel Farage to hand-deliver a complaint to the BBC about the coverage - especially about Newsnight's promotion of an unfounded and shocking smear at his expense. 

Thankfully, some parts of the British media have given space to people critical of their reporting of this story but it appears that the BBC is, characteristically, digging its licence-fee-funded heels in and refusing to acknowledge any errors on its part. 

The BBC have apparently "vehemently defended" their reporting, describing their coverage of the Harlow killing as "fair" and in line with what other media organisations were reporting (as if that's a proper defence from the BBC! 'Most trusted media organisation in the world', eh?) 

The false assertions and smears in the BBC's reporting have been listed several times. (They are summarised here). They are not in doubt. 

And the BBC have failed to respond to the charge/fa...

20:16

In Between "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


In Between

Newsnight hasn't done an Israel/Palestinians feature for quite a while but last night's edition plugged a new Palestinian film opening in cinemas here this weekend - a film that has apparently upset socially conservative Muslims in Israel whilst simultaneously 'showing' that Israeli Arabs are treated as "second-class citizens" in Israel, even in liberal Tel Aviv

Is that a case of the BBC having their cake and eating it?

The film's director Maysaloun Hamoud spoke to Kirsty Wark and was almost as hard to understand as Kirsty.

That said, Maysaloun's English is a good deal better than my Arabic, which barely extends beyond 'Allahu Akhbar', 'jihad', 'kuffir', 'taqiyya' and various words for headscarves. 

19:42

Sarah Sands on Brexit bias "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Sarah Sands

A copy of The Spectator awaited me when I got home today.

(That's not news. It always arrives on a Friday. Unless it comes on a Saturday that is, or isn't delivered at all.)

Among the first of its items this week was a 'diary' by Sarah Sands, the new editor of Today, laying out her stall.

(The Speccie hasn't posted it online yet, so the transcription below is from my own fair hand). 

She's proud to be moving the programme away from its heavy, grim-hospitals-and-even-grimmer-prisons-led news stories towards more of a newspaper-like programme with daily puzzles and much more science, art and fashion. 


To be honest, I'd rather have far more science and arts stuff than Today trying to set the nation's agenda.

I've had more than enough of the BBC trying to set the nation's agenda, thank you very much. 

So Sarah, please don't listen to these criticism. Please don't stop dumbing Today down! (How ab...

17:36

Geht euch das auch so? Formel 1 ist einfach zu leise? ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Geht euch das auch so? Formel 1 ist einfach zu leise? Ja?

Keine Sorge, an Abhilfe wird gearbeitet!

Formula One is working on a microphone that can be attached to a cars exhaust system to make the sport louder and more visceral for television viewers.
Na also! Geht doch!

16:00

Big SAR operation to locate missing UK tourist, 64, in Rodopi, NE Greece "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Police and Fire brigades are searching for a 64-year-old British tourist who has been missing since Thursday afternoon in Thrace in north-eastern Greece. After a visit to a local archaeological site, the woman had decided to return on foot. She called her relatives in UK that she was attacked by stray dogs. Contact to the

The post Big SAR operation to locate missing UK tourist, 64, in Rodopi, NE Greece appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

14:53

Former ATE Bank executives charged for loans without collateral and guarantees "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Greeces corruption prosecutor has brought criminal charges against 30 former executives of the now defunct Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATE) for approving loans over a 10-year period to construction company ATTIKAT as well as to a private citizen who did not meet the necessary requirements. The cost incurred by the bank is estimated at 80,000,000

The post Former ATE Bank executives charged for loans without collateral and guarantees appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

13:55

Matt Taylor - Writer. "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


A prolific writer, blogger, vlogger and music producer, Matt Taylor writes about controversial subjects including alien murder, satanic ritual cover-up, false flag events, corruption, fraud and the ancient historical cover-up of King Arthur II.

Check him out at https://matttaylorwriter.wordpress.com/

13:45

Being in Berlin in Time "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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In this Berlin talk (June 2017) I elaborate on identitarian politics being a cancerous disaster at the core of our current dystopia. I delve into ID politics' intellectual and political roots: the New Left, cultural Marxism and the meaning of fascism. I also spoke about philosophy of history  and German past in particular.  

p.s. I found out  that John Travolta's type blazer provides me with the necessary  extra oomph.

https://youtu.be/89SBvOaqp8w

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To understand  ID politics and the current dystopia  read  Being In Time: A Post Political  Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com and gilad.co.uk.   

13:10

Die EU hat 2014 eine Studie anfertigen lassen, die ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die EU hat 2014 eine Studie anfertigen lassen, die herausfinden sollte, wieviel wirtschaftlicher Schaden durch Raubkopien entsteht.

Ergebnis der Studie: Bis auf Ausnahmen wie frisch erschienene Blockbuster? Keine.

Also hat die EU-Kommission die Studie in der Rundablage vergammeln lassen und nicht verffentlicht.

Wie in der Pharmabranche! Nur dass die die Ausrede haben, dass sie mit ihrem eigenen Geld fr die Studien gezahlt haben.

Und wie bei Trump und den Gender Studies! Wenn wir die Augen schnell genug zumachen, dass wir die Gegenargumente nicht sehen, dann gelten die auch nicht!1!!

Update: Ich bin ja ehrlich gesagt ziemlich angefressen, dass ich darber aus US-Medien erfahren muss. Gut, Netzpolitik.org hat natrlich was.

13:06

Massive blow to Panathinaikos FC after owner Alafouzos announces his departure "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Panathinaikos owner Yiannis Alafouzos announced on Thursday he is leaving the club and is asking for any wealthy members of the Greens fan base to take over in this difficult moment for the biggest soccer club in Greeces capital. The 60-year-old shipping and media magnate, the clubs major shareholder, has decided to end his association

The post Massive blow to Panathinaikos FC after owner Alafouzos announces his departure appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

13:02

Review: Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble in Bristol "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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By Elfyn Griffith, September 12, 2017

https://www.bristol247.com/

Do you like John Coltrane? asks Gilad Atzmon with an ironic smile after he and his band The Orient House Ensemble have opened tonight with a beautiful cover of Duke Ellingtons In A Sentimental Mood, Atzmons clarinet soaring deliciously above the melody, like Coltranes in the original.

Describing tonight as Coltrane light this constantly touring sax supremo who the Guardian once described as the hardest-gigging man in British jazz and his excellent band pay homage to one of the greatest jazzmen of all time with The Spirit of Trane.

John Coltrane, who died 50 years ago, was the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history, and while the sonic power of his music can never be overlooked his experimentalism confused some jazz audiences back in the day. As Atzmon says, he once emptied a gig in London in just seven minutes. No chance of that tonight though, as this is over ten minutes into tonights set and the warmth and feel that this amusing, supremely gifted and controversial figure gives to Coltranes sound is infectious.

Atzmon is an exiled Israeli and political activist who has courted controversy with articles and books about the injustices in the Middle East, but his philosophy and music has always sought to surmount boundaries and barriers and encompass different cultures. His band are named after the former East Jerusalem HQ of the PLO, Orient House. Hes also played with many people outside the jazz lexicon such as Ian Dury & The Blockheads and Pink Floyd to name but two.

Amid the lovely renditions of Coltranes material tonight, Atzmons natural comic talent comes to the fore, whether its joking with his drummer the versatile Enzo Zirilli about Brexit or about his own prostate problems, and how the bass clarinet could come in handy as a stage toilet (!), his big character comes to the fore.

And speaking of big characters, the huge frame of double bassist Yaron Stavi, concentration etched on his features as he strolls the strings of his bass with feeling, is a delight. As are the quite astounding touches and flourishes of pianist Frank Harrison. This is a gifted, tight unit, whove been together for a long time and flow and comp...

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12:52

Survivors of spycop abuse hit out at official inquiry as two years pass with little progress "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Yesterday, 13 women who were deceived into intimate sexual relationships with undercover policemen over a period spanning nearly 30 years wrote to the Home Secretary to raise concerns about the progress and recent direction of the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing. The women noted that, two years into the Inquiry, the names of the 1,000-plus groups spied []

10:28

Oil spill: Woman covered with fuel oil exits the sea in Palaio Faliro "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A shocking picture that has gone viral on Greek internet: A woman with legs and hands covered with black fuel oil is coming out from the sea at Batis, in Palaio Faliro, polluted with the tanker oil spill. Batis is one of the beaches in Athens Riviera affected by the tanker oil spill and where

The post Oil spill: Woman covered with fuel oil exits the sea in Palaio Faliro appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

09:09

F.A.N. Newsletter "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The results of the first ever US government funded study of fluoride/IQ have now been published. A team of researchers funded by the National Institute of Environmental Sciences--part of the National Institutes of Health--found that low levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy are linked to significantly reduced IQ in children, according to a study published on September 19, 2017 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
The study, entitled Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 612 Years of Age in Mexico, was conducted by a team of scientists from University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Harvard, and McGill, and found:
higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 612 y old.
Within hours of it being published, FAN released a video response featuring Chemist and Toxicologist, Professor Paul Connett, PhD.

TAKE ACTION NOW:
  1. Share FANs Facebook and Twitter posts on social media.

  2. Share FANs webpage on the study with friends, family, co-workers;     particularly expecting mothers.

  3. Share the study, the accompanying press release, FANs Video, and the Newsweek article with your city councilors and Water Board, urging them to protect t...

09:06

CGT en defensa de las libertades y de la Democracia Directa "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

cgt.pngLa santa alianza de la clase poltica dominante (PP, PSOE, C`s, PNV, PDCat), la clase empresarial y la judicatura, han instaurado el estado de excepcin contra las clases populares y los movimientos sociales.

09:03

Tout Le Monde dteste le PKK. Histoire dune censure "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

6a.jpgEn juin 2017, Pierre Bance, auteur de Un Autre Futur pour le Kurdistan ? contactait Le Monde. Aprs lui avoir rserv une tribune libre sur le Rojava, le quotidien rejetait sa publication
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08:48

Greece tells China to cancel fake trademarks on Feta and Samos wine "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A Greek minister has warned China to cancel fake trademarks of two Greek products including feta cheese in order for a future deal with Brussels on geographical indications to move on. Brussels and Beijing agreed in June to publish a list of 200 geographical indications (GIs) 100 from each side that would be

The post Greece tells China to cancel fake trademarks on Feta and Samos wine appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

01:39

Ejrcito Colombiano Asesin a un Campesino y Dej Dos Ms Heridos en Zona Rural de Corinto, Cauca "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Foto: Tomada hoy por comunero indgena en el lugar de los hechos. A quien le agradecemos y reconocemos su importante trabajo de registro fotogrfico La fuerza publica de nuevo dispara de manera indiscriminada contra las comunidades indgenas y campesinas de Corinto-Cauca. En los hechos fue asesinado el campesino Jos Alberto Torijano, coordinador de la Guardia Campesina de la vereda Ro Negro, adems fueron gravemente heridos Jonathan Alexander Hernndez Guevara y Gonzalo Iquinas Perdomo.

Thursday, 21 September

01:00

THE KILLING OF HISTORY "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Reporting from New York, John Pilger describes the re-writing of the history of the Vietnam War in the 10-part television series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Millions died "in good faith", they say. And so yet more wars are justified - as President Trump tells the world he is prepared to "totally destroy" North Korea and its 25 million people.

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