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Monday, 18 September


#Judge #Jury or #Internet: who delivers #justice in #PublicCourts of #PublicInterest? @MoJGovUK @SWPolice "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In the UK, McKenzie Friends were born in 1970, out of the need to help pro bono as litigation friend, when a Litigant in Person could not afford to pay a lawyer.

Since then, they emerged mainly from victims of white collar crimes who were learning by doing generally after bad experiences with the legal profession, e.g.:

And a book as well as mainstream media articles:


Syrian War Report September 18, 2017: Syrian Army Crossed Euphrates River "IndyWatch Feed Europe" If youre able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldnt be possible without your help: PayPal: or via: or via: The Syrian Arab


Es gibt nach Jahren mal wieder einen erwhnenswerten ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Es gibt nach Jahren mal wieder einen erwhnenswerten Apache-Bug!

Fortunately Apache developer Jacob Champion digged into it and figured out what was going on: Apache supports a configuration directive Limits that allows restricting access to certain HTTP methods to a specific user. And if one sets the Limit directive in an .htaccess file for an HTTP method that's not globally registered in the server then the corruption happens. After that I was able to reproduce it myself. Setting a Limit directive for any invalid HTTP method in an .htaccess file caused a use after free error in the construction of the Allow header which was also detectable with Address Sanitizer.


Police cracks down gang pickpocketing tourists on Athens Metro & ISAP "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A police crackdown on a gang of pickpockets working in Greek capital has led to 31 arrests so far and the resolving of  764 cases of reported thefts. In an official statement on Monday, Greek Police said that 31 people, mostly of Albanian nationality were arrested, while another 18 suspects were at large. The gang

The post Police cracks down gang pickpocketing tourists on Athens Metro & ISAP appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Earthquake faults may have played key role in Ancient Greek sanctuaries "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Ancient Greeks may have built sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth. Professor of Geoscience Communication Iain Stewart MBE, Director of the Universitys Sustainable Earth Institute, has presented several BBC documentaries about the power of earthquakes in shaping landscapes

The post Earthquake faults may have played key role in Ancient Greek sanctuaries appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


The Lucy Stein Gang Rides Into Moscow "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Israel Shamir for the Unz Review Can the Putin Fans League win municipal elections in New York City? Not bloody likely, youll murmur, and probably justifiably so. However, in


Solidarity doubles fundraising target for burned Bristol Tent City "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Following a successful weekend for the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair and Radical History Festival more good news has come through from the south-west solidarity donations to help homeless people whose tent city was burned down on September 9th have more than doubled the campaign target in less than a week. The 1,000 cash drive by []


Volunteer firefighter sentenced for setting wildfire in Samos last week "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A 45-year-old volunteer firefighter was sentenced to eight months imprisonment on 3-year suspension for a wildfire in Kontakeika area on the island of Samos last week. Last Thursday evening, the man had reportedly informed the volunteer firefighters units of the island about a fire in the area. He furthermore claimed that he saw a suspect

The post Volunteer firefighter sentenced for setting wildfire in Samos last week appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.



ND leader Mitsotakis: Social equality is against the human nature "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Awkward message by the leader of  Greeces major opposition party, conservative New Democracy. Social equality is against the human nature, tribe leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Greeks at the International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki on Saturday. I have no illusions about a society without inequalities, something like that is against the human nature, and those who

The post ND leader Mitsotakis: Social equality is against the human nature appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Ich behaupte seit Jahren, dass Auto-Updater ein zustzliches ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ich behaupte seit Jahren, dass Auto-Updater ein zustzliches Einfallstor fr Angreifer sind. Hier ist mal wieder ein aktuelles Beispiel, und zwar pikanterweise aus der Schlangenlbranche.

CCleaner ist eine von diesen berflssigen Beschftigungstherapie-Produkten fr hyperaktive Windows-User, die glauben, sie mssten periodisch ihre Registry aufrumen oder so. Einige Leute werden sich jetzt vielleicht fragen, ob da ein Schlangenl-Hersteller seinen Absatz ankurbeln wollte. Hier ist das Presse-Statement des Herstellers. Der versucht nicht mal zu erklren, wie es soweit kommen konnte.
At this stage, we dont want to speculate how the unauthorized code appeared in the CCleaner software, where the attack originated from, how long it was being prepared and who stood behind it. The investigation is still ongoing.
Oh ach so. Ihr ermittelt noch. Da na bin ich ja mal gespannt, was da rauskommt!1!!


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Lies, Damn Lies and OMG More Lies "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog

There are three types of lies lies, damn lies, and statistics.  Benjamin Disraeli

Every month the government apparatchiks at the Bureau of Lies and Scams (BLS) dutifully announces inflation is still running below 2%. Janet Yellen then gives a speech where she notes her concern inflation is too low and she needs to keep interest rates near zero to save humanity from the scourge of too low inflation. I dont know how I could survive without 2% inflation reducing my purchasing power.

This week they reported year over year inflation of 1.9%. Just right to keep Janet from raising rates and keeping the stock market on track for new record highs. According to our beloved bureaucrats, after they have sliced, diced, massaged and manipulated the data, youve experienced annual inflation of 2.1% since 2000. If you believe that, Ive got a great real estate deal for you in North Korea on the border with South Korea.

Lies sound like facts to those whove been conditioned to mis-recognize the truth. ? DaShanne Stokes

CPI and Core CPI

Ignore that silly Shiller PE ratio far surpassing 1929 and 2007 levels. Ignore every historically accurate valuation method showing the stock market 70% to 129% overvalued. Wall Street shysters like Jamie Dimon, faux financial analysts, corporate media talking heads and even Donald Trump tell you this time is different. Tax cuts, amnesty for illegals, more wars, and eliminating the debt ceiling will surely spur massive economic growth. Trillion dollar deficits are always bullish. Making America Great with More Debt should drive the stock market to 30,000 in no time.

All is well. Real median household income just surpassed the level achieved in 1999. Think about that for a second. It took seventeen years for the average American family to get back to a household income of $59,000. The $59,000 of household income...


Hang on to Your Cash. This Dash to Digitise Payments is Dangerous "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Brett Scott and cross-posted from The Guardian

Sweden leads the world in cashlessness. In doing so it also leads the world in opening its citizens up to fine-grained financial surveillance. Cashless society is a euphemism for a bank payments society, in which every transaction must be passed through a complex of banks, card companies, phone providers and payments apps.

In granting financial corporations complete control over the money system, our every economic interaction ends up logged in their databases for analysis. Sweden may end up being the first society in which every private economic action is recorded.

Cashlessness is often presented as natural progress. Indeed, a recent BBC article about Swedens digital payments fetish asks: So how did the Nordic nation get so far ahead of the rest of us?.As if cashlessness is a state we are all willingly racing towards.

Commentators often suggest the phenomenon is driven by consumer demand. Its partially true. Ask a room of people to raise their hands if they wish to be able to use digital payment, and most will do so. But if you reframe the question as Do you want to not have the option to use cash? people are more hesitant. We like new options, but we dont like having options removed.

Automobile evangelists in the early 1900s pitched cars as the transport of the future, superior to other forms, such as horse-drawn carriages. The bicycle, though, has remained stubbornly persistent, despite the cars greater speed, distance and carrying capacity. Thats because the bicycle is more efficient in certain contexts, and requires lower maintenance. Cars have come to cause congestion, pollution, accidents and urban sprawl, and nowadays we see the simple bicycle as one solution to the problems caused by the superior car.

So it is with cash. The digital payments industry tries to cast cash as the horse-drawn carriage of payments; but cash is the bicycle, more flexible, resilient and convenient in certain settings, especially informal ones.

People dont want cashlessness any more than they want a society where youre allowed to use cars only. And once people glimpse the dark side of bank digital payments with surveillance, massive increase in financial cybercrime, and exclusion of people who cannot access the formal banking system they will probably want cash to remain.

There are, howeve...


Health authorities warn of measles rise in Greece, urge for vaccination "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Measles are on the rise also in Greece and health authorities point to a spike in infections cases in the last four months. Alone in Corinth, in north-eastern Peloponnese, 18 children were hospitalized and some of them were transferred to hospitals in Athens due to the severity of the cases. We are in a phase

The post Health authorities warn of measles rise in Greece, urge for vaccination appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Service, Surveys, and Sir Vice "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Ive banged on about this before, and obviously its not something that most people want to hear, judging by the responses that apart from thank yous, range from ignoring it to outright threats but Im saying it again, because its now past one minute to midnight, and the hammer is about to hit the bell.

What you are about to read, if you can be arsed, is continuously emphasised to me as I walk this healing journey along this most significant of energy currents in Wales. Ive been calling it an Earth Energy current, but that isnt quite what She is. Yes, She is intimately linked with our precious planet, and is here to nurture and nourish the Earth and every consciousness (everything has consciousness) that is dependent on this beautiful creation for their existence in this experience;  but this Dragon is not a dependent, She is a presence with a specific route and purpose, that thrives on respect and acknowledgement. Humans dont do that but the wild animals do; I see evidence of that frequently, every time I am out with Her. Humans dont do it because theyve been indoctrinated not to; even though miles and miles of roads are built on Dragons backs, coastlines are preserved by them, and many of the places we are born, marry, and depart physicality from  are purposely sited on their presence by the very few who do know of them.

Humankind has foolishly deserted these life-enhancing and preserving currents, not least to their own detriment, and increasingly they reap the consequences of their present and ancestral denial.


Finding Ffraed

This actual journey, surveying Y Ddraigs course through Pembrokeshire, began at a little-known holy well hidden behind a tall hedge on a single-track road to the village of Llanychaer. The well has no saintly dedication, though it sits below a church, St. Davids, that is now derelict. Y Ddraig goes through the holy well and the very large original oval enclosure, the Llan, but Her flow does not enter the church or its yard, which is built in the Llans southwest corner.

I first visited the well in early August of 2016 and noticed, on a flat rock inside the stone chamber, a fading silhouette and inscriptions that w...


Australia - Bega councils water fluoridation referral raises ire "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Council looks likely to wash its hands of the water fluoridation debate when it meets this week.
As per recommendations in Wednesdays meeting agenda, it is believed councillors will refer the decision on whether to fluoridate Bega Valley water supplies to NSW Health.
However, by doing so council will, in effect, be giving the go ahead to fluoridate as the state government department has been strongly encouraging BVSC to fluoridate two of its four supplies.
There are four water supply systems in the Bega Valley Shire, Tantawanglo-Kiah, Brogo-Bermagui, Bemboka and Bega-Tathra.
Fluoride has been added to the Bega-Tathra water supply system since 1963 and council has looked at adding fluoride to the Tantawanglo-Kiah and Brogo-Bermagui water supplies.
The fluoridation question has been the source of much concern by the community and there has been a concerted effort by anti-fluoride campaigners during the public submission period...............



Sometimes it can be difficult to tell how healthy we are. We may have a clean bill of health from our doctors, yet we still get upset stomaches, headaches, back pain, and other issues that suggest our bodies are not in complete harmony.

Plus, health can be relative to your perception of what a healthy diet and a healthy body should look like. Sometimes we allow our belief systems and perceptions to trump science and we ignore the way our bodies feel because were so engrained in our current paradigms. Its time that we connect back with our bodies and listen to them so we can truly optimize our health, and surprisingly enough, our mouths provide us with the perfect opportunities to do so.

Many of us who are interested in health completely disregard our teeth and our mouths, and at what cost? We forget that the human body is a holistic and interconnected system, one that can only function optimally if everything is running smoothly. If your liver werent working properly, it would affect your entire body. If your heart stopped working, youd be dead. Many of our organs and our body parts are crucial to our overall health and body function. Well, the same could be said about your mouth!

Your mouth literally acts as the gateway to your body; you can use it to either nourish your body with healthy foods or destroy it with toxins, unhealthy foods, and chemicals. Whatever you put in your mouth ends up affecting your entire body drastically. Its not just about what you put in it, either.

A physically cleaner mouth isnt just aesthetically pleasing, its crucial for your overall health, as it can play a key role in disease prevention. For example, poor oral health has been linked to inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers, and even cancer. Advanced gum disease can increase risk of fatal heart attacks by up to 10 times.

How to Properly Care for Your Oral Health

Contrary to popular belief, you do not want to be using chemical-filled toothpastes and mouthwashes, especially those that contain fluoride. Fluoride is a powerful neurotoxin that the North American dental industry claims is necessary for proper dental health...................


MADE In Russia VII September 1 15 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

  by Scott Humor What does Russia produce? 1 What does Russia produce? 2 What does Russia produce? 3 Made In Russia SITREP IV Made in Russia V Made in


Vorsto nach Down Under "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(Eigener Bericht) - Untersttzt von deutschen Unternehmerverbnden pldieren fhrende EU-Funktionre fr eine Ausweitung der europischen Freihandelsoffensiven nach Australien und Neuseeland. Entsprechende Vereinbarungen hat EU-Kommissionsprsident Jean-Claude Juncker in der vergangenen Woche angekndigt. Gleichzeitig treiben Berlin und Brssel den endgltigen Abschluss des Japan-EU-Freihandelsabkommens (JEFTA) voran - gegen wachsende Proteste. Whrend protektionistische Manahmen den Einfluss Chinas in der stlichen und sdstlichen EU-Peripherie mindern sollen, wollen Berlin und Brssel ihre Aktivitten in der Nachbarschaft der aufstrebenden Volksrepublik verstrken - indem sie die von Trump aufgegebene US-Strategie des handelspolitischen Containments gegenber China weiterverfolgen.

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Sunday, 17 September


When is a pay-rise not a pay-rise? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Lifting the pay-cap is too little too late.




Mark Mardell Goes to Swansea "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Dylan Thomas, quoted from by Mark Mardell today

Mark Mardell was back on The World This Weekend today. Surprisingly, the much-travelled Mark didn't go to Florence for his final item. His jaunt this week was merely to Swansea - that "ugly, lovely town". 

Still, the programme faithfully followed the by-now-painfully-familiar format which I've outlined so many times I could probably sketch out Mark Mardell's pieces for him in advance.

First came the anti-Brexit angle announced in the programme's introduction:
Mark Mardell: Welcome to The World This Weekend. This is Mark Mardell. Boris Johnson is rebuked by Cabinet colleagues for an ill-timed intervention on Brexit. The Foreign Secretary was promising to spend more money on the NHS after we leave, but what will happen to poorer parts of the UK which got buckets of cash from the European Union? I've been to Swansea.
Voice 1: My fear is that Brexit will be used as an opportunity not only to grab powers back from our National Assembly but to reduce the amount of investment that we are getting in Wales as well.
Voice 2: Cutting edge projects, like rail electrification, like Swansea Bay Lagoon, are going to be burned on the altar of Brexit.
Mark Mardell: We'll hear what the Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has to say about that. 
Then came the usual heavily one-sided report from Mark Marde...


[September 11, Chile] No one is forgotten, nothing is settled, memory to the f@llen "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Eve of 11 September. We threw pamphlets and put a banner to steps away from where our library project works where could read: NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN NOTHING IS SETTLED MEMORY TO THE F@LLEN

From somewhere in the Chilean territory
Anti-authoritarian Library Libertad
Winter, 2017

In Spanish l Portuguese


Pequea minera artesanal o criminal? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Trabajo de minera en cajn o laberinto, Sevilla, Valle del Cauca (Fotografa de Jos Antonio Gutirrez D.)La cuestin minero-campesina y ambiental en Sevilla, Valle del Cauca
El drama de los campesinos y pequeos mineros en la zona de Sevilla reproduce, en un solo municipio, la historia cclica de represin, despojo, colonizacin y resistencia que es patrimonio de todo el campesinado colombiano. Es la eterna lucha de los terratenientes y los grandes propietarios en contra del campesino o el pequeo propietario que ejerce un control de facto (rara vez con ttulos) sobre su tierra y los recursos disponibles en ella, as como sobre su propia mano de obra, la cual utiliza para la reproduccin de su economa a escala familiar. Esas son las dos cosas porque los oligarcas desde siempre les han combatido: porque ellos quieren controlar toda la tierra y sus recursos, as como quieren que el campesino o el pequeo productor trabajen para ellos, no para s mismos y sus familias.


Sunday Morning Live "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In other Sunday morning-related news, Sunday Morning Live had a very odd discussion on the question, 'Is religion dying out in Britain?' It was odd because there were 5 religious people on the panel (or on the video screen) who think it isn't and just one humanist who thinks it is. 

You can usually tell who's putting the 'unpopular' view on a BBC programme like this though, even when the panels are balanced. They tend to get challenged more by the presenter. Here the chap who thinks drinking alcohol is far less harmful than some people claim found himself on the receiving end of Sean Fletcher's sharpest challenges and, later, Kathy Gyngell of The Conservative Woman got the full interruption treatment from young Sean for espousing socially conservative views on the family. She also endured Sean telling her that people on Twitter will be thinking, "You are from another era", as they heard her views. (Charming!)


Oh, Boris! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Andrew Marr certainly got himself a headline-making scoop this morning, getting Amber Rudd to agree that Boris was behaving like a "back seat driver", as well as getting her to talk about him as if he was an overexcited child, or dog. ("Aww, Andrew, he's soooo full of enthusiasm and energy, bless him! And he can be reeeally entertaining too!", she almost said - several times). 

Boris was certainly the main story this morning for AM's programme. Andrew's introduction began as follows:
It's strangely easy to forget, but as a country we are under attack. The Parson's Green bomb was the fifth terrorist attack this year and the police say they have foiled another half a dozen serious plots. You'd think that would dominate today's front pages - but no, Boris Johnson has lobbed a verbal firework into the Brexit debate and snaffled the headlines. Oh, Boris! 
Well oddly, today's front pages, contrary to what Andrew said, were actually dominated by the Parson's Green terrorist attack. The Observer, the Sunday Express, the Daily Star on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror led with it. The Sunday Times led with tuition fees, not Boris, but actually put the Parson's Green story first on their front page. The Sun on Sunday and the Sunday People went with their own stories. Boris only led the Sunday Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday. Oh, Andrew!


Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The doors of Morecambe's Midland Hotel swing open to welcome you to another Open Thread. Please come inside and partake of a cocktail in the rotunda.


Jokes on Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(Mostly garnered from this amusing corny Twitter feed. One I heard a few times on my holiday in Spain. Can you guess which one?)

  • Took the shell off my racing snail. Thought it might speed him up. If anything, it made him more sluggish.
  • My wife accused me of being a transvestite. So I packed her things and left.
  • Have YOU had to walk 500 miles? Were you advised to walk 500 more? You could be entitled to compensation. Call the Pro Claimers now!
  • A Muslim strip club in Benidorm. The Muslim stripper comes out. The crowd gets rowdy. Suddenly someone cries out, 'Come on love, show us your face!'. And then the chant goes up, 'Get your nose out for the lads!'
  • I went to the doctors with hearing problems. He said, "Can you describe the symptoms?" I said, "Homer's a fat bloke and Marge has blue hair".
  • My wife told me women are better at multitasking than men. So I told her to sit down and shut up. Guess what? She couldn't do either!

And the biggest joke of all...

  • If you don't have a TV licence, you could get sent to prison...where you can watch TV all day, without needing a licence.


Anarchisten en antimilitaristen in Nederland in een periode van oorlog en revolutie "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Een lezing van Ron Blom, gerganiseerd door de Anarchistische Groep Nijmegen.

Socialisten en zeker anarchisten moeten weinig hebben van het leger en visa versa. Niet met de wapenen der barbaren en de wapens neder zijn de bekende antimilitaristische leuzen waarmee anarchisten leger en vloot tegemoet treden.  Dit jaar is precies honderd jaar geleden dat aan het einde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog de Russische Revolutie uitbrak. In weerwil van de op internationale socialistische congressen afgesproken anti-oorlogspolitiek besloot de overgrote meerderheid van aangesloten partijen en organisaties de eigen regering te ondersteunen in hun opstelling bij het conflict. Zelfs een deel van de anarchisten bleek niet immuun voor het patriotisme en koos anarchistisch partij. Een massaslachting was het resultaat en pas na enkele jaren begon het tij te keren. Keizerrijken en tsarisme vielen en er deden zich revolutionaire ontwikkelingen voor. Maar hoe zat het in Nederland?

Het uitbreken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog stortte heel links in een ideologische crisis. Overal in Europa vierde het nationalisme hoogtij. De Socialistische Tweede Internationale dreigde uit elkaar te vallen. Anarchisten, syndicalisten en antimilitaristen leden door het uitbreken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog een nederlaag. Zij hadden immers gehoopt een oorlog via massale weigering te kunnen voorkomen. In Nederland was de nederlaag wat kleiner, omdat ons land buiten de oorlog bleef. Maar het land mobiliseerde wel en daardoor werd de samenleving volgens revolutionair-links verder gemilitariseerd. De meeste Nederlanders beschouwden de mobilisatie echter als een middel om het land buiten de oorlog te houden. Dit leidde tot een ideologisch dilemma. Anarchisten, syndicalisten en antimilitaristen waren tegen het leger, maar wilden wel massa-aanhang creren om het kapitalisme en militarisme te beindigen. Verder wilden zij de band met de gemobiliseerde achterban in het soldatenpak onderhouden. Dat dezen ze door de oprichting van onafhankelijke mobilisatieclubs. Na de lancering van het Dienstweigeringsmanifest  besloot een groeiende aantal mannen en jongens de gevangenschap te verkiezen boven het soldatenpak. Als gevolg van de revoluties in Rusland en Duitsland gingen revolutionaire socialisten, anarchisten en antimilitaristen ertoe over om ook in Nederland arbeiders- en soldatenraden te stichten. Uit angst het initiatief te verliezen in deze turbulente periode voelde zelfs de......


The Sunday Politics "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The swallows must be getting twitchy. Autumn will soon be upon us, and all the Sunday morning political programmes are now back.

The Sunday Politics looks much the same, except for having a new presenter - Sarah Smith.

Smiley Smiley Sarah Smith

She may have to work on her wit and whimsy lest she makes it a glum watch every week. Dullness doesn't make for enjoyable viewing.

Will she prove as even-handed as Andrew Neil? Only time will tell, but she seemed even-handed enough to me today...

...with one possible exception: It will be interesting to see how she handles Labour Party interviews, particularly if there turns out to be a pronounced difference in how she treats hard-left and centre-left Labour interviewees. The pro-Corbyn interviewee today certainly got much tougher treatment than the New Labour interviewee. We'll see if that's a one-off over the coming months.

Also on the subject of The Sunday Politics...

Thinking again about Julia Hartley-Brewer's complaint on Question Time that she's "the sole Leaver on the BBC panel...most of the time" (which wasn't true about most of her QT appearances), that must have come about, in part, because of her appearances on The Sunday Politics wh...


[Argentina] Un movimiento libertario que se hace de sumar las diferencias. "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

img20170903wa0030.jpgEl domingo 3 de septiembre sesion en la ciudad de Buenos Aires un Foro libertario con la asistencia de unos cuatrocientos militantes de diversas agrupaciones del movimiento anarquista y afines que se dieron cita para discutir una alternativa social no electoral.


Fundamentalist Christians "March of Life" in Berlin against abortions accompanied by counter protests "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

About 5,000 fundamentalist Christians attended the annual March for life in Berlin against abortions. The march was accompanied by counter protests of left wing and feminist activists. Riot police had to intervene several times to remove activists from the right wing march.

Blockades forced the Fundamentalists to shorten their route. Journalists were verbally and physically attacked by the participants of the March of Life.


Catalonias Defiance of Spanish Authority Turns into Rebellion "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Do not underestimate the power of Spanish democracy.

With these words, eerily reminiscent of a line once spoken by Star Wars villain Darth Vader, Spains Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought to a close a week of frenzied drama. It began with a foiled attempt by the Spanish police to close down the official website for the Catalan independence referendum. As often happens with web-based raids, the official site was up and running again within minutes, albeit with a different domain name.

Next, the Public Prosecutors office ruled that the referendum is now illegal beyond all doubt and instructed the Civil Guard, National Police, Catalan Police (Mossos dEsquadra) and local police forces to act to stop it. It also launched criminal investigations against the entire Catalan government, the Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, the leaders of two separatist municipal associations and more than 700 Catalan mayors (representing 75% of Catalonias municipalities) for agreeing to cooperate with the planned plebiscite.

On Friday, Spains Finance Ministry joined the fracas by introducing a motion that would hand Madrid much greater control over how Catalonia spends its money in an effort to block the regional government from using state cash to pay for an illegal independence referendum. It has also frozen Catalonias monthly advance of the national liquidity fund (FLA), worth some 1.4 billion a month, and demanded that banks report any transactions related to the referendum vote to the central government.

The ultimate goal is to turn the Catalan regional government into an empty shell of an institution one that has no autonomy, or for that matter any practical function or purpose

Continue reading the article

Filed under: Catalan Independence, Spain


Priorities "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

This is curious. Both Sky News and ITV News are still leading their websites with the latest UK terrorist attack:

The BBC News website, in contrast, has relegated the story down its running order. (It's now a lower priority story than a piece on James Bond):

Meanwhile, and perhaps not coincidentally, Mail Online's main headline at the moment is:

Now, the Mail report is more cautious than its headline and adds caveats like "If true", but the questio...


Book Review: Undercover by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Book Review: Undercover by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis

Following on from my recent article on police undercover operations in North Yorkshire, I wanted to research the subject further. I had been very impressed by the quality of the Guardian reporting on undercover policing by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, so I decided to buy a copy of their book Undercover.

Undercover comprises 335 pages, with an extensive index, but no illustrations. It is well-written and is very easy, compelling reading. It was gripping. I could not put it down and finished it over the course of a weekend. Once I had finished reading I was genuinely shocked and deeply saddened, both for the undercover officers and for their victims, particularly the children.

The book is a summary of painstaking research, years of investigation, multiple interviews with former undercover policemen and various people they were involved with. Undercover policing is a particularly difficult topic to investigate, not just due to the passage of time since 1968, the Official Secrets Act and the reluctance of many of its members to talk to it, but also because of the on-going operation by the police to protect the identities of these men and women. The police guard their reputation jealously and will not admit to mistakes if it can possibly be avoided. The NYEs experience with North Yorkshire Police over the Peter Jaconelli scandal (and others) are proof of this. Evans and Lewis are both award-winning journalists (Paul Lewis can be seen in this documentary on undercover policing). As one would expect, they have done as good a job as possible in comprehensively investigating and documenting this scandal of police misconduct.

The organisational changes that occurred as undercover policing evolved from 1968 onwards are very clearly covered, as are the uncoordinated, non-standardised approaches and methods across the various squads that conducted undercover policing. The book does not cover undercover operations by individual forces and follows a chronological case by case structure grouped around the policemen from the various centralised squads that existed at various times. This works very well and is unavoidable, given the patchy information available in some cases and areas.

The book reveals the deceit, betrayal, misconduct, child abuse and in some cases serious crime some of these undercover Special Branch p...


Is it really true that Americas richest 1% are overwhelmingly Jewish? (UPDATED: Saker post-scriptum) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Eric Zuesse On September 8th, an article I wrote for Strategic Culture Foundation, What Americas Aristocracy Want, was republished at the Donbass (far-eastern formerly Ukrainian) website, South Front. The

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Appeal: Heroic Motorists rescue Mother and Baby from Blazing Car "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Appeal: Heroic Motorists rescue Mother and Baby from Blazing Car

Traffic cops have praised the brave actions of motorists who stopped at a serious injury collision on the outskirts of Whitby to rescue a mother and baby from a car before it burst into flames.

The collision, which involved a blue Vauxhall Vectra and a grey VW Golf, occurred on the A171 at Normanby, just south of Whitby, at around 10am on Saturday (16 September 2017).

Early indications are that the Vauxhall Vectra was travelling on the A171 towards Whitby. The vehicle appears to have gone out of control, crossing the road into the path of oncoming vehicles.

The Vectra has then struck the Golf which caught fire when it came to rest on the grass verge.

Traffic Sergeant John Lumbard, of the Roads Policing Group, said:

The infant was being carried in a child seat in the Golf. The mother, who was the driver, was seriously injured as a result of the collision. Due to the brave actions of members of the public, both mum and her child were rescued from the car before it was engulfed in flames. Thankfully the baby was uninjured.

I sincerely thank all those who stopped at the scene to assist during this extremely dangerous situation. They showed immense courage and their quick actions almost certainly prevented a tragic outcome.

The mother, who is aged 32 and from Whitby, was taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with a serious leg injury. Her condition is described as comfortable.

An 18-year-old man from Scarborough, who was a passenger in the Vectra, suffered serious internal and arm injuries and was taken by air ambulance to the same hospital. His condition is described as very poorly.

The driver of the Vectra, a 36-year-old man from Scarborough, also received treatment at the hospital for a foot injury before being discharged. He is the stepfather of the 18-year-old man.

Police are keen to trace any witnesses who may have witnessed the collision or recall seeing the two vehicles prior to the incident. In particular the driver of a car which was travelling behind a HGV tanker and in front of the VW Golf travelling in the direction of Scarborough from Whitby.

If you can help the investigation, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Huw Walkey or the Major Collision Investigation Team. Please quote reference number 12170166359.


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