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Thursday, 16 August

01:59

Noch ein Leserbrief zu mobbenden Direktoren in der ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Noch ein Leserbrief zu mobbenden Direktoren in der Forschung:

zu der Max-Planck-Geschichte wrde ich gerne ergnzen, dass es an der ETH Zrich letztes Jahr einen ganz hnlichen Skandal gab: Eine Professorin am Institut fr Astronomie hat ber Jahre hinweg ihre Doktoranden gemobbt.

Money Quote:
"Ein weiterer Doktorand, heute ebenfalls nicht mehr an der ETH, erinnert sich an eine andere Sitzung. Eigentlich galt das Treffen dem Zweck, bevorstehende wissenschaftliche Papiere zu besprechen. Stattdessen wurde sie von Gabriela M. auf persnlicher Ebene angegangen. Sie habe gedroht: Ihr seid wie Hausangestellte. Wenn meine Hausangestellte ihren Job nicht erledigt, dann feuere ich sie."

Dieses Zitat beschreibt die Situation sehr gut. Die Doktoranden sind ihren Professoren ausgeliefert. Doktoranden bekommen an der ETH Zrich - so wie an andern Hochschulen auch - immer nur befristete Vertrge fr ein Jahr. Dann kann der Professor nach Gusto entscheiden, ob er den Vertrag um ein weiteres Jahr verlngert oder nicht.

Die entsprechende Professorin ist mittlerweile beurlaubt und das Institut fr Astronomie wurde still und heimlich aufgelst. Nachdem die Zeitung "NZZ am Sonntag" von der Sache Wind bekommen hat und sie im Oktober 2017 publik gemacht hat, wurde auch eine Administrativuntersuchung gegen die Professorin eingeleitet. Diese zeitliche Korrelation ist natrlich reiner Zufall.

Zitat: "Der Entscheid von dieser Woche, doch eine Untersuchung zu lancieren, sei nicht aufgrund des medialen Drucks erfolgt."

Wenig berraschend ist diese Professorin kein Einzelfall. Mittlerweile wird gegen drei weitere Professoren ermittelt.

Im Herbst 2017 hat der AVETH (Interessensverband fr das wissenschaftliche Personal der ETH) unter den Doktoranden eine Umfrage zu den Betreuungsbedingungen durchgefhrt.

Ergebnis:
"An beiden Hochschulen [ETH Zrich und Universitt Zrich] gaben rund 25% der Teilnehmenden an, dass sie mindestens einmal das Gefhl hatten, dass ihre Betreuungsperson seine bzw. ihre Machtstellung missbraucht hatte. Hufig genannte Beispiele von Machtmissbrauch waren: unbezahlte Arbeit, unfaire Verhandlung bei Vertragsverlngerung und Kettenvertrge, lange Arbeitszeiten, Arbeit an Abenden und Feiertagen, Verweigerung von Urlaub und das allgemeine Gefhl, unfair behandelt zu werden. 7% gaben an, dass sie Angst htten, Probleme anzusprechen oder Hilfe zu suchen."

Beim Max-Planck-Institut g...

Der DLRG warnt, dass Eltern zu sehr auf ihre Smartphones ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Der DLRG warnt, dass Eltern zu sehr auf ihre Smartphones fixiert sind, und am Ende ihre Kinder ertrinken. Wer nimmt denn bitte zum Schwimmbad oder an den Strand das Smartphone mit und guckt dann auf den Bildschirm!? Da geht man doch hin, um weg zu kommen von Computer, Internet und Smartphone!

Kennt ihr ze.tt? Ist sowas wie Bento. Nur von der "Zeit" ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kennt ihr ze.tt? Ist sowas wie Bento. Nur von der "Zeit" statt dem Spiegel. Inhaltlich praktisch identisch. Im Wesentlichen Twitter-Liveberichterstattung aus den Schtzengrben der Identity-Politics-Hassmobs.

Aktuelles Highlight: #WomenAreTrash: Das passiert, wenn man auf Twitter alle Frauen als Arschlcher bezeichnet

Haha, natrlich nicht. Kleiner Spa. Wie? Nein, von mir. Bei den Identity Politics Hassmobs sind es natrlich die Mnner, die pauschal als Abfall bezeichnet werden, nicht die Frauen. Das wre ja sexistische Kackscheie, wenn man Frauen pauschal als Abfall bezeichnen wrde.

Das geilste: Die Frau, die das proklamiert hat, sieht sich als das Opfer in der Chose. Weil sie jetzt bse Reaktionen kriegt.

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Wednesday, 15 August

22:48

Why Are ATMs Disappearing at an Alarming Rate after a Wave of Branch Closures? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Its all part of a broad trend aimed at curtailing cash services.

In Australia, banks are reducing ATMs by about 8% a year. In the UK, ATMs or cashpoint machines, as theyre termed locally are disappearing at a rate of around 300 per month, leaving consumers in rural areas struggling to access cash, according to a new report by the consumers association, Which? The rate of closures has increased sixfold in the period from November 2017 to April this year from a steady pace of 50 per month since 2015.

Banks in Spain have closed around 40% of their branches over the past ten years, on the back of unprecedented industry consolidation and cost cutting. In Barcelona, there are now less than half the number of branches there were in 2008. But its in small towns and villages where the impact is being felt most keenly. According to new research, by 2016 as many as 4,114 municipalities the equivalent of 50.7% of all urban settlements had no bank branches at all.

Banks in Spain are are also shutting down many of their ATMs. In 2017, the biggest lenders withdrew over 1,100 cash machines around 3% of the national total. This is all happening at a time when banks in Spain are making it more and more difficult to access cash from the branches that remain open. Spains third largest lender, CaixaBank, last year launched a pilot project in Madrid aimed at limiting cash services in their branches to less than three hours a day, from 8:15 am to 11 am.

Its all part of a broad trend. Bank branches are increasingly becoming so-called customer advisory points, where the primary role of branch staff is to sell customers a myriad financial products, many of them costly and/or risky, while curtailing the cash services they offer customers

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22:43

"The UK Zionist Party" "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


I dont normally watch the Victoria Derbyshire show because the Guardianista agony-aunt genre isnt to my liking. Victoria Derbyshire personifies empathy. Victoria Derbyshire = Empathy on a stick. As a TV host, she specialises in listening sympathetically, head slightly bent to one side, as her guests recount tales of misfortune and abuse. She listens to ill people, hard-done-by people and those who suffer from all forms of victimhood. When I say all forms I should have added apart from antisemitism. Thats one form of empathy I havent yet seen from Victoria Derbyshire.

Someone suggested I turn on the TV this morning to see Derbyshire interrogating two Zionists. I say interrogating, merely because she played devils advocate so utterly convincingly that she came across as less of an advocate and more of a devil. In fact, Ive never seen her so hostile. But I rarely watch the show, so maybe shes just as hostile with all forms of guests that are not to her liking

Being a Zionist is not illegal by the way. 
Zionism is the national movement of the Jewish people that support the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel
Youre still allowed to be a Zionist in this country (for the moment) - someone might advise Victoria Derbyshire of the fact. Its perfectly legal and above board.

There is a team of people working for Ms. Derbyshire. Shes not the only brains behind the operation. The BBC has researchers and so on. They come up with facts so that Victoria Derbyshire and her ilk are well briefed and equipped so that they can play devils advocate without making fools of themselves.

...

22:42

Italy's governing Five Star party dismissed concerns that the Morandi Bridge could collapse as a fairy story "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


At least 39 people were killed when the Morandi Bridge in Genoa collapsed, sending 20 cars and three HGV's falling 45 metres to the ground, and crushing everything below under vast mounds of concrete.

The initial response of the Italian government was quite extraordinary. The Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the fascist Northern League party Matteo Salvini actually attempted to deflect blame for the tragedy onto the EU, and then set about deliberately deflecting attention onto Mediterranean refugees.

Salvini's desperate attempt to blame the EU for 'budget restraints' that supposedly prevented Italy from repairing or replacing the bridge is absolutely ridiculous.

Of course the EU has imposed ruinous austerity measures on countries like Italy, Greece, and Spain, but nobody in the EU has ever vetoed a bridge repair budget, (in fact the EU has distributed vast amounts of money for public infrastructure projects like road upgrades).

Then came the revelation that Salvini's Five Star coalition partners actually opposed repair work to the bridge, and publicly dismissed concerns that it could collapse as a children's fairy story ('favoletta') in 2013.

The Five Star party hastily removed the offending article from their website once people began looking at it, but it still exists in archive form as you can see here.

Only the very worst of Internet illiterates imagine that you can simply make a story go away by deleting the page in question, but this IT illiteracy is something that the Five Star movements have in common with their UKIP allies in the European Parliament,...

22:36

Zu dem "kinderfrei"-Trend schreibt ein Leser:In Werder ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Zu dem "kinderfrei"-Trend schreibt ein Leser:

In Werder (Havel) plant die Stadt aus eigenen Mitteln eine Therme fr weitere 28,5 Mio. EUR fertig bauen zu lassen. Es wurden bereits 23 Mio. ausgegeben. (Bund der Steuerzahler berichtete)

Das Familien- und Sportbad soll davon 7 Mio. kosten. Die groe Therme den Rest. Da sollen Kinder keine Zutritt haben.

Siehe letzte Seite in der tollen Broschre.

P.S. es luft ein Brgerbegehren, aber die Kommunalaufsicht kndigte schon vorab an, dass das keinen Erfolg haben wird.

Wow. Also das ist ja eine Sache, wenn ein privater Betrieb keine Kinder reinlassen will. Aber die ffentliche Hand?!

Bei der Geschichte mit der mobbenden Max-Planck-Direktorin ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Bei der Geschichte mit der mobbenden Max-Planck-Direktorin haben mich einige Leser angeschrieben mit Details zu dem Fall, vor allem ihrem Namen. Das will ich alles nicht im Blog haben. Internet-Pranger mag ich nicht. Mich interessiert viel mehr die Frage, welche Strukturen sowas ermglichen, ob es keine Checks & Balances gab, oder wenn doch ob die versagt haben.

Hier ist ein Auszug einer Leserzuschrift zu der Frage:

Das grundstzliche Problem ist, dass es fr Max-Planck-Direktoren wenig bis keine funktionierenden Checks gibt. Deshalb gibt es regelmig Probleme mit Machtmissbrauch in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Um einen kurzen Einblick in die Checks und Balances zu geben:

Die erste Anlaufstelle fr wissenschaftliches Fehlverhalten oder Problemen mit Vorgesetzten ist der sogennante Obmann. Mit dem kann man zwar reden, Befugnisse hat er aber keine, folglich hat dieser im vorliegenden Fall erklrt, man msse sich an den Fachbeirat wenden, da er angesichts der Machtflle eines Direktors nichst machen knne. Der Fachbeirat ist ein Kontrollgremium aus Spitzenwissenschaftlern aus dem jeweiligen Gebiet und Leuten aus der Zentralverwaltung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und das einzige Kontrollorgan fr Direktoren. Der Fachbeirat kommt alle 3 (!) Jahre und evaluiert die Abteilungen und Forschergruppen. Normalerweise sind die da nur am wissenschaftlichen Output interessiert, also Zahl und Impact der Publikationen, Vortrge in internationalen Konferenzen, etc. Die haben schon 2014 gewusst, dass es da Fehlverhalten gibt, reagiert haben sie aber nicht und der Direktorin eine sehr gute Beurteilung gegeben. Die Unabhngigkeit des Gremiums ist allerdings umstritten, da man sich in der Regel kennt und auch keine Skandale will. Die nchste Beuteilung kam 2017. Da es schon in anderen Instituten hnliche Probleme mit Direktoren gab, im Vorfeld um Hilfe gebeten wurde und es bei der vorigen Evaluation 2014 negative Berichte gab, hatte der Fachbeirat diesmal ein offenes Ohr. Reagiert wurde aber meiner Meinung nach sehr halbherzig, die Direktorin behlt ihre Position mittelfristig unverndert und hat vorbergehend etwas weniger Mittel und ein Sabbatical bekommen.

Wir haben auch noch andere sogenannte Beauftragte im Institut: Gleichstellungsbeauftragte, Doktorandenbeauftragte, etc. Das sind alles nette Leute mit tollen Ansichten, allerdings ohne Befugnisse. Im Ernstfall knnen die nur trsten und auf den Fachbeirat verweisen, der dann in ein paar Jahren wieder kommt und eventuell reagiert.

Hat man in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft als Doktorand oder Post-Doc ein Problem mit dem Vorgesetzten dann kann man sich nicht effizient und zeitnah wehren, denn man gefhrdet damit unmittelbar die eigene finanzielle und wissenschaftliche Existenz, die in der Regel keine Belastungen aushlt, da alles sehr kompetitiv und eher schlecht bezahlt ist. Dies...

22:19

#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #mother #child #communication... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #mother #child #communication #streetphotography #dailylife #blackandwhite #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #picoftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss

18:29

Trade unions and the tech void "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Maurice Reclus considers the problems with organising at firms which are heavily virtualised and sited across multiple countries. I sat in as an observer at a social for Game Workers Unite the other day, an attempt to set up a union for the games development industry. It led to some interesting conversations about the difficulties involved

16:56

The Russian soft power is total crap (Anna Sochina) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(please click on cc to see the English language subtitles) A big THANK YOU to Eugenia for translating and subtitling this excellent video!

16:32

Die U-Bahn von LA installiert Body Scanner. Das ist ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die U-Bahn von LA installiert Body Scanner. Das ist ja per se schon vllig absurd. Kalifornien hat zwar mit die striktesten Schusswaffengesetze in den USA, aber man darf natrlich immer noch legal Handfeuerwaffen haben. Und so ist dann auch die Zielvorgabe fr diese Body Scanner eher lcherlich:

Were looking specifically for weapons that have the ability to cause a mass-casualty event, Wiggins said. Were looking for explosive vests, were looking for assault rifles. Were not necessarily looking for smaller weapons that dont have the ability to inflict mass casualties.
Das hilft dir als Opfer natrlich ungemein, wenn das kein Massenmord war sondern nur du und drei weitere erschossen wurden!1!!

Ja aber was ist denn jetzt mit der Einschrnkung der Brgerrechte dadurch? Keine Sorge! Das ist freiwillig! Nun "freiwillig":

Signs will be posted at stations warning passengers they are subject to body scanner screening. The screening process is voluntary, Wiggins said, but customers who choose not to be screened wont be able to ride on the subway.
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In Berlin gibt es gerade eine lustige Geschichte ber ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In Berlin gibt es gerade eine lustige Geschichte ber eine Zivilstreife der Polizei, die von einem privaten Unternehmen abgeschleppt wurde. Die Cops haben dann da angerufen und die Firma hat sich geweigert, zu sagen, wo sie das Auto hingeschleppt haben, bis die Polizei 321 Euro zahlt. Nun haben die Cops das Auto auch ohne Hilfe der Firma orten knnen, weil da ein peilbares Funkgert drin war. Nicht nur ein Funkgert brigens, auch ein Haufen beschlagnahmte Drogen.

Aber wie so hufig: Wenn die Staatsgewalt selbst betroffen ist, ndert sich die Perspektive pltzlich grundlegend. Die Polizei fand erst, sie habe Sonderrechte fr ihre Fahrzeuge. Das Auto stand stundenlang in einer Feuerwehrzufahrt, sagt die Abschleppfirma. Money Quote:

Dem Vernehmen nach seien 20 Meter entfernt freie Parkpltze gewesen. Die Beamten waren einfach zu faul zum Laufen. Und besonders clever sei es nicht, Drogen in einem abgestellten Auto zu deponieren.
Aber jetzt der grte Perspektivwechsel:
Wie berichtet empfahl das Justiziariat der Polizei intern sogar ein strafrechtliches Vorgehen gegen die Abschleppfirma: Mit Verweigerung der Herausgabe des Abstellortes liegt der Anfangsverdacht der Erpressung vor.
Oh, ach?
Wie berichtet nrgelt die Polizei auch an den 321 Euro herum, nur eine niedrige zweistellige Summe sei vorstellbar.
ACH NEE! Das sind ja ganz neue Tne!

Es gibt gerade ein tolles Physik-Drama ber eine indische ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Es gibt gerade ein tolles Physik-Drama ber eine indische Forschergruppe, die in einem Experiment Raumtemperatur-Supraleitung gesehen zu haben behauptet.

Kennt ihr den schon? sterreich hat Asyl fr einen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kennt ihr den schon? sterreich hat Asyl fr einen jungen Afghanen abgelehnt. Der hatte vorgebracht, er sei homosexuell und dafr drohe ihm daheim Verfolgung und Tod. Also hat der Sachbearbeiter in der sterreichischen Asylbehrde mal geprft, ob der wirklich schwul ist.

Die Prmisse ist ja schon filmwrdig. Man stellt sich vor, dass man hbsche Frauen vorbeilaufen lsst und dabei seine Hirnwellen misst oder so. Aber nein. Soviel Budget hat die Behrde nicht. Hier sind Zitate aus der Ablehnungsbegrndung:

Es wird berichtet, dass Sie fter Auseinandersetzungen mit anderen Zimmergenossen hatten. Ein Aggressionspotential ist bei Ihnen also vorhanden, das bei Homosexuellen nicht zu erwareten wre. Freunde htten Sie nicht sehr viele, stehen in dem Bericht ebenso. Sind Homosexuelle nicht eher gesellig?
Moment, geht noch weiter!
Dass Sie nicht homosexuelle Jungs geksst htten, sogar viele davon, ist absoluter Unsinn (Seite 15). Sie htten das im Spa gemacht, behaupten Sie. Htten Sie das tatschlich bei einem nicht homosexuellen Jungen gemacht, dann htten Sie furchtbare Prgel bezogen. Kein Mann lsst sich von einem anderen Mann kssen, wenn er nicht homosexuelle ist. Das ist vllig undenkbar.
Ausnahmen besttigen die Regel.
Weder Ihr Gang, Ihr Gehabe oder Ihre Bekleidung haben auch nur annhernd darauf hingedeutet, dass Sie homosexuell sein knnten.
Liebe Homosexuelle, lasst euch das eine Lektion sein. sterreich lsst nur tuntige Schwule rein, am besten Drag Queens!1!!

Es gibt jetzt ein drittes Geschlecht im Geburtenregister ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Es gibt jetzt ein drittes Geschlecht im Geburtenregister "divers"

Divers? Wirklich? Ein besseres Wort habt ihr nicht gefunden? Da wren ja sogar "unklar" und "schwankend" besser gewesen :)

Mein Vorschlag wre "ja" gewesen.

16:28

Dealing with bigotry accusations Tory style: Purge your accusers! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


In 2016 Zac Goldsmith ran a despicable anti-Muslim fearmongering operation during his campaign to become Mayor of London. This campaign included several high profile Tories hiding behind parliamentary privilege to smear an innocent man as a terrorism supporter, and culminated in an absolutely despicable BNP-style propaganda piece designed to associate his Muslim rival Sadiq Khan with the 5/5 London terrorist attacks.

This bigoted Tory anti-Muslim campaign went right to the top of the Tory party, and it's being cited as one of many examples in calls for an inquiry into Tory anti-Muslim bigotry.

One of the leading figures calling for an investigation into Tory anti-Muslim bigotry is the Tory peer Mohamed Sheikh.


It hardly seems like a coincidence that Zac...

13:20

Colombie : la maquerelle, les trafiquants de drogue israliens et le rseau de prostitution de mineures "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

En Colombie, un rseau de prostitution de luxe dont la maquerelle proposait des mineures sur catalogue est sous les feux des projecteurs depuis quelques semaines. Les 15 agendas de la proxnte, alias "La Madame", font pas mal jaser ces derniers jours. [...]

12:56

Jeremy Corbyn should demand an apology from Chris Grayling over his defamatory comments "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


On the BBC Radio 4 Today programme the Tory government minister Chris Grayling told an absolute whopper of a lie about Jeremy Corbyn. Unsurprisingly the Today programme presenters didn't think to call Grayling out on his lie, they just left it there, further rotting away the BBC's own shockingly degraded reputation, as well as his.

The lie Grayling resorted to was a claim that "Jeremy Corbyn attended the funeral of terrorists" in Tunisia.

Here are the actual facts:
  • At the invitation of the Tunisian Prime Minister in 2014, Jeremy Corbyn attended a remembrance ceremony for the victims of an Israeli terrorist atrocity (the 1985 bombing of the Palestinian government in exile in Tunis that was even condemned by Margaret Thatcher at the time).
  • The event was not a "funeral" in any way shape or form because nobody was buried there on the day Corbyn visited.
  • There is no evidence that the Black September members who were buried in the graveyard in 1992 were "terrorists" or Munich "plotters" as alleged in the shockingly dishonest Daily Mail front page that kicked off this latest anti-Corbyn smear campaign. 
  • ...

12:30

Thrown In With The Deal "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and forty-ninth 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!

[Satire]

11:19

IWW Cymru links with Spanish SAT union for international protest "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Members of the Welsh Branch of the syndicalist Industrial Workers of the World will protest outside Admirals Cardiff HQ on Friday in solidarity with Spanish workers facing a raw deal from the insurance giant. Workers at Admiral Group in Spain, where the company operates the Balumba insurance brand and plans to locate its post-Brexit EU

09:51

How Did Socialists Respond to the Advent of Fascism? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The following talk was given on 21 July 2018 to a two-day seminar at York University entitled Historical perspectives on united fronts against fascism and the far right.

09:46

Witness Statement by Satanic Ritual Abuse Survivor, Fiona Barnett "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

ITNJ Witness Statement

My name is Fiona Barnett. I was born Fiona Rae Holowczak, on 28 October 1969, in Sydney, Australia. I am a victim of CIA child trafficking, Luciferian ritual abuse, and Project MK-ULTRA.


Child trafficking is run as a single integrated world operation. This operation is coordinated by the CIA in collaboration with British and Australian intelligence services. Retired NYPD Detective James Rothstein was appointed to the first US taskforce to investigate this child trafficking operation which, he found, went all the way up to the Whitehouse. Detective Rothstein found that the CIA were behind a blackmail operation in which child prostitutes were used to honeytrap and compromise politicians, military brass, top businessmen, and key government officials. Rothstein, who arrested the key Watergate perpetrator, said Watergate solely concerned this human compromise racket, and specifically was an attempt to obtain a list of compromised pedophile VIPs and their proclivities that was held at the Democratic National Headquarters. I spoke with Rothstein who said he knew of an identical VIP pedophile ring that existed here in Australia, and that an Australian intelligence officer named Peter Osborne knew the details of this.
The Australian wing of this child trafficking operation is coordinated by ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation). During the 1970s and 80s, Labour Party politician, Kim Beazley Sr. headed ASIOs child trafficking operation. Under Kim Beazleys administration, I was prostituted, at age 6 years, to a pedophile orgy at Parliament House in Canberra, where I was r...

09:38

Canada - The pros and cons of removing fluoride from drinking water "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Susan MacFarlane

Do you believe adding fluoride to drinking water is a pillar of public health? Or do you believe its time to stop the mass medication of the public via the water system?
As former general manager of Lambton Area Water Supply System, I was often asked whether I thought fluoride should be removed from the drinking water. My standard answer was, I get paid not to have an answer to that question.

Now that Ive left LAWSS Ive thought about the answer to this difficult question. For instance, I do accept that fluoridated drinking water is one of the greatest public health advancements of the 20th Century, one and has saved kids a lot of dental cavities.
But its also known ingesting fluoride, even at the approved dosages, is not the best way to deliver this method of cavity prevention to children.
I also believe ingesting fluoride may have negative health impacts on some children and adults. We also know fluoride in drinking water is only effective on childrens teeth up to a certain age, and that fluoride in drinking water can cause unsightly staining of the teeth, called fluorosis. I would suspect stained teeth could impact a childs self-esteem.
A Multitude of studies have been done on both sides of the fluoride question. One troubling study showed fluoride addition in drinking water might reduce childrens IQs. I have also read fluoride ingestion might damage joints, connective tissue, the brain and testicles.

But another troubling study found the rate of DEFS (decay, extracted, filling and surface troubles) doubled for children in the City of Calgary after fluoride was removed from the drinking water.
In my opinion the million-dollar question is does the positive impact of reducing cavities in all children outweigh the negative potential health effects for the population that doesnt need to ingest fluoride, either because of age or the...

08:26

More than 300 Pennsylvania priests committed sexual abuse over decades "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Priests harmed more than 1,000 children according to a grand jury report released by the state supreme court

...

02:01

Benutzt hier jemand IPsec? IPsec selbst ist nicht so ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Benutzt hier jemand IPsec? IPsec selbst ist nicht so schlimm, aber wie bei allen Kryptosystemen verschiebt sich damit das Problem blo auf den Schlsselaustausch, und der ist bei IPsec alt und angegammelt und wird dynamisch ber IKEv1 und IKEv2 gemacht.

Mein Gefhl dazu ist, dass IKE sich zu TLS verhlt, wie S/MIME sich zu PGP verhlt.

Insofern war ich ganz froh, dass jemand an was neuem arbeitet. Das ist im Moment ein Linux-Alleingang, dafr ist es AFAIK im Standardkernel angekommen. Ich habe damit noch nicht herumgespielt, aber beim oberflchlichen gucken her gingen da erstmal keine Alarmlampen an.

00:59

All hands on deck: the Caspian sails towards Eurasia integration "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) The five states surrounding the sea Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have reached

00:24

Italy Expects Financial Market Attack in August: Govt. Official "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Speculators will probably attack Italian financial markets this month but the country has the resources to defend itself, a senior and highly influential government official says in a newspaper interview.

By Crispian Balmer and cross-posted from Reuters

Giancarlo Giorgetti, undersecretary in the prime ministers office and a leading light in the far-right League party, said thin summer trading volumes helped fuel market assaults.

I expect an attack (in August), Giorgetti told Libero.

The markets are populated by hungry speculative funds that choose their prey and pounce In the summer the market volumes are small, you can lay the groundwork for aggressive initiatives against countries. Look at Turkey.

Turkish markets slumped last week on growing concerns over the countrys economy and political leadership.

Italian assets have also come under strain in recent weeks, with investors concerned that the governing coalition, made up of the League and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, might tear up EU fiscal rules to pay for big-spending budget plans.

If the (market) storm comes, we will open our umbrella. Italy is a big country and has the resources to react, thanks in part to its large amount of private savings, said Giorgetti, who is seen as a moderating force within the League.

Quoting a report by bankers federation Fabi, Italian newspapers said on Sunday household savings in Italy totaled some 4.4 trillion euros against 2.2 trillion in 1998

Continue reading the article

00:24

Declaracin de la Federacin Anarquista Uruguaya acerca de los sucesos en Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

fau.pngEl 19 de julio de 1979 (43 aos despus del inicio de la Revolucin Espaola contra el golpe de Estado de Franco) triunfaba en Nicaragua una revolucin de claro contenido popular. Se pona fin as a la dictadura de 46 aos de la familia Somoza, dueos de Nicaragua y personeros de Estados Unidos. Desde 1855, con la invasin del filibustero Walker, Nicaragua ha sido un enclave norteamericano, una especie de semi-colonia, un pas libre e independiente slo formalmente, donde el control de Estados Unidos era total en todas las actividades nicaragenses.

La gesta de Sandino con su Ejrcito Rebelde, cuyo principal objetivo era expulsar a los marines norteamericanos puso en jaque dicha presencia entre 1926 y 1933. El asesinato de Sandino a manos de Anastasio Somoza, en una verdadera emboscada, a traicin, derrota al Ejrcito Rebelde y triunfa la reaccin ms asquerosa y vil al servicio del imperialismo norteamericano.

Sin embargo, el pueblo nicaragense continu resistiendo. Con pequeas acciones, incluso asesinando a Somoza, pero sin poder evitar que se entronara en dinasta su familia. Los Somoza eran dueos de media Nicaragua, literalmente. El resto del pas estaba en manos de una lnguida burguesa y de los intereses yanquis. La Iglesia, siempre fiel aliada a los Somoza y al status quo.

La Resistencia Popular se fue encauzando hacia pequeas guerrillas, hasta que en 1961 se forma el Frente Sandinista de Liberacin Nacional, bajo el influjo de la Revolucin Cubana, y con una perspectiva de desalojar a la dictadura de Somoza, independizar definitivamente al pas y abrir un trnsito propio hacia el Socialismo. La incidencia del FSLN creca a nivel popular: entre los estudiantes de la Universidad -donde fueron reclutados muchos de sus militantes- , organizando barriadas, a los campesinos y diversos sectores sociales.

As se llega luego de un largo trecho de combates, donde el FSLN gana una inmensa legitimidad entre sectores del pueblo, a derrotar definitivamente a la dictadura. Se iniciaba un nuevo perodo en la vida del pas, donde se instalaban cooperativas de campesinos, experiencias donde convivan la propiedad colectiva con la pequea propiedad privada, se organizaban y fortalecan sindicatos y dems organizaciones populares

00:09

[South Africa] Renewed appeal for Solidarity with the Boiketlong 4 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

boiketlong4.jpgOn the 21st April 2015 the Magistrates Court in Sebokeng sentenced 4 community activists from Boiketlong, to a total of 16 years in prison. The activists are: Dinah Makhetha, Sipho Mangane, Dan Molefe and Pulane Mahlangu. Key witnesses could not even identify the 4 but the courts sought to use the apartheid law of doctrine of common purpose to jail them. They were found not guilty of public violence but guilty of assault, arson and malicious damage to property.

Pulane Mahlangu has run away and no one knows where she is or if she is in good health. Either way, she cannot come home.

Dan Molefe died of stress-related illness in December 2017.

Although released for a short period while the appeal process was underway, both Dinah and Sipho are back in prison as they lost the first level of Appeal. The magistrate is prepared to consider shortening the sentence but not the sentence itself. The appeal process remains underway.

There is now an opportunity for a mediated process that may assist in a process of early release. There is an urgent need to cover the costs of mediation which we estimate could come to about R40 000. Appeals have been made to the community to raise funds as well to the broader movement.

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23:00

[Italy] Furor Manet "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

received  08/14/18

FUROR MANET

2016, September. Operation Scripta Manent, carried forth by the turinese prosecutor Sparagna, leads to the arrest of 8 comrades, the main accusation being the creation of a subversive organization with terrorist aims.

Along with this, the imputation includes several other attacks, all signed FAI (informal anarchist federation) and FAI/FRI (informal anarchist federation/international revolutionary front). At the present time, six comrades are still in jail and another one is kept prisoner in her own house. In the meantime, inside the Turin bunker courtroom the trial continues at a steady pace. Scores of policemen from several different towns climb the stage of the courthouse, supposedly in order to reconstruct the history of the contemporary anarchist movement. The very beginning is identified, as we saw many other times already, at the time of the Marini trial, during the 90s. Starting from those years, the professional peeping toms begin to enumerate and distort every small, insignificant and personal detail stolen, with an unstoppable and obsessive dig work, from our lives and our relations. A sad, mechanical and deterministic picture about which we couldnt care less.

Within individual differences and bitter arguments sometimes heavily loaded with opposing tensions, lies the history of the anarchist movement, which is, the history of every single one of us, with all its contradictions.

To that history belong revolutionary methods, some of which now sit among the accused in Turin courthouse.

In times like this, more than ever, to support revolutionary methods means fighting against State repression, aimed to bury our comrades beneath years of jail and to destroy the history of the anarchist movement.

Not a step back, for Anarchy.

Cassa antirep. Alpi Occidentali

in ...

22:48

#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #rush #running #gone #mood... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #rush #running #gone #mood #streetphotography #dailylife #blackandwhite #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #picoftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss

22:36

Gute Nachrichten: FIFA hat Korruption ausradiert.Wie? ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gute Nachrichten: FIFA hat Korruption ausradiert.

Wie? Nein, aus ihren Ethik-Richtilinien. Was dachtet ihr denn!?

Aus der gefrchteten Kategorie "Wie werden alle strben", ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Aus der gefrchteten Kategorie "Wie werden alle strben", heute: Tropenzecken in Deutschland gesichtet. Wir sind so gut wie tot!

Gut, dass der Klimawandel blo eine Einbildung ist.

Habt ihr das auch gehrt? Frauen am Arbeitsplatz werden ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Habt ihr das auch gehrt? Frauen am Arbeitsplatz werden von ihren mnnlichen Vorgesetzten gemobbt, wenn sie ein Kind haben wollen?

Nun, wie sich rausstellt: Nicht nur von ihren mnnlichen Vorgesetzten.

Der Einsender kommentiert:

Es geht hier um eine Direktorin des Max Planck Institut. Wre das ein Mann, wre die wohl schon lngst ffentlich und mit Klarnamen an den Pranger gestellt worden.
Das befrchte ich auch.

Update: Ein Einsender kommentiert, dass das schon geschehen sei mit dem Pranger.

Es handelt sich vermutlich um [zensiert]. Zumindest gibt es eine hochgradig hnliche Geschichte ber sie, die zuerst im Magazin von Science verffentlicht wurde und vorgestern bei der Washington Post Einzug in die nicht-wissenschaftliche Kreise hielt.

Wie die Titel schon verraten: Das Ironische an dem Vorfall ist, dass Frau [zensiert] schwerpunktmig zu menschlichem Sozialverhalten und Moral sowie Empathie forscht.

Ich arbeite in der psychologischen Forschung, diese Neuigkeit zumindest bei uns eingeschlagen wie eine Bombe. Man sieht Frau [zensiert] auch fters mal auf Konferenzen, die hlt dann Keynotes. Eigentlich geht man mit dem Gefhl da raus: Tolle Frau mit Vorbildfunktion.
... ist wohl doch kein tolles Vorbild.

Bei der auslndischen Presse ist das mit dem Namen-Nennen nicht vergleichbar. Die Briten haben immerhin Gesetze, dass die Namen von Minderjhrigen nicht genannt werden drfen, aber im angelschsischen Sprachraum ist es ansonsten blich, dass man Namen nennt, auch von Beschuldigten vor dem Verfahren, ohne Verurteilung vor Gericht.

22:23

Zurich, Switzerland: Presentation of the (electronical) archive "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sonday 9th of September

Presentation of the (electronical) archive

At this afternoon theres gonna be a introduction into the archive of the anarchist library. Mainly theres gonna be presented the extensive electronical archive, which provides among other things the possibility of full text research in thousands of anarchist and concerning publications and is open to everyone that is interested in anarchist history beyond relying on so-called experts of anarchism.

At:

Anarchistische Bibliothek Fermento

Zweierstrasse 42

8004 Zrich

www.bibliothek-fermento.ch

22:10

Death toll rises to 96 after one more fire victim dies in hospital "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A 68-year-old man died in KAT hospital in Athens late on Tuesday increasing the death toll in Athens wildfires to rose to 96. Another fire victim, a 63-year-old man, died on Monday. Twenty two days after the deadly fires in Mati and Neos Voutzas in East Attica and 29 people remain hospitalized. Six of the

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19:05

[UK] Known fascist has car vandalised in Bristol "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

received 12.08.2018

The guitarist for Queensbury Rules (a Blood & Honor band) had his car sabotaged in the early hours of the 7th of August.

Wojciech (Woj) Wasilewski, a known fascist had all 4 tyres of his car punctured, the bodywork scratched and a message sprayed which reads: Woj = Fascist and on the otherside: [heart symbol] ANNA YPG.

The car was parked on Trinity St (New Town) St Philips, sometimes parked on Hassell Drive, both near Trinity Police Station, Bristol. The car is a red Hyundai, reg: EA60TWX

Woj and his Polish friends live above Skin Deep, a tattooist shop on Old Market (close to where the car was parked). The shop is run by Ozzie, an old National Fronter from Kingswood, Bristol.

Woj has been seen in a Queensbury Rules T-shirt with Pie and Mash printed on the back (cockney slang for fash). It also had the slogan: Five little words which means We go where we want. But the reality is they dont, their gigs are very secretive and so we decided to go below the belt and kick him in the bollocks.

There is graffiti near Wojs flat, which is separate from this attack, that also mentions Anna Cambell: When you fight fascism, the rules of engagement should be of your own making

Take em on the blind side cell.

in portuguese

18:52

Two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody are to be set free in the next hours "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The two Greek soldiers, Mitretodis and Kouklatzis, in Turkish custody since March 1st are to be set free in the next hours. According to preliminary information, the unexpected move has surprised also the soldiers lawyers who were supposed to submit one more release request. he news was first reported by Turkish media, short after 7

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18:23

Halkida: Locals, police free dog left in car under the boiling sun "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Locals in downtown Halkida were alerted to hear a dog whining and barking for help. The poor animal was left locked in a car with closed windows under the sun for several hours. Following the dogs whining, local spotted the animal laying down inside the car. There was no water for the  animal and, of

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18:19

[invitation] Anarchist Book Fair of Lisbon on October 26, 27 and 28 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Given that climate change is brought us the colder summer of the last thirty years, given our constant and organic demand to ignite with passion and of warming ourselves with the rebelliousness of our daily struggles, we will light our flame this fall! And so returns the Anarchist Book Fair of Lisbon, on 26, 27 and 28 October, and again in the beautiful woods of Penha de Frana.
See you later!

in Portuguese

17:57

USA: alleged ELF and ALF fugitive, Joseph Dibee, arrested After 12 Years "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, an alleged member of the Earth Liberation Front group The Family, has been arrested in Cuba and is now being held in Oregon. Cuban authorities, with assistance from the FBI and other US government agencies, detained Dibee in Cuba shortly before he was set to board a plane to Russia. He has

17:09

Cooperate Or Die: In Private Meeting, Top Facebook Exec Threatened News Outlets "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Facebook executive Campbell Brown reportedly warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoths efforts to revitalize journalism will leave media outlets dying like in a hospice.

By Jake Johnson and cross-posted from Common Dreams

 

During a closed-door and off-the-record meeting last week, top Facebook executive Campbell Brown reportedly warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoths efforts to revitalize journalism will leave media outlets dying like in a hospice.

Reported first by The Australian under a headline which read Work With Facebook or Die: Zuckerbergthe social media giant has insisted the comments were taken out of context, even as five individuals who attended the four-hour meeting corroborated what Brown had stated.

Mark doesnt care about publishers but is giving me a lot of leeway and concessions to make these changes, Brown reportedly said, referring to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. We will help you revitalize journalism in a few years the reverse looks like Ill be holding hands with your dying business like in a hospice.

As The Guardian reported on Monday, Facebook is vehemently denying the veracity of the comments as reported by The Australian, referring to its own transcript of the meeting. However, Facebook is refusing to release its transcript and tape of the gathering.

Browns warning about the dire prospects for news outlets that dont get on board with a future in which corporate giants like Facebook are the arbiters of what is and isnt trustworthy news comes as progressives are raising alarm that Facebooks entrance into the world of journalism poses a major threat to non-corporate and left-wing news outlets.......

16:53

Turkeys economy wont affect Greeces Clean Exit, says FinMin Tsakalotos "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Greek government is watching closely developments in neighboring Turkey, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said in statements to news website newpost.gr on Tuesday, but they are not affecting Greeces upcoming completion of the adjustment program on August 20. Tsakalotos full statement as posted on newpost. gr is as follows: The Greek government, like all European

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16:40

Labor trend prevails: Majority of Greeks work part-time and in rotation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wage-earners and hiring/dismissal balance have recorded the strongest performance since 2001, Greek Labor Ministry announced on Tuesday. Based on data from Ergani the IT private sector employment system of the Greek Labor and Social Security Ministry, the number of hiring has reached 1,598,885 for the time period 1. January 31. July 2018. There has

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16:30

Auf Rgen hat ein Restaurant jetzt ab 17 Uhr Kinderfreiheit ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Auf Rgen hat ein Restaurant jetzt ab 17 Uhr Kinderfreiheit ausgerufen. Der Restaurantbetreiber sagt, schlecht erzogene Kinder seien der Erholung seiner Gste abtrglich, und fr Erholung kmen die schlielich nach Rgen. Im brigen seien schon mehrfach freilaufende Kinder seinen Kellnern zwischen die Beine gelaufen und htten gefhrliche Situationen herbeigefhrt.

Update: In Hamburg gibt es eine Therme, die auch keine Kinder reinlsst. Ist das jetzt ein neuer Trend?

Update: hm, und in Schottland gibt es ein Dorf ohne Kinder. Und zwar mit Absicht, als Regel verhngt. Und Reisebros haben jetzt auch eine "Adults Only"-Kategorie.

Ach gucke mal, na sowas! In den USA hat eine Title-IX-Untersuchung ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ach gucke mal, na sowas! In den USA hat eine Title-IX-Untersuchung eine feministische Professorin an der NYU erwischt!

Title IX ist eine brokratische Regelung, mit der ursprnglich bewirkt werden sollte, dass durch die Sportfrderung an Unis nicht nur Mnner begnstigt werden, sondern auch Frauen. Ein Gleichstellungsparagraph fr Unis. Wenn eine Uni sich nicht daran hlt, dann kann die US-Bundesregierung ihr smtliche Zuschsse und Frderungen aberkennen, und das ist eine existenzbedrohende Aussicht fr viele Unis.

Seit dem ist Title IX aber immer ausgeweiteter angewendet worden und ist heute sowas wie "Schwerer Landfriedensbruch" in Deutschland: Ein Instrument der Ntigung. Diese nderung geht zurck auf eine Supreme Court-Entscheidung in den 90ern:

Title IX applies to all educational programs and all aspects of a school's educational system. In the 1990s, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three decisions clarifying that Title IX requires schools to respond appropriately to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence against students.
Der Effekt war, dass pltzlich die Verfolgung von sowas aus den Hnden der Strafverfolgung genommen wurde, fr die Regeln wie "fairer Prozess" und "im Zweifel fr den Angeklagten" und "dem Angeklagten wird ein Anwalt gestellt, wenn er sich keinen leisten kann" und "man kann Entscheidungen in hheren Instanzen anfechten" gelten, und die Unis alle selber a) Rent-a-Cops fr ihre Campus-Security angeheuert haben, und b) irgendwelche intransparenten, alles andere als unabhngigen Gremien an Unis solche Flle aburteilen. Das Ergebnis ist, allen Schilderungen zufolge, furchtbar. An US-Unis ist es blich, dass sich Professoren nicht mehr alleine mit einer Studentin in einem Raum aufhalten. Es muss immer mindestens noch ein Zeuge dabei sein, der im Zweifelsfall bezeugen kann, dass die Anschuldigungen falsch waren. Kurz: Eine Arbeitsatmosphre, die man seinem schlimmsten Feind nicht wnschen wrde.

So und diese Title-IX-Geschichte ist jetzt mal von einem mnnlichen Studenten gegen eine feministische Professorin angewendet worden.

Ich berichte das hier nicht aus Gehssigkeit, sondern weil das eine groartige Lektion fr alle ist. Der Professorin sind nmlich diverse Feministen zur Seite gesprungen. Und zwar mit genau den Argumenten, mit denen sonst Kollegen mnnlichen Angeklagten zur Seite gesprungen sind, wo die Feministen sonst ffentlich Ekelanflle auffhren. Die erste auf der Liste ist Judith Butler.

Die Argumente sind: Wir kennen die Angeklagte persnlich und wissen, wie sie mit Studenten umgeht. Das ist eine bsartige Kampagne gegen sie.

...

Jeff Bezos macht es sich in Trumps Sumpf bequem :-)Much ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Jeff Bezos macht es sich in Trumps Sumpf bequem :-)

Much of the language of JEDI, in fact, seems specifically tailored for Jeff Bezos. Everybody immediately knew that it was for Amazon, says a rival bidder who asked not to be named. To even make a bid, a provider must maintain a distance of at least 150 miles between its data centers, a prerequisite that only Amazon can currently meet. JEDI also asks for 32 GB of RAMthe precise specification of Amazons services. (Microsoft, by contrast, offers only 28 GB, and Google provides 30 GB.) In places, JEDI echoes Amazons own language: It calls for a ruggedized storage system, the same word Amazon uses to tout its Snowball Edge product.
Na sowas!

Benutzt hier jemand ein Fax-Gert?154 verschiedene ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Benutzt hier jemand ein Fax-Gert?

154 verschiedene All-in-One-Drucker von HP lassen sich per bsartigem Fax hijacken. Das Problem betrifft aber wahrscheinlich fast alle modernen Fax-Gerte.

Infrastrukturapokalypse: Autobahnbrcke bei Genua ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Infrastrukturapokalypse: Autobahnbrcke bei Genua eingestrzt. Von Brcken in Deutschland gibt es ja auch alle paar Jahre wieder niederschmetternde Berichte, in was fr furchtbarem Zustand die alle sind. Ein Wunder, dass da nicht mehr passiert.

14:52

Not the only one thinking that "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

BBC Newsdesk and Planning editor Neil Henderson is getting it in the neck for mentioning the Corbyn/Netanyahu Twitter-storm in a newspaper roundup. Corbyn's supporters think the Daily Mail should be ignored altogether by the BBC.


*****
Im no fan of no-platforming as a strategy, but how in Gods name did the BBC see fit to wheel in loudmouth Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, notorious asaJew, agitator, and representative of next to no-one, to speak for comrade Corbyn in the absence of any proper Labour Party spokespersons. One assumes they were all, understandably, stumped for words. 

I have to say that the newly elected president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Marie van der Zyl, sounds like a very nice person but she is a hopeless speaker. 

Does Jeremy Corbyn know anything about Islam, or about history?  His academic credentials are zilch and the reflexive way he resorts to making vague sweeping generalisations when confronted smacks of panic. His response to the latest revelation - you could see the cogs starting to grind into action - was to turn on the familiar eye-bulging outrage and then bluster unconvincingly about peace. The history of the Middle East with a visceral loathing of Israel is Seumas Milne's area of expertise. 

...

13:37

Why was this vile extreme-right hatemonger given airtime on the BBC? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


When the extreme-right hate-monger Jonathan Jennings was jailed the BBC ran a short piece on their website about his 16 month sentence for multiple offences between March and August 2017, which included extreme anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic abuse and a threat to kill Jeremy Corbyn.

One thing the BBC somehow 'forgot' to mention in their article was that this extreme-right fanatic was selected by BBC Question Time producers as one of the select few to be awarded a question on live TV in November 2017 (after the abusive messages and death threats he was jailed for).

By November 2017 Jennings' online abuse had already been well documented and reported to the police, but the BBC somehow managed to pick him out of an entire crowd as one of the lucky ones to be given a question.

It beggars belief that the BBC somehow managed to pick one of the most vile extreme-right fanatics in the UK to be be given a questi...

12:44

Bristol, UK: Sabotage of nationalist politician Ben Walkers car by Eco-anarchist vandals FAI/IRF "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

received 12.08.2018

Hey Walker, we recently had a nice view of your home from the pedestrian bridge in the small hours of the morning

a car and work van belonging to a UKIP candidate and ex-mayor (2012) of Bradley Stoke (Bristol, UK), Ben Walker, was damaged with paint and the tires were slashed on the driveway of his home: 136 Ferndene, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Also done recently

cars at Bath Audi and Mercedes car showrooms in Peasedown, Bath (UK) had their bodywork scratched up with broken glass (about 25 vehicles). This option of sabotage was chosen over a noisy one as we didnt want to wake the sleeping car-transporter guy who was in his cab with the curtains drawn.

With this action a warm firm hand goes out to the street fighters and black bloc who came together to trash the G20 in Hamburg, with bravery against such heavy odds, and to those spreading this fight over other German cities. Some of us are not up to the level of street combat of German cities or to go and engage with your cops, so here in the UK a few of us have been lubricating our rusty joints enough to be able to be active and show our distaste in a style we are more familiar with.

Although we may have different approaches to the same problems, we can pull together on a common thread, learn from each others qualities and mis-givings, and unite the effects of bloc and affinity group.

In the UK, through sabotage, we are trying to show others here that there is a positive path to take anger along while also putting a kick into the ribs of our pigs already low morale.

All modern war-fighters know that the first step of any conflict is to disrupt the enemys communication and control infrastructures Adbusters planetary engame (May/June 2017)

Eco-anarchist vandals FAI/IRF

in portuguese 

12:23

Tax authorities seize fire compensation to unemployed, Mati resident "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Normally, compensations and extra allowances paid by the state are tax-free and cannot be seized if the beneficiary has debts to tax authorities or social security funds. This is what a man whose home was burned down in deadly wildfires of July also thought. He was proven wrong. From the 5,000 euro the state transferred

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11:59

Sayyed Nasrallah On Divine Victory Day: The Killers Of Yemens Children Are The Same As The Killers Of Our Children In 2006 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Have I told yall lately that I love Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah?! If not Then let me tell yall: I LOVE SAYYED HASSAN NASRALLAH! Dont you love Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah?! Well. If you dont Then you need help cause you damn well should! Speaking today to commemorate the 12th anniversary of Hizbullahs Divine Victory over the usurping Zionist entity over 34 days of perfectly executed asymmetrical warfare in 2006, the Sayyed of Sayyeds rocked it and socked it; he smashed it and thrashed it; he crushed it and grooved then he busted a move. It was the classic Nasrallah wit. The typical Nasrallah wisdom. And the quintessential Nasrallah fire that has set the enemy ablaze from the moment he took over the mantle of Hizbullah Secretary-General following Sayyed Abbas al-Moussawis (R.A.) martyrdom at the gnarled hands of Israel on February 16th, 1992.

Sayyed Abou Hadi humbly thanked all those who made the Divine Victory a reality, from Hizbullahs martyrs (R.A.) to the dauntless Lebanese people, the pro-Resistance political factions inside Lebanon to the Lebanese army, the Islamic Republic Republic of Iran to the Syrian Arab Republic. Nasrallah also made it a point to link the July War with what is taking place today in Syria, noting that Washington and Tel Aviv hoped to wiped out Hizbullah entirely and then launch their imperial scheme to the Syrian-Iraqi border but Lebanese steadfastness prevented it from occurring. The Sayyed said that though the Empires goals from 2006 remain unchanged today, just as the Divine Victory came to fruition, a similar triumph will be solidified in Syria before we know it. And before the enemy escalates, they should pause in the face of the Mouqawamah   Those who want war, we will give them war, and it will be a war that we are ready for and will triumph in, Nasrallah defiantly and spectacularly shouted.

The real rocketry popped off though when the Liberator of Lebanon began to chip away at the illegitimate Israel regime bit by bit like a master sculptor before bringing it to a crescendo. Nasrallah said that since August 14th, 2006, the Israelis have lost sleep over the day that Hizbullah will enter Al-Jalil (the Galilee) and worked themselves to exhaustion building up their defenses and formulating plans that will all just be futile in the end. Why? Because Israel is NOT the most powerful army in the region despite Zionist intelligence assessments and it is in fact the Lebanese Islamic Resistance which is far mightier than IOF.

Moreover, the Sayyed said that in its capabilities, experience, faith, will and bravery, the Mouqawamah was stronger today at this moment in time than it had ever been before. Hizbullahs Secretary-General also exposed the dirty Zionist hands in lead...

11:07

German-Greek deal on refugee returns advancing but not easy "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Talks between Germany and Greece on a deal for refugees returns are fairly advanced, said Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, highlighting that an agreement with Italy still has some time yet. We are in the process of negotiations, she said during a joint press conference she gave in Berlin with Bosnia-Herzegovina Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic,

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10:44

Trump blocks delivery of F-35 to Turkey, new deadline for Brunson release "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

US President Donald Trump is determined to impose one sanction after the other on Turkey until US pastor Andrew Brunson is released. On Monday , Trump signed the Defense Bill containing among others a clause that blocks the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey. The move comes amid the worst diplomatic row between the

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08:52

USA - Rutland - Fluoride harmful to kids "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Rutland Herald posted an Associated Press article Experts question fluoride-free toothpaste on Aug. 8 that left off the end of the article that had additional information needed to evaluate the validity of these so-called experts one of which works for Crest toothpaste who worries the second most popular brand of toothpaste sold on Amazon is fluoride free.
These same so-called experts supported the belief that flossing teeth was ineffective in preventing tooth decay because the Associated Press said it was so. Using newspaper articles to determine national public policy is antidotal evidence and not valid scientific study. Antidotal evidence was also used in promoting fluoridation.
I ask that Rutland leadership review the science of fluoridation which now reveals fluoride to be a neurotoxin harmful to our children. Our children deserve clean drinking water in Rutland. Let us not support our city purchasing any more fluorosilicic acid contaminating our public water supply. Our children deserve better . Rutland can do better.
Kathleen Krevetski
Rutland

07:55

Happy Divine Victory Day To The Hizbullah Commanders Who Defeated Israel Then Gave Their Lives In Defense Of Syria and Iraq "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Happy Divine Victory Day to my beautiful, brave, brilliant, blistering and blazing Lebanese brethren, the most triumphant people in the entire Islamicate! And more sincere wishes on this blessed occasion to all of the Moustazafeen (oppressed ones) worldwide. Because truly, Hizbullahs thrashing of the usurping Zionist entity over 34 days in the 2006 July War was a victory for all peoples of all types and all stripes. There were battles that were legendary (Wadi al-Hujeir and Bint Jbeil). There were martyred heroes who were larger than lifeso large in fact that their spirits still and will forever tower over the worlds mightiest trees and buildings combined and multiplied (Khaled Prince of the Battlefield Bazzi [R.A.] and Ali Bilal Saleh [R.A.] to name a couple). And there was a leader whose razor blade wit, booming truthful promises and unforgettable smile shook the enemy in biblical fashion and changed the course of history (Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah).

On the 12th anniversary of this monumental moment, in which Hizbullah saved the world from the neocons dystopian New Middle East project I find it imperative to remember and celebrate the Men of God who made the Divine Victory possible Only to find themselves martyred in a new phase of battle just 7 years later against the illegitimate Israeli regimes Takfiri Goy Golem in Syria and Iraq. And not merely a new phase of battle but a new phase of victory with it. Verily, their triumph in protection of their homeland in the summer of 2006 enabled and strengthened them in ways that they werent even aware of themselves until the time came that Malak al-Mawt (A.S.) called them to join the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) and all the Shouhada (R.A.) To call them legends would be understating it so vastly that it borders on insulting. So well just let their Nour-filled faces, angel-like auras and stories of dauntlessness do the talking instead.

Muhammad Fouad Rabah (R.A.) was one of Hizbullahs first commanders to achieve martyrdom in Syria. From the town of Al-Labweh in Baalbek, where he was ultimately laid to rest, Commander Rabah was known for his jovial demeanor no matter how fierce a battle was and he played a critical role gathering intelligence against the Israeli invaders in the 2006 July War. He wo...

07:13

Covering/Not Covering (2) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Jeremy Corbyn: A wreath was indeed laid by some of those who were attended the conference for those who were killed in Paris in 1992.
Interviewer: Were you involved in that wreath-laying?
Jeremy Corbyn: I was present when it was laid. I don't think I was actually involved in it.
ITV viewers tonight will have seen a 3 minute-long report from Carl Dinnen on the Jeremy Corbyn wreath-laying controversy. Its introduction ran like this:
In the latest twist to the antisemitism controversy, Jeremy Corbyn has admitted he was present at a wreath-laying in honour of Palestinians with alleged links to the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack. But the Labour leader says he doesn't think he was involved in the ceremony itself, in 2014. Eleven Israeli athletes were murdered in the attack. 
Viewers of BBC One's News at Six will have seen nothing. The BBC's main early evening news bulletin was entirely silent on the subject.

Update 21:22: And now the story has leapt from seventh place and is leading the BBC News website:


A Twitter row between Benjamin Netanyahu and Jeremy Corbyn has finally made this 'a big story' for the BBC. That's what it took.

Update 5:30, 14 Aug: Astonishingly, the story has already completely vanished from the BBC news home page. It is nowhere to be seen, neither among the headlines nor anywhere else:

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03:52

What Really Happens to Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at

03:15

Vengeance For The Saada School Bus Massacre Belongs To Ansarullah: Dozens Of Saudi-Led Occupiers Killed Today In Yemens Jawf "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

After the Saada School Bus Massacre, in which 51 Yemeni children were slaughtered and 79 other civilians (most of them kids) were badly wounded by Saudi Arabia with US weapons, one of the most chilling scenes to emerge was a Yemeni father and presumably an Ansarullahi moujahid holding up the scorched and dusty corpse of his son and screaming, This is what the American-Saudi coalition has done! Now tell me, what did this schoolboy do? What did he do? What? I swear by Almighty God, you wont stop our vengeance! I swear by Almighty God, we will avenge these children! He wasnt speaking out of rage and sadness. He was speaking out of stern conviction. Weve reiterated this fact on countless occasions here at Mouqawamah Music and we will continue to do so just to make sure our readers and the world at large get it: The Houthiyeen have never let Al-Saud get away with any of its crimes and they dont plan on starting now. They avenged Al-Thawra Hospital Massacre in Hudaydah and theyve done it again today for the children of Dahyan.

Starting on late Sunday evening and moving into early Monday morning, the Yemeni Islamic Resistance went old-school and rained Katyushas down upon Saudi-Emirati invaders in the Masloub district of Jawf. Moroccan, Eritrean and Bahraini occupiers were also among those nailed in the rocketry volley and several Turkish intelligence officers got hit too. In total, at least 68 aggressors were given first-class tickets to the fires of Jahannam and around three dozen other mercenaries of the Empire were wounded. The Katyusha, while an older and less advanced projectile than much of the homemade weaponry weve seen Yemens defenders utilize in recent months to counter the US-UK-Israeli-backed Saudi coalition of cowards, is still very much reliable and has served Ansarullah exceedingly well. As evidenced by the marvelous display today. Hizbullah of course used the Katyusha to change the rules of engagement with Israel in the 90s and were seeing Ansarullah follow in the Lebanese Islamic Resistances footsteps in this moment to set Riyadh and its treasonous allies straight.

Never doubt the promises made by a brokenhearted Mouqawamist father. He said th...

01:26

Open Letter to Silent Jim "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Open Letter to Silent Jim

  • by NIGEL WARD, emailed to Mr DILLON shortly before publication.

~~~~~

Mr James McGarvie DILLON Head of Paid Service Scarborough Borough Council

IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST

Jim,

I write to further the expression of my opinions regarding your actions in respect of Councillor Michelle DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF [Ind.Ind.] (Hertford).

When first I learned that a mere paid public servant had evinced the audacity to countermand the democratic will of the people, I was shocked; and outraged by the absurdity.

In my view, your diktat to exclude Councillor DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF from Council and Committees and contact with her Officers was and remains wildly  ultra vires. It is also profoundly offensive as is all abuse of position.

In going beyond your statutory authority, you have denied the electors of Hertford their democratically mandated representation.

In order to preclude any unnecessary doubt, I present you now with an extract from the Judgment of Mrs Justice COCKERILL in the case of Harvey -v- Ledbury [Case No: CO/3680/2017] High Court (QBD) Administrative Court, 17th April 2018:

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Unless you can show to the contrary, it would appear to be the case that you have committed the six-fold ultra vires act of imposing unlawful restraint on Councillor Michelle DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF, removing her statutory right to perform her functions and duties as a democratically elected representative.

Can you deny, Jim, that you have transgressed? Have you, or have you not, trashed the long-cherished fundamental principle of democratic representation? In my view, you have attempted to play god and lost.

I am not alone in this view. A senior QC has warned Councils of the financial risk that they face should they, when dealing with Councillors misconduct, adopt any procedure other than (i) their own Standards regime or, (ii) reporting to the Police.

Writing in...

01:24

Out Of Nearly 200 Countries In The World, Only The Islamic Republic Of Iran Stands With Sheikh Zakzaky "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Last Tuesday, August 7th, 2018, something beautiful occurred in the Islamic Republic of Irans holy city of Mashhad. Dr. Nusaibah Ibrahim Zakzaky, the daughter of the Lion of Zaria, arrived on the sanctified grounds where the shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) rests to inaugurate the opening of an office for her father. Attended by numerous dignitaries, activists and Ayatollahs, among them Hujjat al-Islam Kazem Seddiqi, the Jummah prayers leader in Tehran, it was a sometimes somber but nevertheless jubilant affair that celebrated Zakzakys steadfastness, humbleness, defiance and resistance against the US-Israeli Empire and the despotism, corruption and subservience it sponsors in Abuja. Indeed, it is a solidification of the Sheikhs strong religious authority and vast Islamic knowledgeas well as his commitment to uplifting the poor, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and never relinquishing his Mouqawamist stances on Palestine, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, the Islamic Revolution, Bahrain and moreto have a place of his own in one of Islams holiest cities; a testament to his Muhammadi-Husseini character; and an affirmation that he is most certainly a saint, one of the very few to exist in this age of Judeo-Zio-Dajjal.

We salute the revolutionary Iranian nation, our Magnetic North, for bestowing this honor on the Khomeini of Africa. Out of nearly 200 countries on the face of this Earth, of which 50 have a Muslim majority, only the Islamic Republic has stood with Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky. From the immediate aftermath of the Zaria Massacre in which over 1,000 Nigerian Shia innocents were slaughtered by the US-Zionist-Saudi-backed Nigerian army, 50 female students from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria were abducted, and Zakzaky himself, his wife Sayyeda Zeenat, and hundreds of his partisans were unjustly imprisoned, Tehran has diplomatically campaigned day and night to secure the Sheikhs release. Iranians themselves, especially the youth, hold rallies almost every Jummah highlighting the suffering of Nigerias Shia and their righteous leader and calling for the release of all political prisoners from Zakzakys camp. Iranian humanitarian funds have continued to flow to the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in spite of the US ZOGs increasingly ruthless international sanctions regime as well. Really, the only action Iran has yet to take is commission an IRGC strike force to liberate the Sheikhwhich, Iranophobic delusions in Saudi and Zionist media outlets aside, isnt going to happen. If even a handful of Muslim nations adopted just a fraction of the measures Iran has taken vis-a-vis Nigeria and put just a drop of pressure on the atrocious Buhari government, no doubt that Zakzaky wouldve been freed long ago.

Congratulations are in order for the Sheikh, S...

00:59

Formats of Friendship Russia vs America "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-formats-of-friendship-russia-vs-america/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180809/1020784827.html The US arbitrarily and contrary to the opinion of the world community not only

00:56

Foreign Policy Matters interviews The Saker (part two) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

This is part two of a three part interview I recently made with the Poland based website Foreign Policy Matters (https://foreignpolicymatters.com/).  Enjoy! The Saker

Monday, 13 August

20:22

More than 40 foreign nationals attempted to leave Greece on fake passports "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Dozens of foreign nationals have been arrested at two airports of  western Greece this year while attempting to use fake passports to travel outside the country. More than 40 people traveling with counterfeit documents have been detained at the port of Kalamata in southwestern Greece since the beginning of this year and another 20 at

The post More than 40 foreign nationals attempted to leave Greece on fake passports appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

19:40

Chania prohibits access to Gorges on days with Very High Risk of Fire "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Local authorities on the island of Crete have decided to prohibit visitors access to three gorges during the days for which Greeces Civil Protection has issued a warning of Very High Risk of Fires, Level 4 and  Alert, Level 5. The decision affects access to Samaria Gorge, Agia Irini Gorge and Imbros Gorge. The relevant

The post Chania prohibits access to Gorges on days with Very High Risk of Fire appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

16:58

Turkish fishermen fire shots at Greek colleagues close to Leros island "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Greek fishermen have denounced that Turkish fishermen fired shots at them near the island of Leros in the Dodecanese in Greek territorial waters. Nobody was hurt in the incident that took place off the islet of Kalapodi, some 300 meters from the shores of Leros on Sunday morning. Speaking to media, one of the fishermen

The post Turkish fishermen fire shots at Greek colleagues close to Leros island appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

14:40

Demolition of illegal buildings in Attica postponed to mid-September "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Demolition of illegal buildings and constructions in Attica was supposed to start in the second week of August. The action was postponed towards the end of the month. However, the government stated on Monday that the demolition is expected to be launched in mid-September. The Ministry of Environment will call on local government authorities to

The post Demolition of illegal buildings in Attica postponed to mid-September appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

13:56

One more fire victim dies in hospital, death toll increases to 95 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Death toll in Athens wildfires rose to 95 on Monday after one more fire victim died in hospital in Athens.  The latest victim is a 63-year-old man in KAT hospital. Twenty one days after the deadly fires in Mati and Neos Voutzas in East Attica and 30 people are reportedly still hospitalized. Seven of the

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