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Monday, 25 September

02:24

Der imperiale Konsens "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(Eigener Bericht) - Mit der Alternative fr Deutschland (AfD) zieht zum ersten Mal seit den 1950er Jahren eine Partei der extremen Rechten in den Deutschen Bundestag ein. Die AfD hat es geschafft, mit 13 Prozent einen guten Teil des laut soziologischen Studien seit je vorhandenen extrem rechten Potenzials in der deutschen Bevlkerung zu mobilisieren. Dabei tuscht die Tatsache, dass sich smtliche Bundestagsparteien offen von ihr distanzieren, darber hinweg, dass ihre Programmatik auf wichtigen Themenfeldern, insbesondere in der Auen- und Militrpolitik, bemerkenswerte Parallelen zu den politischen Zielen fast aller anderen Bundestagsparteien zeigt: Die AfD sieht Deutschland - ganz wie CDU/CSU, FDP, SPD und Bndnis 90/Die Grnen - als globale "Gestaltungsmacht", die ihre Streitkrfte massiv aufrsten und besser einsatzfhig machen muss. Whrend der Bundestags-Mainstream darauf setzt, die EU als Einflussinstrument fr die Berliner Weltpolitik zu nutzen, favorisiert die AfD fr die Bundesrepublik den nationalen Weg zur globalen Macht. Diese Variante kme wohl zum Tragen, sollte die EU einst an ihren zunehmenden inneren Widersprchen oder an erstarkenden Austrittsbewegungen scheitern.

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Sunday, 24 September

22:57

Whrend sich viele die Frage stellen, wie lange es ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Whrend sich viele die Frage stellen, wie lange es dauert, bis die SPD umfllt und doch fr eine Groe Koalition zur Verfgung steht, mchte ich gerade mal festhalten, dass CDU und SPD zusammen nur noch knapp ber 50% sind. Wenn das so weiter geht, hat die "groe Koalition" bei der nchsten Wahl nicht mehr die Mehrheit.

Das waren beides mal Volksparteien! Die fast alleine die absolute Mehrheit eingefahren haben! Nun, die Zeiten sind vorbei. Gut so.

Ich persnlich finde es gut, wenn die Merkel jetzt noch die FDP und Grnen in den Abgrund mitnimmt.

Meine Lieblingsregierung, ich hatte das ja hier schon ein paar Mal gesagt, ist eine Minderheitsregierung, die fr jede Sachfrage die Mehrheiten mit inhaltlichen Argumenten zusammenverhandeln muss. Da sind wir nicht mehr weit von entfernt. Ich wrde fast vermuten, dass Jamaica faktisch auf sowas hinauslaufen wrde, weil die klugen Kpfe von der FDP jetzt mit Sicherheit einen auf dicke Hose machen werden. Hier ist ein frher Auftritt von Lindner als "Jungunternehmer"-Benz-Prolet. Vier Jahre mit so einem auf ihrer Seite, und der muss bei allen wichtigen Entscheidungen fr dich Stimmen, danach ist die Merkel reif fr den Ruhestand.

Bis auf die 13% fr die AfD bin ich mit dem Wahlergebnis eigentlich ganz zufrieden. Unter den Umstnden

22:05

#hamburg #germany #btw17 #btwahl17 #noafd "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



#hamburg #germany #btw17 #btwahl17 #noafd

18:07

The Big Brexit Speech "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Pie is very very bored of Brexit.

 


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16:50

15:25

Spain In Crisis: Catalan Police Reject Madrid Takeover, Vow To Resist "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Cross-posted from Zero Hedge

Spain found itself on the verge of a full-blown sovereign crisis on Saturday, after the rebel region of Catalonia rejected giving more control to the central government in defiance of authorities in Madrid who are trying to suppress an independence referendum on Oct. 1.

As tensions rise ahead of the planned Catalan referendum on October 1, and as Madrids crackdown on separatist passions took a turn for the bizarre overnight when as we reported Spains plan to send boatloads of military police to Catalonia to halt the referendum backfired with dockers in two ports staging a boycott and refused access, on Saturday Spains Public Prosecutors Office told Catalan Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero that his officers must now obey orders from a senior state-appointed police coordinator, Spanish news agency EFE reported on Saturday.

The Catalan Police, however, disagreed and as Bloomberg reports, the SAP union the largest trade group for the 17,000-member Catalan Police, known as Mossos dEsquadra  said it would resist hours after prosecutors Saturday ordered that it accept central-government coordination. The rejection echoed comments by Catalan separatist authorities.

We dont accept this interference of the state, jumping over all existing coordination mechanisms, the regions Interior Department chief Joaquim Forn said in brief televised comments. The Mossos wont renounce exercising their functions in loyalty to the Catalan people.

The Mossos are one of the symbols of Catalonias autonomy and for many Catalans the prosecutors decision may be reminiscent of the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship of Francisco Franco, when the Mossos were abolished.

In a joint press conference today with the Catalan home affairs minister Joaquim Forn and the Mossos chief Josep Llus Trapero, Forn said that the move by Spain was unacceptable.

We denounce the Spanish governments will of seizing the Mossos, as they did with Catalonias finances Forn said adding that that the Catalan government does not accept this interference, it bypasses all the institutions that the current legal framework already has in place to guarantee the security of Catalonia. Additionally, Trapero expressed his intention to not accept the measure,...

14:57

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14:30

Anonymous Greece hack Govt website for electronic auctions "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The group Anonymous Greece has hacked the government website for electronic auctions. The hackers attack brought down the website on Saturday. In a message posted on their website, Anonymous Greece make references to the system of electronic auctions of properties that is to start in a couple of couples but also to the inability of

The post Anonymous Greece hack Govt website for electronic auctions appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

14:24

OH: Oh Mann, und der CDU fllt auf, dass ohne Glasfaser ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

OH: Oh Mann, und der CDU fllt auf, dass ohne Glasfaser ihre Kernwhlerregionen wegsterben werden?

Htte sie doch nur jemand gewarnt!!1!

So, ich geh dann mal whlen.Und ihr geht hoffentlich ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

So, ich geh dann mal whlen.

Und ihr geht hoffentlich auch alle whlen heute!!

12:19

85 wildfires on a single day: Houses burned, hotel evacuated "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Eighty five wildfires broke out in the 24 hours from Friday to Saturday across the country, the Greek Fire Service said in a statement. From Peloponnese in the South up to Halkidiki and Serres in the North the wild fires burned down thousands of acres of forest land and this although the wildfires season

The post 85 wildfires on a single day: Houses burned, hotel evacuated appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

12:02

Catalonia: On referendums and government spending "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Writing for Spanish anarchist website A Las Barricadas, Acratosaurio rex explores the bizarre spectacle of Spains central government spending tens of millions of Euros on preparations for an extreme police crackdown against Catalonia, partly on the grounds of saving money that would otherwise be wastefully spent on an independence referendum by the regional administration. All this []

10:00

NYP: A Force Facing a Crisis of Morale, Oversight & Leadership? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

NYP: A Force Facing a Crisis of Morale, Oversight & Leadership?

Recently, two articles in the mainstream press have been brought to my attention which cause me to take pen to paper.

Internal Criticism of NYP by police officers

The first was an article run by York Press concerning the comments published anonymously by people that are apparently serving NYP officers on an employment website. For serving police officers and those with an interest in policing in North Yorkshire, the article by Dan Bean is well worth reading and can be accessed here. It can only be described as well written and incisive. The comments can be accessed on the website www.glassdoor.co.uk .

One serving police officer described a culture of bullying, another criticised inadequate senior management. Initially, I was shocked that serving police officers would take the risk of being so open and then I admired them for their courage in speaking out. Similar criticism was voiced during the misconduct hearing for a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Persons (PVP) Unit, which the NYE covered in this article. Briefly, it was revealed that the NYP PVP unit was a shambles.

I have been writing on North Yorkshire Police since 2011 and the views expressed on the glassdoor website perfectly agree with my own observations.

I have formed a view of this force, as having outstanding frontline police officers, who are routinely let down by failures in chief officer leadership, failures in management/support and a culture obsessed with preserving the public image of NYP. The phrase Lions led by donkeys comes to mind.

Following on from the public concern caused by the Rotherham child abuse case, in September 2014 Police & Crime Commissioner Mulligan ordered North Yorkshire Police to undergo a thematic in depth health check into its practices and procedures relating to Child Sexual Exploitation, to ensure nothing like the Rotherham scandal could occur in North Yorkshire. Full press release from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in typical gushy professional PR terms here.

Child Sexual Exploitation is quite rightly a top priority for both myself and North Yorkshire Police, and on behalf of the public I need to by fully reassured this is being dealt with appropriately. I h...

09:53

Canada - More emotional blackmail. "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Another video to scare Canadians into accepting fluoridation.

09:48

Canada - Pro fluoride one sided propaganda. "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Anyone in Canada able to produce a video using the same technique to counter this?



09:33

ADA Untroubled By Yet Another Study Pointing To Fluorides Negative Health Impacts "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

For decades, many groups have fought against the inclusion of fluoride in publicly supplied water, arguing that the risks of mass fluoride consumption outweigh the purported benefits. Now, a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives has added to the scientific literature that suggests that fluoride negatively impacts human intelligence, especially in children and infants.

The study, surprisingly, was widely reported in the U.S. mainstream media despite the fact that its findings contradict the governments official position regarding the safety of fluoride.

The study examined nearly 300 sets of mothers and children living in Mexico and tested the childrens cognitive development twice over a 12 year period. A drop in scores on intelligence tests was observed for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter found in maternal urine. While researchers found a potential connection to prenatal fluoride exposure, they found no significant influence of fluoride exposure on brain development once a child was born.

While the study is likely to cause concern for mothers-to-be around the world, the findings of this study will be of particular concern for those living in areas where public water is fluoridated. In Mexico, where the study was conducted, fluoride is not added to public water supplies and fluoride exposure largely occurs via naturally occurring fluoride in the environment, fluoridated salt and supplements. In contrast, three-quarters of the U.S. population is exposed to fluoride through public water, in addition to other sources of fluoride such as fluoridated toothpaste.

FluorideHowever, the American Dental Association (ADA) took issue with the study, stating, its findings are not applicable to the U.S. The ADA continues to endorse fluoridation of public water as the most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay. The ADA declined to state why the studys findings were not applicable to pregnant women in the United States, given that fluoride consumption in the U.S. is much higher than in Mexico due to public water fluoridation.

Furthermore, contrary to the ADAs claim, the inclusion of fluoride in drinking water does not actually reduce the incidence of cavities at all instead causing a form of tooth decay known as dental fluorosis, a widespread phenomenon that the government has admitte...

09:24

La cultura anfibia amenazada: Cinagas y Zonas de Reserva Campesina en el Sur de Bolvar "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Pescando de manera responsable en la cinaga de Simoa con las nuevas regulaciones comunitarias (Fotografa de Jos Antonio Gutirrez D.)Artculo publicado originalmente en la edicin 131 de la revista Periferia (Septiembre, 2017). Esta versin es la edicin que se envo originalmente y que, por motivos de espacio sufri algunas modificaciones menores para su publicacin en fsico.

08:45

Espaa contra Catalunya, qu debemos hacer? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Transcripcin ampliada de la intervencin realizada el 17 de septiembre en Sant Feliu del Baix Llobregat, organizada por la Candidatura dUnitat Popular (CUP), en la que tambin intervino Mireia Veh, diputada en el Parlament por la CUP-CC. Terminando la transcripcin se han producido 14 detenciones de personas acusadas de ser demcratas, decenas de registros e incautaciones de documentos y propaganda.

08:43

Catalonia Referendum: Resisting the Spanish Government Siege "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In 1713-14, it took the troops of Spains Borbon monarchy 14 months of siege before taking Barcelona and ending Catalan self-rule. In September 2017, Catalonia is again under siege, this time from the central Spanish Peoples Party (PP) government. Under prime minister Mariano Rajoy the Spanish state is concentrating all its firepower on stopping the Catalan governments October 1 independence referendum. On that day, if this siege is successfully resisted, Catalan citizens will vote on whether Catalonia should become an independent state in the form of a republic.

07:52

Despite Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



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

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

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

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

As Alan notes though, that form of words isn't the only form of words used. He's spotted examples of that, and I've also heard many a turn of phrase that means or suggests 'despite Brexit' but never specifically uses the precise words 'despite Brexit', plus many a report that implies as much without ever using equivalent turns of phrases.
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05:45

Why no Petroeuro? or Frances historic effort for an anti-austerity Eurozone "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Ramin Mazaheri The bottom line is: For the EU to work for it to be of benefit to the average person it has to follow Frances historical

02:42

Afghanistan War Report September 23, 2017: US Deploys More Troops And Warplanes "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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Saturday, 23 September

22:35

#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #streetphotography #blackandwhite... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #streetphotography #blackandwhite #dailylife

20:28

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

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

19:48

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19:06

New Zealand matters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


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

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

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

18:48

Where has JonDon gone? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


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

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

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


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

18:46

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


Puppy showing bias

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18:00

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

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

17:58

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

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

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

17:07

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

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

By Andrew Spannaus and cross-posted from Consortium News

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

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

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

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

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

Continue reading the...

16:56

Polls "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


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

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

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

16:29

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

Was machen wir eigentlich, wenn die AfD gewinnt?

Update: Einsendungen:

Wenn die AfD gewinnt, machen wir es hnlich der Facebook Aktion von Die PARTEI.
Wir treten in die Partei ein und bernehmen mit der Zeit den Vorstand.
und
Wir hoffen darauf, dass die Alliierten uns nochmal befreien. :-D
und mein Favorit
dann treffen wir uns an den Barrikaden

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

Kurze Durchsage der Russen zum Nordkoreakonflikt:

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

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

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

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

15:19

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

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

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


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

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12:30

The social centres roundup "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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

12:16

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

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

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

11:28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

03:17

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

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

00:19

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

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-22-2017-us-backed-forces-push-for-syrian-oil/ If youre able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldnt be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Early on Friday,

Friday, 22 September

22:00

In The Driving Seat "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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

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

Enjoy!

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09:03

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

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

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