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May 11 2015

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イギリス警察,緊縮財政の抗議者を逮捕

プレスTVによりますと、イギリス総選挙で保守党が勝利したことを受けて、数千人の抗議者が10日日曜、ロンドンの通りでデモ行進を行い、保守党の緊縮財政への反対を表明しました。
この抗議デモは、ロンドン中心部で警察が介入したことにより、暴動に発展し、警察も数十人の抗議者を逮捕しました”

May 08 2015

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April 10 2015

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April 04 2015

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Snowden: UK spied on Argentina over Falklands

“The documents obtained by The Intercept and Argentinian news website Todo Noticias say that a unit of the British spy agency Government Communications Headquarters, the Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group, has been involved in ‘Operation QUITO’ in Argentina from at least 2009 until 2011.
It was allegedly tasked ‘to support Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s goals relating to Argentina and the Falkland Islands’ in order to ‘prevent Argentina from taking over the Falkland Islands.’
The Intercept suggests that the unit could have been using ‘false flag’ operations and computer viruses to collect intelligence, spread propaganda and discredit opponents.”

April 01 2015

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A protest in support of whistleblowers will take place on April 4 at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
— from @wikileaks (Mar. 29 2015)

March 19 2015

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“How did the British mandate or ww2 contribute to the origins of the Arab Israeli conflict?”

thepalestineyoudontknow answered:

The British Mandate was imposed on Palestine after WW2 according to Sykes-Picot Agreement from 1917-1948.

During this period, the Zionists were putting pressure on the British Government to facilitate the establishment of a ‘Jewish Homeland’ on the ‘Land of Palestine’ which was clear in the ‘Balfour Declaration’. Arthur Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary at the time, handed a letter to Lord Rothschild (a leader of the British Jewish community) for transmission to the Zionist Federation (a private Zionist organization), that declared the support of His Majesty’s Government to the Zionists’ plans of establishing a Jewish ‘national home’ in Palestine, ‘with the condition that nothing be done which might prejudice the rights of existing communities there’.

Pressure was financially and even through terror attacks on the British troops by zionist terrorist groups.

Jewish immigration increased to huge numbers and the settlers were given most of the jobs in the state leaving Palestinians unemployed also they were giving loans to Palestinian farmers who couldn’t pay back and ends up by taking their land instead of money.

Palestinians felt the racism and clear discrimination between the people of the land and the new comers.

Palestinians became aware of the danger and they repelled against both the British and the new coming settlers. Fight counted between both till out of no where the British declared the end of Mandate and the zionist declared the establishment of “the state of israel”.

During Nakba 1948 , British troops made it easy for the settlers to get armed while didn’t for Palestinians.

Also they were spreading propaganda that Palestinians should leave till the fight ends and made it easier for them through land and sea who are still refugees until this moment.

March 10 2015

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history of Iran: 1953 coup

from dilbert3mp3.tumblr.com (via beautyofiran):

Mohammad Mossadegh (1882-1967) was an Iranian politician and served as the Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 to 1953. At the time of his election, Iran’s oil reserves in the Persian gulf had been exploited by the British and the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, which would eventually become British Petroleum, for decades under the threat of military occupation. Conditions in oil towns such as Bandar Abbas were deplorable. The director of Iran’s Petroleum Institute wrote that

“Wages were 50 cents a day. There was no vacation pay, no sick leave, no disability compensation. The workers lived in a shanty town called Kaghazabad, or Paper City, without running water or electricity, … In winter the earth flooded and became a flat, perspiring lake. The mud in town was knee-deep, and … when the rains subsided, clouds of nipping, small-winged flies rose from the stagnant water to fill the nostrils …. Summer was worse. … The heat was torrid … sticky and unrelenting — while the wind and sandstorms shipped off the desert hot as a blower. The dwellings of Kaghazabad, cobbled from rusted oil drums hammered flat, turned into sweltering ovens. … In every crevice hung the foul, sulfurous stench of burning oil ….”

In March 1951, the Iranian Parliament voted to nationalize the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Mohammed Mossadegh was elected shortly therafter on his reputation as a widely respected statesman and champion of nationalization. Mossadegh oversaw the nationalization of the industry and the return of Iranian oil profits to the Iranian people. Britain was angered by this, and the eviction of its embassy and officials in October 1952. Britain approached the Eisenhower administration with exaggerated claims of Mossadegh and Iran’s communist sentiments. They warned that the country was on the verge of falling into Soviet hands. The CIA and MI6 agreed to stage a military coup under the codename “Operation Ajax.”

Operation Ajax, spearheaded by CIA agent Kermit Roosevelt (Grandson of Franklin Roosevelt) and approved by the Shah sought to remove Mossadegh from power. On August 15th the Shah, under the direction of the CIA, issued a royal decree dismissing Mossaddegh as prime minister. However, Mossadegh had received warning of the plot and issued a warrent for the arrest of his replacement, General Faslollah Zahedi. The news of the attempted coup caused Mossadegh supporters to fill the streets in protest in Tehran. The Shah, fearing backlash, fled from Iran to Italy.

After the first failed attempt, the CIA hired infiltrators posing as Mossadegh supporters to incite a “communist revolution.” Soon the violent riot had spread throughout southern Tehran. A second group of paid infiltrators, posing as Shah supporters, organized crowds of Iranians to march against the violent communists. By the end of the day the communists and the communist infiltrators had been beaten back by the Iranian crowds and the army, under Zahedi’s authority. The army then used the riots as en excuse to storm government buildings and arrest Mossadegh’s officials. To prevent further bloodshed, Mossadegh turned himself into the army, refusing a last attempt to organize his supporters.

The Shah returned to Iran and assumed rule of Iran until 1979. Under his rule the oil reserves of Iran continued to serve British and American interests. Mohammad Mossadegh was sentenced to death for treason, but had his sentence commuted by the Shah to house arrest. He remained under house arrest until his death in 1967.

Read More: http://www.iranchamber.com/history/coup53/coup53p1.php

Reposted by02mydafsoup-01iranelection

February 13 2015

mr-absentia

イギリスで,イスラム教徒人口が10年間でほぼ倍増

  • “イルナー通信によりますと、12日木曜にガーディアンをはじめとするイギリスの一部の新聞にも掲載されたこの〔イギリス・イスラム評議会発表の〕統計では、2011年現在でイングランドとウェールズには271万人のイスラム教徒が暮らしているということです。なお、この数字は2001年の時点では155万人だったとされています”

  • “イングランドとウェールズに住むイスラム教徒の半数は、これらの地域で出生しており、彼らの73%は自らをイギリス人だとしています”

  • “また、イギリス・イスラム評議会により行われた調査では、イングランドとウェールズの全人口5607万6000人の4.8%、さらにこれらの地域の学校に通う5歳から15歳までの児童・生徒全体の8.1%がイスラム教徒であり、これはロンドンの統計と比較して、非常に高い数字となっています”

  • English: Muslim population in England and Wales nearly doubles in 10 years (The Guardian, Feb. 11 2015)

February 06 2015

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UK government tries to smear "boycott Israel" call as anti-Jewish | The Electronic Intifada

“In one section, the [recent British government] report uses the following wording:

Calls to boycott contact with academics working in Israel are an assault on academic freedom and intellectual exchange. We recommend that pro-democracy lecturers in the new University and College Lecturers Union are given every support to combat such selective boycotts that are anti-Jewish in practice. We would urge the new union’s executive and leadership to oppose the boycott.

The genuine Palestinian statement on academic boycott, however, makes it clear that individual Israeli academics are not the target of the boycott call. Rather, the boycott targets Israeli academic institutions. Guidelines issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), state:

Anchored in precepts of international law and universal human rights, the BDS [boycott, divestment and sanctions] movement, including PACBI, rejects on principle boycotts of individuals based on their identity (such as citizenship, race, gender, or religion) or opinion. If, however, an individual is representing the State of Israel or a complicit Israeli institution (such as a dean, rector, or president), or is commissioned/recruited to participate in Israel’s efforts to “rebrand” itself, then her/his activities are subject to the institutional boycott the BDS movement is calling for.

It is also worth noting that many BDS advocates signed a 2012 letter against all forms of racism and bigotry. That letter opposes ‘the cynical and baseless use of the term anti-Semitism as a tool for stifling criticism of Israel or opposition to Zionism, as this assumes simply because someone is Jewish, they support Zionism or the the colonial and apartheid policies of the State of Israel, a false generalization.’”

“Other problematic aspects of the government report include the portrayal of sympathy and solidarity with Palestinian victims of the Israeli war machine by local authorities in Britain as somehow equating to anti-Semitism, as seen in statements such as: ‘This year we also saw councils misjudging their remits, with Leicester City Council, banning Israeli-manufactured products, and Tower Hamlets flying the Palestinian flag.’

In portraying Palestine solidarity as anti-Semitic, the report hews to the line held by the State of Israel, which attempts to claim a representative role in respect of the global Jewish population. In reality, of course, many Jews around the world either have little interest in or reject Israel’s acts.

Claiming that actions such as the flying of the Palestinian flag by the London borough of Tower Hamlets and by other councils in Britain are associated with anti-Semitism obscures and cheapens the existence of a genuine problem of anti-Semitism in many parts of Europe.”

“Antony Lerman — a genuine expert on the problem of anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish violence in Europe — has strongly criticized the CST [Community Security Trust, a Brithsh “charity” which purports to monitor anti-Semitism] for its conflation of anti-Semitism with any moves to question the behavior of the State of Israel.

Lerman accused the CST in 2014 of ‘abusing its mandate’ by going beyond its proper — and entirely legitimate — role of ensuring the safety of Britain’s Jewish community, and instead choosing to defend indefensible acts such as the mass killing of civilians in Gaza.

Lerman went on to say of the CST that its acts in ‘providing political cover for Israel in this way takes the CST into the realm of partisan political action that hardly seems compatible with its charitable status.’

He also suggested that the CST was ‘muddy[ing] the waters when they seem to be encouraging hysteria and feeding paranoia’ through the organization’s claims that anti-Israeli protests during the summer 2014 onslaught on Gaza constituted, first and foremost, a wave of anti-Semitism.”

5 February 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1522 days. 
 – 962 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1716 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1068 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 877 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1814 days.

Julian Assange News:

  • WikiLeaks released a video from the UN in which Sweden Director-General Anders Rönquist states that there is no limit to pre-trial or pre-charge detention in Sweden. Assange commented, “Sweden has imported Guantanamo’s most shameful legal practice – indefinite detention without charge.”
  • The cost of 24/7 police surveillance outside the Ecuadorian Embassy reached £10 million.
  • In response to a FOIA request, the Metropolitan Police refused to disclose details of the ongoing police operations around the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Reposted fromwikileaks wikileaks

February 02 2015

mr-absentia
Budget cuts have led to fewer officers and posts in the UK. Meanwhile, 24/7 surveillance of the Ecuadorian Embassy continues costing nearly £10 million.
— from @wikileaks (Feb. 1 2015)

October 15 2014

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@Pray4Pal: By 274-12 the UK House of Commons votes to recognize the state of Palestine. But which version of it? 1917 or 2014?

September 19 2014

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September 13 2014

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August 13 2014

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August 12 2014

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August 09 2014

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Tags: UK Gaza Protest

August 07 2014

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