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Pinochet documentary screening sets off riot in Chilean capital


All over the world, The People are rising up against their oppressors.
Of course there will always be a section who will fight for the status quo.

Article from: http://elpais.com/elpais/2012/06/14/inenglish/1339679828_938138.html

More than two dozen people were seriously injured and 64 were arrested after a riot broke out in Santiago on Sunday during a screening of a new documentary honoring the late dictator Augusto Pinochet. …

At a nearby square, hundreds of demonstrators held what began as a peaceful protest against the Pinochet supporters. Chanting “murderer, dictator, thief,” about a hundred masked protestors rushed toward the theater, which was heavily blocked off by police.

More than 500 officers in full riot gear responded by firing tear gas and water cannon to prevent them from disrupting the screening. Officers pinned many demonstrators down during the two-hour skirmish. “The authorities who are currently in control were part of the Pinochet regime and were involved in genocide. That is why they are still trying to repress us,” said Lorena Pizarro, president of the Association of Families of Arrested and Disappeared. …

Vid from: http://youtu.be/OJtWdjnFmRw

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Greece: Burning Banks


Here a wee vid showing “The worst riot damage in years has struck Greek cities as MPs pass harsh new austerity measures. Amateur video shows violent protests in central Volos, where a branch of one of Greece’s largest banks – Eurobank – was torched.”. (2012-05-13)

I was particularly impressed with some of the comments:

  • “one day all the banks all over the world will be on fire :)”
  • “Let the temples of the money-changers burn! Let the cradle of democracry become the grave of usury.”
  • “MESSAGE TO THE 99%. Let the globalisation of bank-burning commence!! They want a new world order, let’s fucking give them 1!!!!!”
  • “They got the money out first right?”

Video from: http://youtu.be/oIVdnKc1BDI

 

Bolivia: Disabled Protesters vs. Riot Police 2012-02-23


From: http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/disabled-protesters-vs-riot-police

These photos are unreal. A protest in Bolivia demanding rights for the disabled turned violent yesterday as hundreds of people in wheelchairs and crutches clashed with riot police.

A group of disabled people march in a protest demanding state benefits and an end to discrimination as they journey to La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday Feb. 19, 2012. The group began their 560-mile march from Trinidad to La Paz on Nov. 15 to ask for a law that gives the disabled population special recognition and administers a yearly allowance of 3,000 bolivianos, or about 430 U.S. dollars.

 

Why Our Police Are Being Made Redundant


Whilst It is easy to criticise our ‘boys (and girls) in blue’, we must remember that they are also the ones who protect us from the less-than-nice members of our society.

The Paraistes That Be (TPTB) know that the internet has been the most influential medium for educting the masses. Someday soon The People will have the gall to question the status quo. They will also demand a change for a fairer society.

When this ‘shit hits the fan’, TPTB know that our thin blue line will NOT attack us on mass. The police may even join us in the call for change. Likewise, the armed forces.

Only by bypassing our our protectors, will the TPTB be able yo maintain their control over us.

Foreign troops will be used against us.

The following article is just a another prelude to the TPTB’s increasing oppression of us all.

From: http://www.cepol.europa.eu/index.php?id=news-details&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=454&cHash=1e15e5b707

Via: http://parker-joseph.com/pjcjournal/2012/02/01/foreign-police-on-britains-streets/

CEPOL, the European Police College has launched the 2012 European Police Exchange Programme.

In 2012, the Exchange Programme, a flagship CEPOL activity, will offer one-to-one exchanges to police officers and scientific and research experts; teaching staff and educational programme developers; and commanders. There will also be group study visits to the European Union agencies that deal with justice and home affairs, including Europol and Frontex.

Exchanges are organised according to 16 topics, which have been identified as important to the safety and security of European citizens. In 2012, four new topics will be included: illegal immigration, container shipments, mobile organised crime groups and the network for fugitive active search teams. A group exchange will be organised on the topic of trafficking in human beings.

Exchanges are open to participants who have a minimum of three years’ work experience in the field of interest and must speak at least one foreign language. Further, participants must commit to cascading their newly gained knowledge to colleagues at a national and European level. Police officers interested in taking part in the 2012 Exchange Programme are advised to read the participants handbook (http://www.cepol.europa.eu/fileadmin/website/Exchange_Programme/ExPro_Handbook_2012.pdf) and contact their national exchange coordinator (details included in the handbook).

The Exchange Programme, now in its seventh year has been steadily growing in popularity and in 2011, almost 300 people, from 26 EU countries took part in the exchange programme – the highest number of participants ever in a single year and a significant increase from 2010.

CEPOL Deputy Director Detlef Schröder said: “Last year’s Exchange Programme was incredibly successful and, with four new topics on offer, this year’s programme promises to be just as good. CEPOL, today more than ever, is committed to helping police cooperation across Europe to the benefit of European citizens. Thanks to the Exchange Programme, hundreds of law enforcement officers get the opportunity to share experience and knowledge which can only strengthen crime-fighting capabilities.”

 

Not white enough by x 30


Takes you back to the ‘Sus Law’ before the riots in the 70s and the 80s.

From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/jan/14/stop-search-racial-profiling-police

Stop and search ‘racial profiling’ by police on the increase, claims study

Black people are 30 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by police in England and Wales, according to new analysis which reveals that “racial profiling” has increased over the past year. …

On Friday, the IPCC conceded that stop and searches that yield no arrest were antagonistic and “highly intrusive”. A legal challenge that will ask the high court to rule section 60 “incompatible” with the European convention on human rights is under way. The case centres on a 37-year-old woman who claims she was targeted because she was black. Michael Oswald of Bhatt Murphy solicitors said there was clear statistical evidence that section 60 was being used in a discriminatory manner. He added: “There are not sufficient safeguards to ensure that the interference with individuals’ personal integrity and liberty that such searches entail is proportionate and in accordance with the law.”.

 

 

Met police expecting more riots next year


Sounds like we’re in for rough 2012.

From: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/met-extra-rubber-bullet-training-162310536.html

” Scotland Yard is training extra officers to use rubber bullets after a review of the summer riots exposed a string of failures by officers.

As part of a review of “alternative tactics”, options for the use of water cannon and baton rounds have been considered. The report added: “The MPS has increased the number of officers trained to deploy with baton gun teams so that teams can be deployed more flexibly if and when required.” “

 

Riots if euro fails, Britain warns


I believe that the financial system should die before it can be reborn. Of course, millions will die.

From: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Prepare+riots+euro+fails+Britain+warns/5770453/story.html

Emphasis in red are mine.

” Embassies told to make contingency plans for expatriates
November 26, 2011

British embassies in the eurozone have been told to draw up plans to help British expatriates through the collapse of the single currency, amid renewed fears for Italy and Spain.

As the Italian government struggled to borrow and Spain considered seeking an international bailout, British ministers privately warned that the breakup of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly plausible.

Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and even riots arising from the crisis.

The Treasury confirmed this month that contingency planning for a collapse was under way, and a senior minister has now disclosed the extent of the government’s concern, saying Britain is planning on the basis that a euro collapse is just a matter of time.

“It’s in our interests that they keep playing for time because that gives us more time to prepare,” the minister told The Daily Telegraph.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office instructions to embassies and consulates request contingency planning for a currency collapse that could leave Britons unable to access bank accounts or even withdraw cash, and facing scenarios such as rioting and social unrest.

Greece has seen outbreaks of civil disorder as it struggles with huge debts.

British officials say similar scenes cannot be ruled out in other nations if the euro collapses.

The EU treaties that created the euro contain no provision for members to leave. If eurozone governments defaulted on debts, European banks that held their bonds face collapse. Some analysts say such an event would risk the collapse of the entire financial system, leaving banks unable to return money to retail depositors and destroying companies dependent on bank credit. ”

 
 
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