Swedish multiculturalism

Published on 22-26 May 2013
Six nights of riots in a country, listed as ‘the best-governed in the world.’ Sweden’s police say the violence in Stockholm has now been curbed, although dozens of cars were still torched in poor suburbs. It was almost a week of rioting, with masked protesters vandalizing the city. And their anger is fuelled by unemployment and poverty among immigrants, who feel they’re being pushed to the edge of society.

Sweden could be paying a tough price for its policies on immigrants and multiculturalism. A Stockholm suburb erupted into violence for a few hours, as crowds of angry, masked youths from migrant families burned cars, smashed windows and hurled stones at police officers.

What’s believed to have fueled the riot was the death of a 69-year-old man, allegedly shot by police in the area last week.

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Paris protesters say no to gay marriages ahead of first gay wedding

Published on 26 May 2013
http://www.euronews.com/ Organisers of a Paris protest against gay marriage say more than one million people have taken part in the event to express anger at the bill passed into law last week.

Similar demonstrations failed to stop the law – which also allows gay people to adopt.

“Because the law has been passed, we should be silent? We can’t speak about the familly in this country”?

“Because the law has been passed, we can’t express our convictions about what values we should pass to our children? No, I’m not like that,” said Vice President of the rightist UMP party Laurent Wauquiez.

Sunday’s demonstration saw three separate protests converge at Les Invalides in central Paris. A fourth was organised by Catholic group Civitas.

“We are here to defend marriage because we believe a child needs a father and a mother to grow up. This is important so that they develop normally,” said a young protester called Amelie.

“We were not heard, so we will come back as many times as necessary,”

France will see its first gay wedding when two activists tie the knot in Montpelier on Wednesday.

France is the 14th country to have legalised same-sex marriages.

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March against Monsanto

Global ‘March against Monsanto’ scheduled for May 25

Published on 10 May 2013
On May 25, there is a massive march scheduled against the bio-tech giant Monsanto and it is believed to cover six continents. The reason for the demonstration is to show the GMO company and legislators that people have the right to know what is in the food they eat. Many consumers, activist and environmentalists are against the Agriculture Appropriations Bill that President Obama signed into law which protects these companies from litigation. RT’s Ramon Galindo and Meghan Lopez join us to discuss the mass protest planned against Monsanto.

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Occupy The Farm

Albany, California May 11, 2013

People have been fighting to preserve this land for farming for decades, because they recognize that because this is UC land, all residents of the East Bay have a stake and a say in what happens to this public resource,” said Lesley Haddock, a third year student in UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources. “After fifteen years of trying to work through UC’s undemocratic process, public protest is our last option.”
Since 1997, coalitions of local residents, non-profits, and UC students and faculty have brought forth proposals to the UC administration for the creation of a sustainable urban agriculture curriculum on the entire Gill Tract. Administrators consistently rejected these proposals, and have been accused of not giving the proposals due consideration.

“Today we’re planting on the site of the proposed commercial development because we want to remind people what they will lose if a chain store and parking lot get built here,” stated Ashoka Finley, urban farmer and UC alum. “The UC, Albany even, could be on the cutting edge of participatory, community-based urban ag research, and they’re just throwing that opportunity away.”

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Knitting Nannas

The Knitting Nannas are from all walks of life. They want to protect the environment for their grandchildren’s futures and they take their actions to the front lines. A hotbed of activism since the 1960’s, communities in the Northern Rivers NSW take on Coal Seam Gas industries with their Nannas by their sides.

Frogmouth Films makes independent films.

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Most Corrupt Bank Scheme

The Biggest, Most Corrupt Bank Scheme That’s Not Being Stopped

“Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world’s largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.”

The Libor bank scandal has nothing on the newest interest rate swap manipulation scheme where bankers are going completely unchecked. This is a $379 trillion market– why are bankers allowed to manipulate it without restraint? Cenk Uygur breaks it down

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War Matters

War Matters is a new documentary following the 10 year struggle of Brian Haw and the other protestors who battled the UK authorities to occupy Parliament Square in protest against the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Keep calm and carry on”

This hard-hitting documentary asks where does democracy end and tyranny begin? People are dying across the Middle East fighting for democracy while in the UK protesters are feeling their democratic rights slipping away.

Find out more http://www.warmatters.com

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May Day in Seattle

Published on 2 May 2013
Police and protestors square off in the 2013 battle royal edition of May Day. Protestors throw debris at cops, smash glass, and pile rubble in the roadways to block the bike cops. Police use flash explosives, tear gas bombs, and pepper spray to disperse the crowd.

Frogmouth Films makes independent films.

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