Spanish police say they arrested 45 people, including nine minors, in street violence after a large anti-austerity protest outside parliament. Dozens sustained minor injuries.
Tens of thousands of people marched to parliament to demonstrate against tax hikes, spending cuts, sky-high unemployment and alleged corruption. As the protest ended late Saturday, groups of youths threw bar chairs into a road and burned garbage containers.
Police later found four firebombs in a backpack abandoned on a street. The Interior Ministry says officers then seized 22 firecrackers, five flares and a stick from two minors near Madrid’s main railway station.
The ministry also said in a statement Sunday that 40 people, including 12 police officers, received minor injuries in the clashes. Two of the officers received hospital treatment.
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Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Paris in protest against a proposed law that would legalise gay marriage in France. People travelled from all over France for the demonstration supported by leaders of the centre-right opposition, the Catholic church and the Muslim community. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from Paris.
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Homosexuals protested at Russia’s parliament over proposals to outlaw gay kissing in public. But passing homophobes were not impressed. Report by Matt Blake.
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It seems finally Silvio Berlusconi has admitted that NATO’s intervention in Libya was orchestrated by then French President Nicolas Sarkozy who wanted to get a share of Libya’s natural gas and oil, after the latter traveled to Libya and saw posters of Qaddafi embracing Berlusconi.
The discovery of large natural gas reserves in the Mediterranean coast of Syria, Lebanon, and Israel has prompted another artificial “Arab Spring revolution” in Syria, whose toppling means not only gaining control of Syria’s natural gas reserves and those of Lebanon – as “Lebanon goes as Syria goes” – but also finding a route for Qatar’s natural gas pipeline to pass to Europe & Turkey, as Qatar is looking to offer Europe & Turkey a good deal on this natural resource while cutting out Europe’s current supplier, Russia.
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UKIP Leader Nigel Farage provided a much-needed dose of reality to the peculiar pontifications of Barroso’s state of the union speech. Concerned at the fanaticism of Europe’s ever more concentrated power-base, summed up by his interpretation of Barroso’s call for a federal union of states: “while the nation state should continue to exist, it mustn’t have any democratic power”..
Nigel Farage goes on to deride Mario Draghi’s unlimited money bazooka – though we suspect Farage’s belief that “money doesn’t grow on trees” will soon come into question day after day..
Super Mario as much as implied that he “will fight to the last German taxpayer to keep the Mediterranean countries, that should never have been in the Euro, in there,” but for a sense of just how ludicrous things are becoming in the EU, this clip is important as he reminds us of Monti’s (monstrous Mario) recent statement that “nation-state democracy will bring down the European Union”..
Farage fears this rumbling facade over a crisis could go on for a decade, we can only hope not – one way or another…
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Max Keiser – On The Federal Reserve. Is the FED just an extension of European Central Banks eg. Bank of England, ECB, BIS?
“You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out,
and by the grace of the? Eternal God, will rout you out.”
(1767-1845) 7th US President
upon evicting from the Oval Office a delegation of international bankers discussing the Bank Renewal Bill, 1832″
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Together with neutrality and federalism, direct democracy is a part of the Swiss national identity and helps unite the various languages, religions and cultures in the country. This video gives you a short introduction to this unique political system
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After a tough night of wrangling, EU leaders have agreed to set up a new authority – tasked with keeping sinking banks afloat. And to do that, the new agency will be given access to Europe’s mammoth bailout funds – stocked in a large part by taxpayer money. This exact function was previously carried out by governments. But now, the EU can bailout a nation’s banks – without adding to the government’s debt levels – at least on the books.
It’s something that Germany strongly opposed, but was forced to relent on due to Spanish and Italian insistence. Nigel Farage, a member of the European Parliament and leader of the UK Independence Party, believes that it’s Germany who plays the deciding role in these talks.
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Nbody in their right mind would consider joining the European Union in its current state, Switzerland
And, sadly, there simply aren’t enough lifeboats.
Nigel Farage – UKIP leader – outlined why the bailout of Spanish banks will seriously aggravate the euro crisis. He rubbished the ‘success’ of the Spanish bailout, and accused Jose Manuel Barroso of a series of failed predictions for the economy.
“Indeed, every single prediction of yours, Mr Barroso, has been wrong, and dear old Herman Van Rompuy, well he’s done a runner hasn’t he. Because the last time he was here, he told us we had turned the corner, that the euro crisis was over and he hasn’t bothered to come back and see us.”
Dispelling myths that Europe ‘had turned a corner’, Farage warned of a ‘looming, impending disaster’. Speaking of a ‘total and utter failure’ he said that the crisis had reached such severity ‘you just couldn’t make it up
Speaking in Strasbourg 13 of June at the European Parliament
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The creators of Debtocracy, a documentary with two million views broadcasted from Japan to Latin America, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands.
They travel round the world gathering data on privatization in developed countries and search for clues on the day after Greece