Published on 6 Jul 2013
A new mortgage bill approved by Spain’s lower house of parliament would merely put a band-aid on the plight of people whose homes are being repossessed, and would not guarantee protection for most families facing eviction, activists complain. The bill was passed Apr. 18 thanks to the votes of the right-wing governing Popular Party (PP), and is expected to make it through the Senate because the party also holds an absolute majority there.
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.
I was waiting in a first-floor reception room at Al-Muhajireen palace, a relatively modest building where Assad often works, away from the grandeur of the main presidential palace, when I was told to look out of the window. An ordinary black saloon car with tinted windows was coming up the drive.
I realised it could be the president but I was surprised to see him emerging not from a rear door opened by a chauffeur, but from the driver’s seat. He was the only person in the vehicle and there was no sign of a security convoy.
It was explained to me that despite regular explosions, Assad insists on maintaining a normal lifestyle including — to his security chief’s dismay — driving to the office in the morning. He has apparently told his security men that if ever he has to wear a flak jacket to move around Damascus, he might as well step down.
We met in a room with artisanal chandeliers and window frames inlaid with mother of pearl. Through the open shutters, one could see residential buildings on the other side of a courtyard. It was a quiet morning, with a lull in the shelling of the suburbs that can be heard daily from the city centre.
This was a site specific projection of a short fil loop shown outside the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London the day before Tony Blair was due to give evidence at the inquiry at the Chilcot into the Iran war. The film was a 12 second digital animation on a continuing loop. We were able to show the film for 45 minutes before being asked to stop by the management of the building we were projection on. It was made in collaboration with Beverley Carpenter, Cat Picton Philips and Peter Kennard and supported by Stop The War.
Dozens of U.S. anti-war veterans from the Afghan and Iraqi wars tossed their war medals away Sunday to protest against the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), with some of them pleading forgiveness from the Iraqi and Afghan people. The veterans marched in military formation into the Grant Park in downtown Chicago on Sunday morning, declaring they would then throw away their war medals which once represented their honor.
“I’m deeply sorry for the destruction that we’ve caused in those countries and around the globe. I’m proud to stand on this stage with my fellow veterans and my Afghanistan sisters” – said a veteran.
Then they marched to the McCormick Place, where NATO was meeting.Thousands of people joined them when the veterans walked several kilometers to the summit venue, chanting slogans and waving banners in protest against the NATO summit and the Afghanistan war.
“I today am giving back my global war and terrorism service medal, because I realize that after a while it was just nothing but an idea made by a bunch of politicians, money-hungry politicians in Washington” – said another veteran
Hundreds of policemen stood around to maintain the order.The veterans received flowers and applause when they returned from wars, but now they were facing armed policemen, said a veteran.
It seems be very obvious what is going on now not only on Syria but on whole middle east front lines include Iran and Pakistan too. Guess what is going to whole world on the date from title, unfortunately?
On the first hand the US NAVY fleet headed by the flagship aircraft carrier G.W. Bush is approaching on Mediterranean sea. Some saying that is heading on to Syrian offshore. Meanwhile, in a related development, three more US warships have been dispatched to join the USS John C. Stennis in the 5th fleet region. With the Stennis, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, already stationed just outside Iranian territorial waters, the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier has just been deployed from its home port to join the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR (middle east).
USS George H.W. Bush action
On the second hand the Russia has supplied two Bastion coastal missile systems to Syria. Russian sources claim the new missile system will
Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex. Only the former general Eisenhower, who had taken personal authority and responsibility for the prosecution of World War II in Africa and Western Europe, could ever give this speech. Dwight D. Eisenhower exit speech on Jan.17,1961 – he was dealing with a bad conscience or why he did it?
United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that had and has been plaguing the #OWS movement.