Posts tagged ‘franco’

June 4, 2014

El becario de Franco se rinde

      El hombre al cual eligió el General Franco personalmente como su sucesor en la jefatura de estado en España, Juan Carlos de Borbón, dimite de sus funciones ante la presión popular tras los sucesivos escándalos de corrupción protagonizados por varias personas de su entorno familiar, incluido él mismo. Los viajes y cacerías a nuestra costa, la relación de Juan Carlos con la vedette alemana Corinna a espaldas de su esposa, los problemas con la bebida y la cocaina o la propensión al dinero facil son todas ellas virtudes compartidas por uno o varios miembros del clan de los Borbones segun el caso. El inestimable apoyo de la prensa internacional a la hora de poner en conocimiento de los ciudadanos españoles este tipo de tropelias ha sido determinante para llegar a conocer la verdadera cara de algunos miembros del clan, ante la imposibilidad de hacerlo a traves de los medios españoles, los cuales casi en su totalidad están sujetos a la censura del regimen. Segun se comenta en Palacio, la orden viene directamente de Washington, y tiene como objetivo asentar el proceso de lavado de imagen de la familia real española, el cual pretende devolverles la popularidad perdida en las encuestas, tras tener conocimiento la ciudadanía de las actividades de varios de sus miembros. La urgencia por asentar el status de los elegidos por Franco como sus sucesores en el poder viene motivada en gran parte por el miedo creciente de muchos sectores del regimen ante la posibilidad de una reorganización de los movimientos democráticos contrarios a las “ataduras” del legado del cobarde general genocida Francisco Franco, siendo la imposición por la fuerza del modelo de estado una de las más evidentes “ataduras”  que dejó el terrorismo franquista para seguir perpetuándose desde dentro del mismo regimen, pero cambiando su apariencia externa (para atraer más turismo/ inversión y permitir su incorporación a instituciones como la UE)  bajo el escaparate de democracia.

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May 21, 2014

Herramientas contra la censura: TOR

  La situación de persecución que se esta viviendo en las redes sociales tras la última ofensiva del regimen español ha llevado a muchos blogueros y comentaristas a usar alternativas que garanticen su privacidad y libertad de expresión sin miedo a represalias.

Ejemplo de delitos en youtube

Ejemplo de delitos en youtube

Un recurso muy socorrido para todo tipo de usuarios, inclusive aquellos sin apenas conocimientos informáticos, es TOR, acrónimo de The Onion Router (el router encebollado). No voy a explayarme en los aspectos técnicos porque hay una abundante información al respecto tanto en la web del producto como en otros muchos sites, baste decir que es un programa sencillísimo de usar que nos permite navegar, postear, comprar…en internet con seguridad y privacidad al margen de los mecanismos cohercitivos del regimen de Madrid. Hay binarios para distintos sistemas operativos y plataformas: windows, android, mac os x, etc… y se puede usar tanto en ordenadores de sobremesa como en smartphones o tablets. Desde la página del programa nos lo descargamos, clicamos dos veces encima del archivo descargado, se genera una nueva carpeta (habitualmente en el escritorio) y dentro de ella está el ejecutable del programa. Haciendo clic sobre él ya empezamos a ejecutarlo. Se trata tan sólo de un navegador web, mozilla firefox, convenientemente modificado de forma que la identificación del usuario sea algo controlado por este mismo, evitando asi distintos mecanismos de censura. La navegación al principio es algo más lenta (debido entre otras cosas al uso de distintos nodos) pero cuando llevamos unos minutos usándola se normaliza.

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  TOR es una herramienta imprescindible desde hace ya años para periodistas, blogueros, comentaristas, agentes de inteligencia etc…que dificulta la censura. Su uso aumentó exponencialmente, sobre todo en ambientes empresariales para evitar la piratería industrial desde que se conocen las técnicas de control de las comunicaciones de la NSA, como el programa PRISM y similares. Junto a recursos como freeNET o i2p, Tor es a día de hoy una de las formas más accesibles que tenemos los usuarios domésticos de garantizar nuestra libertad de opinión sin miedo a represalias.

  Web oficial del proyecto TOR:

https://www.torproject.org/index.html.en

April 27, 2014

Spain won’t extradite the infamous torturer Captain Muñecas arguing his crimes “occurred too long ago”

   A federal judge in Argentina has issued an international arrest warrant for Jesús Muñecas Aguilar, 75, under a principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows courts to judge certain cases of human rights abuses committed in other countries. But now a top spanish court on Friday ruled against extraditing a former “Civil-Guard” (a spanish militarized police force very active during Franco’s regime) to Argentina, where a judge wants to try him for torture during the Franco dictatorship. Spain, a country which recently overturned the principle of universal jurisdiction in its territory (some say trying to evade justice from other countries) justified the decision on the grounds that Munecas has no link to Argentina. Another slap in the face to the victims of terrorism who have to endure how the murderers get away with their crimes.

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April 7, 2014

Captain Muñecas: Guardia Civil and Franco’s terrorism

  Spain, whose judges have aggressively pursued human rights abuse cases far beyond its borders, finds itself on the receiving end of such an inquest, as an Argentine judge seeks to extradite and try Spanish police officials accused of torturing opponents of the regime under Francisco Franco, the fascist dictator who died in 1975 before naming King Juan Carlos his sucesor. Buenos Aires Judge María Servini last year issued international arrest warrants against Muñecas and three other former officials who served under Franco – two of whom have died – as part of her inquiry into crimes committed during the Spanish dictatorship (1939-1975). State prosecutor Pedro Martinez said that if Argentina wants to prosecute the suspects it should do so in the Spanish courts, the same courts which never helped the victims during these last 30 years (that’s why Spanish citizens asked for help to other countries).

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  Muñecas and other thousands of Franco’s supporters are unlikely to be tried in Spain however because of a 1977 amnesty that was adopted to “unify the country” after Franco’s death in 1975.The charges lodged in Argentina allege that Muñecas and another policeman tortured prisoners in the late years of Franco’s rule. In Thursday’s hearing Munecas’s lawyer denied his client took part in torture and Munecas spoke up to tell the judge he did not know the alleged victim, the judicial source said.

  The demonstrators near the court were pessimistic:”We are sure he will not be extradited,” said one, Felisa Echegoyen, 66.She says she was a victim of the other Spanish ex-policeman targeted by the extradition warrant, Juan Antonio Gonzalez Pacheco.Gonzalez, alias “Billy the Kid”, 67, has been summoned for an extradition hearing on April 10.

  Even if Spain refuses to extradite the men, the request alone is “a very important moral sanction on the Franco regime, which also shows Franco’s victims that they can count on international support,” said Victoria Sanford, professor of anthropology at City University of New York.The Spanish government has refrained from commenting on the extradition request while it awaits a decision from Spain’s national court. As it happens, that decision is now in the hands of Judge Pablo Ruz, who took the place of Mr. Garzón three years ago after Mr. Garzón was suspended and eventually removed from the court for using illegal eavesdropping methods. Mr. Garzón had also tried to investigate crimes committed during the Spanish civil war and the ensuing Franco dictatorship, among other politically delicate cases.

Even a single Guardia Civil agent will help the victims

  Victims are still waiting for at least one of those hundreds of members of Guardia Civil who knew about the activities of Captain Muñecas and people like him, to help identify them in court, but still no answer from any agent.

January 23, 2014

No Human Rights in Spain for Franco’s victims

  The Spanish authorities’ refusal to address the legacy of Franco era disappearances is a betrayal of justice, Amnesty International said ahead of a key UN meeting that will take up the issue. Proposed reforms to Spain’s Criminal Code fall far short of what is required under international law on enforced disappearances.
“The Spanish government’s lack of action when it comes to disappearances is shameful,” said Ignacio Jovtis, Amnesty International’s Spain Researcher. The Spanish authorities also continue to refuse to investigate the tens of thousands of killings and disappearances during the Spanish Civil War and under the rule of Francisco Franco (1936-1975).“The government’s appalling failure to investigate Franco-era crimes is compounded by its failure to protect people from being victims of disappearances today.”

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Enforced disappearances are a crime under international law. Spain has a duty to investigate all cases of enforced disappearances, whenever they were committed, and prosecute those responsible.
The Spanish government must take immediate steps to meet all of its obligations when it comes to enforced disappearances,” said Ignacio Jovtis.
In a submission to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances before it scrutinizes Spain’s record in Geneva on Tuesday, Amnesty International highlights how Spain has failed to bring the definition of enforced disappearances into line with international law.
Enforced disappearances are still not listed as a specific crime either under the Criminal Code or as part of the proposed reforms.
Among other recommendations, Amnesty International calls on the Spanish authorities to:
· Investigate and prosecute crimes or offences under international law, and to assist fully with any request for cooperation they receive from foreign courts that decide to investigate these crimes.
· Take necessary measures to ensure that enforced disappearances are recognised as a specific crime under Spanish law, in line with international law.

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  The UN committee is a body of independent experts who will review the implementation of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance in Spain for the first time during its fifth session in November 2013.