Posts tagged ‘police harassment’

May 29, 2014

Madrid lost the Olympics bid for attacking Gibraltar

If you carry on with these border queues we will make sure you don’t get the Olympic Games” said PM David Cameron to the head of the Spanish Regime, Mariano Rajoy.

     “The great disappointment“, shouted the front page of El Mundo newspaper, while ABC said “Goodbye to the Olympic dream“. Madrid came in a surprising third place behind Istanbul and winners Tokyo despite being tipped as the favourite in the lead-up to the bid last September. During Madrid’s final presentation in Buenos Aires, Spanish Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco fielded a set of difficult questions from British IOC delegate Adam Pengilly, according to online sports website Inside the Games. The day before the host city election, thousands of Spaniards filled the streets around the Puerta de Alcalá in the heart of Madrid, high on the hopes of victory, with big screens expected to beam in good news from Buenos Aires. But the party atmosphere dampened as the rain started to fall, with Madrid unceremoniously booted out in the first round, silencing the crowd, and sending them home, or to drown their sorrows.

   British Member of the European Parliament Sir Graham Watson, a Liberal Democrat, reportedly told the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation: “Indeed I am told that PM (David) Cameron actually said to the Spanish Prime Minister (Mariano Rajoy), ‘If you carry on with these border queues we will make sure you don’t get the Olympic Games.” But a spokesperson for David Cameron’s government has dismissed Watson’s comments, claiming the UK “did not favour any of the three finalists over others, and there was absolutely no UK attempt to influence any of the bids“.

   Tensions between the UK and Spain flared in July 2013 when the Spanish Regime, trying to create a smokescreen to divert attention from its economic problems, started a fear campaign against the people of Gibraltar and surrounding area, with military incursions in Gibraltar territorial waters by the Spanish Guardia Civil, one of the many militarized forces that supported the fascist General Franco’s regime.

May 24, 2014

FIFA declares war to brazilian people

 When football is more important than healthcare or education

The World Cup will cost Brazilian taxpayers USD 11 billion.That’sthe heart ofthe problem. In places like Spain people pay and shout their mouth when God Football, and FIFA as his prophet, asks them something. SO what’s wrong with brazilian people? Don’t they like football? What’s this nonsense about “jobs”, “education”, or “healthcare”?  The demonstrations were initially organized to protest against increases in bus, train, and metro ticket prices in some Brazilian cities,but then they grew to include other issues such as the high corruption in the government and police brutality used against some demonstrators. By June 2013, the movement had grown to become Brazil’s largest since the 1992 protests against former President Fernando Collor de Mello.This is the most contested Cup ever: in 10 major cities there are 5 protests a day, and they will keep growing as FIFA’s event in June approaches. Strikes by workers, professors, doctors and social employees are relentless all over Brazil. The state of Brazil spends hundreds of millions to repress the protests and has employed the most criminal methods.brazil-world-cup-prot-640

We are here to protest against the Cup, against the huge spending on the World Cup while we do not have housing or healthcare or anything else,” said Luiz Giovani, a member of the movement.

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The protest rally held this Thursday was the latest in a series of demonstrations in recent weeks by the homeless movement. Blackwater (or “Academi”) mercenaries have trained Brazil‘s killer cops for the World Cup, as the government plans to deploy 170,000 armed troops to crackdown on protests and social movements against FIFA. That would be one killer cop for almost every person they’ve evicted from their land and homes for the World Cup’s stadiums or parking lots.
The march was peaceful as it passed through a major commercial district of Brazil’s largest city.Banners carried by demonstrators included some that said “FIFA go home“, in reference to football’s world governing body.
The most visible protests in the past days were in a favela near the Copacabana, where cops executed two young men and in the north of Rio where cops also killed another woman. The video linked here documents how the military police kill in Brazil. In the past 10 days, cops assassinated 5 young men and one woman standing up in front of cops’ bullets aimed to kill her 10 year old grandson. Since the beginning of this year, one poor person has been killed almost every day by the military police or the state’s army in the working poor communities in Rio de Janeiro alone

November 7, 2013

No human rights for basque dissidents

   Many youth leaders and basque elected representatives have alleged been spied by the spanish Army.They complain of police harassment and surveillance of political activities after showing proofs of these accusations, including cameras and microphones found in several locations of youth and student organizations.

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