Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Thursday 30 October 2014. Fury and loathing in the UK.
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Dear Mr Cameron,
On a day when a story breaks on the BBC about the Swiss contract children or child slavery as it should be called, UNICEF reports that 1 in 4 children in Britain are living in poverty. "The UNICEF report also ranked the UK 25th on a child poverty league table of 41 developed nations for allowing the effects of the international economic crisis to hurt vulnerable households."
The tragedy in Switzerland began in the 1850's and continued into the late 20th Century. I have said many times that despite our modern sophistication (which actually means adulterated and less than natural) and technological advancement we are still plagued with barbarity and cannot yet be considered to have generally emerged as humane creatures.
You are to be congratulated, only in the darkest perverted sense, at the success of your war on the poor. You clearly take pride in it and, despite all advice, information and intervention (UN, Red Cross, UNICEf, Trussell Trust, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and others, including me), you are pursuing your policies of hardship mercilessly.
In Switzerland as here, it must be noted that this is systemic, top down, abuse and barbarity. Your government of feudal throwbacks, which even the Torygraph described as, "patronising those at the bottom and disabling those in the middle who might constitute a threat to the power of those at the top", are the ravening beasts of predatory aristocracy.
Your presumption is astounding, the very last people to dictate to and tell the poor how to live are the historic predators of the poor, those with a vested interest in maintaining the subjugation and slavery of ordinary people for your own benefit.
Last but not least in this tale of larceny by the privileged, special mention must go to the lap dogs, the lackeys and brownnosers, to power, of which Iain Duncan Smith is indisputably one, because such people can be relied upon to be the most vindictive and most vicious in the service of power. He it was who called us 'Stock!' Privilege and the pursuit of privilege is pure filth!
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 14:44
Free Terrell Scott, a mentally ill young man who was arrested at age 19 on false charges, denied a trial for five years, tortured until he agreed to plea bargain, released from prison for two months, re-arrested on false allegations, was added 40+ new false charges and imprisoned - again without trial, and had more false charges added while imprisoned. How far will Pennsylvania go for prison profits? How many constitutional rights will it trample, how many laws will it break, how many international human rights conventions will Pennsylvania ignore? How much abuse of fellow human beings will YOU ignore?
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 10:33
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Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 08:28
http://democracynow.org - A jury in Austin, Texas, is set to issue its decision today in a case that centers on a person's right to film police officers. Antonio Buehler says he was at a gas station in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day in 2012 when he used his phone to take pictures of a woman being arrested and crying out for help. Ultimately, Buehler's attempt to document what he felt was apparent police abuse ended with his own arrest when the officer said he felt Buehler spit on him. He faced a felony charge of "harassment of a public servant," and two to 10 years in prison. Last year, a grand jury cleared Buehler of the felony, but in an usual twist, it came back with a charge of "failure to obey a lawful order," a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine. The order was for Buehler to put his hands behind his back as he tried to take pictures. Since then Buehler has co-founded the group Peaceful Streets Project, whose members record police and post the videos online, and train others to do the same. He has been arrested several more times while videotaping officers and has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Austin Police Department. Buehler is an an Iraq War veteran and graduate of West Point and Stanford University with no prior arrests. Just moments before a jury is set to issue a verdict, he joins us from Austin.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 08:22
http://democracynow.org - There are conflicting reports out of Ferguson, Missouri, over the fate of embattled police chief Thomas Jackson. Unnamed government officials told CNN that Jackson is expected to step down as part of efforts to reform the police department following an officer's killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in August. But Chief Jackson and the city's mayor say the reports are false. This comes as a grand jury weighs whether the officer, Darren Wilson, should face charges in the killing of Brown. The investigation has sprung a number of leaks, with unidentified sources divulging information that seems to corroborate Wilson’s account of what happened that day. The Justice Department has condemned the leaks as "irresponsible and highly troubling," adding, "there seems to be an inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case." The recent disclosures have heightened tensions between the protesters and police, with protesters saying the leaks are part of a broader strategy to prematurely diffuse public discontent ahead of any decision not to indict Wilson. Meanwhile, the St. Louis County Police Department has reportedly stocked up on tear gas, grenades, pepper balls and plastic handcuffs in anticipation of massive protests when the grand jury reaches its decision in November. We are joined by Antonio French, St. Louis alderman of the 21st Ward, longtime community advocate and founder of the new organization Heal STL.
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Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 08:02