Second Moscow Riot In A Week, 1,000 People Arrested

Nationalist youths storm through city, shouting racist slogans and calling for death of immigrants


Russian riot police officers on the streets of Moscow today. About 30 people were hurt during protests by nationalist youths. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Up to 1,000 people were arrested in Moscow today as nationalist youths rampaged throughout the city for the second time this week, shouting racist slogans and calling for the death of immigrants.

The unrest, four days after 5,000 rioters wrought carnage outside the Kremlin walls, upended the city as night descended. Riot police rode through Moscow in army trucks and took up positions at key railway stations and public squares, hoping to prevent the ethnic clashes that left dozens of men from the Caucasus and central Asia injured at the weekend.

About 30 people were reportedly injured, with five taken to hospital. Police confiscated airguns, knives and at least one samurai sword.

Nationalist blogs had called for Russians to gather at Kievsky railway station in central Moscow to continue protests over the death by shooting on 6 December of a Spartak supporter during a fight with men from the Caucasus.

Hundreds of nationalist youths, including many young women, gathered at the station while hundreds more spread across the city. A smaller number of men from the Caucasus met with the aim of fighting back. Several clashes were reported.

Read moreSecond Moscow Riot In A Week, 1,000 People Arrested

UK Student Protester Jody McIntyre Dragged From Wheelchair By Police (Shameful BBC Interview)

In case you are wondering why protesters got violent watch this:

UK: Mounted Police Charge Fees Protesters (Video), Police Investigate Truncheon Attack

If police launch a truncheon attack like this one at protesters, which could have injured, even killed people, then I find it very much justified that the protesters defended themselves against it.

And now listen to this BBC ‘interview’…



Added: 13. December 2010

20yr old disabled protester Jody McIntyre was disgracefully dragged from his wheelchair by four MET police officers during student protests against the two tier education system being introduced to the UK.

BBC anchorman Ben Brown begins by badgering the shocked victim who suffers from Cerebal Palsy, for not reporting the incident immediately, but who was he going to call, the police or the Ghost Busters??

Next the BBC man suggests that Mr McIntyre menaced the officers by “wheeling towards them”, only to be told by Jody that he has no physical control of his chair. Jody was then asked if he threw any missiles at police, or shouted any abuse that would have provoked the police reaction. What dreadfully soul destroying words did these officers hear??

This is a shameful use of BBC interview intimidation techniques (IIT) against a victim of disgusting police brutality. Shame on the MET police and shame on the BBC.

£500 On Electricity Bills to Pay For Green Energy Scam

Recommended video:

Prof. Ian Clark: ‘Rises in C02 lag 800 years behind temperature rises!’ – You will pay taxes for nothing!:

‘Rises in C02 lag 800 years behind temperature rises. So temperature is leading CO2 by 800 years!’

CO2 is environmentally friendly and global warming and the carbon hype are a scam. Even IF there would be global warming, then CO2 would have nothing to do with it, because CO2 lags 800 years behind rising temperatures! That is a a scientific fact and if you watch ‘An Inconvenient Truth (Lie)’ again, then you will see exactly that in Al Gore’s graph. (You know, that fake hockey stick graph.)

And yes, the hockey stick graph is fake and this is so obvious:


Electricity bills will have to rise by up to £500 a year to pay for a new generation of environmentally friendly power stations, it emerged.

Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, will outline government plans today to encourage energy companies to develop low-carbon power plants, including nuclear power stations and wind farms.

Energy analysts say the Coalition’s plans will put Britain on course for a “high cost, low carbon” electricity market where consumers pay the price for environmentally friendly generating technology.

Energy companies say that the shift will require them to invest more than £200 billion in new power stations and networks over the next 20 years.

According to uSwitch, the price comparison website, funding that investment will cost households more than £500 a year on top of the current total average energy bill of £1,157. Mr Huhne’s officials dispute that figure and insist that the direct costs of specific government policies will be much lower.

A new consultation will push energy companies into investing billions of pounds in technology, costs that companies say will be passed on to consumers.

A new tax could be levied on fossil fuels such as coal and gas, making them more expensive relative to low-carbon sources of energy such as nuclear and wind power.

Read more£500 On Electricity Bills to Pay For Green Energy Scam

Italy: Berlusconi Opposition Claims That Some of The Rioters Were Police.

Commentary:

The elite puppet governments use these tactics often:

Arrested undercover police officers:

The Quebec Provincial Police were then forced after three days of  public outrage to admit that these three men were indeed their officers operating undercover.

Rock-toting ‘protesters’ were cops: labour leader (Canada.com)



Protesters attack a policeman in the Via del Corso in Rome. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s interior minister today agreed to address parliament on the rioting that broke out in Rome yesterday as Silvio Berlusconi won a controversial vote of confidence to keep his rightwing government alive .

Roberto Maroni of the Northern League gave the undertaking after opposition claims that some of the rioters were police. Anna Finocchiaro, leader in the Senate of Italy’s biggest opposition group, the Democratic party, said: “There were evidently people who had been infiltrated [among the rioters] and who put at risk the demonstrators and the police. Who commanded them? Who paid them? What were they meant to cause?”

Photographs taken during the disturbances have prompted not only suspicions but bitter memories of the 1970s when rogue members of the police and intelligence services lent themselves to a so-called “strategy of tension” aimed at raising the level of violence to the point at which it could be used to justify draconian repression or even a coup d’état.

Yesterday, groups of masked and hooded demonstrators rampaged through the capital attacking police, smashing windows, setting fire to vehicles and throwing up barricades. The mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, said first indications were that they had caused damage of about €20m. The disturbances were thought to be the most violent in Rome since 1977.

One of the participants in this week’s rioting was photographed hurling a dustbin at members of the revenue guard and wielding a long shovel. But in other shots, he appears to be standing with the guards raising a truncheon in one hand and holding a pair of handcuffs in the other.

One blog carried a photograph of a demonstrator being held on the ground by officers whose uniform boots are seemingly identical to his. Further controversy surrounded a revenue guard who was ambushed by rioters.

An official statement said he was rescued “thanks to the intervention of colleagues, some in uniform and others in civilian clothes”. But, according to Italian media reports, the revenue guard subsequently briefed reporters to the effect that it never deployed officers in civilian clothing in demonstrations or disturbances.

Read moreItaly: Berlusconi Opposition Claims That Some of The Rioters Were Police.

The No.1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: Righteous Rage – Wikileaks BS – Class Warfare Has Begun – Bailout Bubble Bursting – The Great War – This Is Not America, It’s Fascism

If Nostradamus were alive today, he’d have a hard time keeping up with Gerald Celente.
– New York Post

When CNN wants to know about the Top Trends, we ask Gerald Celente.
– CNN Headline News

There’s not a better trend forecaster than Gerald Celente. The man knows what he’s talking about.
– CNBC

Those who take their predictions seriously … consider the Trends Research Institute.
– The Wall Street Journal

A network of 25 experts whose range of specialties would rival many university faculties.
– The Economist

Rage against the Fed, the Media and all things else

Added:15. December 2010

On Wikileaks:

Who Is Really Behind Wikileaks?

Wikileaks: A US Government Con Job

–  Wikileaks: Brought to you by the CIA or Mossad

More with Gerald Celente:

America – The End of Liberty (Documentary)

Interview With Gerald Celente: The Gestapo of Food

Overdose – The Next Financial Crisis (Documentary)

The No.1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: And Now We’re Headed For The GREATEST Depression

Read moreThe No.1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: Righteous Rage – Wikileaks BS – Class Warfare Has Begun – Bailout Bubble Bursting – The Great War – This Is Not America, It’s Fascism

30 Facts – The Rothschild Bankers Planned The Gulf Disaster

Must-see:

Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: ‘Gulf Coast Oil Spill’


The Gulf oil disaster is WAR on we the people

This article explains what is really happening in the Gulf of Mexico, who is really responsible for the explosion, and how the devastation serves investment bankers who sway stocks, create markets, and planned this crisis, among a series of catastrophies, to advance geopolitical and financial agendas for their New World Order.

by

Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz and Sherri Kane

Introduction

WAR has been declared against We The People. Yet, there is no country or military present to defend us.

Covert infiltrations and corruptions in governments by the “Rothschild League” of bankers and “private equity investors” now poison our bodies, minds, and planet. Yet, appropriate military and/or militia defenses are prohibited.

Crisis-capitalists are massacring us and our environment petrochemically. They have deployed propaganda—mass media deception—to camouflage their real intentions and vast destruction.

The air we breathe, food we eat, and water we drink, has been polluted to deliver profitable diseases and depopulation, simulating a “scorched earth policy” of war.

Citizen’s arrests, grand jury investigations, criminal indictments, and war crimes prosecutions are urgently needed, yet forbidden.

Generalized fear, depression, fatigue, and apathy is incapacitating our defenses, aiding the adversaries, and predisposing us to diseases and early deaths.

Based on the following irrefutable facts, the so-called “accidental explosion” in the Gulf is a Transocean/Halliburton/British Petroleum/Goldman-Sachs attack—the latest in a series of unspeakable war crimes perpetrated by Anglo-American State of “Rothschild League” bankers.

The Little-Known Rothschild Banking Dynastry

Definition and Function of War

WAR has been defined as “a contest between nations or states, carried on by force, . . . for the extension of commerce, . . .  for obtaining and establishing the superiority and dominion of one over the other.”

Read more30 Facts – The Rothschild Bankers Planned The Gulf Disaster

EU Tells Britain to Justify Fingerprinting Children in Schools Without Parental Consent

The European Commission has demanded Britain justifies the widespread and routine fingerprinting of children in schools because of “significant concerns” that the policy breaks EU privacy laws.


The commission has taken up the case of a father who has battled education authorities because his daughter’s fingerprints were taken without permission Photo: ALAMY

The commissioner is also concerned that parents are not allowed legal redress after one man was told he could not challenge the compulsory fingerprinting, without his permission, of his daughter for a “unique pupil number”.

In many schools, when using the canteen or library, children, as young as four, place their thumbs on a scanner and lunch money is deducted from their account or they are registered as borrowing a book.

Research carried out by Dr Emmeline Taylor, at Salford University, found earlier this year that 3,500 schools in the UK – one in seven – are using fingerprint technology.

EU data protection rules, Brussels legislation that overrides British law, requires that the gathering of information such as biometric fingerprints, must be “proportionate” and must allow judicial challenges.

“We should be obliged if you could provide us with additional information both regarding the processing of the biometric data of minors in schools, with particular reference to the proportionality and necessity in the light of the legitimate aims sought to be achieved, and the issue concerning the availability of judicial redress,” said the letter, seen by The Daily Telegraph.

Read moreEU Tells Britain to Justify Fingerprinting Children in Schools Without Parental Consent

Greece: Hundreds of Protesters Clash With Riot Police Across Central Athens (Video)


Added: 15. December 2010

Hundreds of protesters clashed with riot police across central Athens on Wednesday, smashing cars and hurling gasoline bombs during a nationwide labour protest against the government’s latest austerity measures. The former Minister for Development Kostis Hatzidakis was attacked by protesters outside a luxury hotel. He was escorted, bleeding from the scene as his attackers yelled “thieves” at him.

Rome Burns as PM Berlusconi Survives (Video)



Dec 14 – Protesters set fire to cars and clash with police, paralyzing central Rome after Prime Minister Berlusconi narrowly survives a no-confidence vote.

Deborah Lutterbeck reports

Source: Reuters



Violent clashes erupt in Italy after Berlusconi survives no-confidence vote


Added: 14. December 2010

Gilad Atzmon: Jews, Judaism and Jewishness

See also:

Gaza War Lies Vs. Facts

Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘America is something that can easily be moved.’ ‘The world won’t say a thing.’ ‘The world will say we’re defending.’ (Video)


Since Israel defines itself as the ‘Jewish state’ we are entitled to consider what the word ‘Jewish’ stands for.

I tend to differentiate between three distinct (yet occasionally confusing) categories.

1.             Jews – the people

2.             Judaism – the religion

3.             Jewishness – the ideology

During my study of Zionism, Jewish politics, ‘identity politics’ and culture, I have managed to avoid embroiling myself in the complexity involved with the first category — I do not deal with Jews as a race or an ethnicity.  I also generally avoid dealing with Judaism (the religion). In fact, I am the first to admit that the only Jewish collective to support the Palestinians, are groups that exist within the Torah Jews. That such groups support Palestinian self-determination and autonomy is proof enough that aspects of religious Judaism can be interpreted as emphasising ethical precepts.

However — I am very critical of what I view as ‘Jewish ideology, and I am also critical of what I consider to be ‘Jewish identity politics.’

‘Jewish ideology’ is basically an amalgam of racially orientated exclusive arguments.  It is fuelled by assumptions about ‘ethno’-centric supremacy, and ideas such as ‘choseness’. Being a tribal setting then, Jewish ideology defies equality. It also opposes universalism. The followers of that ideology tend to believe that they are somewhat different and even better (chosen) than non Jews. And much Jewish political activity is a formulation, and expression of a tribal exclusive club that demands a ‘Jews only’ entry card.

It is important to note that Jewish ideology and Zionism are not entirely the same — In fact, Zionism should be seen as just one manifestation of Jewish ideology. Though Israel is the fruit of the Zionist project — it is vital to realise that Zionism does not drive Israeli politics or ideology.  In fact, Zionism is largely a Diaspora Jewish discourse.

While early Zionism presented itself as a promise to ‘resolve the Galut ’ (Diaspora) by ‘transforming’ the Diaspora Jew into an ‘authentic civilised’ human being — it is important to remember that the last few generations of Israelis have been born in Zion (Palestine) and are, therefore, not entirely shaped by Zionist ideologies. From a Zionist perspective, the modern Israeli is then, a ‘post-revolutionary’ subject.  And indeed, I myself, amongst millions of other Israelis, joined the Israeli army because we were Jews — not because we were Zionists.

Israelis do, however, follow what I define as Jewish ideology — They practise and perform a number of different measures that are there to maintain Jewish exclusivity on the land.   When 94% of Israeli Jews supported IDF’s murderous tactics against Gazans at the time of Operation Cast Lead, it wasn’t  Zionism that motivated them. It was the total lack of empathy with other human beings. It was blindness towards others. It was supremacy and chauvinism; or, in other words, it was the ugliest homicidal manifestation of their choseness.

Read moreGilad Atzmon: Jews, Judaism and Jewishness

Prof. Israel Shahak: The History of the Jews (Video)

See also:

Gaza War Lies Vs. Facts

Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘America is something that can easily be moved.’ ‘The world won’t say a thing.’ ‘The world will say we’re defending.’ (Video)


Israel Shahak (Hebrew: ישראל שחק‎; born Himmelstaub, April 28, 1933 — July 2, 2001) was a Polish-born Israeli professor of chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, known especially as a radical political thinker, author, and civil rights activist. Between 1970-1990, he was president of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights and was an outspoken critic of the Israeli government. Shahak’s writings on Judaism have been a source of widespread controversy.

Born in Warsaw, Poland,[1] Shahak was the youngest child of a cultured, religious, pro-Zionist, Ashkenazi Jewish family.[2] During German occupation of Poland, his family was forced into the Warsaw Ghetto. His brother escaped and joined the Royal Air Force. His mother paid a poor Catholic family to hide him, but when her money ran out he was returned. In 1943 he and his family were sent to the Poniatowa concentration camp, near Lublin, where his father died. Israel and his mother managed to escape and returned to Warsaw, but within the year, they were both sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Shahak was liberated from the camp in 1945, and shortly thereafter emigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine, where he wanted to join a kibbutz, but was turned down as “too weedy”.[3]

Read moreProf. Israel Shahak: The History of the Jews (Video)

Bank of England Survey: British Household Debts Reach A Record High

And this is the BoE’s advice:

Bank of England deputy Charles Bean to Brits: Spend, spend, spend!


More than half of households are struggling to repay credit cards and loans, a Bank of England survey suggested today.

A total of 51% of respondents reported that their unsecured debts were a “burden” – a record high for the annual study.

Illustrating the financial pressures faced by millions, one in two households also said they had seen their disposable income fall over the past year.

More than a quarter – or 28% – said their monthly earnings had fallen by more than £100 during that time, with just 14% saying it had gone up.

Read moreBank of England Survey: British Household Debts Reach A Record High

And Now: Democrats Pull Fast One With S. 510 Food Safety Bill

Legislative “Sausage-Making” Brings Food Bill Back to Life


WASHINGTON – It didn’t take long for Democrats in the House to figure a way around the constitutional roadblock that halted the advance of S. 510: The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, following its approval by the Senate last week.

When proponents found the measure couldn’t move forward in the House, they quietly attached it as an amendment to the $1.1 trillion continuing resolution (CR), H.R. 3082: “The Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011” – a measure designed to fund the government through September, that was headed to the floor for a vote.

Folding S. 510 into H.R. 3082 added some 238 pages to the appropriations measure, which now has 423.

GOP members protested using the continuing resolution as a piggyback ride for S. 510. House Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), the incoming Agriculture Committee chairman, slammed the Democrats for resorting to legislative tricks to pass what has become a bitterly contentious measure.

“This is the sort of nonsense that Americans rejected just a few weeks ago,” Lucas exclaimed during the debate.

Nonetheless, on Wednesday evening the House approved the package (the CR with S. 510 and several other tax-spending bills attached), along a largely party-line vote of 212-206 — with not a single Republican vote cast in favor. Moreover, 35 Democrats joined their GOP colleagues in casting No votes. Eight Democrats and eight Republicans are listed as not voting. Click here for the roll-call.

In addition to the CR/S.510 combo (now H.R. 3082), the Democrats rammed through House Resolution 1752, the “’Martial Law’ / Same Day Authority Rule,” a measure that allows suspension of House rules to bring up bills with virtually no notice through Dec. 18. The vote was 215-194, with no Republican support, 27 Democrats voting no and eight Democrats and eight Republicans not voting. Click here for the roll-call.

Pelosi’s “Shenanigans”

In a first-hand account Lee Bechtel, lobbyist for the National Health Federation which has fought the food-safety bill from its inception, described the “shenanigans” and “legislative sausage-making” (his terms) that he observed Wednesday on the part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her minions.

“Make no mistake, Speaker Pelosi and her Democratic lieutenants used all of the legislative tools at their disposal to short-circuit the normal legislative process so as to pass the misnamed Food Safety bill,” he declares.

According to Bechtel:

“Prior to debate under a closed rule, the rule to approve S.510 as an amendment [to the CR] and hold a final vote was adopted by a vote of 207 For and 206 Against, with Pelosi herself casting the deciding vote. The Democrats held the vote open just until they could get their one-vote victory, and then immediately gaveled the vote closed with ten Republicans not being able to vote! And who was it who said that party was misnamed? Who reading this can ever think the Democratic leadership represents democracy?” Click here for the roll-call.

Read moreAnd Now: Democrats Pull Fast One With S. 510 Food Safety Bill

Home Secretary Theresa May: Police Could Use Water Cannon To Disperse Rioters

Water cannons, because the cavalry attack failed…

UK: Mounted Police Charge Fees Protesters (Video), Police Investigate Truncheon Attack

… and the people won’t give in:

15 Year-Old Tells Establishment to Stick-it


Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has opened the way for water cannon to be used on the British mainland for the first time if future demonstrations escalate into uncontrollable violence.


Police used water cannons on the rioters Photo: AP

Ministers will not stand in the way if senior officers wanted to use it, she said.

And in the wake of last week’s shocking scenes in central London’s West End Mrs May warned that future demonstrations needed to be policed “robustly.”

The sight of an out-of-control mob vandalising parts of Westminster has led to accusations that the Conservatives are weak on law-and-order.

In the UK water cannon has only been deployed in Northern Ireland, at various points throughout the Troubles, and its use has been resisted until now by senior police officers elsewhere in Britain. However, it is widely used as a crowd control tactic abroad.

Read moreHome Secretary Theresa May: Police Could Use Water Cannon To Disperse Rioters

The Vatican Bank ‘Allowed Clergy to Act as Front for Mafia’

The Vatican Bank is under new scrutiny in a case involving money-laundering allegations that led police to seize €23m (£19.25m) in September.

The Vatican calls the seizure of assets a “misunderstanding” and expresses optimism it will be quickly cleared up. But fresh court documents show that prosecutors say the Vatican Bank deliberately flouted anti-laundering laws “with the aim of hiding the ownership, destination and origin of the capital”. The documents also reveal investigators’ suspicions that clergy may have acted as fronts for corrupt businessmen and Mafia.

The documents pinpoint two transactions that have not been reported: one in 2009 involving the use of a false name, and another in 2010 in which the Vatican Bank withdrew €650,000 from an Italian bank account but ignored bank requests to disclose where the money was headed.

Read moreThe Vatican Bank ‘Allowed Clergy to Act as Front for Mafia’

JP Morgan Chase Ransacked Home of Man on His Death Bed

SEATTLE — J.D. Butler was on his death bed when JP Morgan Chase invaded his home, according to his daughter, who said the intrusion left the waterfront home in shambles.

Celeste Butler says she couldn’t get any answers from Chase, so her only option was to sue.

“I’m praying and hoping that this never happens to anyone else again,” she said.

Butler says she took home video to document what happened to her father’s waterfront home, which was ransacked while he fought for his life in the hospital. Drawers were turned upside down, and a locked china cabinet was broken into.

“They took 17th-century paintings,” said Celeste.

Items that had been collected during a lifetime of service in the U.S. Navy were destroyed.

“When I left this house, everything was neat and clean in this room,” said Celeste.

Celeste’s attorney says Chase, J.D.’s mortgage company, is to blame.

“One of the terms in the mortgage papers is that the bank has the right to enter the property if it appears that the home is abandoned, so we believe that this event was orchestrated by the bank to allow the bank to initiate action against the Butler home,” said Chris Davis, Celeste’s attorney.

Chase says J.D. had fallen behind in payments. And if a loan is delinquent, Chase says it has the right to enter a house.

“We followed our policy to maintain a mortgaged property, especially during winter months when cold weather can damage property,” Chase said.

Read moreJP Morgan Chase Ransacked Home of Man on His Death Bed

Ron Paul: ‘Is the Gold Really There? Who Owns It?’


Added: 12. December 2010

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) — U.S. Representative Ron Paul, a Republican from Texas, talks about the Federal Reserve’s response to the financial crisis and the bank’s that borrowed from the Fed’s Term Auction Facility. Paul speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.”

Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: ‘Gulf Coast Oil Spill’ (Full Length Video)

A MUST-SEE!

YouTube removed the video. I’ve found a replacement.



YouTube Added: 18.02.2011

Must-see:

Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: Worldwide Water Conspiracy

Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: Police State (And FEMA Concentration Camps)

Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: Plum Island

Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: Wall Street

UK: Mounted Police Charge Fees Protesters (Video), Police Investigate Truncheon Attack

Unbelievable! This video is a must-see!

And what will happen next time?



This is complete madness.

All those police officers should be fired and charged with assault.




The police watchdog launched an independent investigation today after a 20-year-old student was left unconscious with bleeding on the brain after being hit on the head with a police truncheon.

Alfie Meadows, a philosophy student at Middlesex University, was struck as he tried to leave the area outside Westminster Abbey during last night’s tuition fee protests, his mother said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission launched an investigation, but warned that inquiries were still at an early stage.

After falling unconscious on the way to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Mr Meadows underwent a three-hour operation for bleeding on the brain.

His mother Susan, 55, an English literature lecturer at Roehampton University, said: “He was hit on the head by a police truncheon.

Read moreUK: Mounted Police Charge Fees Protesters (Video), Police Investigate Truncheon Attack

Corruption Study: 1 in 4 Worldwide Paid a Bribe in 2010

And if you are “fighting” anything, in this case corruption, then it will grow even bigger, that is the law.

See also:

Nigeria: Halliburton Plans $500 Million Plea Bargain in Cheney Corruption Case!

Nigeria to Charge Dick Cheney in $180 Million Bribery Case, Issue Interpol Arrest Warrant

List of Bribed US Senators To Support Senate Bill S. 510 (‘Food Safety Modernization Act’)

Japan bribes small nations with cash and prostitutes to gain support for the mass slaughter of whales

International Fund to Buy Off Taliban Leaders in Afghanistan Will Cost Hundreds of Millions



A man pockets money at a market in Lagos, Nigeria. One person in four worldwide paid a bribe during the past year, according to a study released Thursday to mark International Anti-Corruption Day (AFP/File/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

BERLIN (AFP) – One person in four worldwide paid a bribe during the past year, according to a study released Thursday to mark International Anti-Corruption Day.

The study, by the Berlin-based non-governmental agency Transparency International, focuses on small-scale bribery and was put together from polls conducted among more than 91,000 people in 86 countries and territories.

In the past 12 months, one in four paid a bribe to one of nine institutions, such as health, education or tax authorities, according to the 2010 Global Corruption Barometer.

But it was the police who proved most corrupt, according to the study which reported that 29 percent of those having dealings with police said they had paid a bribe.

Read moreCorruption Study: 1 in 4 Worldwide Paid a Bribe in 2010

Czech Republic Criticised For Homosexual ‘Sexual Arousal’ Tests

The Czech Republic is using controversial “sexual arousal” tests where men are shown pornography to check if asylum seekers are homosexual, according to EU’s leading human rights agency.


The EU said that the phallometric testing by the Czech Republic could fall foul of the European Charter of Human Rights Photo: ALAMY

In a report on homosexual equality, the Agency for Fundamental Rights said that phallometric testing, when men are shown both homosexual and heterosexual pornography while censors monitor the blood flow to the penis, “was questionable, since it is dubious whether it reaches sufficiently clear conclusions”.

The Czech Republic is the only country in the EU that uses phallometric testing in order to distinguish true asylum seekers from those that might use claims of homosexuality and subsequent persecution back home as ruse to get into the country.

The EU agency also said that the test could fall foul of the European Charter of Human Rights, which prohibits degrading and humiliating treatment, adding that “this exam is particularly inappropriate for asylum seekers, given the fact that many of them might have suffered abuse due to their sexual orientation”.

The Czech Republic’s human rights commission described the test as “undignified”.

But the Czech interior ministry defended the method, saying that it was part of a “comprehensive” system to check the veracity of claims, that it was voluntary and had only been used in about ten cases.

Vladimir Repka, a ministry spokesman, explained that the test was applied mainly to asylum seekers from countries “that severely punish homosexuality”.

“These are people from areas where Islamic Sharia law is applied, or from countries which have a strong Islamic influence,” he explained, citing Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan and Nigeria as examples.

Read moreCzech Republic Criticised For Homosexual ‘Sexual Arousal’ Tests

WikiLeaks Cables: Vatican Refused to Engage With Child Sex Abuse Inquiry, Forced Irish Government To Grant Vatican Officials Immunity From Testifying

Related article:

Wikileaks: A US Government Con Job


Leaked cable lays bare how Irish government was forced to grant Vatican officials immunity from testifying to Murphy commission


A WikiLeaks cable details the behind-the-scenes diplomacy before Cardinal Seán Brady met Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, after which the pope said he shared the ‘outrage, betrayal and shame’ of Irish Catholics. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

The Vatican refused to allow its officials to testify before an Irish commission investigating the clerical abuse of children and was angered when they were summoned from Rome, US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks reveal.

Requests for information from the 2009 Murphy commission into sexual and physical abuse by clergy “offended many in the Vatican” who felt that the Irish government had “failed to respect and protect Vatican sovereignty during the investigations“, a cable says.

Despite the lack of co-operation from the Vatican, the commission was able to substantiate many of the claims and concluded that some bishops had tried to cover up abuse, putting the interests of the Catholic church ahead of those of the victims. Its report identified 320 people who complained of child sexual abuse between 1975 and 2004 in the Dublin archdiocese.

A cable entitled “Sex abuse scandal strains Irish-Vatican relations, shakes up Irish church, and poses challenges for the Holy See” claimed that Vatican officials also believed Irish opposition politicians were “making political hay” from the situation by publicly urging the government to demand a reply from the Vatican.

Ultimately, the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (equivalent to a prime minister), wrote to the Irish embassy, ordering that any requests related to the investigation must come through diplomatic channels.

Read moreWikiLeaks Cables: Vatican Refused to Engage With Child Sex Abuse Inquiry, Forced Irish Government To Grant Vatican Officials Immunity From Testifying

WikiLeaks Cables: Shell’s Grip on Nigeria Exposed

Related articles:

Wikileaks: A US Government Con Job

Nigeria: Halliburton Plans $500 Million Plea Bargain in Cheney Corruption Case!


US embassy cables reveal top executive’s claims that company ‘knows everything’ about key decisions in government ministries


Despite billions of dollars in oil revenue, 70% of people in Nigeria live below the poverty line. Photograph: George Osodi/AP

The oil giant Shell claimed it had inserted staff into all the main ministries of the Nigerian government, giving it access to politicians’ every move in the oil-rich Niger Delta, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable.

The company’s top executive in Nigeria told US diplomats that Shell had seconded employees to every relevant department and so knew “everything that was being done in those ministries”. She boasted that the Nigerian government had “forgotten” about the extent of Shell’s infiltration and was unaware of how much the company knew about its deliberations.

The cache of secret dispatches from Washington’s embassies in Africa also revealed that the Anglo-Dutch oil firm swapped intelligence with the US, in one case providing US diplomats with the names of Nigerian politicians it suspected of supporting militant activity, and requesting information from the US on whether the militants had acquired anti-aircraft missiles.

Other cables released tonight reveal:

US diplomats’ fear that Kenya could erupt in violence worse than that experienced after the 2008 election unless rampant government corruption is tackled.

America asked Uganda to let it know if its army intended to commit war crimes based on US intelligence – but did not try to prevent war crimes taking place.

Washington’s ambassador to the troubled African state of Eritrea described its president, Isaias Afwerki, as a cruel “unhinged dictator” whose regime was “one bullet away from implosion”.

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