Archive | January 24, 2014

Ukraine Kidnapping and Executing Protestors*

Ukraine Kidnapping and Executing Protestors*

By John Vibes

Yesterday we reported that activists in Ukraine were disappearing from hospitals and that it was possible that there was some connection to people that were found killed and tortured in the forest outside of the city.

Today this connection has been confirmed, with even mainstream media sources reporting that the government is kidnapping activists from hospitals and taking them into the woods where they are stripped, tortured and killed in many cases.

The incident that we reported on yesterday was the death of Yuri Verbitsky, an activist who was found killed and left in the forest.

Now a journalist named Igor Lutsenko has come forward saying that he managed to escape from government agents, and was one of the people who were tortured and taken to the forest.

He had been taken from a hospital in Kiev, beaten, and was eventually left in a forest by his abductors after an ordeal lasting almost a day, AFP reported.

Ukrainian news website Dzerkalo Tyzhnia said that two unidentified bodies had been found in the forest outside Kiev where Lutsenko had been taken after his abduction.

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Ukraine protesters create ‘fortress’ to resist feared attack

Building up barricades several metres high guarded by activists in body armour, Ukrainian protesters have turned their Kiev protest camp into a fortress they believe will be impossible to conquer without the greatest force.

In a scene recalling the fortified towns of the Middle Ages, protesters have built the barricades to protect their self-contained protest zone centred around the hub of Independence Square in central Kiev.There have been barricades almost throughout the over two months of demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovych which has seen protesters occupy Independence Square in Kiev, known locally as the Maidan.

But after this week’s deadly clashes, the barricades were strengthened and now stand up to five metres (16 feet) high in some places.

Activists worked flat out overnight, scraping up snow from the streets, pouring it into sandbags and then piling them together into massive walls.

“We are here to protect our country from the occupier Yanukovych,” said Leonid Symchuk, 54, from the Vinnytsya region, wearing camouflage, with a mask over his face and a helmet.

“We have one desire — to protect our country.”

Activists of Euromaidan (the name given for Independence square) stand in front of a barricade to pr …

He expressed confidence that his barricade on Institutskaya Street leading to the presidency would be able to withstand almost any attack from the security forces.

“It will definitely withstand the first hit and then people will come from the Maidan to fight it out.”

“Now there is such a gang in power that we have no other choice. Either they stay or we do.”

‘No choice but to fight’

With temperatures below minus 10 degrees celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit), water was poured onto the sandbags which immediately froze to act as cement.

The entrances have been narrowed and can be rapidly sealed in the event of an attack.

A Maidan activist stands on the barricade in Kiev on January 24, 2014 (AFP Photo/Sergei Supinsky)

Passers-by still come and go freely but are closely watched by men who stand by the entrances, sometimes wearing ski helmets and balaclavas and even bulletproof jackets.

One of the protest guards, who gave his name as Yevgeny, said a plan had already been worked out about what to do in case of an attack.

“If there is an assault, if they try to storm the barricade then we will prepare Molotov cocktails with petrol, oil and glass bottles and we will throw them.”

“The security forces will only be able to get to the Maidan with a bulldozer. Otherwise they won’t be able to.”

The protesters expanded the barricades overnight even closer to the site of the presidential administration on Bankovaya Street, creating a new wall topped with barbed wire.

There was a lull in clashes Friday prompting a relaxation of tensions of previous days. Curious onlookers walked through the fortress zone, taking souvenir pictures of themselves by the barricades.

But rumours fizzed that Yanukovych was still planning to introduce a state of emergency and the protest camp could be stormed at any time by the elite Berkut security force.

“Yes we are scared, but we have no other choice. We will fight. If we give way now, how are we going to live on?” said Mykola Siroshtan, 35, from the Cherkasy region south of Kiev.

Before the protests began on November 21, this was Ukraine’s social and commercial hub with traffic clogging Khreshchatyk Avenue and shoppers filling its fashionable boutiques.

Now there are the protesters’ tents rather than cars and most shops closed for “technical reasons” at the height of the clashes.

Pensioner Natalya Lyubimenko, 66, clutching a spade she had been using to dig snow for the barricades said:

“If we give way to them now, then people are never going to be able to hold their heads high. We will stand here, there is nowhere else to go.”

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Expanding Israel: Destruction of Homes, Schools and Land in Process*

Expanding Israel: Destruction of Homes, Schools and Land in Process*

With no global or regional moral authority to keep Israel under control, and steady step towards global  militarization, Israel in like company is free to do as it pleases…

By Victoria Brittain

Burhan Basharat, father of eight, sits in the remains of his destroyed home in West Bank village of Khirbet al-Makhoul, Jordan Valley, October 9, 2013. Photos by: Keren Manor, Ryan Rodrick Beiler, Oren Ziv / Activestills.org

The Jordan Valley in the Palestinian West Bank is under active annexation to Israel – in breach of the 4th Geneva Convention. Victoria Brittain went there to explore what this means for the people of the Valley, and the implications for John Kerry’s ‘peace negotiations’.

Traumatised barefoot children, silent exhausted mothers, desperate fathers, now living in new shelters, spoke of their ever-present fear of army and settler violence.

Northeast of the Palestinian city of Nablus the road towards the northern Jordan Valley and the international border with Jordan runs for miles alongside almost empty ranges of rocky brown hills designated on UN maps as ‘Israeli Nature Reserve’.

Much of the road has concrete posts every hundred yards inscribed “DANGER Firing Zone”, and the UN maps also shade it as an Israeli closed military area.

The ever-present fear of violence

But every few miles there are tents or simple structures of Palestinian farms with sheep and cows in makeshift pens visible, set back below the hills.

In recent weeks and months defenceless families in this remote place have had their homes and farms repeatedly destroyed by military bulldozers in dawn raids.

Traumatised barefoot children, silent exhausted mothers, desperate fathers, now living in new shelters, spoke of their ever-present fear of army and settler violence.

This area is part of a flashpoint in the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations being pushed by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Israel wants to keep the whole Jordan Valley for at least the next 40 years. The US has suggested stationing international troops there. And in the meantime Israeli politicians are openly talking up annexation of the whole valley up to the border with Jordan.

Oslo hopes betrayed

Much of the Jordan Valley was designated in Oslo 2 as Area C – the 60% of the West Bank where Israel has complete control, and has used it systematically to force Palestinians out in the 20 years since the false hope of the first Oslo Accords in 1993.

In Area C construction is prohibited, no water or electricity connection allowed, schools and water pumps put up by aid agencies are destroyed, health care is almost absent. Israeli settlements, outposts and military bases proliferate.

Five thousand Palestinians live in 38 communities in parts of Area C like these designated as ‘firing zones’ for military training. An occasional crump of artillery could be heard in the distance, and twice we saw soldiers in the hills or on the road.

Burhan Basharat stands inside a makeshift animal shelter that was build after his house and farm were demolished in West Bank village of Khirbet al-Makhoul, Jordan Valley, October 9, 2013.

Kirbet al Makhoul

Burhan Bisharat’s village of Kirbet al Makhoul was destroyed four times in two weeks in late September last year. With no warning or demolition notices the bulldozers drove up the dirt road before dawn and brought down tin homes, hay sheds, animal pens, water troughs and a playground with swings belonging to the twelve families.

Today Burhan, his wife, and youngest daughter are visibly traumatised and he spoke softly of how the psychological pressure, especially of the fourth destruction, was very, very difficult for him.

He saw relief tents brought by the ICRC put up and immediately brought down by a bulldozer in front of the aid agency staff.

The three now live in another almost empty replacement home half the size of what they had before and which Burhan built himself in two days, bringing an aluminium roof from Nablus.

But every day is lived under the shadow of another onslaught that they know can hit their lives any time.

A Palestinian man whose house was destroyed organizes his tent in the West Bank village of Khirbet al-Makhoul, Jordan Valley, October 7, 2013.

Hard choices – and Tony Blair

This is a father who took the very difficult decision to send his seven older girls to live a few miles away in a small town where they go to school. His oldest daughter is 17 and in the twelfth grade and is in charge of the little household of children.

“I want my children to have a better life through education … it is best to keep them away, though it is very tough for them to be alone, and (with a gesture to his silent wife) for their mother.”

Burhan is only 38, but the harshness of his life has made him look and seem a generation older.

Sipping hot tea sitting by the door of his home, sheltering from the cold rain, Burhan spoke at length and scathingly of the foreigners who have failed to protect his family and community – Ban Ki-Moon, Catherine Ashton, and above all, Tony Blair.

“How could a man who brought destruction on such a massive scale to Iraq dare to come then to Palestine claiming he could bring peace? From the day after his appointment destruction here worsened.”

A life’s mission – to stay put

Burhan will never move off this land and the livelihood he makes tending his 250 sheep, and dozen chickens that survived the demolition – unlike his pigeons which all died. It is, he says, his life’s mission to hold onto it, and his children will follow him.

“If I moved, the Israelis would take my land … a Jew could come from Ethiopia and replace me here … how can this be normal?” He speaks quietly, anger contained, but sadness for his family overwhelming the conversation.

Today’s relentless pressures on Palestinians’ land here is nothing new. Makhoul had 70 families before it was destroyed by Israel in 1967, like another dozen nearby villages in the Jordan Valley north of Jericho. Over the years after 1967 families gradually returned to their land and rebuilt their farming lifestyle in all these villages.

Today farmers like Burhan talk of the new Israeli pressure in the valley, the mushrooming settlements, increased village demolitions, scaring the shepherds away from land near military bases and setting fire to grazing land.

Today farmers like him have to buy feed for their sheep and cows and watch their livelihood become even more precarious.

Palestinians, aided by Israeli solidarity activists, clear the remains of demolished shelters in the destroyed West Bank village of Khirbet al-Makhoul, Jordan Valley, October 11, 2013.

Palestinians, aided by Israeli solidarity activists, clear the remains of demolished shelters in the destroyed West Bank village of Khirbet al-Makhoul, Jordan Valley, October 11, 2013.

Fragmentation and dispossession

The loss of Palestinian land in this group of villages in the north-eastern West Bank is a microcosm of the total picture of fragmentation of community, and dispossession.

The Wall, the settlements, the settler-only roads, the checkpoints and the redrawing of the West Bank map have left Palestinian towns and villages, such as Qalqilya and Azzun Atma to the west of Makhoul, completely isolated.

Like so many communities they are cut off from what remains of their land, or it is accessible only through locked gates, which only a few family members (often the elderly) have permits to pass through for a few hours a day.

The scale of this dispossession is impossible to convey.

A struggle less visible

There is another rather less visible on-going power struggle than the one for the land. It is for the future of Palestinian youth. This too is more than half a century old.

The road north-east from Nablus towards Burhan’s village passes what local people call a black spot of British Mandate history here – a rock above the El Far’a valley known as ‘execution rock’ where men were forced to jump to their deaths.

El Far’a camp was a British police station in 1932. Today a football field is visible from the road and a community organisation is housed in the main building. But behind it is the old British police horses’ stable wing, later a training camp for Israeli soldiers from 1967 to 1982

Sharon’s legacy

In 1982 El Far’a was made into a special prison for youths aged 15 to 22 by the late Ariel Sharon, then Minister of Defence. El Far’a was directly under his ministry, not the normal prison service.

Ahead of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Palestinian youths were rounded up from all over the West Bank and held in tiny crowded cells, interrogated in the old stables, humiliated by being held naked and addressed only by a number, in Hebrew.

“It was the middle of nowhere, they were alone, no family, no lawyer, no way to know the time or the days”, said one local man who has collected the memories of those held there 50 years ago.

I have once before seen such unforgettable images of these whitewashed narrow cells, with every inch covered in prisoners’ scratched writings and with one small window too high for a prisoner to reach.

That was in a 2004 visit to Israel’s infamous Khiam prison in remote occupied southern Lebanon. Palestinians and Lebanese were held here from 1985 until the Israeli army withdrew in 2000 and the prisoners were liberated.

Obliterate the evidence

In 2006 Khiam, which had become a place of historical education for a new generation, was bombed flat by Israel. El Far’a too had its smallest punishment cells removed by the Israelis when they left this village after Oslo.

A chance mention of the El Far’a visit a few days later, miles away in the south of the West Bank, gave me a story from a man who was in the first group of youths taken there, 30 years ago.

He described the drive north with a jeep full of youths arrested from Hebron and other towns, and taking two days as the soldiers did not know the way to remote El Far’a.

Eventually one of the boys said he knew it and offered to guide them, saying, left, right, right, straight, left, left, until they were completely lost through the night, and the boy got a good beating from the soldiers.

Once they finally arrived they found the man in charge of the new prison was from central Europe, new to Israel, and new to prison experience. The boys, many of whom were not new to Israeli prisons, told him the rules were that he should buy them newspapers every day and fruit and vegetables.

It was a good few days before the local commander visited the prison, fired the novice governor, and got down to the business of beatings, interrogations and isolation.

Imprisoned: 40% of Palestine’s male population

Listening to this sophisticated man discussing those days I remembered that 800,000 Palestinians have been in Israeli jails since 1967 – 40% of the male population.

These days, in the company of lawyers or social workers who work with families where children have been arrested and imprisoned, the men’s own prison experiences are very often the key to the empathy which allows them to reach these traumatised children.)

In more than ten years of visits to the West Bank and Gaza I have sat with the mothers of Palestinian child prisoners listening to their stories of trauma which have changed children into adults.

These are tales of violent night arrests, handcuffs, shackles, beatings, isolation, signing statements in Hebrew when the child does not understand the language, appearances in Israeli military courts, pleading guilty to stone throwing in the hopes of being released, being held in prison inside Israel where family visits (arranged by the ICRC) are rare.

A generation intimidated

Today 173 Palestinian children are held in Israeli jails. As 30 years ago in El Far’a, Israeli soldiers are trying to intimidate a whole young generation by random arrests.

However, visiting Aida camp in Bethlehem and seeing children in Al Rowwad centre’s drama workshops, journalism training, photography and dance groups, or Burhan’s girls from the Jordan Valley, sacrificing home life for education, or the children of the Nasser family on a hilltop farm called Tent of Nations, completely surrounded by settlements south of Bethlehem, who have learned ballet from YouTube, tried break-dancing and horse riding, or schoolgirls from East Jerusalem who have made a CD of rap songs, or students from Gaza whose writings are published as a book in the US, is to see Palestinian children who determinedly seize normal childhoods despite the extraordinary context of violence they live in.

Silwan

Another current focus of violence is the Palestinian town of Silwan on the edge of East Jerusalem, just outside the Old City.

Silwan is perched on a steep hillside, a warren of tiny alleys and steep staircases. An Israeli settlement organisation Elad, has been given control of much of the area and they plan to make it into a tourist destination and a public garden.

The beginnings of the garden can already be seen and some Palestinian houses have already been taken over by armed settlers, and others have been bulldozed. Currently 88 Palestinian homes here have demolition orders on them and a thousand people live with the stress of imminently losing their homes.

In Rula Badran’s home, high over the valley, she served tea before telling an everyday story of Silwan’s children. Rula’s husband sat silently alongside and their son Mohammed sat next to him.

A schoolboy’s tale

Mohammed is a high achieving schoolboy, 14 years old with carefully styled hair, who took up the story after his mother. Rula saw him playing with his friends on the street after school as she was on her way home from shopping. He offered to carry her bags home, but she refused, saying she was fine.

Within minutes a friend of his arrived at the house, saying that Mohammed had been arrested. “I thought he was joking, I’d been with him two minutes before.”

She went out and found that Mohammed was indeed sitting with policemen. The police asked for her ID and she sent another child home to bring it. “I was not going to leave my son for a second.”

A crowd of neighbourhood children gathered to surround her and protect her and Mohammed, tension mounted and the police began hitting children to clear them away.

Mohammed was pushed into a jeep and Rula forced her way in too, shouting, “before you take away my son from me you can kill me first.” She was not allowed to speak to him in the jeep. Inside the police station her son hung onto her in complete terror, saying, “don’t go, don’t go.”

After his father came she left Mohammed and he stayed there for four hours with his father. The police said they were waiting for the special investigator for children to arrive. Finally they were sent home and told to come again the following morning.

The following day the child was interrogated by a Hebrew-speaking investigator and an interpreter, and asked if he had thrown stones, or which of his friends had thrown stones.

“There were no cars around, no stone throwing, I was just going to fetch my laptop when this one car arrived and a policeman called me over”, he explained.

He was finger printed and signed a paper in Hebrew, which he didn’t understand. “I signed because I was afraid.” Ever since there has been a police jeep parked outside his school.“For nothing, just to keep us frightened.”

Honest broker?

Any week of travelling to listen to Palestinian families from north to south and east to west of the West Bank will reveal hundreds of these dignified families and communities under violent attack from settlers, military, and the bureaucrats designing the new Israeli security state that John Kerry’s team will underwrite with the US’s $3 billion plus aid per year to Israel.

There will be no viable Palestinian state and no real end to Occupation to come out of these fraudulent negotiations.

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The World Cup: London Did It – is Brazil Phasing in the Policed State*

The World Cup: London Did It – is Brazil Phasing in the Policed State*

For centuries, the non-indigenous elite of Brazil have successfully oppressed and exploited the indigenous and their natural resources, a good example of how the internatiional elite operate, the rest of the population will get the same ad medicine. 

By Luis R. Miranda

Problem, reaction, solution. The famous Hegelian dialect has never been so useful to explain current events as it is today.

If anyone thought that the government of Brazil did not know about the popular uprising during the last Confederations Cup in 2013, in which millions of people protested on the streets and even took over the congressional building in Brasilia, think again.

The most important achievement of the protests that lasted about two weeks was to avoid the rise of 20 cents on a bus fare. Does that sound like a real cause for an uprising?

Not at all.

As it happened in much of the world, the Brazilian winter protests were an example of how controlled opposition is used to bring about the need for a Police State which the Brazilian government had been working on for a while.

Brazil is a lawless country and it is easy to think about many excuses to have more law enforcement, especially in its capital city of Brasilia, but popular uprising is not one of them. The reason for this is that most Brazilians are highly domesticated, much like the vast majority of Americans are today. Many Brazilians refused to join the protests and justified their decision saying that walking on streets and highways would not solve anything, and they were right. The so-called Brazilian giant went back to sleep minutes after the national soccer team won the cup at the Maracana stadium.

What did work was the planning executed by the Brazilian government that clearly sought an excuse to openly militarize the country. Following “common wisdom” the Rousseff government had been arming itself from the beginning, but had no reason to place the newly acquired toys on the streets. Now it does. The same controlled opposition that caused concern last year announced that people will take to the streets next June, so the government has also announced its plan to curve protests.

Military shield on the streets and beyond

After millions of protesters demanded fair salaries, less corruption, less taxes and less government intrusion in their lives, the Brazilian politicians have done exactly the opposite and now they have the weapons and the excuse to use them: Security. The false notion that streets are safer if more police are visible has taken over the minds of both politicians and the people themselves.

Since last year, Brazil has been training thousands of agents – official numbers say 10,000 – in urban combat situations to deal with protesters next June during the World Cup and later in 2016 during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In fact, The World Cup will be a training exercise on how to deal with supposedly revolting crowds, should protesters or provocateurs decide to stand up to police forces and illegal checkpoints that will be placed at least two kilometers away from the soccer stadiums.

Those 10,000 armed thugs will be trained by the National Security Force, a battalion of elite soldiers linked to the Ministry of Justice who specialize in urban combat. Only soccer fans with tickets and accredited press will be able to go beyond the free speech zones around the stadiums.

Colonel Augusto Alexandre Aragon, director of the National Security Force, told the Brazilian media that the intention is to have enough staff in the twelve cities where the soccer matches will be played. Aragon admitted that the decision to increase the staff of the National Security Force is related to strong protests in June last year.

According to the head of the Secretariat of Major Events of the Ministry of Justice, Andrei Augusto Passos, the government has already invested R$1,170 million reais ($490 million) for the purchase of equipment and safety technologies, and R$3.4 million reais ($ 1.4 million) in training the military agents.

The new Brazilian Surveillance State

US robots and Israeli drones are part of the equipment acquired by the Brazilian government to make the 2014 World Cup ‘one of safest sporting events ever’. Similar surveillance practices were observed in previous “spectacular sports events” in Europe and North America, but never in Latin America.

According to official documents, Brazil has 30 US military robots and  ‘Robocop-style’ glasses with face recognition cameras in which it spent some $900 million. The robots include 30 PackBot 510 units at a price tag of $100,000 to $200,000 each. They were purchased from American iRobot advanced Technology Company.

“IRobot continues its international expansion, and Brazil represents an important market for the company’s unmanned ground vehicles,” Frank Wilson, iRobot’s senior vice president, said in a statement. At the best American hyping style, the PackBots will be remotely operated and used to detect and study suspicious objects. More than 2000 of those military robots are currently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Mega-events provide host countries and cities with the perfect opportunity to improve their credibility by proving they are in control of their territories. Therefore, the purpose isn’t to ensure security per se, but to demonstrate an illusion of security that will reassure mega-event stakeholders,” say Canadian sociologists Philip Boyle and Kevin Haggerty. “This illusion begins long before the events start, indeed the Brazilian government officials declared last year they were hoping to make the 2014 World Cup “one of the most protected sports events in history”. The willingness to perpetually outdo every previous event in order for host countries or host cities to distinguish themselves from others has led to an escalation in security bills. In the case of Olympic Games, they went from $66.2 million for Barcelona Games in 1992, to $179.6 million in Sydney in 2000, to Beijing’s $6.5 billion in 2008 and London’s $2.2 billion in 2012,” they added.

The Brazilian government has invested heavily in purchasing facial-recognition camera glasses which are capable of capturing 400 facial images per second to store them in a central database of up to 13 million faces. Did anyone say 1984? According to Boyle and Haggerty, Brazil enjoys a strong partnership with the Israeli security industry, represented by companies like Elbit Systems, which been doing business with the Brazilian government for years.

In fact, it is not an exaggeration to say that the Israeli military industry owns a big chunk of Brazil’s security state. According to OpenDemocracy.net, a company known as Rafael Advanced Defense Systems bought a 40% stake in Brazil’s GESPI Aeronautics. Just in 2010, Brazil and Israel agreed to start a new military cooperation scheme which kept both Brazilians and Israeli officials busy travelling back and forth in secret talks whose details are simply unknown.

If anyone wants to find out how much the military buildup in Brazil is such a public theater and how the World Cup and Olympics are just excuses to have that buildup, he or she needs to look at how the Brazilian government has openly negotiated with drug gangs in major cities and how those gangs have allowed the government to place the army inside slums to supposedly guarantee security during the two upcoming sports events. What kind of security can the military police provide in ‘favelas‘ or outside soccer stadiums if it’s one of the most corrupt organizations in the country?

Nonetheless, the Brazilian armed forces will also operate Hermes 450 drones which will be on the look for ‘suspicious activity’. What is not known is whether the drones will be armed and ready to kill citizens as the United States does in Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

As it turns out, mega-events such as the World Cup and the Olympic Games are not about sportsmanship anymore. They are all about a heightened security state in cities where there is not a single sign of terrorist activities. This heightened security state immediately becomes a money making enterprise for the military industrial complex, which can count on accomplice governments to create a problem in order to generate a reaction so that it can then provide the false solution. Worst of all is that a Police Surveillance State never goes away. The new Brazilian Surveillance State is here to stay and Brazilians have helped enable it by allowing politicians and so-called security companies to establish themselves on their soil.

“The general tendency of the mega-event mode of production is to limit the “right to the city” through the installation of a new form of govern mentality that uses apparatuses of security as its essential technical element,” says geographer Christopher Gaffney. “No informed population with a strong civil society would consensually submit to this outlandish proposal, thus the security apparatus functions to establish and guarantee these new circulations through the exercise of violence.”

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Demonstrators are arrested during the “Nao Vai Ter Copa” (You are not going to have Cup) protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 25, 2014

People take part in the “Nao Vai Ter Copa” (You are not going to have Cup) protest along Brigadeiro Luis Antonio Avenue, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 25, 2014 (AFP Photo/Miguel Schincariol)

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