Archive | February 15, 2017

Violence in Paris Spreads Involving 5 No-Go Areas*

Violence in Paris Spreads Involving 5 No-Go Areas*

 

Police in Paris are struggling to cope with the fall-out from a plague of riots which have kicked off in the city’s northern suburbs.

By Siobhan McFadyen

Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets.

Now there are fears the fall-out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows.

Residents have been on lockdown as armed police tried to tackle the rioters who have caused millions of pounds of damage.

Police were hit with molotov cocktails and the heavy metal balls used in the French game Petanque.

And after setting cars and even a disability vehicle on fire the police have been forced to fire live rounds of bullets.

A reporter for the French TV company BMTV was also injured after being attacked.

The areas of Aulnay-Sous-Bois, Aulnay, Argenteuil, Bobigny and Tremblay-en-France in the Saint-Seine-Denis district have all been affected.

It follows allegations of horrific police brutality in a housing estate called Rose des Vents in Aulnay-Sous-Bois which is also known locally as the ‘city of 3000’.

Local residents and police forces have called the continued unrest “disgraceful” while the man allegedly assaulted by police named only as Theo has pleaded for calm.

Yves Lefebvre head of the police union said: “Setting a wheelchair van on fire is a disgrace. This has to stop.”

The French Government’s response to the latest outbreaks of violence is to put 2,600 cameras on police officers to record them out on the job.

Last night it was claimed rioters shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ during violent protests in Paris where a car was set on fire.

Front National (FN) MP Marion Le Pen tweeted the amateur video which shows chaotic scenes including of clouds of smoke after cars were set on fire and a man yelling “Allahu Akbar”, Arabic for God is Greatest, three times.

The video shows cars beeping their horns as they try and leave the scene of anarchy with protesters shouting on the street.

The niece of the FN leader Marine Le Pen tweeted: “Rioters yelled “Allah Akbar” in Bobigny yesterday night”.

The video was filmed in Bobigny, which is a suburb of Paris where protesters have clashed with French riot police.

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U.N. Confirms U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Killed At Least 18 Civilians*

U.N. Confirms U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Killed At Least 18 Civilians*
By Jason Ditz
While the U.S. is still insisting there is “no evidence” of any civilians killed in Friday’s attacks on the Helmand Province, the United Nations has conducted a preliminary assessment, and found at least 18 civilians killed in the US airstrikes, overwhelmingly women and children.

This is roughly in line with local estimates, which put the civilian death toll at 22 in the airstrikes, which destroyed a number of homes in the village of Lakari. The village is under the Taliban’s control, and used as one of several staging areas against Lashkar Gah.

Reports suggest that the U.S. was attempting to target Taliban forces who occupy the village’s mosque, but ended up hitting nearby residential neighbourhoods instead, leveling homes and burying a number of civilians within.

The U.S. has promised a formal review, but so far only of the “credibility” of the allegations, and not of the death toll itself. This unwillingness to take such incidents seriously after initial reports is a big part of why official U.S. reports tend to underreport the death tolls quite significantly, as by the time they decide something is credible enough to investigate, all the victims have been buried for months.

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Cop’s Rape of a Schoolteacher in Broad Daylight So Horrific, He’s Facing Life*

Cop’s Rape of a Schoolteacher in Broad Daylight So Horrific, He’s Facing Life*

By Matt Agorist

A former police officer who raped a New York City schoolteacher in broad daylight drew no sympathy from New York’s highest court, which unanimously affirmed his 75-to-life sentence on Valentine’s Day.

Michael Pena, now 32, had been off-duty on the morning of Aug. 19, 2011, when he pulled his loaded and police-issued gun on a young woman. The 25-year-old was on her way to her first day of teaching in the Bronx, when Pena pulled her into the courtyard of an Inwood apartment building and raped her.

Prosecutors broke down Pena’s assault into three separate offenses in his indictment, with each carrying a 25-year sentence.

Pena appealed to the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, after a lower court upheld his sentence in 2015, rejecting the ex-cop’s claim that this punishment was unfairly multiplied.

Pena’s lawyer Ephraim Savitt has emphasized that his client’s penalty is 63 years longer than the average rape sentence. “If that disparity is not cruel and unusual, then perhaps there’s no purpose to having the Eighth Amendment on the books any more,” Savitt said in a phone interview on Tuesday.

In unanimously upholding Pena’s sentence this morning, the Court of Appeals noted that the Pena’s counsel did not invoke alleged violations of U.S. and New York Constitutions.

“Although defendant generally objected to the length of the sentence before the sentencing court, arguing that the sentence was draconian, he did not alert the court to his constitutional argument,” Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam wrote for the six-judge court.

“Thus, the sentencing court was never given an opportunity to address any of the constitutional challenges that defendant now lodges with this court,” she added.

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore joined the ruling, as did Judges Jenny Rivera, Leslie Stein, Eugene Fahey and Michael Garcia.

Attorney Savitt bristled at this reasoning.

“The Sixth Amendment now takes precedence over weight to give to it than the Eighth Amendment,” he said in an interview.

Another sentencing disparity in Pena’s case involves that between the average U.S. sentence as opposed to other advanced nations.

Marc Mauer, the executive director of the advocacy group Sentencing Project, surprised many in congressional testimony last year by proposing an upper limit of no more than 20 years – barring “exceptional circumstances” – in the federal sentencing structure.

That Pena had been a police officer when he committed his horrific crime likely contributed to his heavy sentence, but Pavitt asserted that international politics may have played a role as well.

Just days after Pena’s attack, New York City prosecutors were forced to withdraw charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn because of evidence discrediting the hotel maid whom the then-director of the International Monetary Fund director had allegedly raped.

Activists accused Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance at the time of blaming the victim.

Savitt suggested that this political climate created a tough posture in prosecuting his client, though this argument did not come up in Pena’s appeal.

Judge Rowan Wilson did not take part in the decision as he only joined the court in January.

Judge Abdus-Salaam is the first Muslim woman to sit on the state’s highest court.

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Company Behind DAPL Reported 69 Accidents, Polluted Rivers in 4 States in Only 2 Years*

Company Behind DAPL Reported 69 Accidents, Polluted Rivers in 4 States in Only 2 Years*

By Claire Bernish

Although it obstinately insists pipelines are safe, the company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline racked up 69 reported accidents in just two years — leaking hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil products and tainting rivers in four states.

That averages nearly three spills each month.

A new report from the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and DisasterMap.net on Energy Transfer Partners and subsidiary Sunoco Logistics documents accidents filed with the National Response Center — the federal contact point for oil spills and industrial accidents — noting 69 accidents between 2015 and 2016.

However, as the study crucially notes, “These are just the accidents that are reported.”

“Heavy rain was the explanation for some of the worst accidents,” the report states, noting, “Bad weather, however, just exposes faulty equipment. While Energy Transfer Partners and other companies portray weather related accidents as unavoidable, they are in reality a result of poor planning and neglected maintenance. For example, the largest tank fire in history happened in south Louisiana in 2001. Because it occurred during a storm, Orion Refining blamed the weather. In truth, a faulty drain on the tank sank the roof, exposed the gasoline and attracted lightning.”

According to the report, ETP’s horrendous track record over the two-year period in the analysis — including the contamination of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania, and the Red River in Louisiana —

“thereby confirm[s] the concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe who fear the Dakota Access Pipeline would pollute the Missouri River.”

“Sunoco and ETP accidents stretch from Texas to Massachusetts,” asserted Dr. Ezra Boyd, a geographer with DisasterMap.net who analyzed data for the report.

“While these accidents cover a large area of the map, the Bayou Bridge pipeline would put an entirely new area at risk: south central Louisiana, including the Atchafalaya Basin.”

EcoWatch reports:

“Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners owns about 71,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products and crude oil pipelines across the country.

“The report lists 42 known oil spills, 11 natural gas spills, nine gasoline spills, three propane spills, two ‘other’ spills and two ‘unknown’ spills. Those 69 incidents led to eight injuries, five evacuations and a total damage dollar amount of $300,000. In all, the total known amount of various substances spilled was 544,784 gallons.”

Pipeline companies and the oil and gas industry contend pipelines are the safest means of transporting fossil fuels — and, in comparison to rail and tanker truck methods, they are technically correct.

However, while pipeline accidents occur less frequently, the quantity of oil released tends to be far larger, given the substance is under pressure to flow through the lines and equipment tasked with sensing and stopping leaks doesn’t always function properly — meaning many accidents in desolated areas aren’t discovered immediately.

Take the case of a North Dakota wheat farmer less than two miles from where water protectors remain encamped in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, which will run under the Missouri River’s Lake Oahe reservoir and could threaten the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation’s water supply, and that of around 18 million people downstream.

In 2013, Steve Jensen discovered thick, black, crop-killing crude contaminating a distant corner of one of his wheat fields — not realizing at the time a pipeline under the property had bled nearly one million gallons of the hydrocarbon. Tesoro Corporation got the alert for the spill from Jensen, not from remote pipeline sensors as it should have, and has since dug 50 feet in some areas to alleviate the environmental nightmare sprawling across the land the size of 13 football fields.

Now estimated to soar to $60 million, the cleanup isn’t projected to ever reach full completion.

Incidentally, that spill — and a second belching 176,000 gallons into Ash Coulee Creek — were the handiwork of six-inch steel pipelines. Dakota Access, in comparison, is a 30-inch steel pipeline slated to transport nearly 20 million gallonsdaily.

Nasty track record aside, ETP has nearly completed construction on DAPL — to the condemnation of the Standing Rock Sioux and a global movement of water protectors seeking to halt all new fossil fuel infrastructure and shift to renewable energy. And DAPL, like the Tesoro pipeline under the Jensens’ field, will be located underground in bedrock — something ETP claims is the safest possible method of crossing the Missouri, no matter the evidence to the contrary.

This week, the final battle to halt Dakota Access began winding down in federal courts after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the easement necessary for ETP to complete the pipeline.

A judge denied the tribe’s request for an emergency restraining order to stop ETP from drilling under the river — but a new motion was filed by the tribe on Tuesday, attempting the same, under the premise an imperative environmental impact study should have been carried out as promised.

Dakota Access isn’t the only controversial pipeline project on Energy Transfer Partners’ roster — the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in Texas and Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana have sparked new encampments like those in Standing Rock as water protectors branch out from North Dakota.

Bayou Bridge — a relatively short, 162-mile pipeline planned to run through precarious ecosystems in the Louisiana bayou — is of particular concern to the Bucket Brigade, whose mission per the website is to “end petrochemical pollution” in the state. EcoWatch explains:

“The planned route crosses major bodies of water and important ecological sites, including the Atchafalaya Basin, Calcasieu, Vermillion and the Mermentau Rivers, as well as Bayou Lafourche and Bayou Teche. The Vermillion River and Bayou Lafourche are sources of drinking water and the Atchafalaya Basin is the country’s largest wetland and swamp, and home to several endangered species.”

With such an atrocious safety and spill record under its belt, Energy Transfer Partners seems so hell bent on profiteering, potential destruction of the environment matters little — if at all.

“Energy Transfer Partners’ records contradict their claim that pipelines are a safer way of transporting oil,” Renate Heurich of 350 Louisiana told EcoWatch. “Pipelines make transporting tar sands cheaper, thus stimulating dirty tar sands extraction despite low oil prices. The real question is: Why do we still invest in more pipeline infrastructure when we urgently need to invest in sustainable alternative energy sources?”

The real answer is simple, at least when it comes to ETP: profit from foreign markets. In preparing to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline, ETP worked furiously behind the scenes to ensure a ban on the export of unrefined crude in place since the 1970s would be lifted specifically so the company could cash in on exporting the Bakken sweet, light crude it would carry.

That single act of surreptitious legislative legerdemain opened the crude and cash floodgates for Big Oil — nearly guaranteeing the fossil fuel industry will opportune the chance to run roughshod over anyone or anything in the way of profit, while duplicitously claiming in the face of evidence otherwise that pipelines are perfectly safe.

 

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The Annual March Demand Justice for Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada*

The Annual March Demand Justice for Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada*

Indigenous protesters march before the start of a meeting between chiefs and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa January 11, 2013. | Photo: Reuters

Indigenous protesters march before the start of a meeting between chiefs and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa January 11, 2013. | Photo: Reuters

As many as thousands of Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing in Canada — a crisis finally being investigated with a national inquiry.

Hundreds of women marched Tuesday for the Annual Women’s Memorial March held on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to honor the memory of all women who have died due to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence as part of a national crisis of at least 1,200 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada.

“Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women from the Downtown Eastside still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss,” the Women’s Memorial March Committee said in a statement.

“Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal action to address these tragedies or the systemic nature of gendered violence, poverty, racism, or colonialism.”

The march was founded 25 years ago when Cheryl Ann Joe, 26-years-old and mother of three, was assaulted for two hours, mutilated and then murdered in East Vancouver. Her killing was one among what advocates estimate could be thousands of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women — much higher than the official police estimate of 1,200 victims.

The annual march is held in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, known for its high rate of poverty, sex work and for being home to North America’s first safe injection site that supports drug users in the area with a focus on public health. The neighbourhood is also an epicenter of activism around issues of affordable housing, poverty and inequality, and movements have been organizing in the area to raise awareness about violence toward Indigenous women for decades.

“We didn’t want it just to be about Cheryl — her mother Linda Joe wanted it to be about all of the women whose lives were taken,” Joe’s cousin Melodie Casella told Canada’s CBC.

Brian Allender, Cheryl’s killer, is currently serving a life sentence at the Mountain Institution in Agassiz, British Colombia, but the victim’s family is still deploring with what they see as many “flaws” in the justice system.

Among those challenges is the fact that Allender has already been on 59 work releases, according to CBC, including seven releases within the community under escort. The family says Cheryl’s killer is still “not accountable” for the crime after 25 years, and they hope that the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women — launched in 2015 — will grapple with the problems they have faced in the justice system.

The annual march is a long-standing public display of the anger and frustration around the issue of systematic and colonial violence toward First Nations communities, especially women. For years it has been one of many initiatives aimed at drawing attention to the lack of government action on the crisis.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government finally launched in 2015 a national inquiry to investigate the hundreds of cases after widespread calls were unanswered for years under conservative former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Though welcomed by First Nations communities and allies, the national inquiry — and Trudeau’s larger promise to renew relations with Indigenous people — has also faced criticism.

In 2014, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported that 1,017 Aboriginal women had been murdered in the country between 1980 and 2012, and another 108 are still missing under suspicious circumstances. Trudeau’s ministers of women and Indigenous affairs have said that the accurate number of victims is likely much higher.

Rights groups have long been demanding that law enforcement agencies do more to prevent and solve crimes directed at the community.

 

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Mass Sexual Assault by Refugees in Germany was Fake News*

Mass Sexual Assault by Refugees in Germany was Fake News*

Reports of mass sexual assaults on women in Frankfurt on New Year’s Eve allegedly committed by dozens of drunken refugees, and which initially appeared in Germany’s Bild newspaper, were made up and are “completely baseless,” police said.

The story about mass sexual assaults by refugees in the Fressgass Street area in downtown Frankfurt was reported by Bild earlier in February. The article has since been taken down.

One of the victims, Irina A., 27, told Bild: “They [the migrants] grabbed me under the skirt, between my legs, my breasts, everywhere….More and more of these guys came. Their hands were everywhere,” the Express said, quoting the original report.

Her words were supported by Jan Mai, a local pub owner, who said that a mob of Arabs was “highly aggressive, there was shouting and hand gestures.”

“When I came in, the whole place was full with a group of around 50 Arabs. They did not speak German, drank our guests’ drinks and danced towards them. The women asked me for help because they were being attacked. The mood changed completely,” he told Bild, as cited by the Express.

It was claimed the migrants came from a refugee centre in Hesse state, where Frankfurt is located, the Local said, citing the original report.

Police started an investigation into the alleged incidents and on Tuesday released a report stating that the allegations of mass sexual assaults had been invented.

“There were no massive mob-like attacks by masses of refugees in Fressgass [Street]. The allegations were groundless,” police said.

In the article several people “reported about sexual assaults, bodily injuries, thefts and extremely aggressive behavior of masses of refugees. Media interest in these descriptions was very high. The police were not aware of these circumstances,” the statement said.

According to police, “interviews with alleged witnesses, guests and employees led to major doubts with the version of events that had been presented.

One of the alleged victims was not even in Frankfurt at the time the allegations are said to have taken place,” the report said.

The Bild editorial team quickly apologizedfor this inaccurate reporting and the accusations against those concerned.”

“This reporting does not correspond in any way to the journalistic standards of Bild,” the newspaper said in a statement.

 

Bild said that the alleged witnesses – the pub owner and his staff – talked of mass sexual assaults to other media outlets.

“We apologize for our own work. I’ll shortly announce what Bild will do about it,” online editor-in-chief Julian Reichelt tweeted.

The Bild story appeared to prompt comparisons with the Cologne attacks committed on New Year’s Eve in 2015. Back then, groups of North African men sexually assaulted hundreds of women in the city.

A German police report from November revealed the latest figures on the crimes committed on New Year’s Eve 2015 across Germany: 881 sexual offenses involving over 1,231 women. The victims were almost all young women.

Apart from Germany, similar sex attacks allegedly took place on New Year’s Eve that year in Sweden, Austria, Finland and Switzerland.

Yes, assaults took place… and they’ve been taking place on an increasing basis in cities across the West for years. These assaults are being been carried out NOT primarily by newly-arrived immigrants, but by nationals and longer-term residents of European countries (ie, by people already living in Europe’s ghettos before the waves of arrivals after NATO destroyed Libya and Syria) – a fact that has everything to do with the West’s internal economic, political and moral collapse, and little to do with ‘outsiders coming for our wimmins’.

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Ex British Ambassador Tells How U.K., US, and George Bush Sr. Scripted Iraq and Afghanistan Wars*

Ex British Ambassador Tells How U.K., US, and George Bush Sr. Scripted Iraq and Afghanistan Wars*

In 2009, Murray left his diplomat position to speak out against government corruption and the ‘House of Torture’ still occurring in the Stalinist Russian Gulags – including children being tortured in front of their parents; broken bottles forced into the victim’s anus; and feet being held over fires to burn – which operated to get “false” intelligence to provide the basis for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

An ex-British government diplomat and ambassador of 20 years has come forward and given a public address about what he has witnessed on the ‘inside’ of the United Kingdom’s corrupt government.

Craig Murray was once a very patriotic man, admittingly going into his ambassador’s position somewhat naïve. Only 6 months after accepting his position, Murray states publicly how much his views of his nation and the systems in place internationally, had changed him.

On the Lead-Up to the Iraq War…

He says point blank to his audience:

“I discovered that in the country where I was ambassador [Uzbekistan], we [U.K.] and the Americans were shipping people in order for them to be tortured. And some of them were tortured to death.

“It was at the same time, about a month later, we invaded Iraq, against the will of the Security Council. Not just without permission of the Security Council, but in the full knowledge that if we had gone to the Security Council we’d have been voted down,” Murray said.

Murray continues, telling how he saw the internal memos passed around.

“I know for certain…I can tell you they knew there weren’t any [weapons of mass destruction in Iraq] It wasn’t a mistake. It was a lie…it’s impossible to be proud of the United Kingdom.”

On the Afghan War…

The president of Afghanistan from 2009 to 2014, Karzai was also a lead consultant for former U.S. president George Bush Senior’s energy company Unocal. Unocal asked the Taliban to provide security for the pipeline’s construction, and when the Taliban said no, the U.S. invaded.

Murray goes on to explain why the Afghan war also occurred – in the name of natural resources.

Naming former U.S. President George Bush Sr. as a main player on the Unocal energy board, a company that in conjunction with Enron, organized to build gas pipelines from Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan, over Afghanistan and down to the Indian Ocean, Murray tells of the real reasons behind the Afghanistan War and the private interests invested.

Murray claimed the consultants – also employed by George Bush Sr. – asked the Taliban initially, if they would provide security for the pipeline construction. Because the Taliban refused, the United States invaded.

They did have a “Plan B” however. According to Murray during his speech, the consultants for Bush’s Unocal included a Mr Karzai, who went on to become the president of Afghanistan from 2009 to 2014.

Uzbekistan and Torture is Far More Important than You Think…

Murray’s speech was given in Dec. 2016. It followed his banning to enter the United States in Sept. 2016 for undisclosed reasons, other than the Department of Homeland Security stating the once highly regarded British ambassador to Uzbekistan was now on a ‘list.’

Murray was due to honour former CIA agent turned whistle-blower, John Kiriakou, for his part in exposing the Bush-era torture program with the Sam Adams award, which he himself received 10 years earlier for displaying integrity and “moral courage in the midst of wrong doing on the part of the state.”

In 2009, Murray left his diplomat position to speak out against government corruption and the ‘House of Torture’ still occurring in the Stalinist Russian Gulags – including children being tortured in front of their parents; broken bottles forced into the victim’s anus; and feet being held over fires to burn – which operated to get “false” intelligence to provide the basis for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Murray, however, wrestled with his conscience and exposed his government’s knowledge and the United States’ condoning of the “most sadistic methods of torture by Uzbek authorities” used to “extract information” to give to the western governments between at least 2002-2004

“Murray uncovered a torture infrastructure within the country that once silenced Uzbeki dissidents and fed the Americans shaky intelligence they were so desperate for, as the War on Terror on Iraq and Afghanistan began to unravel.”

Murray, after reporting the details to London head office, was told to stop “over-focusing on human rights” and focus more on “commercial rights,” Murray said at his speech.

Murray essentially became a whistle-blower after what he witnessed. Uzbekistan, was viewed by the U.S. and the U.K. as a long-term interest, primarily over “profiting from its oil reserves and geopolitical position,” reports The Real News.

Fast forward from Murray’s 2009’s accusations to expand on these disturbing revelations of the western interests over Uzbekistan – to 2016 – and Murray continues to enlighten the public of the evils of the western government today, not dissuaded by potential dangers, but holding his moral ground with his head held high.

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