Irish protests against killing women by ‘pro-life’ rules


This video from Ireland says about itself:

Nov 18, 2012 by Trade Union TV Ireland

March to protest the horrific state of affairs as it stands in Ireland, where Savita Halappanavar in the year 2012 in an Irish hospital died suffering and in pain after being denied an abortion she and her husband repeatedly requested.

Enough is enough. No more women can die.

From the Garden of Remembrance to the Dáil, where we will hold a candlelight vigil in conjunction with Galway Pro-Choice to grieve Savita’s unnecessary death. Bring a candle to light to mark her loss.

We will have one speaker at the Garden of Remembrance to start our protest then we’ll march to the Dáil and at 5pm we will light our candles in solidarity with the vigil taking place then in Galway.

Video © Paula Geraghty

This video from Ireland is called Protest at death of Savita, denied an abortion in Irish hospital.

Murderer Breivik’s German nazi links


This video from Britain:

Anders Breivik not first terrorist linked to EDL

People oppose the EDL because of what it is, not because of what some EDL activists say they’d like it to be, and the facts are simple – the EDL is being used as a Trojan horse by Nazis and BNP activists.

From Reuters:

Norway killer Breivik wrote to German far-right suspect: Spiegel

BERLIN | Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:08pm EST

Anders Behring Breivik, who slaughtered 77 people in Norway last year, has written to a far-right gang member in Germany charged with helping in a series of racist killings, calling her a hero of national resistance, a German magazine reported.

Der Spiegel weekly reproduced on Sunday part of the letter the far-right Breivik sent to Beate Zschaepe, charged this month with involvement in the murders of nine immigrants – including eight from Turkey – and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007.

Zschaepe was a member of an underground cell called the National Socialist Underground (NSU), which police discovered by chance about a year ago. Two other male members of the gang were found dead.

The case raised concerns that German authorities had underestimated for decades the far-right threat. Several top intelligence officials have resigned since media revealed documents possibly linked to the NSU had been shredded.

Breivik addressed Zshaepe as “Dear Sister”, according to Der Spiegel, in his letter dated May 7, 2012 – a time when he was on trial in Oslo. “We are both among the first rain drops which indicate that there is a massive purifying storm approaching Europe,” the letter read.

“We are both martyrs for the conservative revolution and you should be extremely proud of your sacrifice and efforts. Know that your sacrifice is being celebrated in northern Europe by tens of thousands of cultural conservatives,” he wrote.

Breivik, who set off a bomb in Oslo before going on a shooting rampage on an island where teenagers were on a summer camp, was found sane by the Oslo court in August and jailed for the maximum 21-year term, although this can be extended. He saw himself as a warrior against Islam.

Der Spiegel also reported that Breivik called on Zaepsche to use her trial as a platform to espouse her views, as he had tried to do, but the magazine did not show that part of the letter.

In an interview with Der Spiegel, Federal Prosecutor Harald Range said he believed Zschaepe, who gave herself up, was involved in all the murders. The trio had “planned everything, organized everything and in the end carried out everything together”, he said.

(Reporting By Madeline Chambers; editing by David Stamp)

Goosanders, mandarin duck and robin


Today, to the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen nature reserve.

As we stopped to pick someone up, three ring-necked parakeets calling, flying overhead.

Immediately after the reserve entrance, three fallow deer. They are not shy, as there is no hunting here.

In the Oranjekom pond: male and female tufted ducks. Also gadwall ducks. A little grebe. A grey heron lands.

Nuthatch and great spotted woodpecker sound.

Female and male goosanders cleaning their feathers, 18 November 2012

In the next pond, from the hide, four female and one male goosanders.

Three female and one male goosanders, 18 November 2012

Four female goosanders, 18 November 2012

A bit further away on that pond, a male mandarin duck.

Mandarin duck, 18 November 2012

A great tit in a tree on the bank.

Mallard ducks. Male and female teal.

A coot. Two moorhens.

Now, a blue tit and a robin in the tree on the bank.

A bit later, a juvenile great cormorant flies over a canal.

A chaffinch in a tree. A buzzard in another tree.

Robin singing, 18 December 2012

A singing robin on a shrub.

Robin, 18 December 2012

Further, as we walk back, a marsh tit in a low tree.

A Canada goose grazes near a canal.

Finally, just before the exit, coral spot fungi growing on a fallen branch.

Bahrain bans anti-Gaza war protests


This video from the USA is called Former CNN journalist Amber Lyon & Joe Rogan talk about Bahrain dictatorship.

From AFP news agency:

Bahrain bans pro-Gaza march

After a protest ban announced last month, Bahrain continued to reject requests by various groups to organize a pro-Gaza march, instead allowing sit-ins in office building

Sunday 18 Nov 2012

Bahrain rejected requests by several groups to organise a pro-Gaza march on Sunday, after a protest ban announced last month, but instead allowed sit-ins in office buildings, the interior ministry said.

“Several political associations asked that they be allowed to organise a march to the UN offices in Manama this afternoon (Sunday) under the slogan ‘Save Gaza’,” a ministry statement received by AFP said.

Israel launched a ferocious air operation against the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in retaliation for rocket attacks by the militant groups. So far more than 50 Palestinians and three Israelis have died, with hundreds of people wounded.

Bahrain’s interior ministry “told the organisers that their requests for a march have been rejected in order to preserve security in implementation of the decision to ban demonstrations and gatherings,” it said.

Instead, it “suggested holding solidarity sit-ins in the headquarters” of these groups, it said.

Late last month, Bahrain banned all protests and gatherings to ensure “security is maintained,” after clashes between Shiite-led demonstrators and security forces in the Sunni-ruled country.

The Gulf state has experienced unrest since March last year when the authorities crushed protests led by the Shiite Muslim majority demanding greater rights.

Bahrain: Serious concerns over the Deterioration of Physical and Mental health of a Prisoner of Conscience: here.

Israeli warplanes and gunboats intensified their attacks on Palestinian homes and institutions throughout the Gaza Strip over the weekend, bringing the death toll to more than 75: here.