Red squirrels video


This is a video of playful red squirrels in the Netherlands.

Bradley Manning demonstrations in Britain


This video from England says about itself:

10 July 2012

4th of July Independence FROM America demonstration at the US base at Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, organised by CAAB: the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases. We hear a lot about US occupations of other countries, but little about the military occupation of Britain by the US. Menwith Hill is run by America as a spy base, with the ability to listen in to all our phone calls and intercept our emails, and claims the name ‘RAF Menwith Hill‘ rather than the more appropriate ‘USAF’ on account of its sole British military officer. All the rest are American.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Activists mark Manning‘s 1,000th day behind bars

Sunday 24 February 2013

World-wide protests took place on Saturday in defence of United States soldier Bradley Manning, imprisoned for allegedly leaking military information to the WikiLeaks website.

In more than 70 cities and other locations, his supporters gathered to mark the 1,000th day of Private Manning‘s imprisonment without trial.

Among the protests was a demonstration in Yorkshire, outside the US electronic eavesdropping centre at Menwith Hill.

The centre, which employs more than 1,000 US military and civilian staff, is part of a satellite-linked network gathering military, political and economic information which is fed back to the US.

Nominally named RAF Menwith Hill, the base is run by the US’s National Security Agency.

The demonstration there was organised by the Yorkshire-based Campaign for Accountability of American bases.

Campaign joint co-ordinator Lindis Percy, who has been arrested hundreds of times for actions at Menwith Hill and other bases, was among those at the facility on Saturday.

In the US there is growing public awareness of Pte Manning‘s case and an extensive support network has built up.

Pte Manning allegedly leaked hundreds of thousands of documents, cables and images about US military and political activity.

Among the secrets said to have been exposed by the former military intelligence analyst were orders from Hilary Clinton to spy on United Nations diplomats, which is illegal under international law.

A video was also released to WikiLeaks showing a US helicopter gunship in Iraq opening fire on civilians, injuring two children and killing their father.

If found guilty of the 22 charges, which include leaking information helpful to an enemy, 25-year-old Pte Manning could face a lifetime in military custody.

His lawyers say he has already been driven to near-suicide by his imprisonment and treatment at the hands of the US military.

Bradley Manning Support Network’s Jeff Patterson said: “A heroic young man faces life in prison for exposing the truth.”

In addition to the demonstration at Menwith Hill, on Saturday there were protests in Australia, Germany, France, South Korea, Belgium and from coast to coast in the US.

Demonstrators picketed the United States electronic snooping base at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire last night in protest at the treatment of 166 Guantanamo Bay hunger-strikers and at US drone assassinations: here.

The New York Times’ Bill Keller smears Bradley Manning: here.

US must prove that Manning knowingly helped Al-Qaeda – rules US judge: here.

Green woodpecker in the snow, video


This video from the Netherlands shows a green woodpecker in the snow, 19 February this year.

Green woodpecker photo: here.

Buzzard eats balloon, video


This video from the Netherlands shows a buzzard, trying to eat a balloon.

Balloons contribute much to “plastic soup” pollution and may kill birds and other animals.

How Balloons Hurt Birds: here.

Coot on the ice, video


This video of a coot in the ice was filmed in Ter Aar in the Netherlands on 7 February 2013 by Annet Piet.