Don’t kill wigeons, Dutch judge says


This is a video about wigeon males and females in the Netherlands.

Sometimes, Dutch judges make wrong decisions. But sometimes, they make right decisions.

Translated from BirdLife in the Netherlands:

Tuesday, October 21

In Noord-Holland province for the time being wigeons, a duck species, are not allowed to be shot. The court in Haarlem decided last week in an emergency procedure that the exemption which provincial authorities had decided should be suspended. BirdLife in the Netherlands is pleased with the ruling.

Send Liberian refugee to Ebola, Dutch court says


This video says about itself:

Fighting the 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreak Street by Street | The New York Times

16 October 2014

Some ambulance workers in Monrovia have been infected with Ebola, while others have been attacked for not getting to patients in time. A week on the road as Liberia’s capital dips deeper into crisis.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Liberian sent back despite Ebola risk

Monday Oct 20, 2014, 19:49 (Update: 20-10-14, 20:14)

A 31-year-old man from Liberia should be deported to his native country. The court in Den Bosch decided this.

The man says that in Liberia he would be at real risk of infection by the Ebola virus. Therefore, expulsion would be contrary to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.

The judge said that the risk of infection is small and that the man can take measures to prevent contamination.

Such measures are expensive, unaffordable for poor refugees. Even nurses or doctors often don’t know the details of such measures, leading to these professionals getting Ebola anyway.

Let us ask these Den Bosch judges to prove their ‘small risk’ point. Ask them to accompany this refugee on this deportation flight to Liberia. And then, hear what coward subterfuges these judges will use in order not to have to go to Liberia.

Many ring ouzels migrating


This video from Britain says about itself:

BTO Bird ID – Ring Ouzel and Blackbird

13 April 2012

With Ring Ouzel migration about to reach its peak this wonderful thrush can turn up almost anywhere. Check out the latest identification video to help separate this species from Blackbird, both on the ground, in flight and by song.

Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists, 18 October 2014:

The past few days strikingly many ring ouzels were reported at the site trektellen.nl. On 13, 14 and 15 October at bird migration counting sites more than 500 were seen. Especially the east of the Netherlands was well endowed. The ring ouzels flew along in the large flow of redwings and other thrushes, which earlier this week migrated massively.

Young polecats at play, video


This video is about young polecats at play in the Netherlands.

Roel Vugts made this video.

‘Dutch government, don’t deport refugees to Ebola countries’


This 26 June 2014 video is called Monkey Meat and the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

“Asylum seekers should not be returned to Ebola countries”

Monday Oct 20, 2014, 11:06 (Update: 20-10-14, 11:17)

Teeven, Dutch State Secretary of Homeland Security and Justice, temporarily should not return asylum seekers to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the Ebola crisis. [Opposition parties] SP, D66, Christian Union and Green Left say so, reports The Morning radio show.

The opposition parties think it is inhumane to send back asylum seekers to those countries now. Also, the government has “double standards,” said D66 parliamentarian Schouw in the show. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends not to travel to those countries, but the Justice Department says that asylum seekers can be deported there OK.”

According to Schouw, the Netherlands should follow Belgium’s example. There, it has already been decided that asylum seekers will not be returned to countries where Ebola is rampant.

The world’s political and economic elite, the financial aristocracy that dominates the global capitalist system, will take only token measures to help the millions who face sickness and death in the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa. This is clear from the dismal response to appeals from doctors, nurses and aid workers fighting the epidemic, and from leaders of the three hardest-hit countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea: here.

TV audiences in Britain could be forgiven for believing that international aid is confined to US and British military personnel arriving in west Africa to build medical facilities, alongside representatives of Medecins Sans Frontieres. Thursday’s early morning BBC World News did let slip that medical teams from China were also there, but that’s it. Morning Star readers know the impact that socialist Cuba has in not only deploying 50,000 health professionals in 66 developing countries but in sending its teams immediately when crises erupt: here.

Fallow deer quarrel, video


It is fallow deer mating season now.

This video is about two males fighting in the Netherlands.

Gerard Beekman made the video.