This video is about wrynecks.
This video is about wrynecks.
This 2017 video, recorded in Barcelona, Catalonia is called Peter Mertens, Workers’ Party of Belgium PTB PVDA.
From Thursday this week till today, there are European parliament elections in many countries.
There are not yet official election results from any country. They will come late this night or on Monday.
In Belgium today, there were not just European elections; but also elections for the national parliament and the regional assemblies of Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels.
There are already partial results and exit polls.
The results so far from Flanders say that all three parties of the previous government coalition, the right-wing NVA Flemish nationalists, the ‘centre-right’ Christian Democrats, and the pro-Big Business Open VLD lost many votes.
Among the opposition parties, the SP.A, social democrats infected by Blairism, lost many votes as well.
The green party Groen won some votes.
The PVDA, the party to the left of social democracy, won many votes, managing to elect MPs for the first time in the Flemish parliament and in the Flemish constituencies of the Belgian parliament.
Flemish TV interviewed various politicians on the results. Luk Van Biesen, businessman and MP for the Open VLD (the sister party of the British Liberal Democrats, the German FDP etc.) reacted, saying that the ‘centrist‘ parties should start coalition talks with the racist Vlaams Belang. He justified that by claiming that the ‘centrist‘ politicians have no taboo against talking to the ‘extreme left’, so there should similarly be no taboo in talking to the far right.
These words by Mr Van Biesen are mysterious. Unless he considers the ‘centre-left’ SP.A, far more ‘centre’ than ‘left’ and infected by Blairism, to be ‘extreme left’. The Open VLD has sometimes been in coalitions with the SP.A.
Van Biesen cannot mean the PVDA in his remark about coalitions with the ‘extreme left’. As the PVDA today for the first time ever in Flanders has elected MPs. Young Open VLD members disagree with Van Biesen: they say they ‘never ever’ want cooperation with Vlaams Belang.
Peter Mertens, chair of the PVDA, reacted to his party’s election victory. He called it a victory for free health care, against poverty and against right-wing politicians’ plans to make workers work longer hours.
It is good that, against the ‘centrist‘ government policies of austerity, there will be now in parliament not just the fake Vlaams Belang alternative, but also our real leftist alternative, Mertens said. Even though the official Belgian media paid 20 times more attention to the Vlaams Belang election campaign than to the PVDA campaign. The slogan of Vlaams Belang is: ‘Our own [Aryan] people first’; according to Mertens, they really mean: Rich people first.
This video shows Mertens’ speech on the election results.
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This 26 May 2019 video says about itself:
Footage shows a heavy police presence as protesters hold signs, chant and march through the streets.
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump concluded a four-day trip to Japan where he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In their talks the pair continued to push ahead with their agenda for increased military and economic pressure on China, which includes the remilitarization of Japan and preparations for war: here.
From daily News Line in Britain:
25th May 2019
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: ‘Many of the underlying issues at Grenfell were due to unsafe conditions that had been allowed to fester under Tory governments and a council for which Theresa May bears ultimate responsibility.
‘The inquiry she launched has kicked scrutiny of corporate and government interests into the long-grass, denying families and survivors justice, while allowing business as usual to continue for the wealthy. For the outgoing Prime Minister to suggest that her awful response to Grenfell is a proud part of her legacy is, frankly, disgraceful.’
The ‘shambolic’ Conservative party is incapable of governing and a general election is the ‘only honourable’ way forward the leader of the Unite union said yesterday after May announced that she is standing down as prime minister.
‘This farce has to end. The challenges before our country are too great and the need to restore fairness to our society too urgent, they are ill-served by this pantomime. A general election now is the only honourable and sensible way forward.’