Shell forces workers to attend Trump rally

This 18 August 2019 CNN TV video from the USA says about itself:

Union workers told to attend Trump speech or lose pay

Workers at the Pennsylvania petrochemical plant where President Donald Trump spoke were told that if they didn’t attend the event, they either had to use paid time off or receive no pay for the day.

The CNN caption to this YouTube video does not mention who owns that Monaca, Pennsylvania petrochemical plant. Which produces plastic. It is Shell oil multinational corporation. Yes, the same Shell that covered up the climate change science which Donald Trump hates so much. The same Shell which wants oil drilling in the oil spill prone Arctic environment. The same Shell which causes very damaging earthquakes with its drilling in Groningen province in the Netherlands and elsewhere. The same Shell which hires thugs in Ireland for violence against local small farmers and other opponents of its environmentally hazardous plans. The same Shell which pollutes Nigeria. The same Shell which bribed Nigerian soldiers and hired thugs for violence against Nigerian environmentalists. The same Shell which profited from George W Bush’s and Tony Blair’s Iraq war. The same Shell advising NATO on neo-colonial and potentially nuclear wars.

Workers were ordered not to protest or show any ‘resistance’ at Trump rally in Pennsylvania: here.

This 17 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Pittsburgh plant workers revealed they had to go to Donald Trump’s rally or go without pay

President Trump trashed union leadership at a Shell plant even after management forced its unionized workers to attend one of his hate speeches at their plant, or lose pay.

Trump visited a Shell petrochemical plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this past Tuesday, but today the news slipped out about the coercive methods used to guarantee a larger audience for his maniacal rantings.

This 14 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Dozens Protest President Trump‘s Visit to Cracker Plant

Dozens of protestors and some Trump supporters gathered outside the Beaver County Courthouse on Tuesday. KDKA’s Ross Guidotti reports.

Trump prefers nazis to anti-nazis

This 18 August 2019 video from the USA is called Trump Is Worried Antifa Might Hurt Nazis.

Meanwhile, anti-fascists have killed 0 (zero) people. Meanwhile, neo-fascists are killing more and more people, clearly surpassing jihadists.

PROUD BOYS: TRUMP MADE PORTLAND A SUCCESS A former Infowars staffer who organized the Proud Boys protest in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday deemed the “mission” a success because Trump sided with the right-wing extremist group against anti-fascists. [HuffPost]

PROUD BOYS SAY IT OUT LOUD For years, the Proud Boys have helped organize violent gatherings in Portland, Oregon, thinly veiled as political freedom rallies in order to secure permits or police escorts. This week, the group’s leader admitted the truth: The events are intended to spur fights, waste city resources and win a game of optics against their anti-fascist nemeses. [HuffPost]

USA: Neo-Nazi ‘Atomwaffen Division’ holding live-fire militia trainings at ‘The Base’ near Spokane: report: here.

WHITE NATIONALIST ARRESTED FOR ANTI-SEMITIC THREATS White nationalist James Patrick Reardon was arrested over the weekend for threatening to shoot up a Jewish community center in Youngstown, Ohio, police said. He is being held on charges of telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing.  [HuffPost]

Twenty coastal birds and their calls, video

This video is about twenty coastal birds from Europe, and their calls.

They are:

1. Turnstone Arenaria interpres
2. Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
3. Redshank Tringa totanus
4. Herring gull Larus argentatus
5. Dunlin Calidris alpina
6. Bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica
7. Sanderling Calidris alba
8. Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
9. Common gull Larus canus
10. Black-headed gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus / Larus ridibundus
11. Great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
12. Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
13. Common tern Sterna hirundo
14. Curlew Numenius arquata
15. Eider duck Somateria mollissima
16. Little tern Sternula albifrons
17. Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus
18. Red knot Calidris canutus
19. Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
20. Great black-backed gull Larus marinus

Neo-fascist terrorism getting worse

Extreme right terrorism, Western Europe and North America, 2002-2017

This graph is about extreme right terrorism in Western Europe and North America, 2002-2017. The 2011 high number of deaths is caused by the attacks by Anders Breivik in Oslo and on Utøya island in Norway then.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Breivik and Tarrant as heroes: right-wing extremist terrorism on the rise

He was a chosen one of “Saint Tarrant“. Eg, the suspect of last week’s attack on a mosque in Oslo referred to the man who shot dozens of mosque visitors in March in Christchurch, New Zealand. As his example.

The weekend before, a man in the US American border city of El Paso shot 22 people. He had aimed at Latin American immigrants and the suspect of this attack also called Tarrant a source of inspiration.

Statistics suggest that the call for violence against minorities is being followed more often by people like Brenton Tarrant. In Western Europe and the US, the number of attacks by the extreme right extreme nationalist side has risen sharply, according to several studies.

‘Wave of extreme right-wing violence

In the USA, after the attacks of September 11, 2001, more deaths have occurred due to extreme right-wing violence than by jihadists. In Europe, … right-wing extremists committed more attacks [than jihadists]. In Western Europe, there were 28 in 2017, the highest number in almost twenty years, according to the Global Terrorism Index.

“There is a wave of extreme right-wing violence in Western Europe: from hate crimes to attacks”, says Daniel Köhler. He is the founder of the German Institute on Radicalization and Deradicalization (GIRDS) and conducted research into extreme right-wing violence in the US and Europe. “We are increasingly seeing individuals such as Breivik and Tarrant becoming role models or heroes for young men who want to storm into a mosque with a weapon.”

According to Köhler, the rise of right-wing extremism in Europe coincides with the refugee crisis. Extremist groups responded to the fear among some of the population about the arrival of millions of refugees in Europe.

Germany took the most refugees and there was a peak in 2015 and 2016 in the number of bombings and arson attacks against immigrants or ethnic minorities. The extremes of specifically this type of violence leveled out afterwards, but the number of incidents of extreme violence by the right-wing extremist side doubled from 2017 to 2018.

Intelligence services in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the United States and the Netherlands warn of the growing danger of right-wing extremism. The Dutch AIVD concluded that there is a slight upturn in our country, but that it has hardly led to violence. With the exception of, eg, the arson at a mosque in Enschede in 2016.

According to Köhler, conspiracy theories play a crucial role in radicalization. “We know from research that people act violently faster if they strongly believe in it.” Internet forums and social media make it easier to disseminate such theories quickly and anonymously.

The ‘great replacement‘ is seen as one of the most influential conspiracy theories from the right-radical side. The Norwegian Breivik and the Australian Tarrant referred to this replacement theory in their manifestos. The essence of it is that the white population in Europe and the US supposedly would be replaced by an “invasion” of immigrants.

Philip Manshaus (21), the suspect of the attack on the mosque in Oslo, is said to have been an online proponent of this theory. And El Paso suspect Patrick Crusius (21) told police that his attack was a reaction to the “Latin invasion“.

According to Köhler, the anti-immigrant rhetoric of President Trump has a major influence on the increase in right-wing extremism in the US. “He uses language that, from a German perspective, is reminiscent of a National Socialist [nazi] regime. He dehumanizes immigrants and stirs up fear.”

Extremists use this rhetoric as justification for their actions, says the German researcher. As an example, he mentions the man who sent bomb packages to critics of Trump.

The rise of right-wing populist parties in Europe, with a similar message to Trump, has had a similar effect, according to Köhler.

Once again: racists should not be called ‘populists’.