Argentine torture dictatorship, no rehabilitation


Ths video says about itself:

Argentina: Human Rights Movements To Preserve Achievements

20 June 2016

Human Rights movements in Argentina have launched an initiative to confront what they believe is an attempt to destroy the achievements made during the last decade in the investigation of state terrorism during the country’s last dictatorship. The move comes after an official of the government of Mauricio Macri questioned the number of forcefully disappeared people during Argentina’s last dictatorship. from Buenos Aires, Laureano Ponce, with the details.

Extreme right violence, theory and practice


This video from the USA says about itself:

Is America A Terrorist Nation Exporting White Supremacy?

18 June 2016

A British white supremacy supporter was aided by American white supremacists in his ideology and weapons building. Thomas Mair killed female British politician Jo Cox for her political and social views. As he killed her, he is reported to have shouted a nationalistic slogan. Remind you of anyone?

The recent murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox by neonazi Thomas Mair; the massacres in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik; the attempted murder of five human beings, including Ms Henriette Reker, then mayoral candidate, now mayor of Cologne in Germany: what is the theory behind this, and other extreme right violence?

In the case of Thomas Mair, it seems to be decades of reading pro-South African apartheid writings, and the nazi books which he had bought from the United States National Alliance. The Islamophobic witch hunts by the British corporate media seem to have done the rest.

Breivik mentioned lots of ‘inspiration’ for his crimes on the Internet, including writings of Islamophobes like Geert Wilders in the Netherlands.

The refugee-hating would be knife murderer of Ms Reker and others had a decades long experience in extreme right outfits, commemorating Adolf Hitler’s deputy fuehrer Rudolf Hess and similar things.

While the officially proclaimed targets of the far right are ‘dangerous’ Muslims, ‘dangerous’ communist revolutionaries and ‘dangerous’ anarchist revolutionaries, in these three cases the victims of the violence did not fit into these target categories.

Jo Cox was no red revolutionary, but a ‘center left’ Labour party reformist. Nevertheless, in the eyes of Thomas Mair and his ilk, she was a ‘commie’ for opposing hatred against Muslims and refugees.

Most of the people murdered by Breivik were teenage supporters of the Norwegian ‘center left’ social democratic party. Again, in the eyes of Breivik and his ilk, ‘race traitors’ for not doing enough to stop refugees and other immigrants.

Ms Reker in Cologne was not even ‘center left’, rather ‘center right’. However, she refused to go along with anti-refugee lies; it almost cost her her life.

To understand a bit about how the extreme right see people with different views, I will translate some lines of songs by the racist political party Vlaams Blok (VB. They had to change their name after being convicted of racism, and are now called Vlaams Belang. A policeman, ex Vlaams Belang member, says that Vlaams Belang MPs still every year celebrate Hitler’s birthday in the Belgian parliament building).

This is the translation of lines from their song Ter Dood (Kill them), as published in the VB paper Branding:

Blood is flowing through the streets
Rats perish miserably in the gutter
But we won’t be satisfied with that
All leftists should die.

Kill them, kill them, all those leftists into the gutter,
Not words, but action. All those lefties in the streets,
All these red subhumans should go to the slaughterhouse
Beat them to death, beat them to death
All these leftists into the grave.

This is the translation of lines from the official song of the Vlaams Blok youth movement, written by Vlaams Belang MP Pieter Huybregts:

A Workers’ Party of Belgium member, a Moroccan
A Trot and a Nigerian nigger,
A communist, an oddball,
We will put all of them into coffins,
A big-mouthed red dog,
We will bury it under the ground!

A dirty Jew, a Maoist,
A French-speaking Belgian, a social democrat

would all suffer the same bloody fate according to Mr Pieter Huybregts then. And according to Mr Thomas Nair now.

Murdered Jo Cox was preparing exposure of British Islamophobes


Floral tributes to murdered MP Jo Cox

This photo shows Kim Leadbeater (right), the sister of murdered British Labour party MP Jo Cox, viewing floral tributes with her parents Jean and Gordon Leadbeater (centre) in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Jo Cox ‘was preparing report on far-right nationalists and rise of Islamophobia

MP was working with charity investigating rise in Islamophobic incidents in Britain

Harry Cockburn

1 hour ago

Labour MP Jo Cox was preparing a report for Parliament on the rise of Islamophobia and the dangers of aggressive nationalist radicals before she was killed outside her constituency surgery, it has emerged.

The mother of two died after being shot and stabbed in the street in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

The 41-year-old had recorded a video in which she spoke about preventing Islamophobia and said that in her constituency “many of our young women don’t feel safe when they’re out on the street”, according to the Times.

The video and report were both planned to be launched on June 29.

Ms Cox worked on the report with Tell Mama, a charity that monitors anti-Muslim incidents in the UK, and has warned of a surge in aggression and Islamophobia in the past year.

Tell Mama director Fiyaz Mughal told the Times that the organisation’s annual report would detail the escalation in anti-Muslim action in the UK last year.

He said significant clusters of far-right activity during that time had been in Yorkshire.

Mr Mughal said: “In the last 18 months South Yorkshire is one of the leading areas in the country [for Islamophobic incidents].”

Meanwhile, 77-year-old Bernard Kenny, who was stabbed in the abdomen while trying to help Ms Cox, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Thomas Mair, 52, from Birstall, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ court on Saturday, charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of a knife.

Mair gave his name to the court as “death to traitors, freedom for Britain”, and was remanded in custody until June 20 when a bail application will be heard.

See also here. And here. And here. And here.

Jo Cox was set to address parliament later this month about a surge in anti-Muslim attacks, especially against women, it has been revealed: here.

Syrian activists are paying tribute to Jo Cox, the UK Labour MP who was allegedly killed by the Neo-Nazi-affiliated Thomas Mair, The Independent reported Friday: here.

A message from the vigil for Jo Cox in Leeds (Pic: Andrew Brammer)

Racist hatred behind murder of Jo Cox: here.

The murder of Labour Party MP Jo Cox by the fascist Thomas Mair is being cynically utilised by the campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU), to be decided in Thursday’s referendum: here.

Racist massacre in Charleston, USA remembered


Before there was British murderer Thomas Mair who supported the South African apartheid regime, there was the South Carolina, USA supporter of South African apartheid and mass murderer Dylann Roof. This video from the USA says about itself:

NAACP President Dot Scott On The Charleston Church Shooting

19 June 2016

TYT Reporter Jordan Chariton spoke with the President of the NAACP Dot Scott about the tragic events in Charleston one year ago. John Iadarola (ThinkTank), Jimmy Dore, Wes Clark Jr., and Michael Wood Jr., hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

British extremists ranked alongside racist killers in shocking dossier of anti-Muslim activists. Former BNP chief Jim Dowson, racist groups the English and Scottish Defence Leagues and right-wing party Britain First have all been named and shamed: here.

Jo Cox murdered, British racist media complicit


British racist newspapers

This picture shows Islamophobic lunacy, whipped up by the British corporate media. The caption by Billy Bragg in Britain on Twitter to it is:

So how was Thomas Mair radicalised? Or if he is mentally ill, what triggered his violent attack on Jo Cox?

Jo Cox’ nazi murderer is a terrorist


This 17 June 2016 video from Brtain is called Why isn’t Jo Cox MP’s killer called a terrorist? #WhitePrivilege?

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Cox murder is terrorism

Saturday 18th June 2016

TODAY’S editorial ought to be a triumphant recognition that Rosena Allin-Khan has more than doubled Labour’s majority in Tooting following the by-election to replace London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

That a junior doctor should be adopted by Labour and then backed by the electorate, after Tory efforts to discredit these vital NHS workers, is an important development.

It confirms the trend of Labour doing well in most election contests, following Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership victory, in the face of allegations by the Tory media and many Labour MPs that a Corbyn-led Labour Party would be electorally toxic.

But, as significant as Allin-Khan’s win is, it pales in contrast to the vile murder of Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox in her constituency.

The cold-blooded killing of this woman is, above all, a personal tragedy for her family, especially her husband and two young children.

Among the massive outpouring of words of sympathy, solidarity and grief, Brendan Cox’s moving tribute to his wife stands out.

Expressing his conviction that she would have wanted their children “bathed in love” after this sickening deed, he added that he, family and friends would “work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.”

That note of resistance against those who would divide humanity on criteria of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation or generalised “otherness” is crucial.

The man questioned by police has been linked with neonazi and white supremacist groups over several years and appears to have bought materials giving information on how to improvise munitions.

As with Omar Mateen in Orlando, acquaintances of Tommy Mair suggest that he suffers with mental health problems.

But because Mateen launched his murderous spree in a gay club and Mair is said to have shouted “Britain First” as he attacked Cox, their deeds should be classified as terrorist crimes motivated, respectively, by homophobia and racism.

When the murderers of Pte Lee Rigby shouted “Allahu Akbar,” politicians and media did not hesitate to label their crime as terrorism, motivated by jihadist extremism.

Whatever Mair’s mental condition, his conduct was prepared and conditioned by a decades-long propaganda offensive in which media and politicians have primed and fed off each other.

A campaign that began half a century ago targeting black Commonwealth citizens has been fuelled by ministers in every government since, bringing in new restrictive legislation or warning of hordes of foreigners determined to come and undermine “the British way of life.”

Scares about black Commonwealth citizens have been enhanced by tales about Polish plumbers, Bulgarian and Romanian Gypsies, “bogus” refugees and, most sickening of all, the depiction of Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans fleeing wars started by our governments and allied powers as posing a “terrorist” threat to our state.

David Cameron, who accompanied Jeremy Corbyn to Birstall yesterday to lay flowers in memory to Jo Cox, has referred to desperate refugees seeking asylum in Britain as “a swarm of people.”

New Labour pledged “controls on immigration” at the last general election, even inscribing the slogan on a specially commissioned coffee mug.

Neither Cox nor Corbyn subscribed to demonisation of fellow human beings looking for help to recover from events beyond their own control.

Politicians who have waxed eloquently about her many qualities ought to draw one basic lesson from her life.

They should treat refugees as they themselves would hope to be treated and abandon the bad habit of telling scare stories about people fleeing war and poverty.

We have seen where that road leads.

See also here.