Trump elected, US racists threaten Muslim genocide


This 27 November 2016 Bangladesh TV video is called Three California mosques receive hateful letters mentioning Trump.

By Andy Campbell in the USA:

Letters To California Mosques Praise Donald Trump, Promise Genocide

“You Muslims are a vile and filthy people.”

11/26/2016 05:35 pm ET

Religious leaders in California are calling for a police investigation after identical letters were sent to local mosques hailing President-elect Donald Trump and calling for death to Muslims.

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a statement asking for increased protection after the hate-filled letters were discovered at the Islamic centers of Long Beach and Claremont as well as a mosque in San Jose.

The handwritten and photocopied letters, received over the course of the week, were signed by “Americans for a Better Way.” They call Muslims “a vile and filthy people” who “worship the devil” and evoke Trump.

“There’s a new sheriff in town — President Donald Trump. He’s going to cleanse America and make it shine again. And, he’s going to start with you Muslims,” the letters read. “He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.”

CAIR leaders in San Francisco and Los Angeles didn’t initially want to bring the letters into the public spotlight to avoid copycats, but they acknowledged the need for police intervention once the diatribe was sent to a number of jurisdictions across the state, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We urge local law enforcement authorities to work with Muslim community leaders to ensure the safety of all houses of worship,” CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo said in a statement. “Our state’s political and religious leaders need to speak out against the mainstreaming of Islamophobia that we are witnessing in California and nationwide.”

Though Trump has said he isn’t aware of campaigns across the country to intimidate and hurt Muslims since his victory, the problem is rampant.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has tracked more than 700 acts of this kind of bias intimidation and harassment targeting Muslims, blacks, Latinos, immigrants and LGBTQ people since Election Day, though not every incident has been independently verified. The Huffington Post’s Christopher Mathias has identified at least 13 incidents in which Muslims have been attacked, harassed or threatened in Trump’s name.

San Jose police are reportedly investigating the letters. It wasn’t immediately clear whether police departments across the state would ramp up security in response to CAIR’s statement.

CAIR urges Muslim community members to report any incidents to police and to the organization’s civil rights department by calling 202-742-6420 or by filing a report online.

Have you been a victim of an act of harassment or discrimination? If so, we encourage you to report the incident to local authorities, and to send us an email about it at: trackinghate@huffingtonpost.com.

See also here.

‘Fear of Trump’ Is Making Some Children Physically Sick, Say Health Experts. As nation braces for what life under Trump will mean, anxieties are specifically growing among those targeted by president-elect: here.

#Notmypresident in South Korea


Koreans burn candles during protest against president in Seoul, AFP photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Hundreds of thousands of Koreans burn candles in protest against Park

Today, 11:38

In the South Korean capital Seoul, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators again took to the streets demanding the resignation of the discredited President Park Geun-hye. Because of the corruption scandal around the president protesters came for the fifth consecutive weekend.

According to the organizers, 800,000 people have responded to the call to protest. So far, the hour-long protests in downtown Seoul where protesters lit candles have always been peaceful.

Corruption affair

President Park is said to have allowed a confidante to exert considerable influence on policy and the appointment of ministers. This woman abused her relationship with the president to force companies to give money to funds that were managed by her. The confidante has been arrested, along with two other Park employees, and these three have been indicted.

President Park has twice apologized for the affair, but refuses to resign.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


This video says about itself:

18 November 2016

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and girls. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the socioeconomic impact of violence, and urges us to mobilize funding so that we may ensure a bright future free of violence for all women and girls.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

UN launches 17th violence against women day

Friday 25th November 2016

A PROGRAMME of action is being launched worldwide today to mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Events are being staged across Britain to highlight the problem of violence against women, which affects one third of all women over their lifetimes.

The UN launched the annual event on December 17 1999, with the intention of raising public awareness of the problem.

But for years before that women had organised themselves to protest and campaign for justice.

Women activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981, sparked by the brutal assassination of the Mirabal sisters in 1960.

The three women were political activists in the Dominican Republic, murdered on the orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo.

And in 1977 Women Reclaim the Night staged marches, vigils and protests in cities across Britain in response to police advice that women should stay home at night because of the danger posed by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 women and attacked seven others between 1975 and 1980.

This year’s 16 days of events in Britain include a march in Newcastle tomorrow to raise awareness of sexual assaults and domestic abuse against women.

TUC Northern Region women’s group chairwoman Debbie Simpson said: “We hope that our event will once again raise awareness that violence against women is unfortunately an ongoing battle — which many face on a daily basis.”

The march begins 6pm in Old Eldon Square.

Harassment and sexist abuse affect all women – and it’s a problem that’s getting worse. Trade unionists need to step up to the plate to stamp it out, writes VICKY KNIGHT: here.

Greek nazis’ anti-refugee violence


This video from Greece says about itself:

Scuffles on Chios over overcrowded migrant camp

15 September 2016

A demonstration [by Golden Dawn neonazis] against the Greek government’s handling of the migrant crisis turned violent on the island of Chios on Wednesday night (September 14).

The Golden Dawn nazis bring reinforcements from elsewhere in Greece to Chios for their anti-refugee violence. They even bring reinforcements from other countries: a delegation of politicians of the Belgian extreme right Vlaams Belang party joined Golden Dawn on Chios during the violence. Vlaams Belang MP Filip Dewinter did a speech at a Golden Dawn meeting on Chios.

By John Vassilopoulos:

Greek fascists attack refugee camp

24 November 2016

Dozens of refugees were forced to flee the Souda refugee camp on the island of Chios last Thursday after a brutal attack by Golden Dawn members.

According to reports, the attack began at around 9:30 pm and lasted until the early hours of the morning. The fascists threw petrol bombs, large boulders and fireworks into the camp from surrounding elevated areas. A 42-year-old Syrian man was assaulted and a Nigerian boy was injured by one of the rocks. Three tents were burnt down and three more were damaged.

Afraid to return to the camp, the refugees that fled slept at the fishing market that night when temperatures dropped to 8 degrees Celsius. Many were still there three days later, according to reports.

On learning of the attacks, a group of aid workers rushed to help the refugees. One of these, Alexandros Panagiotakis, told CNN Greece that the group “came upon around 150 migrants at the fish market where they had sought safety from the far-right attackers. [Another aid worker and I] went to get our cars so that we could transport the migrants to a safer place.”

On their way to get their cars Panagiotakis and his colleague were set upon by a mob of 30 Golden Dawn members, who attacked them verbally and physically. “They threw us down and started to kick and swear at us,” said Panagiotakis. “They stopped only when a riot police squad arrived. They hit me on my sides and legs and the girl [the other aid worker] was semi-conscious. We were taken immediately to hospital.”

Similar attacks had taken place the previous evening, when Golden Dawn members armed with makeshift clubs and crowbars attacked refugees outside the Souda refugee camp while large stones were also thrown into the camp. According to reports a 25 year-old Algerian man is still in intensive care after being hit in the head.

In covering the events, the media lay the blame on the refugees by claiming that the troubles on Wednesday evening began after a group of migrants broke into a fireworks shop and then reportedly proceeded to set them off towards police and local residents. Refugees who spoke to Greek daily I Efimerida Ton Syntakton (Ef.Syn.) paint a different picture and claim that the trouble started two hours before when a group of locals attacked a group of Algerians sitting at the Chios public park. “The group had firecrackers and started to throw them [at the refugees] for no reason,” said a Syrian refugee.

The wave of violence was in fact stoked by the visit of Golden Dawn MPs Ilias Kasidiaris and Yiannis Lagos to Chios on Tuesday, where they spoke at a public meeting that evening calling for mass deportations of all refugees and migrants. This was part of a wider tour with a similar event taking place on the neighbouring island of Lesbos. Kasidiaris and Lagos were accompanied by a delegation of parliamentarians from Belgium, members of the Flemish far-right Vlaams Belang party.

There are currently more than 16,000 refugees and migrants being detained in refugee camps on Greek islands in the Aegean, while existing infrastructure is only adequate for around 7,500 people. The overwhelming majority have fled from the imperialist-driven conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. In Chios alone there are 4,000 refugees and migrants–nearly four times more than the current capacity.

Overcrowding is directly linked to the March agreement between the European Union and Turkey, which stipulates that Turkey take back all refugees who come across the Aegean to Greece. As a result, refugee camps in Greece have become internment camps of people–most of whom are destined to be deported back to Turkey after their cases have been assessed. The process is extremely slow, and meanwhile arrivals continue to flow in, which places even more pressure on existing infrastructure. According to figures from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), nearly 3,000 people crossed into Greece from Turkey in the last four weeks alone.

The Golden Dawn meetings sought to exploit tensions among sections of the local population, partly due to the increase in petty theft as a result of the economic desperation of the migrant and refugee population and partly due to the effects the refugee crisis has had on the tourist industry, the backbone of the local economy. Their timing was also designed to cause maximum provocation, given that they coincided with the commemoration of the student uprising against the military junta on November 17, 1973.

A counter-protest was held that same evening in Chios, with around 200 people holding a march through the island’s main town towards the Grecian Castle Hotel where the Golden Dawn meeting was taking place. The demonstrators’ path was blocked by riot police.

According to various accounts from eyewitnesses, the attacks on Wednesday and Thursday were carried out under the nose of the police, despite their having been officially placed on high alert since the Golden Dawn meeting on Tuesday. Riot police only intervened to stop Thursday’s attacks on the camp in the early hours of the morning, after they had gone on for five hours. There was a notable delay in police intervening in the attack on the two aid workers, which took place a few metres away from two patrol cars.

Tolerance of far-right attacks by the Greek police, delaying intervention or letting perpetrators get away, is a common occurrence. Golden Dawn enjoys substantial support among officers, especially in riot police units. Three years ago rapper Pavlos Fyssas was murdered in Keratsini by a Golden Dawn member while police stood near-by and did nothing.

The police have arrested none of the perpetrators. The only people arrested so far were 37 refugees and three foreign aid workers during the altercations on Wednesday evening.

In a speech to his parliamentary group, Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos openly defended the attacks while railing against the “progressive journalists of this country who lay the blame at the door of far-right elements.” He added, “You know what? Yes! For them every Greek that resists is a Golden Dawn member. For us that’s a badge of honour. Golden Dawn is the national defence of Greece.”

Like their far-right counterparts throughout Europe, Golden Dawn has been emboldened by the victory of the fascistic Donald Trump in the United States—which Michaloliakos referred to in his speech as “a true victory against globalisation.”

Refugee mother and children die in fire in Lesbos refugee camp: here. And here.

Viagra discovered in South Korean presidential offices


South Koreans have taken to the streets in mass demonstrations against their president, Ms Park. AFP photo

In the USA many people demonstrate against president-elect Donald Trump, with the slogan ‘Not my president’. Something similar happens in South Korea, as this photo shows.

From the BBC today:

Viagra found in South Korean presidential offices

The scandal in South Korea involving President Park Geun-hye has taken an unexpected twist with news that Viagra has been found in her offices.

Authorities found the pills – usually used to treat erectile dysfunction – while investigating corruption allegations against Ms Park.

The South Korean leader is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to influence her decisions.

The presidential office confirmed it bought 364 Viagra and similar generic pills to deal with altitude sickness on official trips to East Africa, … .

The BBC’s Stephen Evans in Seoul says the discovery of Viagra will add an air of remoteness to the president. Many Koreans believe Ms Park is living in a “different world” which will exacerbate political pressure on her to resign.

Some early rumours among Koreans alleged Ms Park could have been involved with cultish rituals with her friend Ms Choi.

Ms Choi, a long-time friend of Ms Park’s, is the daughter of Choi Tae-min, a shadowy quasi-religious leader [of the Church of Eternal Life] who was closely linked to Ms Park’s father, then-president [dictator] Park Chung-hee.

South Korean Political Crisis Hits President’s Approval Rating, Consumer Confidence. President Park Geun-hye’s approval rating fell to 4 percent amid a deepening political crisis, marking an all-time low for any democratically elected leader in the country: here.
11/25/2016 12:18 am ET

British nazi murderer Thomas Mair on trial


This video says about itself:

16 June 2016

The suspected murderer of British politician Jo Cox MP being arrested and treated at the scene for a head injury. Mother of 2 Jo Cox was shot and stabbed multiple times in a brutal attack while meeting members of her constituency on the 16th of June 2016. Thoughts and prayers are with her family in this tragic time that has shocked the nation.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Nazi eagle found in Mair’s home, jurors told

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

THE man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox had a Third Reich eagle ornament and a large collection of neonazi literature in his bedroom, a court heard yesterday.

Thomas Mair, 53, is on trial for allegedly shooting and stabbing [Jo Cox], a mother of two, outside her Batley and Spen constituency surgery … .

The jury was shown photos of belongings found in his home in Birstall, including books and magazines on the “theory” of white supremacy.

Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC said Mair also kept printouts on white supremacist groups as well as nazi badges and runes with neonazi group initials on them.

Police also found a double-page press cutting on Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik and a stack of papers on Ms Cox and her political history.

Officers also seized library computers which Mr Mair had used to view websites about neonazis and rifles.

He denies murder, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon — a dagger.

Mair also pleads not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Bernard Carter-Kenny, who was trying to stop the attack on Ms Cox.

Thomas Mair and the weapons of the Jo Cox murder

Thomas Mair convicted: here.