Badger, hedgehog feeding together


This video from England is called Badger Bert and Mr Big The Hedgehog Feeding Together Early Hours 8/8/2016.

Shows once again how disgusting the Rupert Murdoch media are: they advocate killing badgers. Supposedly because badgers kill hedgehogs (which only happens very rarely).

Racism and corporate media in Britain


This video from Britain says about itself:

The Sun Newspaper Is Racist With Rupert Murdoch At The Helm

12 August 2016

A break down of everything Murdoch owns and the front page of the worst rag in Britain.

From lies and cover ups about the Hillsborough disaster to forcing racist articles down your throat on a daily basis with no substance and very little thought.

Boycott the Sun.

Music ‘A piece for two fingers’ by Kevin Mcleod.

Additional narrative content James O Brien LBC Radio.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Corbyn: press fuel hate crime boom

Wednesday 17th August 2016

JEREMY CORBYN has let rip at the right-wing press for fuelling a rise in racism and hate crime.

The Labour leader said there had been an “orgy of xenophobia, racist remarks and attacks against minorities” since the EU referendum.

And he blamed some news outlets for “sowing division” that manifested itself in a spike in hate-crime reports.

Mr Corbyn made the comments as he addressed hundreds of black and ethnic minority supporters at a rally in Highbury Fields, north London, on Monday evening.

He said: “In Britain, hate crime is rising. More than half of all young black people are unemployed. Black people are a shocking 37 times more likely to be stop and searched.

“Labour must be a party that fights for black, Asian and ethnic minority communities — and a diverse and united Britain.

“Words matter. We must never pander to elements of the right-wing press, which sow division in our society and demonise Muslim communities.

“We must stand against anti-semitism, Islamophobia and all forms of racism, wherever they exist.

“But it also means going further and addressing the systematic disadvantage that so many people face.”

Unison assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie, shadow health secretary Diane Abbott and newly elected national executive member Claudia Webbe were among leading party figures who spoke in support of Mr Corbyn.

Ms Webbe said: “It is right that we seek a new political, social and economic world order that serves the many and not the few.

“I believe that with a Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn we can begin to see that change.”

BLACK people are three times more likely to be Tasered by police, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign said yesterday, expressing its solidarity with the family of ex-football ace Dalian Atkinson, who died early on Monday after a stun gun was used against him: here.

Turkish journalist persecuted


This video says about itself:

Turkish weapons ‘heading to end in ISIS hands’

1 December 2015

Anger over the arrest of two prominent journalists is gathering steam in Turkey. Police used pepper spray to push back protesters in Ankara rallying in their support… while in Istanbul, hundreds also gathered outside the newspaper’s headquarters in a show of solidarity. RT’s Ilya Petrenko was at the newspaper’s headquarters on what’s been dubbed the black day of the press in Turkey.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Biased court fears cause newspaper boss to quit

Tuesday 16th August 2016

PERSECUTED Turkish newspaper editor Can Dundar said yesterday he was resigning as he no longer had faith in the judiciary after last month’s failed coup.

An Istanbul court sentenced the editor of the Kemalist Cumhuriyet daily to five years in prison in May for publishing photos of National Intelligence Organisation agents driving a convoy of arms to terrorists in Syria.

Mr Dundar was bailed pending appeal and is now believed to be in Germany.

He wrote in his farewell editorial yesterday that he would not return, as the draconian emergency powers assumed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan since the coup meant he would not get a fair hearing.

“From now on, what we face would not be the court but the government,” he said. “To trust such a judiciary would be like putting one’s head under the guillotine.”

Turkish police raided three major courts in Istanbul yesterday with warrants for the arrest of 173 prosecutors and other judicial staff suspected of involvement in the putsch.

Dictatorship’s referendum in Thailand


This video says about itself:

Thai prime minister threatens to ‘execute’ journalists

25 March 2015

Thailand’s military leader has lashed out at journalists saying he would “probably just execute” those who did “not report the truth”, in the latest outburst aimed at Thailand‘s media.

“We’ll probably just execute them,” Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Wednesday, when asked by reporters how the government would deal with those that do not adhere to the official line.

“You don’t have to support the government, but you should report the truth,” the former army chief said, telling reporters to write in a way that bolsters national reconciliation in the kingdom.

Prayuth, who is also prime minister, heads the ruling military junta or National Council for Peace and Order. He toppled the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a coup last May, that followed months of protests aimed at ousting Yingluck.

Prayuth launched a crackdown on dissenters after seizing power in May. He has said Thailand is not ready to lift martial law, which gives the army sweeping powers, including for arrest and detention.

‘Notoriously hot-headed’

Bob Dietz, coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists‘ Asia Programme, condemned Prayuth’s statement saying, the Thai leader “is being more than just gruff here, it’s a threat”.

“He is notoriously hot-headed, and prone to outbursts like this,” Dietz said in a comment to Al Jazeera.

“Last September he announced a one-year plan to overcome the deep political fault lines in Thailand. So far the plan seems to just be to tell everyone to just be quiet and stop being critical of the government and each other.”

In January the junta forced a German foundation to cancel a forum on press freedom saying Thailand was at a sensitive juncture. Since taking power, the junta has made full use of martial law, which also bans all political gatherings.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Thailand: Junta asks voters to back negation of democracy

Saturday 6th August 2016

THAILAND’S voters will be asked to decide tomorrow on a new constitution, along with an accompanying measure to keep the military government in control for several years.

A Yes vote would also enshrine the vesting of a great deal of power in appointed rather than elected officials.

Despite the importance of tomorrow’s decision, there have been no political rallies, no independent campaigns and virtually no debates by order of the ruling military junta.

Over 100 people who tried to campaign against the referendum on social media have been jailed, while open criticism has been made punishable by up to 10 years behind bars.

“The lack of open campaigning is effectively a one-sided campaign,” said Chulalongkorn University political analyst Thitinan Pongsudhirak in Bangkok.

“The intention is to have campaigns for the constitution, not against the constitution, because a lot of credibility is on the line for the junta.”

He suggested, however, that the political repression “has boomeranged because the other side has gathered some steam and we are seeing more anti-charter movement rising.”

The junta, which took power in a May 2014 coup, claims that the new constitution will usher in a new era of clean politics and stable democracy in a country chronically short of both in recent years.

Critics note that, for at least a five-year “transition” period, the senate will be a 250-strong chamber whose members would be appointed by the junta and include the commanders of the army and other security services.

Thai constitutional referendum entrenches military dictatorship: here.

Press freedom attacked in Turkey, Azerbaijan


This video says about itself:

Turkey is sending its journalists to prison

29 July 2016

Erdogan orders to seize properties of 131 media outlets, including 45 newspapers and 16 TV channels, and transfer them to the Treasury.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Journalists hauled before court as crackdown goes on

Saturday 30th July 2016

TWENTY-ONE journalists were hauled before an Istanbul court yesterday to answer vague accusations of “involvement” in the attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Detention orders for 42 journalists were issued on Monday and police are still searching for half of them.

Press freedom in Turkey has long been under threat — Can Dundar, the editor of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, was jailed for five years in May after his paper published evidence that Turkey was smuggling weaponry to Islamist terror groups in Syria.

But the failed July 15 coup has prompted a massive clampdown. A three-month state of emergency has been declared and media victims include 131 newspapers that have been ordered to close.

TV channels and radio stations have also been shut down. Yesterday the censorship blanket was extended to Turkey’s ally Azerbaijan as the Court of Appeals upheld the decision of the National Council on Television and Radio to strip TV station ANS of its broadcasting licence since its reporting of the coup “ran counter to a strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Turkey.”

Around 1,700 Turkish soldiers have been dishonourably discharged since the coup, while 40 per cent of generals and admirals have been dismissed. On Thursday night, 99 colonels were promoted to general as part of a mammoth reorganisation to ensure the army’s loyalty to Mr Erdogan.

Turkish regime arresting many journalists


This video says about itself:

Ankara residents react as Turkey’s state of emergency comes into effect

22 July 2016

The atmosphere on Thursday morning in Ankara, on the day Turkey’s three-month state of emergency came into effect, was more sombre than it was the previous night.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Arrest warrants against 42 Turkish journalists

Today, 09:52

The Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants against 42 journalists, the commercial broadcaster NTV reported. Among those who are to be arrested is a well-known political commentator, former parliamentarian Nazli Ilicak. She has been critical of [President] Erdogan and his campaign against the Gülen movement, which, according to Erdogan, caused the failed coup of July 15th.

The Turkish government in the aftermath has cracked down on more than 60,000 people that are accused of supporting the coup attempt. These are soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, university lecturers, civil servants and journalists.

The coup attempt was rather ham-fisted. However, even the most stupid military coup plotter will not ever involve over 60,000 judges, teachers, university lecturers, civil servants and journalists in his plans.

They were arrested, fired, dismissed from active service or a judicial investigation has been initiated against them.
Death penalty

Erdogan said that the reintroduction of the death penalty is conceivable. That caused much international criticism of Turkey.

Turkey Coup: Authorities investigate those claiming attempted takeover was a hoax: here.

Turkey ‘fires 1,700 military officers and closes dozens of media groups’ after attempted coup. Generals and admirals include those dismissed from the military and 45 newspapers, 16 television stations and 23 radio stations have been ordered to close: here.