Ukrainian nazis ‘celebrate’ with looting


Azov battalion symbol

This picture (also reproduced on the Facebook page of the Dutch NVU nazi party) shows the symbol of the Ukrainian Kiev government’s Azov battalion; source: here. It is the wolfsangel, or wolf’s hook. Which used to be a symbol in Adolf Hitler’s Waffen SS. It was also the symbol of the Dutch nazi party NSB in the 1930s and 1940s.

Wolfsangel on Dutch NSB nazi flag

On the Dutch NSB 1930s-1940s nazi flag for their paramilitary organisation, the WA, the same wolfsangel, in a different direction.

The Azov battalion logo has, behind its black wolfsangel, also another nazi SS symbol, depicted in white: the ‘schwarze Sonne‘ or black sun.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ukraine: Fascists mark three years since riots by looting store

Saturday 3rd December 2016

UKRAINIAN neonazis marked the third anniversary of the Maidan Square riots on Thursday by ransacking a regional government office and robbing a petrol station.

Members of the fascist Azov Battalion stormed the offices in the capital city of Cherkasy in the region of the same name, an online Ukrainian publication reported.

Security camera footage showed masked and hooded thugs looting the public building, some recording the break in on video cameras.

Following a separate march by Azov goons near the village of Novodmitrovka in Zolotonosha district, members distracted staff at a petrol station while some two dozen youths looted food and alcohol.

Later police stopped their bus and detained three suspects.

December 1 2013 saw pro-EU protesters against the former president Viktor Yanukovich’s government erupt into riots as far-right groups such as Right Sector and Svoboda hijacked the sit-in in Maidan Square.

Bloodshed in NATO’s ‘new’ Libya continues


This video says about itself:

Regime Change in Libya Mirrors Iraq: Both Efforts Led to Failed States & Destabilized Region

26 August 2016

As we speak with scholar Vijay Prashad about how the United States carried out regime change in Libya and left behind a failed state, he notes: “The story in Libya is not dissimilar to the story in Iraq.” Both are politically divided societies in which the United States deposed long-entrenched leaders, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and left behind failed states. Prashad adds that “in both instances, when the strongman was captured … they said, ‘We are ready to negotiate,’ and the United States essentially was not interested in negotiating.” He says the outcome in Libya contributed to the destabilization of Mali, Tunisia and much of northern Africa.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Libya: Bloodshed rages in Tripoli for second day

Saturday 3rd December 2016

FIGHTING among militias in Libya’s capital Tripoli raged for a second day yesterday, the worst violence in two years.

Witnesses said battles continued in the south-eastern Nasr Forest district and adjacent districts between factions fighting for control over the capital.

The clashes started on Thursday and reportedly left eight dead. During a lull of violence late on Thursday night, panicked residents lined up in front of petrol stations.

One of the warring factions, the Tripoli Revolutionaries, accused rivals of abductions, killings and people-trafficking.

Unconfirmed social media posts also reported that one of the factions had taken over Libya’s central bank.

Tripoli is the base of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, which has yet to fill most of its advertised cabinet posts.

Seven civilians killed in Tripoli clashes, Tripoli Medical Center confirms: here.

Donald Trump Christmas Lego satiric video


This video from the USA says about itself:

How The Donald Stole Christmas

2 December 2016

Alisha & Scott’s 4th Annual Holiday Animation

Ever wonder what would happen if Trump took over the North Pole? What a disaster! Sad!

Wishing you a lovely holiday season and an even better new year. (Plus, we wanted to get this out to you while we still have our first amendment rights.)

Donald Trump — Mike O’Gorman
Melania Trump — Meiyee Apple Tam
Santa Claus — Zachary Gonzalez-Landis
Vladimir Putin — Matt Kawczynski
Mary — Jen Bailey

Music:
Totentanz – Composed by Franz Liszt – Performed by Neal O’Doan – Used under Creative Commons License

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Composed by P. I. Tchaikovsky – Performed by Kevin MacLeod – Used under Creative Commons License.

By Lee Moran in the USA:

Lego Donald Trump Makes Christmas Anything But Great Again

“I’m calling for a total ban on Gingerbread men.”

12/03/2016 04:07 am ET

This Lego Donald Trump will be on the naughty list ad infinitum.

The plastic version of the president-elect seizes control of the North Pole just two days after his inauguration, in the latest stop-motion animated video by Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles.

And as Santa Claus, he immediately sets to work in reshaping the holidays to be exactly how he wants them.

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a brief appearance, and there are references to Trump’s spat with the cast of the “Hamilton” musical and his ejection of a baby from a campaign rally.

There’s even a mention of his disgusting comments about women.

“When you’re Santa, you can do whatever. Grab ‘em by the antlers”, Trump as Santa says, before calling “for a total ban on Gingerbread men,” in reference to his campaign vow to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.

President-elect Donald Trump announced Friday that he was setting up a panel of top bankers, hedge fund bosses and corporate CEOs to advise him on economic policy once he takes office in January. He named Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group, as the chairman of the panel: here.

Walter Scott murdered, killer cop scot-free in the USA?


This video from the USA says about itself:

The following contains unedited, graphic footage of the April 4, 2015, shooting of Walter Scott by North Charleston Patrolman 1st Class Michael Thomas Slager taken by an anonymous bystander.

By Adam Hamze, Politics Intern, The Huffington Post in the USA:

Only One Juror Stands Between Michael Slager And A Conviction For Walter Scott’s Death

“I cannot and will not change my mind,” the juror said.

12/02/2016 06:57 pm ET

One juror is standing between former North Charleston police Officer Michael Slager becoming one of the first, and few, police officers in the last decade to be charged with murder.

Deliberations began on Thursday in the case, and 11 of the 12 members of the jury ― which consists of five white men, four white women and one black man, despite Charleston county being 28 percent black ― have come to the conclusion that Slager should be found guilty on murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of Walter Scott in April.

If the final juror cannot reach an agreement with his counterparts, the case will be declared a mistrial — and he doesn’t seem like he’s going to change his mind.

“I cannot in good conscious consider a guilty verdict,” the juror, who is a white man, wrote in a note provided to the judge by the jury foreman. “I cannot and will not change my mind.”

While the judge has ordered the jury to continue deliberating until a decision is reached, the other jurors wrote in two separate letters that the lone juror who is supporting a non-guilty verdict “needs to leave” and is “having issues.”

Deliberations are scheduled to resume Monday.

Refusing to view Slager as guilty has baffled many pundits and writers who have been following the case throughout the year.

Slager, who pulled Scott over for a broken taillight on April 4, 2015, claims to have been in “total fear” before he pulled the trigger eight times.

But a video taken by bystander Feindin Santana shows that Scott, who was unarmed, was shot in the back from 17 feet away as he ran away from Slager. The video also shows Slager dropping what seems to be a taser next to Scott’s unmoving body — a weapon he says Scott took from him during a scuffle — before handcuffing the victim rather than administering first aid.

Scott, who formerly served in the Coast Guard, was the father of four children.

“He was outgoing ― loved everybody, (was) very known in the community and got along with everybody,” his brother Anthony Scott told CNN in April. “All the family loves him, and his kids loved him.”

In this case, a video recorded the killing by police officer Slager. If there would not have been that video, then I am afraid that not just one, but more people in the jury might have thought: ‘Slager is a police officer, we gotta support the police all the time, etc’. This shows how dangerous police policies against recording police are.