Bloodbaths in NATO’s ‘new’ Libya

This 22 March 2011 video from London, England says about itself:

Kate Hudson CND – Emergency Protest – Stop the Bombing of Libya Now! – Stop the War Coalition

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

In severe fighting between militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli 28 people were killed and more than 120 people were injured. In the city, loud explosions and artillery fire were heard throughout the day.

Elsewhere in NATO’s ‘new’ Libya, in Derna, there were six air raids by the Egyptian air force, as revenge for an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt.

UPDATE 27 May 2017: 78 dead, 1000 injured in Tripoli, including civilians.

Trump-NATO warplanes keep killing Syrian civilians

This video says about itself:

26 May 2017

At least 106 civilians, including 42 children, have been killed in a series of air strikes by the US-led coalition on … eastern Syria, according to a monitoring group.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says the deaths resulted from air strikes targeting Al Mayadeen in the province of Deir Az Zor.

Between April 23 and May 23 of this year, US coalition strikes have already killed a total of 225 civilians in Syria, including dozens of children.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Again many civilians killed by air strikes in Syria

Today, 17:55

In the east of Syria, the United States coalition caused many civilian casualties in air attacks. Initially, it was assumed to be 35 people, but that number has risen to more than one hundred. This report the Syrian authorities [in Damascus] and the [anti-Damascus] Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in London.

The air strikes were carried out on Mayadeen town …

In recent months, the number of civilians killed in air raids has increased. Yesterday it became known that more than a hundred people died in an attack led by the US Americans in Mosul [in Iraq] in March. …

The number of civilian deaths is rising for a number of reasons. … In addition, the procedures have changed, allowing commanders more to easily start air attacks without the need for permission.

A change of policy by the new Donald Trump administration in the USA.

According to the US Americans, since the beginning of the war, three years ago, 352 civilians died because of air attacks. The independent research institute Airwars calculates the number of deaths to be many more, namely 3100.

Pro-peace anti-NATO demonstrators arrested in Brussels

This Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty video says about itself:

24 May 2017

Crowds gathered in Brussels to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump, as he arrived to attend meetings with NATO and European Union leaders. Last year Trump referred to the city as a “hellhole,” citing a lack of “assimilation” by Muslims living there.

See also report and photos here.

Before I continue with my blog posts on the big 24 March 2017 demonstration in Brussels, Belgium against Donald Trump and NATO militarism, first now to a day later, 25 May.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Pacifist protests in Brussels because of NATO summit

Today, 15:23

Hundreds of protesters blocked a crossroads in Brussels near the NATO headquarters. With a human chain, they demonstrated against NATO, which has a summit today, with US American President Trump also present.

The Flemish broadcaster VRT reports that all protesters who blocked the road were detained and led away by police.

The protesters of the pacifist movement Agir pour la paix had been near the NATO building since the beginning of the afternoon. According to a spokesperson, NATO is an “unnecessary war machine”.

The movement also demonstrated against the storage of nuclear weapons on Belgian territory.

This morning, Greenpeace activists raised a banner on a construction crane opposite the US embassy, ​​where Trump spent the night.

On the banner was ‘#Resist’.

Greenpeace resist banner in Brussels

Trump … believes that the European member states [oF NATO] must increase their financial contribution to NATO significantly.

Bahrain regime kills five demonstrators

This video is called President Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the King of Bahrain 5/21/2017.

From The News in Pakistan:

Five killed during Bahrain police raid on protest

DUBAI: Five people were killed in Bahrain on Tuesday after police opened fire on a protest by supporters of a top cleric in a Shiite village, the interior ministry said, in the latest unrest to hit the Sunni-ruled Gulf state. …

Witnesses had earlier told AFP that several civilians were wounded when police officers fired at demonstrators …

“A total of 286 arrests were made, including fugitives that had escaped from Jau Prison,” the ministry said. …

The kingdom has been rocked by unrest since 2011, when local authorities backed by a Saudi military force crushed Shiite-led protests demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister.

Earlier Tuesday, the Britain-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) had announced one death as the police moved to disperse the long-running protest.

Amnesty International identified that protester as Mohamed Zayn al-Deen, 39, and said he had died of birdshot wounds to the head.

The police operation came just days after President Donald Trump met with Bahrain´s King Hamad in Saudi Arabia at the weekend, where the US leader made a clear break from previous US policy.

Trump told the king on Sunday it was “a great honour to be with you” and said there “has been a little strain but there won´t be strain with this administration”. …

The [Bahraini] government´s clampdown on dissent has drawn harsh condemnation from international rights groups and governments.