Killed Eric Garner’s daughter on Bernie Sanders


This video from the USA says about itself:

It’s Not Over | Bernie Sanders

11 February 2016

“I think we need to believe in a leader like Bernie Sanders. People are dying. This is real. We need a president that will talk about it. Bernie is a protester. He’s not scared to go up against the criminal justice system. He is not scared.” – Erica Garner

Daily The Independent in Britain writes about this today:

People have been moved to tears by this ‘spine-tingling’ Bernie Sanders campaign video

‘I can’t breathe‘.

These are the last words of the late Eric Garner, an unarmed African-American man who was killed in 2014 by NYPD officers who put him in a deadly chokehold.

His daughter Erica Garner featured in a video online on Friday in support of Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders – released by the politician’s campaign team.

In the gut-wrenching video she solemnly says:

‘I was able to see my dad die on national TV. They don’t know what they took from us. He wasn’t just someone that no one cared for him, or no one loved him; he was loved dearly.’

The four-minute video, titled “It’s not over” has already clocked up thousands of views on YouTube in the space of a few hours.

The response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Neo-nazi violence in Britain, new report


This 2013 video is a documentary on British neo-nazis.

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

Far-right groups ‘becoming more and more violent

Tuesday 9th February 2016

LEADERLESS far-right extremists are turning to “increased violence” and targeting Muslims on British streets, a report on fascist activity revealed yesterday.

The collapse of the briefly electorally successful British National Party (BNP) has left behind a myriad of fractured fascist groups, said Hope Not Hate.

But the remaining groups have turned to “survivalist, outdoor training and martial arts,” the campaign warned.

Hope Not Hate chief executive Nick Lowles warned: “The rising militancy of Britain’s far right will lead to greater violence in 2016.”

He said this new violence could take three main forms: “A general increase in anti-left wing harassment and attacks, communal violence where gangs of far-right supporters clash with Muslim or eastern European youths, or in extreme cases terrorism.

“The underlying rhetoric of much of Britain’s far right is that a societal conflict — either between Muslims and non-Muslims or more generally with immigrant communities — is inevitable.

“For some, that means preparing for it or even encouraging it along.

“The government needs to understand the changing nature of the British far-right threat and get to grips with the growing threat posed by far-right violence.”

The State of Hate report also showed how there was a rise in the numbers of far-right demonstrations in 2015 — a total of 61, compared to 41 in 2014.

And while one-time prominent organisers such as Britain First former chairman Jim Dowson and the BNP’s ex-leader Nick Griffin have left front-line politics, regional fascist gangs are on the rise.

Dutch Auschwitz survivor blasts Pegida racists


This video shows a mass meeting in Amsterdam in the Netherlands against the extreme right refugee-hating Pegida organisation, on Saturday 6 February 2016.

Max van den Berg is a Dutch Jewish survivor of Adolf Hitler‘s mass murder camp Auschwitz. After the second world war, he helped to found the Dutch Auschwitz committee for commemoration.

Here is a translation from the speech by Max van den Berg on that Saturday 6 February 2016, at the statue De Dokwerker, commemorating the general strike in February 1941 against the German nazi occupiers’ anti-Jewish violence in the Netherlands. Max van den Berg was then fourteen years old. He participated in the general strike at his school: school students struck along with the workers.

This video shows Max van Den Berg’s 6 February speech.

Mr Van den Berg addressed the 6 February 2016 mass meeting against the extreme right refugee-hating Pegida organisation:

Max van den Berg spoke on the demonstration on February 6: Refugees are welcome, racism is not!

Here, along the wall of the Portuguese synagogue was then a row of German trucks. That was on Sunday, February 23, 1941. One hundred meters further on the Waterlooplein square Jews were herded with clubs and rifle butts. When there were more than 400 they were driven into the trucks and taken away. All were murdered in the concentration camp Mauthausen.

On Monday 24 February, the communist party gathered at the Noordermarkt [Northern Market] to spread the watchword: Strike! Strike! Strike!

75 years ago the February strike broke out. The city was in solidarity with their persecuted Jewish fellow citizens and revolted against racist violence. The commemoration of this strike is more relevant than ever.

Again in the city there is solidarity with those who flee war and violence. Again, the city resists, now against racist hate mongers of Pegida. In Amsterdam there is no place for these people.

How did this war and refugee misery arise? Then we must go back in history. On February 4, 2003 at 16.30 Colin Powell, an American government minister, appeared at the UN, and displayed photos that supposedly proved conclusively that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. There had to be intervention quickly. A war based on a lie started. Later complemented by a Syrian civil war and the whole Middle East becoming ablaze.

Men, women and children fleeing the war which has lasted for 13 years. A fight with front fighting, guerrillas, attacks, terrorist attacks, hunger, phosphorus grenades and poison gas bombs. A fight that ended in a civil war. Nothing is more traumatic than a civil war. Village and neighborhood communities are torn apart and family ties torn asunder. Millions leave the battlefield hoping for a safe place in Europa. They fled by sea, more than 3,000 men, women and children drowned. They fled across the muddy paths of the Balkans during heat and during icy cold. They went to the Arctic Circle hoping to reach Sweden and Norway. Along the way there are now 10,000 children without parents who became lost and are wandering in groups across our continent. Easy prey for pickpocket gangs and prostitution.

Meanwhile, forty thousand refugees have found housing in our country. They were traumatized, and housed in large centers. …

Citizens wonder whether those refugees do not exceed the carrying capacity of society. [European Union authorities in] Brussels also question whether European society can support this financially. But that is a travesty, hypocritical. The same Brussels people refuse to tackle the tax dodging by big corporations, so that society is missing out on an amount of 80 billion euros.

Citizens have questions about unemployment, now there are refugees. But at the same time, the government’s statistics office states that the economy is picking up and may result in a shortage of workers in white-collar jobs and construction early next year. We may start to ask ourselves then whether too little refugees have come.

And then came Cologne and sexual violence and the so-called “testosterone bombs“. But then I think of the [murdered] girl Vaatstra, the Putten murder, about the Utrecht serial rapist [all crimes by non-refugee white Dutchmen], the massive child abuse within the Catholic Church and I think for just once: Our own people first [extreme right nationalist slogan, turned upside down here]. It is dirty to misguide worried citizens with hate speech.

Nothing is more dangerous than to mistake concerned citizens for racists. The hate mongers of Pegida would like that. We won’t be tricked by that.

And now the reception of refugees should be made a success. Refugees have to go from large centers to smaller more intimate and better shelters scattered across the cities and the country. Now there should be more government workers, making it possible to shorten the asylum procedure from seven months to a maximum of seven weeks.

Now there should be warm humanistic support in the areas of food, education and leisure. In this context we want to pay tribute to the thousands of workers, including many Dutch men and women with a Turkish or Moroccan background, who are doing that.

Some governments and politicians want to stop the flow of refugees. They want to close all borders. Europe should be made into a fortress with as its slogan: Me, me, me, and let all others die. Others want to take away the refugees’ money and jewelry (they can keep only their wedding rings! Aren’t those politicians ‘humane’, right?). Still others have developed illegal plans. Send them back to dictatorial Turkey, a country which itself bombs Kurds from the air. Creating a wave of Kurdish refugees.

No, there is no end to the flow of refugees as long as the war continues. 58,000 in January have braved the wintry chill and yet moved into Europe.

But there is a perspective. Through trial and error the first peace negotiations began and there is a chance to let the war end with joint forces. But just as these negotiations begin the Dutch parliament threatens to approve Dutch bombing in Syria (‘precision’ bombing – ridiculous). The English foundation Body Count and the BBC have calculated together that only because of the US bombing, apart from Russian and Syrian bombing, 1051 civilians have lost their lives. Collateral damage this is called and a little bag of dollars is ready, wrapped in a cloth of hypocritical ‘philanthropy’. But this breeds new hatred and terrorism. There are in the [ISIS] ‘caliphate’ no more military targets, say the experts. Dutch bombs may turn a desert into a Swiss cheese. That’s all.

We therefore call on parliament: no bombing in Syria! Stop arms exports to conflict areas! No drones dropping bombs but a blow against hate speech!

Dear people. Let us be aware of the serious political and moral crisis in which Europe finds itself. The contradictions are increasing, democratic freedoms are under pressure. Everyone has an interest in ending the protracted war with its destruction and waves of refugees.

Join the fight for the restoration of peace. Join the newly founded Amsterdam Peace Initiative.

Fight the racists of Pegida.

Long live solidarity with the war refugees.

Long live the people rescuing refugees!

Long live the struggle for peace!

This video shows another 6 February 2016 speaker, Anousha Nzume.

Refugee crisis: Angela Merkel appeals to Turkey for border controls to stop fresh wave of Syrian refugees: here.

British nazi violence and anti-refugee racism


This video from England is called EDL NAZI SCUM WAYNE BALDWIN EXPOSED.

By Sabby Dhalu in Britain:

The Rise of Dog-Whistle Politics

Thursday 4th February 2016

Racism and demonisation of migrants is no longer coming from the political fringes – it’s entered the mainstream, warns SABBY DHALU

FOR the first time in a while, the National Front (NF) made headlines last Saturday. At its demonstration in Dover the NF were openly sieg-heiling — emulating Hitler’s nazis is unlikely to draw large numbers of support.

Anti-fascists outnumbered the NF in Dover and Britain First in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, on the same day.

For at least half a decade anti-fascist mobilisations have been consistently larger than those of fascist groups.

Unite Against Fascism has been at the forefront of these demonstrations, and the defeat of the British National Party and the English Defence League — important victories in light of the rise of the Front National in France and other European fascist movements.

However, we cannot be complacent. The NF made headlines not because of the size of the demonstration, but because of the vicious and violent attacks on anti-fascists.

To understand the dangers of the present period, one has to look at the context in which fascists are mobilising.

The cutting edge of the NF’s mobilisation in Dover was the racist reaction to refugees and, in particular, refugees stuck in squalid conditions in Calais and Dunkirk — most of whom are fleeing war and persecution — and for various reasons are desperate to come to Britain.

A few days before the Dover NF demonstration in response to Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to the Calais and Dunkirk refugee camps, David Cameron described these refugees as a “bunch of migrants” — on Holocaust Memorial Day.

Describing refugees as a “bunch of migrants” or “swarms,” as the Prime Minister has, is deliberately dehumanising and dangerous.

This is dog-whistle politics. In the 1970s this came from the fringes of the Conservative Party with Enoch Powell’s anti-immigration “Rivers of blood” speech.

Today it comes from the Prime Minister and the front bench of politics. This is what distinguishes the current period from other periods in the post-war era. And this is why now, more than ever, we must mobilise against racism.

There is a direct correlation between this language and racist attacks on the ground. Anti-Muslim hate crime is increasing and recent figures show a staggering 37 per cent rise in racist attacks on public transport. There is also a direct correlation between such language and violent fascist demonstrations.

A startling feature of the Tory government elected in May 2015 is the unrelenting racist offensive it has waged.

Speech after speech, policy after policy attacking refugees, Muslims and economic migrants are fast becoming normal.

Two weeks ago Cameron threatened Muslim women with deportation if they failed to meet arbitrary targets on learning English — while simultaneously cutting funding for English for speakers of other languages.

The latest episode includes proposals to withdraw tax credits from EU migrant workers for the first four years after arriving in Britain, as part of a deal to prevent a “Brexit.”

Aren’t there more important issues to discuss regarding Britain’s membership of the EU? Why shouldn’t EU migrants who pay the same tax receive the same in-work benefits?

The purpose of elevating this to an issue on which Britain’s membership of the EU depends is to distract attention away from the government’s dire economic policy, scapegoat immigrants and divide and rule by pitting British-born workers against immigrant workers.

As the impact of austerity bites, public opinion is lacking confidence in the economy. So racism goes hand in glove with austerity.

As we build a movement against austerity, we must also build a movement against racism and fascism. We must unite and mobilise against Tommy Robinson’s relaunch of the British equivalent to the German racist Pegida movement in Birmingham this Saturday. We must also build a movement that says: “Refugees are welcome here.”

The government is clearly feeling the pressure from the #RefugeesWelcome movement. Although nowhere near enough, the government conceded to pressure when it announced in September that it would take 20,000 refugees over five years directly from Syria and more recently when it announced that it would accept some unaccompanied refugee children.

Britain must adhere to its international obligations and take a fair proportion of refugees currently in the EU, including those in Calais and Dunkirk.

Instead of whipping up racism and Islamophobia, the government must address economic stagnation and improve the living standards of the British population.

That is why the “Refugees Welcome Here — Stand up to racism, Islamophobia, anti-semitism and fascism” UN Anti-Racism Day national demonstration on Saturday March 19 is vital. Let’s build the biggest and broadest anti-racist demonstration in recent history.

Sabby Dhalu is Unite Against Fascism joint secretary and Stand up to Racism organiser.

– UAF will be be discussing these issues at its national conference this Saturday February 6, 10.30am-4.15pm, Mander Hall, Hamilton House, NUT HQ, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD. For further details visit www.uaf.org.uk.

USA: A white supremacist has admitted to a court that he planned to “start a race war” – allegedly by attacking black churches and Jewish synagogues. The FBI said that Robert Doyle was one of three men arrested for plotting to bomb the premises of such premises. They were arrested after trying to buy an automatic weapon, explosives and a pistol with a silencer from an undercover agent, posing as an illegal arms dealer: here.

German stupid NPD nazis’ anti-refugee poster own goal


NPD anti-refugee poster

This is an anti-refugee poster by German neonazi party NPD.

RT.com writes about it:

Germans out first! Social media on fire after radical party screws up deportation poster

Published time: 4 Feb, 2016 11:39
Edited time: 4 Feb, 2016 11:43

Germany’s NPD party, known for its hardline stance on migrants, posted an unfortunately-designed poster online, which could be perceived as a call to “systematically deport” Germans.

It was mocked by social media users, many urging the party to follow their own advice.

The poster, depicting a flying plane with an appeal to “systematically deport” scribbled above it and “our nation first” underneath, was initially posted on the Facebook page of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD)’s branch in the German state Rhineland-Palatinate and since has gone viral.

The post was ridiculed by FB users, who called on NPD members to take their own motto’s advice and go away as far as possible. One user wrote: “Deport? It’s high time! NPD members to Siberia…” Another suggested sending them to even further locations: “To North Korea, there NPD supporters will be happy” or as another put it simply, expressing a prevailing sentiment: “bye, bye, Nazi, have a good trip.”

Twitter also reacted with a storm of giggles directed at the unfortunate poster’s creators.

“Systematically deport. Our nation first” – Oh, no, NPD. Only the Nazis. It’ll be enough.

The NPD responded to the barbs by firing back at the mockers: “Continue with your multicultural games and let yourselves be raped,” presumably referring to a recent string of sexually motivated attacks in Germany.

The original publication was removed on Wednesday and replaced with an edited version, in which the slogan “our nation first” is separated from “systematically deport” by a web link, directing to the party website.

In an interview with the German news site Jetzt.de, Markus Walter, chairman of the party’s Rhineland-Palatinate branch, confessed that the members “had seven poster designs” and “the majority decided to go with this one.”