Far-right anti-women terrorism in Colorado, USA

This video by Colorado Springs Action in the USA says about itself:

Planned Parenthood Support Rally 7

26 October 2014

An anti-choice Taliban group of Catholic fanatics are back to protest at the women’s health center in Colorado Springs for 40 days before the election in support of the same stupid “personhood” bullshit that Cory Gardner co-sponsored, then flip-flopped on, (BUT did NOT UN-sponsor the national bill to establish vatiCON doctrine as law) so we showed up to support Planned Parenthood at Fillmore and Centennial.

This video was taken Saturday, October 25, 2014. It includes the removal of a sign illegally placed on private property by a guy, Joe Martone, who has been arrested several times for trespass, who was first asked if he wished to remove the sign himself, one of their members complaining to the police that he thinks he’s been slandered because of a sign that says “American Taliban stay out of my body”, which got him a short lesson in the slander laws, one of their members who stopped in the middle of Centennial Blvd to yell at our people, causing a traffic danger, a discussion with one of their members who came over to stand among us and pray on us, and Perry explaining the police action and resolution.

These “abolitionists” are in support of Amendment 67 which would ban emergency and implantation contraception along with abortion, make performing an abortion a class 3 felony AND make having a miscarriage a crime.

This “personhood” bullshit (November will be our third time to vote against it) is the radical vatiCON ideology of defining life as beginning at fertilization and endowing a zygote, a blastocyst, a hollow ball of undifferentiated cells, an embryo, a morula, a single diploid cell with all the rights of any U.S. citizen and MORE rights than the female host within whose body it dwells.

Women could be arrested for spontaneous miscarriages OR for anything deemed to not facilitate the uterus in implantation of a fertilized egg, which could include airplane travel, scuba diving, use of aspirin or any NSAIDs, synthetic thyroid medication, heart medication, acne drugs or even insulin.

Lawyers could sue on behalf of the zygote for anything from an inheritance to suing its sibling for murder for leaving a roller skate at the bottom of the stairs… accidentally causing the woman to trip and miscarry.

The possible slippery slope of this unconstitutional idiocy would make it each church’s business what medical procedures anyone had done AND, if a blastocyst of undifferentiated cells is a person, then my own sperm could sue me for alienation of affection.

Planned Parenthood‘s network of more than 820 health care centers provides critical reproductive health services for men and women, including Pap smears, contraception, cancer screenings, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

They SAVE lives.

Pro choice is NOT pro abortion.

No one is FOR abortions.

Blastocysts, zygotes, morula, embryos and fetuses are NOT babies any more than my swimming sperm are. Babies that have grown up to be women have all the rights of any human unlike these assholes believe.

To really help children, these far right Roman Catholics should stop paedophile priests within their church, Coloroda Springs Action claims.

From the Huffington Post in the USA:

Planned Parenthood Shooting Appears To Have Been Politically Motivated

After he killed 3 people and was arrested, Robert Lewis Dear said, “no more baby parts.”


Posted: 11/28/2015 11:41 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services said “no more baby parts” after his arrest, a law enforcement official said Saturday.

The official could not elaborate about the comment by the 57-year-old suspect, Robert Lewis Dear. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.

Planned Parenthood said late Saturday that witnesses said the gunman was motivated by his opposition to abortion. An official who has been briefed on the investigation told The Washington Post that the attack was “definitely politically motivated.” …

Attorney General Loretta Lynch released a statement on Saturday evening, describing the attack as “not only a crime against the Colorado Springs community, but a crime against women receiving healthcare services at Planned Parenthood, law enforcement seeking to protect and serve, and other innocent people.”

The attack thrust the clinic to the center of the ongoing debate over Planned Parenthood, which was re-ignited in July when anti-abortion activists released undercover video they said showed the organization’s personnel negotiating the sale of fetal organs.

Planned Parenthood has denied seeking any payments beyond legally permitted reimbursement costs for donating the organs to researchers. Still, the National Abortion Federation says it has since seen a rise in threats at clinics nationwide. …

The facility provides women’s health services and has long been the site of regular anti-abortion protests. A Roman Catholic priest who has held weekly Mass in front of the clinic for 20 years said Dear wasn’t part of his group.

“I don’t know him from Adam,” said Rev. Bill Carmody. “I don’t recognize him at all.”

Either the Reverend Bill Carmody tells the truth. Or he behaves like Saint Peter, who, according to the Gospel of Luke 22:34, claimed not to know Jesus when asked.

And he [Jesus] said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

Or like ex-president of the USA Bill Clinton, who claimed: ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.’

The Huffington Post article continues:

Dear, who was in custody and is expected to make his first court appearance Monday, was described by neighbors as reclusive. They said he stashed food in the woods, avoided eye contact and warned neighbors about government spying.

Warning about government spying in itself is, unfortunately, not lunacy at all. However, on the far right fringe of United States, there are moronic conspiracy theories about it, ever since the John Birch Society in the 1950 claimed that President Eisenhower was a Soviet spy. As sung about by Bob Dylan in this song:

This Bob Dylan music video from the USA is called John Birch Paranoid Blues (Live at Town Hall, April 1963).

At a vigil Saturday at All Souls Unitarian Church, Rev. Nori Rost called the gunman a “domestic terrorist.” In the back of the room, someone held a sign that said: “Women’s bodies are not battlefields. Neither is our town.”

Vicki Cowart, the regional head of Planned Parenthood, drew a standing ovation when she walked to the pulpit. She promised to quickly reopen the clinic. “We will adapt. We will square our shoulders and we will go on,” she said. …

Cowart said the gunman “broke in” to the clinic Friday but didn’t get past a locked door leading to the main part of the facility. She said there was no armed security when the shooting began. He later surrendered to police after an hours-long standoff.

In the parking lot of the two-story building, one man said the gunman shot at him as he pulled his car out, blasting two holes in his windshield. Inside, one worker ducked under a table and called her brother to tell him to take care of her kids if she was killed.

At one point, an officer whispered reports into his radio as he crept through the building. Others relayed information from surveillance cameras and victims in hiding. “We’ve got a report of a victim texting from just east of the lobby,” someone said.

In the end, a six-year veteran University of Colorado police officer was killed. Two civilians also died, though their identities weren’t immediately released. Five other officers and four people were hospitalized.

Cowart said all 15 clinic employees survived and worked hard to make sure everyone else got into safe spaces and stayed quiet. …

Zigmond Post, who lives near the RV where Dear lived, said he didn’t have many interactions with Dear but he said the suspect once gave him a pamphlet opposing President Barack Obama.

Gambia bans female genital mutilation

This is a video about Ousmane Sembène‘s film Mooladé, against female genital mutilation. Ousmane Sembène is from Senegal.

Good news now from a country bordering on Senegal.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Gambia bans female circumcision

Today, 13:06

In Gambia female genital mutilation has been banned. President Jammeh said in a speech that it is banned with immediate effect.

Opponents of female circumcision are reluctant because the ban has not yet been legally defined. “President Jammeh’s statement sends a strong signal to the world, but a law is a stronger signal,” said anti-FGM activist Jaha Dukureh. “A law can save countless lives in Gambia.”

Dukureh has long campaigned for this ban in Gambia. …

Earlier this year, Nigeria also introduced a ban. In countries such as Sierra Leone, Liberia and Mali it is still allowed.

Pregnant refugee woman attacked by xenophobes

This video from the USA says about itself:

Anti-Refugee Camerawoman To Sue The Man She Tripped

21 October 2015

The Hungarian camerawoman

working for a TV station owned by neo-nazi party Jobbik

who made international headlines for tripping a Syrian refugee carrying his young son

and for kicking refugee children

is now suing that refugee…and Facebook. She is claiming that the incident has ruined her reputation and she wants to clear her good name. John Iadarola (Think Tank), Hannah Cranston (Think Tank), Hasan Piker (Pop Trigger), and Karamo Brown hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

“A Hungarian camerawoman who was fired after shocking video emerged of her intentionally tripping refugees says she plans to sue Facebook and one of the refugees she kicked.

The footage of Petra Laszlo enraged the international community when it surfaced in early September.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

Teens probed for attack on woman

GERMANY: Three teenagers are being investigated for hate crimes after allegedly attacking an eight-months-pregnant Somalian refugee, police said yesterday.

The woman was on her way back to a refugee shelter in the town of Bad Belzig on Wednesday afternoon when she was attacked by two boys and a girl aged 14 and 15, police said.

They grabbed the sack of potatoes she was carrying on her head, threw her to the ground and assaulted her.

Dutch ex-Geert Wilders acolyte suspected of paedophilia

Ex-PVV politician Daniël van der Stoep

Translated from Telstar TV in Pijnacker, the Netherlands:

Politician from Pijnacker suspected of grooming underage girls

Wednesday 11 November 2015, 16:19

Pijnacker – The justice department suspects former MEP Daniël van der Stoep (35) from Pijnacker of attempts to induce underage girls into having sex with him. A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor confirmed this on Wednesday to the ANP news agency.

The politician, born and bred in Pijnacker, is said to have tried this with at least three girls by promising them gifts. Van der Stoep is said to have promised the girls, inter alia, money and cocaine and to have abused his status, so write national media. This happened in the years 2012 until the beginning of 2014. The alleged victims in the early attempts were only fifteen or sixteen years [or fourteen years] old. Van der Stoep has to appear in court on November 24.

Van der Stoep was from July 2009 to July 2014 for two periods in the European Parliament. First for the PVV [of Geert Wilders], where he gave up his seat after he caused a traffic accident under the influence of liquor, then from December 2011 on as an independent member.

While busy with his paedophile grooming, Daniël van der Stoep on Facebook hypocritically attacked his European Parliament (Green party) colleague Daniel Cohn-Bendit as a ‘piece of shit’ for paedophilia.

Japanese government homophobia, local LGBTQ rights support

This Japanese language video says about itself:

Japan Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward accepts applications for recognition of LGBTQ couples

28 October 2015

Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward on Wednesday began accepting applications from same-sex couples for recognition of their relationship.

The first such program in Japan, it grants recognition of same-sex partnerships as being “equivalent to marriage.”

The first to apply on Wednesday were a female couple, local residents Hiroko Masuhara, 37, and Koyuki Higashi, 30.

“Administrative procedures pose hurdles for same-sex couples, but I was happy because ward office staff welcomed us,” Higashi said.

Couples need to submit notarized documents that prove their relationship is based on love and trust. Shibuya Ward will issue certificates from Nov. 5.

Today, 5 November 2011, Ms Masuhara and Ms Higashi have received their certificate. This video in Japanese is about it.

Dear Koyuki, dear Hiroko, I wish you a happy life full of love together! And let us hope that the present homophobic right-wing Shinzo Abe government in Japan will be gone soon.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

First ‘relationship certificate’ for LGBTQ couple in Japan

Today, 17:11

A district of Tokyo has put a step toward recognizing homosexual couples. They can in Shibuya request a “relationship certificate”. Two women, Hiroko Masuhara and Koyuki Higashi, are the first couple in Japan that has received the document.

The two women see the presentation of the document as an important signal towards LGBTQ people in Tokyo. “I hope this is not just a step forward for Tokyo, but that all of Japan will become a better place to live,” said Higashi.

Better society

Shibuya is known in Japan as a relatively liberal neighbourhood with many foreign residents. At the train station was a large billboard that read: “We support Shibuya, pursuing a better society with a certificate, respecting men, women and diversity.”

The initiative in Shibuya has been immediately followed in the adjoining district of Setagaya. There also the relationship certificate was introduced after the announcement of Shibuya.

The government is not legally bound by the document, but it is hoped that the certificate will give LGBTQ couples the same social status as married couples. In addition to its symbolic value, the document according to Japanese media also has a practical purpose: it could help LGBTQ couples to simplify procedures in hospitals and in the rental housing sector.

In Japan, only heterosexual couples can marry. The Japanese constitution stipulates that a marriage can only happen if it is a straight marriage. Higashi and Masuhara say they are still dreaming of the day when equal marriage will be accepted in Japan.

This video, in English, says about itself:

Japanese LGBT Group Claims Not Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Violates Human Rights

8 July 2015

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations was asked to investigate the Japanese government’s non-recognition of gay marriage as a human rights and constitutional violation.