Norwegian mosque gunman news update


This 11 August 2019 United States TV video from Norway says about itself:

Norway mosque worshipper recounts encounter with gunman

A worshipper recounted on Sunday (August 11) how he wrestled with a gunman who fired shots into a mosque in Baerum, Norway on Saturday (August 10), in what is now being treated as a potential terrorist attack.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

The 21-year-old man suspected of committing an attack on a mosque in Norway claims he is innocent. He also denies having murdered his 17-year-old step-sister.

The lifeless body of the young woman was found in the man’s house after the attack. Furthermore, the man refuses to talk to police, his lawyer said.

Later today he will be in court. That session takes place behind closed doors.

Safety precautions

On Saturday a terrorist with shotguns entered the Al-Noor mosque in Bærum, near Oslo. He fired four shots. A person was slightly injured … The suspect was quickly overpowered, eg, by a 65-year-old mosque visitor.

According to correspondent Dirk Evers, that was no coincidence. The mosque had taken measures since the racist attack on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, where 51 people died. …

Inspired by other terrorists

Yesterday it was announced that the Norwegian police suspect the man of attempted terror. He has right-wing extremist ideas and is said to have announced his attack on the small online forum Endchan.

He may have been inspired by the Christchurch terrorist. He placed his extreme right-wing manifesto on the controversial forum 8chan. The perpetrator of the racist attack in El Paso last weekend (22 dead) also placed a similar manifesto on 8chan.

The suspect is believed to be Philip Manshaus; an admirer of World War II Norwegian nazi leader Vidkun Quisling. Quisling helped the German occupiers to deport Norwegian Jews (and Norwegian Sami, whom Quisling also considered to be an ‘inferior race’) to death camps.

POLICE INVESTIGATING NORWAY MOSQUE SHOOTING AS TERROR An attack by a gunman at a Norwegian mosque on Saturday will be investigated as a possible act of terrorism. The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the Norwegian capital had expressed far-right, anti-immigrant views online, assistant chief of police Rune Skjold said. [Reuters]

While only three people were present at the time of the attack, more than a dozen had been praying in the mosque for the Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday only 10 minutes earlier. Had Manshaus struck a short time before, a large number of people may have been killed. Manshaus is also suspected of murdering his 17-year-old adopted Chinese stepsister, whose body was found at the family home on Saturday. … Both Tarrant and Manshaus cited Breivik as a role model. Manshaus’ Instagram account contains three pictures: two of himself, and one of Breivik performing the Nazi salute in court: here.

Norway Warns Of Possible Far-Right Terror Attack In The Next Year. The country’s domestic security agency says there’s a risk that extremists have been emboldened to act after a series of far-right terror attacks earlier this year.

USA: White Supremacists Committed At Least 73 Murders Since Charlottesville: ADL: here.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING TO SHOOT UP WALMART Police said they’ve arrested a 26-year-old Florida man suspected of being a white supremacist for allegedly threatening to shoot up a Walmart right after a gunman killed nearly two dozen people at one of the superstores in El Paso, Texas. [HuffPost]

Amazon billionaire boss Bezos’ hypocrisy on privacy


This 11 February 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Glenn Greenwald: As Bezos Protests Invasion of His Privacy, Amazon Builds Global Surveillance State

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is publicly accusing the owner of the National Enquirer of “extortion and blackmail” weeks after the paper revealed details about his extramarital affair [with an ex-Rupert Murdoch employee]. Bezos had recently hired a private investigator to determine how the tabloid newspaper obtained private text messages between him and his lover, and whether the paper’s actions were politically motivated. The National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media, Inc., responded to Bezos’s investigation by threatening to publish revealing photos of Bezos if he did not agree to publicly state that the Enquirer’s coverage was not politically motivated or influenced by political forces.

We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald about the dispute and Amazon’s role in building the surveillance state.

Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post Has Run 4 Op-Eds Attacking Bernie Sanders Since Tuesday: here.

BEZOS GIRLFRIEND’S BROTHER ‘SOLD PRIVATE TEXTS’ Contrary to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ suspicions that the White House, Saudi Arabia or hackers sold racy messages between himself and his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez to The National Enquirer, a new report claims it was her brother Michael — who allegedly was paid $200,000 by the magazine’s publisher. [HuffPost]

May 09, 2019, by Common Dreams: ‘Alexa, Stop Spying on My Kids’: FTC Complaint Charges Amazon’s Echo Dot Violates Child Privacy Law. “Amazon markets Echo Dot Kids as a device to educate and entertain kids, but the real purpose is to amass a treasure trove of sensitive data that it refuses to relinquish even when directed to by parents.”

Students’ pro-climate strikes coming to the USA


This June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Rebel HQ’s Emma Vigeland covered a clash between Trump supporters and climate activists outside the Democratic Debate in Miami, Florida.

After high school students’ strikes against climate change and governments’ inaction about it in Australia … in Belgium … in the Netherlands and elsewhere … now the United States of America.

And in the lower tweet, British Dutch primary school pupil Lilly Platt reminds us it is not just high school students.

People in the United States could see tens of thousands of extra violent crimes every year — because of climate change alone: here.

War profiteers pay media attacking Bernie Sanders


This 7 February 2019 video from the USA is called NBC’s Bernie Bashing Segment Sponsored By Defense Contractor.

In which NBC is a corporate TV network, where a critical journalist recently left, sick of NBC’s pro-war propaganda.

Bernie is Bernie Sanders, independent United States senator, and 2016, and maybe 2020, candidate for becoming the Democratic party nominee. He is an opponent of the Trump-Saudi crown prince bloody war on the people of Yemen; and sometimes criticizes the military-industrial complex.

And ‘Defense Contractor‘ is an euphemism for the more accurate terms war profiteer, or merchant of death.

United States political update


This 30 September 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Sanders & Bipartisan Coalition Reintroduce Resolution to End Support for Yemen War

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), along with Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Ken Buck (R-Co.) will hold a press conference today at 12:15 p.m. to announce the reintroduction of a resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

This 29 September 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

“It’s About Oil Again..” [Democratic Congresswoman and presidential candidate] Tulsi [Gabbard] SLAMS Establishment With Tweet About Venezuela.

John Bolton makes a startling and revealing quote about our current involvement with Venezuela. And once again, Tulsi has no problem calling the establishment out on its bullshit.

This 27 September 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Hillary [Clinton]’s Back, Attacking Bernie [Sanders] and Praising Kamala [Harris].

United States 2020 presidential election candidates news


This 29 January 2019 video from the USA is called Centrist Billionaire [Howard Schultz, traditionally a Democrat] Wants To Run For President As An Independent.

‘Centrism’ is often an euphemism for being economically, or militaristically, right-wing.

As we also see with Mr Schulz: he is a supporter of the censorship practicing militarist Atlantic Council, according to this article, called Howard Schultz Is A Tone-Deaf Billionaire Who Thinks He Should Be President. Sound Familiar?

Senator [and presidential candidate] Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tore into former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz after he mocked her plan to raise taxes on the very wealthy.

At a press event in New Hampshire on Tuesday, billionaire businessman [ex-Republican, now maybe another Democratic presidential candidate] Michael Bloomberg said that Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to tax the ultra-rich was “probably unconstitutional,” and suggested it could lead to people “starving to death”, as in Venezuela. … On Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, Warren shot back. “Billionaires like Howard Schultz & Michael Bloomberg want to keep a rigged system in place that benefits only them and their buddies”, Warren wrote. “And they plan to spend gobs of cash to try and buy the Presidency to keep it that way. Not on my watch”: here.

GOP HAPPY TO LET SCHULTZ BASH DEM POLICIES An independent presidential bid by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wouldn’t only threaten Democrats by siphoning anti-Trump votes, it could also hurt the party’s messaging on critical issues like health care, taxes and spending. [HuffPost]

This 29 January 2019 video from the USA is called Elizabeth Warren Proposes A ‘Wealth Tax’ On The Top 1%.

This 29 January 2019 video from the USA is called [Democratic politician and maybe presidential candidate Joe] Biden 2020 Would Be A Glib Centrist Flop.

This 29 January 2019 video from the USA is called REPORT: Hillary [Clinton] ‘Hasn’t Ruled OutRunning For President Again.

KLOBUCHAR ACCUSED OF BULLYING STAFF At least three people have withdrawn from consideration to lead Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s nascent 2020 presidential campaign — in part because of the Minnesota Democrat’s history of mistreating her staff. [HuffPost]

DEMS DIVIDED ON IMPEACHING TRUMP Five leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination weighed in on President Donald Trump’s culpability following the release of the Mueller report. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg had impeachment opinions ranging from full speed ahead to keep investigating. [HuffPost]

Ghanaian ex-United Nations secretary Kofi Annan, RIP


Today, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has died.

He was born in Ghana. He studied economics and management in the USA. Nevertheless, he did not always agree with United States government policy.

In 2011, when he was no longer UN General Secretary, Annan criticized the NATO war on Libya; which would lead to horrible, still continuing bloodshed and human rights disasters like the reintroduction of slavery; which had been abolished in Libya when it was still legal in, eg, the USA and in the Dutch colonial empire.

In 2015, Annan said that the Iraq war of George W Bush and Tony Blair was the basic cause of ISIS terrorism. Though many others, including then United States President Obama, United States General Michael Flynn and George W Bush’s ex-neo-colonial viceroy in Iraq, Paul Bremer, agree with that, telling this truth still infuriates warmongers in the USA and elsewhere.

Refugees and racism in Greece update


This video from Greece is called Farmakonisi, Greece: Fortress Europe kills, even children (subtitles: Greek, English, French, Italian and Spanish).

From Ekathimerini daily in Greece, Wednesday February 19, 2014:

Another body found off Farmakonisi, taking total to 10

The bodies of three of the undocumented migrants who drowned off the Dodecanese island of Farmakonisi last month were located by coast guard divers late on Tuesday.

A fourth body was also found in the vessel that sank on January 20 after it was recovered by the Greek coast guard on Wednesday.

The bodies found on Tuesday were those of two boys, one aged between 1 and 2 years and a 10-year-old, and a woman aged around 30, according to the officials.

The body found in the vessel on Wednesday was that of a young girl.

The discovery brought the number of bodies recovered to 10 while one migrant remains unaccounted for.

Sixteen migrants were rescued in the incident, some of whom alleged that a Greek coast guard patrol vessel attempted to tow the migrants boat back to Turkish waters, causing it to sink.

Dimitris Bandias: “I would apologise again for the Farmakonisi incident: here.

Refugees describe dire conditions in Greek migrant detention centres: here.

On Location: Why refugees to Greece are sewing their mouths shut: here.

New incident of violence in Amyygdaleza. Police officer hits an immigrant after asking for a painkiller: here.

Hundreds of Greek Roma held a protest in central Athens Friday calling for equal treatment, better living conditions and free access to health: here.

Golden Dawn’s entire parliamentary group to be summoned for questioning: here.

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No werewolf in the Netherlands


This music video from California in the USA is called Jerry Garcia Band Performs “Werewolves of LondonHalloween ’92 Oakland.

These werewolves exist only in the song. And they don’t seem to exist in te Netherlands either.

Translated from dichtbij.nl in the Netherlands:

‘Werewolf’ in Zeeheldenbuurt probably fantasy

Nicolai Brannan, editor

24 January 2014

Leiden – The story of, maybe, a werewolf in the Zeeheldenbuurt neighbourhood in Leiden is probably made ​​up. Police have said this to the Leidsch Dagblad newspaper. Earlier this week there was a report ​​to the police that a person dressed as a werewolf scared ​​children.

The police assumes that the story was invented by a child with an active imagination.

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Antarctic 100-year-old photo negatives discovery


This video about the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition is called Endurance, Shackleton and the Antarctic.

From Discovery News:

100-Year-Old Negatives Found in Antarctica: Photos

Dec 30, 2013 11:00 AM ET

Frozen Block

Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators recently made a stunning discovery: a box of 22 exposed but unprocessed negatives, frozen in a block of ice for nearly one hundred years.

The negatives were recovered from a corner of a supply hut that British explorer Robert Falcon Scott established to support his doomed expedition to the South Pole from 1910-1913. Scott and his men reached the South Pole but died on the trip home.

The hut was next used by the Ross Sea Party of Sir Ernest Shackleton‘s 1914-1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition after they were stranded on Ross Island when their ship, the Aurora, blew out to sea. This party is believed to have left behind the undeveloped negatives.

The cellulose nitrate negatives are seen here as they were found — frozen in ice.