Young cuckoo, reed warbler hatched at webcam


This video says about itself:

Common Cuckoo chick ejects eggs of Reed Warbler out of the nest. David Attenborough‘s opinion.

4 June 2013

This is a clip from “RHYTHMS OF NATURE IN THE BARYCZ VALLEY” movie.

This film tells the story about nature in the Barycz River valley and enormous Milicz ponds. This area is located in the south-western part of Poland (in the middle of Europe). I and my wife made it for 2 years.

Sir David Attenborough, a world-famous BBC nature documentary film maker, after watching the film “Rhythms of Nature in the Barycz Valley” wrote:

“I have viewed Rhythms of Nature with great pleasure.

A lovely place, beautifully filmed”.

For the first time ever worldwide, there is now a life webcam of an Eurasian reed warbler nest in which a female cuckoo had laid an egg.

At that reed warbler nest webcam in the Netherlands, on 5 June 2017 the young cuckoo hatched. A few hours later, the other (reed warbler) egg hatched.

Because it is now bad weather in the Netherlands, the reed warbler parents often stay on the nest; meaning the cuckoo baby has now no chance of expelling the reed warbler baby from the nest.

Polish pro-equal rights march


This video from Poland says about itself:

Parada Równości (Equality Parade) 2017 Warsaw

3 June 2017

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Poland: Gay rights marchers stand up to intolerance

Monday 5th June 2017

TENS of thousands of people marched and danced through the streets of central Warsaw at the weekend during the city’s 17th annual Equality Parade.

The marchers, estimated at 50,000 by organisers and 13,000 by police, appealed for stronger defiance of discrimination and greater acceptance of same-sex unions and marriages.

The annual event is intended as a demonstration of tolerance not only for gays and lesbians but also people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.

Participants carried balloons and the rainbow flags that are the symbol of LGBT rights.

One banner read: “Homophobia causes heart disease.”

Far-right nationalists tried to block the parade at one point, but were removed by police.

Gays and lesbians continue to face significant discrimination in mainly Catholic Poland.

While cities such as Warsaw have grown more tolerant, most gay and lesbian couples are still too afraid to walk down the streets holding hands.

Red-breasted flycatcher video


This is a red-breasted flycatcher video.

I was privileged to see this beautiful bird species in Poland.

‘US, Turkish, Polish governments against free press’


This video from the USA says about itself:

UK: Journalism Helps Terrorism

20 August 2013

“David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, has threatened legal action against the British government after he was detained and searched at Heathrow airport over the weekend, his lawyers said Tuesday.

Miranda argues it was illegal for police to seize data from him and wants to ensure that they do not do anything with the material until a judge has heard his claim…But Britain’s Home Office on Tuesday defended Miranda’s detention, saying the government and police “have a duty to protect the public and our national security.” “If the police believe that an individual is in possession of highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism, then they should act and the law provides them with a framework to do that,” it said…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Laura Smith-Spark / CNN.com.

Freedom House is a pro-Establishment organisation in the USA, financed by the United States government. They usually attack governments which have conflicts with the United States government for real or imaginary violations of human rights. While rarely mentioning such violations in the USA itself, or by governments allied to it.

Now, however, reality has become so blatant that even Freedom House cannot completely neglect it any more.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

‘Worldwide creeping war against journalism

Today, 00:01

Press freedom is under pressure worldwide, research organizations Freedom House and Free Press Unlimited say. In a report, they write that journalists and media organizations have not had such a difficult time since 2003.

The two organizations each year map all kinds of forms of freedom. The researchers conclude that in 2016 press freedom in many countries has deteriorated. As examples, they name Poland, Turkey and the United States.

Governments in the NATO military alliance, all three of them. Like the British government.

“There has never been a president who has shown so much disdain for the press as Trump,” says the report. According to the organizations it is dangerous that the US in the field of press freedom no longer represents a model for other countries.

The USA was already no ‘model for other countries’ when journalists reporting on the protests against the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri were arrested and persecuted for journalism. Long before Trump became president, documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras was already harassed and arrested for making films.

In Poland, the situation has worsened most: that country dropped six places in the ranking.

See also here.

‘Stop Ukrainian government’s anti-Polish racism’


This video from Poland says about itself:

Most monstrous yet forgotten genocide in the history of Europe – Wołyń 1943-2016 – UPA Ukrainians

11 July 2016

Animated movie about the UPA genocide was made by Arkadiusz Olszewski and was used with his approval.

Watch the entire movie “Genocide” with english substitles here.

By Ben Chacko:

Ukraine: Persecuted Poles hold road block protest

Friday 31st march 2017

Kiev government accused of ongoing racism

ETHNIC Poles blocked the international Lviv-Warsaw motorway in Ukraine on Wednesday night in protest against the Kiev government’s anti-Polish racism.

The action followed the firing of an anti-tank rocket at the Polish consulate in Lutsk, which campaigners say is part of a pattern of aggression against people of Polish, Belorussian and Russian descent in Ukraine since the nationalist coup of 2014.

Demonstrators carried placards reading: “This is Our Land,” “Do Not Touch Our Monuments” and “Volyn in our hearts.”

The last is a reference to the Volyn Slaughter of 1943-44, when the nazi-allied Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) massacred over 100,000 Poles in an ethnic cleansing operation.

Since the EU and US-supported putsch of February 2014, Ukraine’s authorities have presented the UPA as freedom fighters against the Soviet Union and glorified Stepan Bandera, the chief of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists of which the UPA was the military wing.

Monuments to the victims of the UPA terror have been desecrated alongside those honouring Red Army soldiers and anti-fascist partisans of the second world war.

Protesters built a barricade of tyres and set it alight, blocking all lanes of the motorway and causing a traffic jam stretching for miles.

Clashes between protesters and security forces were reported, though it is not clear if there were injuries. Activist Taras Kmet called on Poland to “pay attention to how we are humiliated here, how our rights are violated.

“Our government agencies are being shot at. Soon we too will be shot,” he declared, warning of increasing violence against ethnic minorities with the tacit approval of the government.

Mikhail Kononovich, a representative of the local Belorussian community, said Kiev was guilty of “systematic persecutions, physical and moral terror” against Poles, Belorussians and Russians.

He said his community had sent an appeal to “international human rights organisations and the embassies of Belarus, the United States, Russia, Canada and the embassies of the European Union countries” calling for the world to recognise the “grave violations of the rights of national minorities in modern Ukraine.”

Terrorist attack on Polish consulate in Ukraine


This video says about itself:

29 March 2017

The Polish Consulate was hit by a projectile in Lutsk, western Ukraine, Wednesday, damaging the roof of the consulate and shattering the windows. Poland’s consul in Ukraine, Krzysztof Sawicki, asserted that the attack may have come from a grenade launcher.

Krzysztof Sawicki, Poland’s Consul (Ukrainian): “The shell hit the Consulate’s building after midnight, concretely to its roof, 20-30 centimeters above the window of the office apartment where the employee of the Consulate was sleeping. Thank God that nobody was killed.”

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ukraine: Polish consulate ‘attacked by terrorists

Thursday 30th March 2017

THE Polish consulate in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk was hit by an anti-tank rocket overnight in what the consul called a “terrorist attack.”

A hole was blown in the building’s roof above a room where a member of staff was sleeping.

Police found part of a RPG-22 disposable rocket launcher nearby, and said the rocket was fired from a nearby backyard.

Lutsk, the capital of Volyn province northeast of Lvov, is in the western hotbed of far-right Ukrainian nationalism that glorifies WWII nazi collaborators who massacred up to 100,000 Poles in the region.