GazaFriends: Captains and passengers were badly treated by Israelis

6 November 2011 — Witness Gaza

Greek captain of the Tahrir Giorgos Klontzas has confirmed the use of violence on him by the israeli soldiers during his interrogation in a interview he gave to http://www.Omniatv.com

He specifically reports that he was handcuffed on hands and feet , very tightly which created a blood circulation problem and that in order to make him give his fingerprints he was held by three soldiers and one was holding him in a strangling way almost suffocating him.

At one point they stuck two fingers in his eyes creating very strong pain. He said that he was very calm, he did not speak aggressively and that he just requested to see a lawyer… He also confirms that some activists were very badly treated.


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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: November 6, 2011

6 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • With Gunfire In Background, Libyan ‘Rebels’ Demand Salaries
  • U.S. AWACS Crew Returns From Greece After Gaddafi Killed
  • Between NATO Summits: Obama To Host Portuguese Counterpart
  • Germany: Pentagon Officials Inspect NATO Global Full-Spectrum Training
  • NATO Commander In Germany To Plan For Chicago Summit, ‘Future Operations’
  • Virginia: NATO Ambassadors Meet On Chicago Summit
  • 60 Percent Of Eurasia: SCO Facilitates Regional Peace, Development
  • SCO: Half Of Humanity, Counterbalance To U.S. And NATO
  • SCO Expanding From Regional To International Force
  • SCO: India, Pakistan To Become Full Members, Turkey Dialogue Partner, Afghanistan Observer

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VIDEO: Occupy Movement in Canada: Occupy Nova Scotia (ONS),The Role of the Top-Down OWS "Media Coordinators" By Amir Alwani

21 October 2011 — Global Researchprisonplanet.comActivist Post

Contributor Amir Alwani was back at Occupy Nova Scotia to document some of the speakers and protesters.  He made some interesting discoveries.  In the first segment, a protester voices his concern over the structure of the General Assembly within the overall movement.  He illustrates the irony that people have taken to the streets as the 99% fed up with the rule by the 1%, yet many congregate in choir fashion around one speaker, often chanting the message of the “leader.”  He is quick to point out that this does not invalidate the entire movement, but it is something we certainly should be mindful of as activists. Continue reading

Ed Miliband and the Political Mainstream By Dan Hind

6 November 2011 — The Return of the World

Ed Miliband has just posted an article in which he notices the existence of the occupation of Saint Paul’s, and of ‘hundreds of similar demonstrations in cities across the world’. The piece is a masterclass in political positioning and it deserves a little close reading.

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