Thursday, July 31, 2014

Political persecution against Basques continues

20 Basque citizens were sentenced to prison penalties between 15 months and three years in yet another imperialist mock trial, another expression of the colonialist power exerted by Castile-Spain on the Southern Basque Country.

The Audiencia Nacional political court (alias the Inquisition), created by Franco in order to persecute political dissidents and protect the regime's brutality and corruption, decreed with no evidence other than totally biased police reports that the political parties and coalitions People's Unity (HB), We Basque Citizens (EH) and Unity (Batasuna) were mere tools of the Basque guerrilla ETA and that the social centers known as People's Taverns (Herriko Tabernak in Basque) were financial tools of ETA (without any detail of how that could be, particularly considering that ETA had its own revolutionary tax financing system). 

In the detail of the sentences to each of the accused, the evidence comes to be something like lack of express condemnation of ETA merely being member of one of the above mentioned parties. In other words: they are being declared guilty by their opinions and political activity.

In the case of Rufi Etxeberria he is being sentenced (also) for declining to help with a revolutionary tax payment in 1993. He was contacted by Joseba Egibar (a prominent EAJ-PNV leader) to do so and it has been clearly established that he flatly rejected the proposition.

Only one of the judges, Clara Bayarri, issued a dissident vote claiming that all the accused should be acquitted. 

Beside the prison penalties, 111 People's Taverns are to be confiscated by the state. 

The trial has lasted for 12 years, beginning in 2003 when the Inquisition declared the three parties (roughly successor of each other) illegal. The defense will appeal to the Supreme Court, what leaves the sentence suspended by the moment. 

What is clear from the continued political repression against Basques, even now that ETA is knee-deep in a unilateral process of disarmament, is that for Castile-Spain it does not matter if the struggle for Basque freedom is performed by violent or peaceful means, the only thing that matters to them is that we do not bow to the imperialist imposition.

Source: Gara[es].

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kiev attacks Malaysian experts attempting to reach the air catastrophe in East Ukraine

Aircraft from the Kiev Fascist Junta shot Malaysian experts[es] attempting to reach the spot where the airplane fell days ago after, almost certainly, being shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force in some twisted plot for a false-flag attack (as it has become just way too usual in the last decades).

The Malaysian experts had to flee back to Donetsk where the authorities of the People's Republic gave them the two black boxes of the downed airplane (picture right).

Kiev has rejected to comply with the OSCE and UN demanded cease fire and humanitarian corridor to investigate the downing of the civilian airplane. Russia has demanded that "the West" forces Ukraine to comply with the ceasefire.

Russia has also posed a list of 10 questions to Kiev and Washington to be explained regarding the catastrophe of MH17:
  1. Why did the MH17 plane leave the international corridor?
  2. Was MH17 leaving the route a navigation mistake or was the crew following instructions by Ukrainian air traffic controllers in Dnepropetrovsk?
  3. Why was a large group of air defense systems deployed to the militia-held area if the self-defense forces have no planes?
  4. Why did Kiev deploy BUK missile systems on the edge of militia-controlled zones directly before the tragedy?
  5. On the day of the crash Kiev intensified Kupol-M1 9S18 radar activity, key BUK system components. Why?
  6. What was a military plane doing on the route intended for civilian flights?
  7. Why was the military jet flying at so close to a passenger plane?
  8. Where did the launcher – from the video circulated by Western media and showing a Buk system being moved allegedly from Ukraine to Russia – come from? As the video was made on the territory controlled by Kiev, where was the launcher being transported?
  9. Where is it right now? Why are some of the missiles missing on the launcher? When was the last time a missile was launched from it?
  10. Why haven’t US officials revealed the evidence supporting claims that the MH17 was shot down by a missile launched by the militia?
See also this throughout analysis at Global Research.

Comparison of routed flight and actual flight.

Monday, July 21, 2014

ETA dissolves its operational structures

In spite of zero or even negative advances by the Spanish and French authorities, the Basque guerrilla ETA is taking further steps in their unilateral demilitarization of the conflict. 

ETA states the following goals:
  • Overcoming the consequences of the confrontation.
  • Guaranteeing civil and political rights.
  • Agreement to build a democratic environment, in which every project is possible, including independence, being this the word and decision of the Basque citizens.
ETA confirms their determination to end the phase of armed conflict but they reaffirm their goals of independence and socialism, but they understand that the armed conflict is being replaced by a democratic political conflict. 

In this sense, they announce the following new steps:
  • To deactivate their operational and logistical structures
  • To offer their arsenals for supervised sealing
  • To direct their efforts to political activities
  • Internal reorganization towards these peace and political goals

They demand:
  • The liberation of all political prisoners and refugees, including ETA members
  • An orderly and agreed disarmament process
  • The demilitarization of Basque society (today occupied by many military and police facilities)

Source: full ETA communication at Gara[eus]. See also synthesis at Naiz Info[es].

Police repression of solidarity with Palestine in Paris - 50,000 march in London for Gaza

As I mentioned before the fascistoid Government of Manuel Valls tried to forbid a demonstration of solidarity with Gaza in Paris. In the last minute the courts reversed the Government's decision and authorized it but by then only the New Anticapitalist Party was standing for the march, legal or not. 

For two hours the demonstration, which gathered several thousands, marched through Paris chanting "we all are Palestinians", "no to Gaza blockade", "Israel assassin, Hollande accomplice", etc.

However at 16:20 police attacked the march, apparently unprovoked, triggering a street battle around the North Rail Station of the city. 

Source: Webguerrillero[es].

50,000 march in London

In England instead everything was more peaceful and some 50,000 people (up to 100,000, according to some sources) marched through the streets of London in support of the victims of Zionist murderous madness. 

Some few hundreds fascists rallied in support of Genocide in a separate location.

Source: Jews sans frontieres.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

French State bans Palestine solidarity demos

Surprising even for a government led by such a fascist beast as Manuel Valls. As the British conservative newspaper Daily Mail reports
France's Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine.

In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted.

Mr Cazeneuve said there was a ‘threat to public order’, while opponents said he was ‘criminalising’ popular support of the Palestinian people. 

Jews sans frontieres also mentions that this has been pushed by a fascist organization known as Jewish Defense League (LDJ by its French acronym but an international group), which has been actively attacking Internationalist protests against the genocide in Gaza.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Novorossiya reports suggest widespread defeat of Ukrainian Army

While the report is authored by the Lugansk People's Republic Militia, what implies an unhidden bias, I find it quite interesting that they are able to report so many details on Ukraine's military defeats, desertions and disorganization.

They report:
  • Sustained loses on a failed Ukrainian offensive
  • Liberation of Marinovka
  • Several military jets' being hit
  • Three "Uki" brigades fleeing in panick
  • Many desertions, even among Nazi death squads' ranks: On the hottest parts of the front, Ukies have been observed throwing away their weapons, taking off their military markings, with some even removing their uniforms and changing into civilian clothes, and running toward the Russian border. Those who have no civilian clothes with them run with peeled-off epaulets. Some, and, in particular, members of the punitive battalions and Praviy Sector militants, have been seen stripping to their underwear.

It seems quite apparent that, while the Kiev Junta may have the theoretical means, in the field of morale and actual effective fighting, it is the Popular Republics who are doing a lot better.

Zionists invade Gaza Ghetto by land

It is unclear which are their goals but this is the first such land intervention by the Zionist Colony in the Gaza Strip since they evacuated it in 2005.

It is however apparent that the Zionist State is probably behind the offshore gas wealth of Gaza, already controlled de facto by the Zionists but legally disputed by the UN-recognized Palestine State, and it may well also attempt a throughout genocide in the massive open air prison, forcing the exit of most of its 1.7 million denizens (mostly refugees from other parts of Palestine, now annexed to "Israel") to Egypt or even kill them on the spot with chemical weapons, which are known to have been used already in the few hours that the attack has lasted. 

The Zionist campaign seems dead set into occupying all Gaza and has absolutely no qualms about murdering civilians, including children and the infirm.

My understanding is that they want to implement a massive genocide in all the residual Palestine and that this Gaza "campaign" is just the beginning. The very convenient presence of the so-called Islamic State in neighboring areas and the firm pro-Imperial grip of the Military Junta in Egypt make it impossible that anyone seriously challenges the Zionist genocidal campaign so they are quite probably attempting to kill or expel all Palestinians still living in their homeland in a new edition of the 1948 Nakba.

If the Zionist State succeeds in Gaza, next will be the West Bank and Galilee, where the Native Palestinian population is still dominant. Dissident "Israelis" are also being targeted by Jewish Superiority Nazi mobs, which have been unleashed through much of the suffering country of Palestine.

Meanwhile the Zionist allies in Europe and North America just look elsewhere and pretend this is just a "war" with a particularly uncomfortable high civilian death toll.

Sources: RT, AJ.

Amsterdam flight shot down by Ukraine's Junta

While the Junta is, as usual, trying to blame the democratically seceded Novorossiya Federation, just as they did when they bombed the Russian village of Donetsk days ago, the fact is that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had just deployed anti-aircraft batteries in the area where the plane was shot down. 

The Novorossiya militias just don't have that sort of anti-aircraft capabilities but only the simpler kind that reaches to 3-4 Km, totally unable to hit the airplane at cruise height.

Twitter reports by airport controllers also tell that the airplane was being "escorted" by two Ukraine's fighter jets just before it was shot down.

The Malaysian Airlines Boeing-777 covering the route Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur was shot down yesterday killing 298 people, mostly European tourists en route to Malaysia. Some 150 of the victims are Dutch.

Airlines have rerouted all commercial flights in order to avoid Ukraine's airspace.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Internationalists form "human shield" to Zionist attacks against Gaza Hospital

The genocide in Gaza continues by the mad hand of the Zionazis. They know no shame nor fear any punishment, knowing that the US Empire backs them unconditionally. They have repeatedly threatened and actually attacked, injuring two, the Al-Wafa Hospital (pictured), forcing the direction of the hospital to evacuate all those who could leave the hospital and move to the lower floors those who could not. 

It is not the only medical facility attacked by the Zionazi forces, who have already murdered several patients in other similar buildings. 

But the Zionazi genocidal bullying has not remained unchallenged: eight brave international activists have occupied the vacated top floors of the hospital in a near-suicidal attempt to force the hand of the Zionist colonists. The so-called Israeli Self-Defense Forces (ah, the cruel sarcasm of the gratuitous adjectives!) know that they are staying there and they hold Israel sole responsible of their lives, which they offer to save the humanitarian facility. 

The eight nonviolent activists are from all over the World
Source: Kaos en la Red[es].