Saturday, May 7, 2011

May 7 news


European Union: euro falls 2 cents in two days in relation with dollar.

Pushed by the threat of Greek default the European currency (euro, €) felt from $1.43 to $1.41. If this trend would continue (what I rather support, because I think the euro is highly overpriced, hindering European exports), it could reach parity with the US dollar in little more than a month (not likely but dreaming is for free).

Source: Naked Capitalism.

Related: Euronews report on Portuguese economic disaster, the shadow of Chinese imports looming before local bankrupt textile mills:

Basque Country: Many protest with noisy whistles the visit of Spanish Interior Minister, A. Pérez Rubalcaba, to Pamplona.

Image gallery and video at Ateak Ireki.

Basque Country: Bizkargi Eguna celebration forbidden, not since fascism.

The Bizkargi Eguna (Bizkargi Day) is a homage to Basque fighters that has been celebrated in Mt. Bizkargi, site of some of the bloodiest battles of the war of 1936-37. Back in the day, it used to be illegal and the fascist authorities sent the police to dissolve the marchers. This year, by decree of the Spanish Inquisition (Audiencia Nacional) it has been declared illegal again.


West Asia

Yemen: Youth movement calls for Saudi Arabia and USA to stop meddling

In their own words:

We call on the leaders of the Gulf Co-operation Council to stop any initiatives that result in alienating the Yemeni people. We call on the United States, the European Union and the permanent Security Council members to assume their moral responsibility and stop ... meddling directed against the will of the Yemeni people to ensure freedom and democracy.

Source: Al Jazeera (includes video).

Related: video of recent protests in Yemen (from

Syria: Government tanks enter Baniyas 

After bloodily quelling uprising in Deraa, tanks and gunboats are allegedly shooting against civilian areas under the pretext of fighting against Salafism.

Source: Al Jazeera.

Related: video of recent protests in Damascus (from

Arab Spring reaches Palestine

Obviously because of the militarization and apartheid in Palestine the situation won't be like any other country in the region but it is also clear that the revolutionary process can't but end up reaching by.

And in fact that is what is happening, the recent unity agreement by Hamas and Fatah being just one aspect of this new drive. But Palestinian Youths are overwhelming these two old political forces and forming their own boundless movement.

More on this story at Al Jazeera.

On the privileged side of the wall of shame, Jews sans frontieres report today how the establishment of the racist Jewish state is extremely worried about the BDSM (Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions Movement) and the growing pressure it will unavoidably put on Israel until the apartheid is finally dismantled.


Guerrero, Mexico: Gay activist stoned to death in Chilipacingo

Quetzacoatl Leijia Herrera, prominent speaker of the local CEPRODEHI institute, was murdered by unknown aggressors near the Palace of Congress, where the first Mexican Congress met in 1813. Forsenic analysis allowed to know that he had been killed by several stone blows to his head.

Source: Sare Antifaxista[es].

Honduras: violent police repression against popular demonstration

More arrested as police repress protests at San Pedro Sula against the Honduras is open for business campaign, that offers almost slave labor, the possibility of destroying the environment without punishment and virtually no taxes for foreign investors.

At least the following people have been arrested: Wendy Aguilar, Simey Flores, Ian Díaz, Jaime Martínez, Apdi Baquedano, María Leocadia Hernández, Yovana Isidora Cabrera y José Alexis Gómez (minor).

Source: LINYM[es], Honduras a la Venta.

See also: yesterday's entry in this blog.

USA: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take no more radiation measures

EPA leaves the super-power intentionally blind as more and more radiation arrives from Japan. It would seem that, being invisible, if nobody measures radiation then there is no radiation problem.

Source: Washington's Blog.

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