Friday, August 5, 2011

Cables from the class war (Aug 5) - Breivik's sympathizers oddly common among European conservatives

Basque Country: pro-Spanish Tory leader A. Basagoiti makes apology of Breivik. According to him: the relatives of the Monster of Norway are less evil than the relatives of ETA members and Senideak [association of relatives of Basque prisoners]. All this while his native district, Uribe-Kosta dawns immersed in Nazi grafitti. ··> Sare Antifaxista[es] (link 1, link 2).

Italy: Northern League MP M. Borghezo declares that Breivik's philosophy is perhaps great. His party falls short of expelling him. ··> Al Jazeera.

Spain: Police charges against demonstrators. 20 injured, including 7 cops. Unclear number of arrests. ··> BBC, Spanish Revolution (incl. video).

Spain: Salamanca indignant camp evicted by police. People continue in the Plaza Mayor without tents now. Grafitti denounce banks as thieves. ··> La Haine[es] (link 1, link 2).

Syria: Army intensifies massacre in Hama. ··> Al Jazeera.

Chile: police employs brute force against students, reminding of Pinochet's dictatorship. ··> LINYM[es].

Astronomy: briny water flows in Mars. ··> Al Jazeera.

Today's song: Record d'un company (Memory of a comrade) by Tarzán:

Musical version of a poem by Puig Antic, founder of the Iberian Liberation Movement (MIL), an anti-fascist guerrilla, who was executed by the dictatorship.

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