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[Article Peter Storm]/The Hague, Netherlands: the heat is on

 

 

 

Thursday, 2 July, 2015/ donderdag 2  juli 2015

Below is an article I just wrote for Libcom.org and posted there.

The police killing of Mitch Henriquez has led to three nights of protest and anti-police resistance in The Hague, Several hundreds of young people were out on the hot streets, confronting the cops.

The police killing of Mitch Henriquez has led to three nights of protest and sometimes surprisingly serious anti-police resistance in the Schilderswijk, a poor neighbourhood where the majority of the people living there is of migrant background. Serveral hundreds of youn people confronted the cops for hours on Monday night and again on Wednesday night. But streets in the neighbourhood were not exacty quiet on Tuesday night either.

 

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I am not Charlie/Condemnation of the Charlie Hebdo attacks/No solidarity with racism and Islamophobia

 

CHARLIE HEBDO/RACISTIS IMAGE OF THE BLACK FRENCH
MINISTER OF JUSTICE AS A MONKEY
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In 2011, a special edition of Charlie Hebdo entitled Sharia Hebdo featured a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad on the cover as “guest-editor”, saying: “100lashes if you don’t die of laughter!
CARTOON OF THE PROPHET MOHAMMED
 IN THE SOCALLED ”SHARIA EDITION” OF
CHARLIE HEBDO.
IT’S AN INSULT OF THE PROPHET MOHAMMED AS HOLY
FOR THE ISLAM AND STEREOTYPING OF THE ISLAM
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DENIGRATING AND INSULTING CARTOON OF CHARLIE HEBDO/
SUPPORT FOR FRENCH BURQA BAN WITH AS
TEXT/”OUI AUPORT DE LA BURQA, A L’ENTERIEUR””
[YES/FOR WEARING THE BURQA/FROM INSIDE]
 SEE BLUE HANDKERCHIEF

RACISTIST IMAGE OF WOMEN, WHO ARE ABDUCTED
BY BOKO HARAM/SEE THE FAT LIPS, THE
VAMPIRE TEETH AND STRANGE GRIMACES
THE WAY BLACK PEOPLE WERE DEPICTED IN
THE 19TH CENTURY, TIME OF SLAVERY AND
RACIST THEORIES OF SUPERIORITY
THIS  INFERIOR CARICATURE OF JEWS IN THE NAZI
PROPAGANDA  PAPER ”DER STURMER” HAS RESEMBLANCES
 WITH THE IMAGE OF THE WOMEN [ABOVE], AS THE DEPICTION
OF THE BLACK FRENCH MINISTER OF JUSTICE AS A MONKEY/
THE SAME HATESPEECH, THE SAME THEORY OF SUPERIORITY
People attend a rally to protest against satirical cartoons of prophet Mohammad, near the Heart of Chechnya mosque in Grozny, Chechnya January 19, 2015. (Reuters / Eduard Korniyenko)

People attend a rally to protest against satirical cartoons of prophet Mohammad, near the Heart of Chechnya mosque in Grozny, Chechnya January 19, 2015. (Reuters / Eduard Korniyenko)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

”DON”T BE AFRAID. I WON’T KILL YOU.
YOU’RE A WOMAN”
Sigolène Vinson, one of the survivors of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, has given an account of how her life was spared
Charlie Hebdo, a somewhat obscure magazine, [1] is suddenly is an
international star.
At wednesday 7 january, two masked gunmen killed ten members
of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff and two police officers, during
an editorial meeting. [2]
Soon international political reactions burst out, from over the whole
world. [3]
The Dutch King Willem Alexander showed ”very shocked”, as the Dutch
prime minister Rutte [4] and the other heads of State.
Leitmotiv was the criminal act and, in various terms ”the attack
against freedom of expression, a precious fundamental freedom which we must continue to defend.” [5]
One of the few reactions, which looked farther, was the Indonesian,
which expressed, except a concdemnation  ” fear that Wednesday’s deadly shooting attack on the office of the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, will harm Muslims around the world and hope the international community will be fair with this incident and not generalize it as part of Islam” [6]
Iran pointed out, that ” “making use of freedom of expression… to humiliate the monotheistic religions and their values and symbols is unacceptable.” [7]
And of course the Dutch extreme-right Europese political gangster,
PVV fuhrer G, Wilders [8], as other European racist scum, uttered
their hatespeech and war language against Islam and muslims. [9]
A ”Charlie Hausse” was created and millions in Europe
stood and shouted ”I am Charlie”
Cartoonists published more or less sordid cartoons [some
downright hatespeech] [10] and spontaneous ”I am Charlie”
demonstrations were held. [11]
This was only a prelude to the great Paris Charlie Hebdo March.
But there also were otherl sounds:
Morocco’s Foreign Minister Salahedinne Mezouar didn’t participate
with the Paris Charflie Hebdo March, because cartoons of the
Prophet Mohammed would be carried. [12]
The unity for Charlie Hebdo was not so broad as was
presented in de media:
An investigation of the Journal du Dimanche showed, that
four out of 10 French people think the magazine
Charlie Hebdo should not have published the Prophet
Mohammed cartoons because of the offense to muslims. [13]
A RIGHTFUL ”CHARLIE HAUSSE”?
OR IS THERE SOMETHING ROTTEN AT THE BOTTOM
OF ”CHARLIE”
Of course the killings of 12 people are never to be justified.
Understandable, thjat people want to show their grief and
solidarity.
But there is a big difference between showing your indignation
over a barbarous act and declaring solidarity with a magazine.
Because shouting ”Je suis Charlie” means identification
with the Charlie Hebd Magazine.
AND THAT’S THE POINT!
Because:
What is Charlie Hebdo and do they deserve solidarity?

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[Human Rights Watch]/EU: Much Talk on Rights, Few Results

EU: MUCH TALK ON RIGHTS, FEW RESULTS

 

Political Will, Collective Action Needed to Address Serious Abuses
JANUARY 21, 2014
  • European Union flags fly in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. © Reuters 2012

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Respect for human rights is measured in deeds, not words. Ordinary people, from the homeless in Hungary, to black and Arab teenagers constantly stopped by the police in France, to Syrian asylum seekers in Greece, are paying the price for the lack of robust rights enforcement.
Judith Sunderland, senior Europe and Central Asia researcher

(Brussels) – European Union (EU) leaders in 2013 acknowledged problems of rising intolerance and persistent human rights violations across the EU, but failed to take concerted action, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014. Human Rights Watch documented EU-level developments in migration and asylum, discrimination and intolerance, and counterterrorism, highlighting events in 11 member states, including a new member, Croatia.

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[Human Rights Watch]/Russia: Mass detention of migrants

 

 

RUSSIA: MASS DETENTION OF MIGRANTS

 

Racial Profiling, Arbitrary Detention, Harsh Detention Conditions
AUGUST 9, 2013
OUR REPORT:
Everything about this massive sweep violates Russia’s obligations under international law. Prolonged detention without counsel, ethnic profiling, inhuman conditions – it should stop now.
Tanya Lokshina, Russia program director

(Moscow) – Moscow police have detained thousands of suspected irregular migrants since late July 2013, for alleged violation of migration and employment regulations. Hundreds are in custody, including in a makeshift tent camp in inhuman conditions. Russia should immediately halt these arbitrary detentions and the degrading treatment of migrants.

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