Tag Archives: Policeviolence

[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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Dutch police officer, who shot Rishi Chandrikasing, acquitted/Court gives police licence to kill

Bloemen voor doodgeschoten Rishi

Station Hollands Spoor drie dagen nadat Rishi C. van 17 werd doodgeschoten door een politieman.

The Hague Station ”Hollands Spoor”/Flowers for the 17 years old Rishi,

who was shot by a police officer

Foto ANP

PHOTO RISHI CHANDRIKASINGH
RISHI CHANDRIKASINGH/RIP
PHOTO RISHI CHANDRIKASING
AUF DER FLUCHT ERSCHOSSEN
Dear Readers,
Not only the acquittal of the Dutch policeofficer, who shot Rishi
Chandrikasing to death, is an absolute scandal, it’s also a great risk.
For when a cop, who caused the death of a defenseless, unarmed civilian, is going
to work again, he is a great danger to society.
It can happen again.
Now there are people, who allege. that Rishi himself was no peach either [or to put it otherwise:
had a criminal record] [1], doesn’t matter at all.
Fact is, that any human being, whether ”respected citizen” or not, has a right to life and protection
of his/hers life, and that thew police has no right to end that life, when tere is no obvious case of self
defence.
And there wasn’t, since Rishi was running for the police [2]

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Martin Luther King’s speech ”I have a dream”/August 28 1963

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S SPEECH

I HAVE A DREAM

AUGUST 28 1963

 

On 28 August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his magnificent “I have a dream speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Below is the full text of his speech.

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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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[Human Rights Watch]/Xenios Zeus and the True Meaning of Greek Hospitality

XENIOS ZEUS AND THE TRUE MEANING OF GREEK HOSPITALITY

July 9, 2013

 

Author(s):

Eva Cossé

Published in:

Open Democracy

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The Greek authorities should revise Greece’s general stop and search powers, including for Operation Xenios Zeus, and adopt legal and policy reforms to ensure that all measures to identify irregular migrants fully comply with national and international law prohibiting discrimination.

“Police officers came to the door and said ‘All blacks out, all blacks out,’” Tupac told me as he recalled how police officers forced him and other black and Asian passengers out of a bus in central Athens for an identity check in early February. After pulling him off the bus, the police held Tupac, a Guinean registered asylum seeker, for approximately 10 hours to check his legal status in Greece.

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[Speech of Joke Kaviaar, held at the demonstration at 10th august, which concluded the No Border Camp Rotterdam 2013]/Faces of deportation: Accuse the profiteers

FACES OF DEPORTATION: ACCUSE THE PROFITEERS

SPEECH OF JOKE KAVIAAR AT 10TH AUGUST 2013

HELD AT THE DEMONSTRATION THAT CONCLUDED THE NO BORDER CAMP ROTTERDAM 2013

 

Opinie, gepost door: Joke Kaviaar op 11/08/2013 08:12:55

The article below is the text of a speech held during the demonstration to conclude the No Border Camp in Rotterdam August 2 -10. This demonstration was held on Saturday August 10 (Report with video’s here.).

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[Human Rights Watch]/Egypt/Many protesters shot in head or chest

 

EGYPT: MANY PROTESTERS SHOT IN HEAD OR CHEST

Risk of Further Killings as Security Officials Threaten to Forcibly Break up Sit-Ins
JULY 28, 2013
  • Medical volunteers and supporters of deposed President Morsy comfort a man who lost a relative during clashes with police.

    © 2013 Reuters
  • Bodies of supporters of deposed President Morsy are laid at a field hospital near the scene of clashes in Nasr city.

    © 2013 Reuters
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The use of deadly fire on such a scale so soon after the interim president announced the need to impose order by force suggests a shocking willingness by the police and by certain politicians to ratchet up violence against pro-Morsy protesters.
Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East and North Africa director

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