Greek neo-Nazis provoked civil war, seven years later they’re finally declared criminals

A Greek court has ruled that the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn (GD) is a criminal organisation and that GD supporter Yiorgos Roupakias is guilty of the murder of rapper Pavlov Fyssas. But there remain unanswered questions about the role of the police. And why earlier warnings that GD hoped to provoke a civil war in Greece as part of a “strategy of tension” went unheeded. Welcomed ruling The trial commenced in April 2015, two years after the murder of Fyssas. Specifically, the charges concerned an attack by alleged GD members on Egyptian fisherman and an assault on 20 trade unionists, as well as the murder of Fyssas. 18…

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Greensboro Massacre: City Apologizes 41 Years After Cops Allowed Klan, Nazis to Kill 5 Antiracists

Nearly 41 years after Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis shot dead five antiracist activists in the town of Greensboro, North Carolina, the City Council there has passed a resolution apologizing for the attack and the police department’s complicity in the killings. We speak with two survivors of the 1979 attack, Reverend Nelson Johnson and Joyce Hobson Johnson, who say the city’s apology acknowledges “the police knew and chose to do nothing. In fact, they facilitated what we name now as the North American Death Squad.” Source link

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‘Historic victory’ as five years of campaigning forces Cambridge University to divest from climate-wrecking companies

Cambridge University has promised to stop all fossil fuel investments by 2030 after a five-year-long campaign. The university further pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2038. Both direct and indirect investments in fossil fuels will be divested from, while the £3.5bn Cambridge University Endowment Fund will be put towards investing in renewable energy. Student activist group Cambridge Zero Carbon said: This is a historic victory for the divestment movement. After decades of close collaboration with the fossil fuel industry, Cambridge University has been forced to concede to divestment demands put forward by student and staff campaigners. This sends a resounding signal to BP, Shell, and…

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DIS-UNITY DAY: Germany Divided 31 Years After Fall of Berlin Wall

GERMANY was divided on it’s national day of Unity marking the countries re-unification following the Cold War.As German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and many others from around the German nation gathered for an ecumenical service at the St Peter and Paul church in Potsdam, south-west of Berlin mass protests were seen on the streets of Berlin.Chancellor Merkel herself stated that the celebration “will be quieter than the occasion would actually deserve,” due to COVID-19 precautionary measures.In Konstanz a anti-Lockdown event saw hundreds turn out and far-right Third Way and Antifa clashed with Police in Berlin.Germany’s Unity Day celebrates October 3, 1990, when the Federal Republic of…

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Kingdom of Silence: 2 Years After Khashoggi Murder, New Film Explores Deadly U.S.-Saudi Alliance

Two years ago, in a story that shocked the world, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for marriage documents and was never seen again. It was later revealed that Khashoggi — a Saudi insider turned critic and Washington Post columnist — was murdered and dismembered by a team of Saudi agents at the direct order of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. We speak with a friend of Khashoggi and with the director of a new documentary, “Kingdom of Silence,” that tracks not only Khashoggi’s brutal murder and the rise of MBS, but also the decades-long alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia. “What…

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GLEBE ST GANGS: Man Subjected To ‘Years Of Abuse’ Praised By Judge After Representing Self in Court

by Jordan James reporting from Bolton, EnglandA MAN arrested by Police after he reported anti-Social behaviour was praised in court today after he represented himself.The defendant was in Bolton Magistrates Court, Thursday October 1st after being charged with numerous offences relating to a disturbance on a notorious crime-ridden street in Leigh.Refusing to be cowed by what he claims is a ‘Cover-Up’ of crime by Romanian migrants, John O’Malley, 49 was so fed-up of being misrepresented by incompetent lawyers – that he fired FIVE and did the job himself writing a defence statement that was praised by the Judge presiding.Judge Smith presiding remarked that his legal document “looked as…

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GLEBE ST GANGS: Man Subjected To ‘Years Of Abuse’ Praised By Judge After Representing Self in Court

by Jordan James reporting from Bolton, EnglandA MAN arrested by Police after he reported anti-Social behaviour was praised in court today after he represented himself.The defendant was in Bolton Magistrates Court, Thursday October 1st after being charged with numerous offences relating to a disturbance on a notorious crime-ridden street in Leigh.Refusing to be cowed by what he claims is a ‘Cover-Up’ of crime by Romanian migrants, John O’Malley, 49 was so fed-up of being misrepresented by incompetent lawyers – that he fired FIVE and did the job himself writing a defence statement that was praised by the Judge presiding.Judge Smith presiding remarked that his legal document “looked as…

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GLEBE ST GANGS: Man Subjected To ‘Years Of Abuse’ Praised By Judge After Representing Self in Court

by Jordan James reporting from Bolton, EnglandA MAN arrested by Police after he reported anti-Social behaviour was praised in court today after he represented himself.The defendant was in Bolton Magistrates Court, Thursday October 1st after being charged with numerous offences relating to a disturbance on a notorious crime-ridden street in Leigh.Refusing to be cowed by what he claims is a ‘Cover-Up’ of crime by Romanian migrants, John O’Malley, 49 was so fed-up of being misrepresented by incompetent lawyers – that he fired FIVE and did the job himself writing a defence statement that was praised by the Judge presiding.Judge Smith presiding remarked that his legal document “looked as…

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Kate Aronoff: The Climate Crisis Can’t Take 4 More Years of Trump. We Must Push Biden from the Left

In these times of elections, climate chaos and COVID-19, independent news is more important than ever. You turn to Democracy Now! because you trust that when we're reporting on the pandemic or the uprisings against police brutality—or the climate crisis—our coverage is not brought to you by the fossil fuel, insurance or weapons industries or Big Pharma. We count on YOU to make our work possible. Today, a generous supporter will DOUBLE your new monthly donation to Democracy Now!, meaning your gift will go twice as far. This is a challenging time for us all, but if you're able to make a monthly donation and provide us with…

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Coronavirus is disrupting early years education. And it’s the poorest children who’ll suffer the most.

Early years education has been severely impacted by coronavirus, according to a recent report, prompting concerns that disadvantaged children will lose out. The report, conducted by the Education Policy Institute (EPI), found that 71% of staff in the early years sector were furloughed from March to August. During this period, 7% of staff left their posts and 4% were made redundant. Sharon Birch, owner of a nursery in Hartlepool, told the Canary: I had to let eight staff go, and they were the people that were on the lower contracts, that were part-time. It’s just turned everything on it’s head really, especially for vulnerable families. With less staff,…

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