Category Europe

Sam Jones: Symbolic resolution approved to remove El Caudillo’s remains from mausoleum, but for some it is more than a little late

‘It’s shameful for Franco’s victims’: Spanish MPs vote to exhume dictator | World news | The Guardian – Although the memorial – partly built by captured republicans and political prisoners – is officially meant to commemorate the estimated 500,000 people killed during the conflict, Franco and Primo de Rivera rest in the only two visible […]

#Germany church finally apologises for #Namibia

Common Space – #ShekuBayoh: Family react with anger to Kenny MacAskill “hunting Police Scotland” remarks

Common Space – Sheku Bayoh: Family react with anger to Kenny MacAskill “hunting Police Scotland” remarks – Writing for a police magazine, Police Professional, MacAskill said: “An assumption of institutional racism and homicide are alluded to without awaiting the outcome of complex and highly thorough investigations into a specific incident. “The fact that the police […]

The Inuit Discovery of Scotland in 1682 | Jardine’s Book of Martyrs

These Finnmen seem to be some of these people that dwell about the Fretum Davis [i.e., the Davis Strait], a full account of whom may be seen in the natural & moral History of the Antilles [by Rochefort], Chap. 18. One of their Boats sent from Orkney to Edinburgh is to be seen in the […]

We are Women Against Rape but we do not want Julian Assange extradited | Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff | Comment is free | The Guardian

In over 30 years working with thousands of rape victims who are seeking asylum from rape and other forms of torture, we have met nothing but obstruction from British governments. Time after time, they have accused women of lying and deported them with no concern for their safety. We are currently working with three women […]

‘Racist golly’ costumes worn in town parade – Telegraph

Donna Plowman, who chairs the Wick Gala Committee, said: “Police approached us on Monday as they were making inquiries into certain participants after receiving concerns about people dressing up as Golliwogs and the Jackson Five.”On the night in question, none of the organisers saw these participants as we were busy elsewhere running the float parade.”We […]

Wilders Rassismus muss in Dresden bekämpft werden | Die Freiheitsliebe

Das sich dieser Hetze in Deutschland linke Parteien und Gewerkschaften entgegenstellen ist ein gutes Zeichen, dass die offene Hetze noch nicht so akzeptiert ist, wie in anderen westeuropäischen Staaten. In dem Aufruf der Linken heißt es dem entsprechend folgerichtig: “Neu ist daran nicht das Ideologiegemisch aus Rassismus, Chauvinismus, Homophobie und nationalkonservativen Versatzstücken, sondern der Erfolg […]

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists – We consider the fact that Britain First has now targeted black and anti-racist leadership to be a serious escalation. This decision by Britain First will have profound implications for black and anti -racist leadership in the UK. We […]

Black mum baffles midwife after giving birth to white baby | The Voice Online

Even though Jonah has a white father, doctors say the chances of him being white too were an incredible one in a million. The parents were equally surprised by their sons unexpected colour as was the midwife who delivered him. “The midwife looked at me and looked down at Jonah and then at me again […]

Swedish slave trade – Wikipedia

The Scandinavian slave trade mainly occurred in the early history of Sweden when the trade of thralls (Old Norse: þræll) was one of the pillars of the Norse economy. During the raids, the Vikings often captured and enslaved militarily weaker peoples they encountered, but took the most slaves in raids of the British Isles and […]

The day I called Malcolm X to fight racism in Birmingham’s white only pubs – Mirror Online

“We went to the Blue Gate Pub,” says the dad-of-two. “It was notorious in those days for racism. Black people were only served in the bar room and weren’t allowed in the lounge or smoke room. “Indian and Asian people were only served out of glasses with a handle. The plain glasses were for white […]

Britain First Kiss Goodbye Any Credibility With Facebook Post On ‘Muslim Obama’ Conspiracy

In response to the absence of a United States contingent at the huge solidarity march in Paris on Sunday, the pseudo-political group joined the ranks of fully signed up conspiracy theorists with an explanation that would make Donald Trump blush: Post by Britain First. Latching on to a conspiracy theory more than a decade after it was […]

Muslim Man Hailed for Life-Saving Courage During Paris Siege | Afro

In the days after the bloody end of twin French hostage crises Friday, stories of life-saving courage are beginning to filter out. One of the most striking is the story of Lassana Bathily, a young immigrant from Mali who literally provided police with the key to ending the hostage crisis at the supermarket. Bathily was […]

Günter Wallraff “Undercover Schwarzer”

Der Wallraff-Film “Schwarz auf Weiß” wird Ende Oktober uraufgeführt und sorgt bereits bundesweit für Aufsehen – aber auch Kritik. Die schwarze Autorin Noah Sow wirft Wallraff vor, er äffe Minderheiten nach. Im Interview mit betont sie, das Wissen über Alltagsrassismus sei längst präsent, die Weißen müssten nur aufhören, dieses zu ignorieren. via ▶ Günter […]

Stieg Larsson, the man behind Lisbeth Salander

Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was a Swedish writer and journalist. Prior to his sudden death of a heart attack in November 2004 he finished three detective novels in his trilogy “The Millenium-series” which were published posthumously; “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest”. […]

Football fans and neo-Nazis clash with police in Cologne | World news | The Guardian

Police in riot gear used batons, pepper spray and water canons to contain the situation and made six arrests. A police union spokesperson told Die Welt that they were dealing with a new phenomenon inside the German football hooligan scene which could become highly dangerous.Earlier this month, the northern German cities of Hamburg and Celle […]

Lee Jasper Official Blog: UKIP, the Metropolitan Police Service and high corruption .

She told me that when she joined UKIP, she assumed the accusations of racism, were just the overblown claims of a hostile press. However as the months passed she became increasingly concerned. Once she had read the draft of Gerard Battens UKIPs Charter for Muslim Understanding, Dismantling Multiculturalism, a rancid and deeply disturbing document, that […]

FOCUS | Polish Minister: We Gave US ‘Blow Job’

According to a transcript of excerpts of the conversation that was published by Wprost on its Internet site, Sikorski told Rostowski: “You know that the Polish-US alliance isn’t worth anything.””It is downright harmful, because it creates a false sense of security … Complete bullshit. We’ll get in conflict with the Germans, Russians and we’ll think […]

“A nigger is a nigger and a Swede is a Swede”. Top leaders of Sweden’s main gov party stating position on Mandela’s struggle against apartheid | The PROFESSORS’ BLOG – Science, Culture & Human Rights For All

For instance, the head of the Moderates of that time, Mr Ulf Adelsohn, declared in opposition to the boycott against the South African apartheid regime by 1985, that such boycott from the part of the Swedes would cause the “poor niggers be left without work” [”de stackars negrerna annars skulle stå utan jobb”] [1]. When […]

Irish fair skin can be traced to India and the Middle East –

A major new US study at Penn State University has found that Europeans’ light skin stems from a gene mutation from a single person who lived 10,000 years ago.Scientists made the discovery after identifying a key gene that contributes to lighter skin color in Europeans, and the Irish fall into this category.The Mail Online reports […]

canada ukraine and the ghosts of babi yar – j.b.gerald

Canadians are also protected from self recognition by the government’s acquiescence to U.S. policies which are war crimes. The Canadian legal community’s lack of challenge and countering the government’s crimes and deprivations of justice to citizen, shares the blame. While Canadian agencies are complicit in the war crime of torturing Canadian citizens, no Canadian government […]

Beachy Head Lady was young sub-Saharan Roman with good teeth, say archaeologists | Culture24

She was intriguing because there were a number of elements about her which didn’t sort of fit. We X-rayed her jaw and we found that she was missing her wisdom teeth, for example.That immediately made us a little bit worried because I suddenly thought, ‘uh-oh, if she’s had her wisdom teeth out she’s going to […]

Interview with Simone de Beauvoir on “Why I am a #Feminist”

Interview with Simone de Beauvoir on “Why I am a #Feminist”  Marcel’s fearful fatalism represents everything De Beauvoir condemned in her writing, most notably her groundbreaking 1949 study, The Second Sex, often credited as the foundational text of second-wave feminism. De Beauvoir rejected the idea that women’s historical subjection was in any way natural—“in the depths of our being.” […]

‘Åkesson must tell Swedes if he plans to join the National Front’ – The Local

Many of us choked on our morning coffee this week when reading an interview with Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmie Åkesson in the business newspaper Dagens Industri. He praised the leader of the National Front and suggested that the Sweden Democrats could collaborate with the French party’s representatives in the European Parliament. Åkesson issued a […]

How about some anti-Semitism with that dish? | GlobalPost

Nazaruk has also opened another, more controversial restaurant named At the Golden Rose. It’s adjacent to the site of what had been L’viv’s Golden Rose synagogue, a 350-year-old house of worship that was destroyed by the Nazis. At the restaurant, patrons are given hats with sidecurls intended to mimic those worn by Orthodox Jewish men. […] The Ottoman Scramble for Africa

Yet, during this same period, we also observe the growth of Ottoman administrative apparatuses, increased government involvement in peripheral areas such as Eastern Anatolia and the Arab provinces, and the development of new ministries to address issues of public works, education, health, forestry, and settlement. This even included military campaigns to expand Ottoman territory into […]

Dark skin, blue eyes: Genes paint a picture of 7,000-year-old European – NBC

The remains of the Mesolithic male, dubbed La Braña 1, were found in 2006 in the La Braña-Arintero cave complex in northwest Spain. In the Nature paper, the researchers describe how they isolated the ancient DNA, sequenced the genome and looked at key regions linked to physical traits — including lactose intolerance, starch digestion and […]

Africans In Early Europe – Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

Dr. Ivan Van Sertima via Africans In Early Europe – Dr. Ivan Van Sertima. He published his They Came Before Columbus in 1976, as a Rutgers graduate student. The book deals mostly with his claims of African origin of Mesoamerican culture in the Western Hemisphere, but among other things also writing that the kings of […]

Henry Louis Gates is Wrong about African Involvement in the Slave Trade | Dr. Molefi Kete Asante

It is not difficult at all. One only has to ask the questions, “Who traveled to Africa in search of captives?” “Who created an entire industry of shipbuilding, insurance, outfitting of crews and ships, and banking based on the slave trade?” “Who benefited enormously from the evil and vile project of human kidnapping?” “What countries […]

Updated: The Black Hat: Hey Sisters, Feel Free to Pursue White Men; They Don’t Want You Anyway | EURweb

Petition Started Against EURweb Writer For Misogynist, Racist Rant Against Black Women | Son of Baldwin – A petition has been started against EURweb writer Cory A. Haywood, for his Nov. 3 misogynist, racist rant against Black women entitled, “The Black Hat: Hey Sister, Feel Free To Pursue White Men, They Don’t Want You Anyway.” […]