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 […]

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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 […]