AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
Global economy at moment of danger ~ link ~ British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned of global economic “moment of danger” after the country's companies lost £34 billion in stocks value over a day.
Pro Palestinian campaign groups, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Friends of Al-Aqsa have called rallies outside the Downing Street on Thursday to “tell the government that they must arrest war criminals, not invite them to London.”
The British media consider Livni's visit a test to the recent amendments to the Universal Jurisdiction law that require the judiciary to issue arrest warrants based on individual lawsuits for the prosecution of war criminals only after the approval of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Westminster Crown Court issued an arrest warrant for Livni on a request from human rights lawyers two years ago which forced her to cancel his British visit over fears of facing detention.
Critics of the Universal Jurisdiction law amendment say the British government has changed the regulations under pressure from the Israeli officials. The Geneva Conventions allow the citizens of the countries, which have signed the documents, to prosecute foreign officials accused of war crimes but the British government's amendment seems to have effectively stripped Britons of that right.
“The NYPD engaged in a premeditated, planned, scripted and calculated effort to sweep the streets of protesters and disrupt a growing protest movement in New York,” plaintiffs charged in the complaint.
After escorting and leading a group of demonstrators and others well out, the NYPD suddenly and without warning curtailed further forward movement, blocked the ability of persons to leave the Bridge from the rear, and arrested hundreds of protestors in the absence of probable cause.This contradicts police statements to the media: “They were warned not to walk on the roadway — the people that walked on the pedestrian walkway, there was no issue — the ones on vehicular roadway, they chose to anyway, and they were arrested.” However, in this video, police can be seen leading protesters onto the Brooklyn Bridge roadway. “This was a form of entrapment, both illegal and physical,” plaintiffs asserted.
The traders and bankers are celebrating their imagined invulnerability. In the delusion of their fevered hubris, they are drinking champagne and talking about pouring it on the protestors, in emulation of the bankers and traders at The City of London, who waved banknotes out of their windows as they jeered the protestors. Does this look like they may and should have their heads chopped off and put on display? Does this give you the impression that Hang a Banker Day might be coming to a neighborhood near you soon? This is not an argument in favor or against this. This is an observation of the anger of the vast majority coming up against the defiance, indifference and ridicule of the minority of those causing the conditions for the anger in the first place.