Palavras e ventos de paz

IRAN-TURKEY-DIPLOMACY-KHAMENEI-ERDOGAN 

Turkey’s Erdogan says can’t tolerate Iran bid to dominate Middle East

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries.

Turkey earlier said it supports the Saudi-led military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and called on the militia group and its “foreign supporters” to abandon acts which threaten peace and security in the region.

“Iran is trying to dominate the region,” said Erdogan, who is due to visit Tehran in early April. “Could this be allowed? This has begun annoying us, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. This is really not tolerable and Iran has to see this,” he added in a press conference.

 

Entretanto, as reformas continuam a ser implantadas a bom ritmo.

Primavera persa, parte enésima

Youness Asakeree

Youness Asakeree

Iranian vendor dies after setting himself on fire

Youness Asakere, an Iranian fruit vendor who set himself on fire in front of the Khoramshahr municipality in protest after his fruit stand was confiscated by authorities, died March 22. His death, and the lack of broader attention by Iranian society, has stirred many questions among activists and analysts on social media.

Os amigos são para as ocasiões

Reforma do Mapa Judiciário

A lista VIP de Pinto Monteiro.

O novo presidente do Sindicato dos Magistrados do Ministério Público (SMMP) ainda não tomou posse, mas lança já uma forte acusação. António Ventinhas diz que Pinto Monteiro não apoiava investigações a pessoas poderosas.

É uma acusação direta ao antigo Procurador-Geral da República Pinto Monteiro.

O recém-eleito presidente do Sindicato dos Magistrados do Ministério Público, António Ventinhas, diz que o antigo PGR não apoiava investigações a pessoas poderosas e que muitos procuradores envolvidos em processos mediáticos enfrentavam processos disciplinares.

Na entrevista à jornalista da Antena 1 Cristina Santos, António Ventinhas afirma que o Ministério Público tem agora mais apoio por parte da Procuradoria. Algo que não acontecia no tempo de Pinto Monteiro.

 

A bestialidade de xiitas & sunitas

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Na última Sexta-feira, um grupo de idiotas carniceiros decidiu celebrar o dia santo do Islão, assassinando o maior número de pessoas. Os bombistas suicidas escolheram como alvo duas mesquitas xiitas. Morreram 142 pessoas. Há mais sírias para além da Síria.

Yemen is a battlefield for Saudi Arabia and Iran

The latest atrocity in Yemen, which claimed nearly 150 lives on Friday, appears part of a proxy war between the Middle East’s two superpowers

 

Leitura complementar: Aviso de 2004, do Rei Abdullah da Jordânia.

O socialismo volta a funcionar

Maduro

E bem, na Venezuela.

Venezuela Is On the Brink of Collapse por Tom Rogan.

(…)The problem is that Chávez, Maduro, and company have only ever wanted personal power. They see themselves as reincarnations of Simón Bolívar. But where Bolívar opposed the tyranny of the Spanish empire, Maduro opposes the “tyranny” of free enterprise.

The Chávistas have always been crackpots, but, until recently, high oil prices enabled them to paper over their failings. No longer. Plummeting oil prices have eviscerated government budgets. In response, Maduro is doubling down on insanity. Contemplate the comrade’s magnificent crisis plan: Rather than accepting that shortages in goods are caused by his price controls and collapsed currency, Maduro blames hoarders and foreign conspirators (a favorite regime scapegoat), while he restricts shopping days. Rather than recognizing that his neglect means that medical professionals can’t replace their tools, Maduro blames greed. Rather than admitting that Mad Max criminality contributes to police corruption and low morale, Maduro rants about the ills of “individualism” and “consumerism.” Rather than tolerating scrutiny, Maduro attacks freedom of the press. Rather than pursuing dialogue with the political opponents, Maduro imprisons them and cuddles North Korea.

As I say, Chávezville is an asylum. (…)

Acção de defesa socialista

O senhor advogado do 44 precisa de menos acção socialista e de mais e melhores conselhos em termos de asessoria de imprensa.

Notícia o Observador:

O Correio da Manhã vai interpor um processo contra o advogado de defesa de José Sócrates, João Araújo, que esta manhã aconselhou uma jornalista daquele jornal a “tomar mais banho porque cheira mal”. Tudo se passou à porta do Supremo Tribunal de Justiça, na Praça do Comércio, em Lisboa, quando o advogado do ex-primeiro-ministro saía da audiência sobre o habeas corpus que apresentou.

Perseguido por alguns jornalistas, João Araújo recusou fazer comentários. “Desampare-me a loja”, disse o advogado à jornalista Tânia Laranjo, do Correio da Manhã, que transmitiu toda a cena em direto na televisão. “A senhora devia tomar mais banho porque cheira mal”, afirmou de seguida, à medida que ia sendo questionado pela jornalista. “Esta gajada mete-me nojo”, diria ainda, sempre a ser acompanhado pela equipa de reportagem da CMTV.

 

Um balanço também ele moderado II

State Executions Rise to Two Per Day in Iran.

Executions in Iran have soared under president Rouhani, according to an Oslo-based Iranian human rights group, with an average of two now being carried out every day.

Leituras complementares: Cepticismo imoderadoUm balanço também ele moderado

Resultados do socialismo verde

«“Os sacos finos deixaram de ser produzidos e em relação aos outros, os clientes estão expectantes em relação aos consumidores”, apontou.

A medida representou uma “quebra acentuada das vendas, provavelmente terei de reduzir alguns contratos com colaboradores”, lamentou.

Atualmente, a Plasgal conta com 120 pessoas, mas é possível que tenha de reduzir “no prazo de dois a três meses para as 90, para já”, disse.

“Tivemos de readaptar algumas máquinas, se não colocarmos volumes nos mercados externos, caso contrário teremos de abater as máquinas”, explicou Paulo Almeida.

O gestor lembrou que a readaptação da indústria transformadora não se faz de um dia para o outro e isso tem impactos económicos grandes.

“A readaptação do equipamento é um processo lento” e os custos podem ultrapassar os 3,5 a 4 milhões de euros.

“Dissemos várias vezes ao ministro o impacto que isto teria no setor”, afirmou, apontando que a recomendação da União Europeia é de uma “redução gradual” para 90 sacos por habitante até 2020 e para 40 sacos em 2015.

“Em Portugal é de 35 por habitante e a decisão definitiva foi tomada em dezembro e entrou em vigor em fevereiro”, sublinhou.»

Espero que no impacto financeiro da medida suas alucinações Moreira da Silva e Passos Coelho tenham contabilizado os subsídios de desemprego que vão pagar aos mais que esperáveis desempregados que esta mudança provocou.

Ler+ é possível e promove a saúde e a economia

Momento de enorme felicidade do Autor e amigos.

Momento de enorme felicidade do Autor e amigos.

Devemos agradecer ao autor de Tortura em Democracia, actualmente a residir em Évora.

Várias Câmaras Municipais financiaram o livro de José Sócrates que esteve, pelo menos, um mês em primeiro lugar em todas as livrarias. O Sexta às 9 descobriu que, em Lisboa, foram emitidas faturas em nome de autarquias do norte do país que compraram este livro às dezenas, várias vezes.

Compreender o putinismo XXI

Está, Vladimir Putin?

Está, Vladimir Putin?

The Land of Magical Thinking: Inside Putin’s Russia , por P. J. O’Rourke.

(…)Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible. And sit back and watch the Putin regime rot.

Nova oportunidade para os críticos de cartoons XI

2015-03-11

 

Fonte: Jesus and Mo.

A new low: Charlie Hebdo’s murdered staff receive an ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ award

 

Ser grego é ser syris@

Da auto-palhaçada patrocionada pela carteira dos contribuíntes.

Less than 50 of Parliament’s 300 deputies refused the privilege of a complimentary car that they are entitled to as elected MPs but which Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had exhorted them to reject during his presentation of the government’s policy program.

Via Jorge Costa.

Compreender o putinismo XX

Foto: Vladimir Filonov/MT

Foto: Vladimir Filonov/MT

Na Rússia de Vladimir Putin, um museu sobre os Gulag irá reabrir com a particularidade de ignorar os crimes do ditador Pai Josef Vissarionovitch Stalin.

Gulag Museum to Reopen But Proof of Stalin Crimes Removed, Director Says

Perm-36 museum director Viktor Shmyrov said the “memorial won’t disappear, but the museum has been taken over by other people appointed by the new authorities, who have totally changed the content,” BBC Russian Service reported Wednesday.

“Now it’s a museum about the camp system, but not about political prisoners. They don’t talk about the repressions or about Stalin,” he was quoted as saying.

Arseny Roginsky, president of Russia’s leading human rights group Memorial — which founded the museum two decades ago — said the new management included former prison camp guards, AFP reported.

“The museum’s format is being completely changed,” Roginsky was quoted as saying. “It’s tragic that a museum to Soviet terror will be transformed into a museum to the penal system.”

The takeover of Perm-36, which is located in the Perm region, comes as an increasing number of Russians express favorable views of Stalin and amid the government’s glorification of its Soviet past.

NYT “crop” de referência

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George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

US newspaper accused of “liberal bias” after using image of Selma anniversary march on front page showing Barack and Michelle Obama, but with George and Laura Bush missing

Ai Lello, recordar é viver

lello

José Lello não declarou conta de 658 mil euros Deputado do PS esteve 14 anos sem declarar este valor ao Tribunal Constitucional

Leitura complementar: Pode um homem que tenha falhado o pagamento de impostos no passado ser primeiro-ministro de Portugal?

Compreender o putinismo XIX

Boris Nemtsov. Imagem via FB do Nuno Rogeiro

Boris Nemtsov. Imagem via FB do Nuno Rogeiro

After Boris Nemtsov’s Assassination, ‘There Are No Longer Any Limits’, por Julia Ioffe.

Even if one of these theories were true, none of Moscow’s embattled liberals would be convinced. “I will never believe it,” Yevgenia Albats, editor of the liberal magazine New Times and an old friend of Nemtsov, told me. “This is not about some domestic affair. These were absolute professionals.” Ilya Yashin, a member of Nemtsov’s Solidarity Party, was of the same mind. “It’s totally obvious for me that it’s a political killing,” he said. “I don’t have the slightest doubt about that.” Maxim Katz, another opposition activist, claimed on Twitter that, any way you slice it, Putin is responsible: “If he ordered it, then he’s guilty as the orderer. And even if he didn’t, then [he is responsible] as the inciter of hatred, hysteria, and anger among the people.”

It’s hard to argue with this last point. Putin’s aggressive foreign policy, his increasingly conservative domestic policy, his labeling the opposition a “fifth column” and “national traitors,” his state television whipping up a militant, nationalistic fervor — all of this creates a certain atmosphere. Putin, after all, has a history of playing with fire, only to have the flames get away from him. After years of the Kremlin tacitly supporting ultranationalist, neo-Nazi groups, the same skinheads staged a violent protest at the foot of the Kremlin walls in 2010 while riot police officers stood by and watched helplessly. Today, a rabid nationalism has swallowed up most of the country, and it is no longer clear that Putin can control it. “In this kind of atmosphere, everything is possible,” Pavlovsky told me. “This is a Weimar atmosphere. There are no longer any limits.”

Until relatively recently, the risks opposition activists knew they were taking on were not generally thought to be life-threatening. The government was likely to hassle activists and make their lives uncomfortable, but mostly it just marginalized them, like the town fool. This began to change with the arrests of protesters in the summer of 2012. When Navalny was sentenced to five years in prison a year later, it came as a shock; this had never been done before. Even after the sentence was suspended, it seemed to be a warning to the opposition.

Nemtsov’s assassination took that warning to its logical conclusion. Now, “we live in a different political reality,” tweeted Leonid Volkov, a prominent opposition activist. “The fact that they killed him is a message to frighten everyone, the brave and the not brave,” Yashin said. “That this is what happens to people who go against the government of our country.” Anatoly Chubais — who, like Nemtsov, served in the Yeltsin government, and who remains close to Putin — visited the site of the shooting this morning. “If, just a few days ago, people in our city are carrying signs that say ‘Let’s finish off the fifth column,’ and today they kill Nemtsov,” he said in astatement, referring to the Kremlin-sponsored anti-Maidan protest in Moscow last weekend, “what will happen tomorrow?” Or, as Albats put it, “Hunting season is open.”

Nemtsov had been confiding to friends of late that he was growing frightened. This summer, he went to Israel to hide out for a few months, fearing arrest. He told Albats that he worried he wouldn’t be able to withstand a stint in a Russian penal colony. In the fall, he filed a police report because of threats he was receiving on social media. It didn’t seem to go anywhere. Recently, he even let his bravado slip in public, telling an interviewer two weeks ago that he was scared Putin would kill him.

And yet, he didn’t let up. According to Albats and Yashin, Nemtsov was working on a particularly incendiary report that he planned to call “Putin and Ukraine,” which would trace the stream of weaponry flowing from Russia to separatists in the Donbass. He was meeting with the families of Russian men who had died fighting with the separatists. He kept up his withering attacks on Facebook and Twitter. He kept traveling to Ukraine and meeting with president Petro Poroshenko, something that couldn’t have gone unnoticed by the Kremlin’s security agencies. And still, Nemtsov never hired a bodyguard. He walked home through Moscow late at night unprotected.

And he almost made it. His apartment building was visible from the bridge. “From his window, where he worked out in the mornings, you can see the place where he was killed,” Romanova told me. “For many years, he saw the place where they would kill him.”

Oremos pelo príncipe Carlos

Prince Charles

We can only pray that our sick planetary patient might be placed on a road to recovery, in the process bringing gains for human well-being.

“Failure to write the prescription, however, might leave us contemplating the death certificate instead.

Compreender o putinismo XVIII

 

Foto: Wikipedia

Foto: Wikipedia

O político russo Boris Nemtsov suicidou-se foi assassinado no centro de Moscovo com quatro tiros no peito. Opositor político de Putin, era um dos organizadores da marcha anti-guerra prevista para 1 de Março. Parece claro que estava ao serviço e foi morto pela CIA.

Boris Nemtsov: Yes, I’m afraid that Putin will kill me (entrevista de 10 de Fevereiro)

Adenda: Entretanto, Putin auto-nomeou-se chefe da investigação. O homem não tem descanso na defesa da sua honra.

Vladimir Putin has already proposed a theory about Boris Nemtsov’s assassination — that his killing was a provocation presumably (according to this theory) to make the Kremlin look guilty. The Russian state-operated TASS reports (translated by The Interpreter):

“Putin noted that this cruel murder had all the hallmarks of a contract job and bears an exclusively provocational character,” said Peskov [Putin’s press secretary – The Interpreter].

According to him, “the head of state has instructed the leaders of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Interior Ministry and FSB to create an investigative group and to keep the course of the investigation of this crime under his personal control.”

James Miller, Pierre Vaux

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Imagem de arquivo que capta Boris Nemtsov com a bandeira ucraniana na mão, ladeado pela ex-PM ucraniana Yulia Tymoshenko e ao fundo, o actual Presidente Petro Poroshenko.

Procura-se consciência na Câmara de Lisboa

Roseta diz que Salgado tinha “perfeita consciência” dos 4,6 milhões.

A presidente da Assembleia Municipal de Lisboa diz que o vereador Manuel Salgado “tem perfeita consciência” de que a isenção de taxas e compensações urbanísticas que a Câmara de Lisboa propôs que fosse concedida ao Benfica é de 4,6 milhões de euros e não de 1,8 milhões. Então por que é que o autarca nunca corrigiu o valor que tem sido divulgado? “Isso pergunte-lhe a ele”, responde Helena Roseta, recusando fazer uma leitura desse facto.

Rua e lenços revolucionários

Maduro

Enquanto o povo se prepara para defender a revolução nas ruas, a política económica revolucionária de Maduro continua a frutificar.

Exercícios intelectuais nas fronteiras do conhecimento e da paz

Rússia anuncia manobras militares na fronteira com Estónia e Letónia,

Polónia não aprecia comemorações.

 Suécia e a Finlândia assinaram um pacto militar entre si como resposta à crescente ameaça da Nato.

I Have Never Left Russia“.

Os oito erros que levaram a Ucrânia a invadir várias regiões da Rússia.

Showbiz (arquivo cultural-caridoso do então PM russo).

Entretanto no PCTP/MRPP

Já não s@m@s Syris@.

Adenda: Por um qualquer motivo revolucionário que me escapa, os camaradas do site do PCTP/MRPP removeram o link para o vídeo. No entanto, a revolução do Garcia Pereira continua por aqui. Divirtam-se.

O combate ao terrorismo

Também se faz através da justiça.

The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority backed a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday in awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages at a high-stakes civil trial.

The case has been viewed as one of the most notable attempts by American victims of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to use U.S. courts to seek damages, and the verdict is a setback for the Palestinians’ image as they seek to rally international support for their independence and to push for war crime charges against Israel.

The damages could be a financial blow to the cash-squeezed Palestinian Authority, though the Palestinian authorities plan to appeal and the plaintiffs may face challenges in trying to collect.

In finding the Palestinian entities liable in the attacks, a Manhattan federal jury awarded the victims $218.5 million in damages for the bloodshed in attacks that killed 33 people and wounded hundreds more — damages their lawyers said would automatically be tripled under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act.

Palestinian Authority Deputy Minister of Information Dr. Mahmoud Khalifa called the verdict “a tragic disservice” to Palestinians and to the international community in working toward a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

Nova oportunidade para os críticos de cartoons X

A survivor of the Copenhagen attack speaks: ‘If we should stop drawing cartoons, should we also stop having synagogues?’

Compreender o putinismo XVII

Foto: SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

Foto: SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

E agora algo completamente inesperado.

A Moscow court late on Thursday jailed prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 15 days for breaching a law that restricts demonstrations, barring him from a planned rally on March 1.

Two days earlier another court had ended house arrest terms for Navalny and upheld a suspended three-and-a-half-year prison term for the protest leader over a theft case he says is politically motivated.

Navalny left the courthouse on Thursday evening handcuffed and was whisked away in a police car. He appealed nonetheless to his followers to turn up for the rally against President Vladimir Putin’s policies.