Documentary questions whether Prophet Mohammad was a “child molester”
(PaulWatson) – The Spanish government has threatened to deport an ex-Muslim Pakistani film maker if he goes ahead with the release of a video entitled “The Innocent Prophet,” which purports to “raise awareness of the dangers of Islam to Western Civilization.” Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – In a rare scene during days of unchecked police brutality a crowd of protestors force Spain police to leave a protest against the banker bailout in front of Congress. Read the rest of this entry »
(RealNews) – Anti-austerity rage intensified in Madrid, as protesters surrounded the parliament Tuesday night in a sign of mounting frustration towards the right-wing government. Read the rest of this entry »
(TheMinaret) – The economy in Europe has not been stable since the 2008 stock market crash. Eurozone, the economic union in which its members use the Euro as its sole currency, has been losing control of their debt. This has caused concerns of bankruptcy and countries defaulting (failing to pay financial obligation) on their debt. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – Spain’s police state has spiraled out of control as riot police are now running throughout the streets beating everyone in sight, men and woman, young and old. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – Madrid Spain is on the brink as people by the tend of thousands hit the streets because the people are paying the consequences for the bankers and the politicians. Read the rest of this entry »
(AP) – September 28th, 2012 – Europe’s fragile financial calm was shattered Wednesday as investors worried that violent anti-austerity protests in Greece and Spain’s debt troubles showed that the continent still cannot contain its financial crisis. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – Spain unions are calling for massive demonstrations in response to yesterday’s brutal police violence which left numerous people injured and one paralyzed. Read the rest of this entry »
(SHTFPlan) – As the economic fallout of the sovereign debt crisis spread through Europe Spain finds itself on the verge of all out food riots as millions struggle to survive. Read the rest of this entry »
(ZeroHedge) – When diseased limbs must be sacrificed to keep the body alive life support fueled by fumes of false promises can not keep the global financial system alive. ~Alexander Higgins Read the rest of this entry »
(AP) – Spanish miners in the northwestern provinces of Asturias and Leon, armed with homemade rockets and slingshots, have been battling police in protest against government cuts, including a slashing of subsidies in their industry. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – At least 76 people have been injured in Madrid as clashes flared up between protesters and police, the latter using rubber bullets. Thousands of Spaniards turned out against new cuts introduced by the government.
(Godlike) – That most dangerous year begins as soon as Spain and Greece default on their bonds if there is no systematic worldwide program of scientific and rational debt cancellation. Read the rest of this entry »
(ZeroHedge) – Well that didn’t take long. The ink on the #Spailout is not dry yet (well technically there is no ink, because none of the actual details of the Spanish banking system rescue are even remotely known, and likely won’t be because when it comes to answering where the money comes from there simply is no answer) and we already have an answer to one of our questions. Read the rest of this entry »
EU gave green light to bar anti-ECB protesters from entering country during summit
(PaulWatson) – The European Commission has given Spain the green light to take the unprecedented move to temporarily suspend its open border policy with France under the Schengen agreement in a bid to curtail mass protests targeting a European Central Bank summit set to take place in Barcelona next week.
(ZeroHedge) – The reality of the consequences of the Greek default sink in as the country officially goes into depression, the Dutch government faces collapse and contagion spreads to Spain. Read the rest of this entry »
(HigginsBlog) – Economic data and technical data coming out of Spain is telling us point blank that disaster is looming and will trigger the dominos to fall across Europe. Read the rest of this entry »
(PressTV) – The US and Britain regimes have militarized the oil industry, making it extremely difficult for Argentina to reclaim a former state-owned oil company, says a noteworthy author.
On Monday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced the decision to reclaim YPF, which was formerly a state-owned Argentine oil company, at a meeting with her cabinet and provincial governors.
She said that Argentina had to take back the oil company since it is the only nation in Latin America “that does not manage its natural resources.” Read the rest of this entry »
(DailyBell) - Spanish bailout ‘impossible’ for eurozone, says prime minister Mariano Rajoy … The eurozone is not equipped to bail out Spain, the country’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy has admitted, as global traders continued to punish the nation’s stocks and bonds. Mr Rajoy said it was “not possible to rescue Spain” but insisted his country did not need a Greek-style international bail-out anyway …Christine Lagarde, the boss of theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF), also warned that Europe’s rescue mechanisms were not enough to restore confidence to global markets but said the IMF could provide a “global firewall”. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – Madrid’s high-class escorts have found a way to regulate the Spanish banking sector. The ladies want to have their say in the economy by withholding sexual pleasures from bank employees.
The largest trade association for luxury escorts in the Spanish capital has gone on a general and indefinite strike on sexual services for bankers until they go back to providing credits to Spanish families, small- and medium-size enterprises and companies. Read the rest of this entry »
(ZeroHedge) – Nothing good here for our Spanish readers: while speaking at a news conference, Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said that Spain’s economy will contract by 1.7 percent this year as the government carries out drastic austerity measures. The forecast matched the International Monetary Fund’s outlook for Spain’s economy this year and was less optimistic than the outlooks from the country’s central bank and from the European Commission. Read the rest of this entry »
(AFP) – Thousands of protesters in Madrid furious over soaring unemployment staged a silent protest and then erupted in cheers of joy as a 48-hour ban on their demonstration took effect on Saturday.
“Now we are all illegal” and “the people united will never be defeated,” were among the chants of the protesters who crammed Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square and spilled onto side streets. Read the rest of this entry »
(WashingtonsBlog) – Gerald Celente predicted in February that the Middle Eastern and North African protests would spread to Europe:
It is not solely the Middle East that is destined to experience episodes of violent upheaval. What is transpiring in the Arab world will spread throughout many European states. While the call to arms will be spoken in different tongues, the underlying causes will be the same. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – Another Eurozone country might need a financial bailout soon. Italy – which is the third largest economy that uses the Euro currency – has started plunging in the same direction as Greece and Ireland. It comes as fresh protests sweep across Europe – with people angry at facing tough cuts to pay for it all. RT talks to European Parliament member Nigel Farage, who’s the leader of the UK Independence Party. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – Spain has been gripped by a 24-hour general strike against the government’s plans to slash its budget. Thousands of passengers were left stranded in Madrid with two thirds of flights grounded due the actions by transport workers. A wave of anti-austerity demonstrations is expected all over Europe with tens of thousands marching on Brussels. Read the rest of this entry »
(WSWS) – Nearly 70 percent of Spanish workers—10 million—took part in Wednesday’s general strike. In some sectors, such as mining, metal, auto manufacture, electronic, fishing and other industries, participation was nearly 100 percent. The movement also encompassed many self-employed workers and small businesses.
Although the government tried to downplay the effects of the strike, the national grid operator Red Electrica Corp. said that electricity consumption was down by 20 percent. Read the rest of this entry »
(AFP) – Spanish fishermen who took part in a clean-up operation after the Prestige oil tanker spill in 2002 have shown symptoms of chromosomal damage and respiratory problems, a study released Tuesday said.
The study, conducted by Spanish researchers between September 2004 and February 2005 on 501 fishermen who helped clean up Europe’s worst oil spill, was published in the American review Annals of Internal Medicine.
On November 19, 2002 Liberian-flagged oil tanker the Prestige broke up and sank off Galicia in northwestern Spain, a region famed for its pristine coastline and ecological diversity.
The ship spewed 64,000 tonnes of thick, heavy fuel oil into the waters, polluting thousands of kilometres (miles) along the Atlantic coast of France, Spain and Portugal.
The Spanish study said “those who participated in the clean-up had a higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms, higher levels of markers suggestive of airway injury in exhaled breath condensate, and chromosomal alterations in lymphocytes compared with those who did not participate in clean-up activities.” Full article here