Archive for juli, 2011

United Nations gave NATO a mandate to destroy Libya with uranium-bombs

juli 30, 2011

NATO’s Air Assault On Libya: Almost 17,000 Sorties, 6,387 Strike Sorties. NATO uses Depleted Uranium and bombs with an UN mandate.

Internalized Depleted Uranium (DU) can cause kidney damage, cancers of the lung and bone, skin disorders, neurocognitive disorders, chromosome damage, immune deficiency syndromes and rare kidney and bowel d

iseases. Pregnant WOMEN exposed to DU may give birth to infants with genetic defects. Once the dust has vaporized, don’t expect the problem to go away soon. As an alpha particle emitter, DU has a half life of 4.5 billion years.

Photo: victim of Depleted Uranium

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Actions for Brendan Lillis

juli 21, 2011


Brendan Lillis in the Maghaberry prison of Northern Ireland

Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!

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A 3 day hungerstrike today, Thursday the 21st, at 12PM at the old site of Anderstown Police Station (the old Andersonstown Barracks). Everyone around Belfast, please go to the hunger strike today. Take some folding chairs, help pass out flyers and show support for the government of the North of Ireland to treat Brendan Lillis in a humane manner. Update: the white line picket for brendan lillis is tomorrow night “FRIDAY” at 7 and the public meeting is saturday also at 7.pm at the site of the old andersontown police station.  Update: not Friday but Saturday at 7.pm.

A 3 day fast and camp out will take place at Free Derry corner from 10pm tomorrow, Thursday 21st July, in conjunction and solidarity with the Belfast fast being undertaken by Roisin Lynch and friends. No party or organisational logos will be used and we hope this would appeal to all concerned with the wellbeing of Brendan Lillis to be able to partake. All welcome. GRMA

Cork protest tomorrow. West Belfast Hunger Strike in Support of Brendan Lillis (TOM News 18/07/11). Protest and hunger strike at Guildhall @1.00pm 2moro Thursday (not yet confirmed)

American Hunger Strike in support of Brendan Lillis Location: United States Time: 12:00PM

Thursday, July 21st Diarmuid Breatnach Call a cross-party picket of the British Embassy or in O’Connell St.

The American event is online, and the facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=19329717405711​8 (tweeted: #US4Brendan and #FreeBrendanLillis)

Candlelight Vigil in support of Brendan Lillis Location: Glasgow cross Time: 10:00PM Thursday, July 21st

There are now ‎925 signatures on one petition, and 63 on the other.

Links to All Latest News Articles

Mass Email List including US Media

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Links:

BBC interview with Brendan Lillis’ partner Roisin Lynch (18.7.2011):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/c​onsole/bbc_radio_foyle#freshSi​gnin=true or click on http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/c​onsole/b012m7nh
Then go forward to 1:05:05 – 7 days left to listen again

On 14-7-11 Roisin Lynch, partner of Brendan Lillis, spoke at a meeting in Pilot’s Row Derry.
Release Brendan Lillis – YouTube – http://youtu.be/xPlrXlHcyIo

Sign the petition:
www.petitionspot.com/petitions​/releaseBrendylilli

Become member of the group Friends of Brendan Lillis:
https://www.facebook.com/group​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis?re​f=ts

Hungerstrike for Brendan Lillis: BBC Radio

juli 18, 2011

On BBC Radio Foyle Derry today, ex Mayor Colm Eastwood has shortly presented the case for the Release of Brendan Lillis.

Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!

Justice Minister David Ford who is politically responsible for the recent deaths in the Maghaberry prison in Northern Ireland, decided that the hearing with the commissioners planned for tommorow in the Maghaberry prison, will be only a ‘preliminary hearing to determine the date for a hearing’.  It is clear that he is just waiting for Brendan’s death.

There was not yet any reaction of  Sinn Féin that called some days ago for the ‘immediate release of Brendan Lillis’.

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Links to the BBC interview with Brendan Lillis’ partner Roisin Lynch:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/c​onsole/bbc_radio_foyle#freshSi​gnin=true

or

Click on http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/c​onsole/b012m7nh

Then go forward to 1:05:05 – 7 days left to listen again

BBC iPlayer – Lunchtime with Mark Patterson, including News at One: 18/07/2011

Friends of Brendan Lillis: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis…

Sign the petition: www.petitionspot.com/petitions​/releaseBrendylilli

Free Brendan Lillis: Actions

juli 16, 2011

–  Su Franklin – https://www.facebook.com/group​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lil… Protest for the pows outside parliament monday afternoon. Let me know numbers please – There is a protest at Free Derry Corner taking place now.

– About 30 Aul dissidents standing in Shipquay St, L’derry protesting strip searches and for release of Brendan Lillis ( just found this on twitter )

– Duleek Independent Republicans will hold an urgent protest this wednesday evening on the bridge of peace in Drogheda at 7p.m. calling for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis from Maghaberry gaol.   We appeal to all republicans/groups to attend and show your support for Brendan regardless of political beliefs. Please bring along posters and banners highlighting Brendan’s case.   We ask you to forward this to your friends.  This has been posted on ir.net

– Radio, wbai: The telephone number for the UK Embassy in NY, per the radio show, is 212-745-0200. The moderator said to ask to talk to someone about Northern Ireland, and to not just talk to the person answering the phone. When you are connected, ask what is happening about the release of Brendan Lillis. Then, give them your number to call you back if they do not know.

– There was an action in Glasgow Free Brendan Lillis: Action in Glasgow
http://nieuwsnieuwsnieuws.word​press.com/2011/07/16/free-bren​dan-lillis-action-in-glasgow/

– Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney , has called for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis, currently being held in Maghaberry Prison. He was speaking after meeting Brendan Lillis in Maghaberry Prison as part of a Sinn Féin delegation who met with the prisoners being held in Roe House, Maghaberry.  http://www.derrysinnfein.ie/news/20159

– A  short sample letter and a few contacts here: http://www.irishfreedomcom​mittee.net/POWs/BRENDAN_LI​LLIS.htm

– Brendan’s case and the FB group ‘Friends of Brendan’ were publicized on WPNA radio in Chicago during the Haggerty show.

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Photo: Brendan Lillis  –  Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!

Friends of Brendan Lillis: https://www.facebook.com/group​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lil…

Free Brendan Lillis: Action in Glasgow

juli 16, 2011

 

Added by John Fagan
to the group “Friends of Brendan Lillis

Friends of Brendan Lillis: https://www.facebook.com/group​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lillis?id​=170244766375421&ref=notif&not​if_t=group_activity

Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!

Brendan Lillis, Maghaberry prison, Northern Ireland: Latest News

juli 16, 2011

Brendan’s case and the FB group ‘Friends of Brendan’ were just publicized on WPNA radio in Chicago during the Haggerty show.

Friends of Brendan Lillis: https://www.facebook.com/group​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lil…

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Photo: Brendan Lillis  –  Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!

Brendan Lillis dies in Maghaberry prison: Amnesty International

juli 15, 2011

Some months ago, Nadezhda Banchik, member of Amnesty International USA, called for the release of Commander Arbi Zarmaev, a political prisoner who was very sick and was isolated, tortured and treated with neuroleptics in Bruges prison (Belgium).

Can she do the same for Brendan Lillis who is dying in the Maghaberry prison of Northern Ireland ?

Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed! The doctor said her that he will live only 10 days now.

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Arbi Zarmaev: Letter of Mrs Nadezhda Banchik to Minister Stefaan De Clerck

San Jose, April 20, 2011

Being a member of Amnesty International USA, and in addition, being myself an emigrant from the former Soviet Union, I am completely devastated hearing about the plight of Mr. Arbi Zarmaev, a Chechen, an asylum seeker from Chechnya. I was entirely desperate learning that Mr. Zarmaev was arrested in Belgium and subjected to beating and torture via forcible deprivation of food and drinking water, shackling, and sleep deprivation.

Information about torturing of any prisoner in Belgium, the EU member country, renown for its adherence to human rights and law obedience, make me think that our entire world is moving towards a new Holocaust, since the Holocaust was made possible when Western world completely rejected any protection for a human life at all and for a certain ethnic group in particular. That time such a group were Jews. This time, it seems to me, the Chechens are made an ethnic group for trade-off deals with criminal Russian regime.

I am afraid not only for a Chechen young man who is “guilty” only of defending his homeland from marauders, murders and robbers known to the whole world as Russian mafia state. It seems that Belgium authorities secretly decided to make Arbi Zarmaev slowly dying behind grates just for secret deal with Russian criminals! I am also afraid of your country’s reputation as reliable and law-obedient, human-rights protected country belonging to the Western civilization, that just recently was considered moral leader of the whole world. No more humane place in this world? No more Geneva Convention for a tiny group that was unlucky to be designed international scapegoat in the epoch of international “anti-terrorism” war?! But who is a bigger terrorist in this case? A Chechen who was forced to take arms to defend his home or the second army in the world that bombed out his homeland to rubbles?! Do you know that Russia killed more than 250,000 Chechens, including 40,000 children? And how many people did Arbi Zarmaev really killed? Ask him, please.

I urge you Mr. Minister, to do everything you can to stop this embarrassing case for your country. I hope you can urge your subordinates to free Arbi Zarmaev because he is not a criminal. In the worst, he could be considered prisoner of the war. However, in this case he is eligible for Geneva Convention protection. Anyway, he is eligible for Geneva Convention protection as an asylum seeker from the armed conflict zone.

Sincerely and hopeful

Nadezhda Banchik, Amnesty International USA member

Libya: People responsible for the NATO-bombings with Depleted Uranium

juli 15, 2011

 

Ambassador Geert Muylle (Permanent Representative to NATO for Belgium) with Steven Vanackere (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Belgium)

Hillary Clinton’s wargame calender

juli 13, 2011

July 13th 2011:

9:20 a.m. She meets with Senator John Kerry, at the Department of State.

10:30 a.m. She joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the White House.

11:15 a.m. She holds a bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Department of State.

12:45 p.m. She holds a working lunch with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Department of State.

2:00 p.m. With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov she hold a joint press availability and a signing ceremony, at the Department of State.

3:15 p.m. She holds a bilateral meeting with Maldivian Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem, at the Department of State.

4:30 p.m. She meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, at the White House.

5:00 p.m. She attends a meeting at the White House.

Photo: Hillary Clinton and Benito Berlusconi

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Italy: Even though Italy entered the war providing only ‘limited military and logistical support’, it now leads 30 per cent of the operations against Libya, on par with France and Great Britain. According to Italy’s Interior Ministry, the operation has already cost 1 billion Euros (US$ 1.3 billion). Italy will thus be the next NATO-member that needs money. And the Italian taxpayer will pay it back by extra-high taxes and by privatisations.

U.S.: US pension payments imperiled by debt crisis (17 hours ago)
WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama said that payments to millions of retirees and others could be threatened if Congress fails to approve a debt ceiling increase by an August 2 deadline. “I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3 if we haven’t resolved this issue,” Obama said in an interview with CBS television. “Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.” “This is not just a matter of Social Security checks,” he added. “These are veterans checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out.”

Berlusconi, Sarkozy, Cameron: lied about war against Libya

juli 10, 2011

Berlusconi and his comrades Sarkozy and Cameron KNOW that they lied about the war against Libya. And they will pay for it !

Even though Italy entered the war providing only ‘limited military and logistical support’, it now leads 30 per cent of the operations against Libya, on par with France and Great Britain. According to Italy’s Interior Ministry, the operation has already cost 1 billion Euros (US$ 1.3 billion).

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said a worsening of the crisis in Libya could trigger an “unimaginable” wave of immigration across the Mediterranean Sea, according to Bloomberg. “Those who spoke of hundreds of thousands” of people crossing into Europe “were not exaggerating,” Frattini said in Brussels, where he was meeting with other European Union foreign ministers. “We have already seen what happened in Tunisia.”

Berlusconi: ‘I was forced to join NATO intervention’