Thursday 31 May 2018

Britain's human rights record - a reflection of social collapse

The terrible (and deteriorating) human rights situation in Britain

I have spent some wakeful hours thinking about recent events in Britain, trying in vain to make sense of things. Why is it that concern about sexual abuse and paedophilia are regarded somehow as a right-wing thing. The Left quite correctly points to atrocious human rights abuses (especially of children, in Israel but they completely ignore the most atrocious abuses at home.

Much of my attention has been focused on the case of Tommy Robinson and through that I have become aware of a evil can-of-worms which centres around paedophilia and the abuse of girls by Muslim (yes, Muslim!) grooming gangs. Tommy Robinson and his like could never be my political travelling mates – it is obvious that many of these people are zionist and quite happy to gloss over the war crimes of Britain from Afghanistan to Syria.

And yet, for all that it is clear that they are pointing to something very real and disgusting and that the British State is coming down hard on them for essentially blowing the whistle on an unspeakable evil while at the same time ignoring the crimes and who is committing them.

Meanwhile this is the message of Theresa May to the Muslim community. I doubt that she wished happy Christmas or Easter to her Christian community.

My theory and I don’ have too much (apart from deductive logic) to back it up is that we essentially have two stories. Abroad, the Empire has its own strategic interests in the Middle East and are more than happy to bomb and destroy the lives of Muslims in their thousands. They also aid and abet the evil regimes of Israel, Saudi Arabia and the gulf states. At home, they deadly afraid to “offend” their own Muslim populations.

Britain, especially, has been in a parlous state for some time – essentially bankrupt – and kept afloat by money from the Saudis and others. They are also involved in lucrative arms deals with these same companies – and thereby are complicit in war crimes in places like Yemen. The British government is unwilling to bite the hand that feeds them and so has allowed the Saudis, in particular to set up mosques and supply their own preachers that have been the one guilty of real hate speech. This has seen limited exposure on British television (all going back several years,nothing recently) but absolutely nothing has happened except that the government has doubled down on a campaign of harassment of those like Tommy Robinson who speak out.

My suspicion is that the authorities are terrified that if they do not stomp out any criticism of this lamentable situation they will have riots on their hands - started by Muslim mobs. I have heard quite plausible stories that the local imam will turn up at the local police station and say that if they not let one of their people go they will foment riots.  There are even stories that Muslim communities are able to tell the police who can patrol in their areas and who cannot.

All of this points to the deep social collapse of British society that accompanies economic stagnation, deep political corruption and financial crimes being carried out by the CIty of London. This is why we have a deteriorating human rights situation in Britain of which the Julian Assange and Skripal cases are just the most obvious.

Because his supporters will be perceived to be racist football hooligans by the liberals who inhabit leafy suburbs free of the social problems of working class areas like Luton, Leeds, Rochdale and of the Muslims that they bend over backwards to defend and because the liberals don't seem to be particularly concerned by cases such as the Rochdale and Leeds pedophile and "sexual grooming" (judging by the lack of coverage outside the tabloid media) the case of Tommy Robinson will be largely and studiously ignored.  

And then there are cases such as the young victim of abuse who was imprisoned in a secret trial and kept in awful conditions that are detailed in articles below. 

They never even see the light of day.

Here are just a few news stories to illustrate my point:

I listened to Katie Hopkins whom I had only known through attacks by the press. Turns out she is a lot more reasoned (and reasonable)  than I had been led to believe.

Katie Hopkins: How sharia law is creeping into the US

This speech by Tommy Robinson on his political suppression and the conditions he had (and has) to endure in British prisons came as a very unpleasant revelation to me.  It has to be seen in light of the cases below

Tommy Robinson of The was barred from giving this speech five times by various universities. It's about his experiences in "the British police state.

Here is the latest on his case.  The judge who sent him to prison for 13 months for 'contempt of court' didn't even bother watching his livestream.

THE JUDGE who jailed Tommy Robinson for 13 months admitted he watched little of Robinson’s Facebook live stream that was used as evidence that Robinson was in “contempt of court.”

According to Robinson’s producer Caolan Robertson, who was in court during Robinson’s sentencing, Judge Geoffrey Marson QC admitted that he barely watched Robinson’s livestream, despite it being the reason he was arrested.

The number one most significant thing that actually caused a little bit of a gasp in the courtroom from a couple members of the press was when the judge actually admitted that he hadn’t watched the full livestream of Tommy talking,” Robertson said on the Alex Jones Show on Tuesday. “He only watched a very, very brief moment of it before he made up his mind [to imprison Tommy.]”

In contrast, during the arrest, the police told Robinson he was “creating a breach of peace” based on “the content of what you’re streaming:”

In other words, the content the judge never bothered to watch.

It seems that Judge Marson didn’t base his decision to imprison Robinson exclusively on the evidence presented.

Additionally, Robinson and his film crew were reporting outside the courthouse where the Muslim grooming trial was almost over, and, according to Robertson, they were careful to only report on facts of the case which were already public given that Robinson was previously accused of committing contempt last year.

Interestingly, RT reported on this before the outlet scrubbed its article due to the judge’s gag order against press covering the arrest – meaning that this simple fact was kept hidden from the public:

RT spoke to Robinson’s producer, Caolan Robertson, about the confrontation outside of Leeds Crown Court and Robinson’s subsequent arrest.

Their case has been going on for about a year,” Robertson said. “Tommy had all the publicly available information… and on that live stream he repeated the information that was already public. We were very careful with language [as to not risk being held in contempt of court].”

The judge imprisoned Robinson under the assumption that his reporting would cause a mistrial by influencing jury opinion. But since Robinson was reporting on publically available facts – and thus facts already available to the jury – how could this be accurate?

And to declare a mistrial, a judge would have to look at what information had been leaked and whether it could have reasonably swayed the opinion of a jury.

Since Judge Marson admitted he had never bothered to look into the content of Robinson’s livestream, how could he know that Robinson’s reporting was evidence of jury tampering?

And if Judge Marson wanted to keep a public attention away from the trial, he completely screwed that up by fueling an international news story with his arrest of Robinson and his sequential gag order against press coverage.

Judge Marson helped Robinson by shining a supernova of a spotlight on the trial which Robinson couldn’t have done alone; in short, Judge Marson created a Streisand Effect.

Judge Marson’s very own tactics have contributed to the alleged harm he claims Robinson has done by merely reporting on the trial, and despite claiming he’s defending the due process of those accused at the trial, Judge Marson seems to have actually violated the due process of Robinson.

This story is from today. Great timing!

Mr Choudary who was imprisoned for urging Muslims to support ISIS and terror groups was sentenced to 5 years in jail, however, he is expected to serve just 2 and a half years.
It’s reported that Choudary is at a ‘separation centre’ in HMP Frankland.

The Police have expected a large backlash when he is released.

It is likely to encourage some of his followers to become more vocal and defiant in their extremist behaviour,” ‘The Sunday Times’ quoted a Scotland Yard source as saying.

This story from another pedophile trial illustrates the double standard. Secret trials and solitary confinement for the whistleblowers/activists while sexual predators get legal aid to fight against deportation.

  • The paedophiles preyed on girls as young as 13 during a sickening operation
  • Shabir Ahmed, Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Abdul Rauf are fighting deportation
  • They have received close to a million pounds after getting the same for their trial
  • By contrast Charlie Gard's parents were denied aid to fight to keep their son alive

  • Report out from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
  • Blames increase in hate crimes and racism in UK on the 'worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in newspapers'
  • Claims Islamophobia rises when media reports when terrorists are Muslim
And here is another case - from a year or so ago - of a victim of horrendous abuse being treated as a dangerous criminal.

The Nottinghamshire child abuse whistleblower's treatment in jail has once again degenerated into something out of Solzhenitsyn, or worse.

This morning, I received one of the most harrowing letters I have read in my life. It came from Melanie Shaw's prison cell.

UK Column News stands by its description of Melanie Shaw as a political prisoner convicted of undisclosed crimes in a secret hearing.

The clarity of both her handwriting and her analysis throughout this letter reconfirms to me that she is of clear mind and is being subjected to a cynical psikhushka regime to break her spirit and discredit or delete her testimony of Establishment child abuse in the Thatcher era.

Many of the prison "staff" who have neglected, mocked and abused her (including by threatening effective rape in her cell) at various East Midlands jails appear to be private corporate employees and/or to lack any suitable warder training, and they certainly seem to have no shred of humanity or intention to abide by the common law...

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Scenes from Hawaii

Hawaii Lava-Flows Accelerate, Over 80 Structures Destroyed, Tourist Bookings Tumble 50%

Zero Hedge,
29 May, 2018

Officials in Hawaii County have been going door-to-door on several streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision on The Big Island, warning residents to flee as fast-moving lava from the Kilauea volcano coursed towards the area. Despite being under an evacuation order, several residents have been holding out and refusing to leave their homes.

Lava has destroyed at least 82 structures, including 37 homes - while just hours after authorities went door-to-door, an explosive eruption shot a plume of ash over 14,000 feet into the air according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Lava flow and fissure map as of 3:00 p.m. HST, May 28, 2018. Large red numbers are currently active fissures, smaller numbers are the locations of inactive fissures. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015.
Photo from a 6:30 AM HST overflight of a lava flow from fissure 8 approaching the intersection of Pohoiki Road and Highway 132.

Afternoon update, May 28: Fissure 8 lava flow reached Pohoiki Rd. in AM & stalled. @ 1 pm, Fissures 8, 18, 20, 22, 6/13, & 7/21 active; high fountains at 7/21. Gas emissions v. high. Intermittent ash eruptions at summit. 
The plume was "largely vertical with slight northwest drift," the agency said on Twitter, and people in the area "may experience ash fall" as a result.
"Kind of disturbingly, some people just refused to leave," said Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno. "We had one gentleman that had to be kind of rescued. His only way out was through his back door and through the forest."

Lava is seen erupting from a fissure in Puna, Hawaii, as residents in surrounding areas are told to evacuate immediately due to fast-moving lava flow. 

Several fissures continue to spew hot, fast moving lava which has blocked roads.

View image on Twitter
View image on Twitter

Monitoring eruption from space, detected sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions & lava (hot spots) coming out the volcano. The 2 images show SO2 emissions on 6 and 15 May: 

Meanwhile, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Hilina region of Kilauea volcano situated southwest of the Leilani Estates, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Oahu. The earthquake was preceded by between 250 and 270 earthquakes at Kilauea’s summit over the weekend, with four explosions on Saturday sending ash to altitudes as high as 12,000-15,000 feet, said Stovall and National Weather Service meteorologist John Bravender.

Of great concern has been the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant, where which molten lava has already reached, covering two wells. Authorities believe the lava has stopped, however, and that the power plant itself will be safe.

"Lava flow from fissures 7 and 21 crossed into PGV property overnight and has now covered one well that was successfully plugged. That well, along with a second well 100 feet away, are stable and secured, and are being monitored. Also due to preventative measures, neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide," it said.
sulfide," it said.

The last 54 hours of lava advance near PGV, condensed into about 5 seconds: (@USGSVolcanoes lower east rift zone webcam)

Tourism Affected

While residents flee the volcano, businesses which depend on its usually less-destructive splendor are suffering amid the closure of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park- home to Kilauea. 

There's no way to tell how long the park will be closed,” said public affairs specialist Jessica Ferracane, “but we will remain closed until it's safe to reopen.”
On Monday, the National Park Service reported that the closure of the park alone could cost the local economy $166 million. (The park contributed that amount to the local economy, according to a National Park System report measuring what park visitors typically spend in local areas near parks, including hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and rental cars, in 2017.)
A National Park System economist, Lynne Koontz, though, believes that the most precise way to measure the impact the park's closure will have on the local economy is by breaking down the annual figure into a daily average — $455,000 per day — and  multiplying that by the number of days the park has been closed. After 17 days, that added up to $7.3 million. -NYT

At least three major cruise lines - Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean, have canceled a stop at the Big Island, while several airlines have reported Hawaii-bound seat cancellations according to Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO George Szigeti. Both Hawaiian and Japan Airlines, however, said that all flights were operating as scheduled, though Hawaiian Airlines experienced a "moderate drop in bookings for close-in travel to the island of Hawaii," according to the NYT

According to Ross Birch, executive director of the Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau, lodging and tour bookings are down 50% for May to July
Hotels and authorities are desperately trying to reassure guests the Big Island is safe. They point out that the island is as big as Delaware and Rhode Island combined, and the lava flows are more than 30 miles away from most tourist areas. -USA Today