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September 23 2013


Xenien zur Bundestagswahl 2013 - 22.-24.September 2013

Dienstag, 24.09.2013

Koalieren - wozu? Soll sie sich um Mehrheiten kümmern!
"Wo ist mein Karma, mein Flair? Raute, ... wo meine Magie?"

Montag, 23.09.2013

Medien, na klar doch, die Quoten im Auge, macht Ihr zum Verlierer
Jeden, der Inhalt verspricht, fachmännisch längst vor der Wahl.

Sonntag, 22.09.2013

Deutschland quo vadis? Mit leuchtendem Auge ob einer Raute
Treffen die Deinen die Wahl, postdemokratisch entrückt.

Pythias Orakel im Abseits! stand neulich im Delphischen Boten,
Marktorientiert lalle jetzt eine Frau M. in Berlin.

Fünf-Prozent-Hürde, wer unterschlägt gern verweisend auf Weimar
Unsrer wie viele, ja rät laufend zur Wahlabstinenz?

(Änderungen vorbehalten! Letze Änderungen 02-10-2013)

- Eingehenderes zu Xenie bzw. Distichon: Versmaß und Betonung
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August 08 2013

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▶ Chilean Economist Manfred Max-Neef on Edward Snowden - YouTube

06.08.2013 - Democracy Now! anchor Amy Goodman recently spoke with Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef about Ed Snowden, when he was still in the Russian airport. This interview took place in Bogotá, Colombia, at a gathering of Latin American Right Livelihood laureates, often referred to as the Alternative Nobel Prize.

MANFRED MAX-NEEF: In this meeting, we produced a declaration about this thing, about what happened to President Evo Morales, which we consider is an unbelievable and unacceptable abuse in terms of international law. And we also stated that we are appalled by the incredible cynicism of practically all the countries in the world vis-à-vis what this young man has done, sacrificing his life and his future for something in which he believed. If you analyze what Snowden did and then read the Declaration of Independence of the United States, and what that young man did is exactly, exactly, exactly what Thomas Jefferson said that an American citizen should do if a government, you know, does the kind of things that have been discovered now.

I am appalled, you know, that nobody in the world is stretching their hands to this young man. Particularly, you realize, the European Union announced that they are furious with the United States, you know, for the things that the States has been doing—spying on them, you know, as in the days of the Cold War. They are furious against it. Why are they furious? Because of something that this young man revealed. But nobody stretches a hand to this young man. They use the information that he gave in order to be furious with the United States government, but they forget about the person, the human being who sacrificed himself to do it. I am really—think that this is a Greek tragedy, no? Really a Greek tragedy. And I'm deeply disappointed, you know, even with my country, with my president, who opposed that the foreign ministers of Latin America should get together in order to discuss and take a decision about what happened to President Evo Morales. Chile and Colombia were against the initiative. And I am ashamed, you know, of my own government to have an attitude like that. So I am really sorry, and I would love to be able to give a hug to this brave young man.

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March 10 2013

Saudi-Arabia: ANHRI Demands the Immediate Release of “Al-Hamid and Qahtani”

Cairo March 10, 2013

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), denounces the sentence issued by the Saudi penal court, which sentenced two of the rights’ activist and the close of “The Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association” (ACPRA).

The Penal Court of Riyadah, in the hearing hold on Saturday March 9, 2013, issued its sentence on two of the rights’ activists and members of ACPRA, as the court sentenced “Dr. Mohamed ben Fahad Qahtaini” for 10 years imprisonment and sentenced “Abu-Belal Abdullah El-Hamid” for 5 years imprisonment in addition to enforce the pervious sentence issued against him for 6 years, so the total of the period to be in the prison is 11 years. In addition, to ban them from travelling for equal period to their imprisonment after end the imprisonment duration on the background of long list of broadened charges. The court decided to dissolve ACPRA and confiscate all of its money in addition to stop all of its activities as it didn’t obtain the license. This sentence can be appealed during a period doesn’t exceed 30 days as of Tuesday March 12, 2013.

They have appeared before the penal court for (10) hearings, which was marred by several legal violations; comes at the top of these violations were to held the hearing in camera, which violated the principle of public hearing, in addition to mandate investigators from the criminal investigation to investigate them instead of investigation judges. They have faced several charges, such as “planting the seeds of the sedition”, “disobeying the rulers” and charging the judges by “allowing the torture” in addition to scorning the members of Council of Senior Scholars. “Hamid” was charged of destabilize the security, spread the chaos, violation to public safety, fragmentation of national unity, the destruction of the capabilities of the nation and its gains, planting the seeds of discord and dissent and publishing information on the Internet related to the interrogation procedures after his pledge not to publish for the purposes of excitement and confusion in order to influence public opinion and fair trial process.

ANHRI said that “the charges pressed on them from the Penal Court which is a court specialized in terrorism, is a serious violation to the freedom of expression against the members of ACPRA and eliminate every hope or expectations regarding to a breakthrough in the way of the Saudi-regime dealing with the freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration which mounted to the highest degrees of repression and dictatorship in the light of the disregarding of several international and regional parties to the violations committed by the regime against the intellectuals in Saudi-Arbia”.

ANHRI wonders how could two of the significant rights’ activists in Saudi-Arabia could appear before a court specialized in reviewing the terrorism cases and they didn’t commit any crime but to express their opinions peacefully.

ANHRI demands the immediate release of both of them and drop all the charges pressed on them in addition to guarantee their safety and to stop prosecuting them.
List of charges pressed on Qahtani
List of charges pressed on Hamid
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A day in the life of King Abdullah

A day in the life of King Abdullah

Un entretien avec le fils du roi d'Arabie saoudite, sur la Syrie mais aussi sur les situation sociale dans le royaume

Welfare is increasingly the king's concern, said Prince Miteb. Between two million and four million citizens live below the poverty line, and Saudi Arabia also has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the region, with an estimated two million of 28 million Saudis without work .
“[King Abdullah] gets upset when he repeatedly hears about unemployment, shortage of housing or delay in providing medical treatment to citizens,” he said.
Since 2011, the King has widely expanded welfare spending, including a pledge to invest US$37 billion (Dh136bn) on new housing projects, wage increases and unemployment benefits.

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March 09 2013

Saudi Court Sentences Reformists to 10 and 11 Years in Prison

This post is part of our Special Coverage: Reformists on Trial in Saudi Arabia
Earlier today, March 9th, the Riyadh Criminal Court issued its verdict against the two prominent reformists and human rights activists Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid, after being prosecuted for “breaking allegiance to the ruler and his successor” and “trying to impede the country’s developments”. al-Qahtani was sentenced to 10 years in prison and al-Hamid was sentenced to 5 years in prison in addition to completing his previous sentence (7 years, released after a year with a royal pardon). The judge stated that their presence outside prison was “dangerous” and ordered their immediate arrest. In addition, the judge ordered dissolving the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Associations (ACPRA), and confiscating all of its propriety immediately. The defendants have a right to appeal the decision within 30 days.

al-Qahtani and al-Hamid's trial started in June 2012, separately and secretly. After the first hearing, the judge merged both cases but he insisted that it shall remain behind closed doors. The two activists refused, saying that it was a political trial, and publicity was their only grantee for justice. By the fifth hearing, the judge finally capitulated, turning it effectively into a public trial.

al-Qahtani (right) and al-hamid (third on right) right before the session. via @drrayq

al-Qahtani (right) and al-Hamid (third on right) right before the session. via @DrRAYQ

Last night, al-Hamid tweeted [ar]:

إلى الإخوة المتشائمين والمشفقين من #محاكمة_حسم لئن سجنا فهو والله نصر كبير جدا للمشروع ومن السجن تشعل الشموع

@Abubelal_1951: To my brothers who are pessimist and pitiful about the ACPRA trial: if we get imprisoned, it's a huge victory for the project and from prisons candles are lit.

Today's session was attended by over 130 supporters, in addition to correspondents from Al Jazeera, Sky News and some national newspapers. The courtroom was filled with over 30 special force members. Outside, al-Hamid came early to collect attendees’ signatures demanding the dismissal of the Interior Minster Mohammad bin Nayef, and the repeal of all secret trial sentences.

Activist Waleed Abualkhair tweeted:

سحب الأقلام بالإضافة الى الجوالات وعدد الحضور وصل الى ١٠٥ حتى الآن بحسب الكشف وهناك ٣٠ لم يسجلوا

@abualkhair: They took our pens and mobile phones. According to the list, the attendees are now 105, there are 30 who haven't registered yet.

Some activists did not manage to enter. Hood al-Aqeel tweeted:

الان في داخل المحكمه وقد منعت من الدخول للقاعه بحجه عدم وجود أماكن فاضيه !!!

@h_141: I am in the court. They did not allow me in saying that there are no free spaces!

In the verdict, the judge said that al-Qaida and ACPRA are the two sides of the same coin. Moreover, he stated that coercive rule is legitimate. Mohammad al-Abdualkreem reported:

توصل القاضي إلى بطلان نظرية العقد الاجتماعي ومنافاتها لعقيدة المسلم، وجواز التغلب والتوريث والتعيين واعتبارها من أصول السلف

@alabdulkarim0: The judge concluded that the social contract theory is invalid and contradicts with the Muslim faith, and that coercive ruling, hereditary monarchy and appointment are fundamental to Islamic practice.

Back in May 2011, al-Qahtani participated in a Women2Drive campaign, demanding lifting the ban on women driving. Apparently, this led the judge to mention something about it in the verdict. Twitter user Jihad Abdullah tweeted:

القاضي قبل قليل يتهم القحطاني بأنه يركب سيارته وزوجته تقود السيارة ومعهم اجانب يتجولون داخل الرياض، طيب هو حر وزوجته وش دخلك ! #محاكمة_حسم

@CheJihad: The judge just accused al-Qahtani of riding his car with foreigners while his wife is driving. Well, he and his wife are free, you have nothing to do with it!

Twitter users noticed that the trial hashtag was filled by automatically-generated, repeated messages that attack the two activists and accuses them of treason. Mishari AlGhamdi tweeted:

نفس العبارة تكتبها عشرات المعرفات الوهمية .. شغل رديء .. حتى شغل التطبيل و التدليس خربه الفساد

@mishari11: The same statement is being written by tens of fake accounts. Poor job. Even kissing up and fraudulence were doomed by corruption.

This post is part of our Special Coverage: Reformists on Trial in Saudi Arabia

February 20 2013

Les 20 propositions d'Attac pour une véritable réforme bancaire | Attac France

Une par une, les promesses de s’attaquer à la finance, responsable de la crise, aux banques, actrices de la spéculation et bénéficiaires des rentes versées par les États, et aux gros actionnaires, avides de dividendes toujours accrus, s’envolent et vont grossir le magasin déjà bien rempli des engagements électoraux non tenus. 


Quels sont les enjeux d’une réforme bancaire ?  Pourquoi le renoncement du gouvernement à transformer le modèle des banques est-il grave ?  Et quelles sont les propositions alternatives qui permettraient de mettre au pas la finance au lieu de la rassurer et de rendre le pouvoir monétaire à la population ? C’est à ces trois questions que le présent document essaie de répondre.

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An English pdf paper by Dominique Plihon - Attac, France:


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Documentaire: Dérives

De 1990 à 2010, le mouvement étudiant a fait l'objet de plus de 1000 arrestations.

En 2012, en 6 mois seulement, ce nombre a été multiplié par 3.
Nous dédions ce film aux arrêtéEs et aux blesséEs du conflit.

"Dérives" a pour but premier de remettre certaines pendules à l'heure quant aux dérives policières et médiatiques qui ont marqué le Printemps érable.

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Bulgarian Police Attack Anti-Government Protesters

Screen shot 2013-02-20 at 5.31.18 am

GV Author Ruslan Trad has posted a video from the Feb. 19 anti-government protest in Sofia, Bulgaria:

There were provocations and police violence. Police beating everyone. They did not want to arrest provocateurs, and people shouting, “These are provocateurs,” but police beat anyone on the street. Attack of the police was surprising – my phone fell to the ground – after 1:59 recording is black because the camera is watching the asphalt. Many people were on the ground – even women.

February 18 2013

Crowdsourcing-Projekt zu Polizeigewalt und demokratischer Kontrolle der Exekutive |

Fälle von Polizeigewalt sorgen immer wieder für Empörung. Dabei gibt es verschiedene Ansätze, Polizeiübergriffe in den Griff zu bekommen. Viele hat Amnesty International in einer Kampagne, die von 2010 bis 2012 lief, ausführlich vorgestellt.

Bei metronaut will man jetzt Fälle von Polizeigewalt sammeln und gleichzeitig die Positionen der Parteien erfragen und zusammenstellen, um die Diskussion auch im Hinblick auf die Bundestagswahl weiter zu führen. Das Thema soll auf breiter Basis recherchiert und aufgearbeitet werden. Hierfür werden interessierte Einzelpersonen, Blogger/innen, Journalist/innen und NGOs zur Mitarbeit gesucht.

Folgende Schwerpunkte sollen bearbeitet werden:

- eine umfassende Chronik der bewiesenen Fälle von Polizeigewalt zu erstellen. Bewiesene Fälle meint hierbei Verurteilungen und klar dokumentierte Fälle mit Videos, Aufnahmen, Quellen.

- Statistiken zu Körperverletzung im Amt sammeln. Hierbei ist auch die Quote Anzeigen/Verurteilungen interessant.

- Weil Bundestagswahl ist: die Positionen und Vorschläge der antretenden Parteien in Erfahrung bringen. Welche Partei hat welche Vorschläge im Programm? Wie will Partei XY das Problem angehen? Sieht Partei XY überhaupt das Problem? Welche Partei fordert unabhängige Untersuchungsinstanzen?

- die Sammlung von parlamentarischen Anfragen / Gesetzesinitiativen zum Thema Polizeigewalt, Einsatz von Pfefferspray, usw.

- Infografiken erstellen, die das Problem auf einfache Weise erklärbar machen.

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February 07 2013

Italy: minimum basic income discussed during 2013 electoral campaign | Basic Income News

General elections will be held in Italy on 24-25 February 2013. After the presentation of Mario Monti’s “Agenda for Italy”, Beppe Grillo, the colourful leader of Movimento 5 stelle (5 ...

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Wir brauchen eine gesellschaftliche und politische Diskussion über Polizeigewalt

Ein neuer Fall von Polizeigewalt rüttelt gerade die Öffentlichkeit auf. Ein Polizeibeamter bricht einer 23-jährigen Frau mit Faustschlägen ins Gesicht Nase und Augenhöhle, die Polizei versucht das als Notwehrhandlung darzustellen. Die Frau befand sich dabei wohlgemerkt auf einer Polizeidienststelle, war offenbar bereits gefesselt und von Beamten umringt. Die gefesselte Frau soll dann – in Gegenwart von sieben Polizisten – versucht haben, einem Beamten mit dem Kopf ins Gesicht zu stoßen. Um sich dagegen zu schützen, habe der Beamte der Frau dann den Faustschlag versetzt, so die Darstellung der Polizei.

Henning-Ernst Müller bringt es auf den Punkt, wenn er sagt, dass seine Phantasie nicht ausreichend ist, um sich in der geschilderten Situation eine Notwehrlage des Polizeibeamten vorzustellen. Wenn die Darstellung in der Presse nur halbwegs stimmt, dann kann dieses Verhalten nicht gerechtfertigt sein.

Der Ruf der Polizei leidet in zunehmendem Maße darunter, dass Fälle von Polizeigewalt immer öfter publik werden, was mit der Erkenntnis verbunden ist, dass es sich wohl nicht um seltene Ausnahmefälle handelt.

Wenn Polizeibeamte glauben, Kollegen die derart ausrasten, anschließend auch noch decken zu müssen, handeln sie aus einem falsch verstandenen Korpsgeist heraus und schaden damit über kurz oder lang dem Ansehen und der Glaubwürdigkeit der Polizei.

Diese Form des Korpsgeists setzt sich häufig anschließend bei den Staatsanwaltschaften und Gerichten fort, bei denen ebenfalls eine deutliche Neigung erkennbar ist, derartige Fälle auf den Kopf zu stellen, indem man die Opfer wegen eines angeblichen Widerstands gegen Vollstreckungsbeamte strafrechtlich verfolgt.

In einem ersten Schritt ist es also notwendig, dass das Phänomen Polizeigewalt nicht länger totgeschwiegen wird. Eine Polizei, die mit unsachlicher Argumentation rechtsstaatlich gebotene Maßnahmen wie eine Kennzeichnungspflicht für Polizeibeamte ablehnt, wird die erforderliche Aufarbeitung aber nicht von sich aus leisten. Was wir deshalb brauchen, ist eine politische und gesellschaftliche Diskussion des Phänomens der Polizeigewalt.

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February 02 2013

Endlich gelesen: Blogkultur als Antwort auf die Komplexität der Gesellschaft und die Krise ihrer Institutionen
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January 31 2013


Xenie - (2) Erfolgreiches Volksbegehren gegen Studiengebühren in Bayern

Teures Piratenvolk, Du fuhrst voran mit flatterndem Wimpel!
Andere hissten ihn spät - erst als die Küste in Sicht.

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