Thursday, July 16, 2015

Indonesian Airports Closed Due To Two Volcano Eruptions

Raung and Gamalama erupt

AP
07/17/2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia —

Eruptions at two volcanoes Thursday caused closures at three Indonesian airports, including one serving the country's second-largest city.


Raung erupts
Mount Raung on the main island of Java blasted ash and debris up to 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air after rumbling for several weeks, and Gamalama mountain in eastern Indonesia erupted Thursday morning after months of quiet.

Transport Ministry spokesman Julius Adravida Barata said volcanic ash spewing from Raung blew close to the cities of Surabaya and Malang, forcing Juanda International and Abdurrahman Saleh airports to close.



Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java, is Indonesia's second-largest city after the capital Jakarta.

The ministry said Sultan Babullah airport in Ternate, North Maluku's province capital, was closed after Gamalama sent volcanic ash as high as 1,500 meters (4,920 feet) into the sky.

The shutdown came at the peak of the annual exodus of millions of people to their hometowns in the world's most populous Muslim nation coinciding with the celebration of the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.




An earlier eruption of Raung last week sparked chaos as Ngurah Rai airport in the tourist hotspot of Bali and four other airports in the region were shutdown, stranding thousands of holiday-goers.

Two domestic airports in East Java towns of Banyuwangi and Jember have been closed since then.

Volcanic ash is hazardous to jet engines and able to harm other parts of the aircraft.



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BREAKING : Greek Parliament Approves Reforms For New EU Bailout

Greek parliament votes Greece into the oblivion of slavery 

AGENCIES
07/16/2015

The Greek parliament has voted in favor of a bill enacting the reforms required by its European creditors as part of a new bailout plan. This paves the way for the controversial 85-billion-euro bailout deal defended by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Parliament dramatically voted 'yes' to humiliating bailout terms which will see the country stay in the euro.


Greek cops beat protester
Despite the success of a referendum in which the Greek people voted against a bailout agreement, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signed a new deal with creditors. 

According to the terms of the bailout, Greece will receive €82-86 billion for three years.

Last week German Finance Minister proposed a plan for an interim Grexit – from his point of view, Greece needed to leave the eurozone for five years to restructure its debt.



Greece's parliament had been set a deadline of midnight local time (10pm BST) to pass a raft of measures including billions in cuts, VAT rises and pension reforms to secure the three-year bailout.

However, that deadline passed, with ministers still locked in a heated debate about whether or not to adopt the reforms until 2am local time (12am BST).

Ultimately the bailout terms were agreed after 229 of the country's 300 MPs backed the 'yes' vote. But it wasn't all good news for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as many of the 64 'nos' were members of his own party. In what was a bruising night for the country's leader, 32 of the 149 members of the radical left-wing Syriza rejected the measures.


A scene from the protests outside parliament, described by CNN pro-austerity frauds as "peaceful with a few hundred protesters" - which in fact were not peaceful, with more than 12,000 in attendance

A government official has insisted that Tsipras will not resign despite the hit, although he had said he would step down if he did not gather the support of more than 121 of his Syriza MPs. He ended up with the support of 124.


Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and house speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou were among the big names to vote 'no' to the reforms.

Varoufakis, who quit his post last week, had earlier said the deal was a ‘new Versailles Treaty haunting Europe’, while Konstantopoulou called it a coup that could cause social genocide. 

On the eve of the deadline, it had looked increasingly likely that the parliament would approve the measures, in large part thanks to pro-European opposition parties.


A TV broadcast van burns, demonstrating what the Greek people think of the "mainstream media"

But amid growing dissent among the Greek people, hundreds of armour-clad officers used pepper spray to fight back youths in a 12,000-strong crowd who were hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks at them. The youths had mingled with ordinary protesters when crowds gathered as MPs met last night to vote on austerity measures required for the latest European bailout.

Many of the mask-wearing protesters carried wooden bats and pieces of smashed paving stones, in the worst clashes seen since Tsipras' left-wing government was formed six months ago. Police said about 50 protesters had been detained outside the parliament building. 




Inside, Tsipras made a final appeal to parliament for support of the tough package of bailout measures imposed by European partners this week, telling lawmakers there was no alternative, even though he disagreed with the measures.

'We don't believe in it, but we are forced to adopt it,' Tsipras told deputies before a vote on the measures, which had to be approved by parliament for European partners to agree to open talks on a new multibillion euro bailout.




Politicians had gathered in Athens yesterday afternoon to debate the draconian reforms Tsipras agreed to implement during crunch overnight talks with eurozone leaders earlier this week.

The harsh austerity measures Greece would have to put in place to release the bailout fund have been widely condemned, with even the International Monetary Fund branding them unfair. 

Earlier Tsipras revealed that even he does not believe in the tough bailout deal offered by eurozone leaders but said he only agreed to implement it in order to save the near-insolvent country, adding that he has no intention of resigning over the matter.


Tsipras does not appear to be too upset by the vote

Defending the terms, Tsipras said the 'bad deal' was the best available under the circumstances.

Tsipras also predicted that 'the great majority of Greek people' will support the deal, but admits he 'cannot say with certainty' that it will be enough to stop Greece exiting the eurozone - a so-called 'Grexit' - until the final bailout agreement is signed. 

The outcome of today's vote had been in doubt after the IMF issued its stark warning that Greece's creditors will have to go 'far beyond' existing estimates for debt relief to stabilise the country's finances.

The deal has split the ruling radical Syriza party as it includes changes to labour laws, pensions, VAT and other taxes that were rejected by voters in a July 5 referendum. 


Brave Greek protesters gave it their best shot and held nothing back

Tsipras' hard-pressed government suffered its first resignations yesterday afternoon, with a junior finance minister and a senior economy ministry official walking out in protest.

'I'm not going to vote for this amendment and this means I cannot stay in the government,' said junior finance minister Nadia Valavani.

The parliament in Athens had to approve the deal before the 18 other eurozone leaders could start negotiations over what Greece is to get in return: a three-year bailout worth up to €86 billion, its third rescue programme in five years.

Yesterday afternoon it emerged that more than half of Syriza's central committee had signed a statement slamming the agreement Greece reached with its European creditors earlier this week, describing it as a coup against their nation by European leaders.


This - and all Greek pensioners - face an uncertain future

The statement, signed by 109 of the committee's 201 members, says the agreement was 'the result of threats of immediate financial strangulation' and is a new bailout with 'humiliating terms of supervision, destructive for our country and its people.'

Under the plan, eurozone governments will contribute between €40 and €50 billion, the IMF will contribute another chunk and the rest will come from selling off state assets and from financial markets, a European official said.

This morning an independent United Nations expert on foreign debt says Greece's creditors may break international law if the austerity measures they demand lead to undue hardship.

Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky says he is concerned about reported shortages of medicines and food caused partly by restrictions on money transfers.

He says in a statement Wednesday that European institutions, the International Monetary Fund and the Greek government must ensure that any bailout deal safeguards the right to health care, food and social security.

Bohoslavsky says 'there is real legal risk that some of the harsh austerity measures could be incompatible with European and international human rights law.' 

He is scheduled to visit Greece November 30 to December 7. 

The European Central Bank has been keeping Greek banks afloat with emergency liquidity, but it could be forced to cut off that aid if Greece misses a huge debt repayment due on Monday.

European governments on Tuesday also clashed over options to help Greece meet its short-term cash needs while it waits for a eurozone bailout deal to be finalised, likely to take at least four weeks.



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Dashcam Video Of CA Cops Killing Unarmed Man Released - GRAPHIC VIDEO

Killer pigs have one hell of a surprise in store when Americans eventually take up arms against them, as they are outnumbered by tens of thousands of pissed off victims with guns of their own and will not hesitate to use them    
    
RT
07/15/2015

After months of legal battles a federal judge has ordered a California city to release video from police dashcams showing officers fatally shooting an unarmed man in the Los Angeles suburbs after mistaking him and two others for robbery suspects.


The city of Gardena paid out $4.7 million to settle a federal lawsuit with the family of the deceased and his brother, who was injured during confrontation with police. Authorities have been struggling to keep the dramatic video private, however.

Early morning of June 2, 2013, Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino was stopped by police investigating a bicycle theft. The 34-year-old was trying to help his brother find his stolen bike when he was rounded up as a suspect instead. Witnesses said Zeferino attempted to tell officers that two other bicycle-riding friends they had stopped were the wrong men.


Police stated that Diaz-Zeferino approached the officers and was shot after repeatedly ignoring police orders. Officials said law enforcement officers fired in fear that he had a weapon, because the suspect was allegedly moving in such a way they could not see his right hand.

Police stated that Diaz-Zeferino approached the officers and was shot after repeatedly ignoring police orders. Officials said law enforcement officers fired in fear that he had a weapon, because the suspect was allegedly moving in such a way they could not see his right hand.



According to the Los Angeles Times, the prosecutor who reviewed the shooting, Deputy District Attorney Rosa Alarcon, concluded in her memo that Diaz-Zeferino showed a complete disregard for the officers' orders, noting that an autopsy found he had methamphetamine as well as high levels of alcohol in his system.


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The newly-released video shows how Diaz-Zeferino was shot dead after he failed to obey police commands to put his hands up. The videos show the cold-blooded shooting of clearly unarmed men,” an attorney for some of the men, R. Samuel Paz, told the LA Times. According to Paz, a police dispatcher “mistakenly” told officers heading to the area in search of two suspects that the crime was a robbery - which oftentimes involves use of weapons in the US. 


The lawyer who sued the city on behalf of the deceased says the videos show that “Diaz Zeferino's right hand was clearly empty and in front of his body when the shots were fired.” 

He also told the paper the videos demonstrate “officers were giving confusing orders” and that one of the injured men “was shot despite keeping his hands above his head.”




Civil rights attorney Sonia Mercado of Culver City, who represented the Diaz-Zeferino estate and others in the civil lawsuit, has praised the Tuesday ruling finally making the video public.

“The reason the video is important is to show this human being had his hands up and was merely trying to explain to the officers that his two friends were not bike thieves,” Mercado said.

"The fact that they spent the city's money, presumably derived from taxes, only strengthens the public's interest in seeing the videos," Judge Stephen V. Wilson wrote in his 13-page decision cutting short efforts by city attorneys arguing that Gardena had paid the settlement money hoping the videos would remain private.




"Moreover, defendants cannot assert a valid compelling interest in sealing the videos to cover up any wrongdoing on their part or to shield themselves from embarrassment," the judge stated.

Gardena immediately filed a notice with the 9th US circuit court of appeals, seeking to block the video’s release. Several hours later, Judge Alex Kozinski issued the order that “the police car camera video footage shall remain under seal pending further order of this court.” By then, the Los Angeles Times had already published the video.



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Tear Gas And Petrol Bombs : Clashes Erupt During Massive Greek Protest Against Bailout Deal

So much for CNN claim that there are "peaceful protests" at the Greek parliament attended by a "few hundred protesters"  

RT
07/16/2015

Clashes have erupted outside the Parliament in the Greek capital. Police have deployed pepper spray and tear gas against protestors hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks during an anti-austerity rally attended by thousands.


Riot police used pepper spray and tear gas to suppress a large crowd of people, who began hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks at police officers. Earlier, police estimated the number of anti-austerity protesters at Syntagma Square at about 12,500 people.

The clashes broke out as the Greek parliament began to debate an austerity bill requiring consumer tax increases and pension reforms.

A journalist was shot in the leg during the scuffles, Skai TV-channel reported. 


RT’s Daniel Hawkins also reports spent gas and stun grenade canisters littering the square in front of the parliament.

Some 50 protesters have been detained, according to AP. Media say the protesters behind the clashes are anarchists.


Protesters burn a TV van as they turn on "mainstream media" that has continually lied and spewed pro-austerity propaganda: CNN take note

Throughout the day on Wednesday, thousands of people marched along the streets of Athens in more or less peaceful demonstrations carrying banners reading “Cancel the bailout!” and “No to the policies of the EU, the ECB and the IMF.”

They were protesting against a new bailout deal with European creditors which, if passed, will lead to a series of reforms bearing heavily on the Greek economy. 


Greek cops will now have to choose between protecting their masters and survival as protesters cut loose in a final confrontation between good and evil

Greece is already suffering from an unemployment rate of 25 percent.

Melina Kotaki, a 71 year-old protester holding a sign reading “Merkel and Schäuble never again will you fly the Nazi flag on the Acropolis,” told Reuters that “It’s an allegorical reference to what happened in the war. We have a government that doesn’t understand Germany wants to destroy Europe again.”


Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reacts as he attends a parliamentary session in Athens, finally coming to the realisation that his own head is on the chopping block along with Tsipras

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, though defending the bailout terms, said that Monday, the day the agreement was announced, had been “the hardest day of his life,” Reuters reported from the Parliament.

Syriza MP Dimitris Vitsas said that he didn't want "to speak in favor of the bill but about the necessity of passing it." About 30 to 40 members of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' left-wing party Syriza are expected to vote against the legislation.


ECB Vampire Squid, IMF, Merkel, Tsipras now behold the
wrath of the Greek people
Tsipras accepted the bailout deal this week during negotiations in Brussels thus escaping for now the possible ejection of the country from the eurozone.

Now, Greece faces a deadline for €3.5 billion payment to the European Central Bank on July 20, having already missed two deadlines. European finance ministers have proposed a €7 billion loan from the European Financial Stability Mechanism.


"I am reluctant to say this, but I hope the Greeks burn it all down- for the good of all of us, for the good of our children and children's children. I am old enough to remember when times were different, when times were better for human beings. Yes, back then we had to work, and work hard too. But, there was time for family, to be with the kids. Back then it wasn't all about the money, the amount of production that could be squeezed out of a person. It gets worse every year. Now it's all about work and more work so you can get some sleep so you can work more, longer, harder." - Juan, commenting on AFP.


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