German militarism and nazism

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This video from Germany says about itself:

Germany arrests second soldier in far-right terror plot | DW English

10 May 2017

German authorities have arrested a high-ranking lieutenant in an investigation into a far-right terror plot in the Bundeswehr. It’s the third arrest, and the second in the military.

Investigators say the suspects were planning to assassinate German officials and then blame refugees.

For more on this story, go here.

By Sven Heymanns in Germany:

The German army’s Nazi heritage

23 August 2017

Two developments in recent days illustrate the extent of ultra-right thinking and activities in the German army (Bundeswehr) that are supported and covered up at the highest level.

Last Thursday, the German television investigative programme “Panorama” reported on a far-right incident involving the Bundeswehr’s special forces unit, KSK. The elite unit KSK is stationed in the town of Calw in the state of…

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YouTube Closes #YPG Account While Daesh (ISIS) Continues Uploading Atrocities — The Free | HUMANSINSHADOW Blog

Originally posted on Enough is Enough!: The US video-sharing website YouTube shut down the People’s Defense Units (YPG)’s YouTube account on August 23 for violation of the site’s guidelines. Originally published at YPG Rojava. Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able…

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Idaho Jewish Prisoners Can Now Get Kosher Food

Idaho Jewish Prisoners Can Now Get Kosher Food
August 23, 2017
by Michelle Honig

Four Jews locked up in Idaho prisons will finally be able to eat kosher.
A federal judge has ruled that Idaho’s Department of Correction is required to provide kosher meals in all of its facilities.
After the prisoners were only able to consume fruit and matzah during Passover because they were not provided with kosher meals, a lawsuit was filed in May by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU claimed that the prison service was violating the prisoners’ constitutional rights to free exercise of religion.

Leo Morales, the Executive Director of the ACLU, told Boise State Public Radio that the Jewish prisoners “stood up for a fundamental value and constitutional principle that we have in this country of separation of church and state and also allowing the individual to practice their religious beliefs regardless of whether they’re outside the prisons or inside the prisons.”
The kosher menu will include 19 different meals to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The court will be monitoring the implementation of the kosher food program to ensure compliance with kashrut, such as providing the meals in pre-packaged, sealed containers.
The kosher meal plan is slated to be instituted no later than November 1 of this year.
The judge’s ruling, however, does not fully resolve the lawsuit. The ACLU is also suing for compensation on behalf of the prisoners, who were forced to eat non-kosher food for years while incarcerated.
Michelle Honig is a writer at the Forward. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.
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BBC censors quotes: UK manufacturing “eliminated” and car production “run down” after hard-Brexit

Pride's Purge

What’s happening with the BBC?

They seem to have come over all right-wing tabloidy.

A bizarre report by the BBC today claims the UK economy will be given a £135bn annual boost’ by a hard Brexit.

In its article, the BBC extensively quotes infamous Thatcherite economist Patrick Minford, who is the lead author of a report urging the hardest of hard Brexits from pro-Brexit campaign group Economists for Free Trade.

So far so UKIP. Although it’s a bit weird to see a rogue economist normally quoted in the pages of the Express or the Sun being so prominently and uncritically quoted by the BBC in its business section.

But bizarrely, the BBC report apes those gutter rags by completely censoring failing to mention any of the extremely negative consequences of the group’s proposals, as predicted by Professor Minford himself.

Namely, for example, that the hard Brexit proposed by the group will eliminate

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Wichtigstes Informatikproblem soll gelöst worden sein

Brights - Die Natur des Zweifels

armin karner Seit vielen Jahrzehnten vergeblich gesucht: Eine Lösung für das Problem P versus NF. Nun steht ein weiterer möglicher Beweis zur Diskussion

Es ist eines der sieben Millenniums-Probleme, für die es je eine Million US-Dollar gibt. Ein deutscher Mathematiker hat einen neuen Beweis für P ungleich NP vorgelegt

Von Klaus Taschwer |

So richtig berühmt ist das sogenannte P-NP-Problem-Problem erst seit den 1970er Jahren und dem Anbruch des Computerzeitalters. Doch zumindest zwei der größten Denker des 20. Jahrhundert haben schon rund 20 Jahre früher Versionen davon formuliert: John Forbes Nash (“A Beautiful Mind”) 1950 in einem Brief an die National Security Agency, in dem es um Kryptographie ging, sowie der aus Wien stammende Logiker Kurt Gödel sechs Jahre später in einem Schreiben an den Computerpionier John von Neumann.

Worum geht es bei diesem Problem, das eines der sieben Millienniums-Probleme ist, für deren Lösung das Clay Mathematics Institute im…

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Catalan Moroccans commemorate Barcelona attack victims

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Ripoll town Moroccans commemorate Barcelona attack victims

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Moroccan community of Ripoll silent to commemorate victims

Yesterday, 22:09

Ripoll, a small sleepy Spanish town with 11,000 inhabitants, at the foot of the Pyrenees. Everyone knows each other, at least faces. No one from the town expected seven of the at least eight suspects involved in the Barcelona attack to be from Ripoll.

The Moroccan community in Ripoll wanted to show tonight that they do not support the actions of the Moroccan boys. With about fifty people, a minute’s silence was held on a square in the city. The Moroccan Spaniards stood with signs in their hands that said “Not in my name”.

The mothers and aunts of the suspects also stood there. “They said they went on holiday,” they told. “We received some SMS from them until Thursday.” With this action, they hoped to show everyone that the attack was…

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Pretrial Justice‏ @Pretrial Aug 16 Jail growth across of the country, in both urban and rural areas, is due in large part to unnecessary pretrial detention #EndCashBail

Pretrial Justice‏ @Pretrial Aug 16
Jail growth across of the country, in both urban and rural areas, is due in large part to unnecessary pretrial detention #EndCashBail

  After Years of Slammed Doors, Torture Survivors Finally End Impunity Streak


After Years of Slammed Doors, Torture Survivors Finally End Impunity Streak

By Dror Ladin, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project
August 17, 2017 | 10:30 AM
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Suleiman Abdullah Salim and Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud
As an attorney representing victims of torture, one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen is the sheer determination of survivors standing up and publicly confronting those responsible. That’s why I’m so elated that our clients Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and Obaidullah have surmounted so many obstacles in their long pursuit of justice.
Last week, almost two years after filing their lawsuit, our clients prevailed over the final attempt to keep their claims out of court. And today, these brave men secured a settlement from James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA torture program that ensnared two of them and killed a relative of the third. …


USA: The Efforts to Cover the Struggle for Social Justice and Peace, to Cover the Class Struggle by the “Race War” Concept — WiPoKuLi

No doubt, the US President has suprematist tendencies. No doubt, part of his followers are sick by Racism and ultra Nationalism. No doubt also that Racism is still a severe problem in the US and part of the West. At the same time there is the overall conflict between the US Power Elite and the […]

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NY re-entry program awards Cornell $750K for prison education

Aug. 15, 2017
NY re-entry program awards Cornell $750K for prison education
ByDaniel Aloi

Cornell’s Prison Education Program (CPEP) has received $750,000 in grant funding from the College-in-Prison Reentry Program, an effort to expand educational opportunities at correctional facilities across New York state.
Cornell is one of seven colleges and universities in New York awarded grants totaling $5 million to provide college-level classes, training and re-entry services at 17 state prisons over the next five years. CPEP operates at the Cayuga, Auburn, Elmira and Five Points correctional facilities.
Announced Aug. 7 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., the awards are funded by the Manhattan DA’s office through its Criminal Justice Investment Initiative. The initiative backs transformative projects to prevent crime and improve public safety and the justice system with $250 million seized in international financial crime prosecutions.
Cuomo unveiled the college education program in 2016 as part of a common-sense criminal justice reform package through his Right Priorities Initiative.
“New York continues to stand out as a leader in pushing for criminal justice reform and in thinking of education as a vehicle for decreasing the scale of mass incarceration in the United States,” said Robert Scott, CPEP executive director. “A year or so ago this seemed to be the direction the country was heading in its thinking. The federal administration had a similar initiative proposed, using the Pell Grant to fund prison education.”
There was growing bipartisan support at the federal level earlier in the decade for proactive measures addressing mass incarceration, Scott explained.
“Now New York is distinguished for having done that,” he said. “Other states, such as Indiana, have experienced a reduction of college in prison programs in recent years.”
About 1,000 incarcerated individuals in New York state now receive college-level instruction each year. The College-in-Prison Reentry Program will make classes and training available to more than 2,500 additional inmates across the state, increasing the current number by 500-600 each year through grant and matching funds.
Cornell has pledged to add seats for 50 more individuals to its program over the life of the grant, “but over five to six years it may be much more,” Scott said.
Providing education is crucial in preparing a person in prison for successful re-entry into the community, Cuomo and Vance said.
“Prison isn’t just about serving time for one’s crimes. It’s an opportunity to help those who have made mistakes rehabilitate and rebuild their lives,” Cuomo said.
Participants in prison education programs are 43 percent less likely to return to prison and 13 percent more likely to obtain employment after their release, according to a 2013 study by the RAND Corp.
“It makes no sense to send someone to prison with no pathway for them to succeed when they get out,” Vance said. “Investing in college education programs is a proven, cost-effective way to break the harmful cycle of recidivism and keep our communities safe.”