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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 05:37 AM

 

Basque activist Maria Atxabal



Basque activist Maria Atxabal can't hold the tears at a press conference where it was announced that the United Nations' Human Rights Committee stated she was tortured by Spanish police in 1996. She was arrested and accused of being an ETA member. Years later she was acquitted of the charges. As a consequence of the torture inflicted upon her she still suffers post-trauma stress. Yesterday she said she feels justice has come at last. The UN's report demands the Spanish state puts an end to the incommunicado regime and the practice of torture. According to Basque human rights organizations up to 10,000 Basques have been tortured by Spanish police over the past four decades.

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Reply Basque activist Maria Atxabal (Original post)
MichaelMcGuire Jun 2013 OP
MichaelMcGuire Jun 2013 #1
malaise Jun 2013 #2
MichaelMcGuire Jun 2013 #3
malaise Jun 2013 #5
MichaelMcGuire Jun 2013 #6
malaise Jun 2013 #7
MichaelMcGuire Jun 2013 #8
a la izquierda Jun 2013 #4
MichaelMcGuire Jun 2013 #9
a la izquierda Jun 2013 #10

Response to MichaelMcGuire (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 06:48 AM

1. This lady is a hero, and still no comments.

 

kick

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 06:57 AM

2. Unfreaking believable

Our planet has some sick leaders in all spheres

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 07:33 AM

3. Aye Malaise your no wrong there

 

Here's a facebook page thats pretty handy interms of hearing about whats going on in the Basque country if your interested
https://www.facebook.com/basqueinfo

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:03 AM

5. Anything for maintaining the power of the 1%

Submission is their only goal

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 05:44 AM

6. I had a interesting discussion on how media plays in public sway.

 

At one point, we talked about two equally 'right' causes as close to each other as possible. And how each was viewed by the public, to cut a long story short.. to know the level of resistance 'to' is measured by the resistance of the elite 'to' the cause.

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 07:02 AM

7. Gramsci taught me all I need to know about how the system works

The vast majority of institutions are there to prop up the capitalist state and its market.
Remember markets matter way more than people

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 04:06 AM

8. And to steal the mineral wealth from under your feet, then leave you as they found you

 

worse by all accounts

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 07:52 AM

4. Kick

I do not know much about this struggle, but I cannot understand why, after so many centuries, we have not progressed beyond torture and thuggery.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 04:09 AM

9. A question: How can a EU state be allowed to act in such a way?

 

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 06:52 AM

10. The US does and no one seems to care...

so I don't know really.

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