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  • Kids from ‘Right-Wing’ Families Must be Re-Educated: German Govt.-Backed Brochure

    12/17/2018 7:09:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/14/18 | Maike Hickson
    December 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs has supported a brochure that aims at changing the behavior of preschool-aged children who are raised by what the brochure’s authors call “right-wing” parents who oppose “gender” theory, “sexual diversity,” the “sexualization” of children, and “immigration.” Many Germans are protesting the brochure, calling it unacceptable for the state to intrude into the lives of families. Some have noted how such an intrusion is similar to what had been previously known in Germany during the times of both National-Socialist (Nazi) and Communist dictatorships. The German government is said to...
  • EU tells Turkey to forgo move in Syria

    12/17/2018 12:45:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    The Japan News (from AFP) ^ | 7:15 pm, December 16, 2018 | BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji)
    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Saturday asked Turkey to forgo any unilateral military action in Syria, where Ankara has threatened a fresh offensive against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia. “The statements of a possible Turkish military operation in northeast Syria are a source of concern,” Federica Mogherini said in a statement. “We share the goal of ending violence, defeating terrorism and promoting stability in Syria and the wider region. We expect the Turkish authorities therefore to refrain from any unilateral action likely to undermine the efforts of the Counter-Daesh Coalition or to risk further instability in...
  • Christmas in Poland is how Christmas in Europe should be

    12/16/2018 5:05:02 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    It becomes a familiar recipe in Europe: If you want to see a traditional Christmas, head East. While you can barely see the Christmas trees through barricades and road blocks in Germany, in Poland it’s a completely different story. This is Poland: This is the UK, Germany, Sweden, and France:
  • European Defense Fund could be breaching European treaties, legal opinion says

    12/16/2018 6:29:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Dec 14, 2018 | Alexandra Brzozowski
    The European Defense Fund (EDF) moved closer to becoming reality this week in Strasbourg when MEPs gave it the green light. However, some uncertainties persist as a legal expert opinion obtained by EurActiv suggests that establishing the fund could be violating EU law. […] In the run-up to the vote in the plenary, however, the Left party in the Parliament commissioned a legal opinion to assess whether the EDF is compatible with European Union law. According to Andreas Fischer-Lescano of the University of Bremen, who drafted the legal study, the Lisbon Treaty explicitly prohibits the financing of military or defense...
  • Poland and Hungary Block ‘LGBTIQ Rights’ From Being Enshrined in EU Legislation

    12/16/2018 6:51:00 AM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/12/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BRUSSELS, December 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Poland and Hungary blocked the inclusion of “LGBTIQ” rights in a common European Union statement. Last week representatives from Poland and Hungary annoyed other European Union (EU) member states by vetoing the inclusion of the “LGBTIQ” acronym in a joint statement by employment and social affairs ministers meant to promote “gender equity in the digital era.” LGBTIQ is a reference to people who derive their identity from lesbianism, homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, intersexuality, or an experimental “questioning” approach to sexuality. The European employment and social affairs ministers collectively form the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health...
  • France: Anti-Macron Protesters Pushed Off Street by Water Cannon, Told to Remove Yellow Vests

    12/15/2018 1:02:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart London
    <p>French police have pushed protesters off the Champs-Elysees in Paris with tear gas and water cannon, and re-opened the French capital’s famed avenue to traffic.</p> <p>Police were telling protesters to remove their yellow vests, symbols of a nationwide protest movement that began in November against economic injustice and France’s high cost of living.</p>
  • 'We are Still in” Totalitarians Dominate Katowice

    12/15/2018 2:44:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The 30,000 alarmists gathered in Katowice, Poland expected to slam-dunk their report proclaiming a planet-threatening climate crisis, finalize rules for implementing the Paris accords, redistribute infinite billions of dollars from industrialized nations to “climate victim” countries, and solidify their control over people’s energy, jobs, living standards and liberties. It didn’t work out quite that way.They got blindsided by millions of French citizens angrily denouncing their government’s plans to carbon-tax them into worse poverty and joblessness. They were furious that the US exhibit profiled the benefits of fossil fuels – and outraged that the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait...
  • Climate change talks agree details to implement Paris deal

    12/15/2018 1:39:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/15/2018 | N/A
    Nearly 200 nations have agreed rules on implementing the 2015 Paris agreement. After marathon talks in Katowice, Poland, the rulebook was approved unanimously on Saturday evening. The agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C. The final session was delayed by more than 30 hours amid an ongoing stand-off over carbon markets to reduce emissions. Some accused the hosts of not shepherding the agreement through.
  • Europe must fight illiberal forces, Draghi warns

    12/15/2018 10:37:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 15, 2018 7:33 AM | Silvia Ognibene, Balazs Koranyi
    The spread of illiberal ideology is threatening the euro, but it is an illusion that leaving it would offer an easier path, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Saturday. Warning that a half-finished monetary union could be at risk in the next crisis, Draghi made the case for sweeping changes in how the currency bloc operates and spreads around financial risk. “The fascination with illiberal prescriptions and regimes is spreading; we are seeing little steps back in history,” Draghi said in Pisa, Italy. “Only by continuing to make progress, freeing up individual energies but also fostering social equity,...
  • USCIRF Applauds Canada’s Move Toward Abolishing Blasphemy Law

    12/14/2018 11:19:52 PM PST · by Simon Green · 4 replies
    USCIRF ^ | 12/14/18
    Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauds the passage of legislation in Canada’s Senate removing the offense of blasphemy from the country’s criminal code. The offense will be officially removed once the bill receives Royal Assent. The last time someone was convicted for blasphemy in Canada was almost 100 years ago. However, these laws are dangerous even when dormant in Western democracies, as they can unexpectedly be enforced to prosecute offenders for speech deemed blasphemous, as a recent incident in Spain shows. “Laws criminalizing blasphemy are detrimental to religious freedom and other human rights,...
  • French generals accuse Macron of treason over UN Migration Compact

    12/14/2018 2:02:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    Free West Media ^ | Published: December 14, 2018
    Ten generals signed the open letter written by General Antoine Martinez. The signatories include top level figures, such as an admiral, a colonel, as well as the former French Minister of Defense Charles Millon. They are from the network of the Volontaires pour la France (VPF) The generals warned Macron that the deal will mean less sovereignty for France, providing yet another reason for “an already battered people” to “revolt”. They accuse Macron of being “guilty of a denial of democracy or treason against the nation” for signing the Compact without allowing a public debate on the issue, or consulting...
  • The Globalist on Macron: Don't Sweat It, Macron. Just Change your Personality & Presentation

    12/14/2018 10:50:08 AM PST · by poconopundit · 8 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/14/2018 | PoconoPundit
    Journalist arrogance is the staple of British publications such as the Financial Times and Economist.  They are experts at putting Trump down and feeding us heavy globalist and EU bias with $10 words no Deplorable ever used in conversation. Our local library gets the Economist, a weekly magazine written in London.  If you scan the past two years of editorials and news, you'll read weekly diatribes against Trump.  According to them, Trump has been a complete and utter failure. So I was curious what kind of coverage they would give the Yellow Jackets protests in France, given that Macron is...
  • 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go' (trunc)

    12/13/2018 10:46:11 AM PST · by Sergio · 21 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/18 | Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go': Egypt's president decries migrants heading to Europe and refusing to integrate instead of fixing their own countries. Egypt's President has told his people they should not expect the West to 'open their doors' to migrants who refuse to integrate. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that 'every country has the right to protect its people and their interests.' Speaking at a World Youth Forum in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, the country's leader told guests they had to 'completely abide by the laws, customs, traditions and culture'...
  • Germany: Merkel to be Succeeded by "Mini-Merkel"

    12/14/2018 10:22:16 AM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/14/18 | Soeren Kern
    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a 56-year-old career politician committed to the status quo, has been chosen to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Kramp-Karrenbauer — often referred to as "Mini-Merkel" or "Merkel 2.0" because many view her as Merkel's clone — won by just 35 votes (517 to 482) in a second-round run-off against her main opponent, a conservative named Friedrich Merz, at a CDU conference in Hamburg on December 7. Kramp-Karrenbauer's extremely narrow victory (51.7% to 48.2%) revealed a party split down the middle. Merz had pledged to pull the CDU back to its conservative...
  • Brexit: Theresa May to join EU summit after surviving vote

    12/12/2018 10:59:04 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    bbc.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | BBC
    Theresa May is heading to Brussels for an EU summit, less than 24 hours after surviving a vote of confidence. The prime minister is seeking legally binding pledges from EU leaders on the Irish backstop - a key obstacle for MPs who oppose her Brexit deal. The EU will not renegotiate the deal but may be willing to give greater assurances on the temporary nature of the backstop, the BBC understands. The PM won the ballot on her leadership by 200 votes to 117 on Wednesday night.
  • Arab world: U.S. Defense Industry Peers Into the Abyss

    11/12/2013 5:08:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Space Daily ^ | November 11, 2013 | Staff Writers
    U.S. Defense contractors are looking at a potentially sharp downturn in arms sales to key Arab states like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, for decades their best foreign customers, because of the Obama administration's effort to forge a new relationship with Iran and to punish the Egyptian military for usurping their country's first Islamist president. The Saudis are reported to be seeking to buy five German Type-209 submarines, similar to those acquired by Israel and capable of launching nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, for $3.4 billion, with a long-term program of up to 25 boats in a $16.03 billion deal. Germany's Bild newspaper,...
  • UN Security Council Bashing of President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

    12/11/2017 5:17:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/17 | Joseph Klein
    Security Council became a kangaroo court, turning a perverted version of “international law” against the Trump administration for its just defense of the Jewish state of Israel and Israel's right to choose its own capital On December 6th, President Trump announced his decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to instruct the State Department to begin the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Two days later, at a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the other 14 members of the Council, including U.S. allies such as France, the United...
  • THE WOMEN-HUNT IN GERMANY

    03/03/2016 5:01:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 58 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 3, 2016 | Stephen Brown
    The Women-Hunt in Germany Muslim migrants openly follow, film and sexually harass teenaged girls in shopping mall. March 3, 2016 Stephen Brown    "If a woman gets raped walking in public alone, then she, herself, is at fault. She is only seducing men by her presence. She should have stayed home like a Muslim woman." - Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan, Professor of Islamic Law, Saudi Arabia.   Many Germans welcomed with open arms the million, mostly male and Muslim, migrants Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel invited into Germany last September. At train stations, they handed out water bottles to...
  • With Friends Like Angela Merkel, Does Israel Need Enemies?

    12/12/2018 11:30:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 12, 2018 | P. David Hornik
    Last Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union Party voted down a motion to freeze funding for the Palestinian Authority until it stops its “pay to slay” imbursements to terrorists and their families. The motion stated that “with the payments, the PA knowingly and willingly supports terror against Israel and makes this a worthy financial business.” But Merkel’s party wasn’t moved. One day later, a Palestinian terror attack seriously wounded a pregnant woman. The baby, who was delivered in an emergency procedure, held out for a few days and died on Wednesday. In October during a visit to...
  • European Court of Justice rules Britain can unilaterally cancel Brexit

    12/10/2018 6:05:19 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 23 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 10,2018 | By Alexander Smith
    On Monday, the E.U.'s top court ruled that the United Kingdom can change its mind and forget the whole thing — if it wants to. Anti-Brexit campaigners heralded Monday's decision as a game-changer, boosting their hopes of reversing the divorce altogether.