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  • Catalan Separatists Win Election, Rebuke Spain and the EU, Exit Polls Say

    12/21/2017 11:07:55 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-21-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont couldn't vote in the election because he's currently in self-exile in Belgium, but he and his party won yesterday's elections in Catalonia, exit polls show. This means that Catalonian voters have strongly rebuked the aggressive anti-independence stance of Madrid and the European Union. In all, 70 out of the 135 seats in Catalonia's parliament will now be occupied by separatist parties, with Puigdemont's Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) being the largest of those parties. The only party that's larger than Puigdemonts JPC is Ciudadanos (Citizens). Ironically, that's a unionist party. The reason the unionist...
  • Spain braces for violent fallout over ‘illegal’ independence vote

    09/30/2017 10:29:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30, 2017 | Laura Italiano
    A potentially violent showdown looms in Spain on Sunday, where tens of thousands of Catalans intend to carry out an independence referendum deemed unconstitutional by the country’s courts. Hundreds of independence supporters slept overnight on Friday and Saturday in some 160 schools that are designated polling places, vowing to keep them open for voters. But local police planned to remove them on Sunday — by force if necessary, Spanish government sources told Reuters. Catalan officials have said polls will open at 9 a.m. The Madrid government has ordered separatists to vacate the schools by 6 a.m. And while both sides...
  • U.S. Envoy Says 'Astonishing' Number Of Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine 'Hot War'

    07/25/2017 1:19:14 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | July 24, 2017 | Christopher Miller
    The new U.S. special envoy for Ukraine peace negotiations said he was stunned by the number of cease-fire violations in the ex-Soviet nation’s war-torn east after making his first visit to the region. Kurt Volker, who was recently appointed as Washington's point man for talks on ending the war between Kyiv's forces and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, made the comment in a July 23 interview after spending the day at the front lines of the conflict. "The level of cease-fire violations on daily basis is astonishing," Volker told RFE/RL by telephone from a train bound for Kyiv, where he...
  • DNC Chair Candidate Keith Ellison Once Called For Separate Country for Black Americans

    01/14/2017 2:06:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    Democratic Minnesota Representative and Democratic National Committee chairman candidate Keith Ellison once called for slavery reparations and a separate country for black Americans in a university newspaper column. Ellison’s writings while a student at the University of Minnesota law school– under the name “Keith Hakim”– raised eyebrows when he announced his first congressional run in 2006. The Weekly Standard noted that “Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate… ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Black Congressmen Refuse To Condemn Ellison’s Past Proposal For A ‘Black State’

    11/30/2016 10:01:10 AM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 30, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    WASHINGTON — Several Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus Tuesday refused to denounce Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s call for a black state. One congressman stated, “I don’t see anything really objectionable.” . . . The Georgia Democrat said he wouldn’t comment on whether Ellison would have to denounce these comments. While Rep. Lewis said previous groups espoused similar ideas for a black state, the New Black Panther Party currently supports it. The group’s co-leader proposed an idea very similar to Ellison’s. He said that African-Americans should claim a “black nation” in “Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia.” Ellison’s...
  • Keith Ellison Once Proposed Making A Separate Country For Blacks

    11/26/2016 1:17:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jason Caruso
    As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name “Keith Hakim.” In the first, Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks.”
  • Judicial Watch Asks Appeals Court to Halt Race-Based, Separatist Election in Hawaii

    11/07/2015 7:04:23 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Nov 5 2015
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed an Urgent Motion for Injunction with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to stop a race-based, state-sponsored, Hawaiians only election that violates the fundamental constitutional rights of American citizens (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 15-17134)). The motion asks that the Appeals Court enjoin the counting of ballots, now scheduled for November 30, until the resolution of a Judicial Watch appeal of an earlier district court ruling in the case (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 1:15-cv-00322))....
  • UKRAINE: MILITANTS Prepare Attacks in Advance then put blame on UKRAINIAN SECURITY SERVICES

    07/26/2014 10:28:46 AM PDT · by
    Burko News ^ | 26/07/2014 | Editor Roman burko
    BING TRANSLATION: EXAMPLE: "The MILITANTS are PREPARING ATTACKS in ADVANCE and try to PUT the BLAME for THEIR CONDUCT of the UKRAINIAN SECURITY SERVICES (link to one of the entries in open channels distributed by Zello"zamylivaniâ eye with Boeing" is epic!:)) Terrorists have continued their tactics of preventive information about upcoming terrorist attacks. The active redirection of focus information aside charges of preparing provocative actions that the Ukrainian side. This tactic was borrowed by the Russian security services, which have to achieve a particular support from the civilian population or the other acts of aggression against the oppressed...
  • SBU intercepts phone conversations of separatists admitting downing a civilian plane

    07/17/2014 1:31:18 PM PDT · by WildSnail · 25 replies
    Kiev Post ^ | 7/17/2014 | Kiev Post
    One phone call apparently was made at 4:40 p.m. Kyiv time, or 20 minutes after the plane crash, by Igor Bezler, who the SBU says is a Russian military intelligence officer and leading commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. He reports to a person identified by Ukraine’s SBU as a colonel in the main intelligence department of the general headquarters of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Vasili Geranin regarding the shot down plane, which is about to be examined by the militants. The second intercepted conversation released by the Security Service of Ukraine was apparently between militants...
  • UKRAINE: The terrorists in Donetsk are a disgrace!

    06/05/2014 7:37:01 PM PDT · by · 5 replies
    The terrorists in Donetsk are a disgrace! Today, pro-Russian terrorists broke into the Christian childrens home in Slovyansk and stole beds, mattresses and pillows. I am already angered that these morons don't have the decency to protect, but instead are causing unnecessary bloodshed! But now, to steal the beds of orphan children? I am angry! May the Ukrainian Army wipe these terrorists from the map and may God have mercy on their souls....because I do not! Praising God that the children who would normally be sleeping in those beds are here at Jeremiah's Hope camp sleeping safely in our care!...
  • UKRAINE: Saboteur promised- slain soldier $100, and an officer - $1000 [VIDEO]

    05/24/2014 8:22:15 PM PDT · by · 1 replies ^ | 5-24-2014
    Sniper from Russia, whose representatives SBU detained earlier in Kharkiv, said that for every one killed of Ukrainian military promised him $100 to $ 1,000. During interrogation, confessed saboteur, who arrived in Ukraine on orders Russian intelligence services and to also this he participated in military actions in Chechnya. 39-year-old Russian to shoot Ukrainian military for a fee. For the slain soldier was promised him $ 100, and an officer - 1000. Yet 2000 euro terrorist was to receive on his return to Russia, the press service of the SBU. Before leaving the territory of Ukraine attacker detailed briefing held...
  • Weekend clashes leave at least one dead as Kremlin-backed separatists go on offensive

    05/19/2014 5:13:39 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 19, 2014, 11:33 a.m. | Mark Rachkevych
    Over the weekend, one Kremlin-backed separatist was killed, one wounded and an unspecified number were taken prisoner, including two Russian journalists, in clashes near Izium, Kharkiv Oblast, and Sloviansk and Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian authorities say. [....] The next day, Ukrainian forces foiled a plan to shoot at the airfield with portable air-defense systems. The pro-Russian rebels were disarmed, with an unspecified number taken prisoner, including two Russian journalists. The Defense Ministry said that the portable air-defense systems “are not owned by the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” in a May 18 statement. [....] The statement said that a group...
  • Separatists’ leader complains about low support in Donbas

    05/18/2014 1:58:03 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    ZIK TV ^ | Sunday 18 may, 2014, 20:13 | UNIAN
    Separatists’ leader complains about low support in Donbas In a televised address May 17, the leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Russia intelligence service officer Igor Strelkov complained about the low response Donbas residents show to his invitations to take up arms and fight for Donbas. “For over a month now, we, a small group of volunteers from Russia and Ukraine, responding to calls for help, came to Donbas to counter the Ukrainian army,” he said
  • UKRAINE Donbass: Terrorist organization "DNR" asks residents of Donetsk to die for them video

    05/18/2014 12:44:11 PM PDT · by · 8 replies ^ | 15:14 / 05/18/2014
    GOOGLE TRANSLATION: The leader of the terrorist organization, "DNI" Denis Pushilin appealed to residents to join Donetsk "armed forces" of terrorists. He stated this today, May 18, at a rally of his supporters on Lenin Square in Donetsk, where for the first time since March 1, gathered a RECORD LOW number of participants. Yesterday Igor terrorist Girkin also appealed to people of Donbass for help and complained that people in the region IGNORE militants
  • UKRAINE: Extremists in the East of Ukraine kill, kidnap and torture people, - UN

    05/16/2014 7:32:14 PM PDT · by ^ | 16 May 2014 19:32 | Deutsche Welle
    Separatists in the east of Ukraine «are well organized and armed» , it is spoken in the new report of the High Commissioner of the UN on human rights of Navi Pillay. According to the document, fighters are guilty in «purposeful murders, tortures, beatings, stealing, intimidation». So, according to authors of the report, especially often foreign and Ukrainian journalists become victims of similar crimes. It is reported that tens employees of mass media faced threats in the address, were stolen or illegally were late. Experts of the UN expressed concern and in connection with a problem of safety of candidates...
  • South-East Army 'commander' detained in Luhansk

    05/16/2014 3:50:05 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 16.05.2014 16:14 | Ukrinform
    "Today, Interior Ministry officials detained commander of the South-East Army Alexei Aleksandrovich Rilke. He was convoyed to another region to conduct investigations and choose the best of preventive measures. He is charged with Article 109 and 208 of the Criminal Code," the minister said.
  • Ukraine Crisis: UN-Marked Combat Helicopters Used in Government Offensive Against Separatists

    05/14/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 50 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 5/14/2014 | Jack Moore
    Footage has emerged of a white Mil Mi-24 helicopter allegedly being used in Ukraine's antiterror operation against pro-Russian separatists near the Donetsk Oblast city of Kramatorsk. Three further combat Mi-24 helicopters and one transport Mi-8 helicopter bearing the UN logo were spotted in the region by the Russian news outlet Life News. The UN has distanced itself from the footage below [video at URL], stating that, as Ukraine is a contributor to the organisation's forces, it must remove any UN insignia when the materials are returned. A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon said that any use of peacekeeping equipment,...
  • Gunmen leave civilians to defend rebel stronghold in Ukraine

    05/07/2014 1:16:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 6, 2014 2:31pm EDT | Maria Tsvetkova
    (Reuters) - Most mornings Alexandra, a painter and decorator in her late 20s, leaves her 10-year-old daughter at home, puts a starting pistol in her belt and walks to barricades in her hometown Slaviansk.
  • UKRAINE: Slav separatists promise torturing hostages to thwart elections

    Ponomariov promises to steal and kill people/Reuters TRANSLATION "The self-proclaimed "mayor" Slavic Vyacheslav Ponomarev promises to prevent presidential elections in Ukraine at any cost. He said in an interview with Russian newspaper "We will take all necessary measures to election in the southeast did not take place" - he said, referring not only captured terrorists Slovyansk, but the entire Ukraine. "Take someone in captivity and pìdvìsimo for I * I. realistically, you understand?", answered questions on the journalist utočnûval′ne Ponomarev. He also has promised to purge dissenters, calling it "a harsh truth of life." But beyond that, Ponomarev...
  • Pro-Russian Separatists Have Message for Obama: “America **** You”

    04/16/2014 10:21:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    So much for that reset button.The pro-Russian goons who have seiged several public buildings in Eastern Ukraine sent a message to America today. Some salty language among the separatists in Eastern Ukraine. RT @svaboda: Узброенымі людзьмі захоплены Данецкі The Ukrainians fear the Russian plan is to kill 100-200 people and then flood Eastern Ukraine with soldiers.Pravda Ukraine reported: Russian military were tasked to kill a few hundred people, and then enter troops into Ukraine.This was told at a briefing a leader of counterintelligence SBU Vitaly Naida.“The main purpose of commandos and special forces operations in the territory of Ukraine is...