Ukraine Crisis Today + Democracy caught on camera

1. Ukraine Crisis Today Democracy caught on camera

Ukraine Crisis Today: Democracy caught on camera (this will never be shown on mainstream media)

Rebirth of Fascism. U.S. warmongers along with EU/NATO politicians have installed (through violent, artificial revolution) a pro-fascist government in Ukraine and are now trying to start a civil war within the country.

Over 900,000 Ukrainians have already left the country within 2 months of EuroMaidan and fled to Russia. 2,500 fled to Belarus. This is just the beginning.
 

 

2. Ukraine Crisis Today- Democracy caught on camera (this will never be shown on mainstream media)

[Exclusive footage] Rebirth of Fascism. U.S. warmongers along with EU/NATO politicians have installed (through violent, artificial revolution) a pro-fascist government in Ukraine and are now trying to start a civil war within the country.

 
 

3. Nazi Refuges in the Mediterranean

Don Juan de la Carlina, the Dark Side of Léon Degrelle
Documentary for acquisition
GENRE History DATE 2008 FORMAT Digibeta RUNTIME 1 x 55’ LANGUAGE Spanish, French SUBTITLES English DIRECTOR José Mª Borrell PRODUCERS Imago Producciones, Malvarrosa Media PARTICIPATING Ministry of Culture of the Government of Andalusia (Spain) BROADCASTERS Canal Sur Televisión, TVV, IB3 (Spain) LOCATIONS Spain, Belgium, France COUNTRY Spain DISTRIBUTION TVE (Spain), Hi TV (Mexico), RED MEDIA (Russian Historic Channel) (Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan), VODI (Canada and Dominican Republic).

Operación Kobra

El 20 de abril de 1969 el general croata Vjekoslav Maks Luburic, responsable de los campos de concentración de Croacia durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, incluido el de Jasenovac, fue asesinado en Valencia, España. Luburic fue uno de los líderes del régimen pro-nazi instaurado en Croacia por Ante Pavelic en 1941. El asesino fue rápidamente identificado, pero nunca fue detenido.
El responsable de la muerte de Luburic fue Ilija Stanic, un joven croata que durante dos años se había ganado la confianza del general, pero que en realidad, según se dijo, era un agente enviado por el régimen comunista de Tito para matar al general Eustachian.
Este plan secreto fue conocido como Operación Kobra.
Cuarenta años después, Ilija Stanic abandona por primera vez su anónimo retiro para contar ante las cámaras los detalles de unos hechos que, a día de hoy, continúan siendo un misterio.

This documentary reconstructs the secret life of Léon Degrelle in Spain through the testimonies of people who knew him and Korentin Denis, the French historian who has done more research on Degrelle’s Spanish biography.

4. THE CHOPPING BLOCK ON CONSPIRACY CAFE

 

Guantanamo’s double agent program Penny Lane, Snowden’s Toronto G20 revelations, NSA’s porn strategy, NSA’s Zombie networks, China mines the clouds, Checkpoint DNA sampling, Secrecy Law in Japan touted as recreation of fascist state, Exodus of the Pacific sea creatures, The War on Guns continues, WHO medical codes adopted by US include death by guillotine, Trans-Pacific Partnership the coup de grace of the coup d’etat, GMO’s puncture holes in the cells, Ukraine reverses course on the EU, Greeks self infect with HIV to get benefits, China declares Air Defence Identification Zone in East China Sea around disputed islands, military planes enter zone, Chinese carrier on South China Sea mission, The Ring of Fire roars to life, DARPA and the power of thoughts. On Conspiracy Cafe it’s The Chopping Block.

 
5. ROYAL NAZI TIES: Prince Charming and the SS
 

Judge Allows Military to Force-Feed Guantánamo Detainee

 

The New York Times

Judge Gladys Kessler said ruling that she faced “an anguishing Hobson’s choice” involving the detainee, Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab: to keep the order in place as the legal fight continues and risk that he dies, or to lift it and allow the military to take steps to keep him alive using procedures that inflict “unnecessary” suffering.

“The court simply cannot let Mr. Dhiab die,” she wrote, using an alternate spelling for the detainee’s name.

The force-feeding procedure involves strapping a detainee into a restraint chair and inserting a tube through his nose and down his throat. Liquid nutritional supplement is then poured into his stomach.

Mr. Diyab, 42, a Syrian who has been held without charges at Guantánamo for nearly 12 years, was recommended for transfer in 2009-10 by a task force…..

 

The files describes Mr. Diyab as a member of a group of Syrians who fled to Afghanistan in 2000 after escaping a Syrian government crackdown on terrorist cells. He was sentenced to death in Syria, it said, for “unspecified political crimes,” which it speculates was “probably for his terrorist activities in Syria,” which it does not detail.

“I am stunned that the Department of Defense refused to agree to the reasonable compromise Mr. Diyab proposed,” said Jon Eisenberg, another lawyer for Mr. Diyab, who has appeared on his behalf before Judge Kessler. “But the real responsibility lies at the door of President Obama, who utters lofty words but fails to stop the terrible things that are happening at Guantánamo Bay on his watch.”

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

BBC: Guantánamo inmate vomited blood after force-feeding, documents show

 

Ahmed Rabbani held without charge for more than 10 years
• New filing details force-feeding regime in hunger strike
US forced to acknowledge secret tapes of force-feedings

theguardian.com, Thursday 22 May 2014 17.19 EDT

 

Guantanamo Bay Facility Continues To Serve As Detention Center For War Detainees

A restraint chair used to force-feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.New documents filed in a federal court in Washington have revealed that a Guantánamo Bay detainee contracted a chest infection as a result of force-feeding, leading him to repeatedly vomit blood.

 

See video published by The Guardian – Warning: some viewers may find these images distressing:

                                            Link to video: Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) force-fed under standard Guantánamo Bay procedure

 

The filing on Thursday came a day after a federal court forced the government to reveal that it has secretly recorded dozens of force-feedings of one hunger-striking Guantánamo detainee, raising the possibility that the US military may have similar films of other detainees.

The fresh documents, filed in the US district court for the District of Columbia, relate to a detainee named Ahmed Rabbani, a Pakistani father of three who has been held without charge for more than a decade.

In the papers, Rabbani describes through his lawyer how a string of force-feedings with improperly inserted feeding tubes caused him to develop pain in his chest and left him with a chest infection.

He developed pain after a tube was wrongly inserted multiple times, he says. The next day, he asked to be granted a day’s rest. The request was ignored, he says, and the following day he “vomited blood on himself three or four times” before losing consciousness. He was still taken to the feeding chair.

After repeated bouts of vomiting, Rabbani was checked by a nurse and told he would not be fed because he had an infection.

In the document, Rabbani’s lawyer tells how his client reported several botched attempts at force feeding. On one occasion, the feeding tube turned so it was facing up, rather than down his throat, leading Rabbani to feel like it was “pushed up into [his] brain”. On another, he could not breathe as his airways were blocked by the feeding liquid “pooling in his throat”.

Another attempt left him “screaming in pain”, he said.

Earlier this week, lawyers for Rabbani asked the court to ensure that videos of his force-feeding and forcible cell extraction (FCE) procedures, which are used against detainees who refuse to eat, were preserved. His case echoes that of Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian whose force-feeding was halted on the orders of district judge Gladys Kessler on Wednesday, after his lawyers applied to the court to have video tapes of his force-feeding preserved.

Cori Crider, Reprieve strategic director and counsel for Rabbani, said: “Because of a peaceful protest aimed at securing basic legal rights, my client has been put through a painful, near-daily ordeal.

“All this would be unnecessary if the [Obama] administration would just follow through on its promise to close the prison.”

 

A military doctor holds a feeding tube used to feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A military doctor holds a feeding tube used to feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

 

One of Dhiab’s attorneys, Jon Eisenberg, said the US government had thousands of tapes detailing feeding and cell extraction conditions of the other detainees.

More than 100 Guantánamo detainees took part in a 2013 hunger strike. There are currently 154 detainees at Guantánamo, down from a peak figure of nearly 800.

There is no public record of how many have been on hunger strike, nor how many have been videotaped while being forcibly fed or removed from their cells for force-feedings.

Unconfirmed Destruction of Electronic System of Ukraine’s Central Election Commission: CyberBerkut

 

AIX!

AIX!

 

Two days before the presidential election in Ukraine scheduled for May 25, the CyberBerkut hackers group, which has repeatedly posted on the Internet documents incriminating the new Kiev authorities, stated that they had destroyed the electronic system of the Ukraine’s Central Election Commission.

“We, CyberBerkut, in protest against legitimization of crimes of the Kiev junta, have completely destroyed the network and computer infrastructure of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine. Taking on full responsibility we declare that the united informational and analytical system “Vibory” created under the complete control of the United States has ceased to exist,” the website of the CyberBerkut activists says.

They also claim that the classified mail correspondence of members of the CEC of Ukraine and technical documentation of system administrators of the CEC and district election commissions is now at their disposal. CyberBerkut promises to publish a report about the software cracking later.

“Our special thanks for a fascinating quest to wonderful administrators who were storing data on access to the network in text files on their desktops,” the hackers noted.

 

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On Eve of Sunday’s Gunpoint Election, Ukraine Slides Toward Civil War

 

 

By Bill Van Auken

On Eve of Sunday’s gunpoint election, Ukraine Slides Toward Civil War

 

econ_ukraineUkrainian armed forces early Thursday suffered their worst losses since launching a military crackdown last month against civilian populations opposing Kiev’s coup regime in eastern and southern Ukraine.

An attack on a pro-regime roadblock near the town of Volnovakha, about 20 miles south of the city of Donetsk, left 16 soldiers dead and at least 30 more wounded, a number of them gravely. Gunfire from anti-regime fighters apparently ignited an ammunitions dump leading to a massive explosion that burned and tore the turrets off of armored vehicles.

According to initial reports from residents, the roadblock, located on the main road between Donetsk and the port city of Mariupol, had been manned by members of the National Guard, a force that has been hastily assembled with volunteers drawn from the neo-fascist Right Sector and other extreme nationalist elements.

A commander of the insurgent force, which claims loyalty to the “Donetsk People’s Republic” that was proclaimed following a referendum staged on May 11, later showed journalists a stockpile of automatic weapons, grenade launchers and other materiel captured in the raid.

Another Ukrainian soldier was killed and a number of others were wounded in fighting in the town of Rubezhnoye in the northwestern Luhansk region, which also voted for autonomy in a May 11 referendum.

The bloody fighting came just three days before the Kiev regime is to stage presidential elections designed to legitimize the Western-backed coup that ousted Ukraine’s elected President Viktor Yanukovych last February. It underscored the sham character of this electoral exercise which is supposed to be carried out under conditions in which millions of Ukrainians in the predominantly Russian-speaking areas of the east and south are being subjected to a military siege.

Just hours before the assault on the roadblock outside of Donetsk, the coup regime’s president, Oleksandr Turchynov, met with security forces at an encampment near the anti-regime stronghold of Slavyansk, where he declared that they were ready to “mop up the Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” “cleansing” them of “terrorists.”

The regime has built up military forces in the region, subjecting civilian populations to wholesale attack. The city of Slavyansk came under artillery fire late on Wednesday. The previous day, the nearby areas of Semyonovka and Andreyevka were shelled, with houses partially destroyed and set on fire.

The Associated Press interviewed Zinaida Patskan, whose house had its roof torn away and a wall shattered in the attack on Semnenovka. “Why are they hitting us?” asked the 80-year-old, who tearfully recounted that she had hidden under her kitchen table with her cat during the shelling. “We are peaceful people.”

After the attack, over a hundred residents of the small settlement staged a public demonstration demanding that the regime forces stop their attacks and withdraw. Speakers at the rally also called for a boycott of Sunday’s polls.

An offensive was also underway in the Luhansk region, where a convoy of some 2,000 troops and 200 military vehicles, including tanks and Grad multiple rocket launchers, was advancing on the city of Luhansk.

Armed clashes were reported near the towns of Rubezhnoye and Lysychansk, which were subjected to mortar fire, and a bridge over the Seversky Donets River was blown up, reportedly by local militiamen seeking to halt the advance of the pro-Kiev regime column.

The head of the self-proclaimed autonomous government in Luhansk called for the mobilization of all reservists between the ages of 18 and 45 to resist the offensive. At 3:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, sirens blew and church bells rang in the city of Luhansk as factories, workplaces and schools shut down because of the imminent threat of attack.

The pretense that a regime brought to power in a violent Western-backed coup could organize a legitimate election under these conditions is absurd on its face. Nonetheless, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, after acknowledging the bloody fighting, insisted that “preparations for Sunday’s elections are otherwise on track.”

The director of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine raised serious questions about this assessment, estimating that over half of the polling stations in the south and east of the country will likely not open, meaning that at least 2 million eligible voters would not have any possibility of casting a ballot. The actual figure is likely far higher as Donetsk and Luhansk contain 15 percent of Ukraine’s 46 million people.

Billionaire Petro Poroshenko, the so-called “chocolate king” is the frontrunner in the election, with recent polls suggesting that he will top the 50 percent margin needed to avoid a run-off. As the regime’s forces were waging their attacks in the east and south of the country, Poroshenko gave an indication of the kind of regime he would head, declaring at a press conference in the western city of Lviv that an “anti-terrorist operation” must be launched within the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s legislature, where he said there are “masterminds and financiers of the separatists’ gangs.”

The reality is that there has been virtually no election campaign waged in the east and south of the country, where polls have indicated that a huge section of the population would boycott the vote whether polling stations were open or not. This election will mark the first time since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Ukraine’s formal independence in 1991 that no major candidate representing these regions of the country is in the running.

As the fighting within Ukraine escalated, the Pentagon confirmed that the US Navy’s guided missile cruiser will arrive in the Black Sea on Friday and will remain in waters off Ukraine during the course of Sunday’s gunpoint election.

 

 

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Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Dance of Reality (Trailer)

The Dance of Reality

 

After a 23-year hiatus, The Dance of Reality marks the triumphant return of Alejandro Jodorowsky, the visionary Chilean filmmaker behind cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain.

In the radiantly visceral autobiographical film, a young Jodorowsky is confronted by a collection of compelling characters that contributed to his burgeoning surreal consciousness. The legendary filmmaker was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where the film was shot.

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Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.

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About the Film

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Film Society of Lincoln Center – Films Schedule (NYC)

 

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The Fassbinder Bender continues!

Part 1 of the highly anticipated salute to the bold and influential work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder continues. Highlights include the gorgeous psychodrama The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant; a rare screening of the cult classic, Whity; and a restoration of the 1971 masterpiece, The Merchant of Four Seasons. In addition, don’t miss “Fassbinder and His Friends” with a must-see lineup of films that starred, influenced, or were inspired by the great Fassbinder.
Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist | Trailer  (Now Playing)


Fassbinder: “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 1972 (Germany) Trailer

The Immigrant
James Gray, 2013
USA | Format: DCP | 120 minutes

Young Polish immigrant Ewa (Marion Cotillard, in a thrilling performance), after being separated from her sister at Ellis Island, finds herself caught in a dangerous battle of wills with a shady burlesque manager (Joaquin Phoenix) in James Gray’s richly detailed period film. Working with the great cinematographer Darius Khondji (Se7en, Amour), Gray imagines 1920s Manhattan as a dusty, sepia-toned dreamworld, sometimes faintly luminous but often dejectedly burnt-out. The same could be said of the film’s heroes: after a charismatic magician (Jeremy Renner) starts to compete for Ewa’s affections, The Immigrant builds steadily to its devastating climax. A lovingly wrought portrait of Prohibition-era New York, the film is also a morally ambiguous, open-ended reflection on family loyalty, urban disillusionment, and the unpredictable twists and turns of human motivation. The Immigrant, based on the stories and experiences told to the director by his grandparents, is perhaps one of the last of its kind—a personal epic.

The Immigrant – Official Trailer (2014) [HD] Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix  (Now Playing)

The Case Against 8
Ben Cotner, Ryan White, 2014
USA | 109 minutes

Filmmakers Ben Cotner and Ryan White; plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo; and subject Chad Griffin will participate in a conversation following the screening.

Days after Barack Obama was elected president, activists hatched a plan to overturn California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. They found plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo and enlisted a surprising legal team, David Boies and Ted Olson. Because Boies and Olson were adversaries in the famous Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case that paved the path to the U.S. presidency for George W. Bush, marriage equality supporters were rightfully stunned when the lawyers joined forces to fight Prop 8.

In their alluring new documentary, Ben Cotner and Ryan White (winners of the documentary directing prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival) track the two California couples aiming to overturn Prop 8 so that they can legally marry. The Case Against 8 finds human emotion in behind-closed-doors moments during this personal but public fight for marriage equality. An HBO Documentary Films release.

Ben Cotner and Ryan White:  The Case Against 8 + Q&A (May 29)

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2014

June 5 – 12

One of our most popular annual programs, Open Roads has served as the leading North American showcase of contemporary Italian cinema for the past 13 years. This exceptionally strong and diverse edition includes the latest work from established veterans (Gianni Amelio, Roberto Andò, Daniele Luchetti) alongside promising new talents from both the commercial and independent spheres, with in-person appearances at many screenings.

This year’s lineup includes the two main prizewinners from both the Venice and Rome Film Festivals—Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary Sacro GRA and Alberto Fasulo’s docudrama Tir—and also underscores the emergence of documentary as a breeding ground for some of the most exciting recent developments in Italian cinema. More than a third of the films in Open Roads this year are documentaries or by documentarians working in fiction, with rich and fascinating results.

Quiet Bliss
In grazia di Dio | Edoardo Winspeare, 2014
Italy | Italian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 127 minutes

Q&A with filmmaker Edoardo Winspeare and actress Laura Licchetta at both screenings.
 
Three generations of women seek refuge in their family’s Salento olive grove after their small textile business collapses in Winspeare’s warm and vibrant drama. Against the backdrop of a radiant southern Italian landscape, Winspeare’s characters—serene Salvatrice (Anna Boccadamo), hardened Adele (Celeste Casciaro), loudmouthed Ina (Laura Licchetta), and aspiring thespian Maria Conchetta (Barbara De Matteis)—revive their lives in the wake of economic catastrophe. Turning to a back-to-basics existence as a means of healing the wounds wrought by the recession, they undergo transformations that the director renders with equal parts pathos, insight, and humor.
 
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