At the time of his death in 2006, Augusto Pinochet had been implicated in over 300 criminal charges for human rights violations. The charges included 194 counts of killings Spanish citizens. He was arrested in London and held on house arrest in comfortable rented accommodation for a year and a half before being released by the British government. During that time he was visited by Margaret Thatcher to pay her respects.
Who was Pinochet?
Pinochet was the Chilean dictator who took power in Chile in 1973 after a US backed coup that ousted President Allende the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, which lead to a brutal right wing dictatorship, led by Pinochet.
“Pinochet’s newly formed junta locked hundreds of thousands of people in detention centres, “disappeared” (killed) at least 2,279 for political reasons and tortured another 31,947. Pinochet took power by military force and used military force to maintain his regime.” libcom Continue reading →
Andy Wilson interviewed at East India Docks Greenock around 10 years ago. An incredible knowledge on public ownership under Scotland’s Common Good Fund. And Greenock harbour one of the worst infringements on Scotland’s common good law according to Andy Wightman, auther of The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it. Andy passed away some years after the video was made. This film was mad by Simon Yuill as part of his research on the Common Good
“Glasgow Life” Still closing down working class facilities and culture while spending millions on tourist attractions. Turning the city into a generic shopping centre like all others and ignoring the cities uniqueness.
The People’s Palace at GalGael – Govan’s Critical Connections.
Burrell’s vanity project he got us to pay for.
Forgotten Communities to Cultural Tourism
The Burrell Effect – Transferring pubic to private
Young people speaking their mind. But as understanding of these things grows among the general public, through social media, through journalists and researchers who dedicate themselves to exposing the truth. When the general public start to pay more attention than lip service to democracy, the elite know they have problems and they are not going to deal with these problems by stepping back and taking a recount of how the public are treated in the unbalanced world of commerce. Rather they are going to step forward and recount how the public can be controlled by the age old device of the police.
Metropolitan – Police Scotland – Same Difference
Climate Justice Solidarity
Anti Racism Migrant Communities And The State
Pension Funds and Fossil fuels
Climate Scientist – Career Change to Climate Change
If when a cop kills somebody and the public holds a vigil for the victim, the police will come and destroy that too. You got to ask yourself what kind of society are we turning into. When the lying git in Downing street continues to make a mockery out of the democratic process, you could even find yourself in jail if you protest that. Every time Priti Patel opens her mouth it is never to apply some logic to why people are on the street, but to change a law that will stop their right to do so. All the government have left to defend their draconian practice of blaming the victim for the problems they saddle us with every day is – new police powers. If history has anything to remind us, it is. That this is precisely why the police were invented. To protect the rights of the elite to rule over us. The only right the police authority have, from their conception is the right to do what they are told. But we the public, the rabble, the citizen, have always had the right to protest, it was not given, it is a basic principal of democracy, and without it we can not call ourselves a democracy but an oligarchy.
Kill the Bill Protest while you still can. George Square this Saturday 15th 2:00