Greece Among Countries With The Most Slave Labor In Europe

The European Union recorded the largest increase in slavery of any world region in 2017, with the arrival of more than 100,000 migrants, many of them extremely vulnerable to exploitation, analysts said on Thursday. As KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria are the countries with the most slave labour within the EU.
The risk of slave labour in farming, construction and other sectors rose across the region, with 20 of the EU’s 28 member states scoring worse than in 2016 in an annual global slavery index by British analytics company Verisk Maplecroft.
‘The migrant crisis has increased the risk of slavery incidents appearing in company supply chains across Europe,’ said Sam Haynes, senior human rights analyst at Verisk Maplecroft.
Globally there are 21 million people in forced labour, including children, in a business worth $150 billion a year, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The index, which assessed incidents of human trafficking or slavery, as well as laws and law enforcement in 198 countries, ranked Romania, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Bulgaria as the countries with the most slave labour within the EU.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 11, 2017.

UN WAR CRIMES PROSECUTOR QUITS COMMISSION AFTER UNABLE TO FRAME, PROSECUTE ASSAD – BLAMES RUSSIA

An international war crimes prosecutor has resigned from her position on the U. N.’s Investigative Panel into human rights abuses in Syria over her frustration regarding the perceived impotence of the commission and the lack of ability to prosecute war criminals. Essentially, Carla Del Ponte is resigning because she and her panel have not been able to overcome Russian objections to framing Bashar al-Assad for crimes committed by America’s terrorists.
While admitting that Western-backed terrorists are made up ‘mostly’ of extremists and that they have been guilty of war crimes, Del Ponte also peddled the disproven narrative that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons and that it is engaged in ‘terrible crimes against humanity.’
In her remarks announcing her resignation, Del Ponte, who is 70 years old, also admitted her own bias against the Syrian government since the beginning of the crisis.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 9, 2017.

MASSIVE SEX TRAFFICKING BUST SLAMMED BY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES, AS 1,000+ ARRESTED

(TFTP) From Seattle to Tuscaloosa, police arrested more than 1,000 people in just one month – including a law enforcement officer and pastor – as part of a sweeping crackdown on child sex offenders, and juvenile and adult sex trafficking in the United States.
Police from 37 departments in 17 states participated in the annual National Johns Suppression Initiative – a regular effort to ostensively crackdown on human trafficking and illegal sex work – rescuing 81 adult and child victims and arresting 1,020 people from Seattle to Chicago, and Texas to Tuscaloosa in the monthlong effort spearheaded by Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart.
Harris County, Texas, saw the largest number of people arrested, 170, while police in Seattle nabbed 160 alleged perpetrators and authorities throughout Cook County, seat of Chicago, arrested 141.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 4, 2017.

Washington Post Writes Story Praising John McCain – There’s Just One Problem

In a fawning editorial Saturday (7/22/17), pillar of the national security establishment Washington Post fell over itself to commend a John McCain that never existed, instead lavishing praise on a well-curated PR facsimile developed over decades.
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After praising McCain for issuing a ‘toughly worded criticism’ on Twitter of Donald Trump for allegedly ending an entirely pointless, destructive and likely illegal CIA program supporting unnamed ‘rebels’ in Syria (the highest act of moral courage for the Post is gunrunning to CIA proxies), the Fred Hiatt – run editorial board proceeds to paint McCain as the antidote to the problem of ‘partisan warfare, where politicians will say just about anything at all, true or untrue, to gain an advantage.’
This is clearly meant to be an opaque shot at Trump, but the Post is too cowardly to say so outright, much like McCain was too cowardly to actually vote against any of Trump’s cabinet – aside from the OMB director who McCain only opposed because he believed he would cut defense budgets. Never mind, the Washington Post had a childhood hero to worship:
And all over this world, Mr. McCain is associated with freedom and democracy. He has championed human rights with verve and tirelessness – speaking out against repression and authoritarianism, and inviting – no, cajoling – his colleagues, both Republicans and Democrats, to bear witness with him on trips abroad. He has frequently welcomed victims of repression to the corridors of the capital, too, giving them succor and encouragement in the fight against tyranny.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 26, 2017.

College: Investment in the American Dream or an Escape From Reality?

These days it seems college is about everything buthigher learning.
Undergraduates enrolled in a Global Politics of Human Rights course at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, for example, were allowed to stage a protest for their final assignment. ‘The focus,’ according to the initial report by the Arizona Republic, ‘was opposition to many of President Donald Trump’s policies, with deportations and a call for a new border wall the major focuses.’
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The students were ‘shocked’ by what the Republic dubbed in a follow-up story the ‘social media mob’ that ensued. ‘They didn’t understand why everyone was so angry,’ said course instructor Angeles Maldonado.
But ASU is hardly an isolated incident.
Students at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, turned on biology professor Bret Weinstein for, as he explained to the Wall Street Journal, objecting to ‘a planned ‘Day of Absence’ in which white people were asked to leave campus,’ a practice Weinstein considers ‘coercive segregation by race.’ The student harassment became so severe he was advised by campus police to stay home for his own safety.

This post was published at FinancialSense on 07/25/2017.

TENNESSEE JAILS OFFER INMATES SHORTER SENTENCES IN EXCHANGE FOR STERILIZATION

In an effort to make sure those deemed ‘unworthy’ of reproduction by the government do not reproduce, one Tennessee county is offering a reduced sentence to inmates who undergo sterilization.
Of course, this isn’t a news headline from 1933 out of East Berlin, Germany either. Tennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from their jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body. White County in rural Tennessee decided to start the program and it has faced backlash ever since.
The sterilization of inmates has been called into question by local district attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union alike, not to mention rational Americans who understand human rights, CBS affiliate NewsChannel 5 reported.
‘Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional,’ the ACLU said in a statement. Although it may not be unconstitutional per se, as the government dictates what is or is not constitutional, it is an egregious violation of human rights; and one that would have made Adolf Hitler quite proud.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JULY 24, 2017.

The Worst Ideological Enemy Of The US Is Now Europe

Authored by Drieu Godefridi via The Gatestone Institute,
The vast majority of these European courts — whether the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) or the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) — in their attempt to be moral and just, have dismissed the sovereign laws of Italy as irrelevant, and trampled the rights of the Italian state and ordinary Italians to approve who enters their country. In Europe, Amnesty International and the like are, it seems, a new source of law. Those who gave the Statue of Liberty to America in 1886 “to commemorate the perseverance of freedom and democracy in the United States” are willingly trampling their own people’s liberties today through courts of appointed, unelected, unaccountable ideologues. The danger is that, with the help of many doubtless well-intentioned, international NGOs, the EU will not stop at its shores. Europe is the worst enemy of the US? You cannot be serious. Islamism, Russia, illegal immigrants… whatever, but surely not Europe! Are we not still together in NATO? Do we not conduct huge amounts of trade every day? Do we not share the same cultural roots, the same civilization, the same vision of the future? Did France not give the US her famous Statue of Liberty – “Liberty Enlightening the World?”
Not anymore. In a sense, Europe looks like a continent where American Democrats have been in power for 30 years, not only in the European states, but also at the level of the European Union.
In the US, the political spectrum still spans a vast range of views between Democrats and Republicans, globalists and nationalists, pro-lifers and pro-choicers, pro-government control and pro-individuals’ control, and pro-whatever. Even today with a president and a Supreme Court clearly on the political “Right” these divisions, and the all-important separation of powers, allow for and encourage vigorous debate. By contrast, in Europe, at the “official” level, such a spectrum of views no longer exists.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 21, 2017.

Germany Warns Its Citizens: They Risk Arrest If Traveling To Turkey

Escalation of the diplomatic row between Berlin and Ankara ended in a clear message. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned German citizens that they risk arrest if they travel to Turkey.
As KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, the German government on Friday warned citizens travelling to Turkey that they are at risk of arrest.
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Germany had revised its travel advice in the wake of the recent arrests of several human rights activists, including German national Peter Steudtner.
Steudtner ‘was no Turkey expert – he never wrote about Turkey, he had no contacts in the political establishment … and never appeared as a critic,’ Gabriel told reporters.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 20, 2017.

Chechnya’s Leader Claims ‘Russian Doomsday Device’ Is Activated

Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, gave a rare interview to a smaller media outlet in the United States that aired Tuesday, and what he said is taking many aback.
While speaking to HBO’s Real Sports, Kadyrov denied that gay people are humans, that they exist in his region, and that his government regularly detains or tortures them, despite ample reports to the contrary. But that isn’t the news that’s riling up the masses, even though it is concerning that Kadyrov is more than likely committing human rights violations. He also made a troubling comment about his country’s nuclear arsenal and a Russian doomsday device.
Kadyrov said, ‘America is not really a strong enough state for us to regard it as an enemy of Russia. We have a strong government and are a nuclear state. Even if our government was completely destroyed, our nuclear missiles would be automatically deployed. We will put the whole world on its knees and screw it from behind.’ That comment certainly puts the left’s insistence on a war with Russia in perspective. And Kadyrov is probably being more accurate than not in that statement.

This post was published at shtfplan on July 20th, 2017.

RUSSIAN AK-47 MANUFACTURER BUILDING FULLY AUTOMATED LETHAL COMBAT MACHINES

The debate over the role robots will play in the future of warfare is one that is taking place right now as the development of automated lethal technology is truly beginning to take shape. Predator drone style combat machines are just the tip of the iceberg for what is to come down the line of lethal weaponry and some are worried that when robots are calling the shots, things could get a little out of hand.
Recently there has been some debate at the U. N. about ‘killer robots,’ with prominent scientists, researchers, and Human rights organizations all warning that this type of technology – lethal tech. that divorces the need for human control – could cause a slew of unintended consequence to the detriment of humanity.
A study conducted the University of British Columbia shows that this type of terminator like weaponry isn’t sitting well with the general public, as an overwhelming majority of people, regardless of country or culture, want a complete ban placed upon any further development of these autonomous systems of war.
Despite the warnings of risk and concern, this is not stopping arms manufacturers from taking warfare into the twilight zone and bringing the futuristic battlefield scenario where A. I. robots and human are fighting with each other, side by side, closer to everyday reality.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JULY 17, 2017.

Elon Musk’s Worst Nightmare: Russian AK-47 Maker Builds Fully-Automated “Killer Robot”

The debate over the role robots will play in the future of warfare is one that is taking place right now as the development of automated lethal technology is truly beginning to take shape. Predator drone style combat machines are just the tip of the iceberg for what is to come down the line of lethal weaponry and some are worried that when robots are calling the shots, things could get a little out of hand.
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Recently there has been some debate at the U. N. about ‘killer robots,’ with prominent scientists, researchers, and Human rights organizations all warning that this type of technology – lethal tech. that divorces the need for human control – could cause a slew of unintended consequence to the detriment of humanity.
A study conducted the University of British Columbia shows that this type of terminator-like weaponry isn’t sitting well with the general public, as an overwhelming majority of people, regardless of country or culture, want a complete ban placed upon any further development of these autonomous systems of war.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 17, 2017.

Must Watch: Tucker Carlson Hammers Ralph Peters After He’s Accused Of Being ‘Nazi Apologist’

There’s no doubt it. Vladimir Putin is no saint, and his nation no beacon of freedom or human rights. But does that mean that we shouldn’t work with Russia when it comes to fighting Isis?
That’s the question that was discussed earlier this week on Tucker Carlson Tonight, where Tucker went toe to toe with Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters, who has long been a cheerleader for regime change across the Middle East, including Syria. During the interview, he even went so far as to compare Tucker to individuals who sympathized with Hitler before World War Two, because Tucker didn’t think it was a bad idea to work with the Russians on this particular issue. That’s when Peters’ rabid Russophobia reared its ugly head.


This post was published at shtfplan on July 13th, 2017.

Why The UN Human Rights Council Is Silent As Venezuelan’s Die Oppressed Under Socialism

The United Nations Human Rights Council has been silent on the death of Venezuelans at the hands of their democratic socialist government. The UN has sided with death, but that isn’t surprising, considering the horrific plans they have laid out for most humans.
The Miami Herald is calling the UN’s lack of response to blood in the streets in Venezuela a ‘travesty.’ Despite Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro’s bloody repression of opposition protests that have resulted in more than 100 dead, thousands of wounded and hundreds of political prisoners over the past three months, the United Nations Human Rights Council, UNHRC, has not uttered a single word about Venezuela’s human rights crisis.
But there’s a reason for the silence, and all one has to do to figure it out, is lightly scratch the surface. The UN doesn’t care about human rights. It’s a front for their ability to massively depopulate the earth for the advancement of Agenda 21.

This post was published at shtfplan on July 13th, 2017.

Canadian Landlord Fined $12,000 For Walking Into Muslim Home With Shoes On: ‘They Are Using Their Religion To Victimize Me’

A free society can only sustain itself with the help of one simple rule. You can hold any religious or political belief, unless that belief imposes on the rights of others. If exercising your beliefs causes physical or financial harm to innocent people, then it’s not compatible with a free society.
Unfortunately, countries in the Western world are increasingly abandoning that rule. In nations like Canada, it appears that people belonging to certain religions have more rights than others, and can use their religious beliefs as an excuse to bully people they don’t like.
That’s what one landlord named John Alabi learned when he was recently hauled before Canada’s Human Rights Commission, where he was grilled for offending the sensibilities of two Muslim tenants.
His sins? John Alabi refused to remove his shoes when showing the bedroom where the couple prayed and while he always gave them the mandated 24-hour notice before showings, he didn’t always provide the five-minute heads-up they’d requested to ensure the wife was modestly dressed and they weren’t in the midst of their five daily prayers.

This post was published at shtfplan on July 11th, 2017.

ISIS Confirms Leader al-Baghdadi Has Been Killed

BREAKING Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been killed – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has "confirmed information" pic.twitter.com/zFtGqXlNqE
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 11, 2017

One month after Russia reported that it had likely killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a May airstrike in Syria, moments ago ISIS declared that its supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died, Al Masdar news reported, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights telling Reuters it has “confirmed information” of his death.
According to AMN, ISIS gunmen issued a brief statement announcing that their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead and the name of the ‘new caliph’, and adds that some Iranian media outlets earlier circulated images confirming al-Baghdadi’s death. The terrorist group, which recently lost its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, said it will soon announce a successor to Baghdadi.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 11, 2017.

The U.S. Has Been At War For Over 220 In 241 Years

The United States presents itself to the world as a beacon of liberty and a proponent of human rights around the world, ready and willing to stand up for and defend the downtrodden. Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently said that the world looks to the U. S. as an example of democracy. This myth is not believed outside of the United States’ borders, and decreasingly within. There is simply too much evidence to the contrary.
The U. S. has been at war for over 220 of its 241 year history. During that time, it has shown a complete lack of respect for the human rights of both the citizens of the nations against which it wages war, and its own soldiers. We’ll take a look at examples from recent history, and see how the U. S. continues these barbaric practices today.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 8, 2017.

Human Rights Court Rules Life Support Cut for Infant – Needlessly Signing His Death Warrant

Two parents will lose their beloved 10-month-old son to what could arguably deemed State execution – so avoidably vile, the imminent killing, Charles Dickens undoubtedly rolls in his grave.
Charlie Gard – ruled the (unironically named) European Court of Human Rights in determining the last appeal by his parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, ‘inadmissible’ – will not be permitted transport to the United States to undergo experimental nucleoside bypass therapy to treat a rare disease, of which the infant’s is only the sixteenth recorded case.
Instead, medical staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London will shut off Charlie’s life support – death with dignity, apparently, as doctors surmise the baby must be suffering horribly to be kept alive, while off ventilator, palliative care would be viable.
Gard and Yates were ‘utterly distraught’ about today’s ruling – and for good reason. Charlie will die.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on June 29, 2017.

Trump Admin Set To Expand Number Of Civilians Killed By Drone Strikes

The United States drone program by all objective analysis has not been a precision instrument for killing terrorists. Instead, the program has reversed long-standing policies of basic international human rights and rules of war by implementing pre-emptive killing without due process.
After years of Obama’s drone strikes that independent watchdog group Airwars estimated to have been ten times the number as those of George Bush before him, the political pendulum has swung back to the right, but the killing of civilians continues to accelerate under Obama’s supposed arch nemesis Donald Trump.
Now, however, all pretense at protecting innocent lives is about to be cast off and the killing will become inexplicably worse as the Trump admin reportedly seeks to do away with a clause contained in the Presidential Policy Guidance known as ‘near certainty.’ As Daniel R. Mahanty, senior advisor for CIVIC’s U. S. Program, explains:

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on June 26, 2017.

Did Europe Surrender To Radical Islam?

In spite of three attacks in three months, Britain does not seem to be choosing the path of vigilance and determination. June is not even over but the media barely talk about terrorism any more. Then, in the early hours of June 19, a man who acted alone drove a van into a crowd of Muslims leaving Finsbury Park Mosque in London: the main “threat” to the British right now was soon presented in several newspapers as “Islamophobia”. Decolonization added the idea that the Europeans had oppressed other peoples and were guilty of crimes they now had to redeem. There was no mention of how, throughout history, recruits to Islam had colonized the great Christian Byzantine Empire, Greece, Sicily, Corsica, North Africa and the Middle East, most of the Balkans and eastern Europe, Hungary, northern Cyprus and Spain. While most jihadist movements were banned by the British government, more discreet organizations have emerged and demurely sent the same message. The Islamic Forum for Europe, for example, depicts itself as “peaceful”, but many of those it invites to speak are anything but that. The Islamic Human Rights Commission uses the language of defending human rights to disseminate violent statements against the Jews and the West. London, June 5, 2017. A minute of silence is held at Potters Field Park, next to the City Hall, to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge jihadist attack three days before. Those who came have brought flowers, candles and signs bearing the usual words: “unity”, “peace” and “love”. Faces are sad but no trace of anger is visible. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, gives a speech emphasizing against all evidence that the killers’ ideas have nothing to do with Islam.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 26, 2017.

Don’t Be Stupid (Rough Lessons)

I’m all for travel.
I’m all for adventure.
But there are third-world ****holes, never mind nations with zero respect for human rights, that are flatly unsafe to travel to. Some are unsafe for everyone. Some are unsafe for women (e.g. majority Muslim nations) traveling alone. Some are unsafe for particular religious or ethnic groups. Some are unsafe for certain nationalities and since your Passport bears your nationality prominently…..
Otto Warmbier violated rule #1 by taking such a trip — to North Korea. Then he did something even worse, apparently — he stole a political propaganda piece.
Look folks, even in non-third-world ****holes there is one way to get trounced and at best be seen as an “Ugly American” — inject yourself into the local political process. In many nations it’s actually illegal for you to do so. It should be illegal here too for someone who is not a citizen to do so, but heh, we seem to have this snowflake thing in that regard and what’s worse is that we think we can shove our particular bit of sensibility down other people’s throats.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2017-06-22.