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Malmo, Sweden hit by grenade blasts; 4th attack in under a week, 30th this year

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Forensic teams investigating the scene of the latest Malmö explosion on Friday.
Four grenade attacks this week have rocked Malmo, the third largest city in Sweden, prompting police to sound an alarm over the increasing violence. Multiple explosions, shootings and arson struck the city, which has a large migrant population.

On Sunday, the southern Swedish city of Malmo saw the fourth grenade attack in under a week as the a hand grenade was detonated in a car park in the district of Värnhem in the morning, local media reported.

The attack came after a blast on Friday in the Solbacken neighborhood, which occurred less than 12 hours after another explosion in the residential area of Limhamn in the west, and two days after a car bomb attack that injured a man outside a community center in the south.

"It is the thirtieth explosive attack since the New Year. We have a situation that is serious," said the Malmö police chief, Stefan Sintéus, about the explosion on Friday, as quoted by the on Saturday.

The local police have called for expert help from the national police operational department. "We have asked for shared expertise on various issues," said Lars Förstell, a spokesperson for the city's police, as quoted by the media.

This week's unrest continues a series of numerous shootings, explosions and arsons that have occurred since the beginning of the year in Malmo, infamous for high crime rates, multi-ethnic and gang-related violence.

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Several hundred rally in Warsaw, Poland in rival demonstrations over immigration

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Several hundred people took to the streets of the Polish capital in rival demonstrations with far-right protesters rallying against accepting migrants into the country and pro-migrant activists welcoming the refugees.

Some 300 far right and anti-immigrant activists marched through Warsaw on Saturday expressing their outrage at the government's decision to accept migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, according to AFP.

Meanwhile about 100 people gathered at Warsaw's central railway station with bread and salt - a symbol of hospitality in many Slavic countries - to welcome migrants who seek asylum in Poland.

Poland decided to accept 2,000 migrants from North Africa and Syria by 2017 as a part of an EU plan to alleviate the migration crisis in southern Europe.

Comment: NATO is the root cause of Europe's migrant crisis

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Paris police fire on car attempting to crash through Tour de France barricade

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Paris police opened fire on car that tried to crash through a Tour de France barricade, according to police officials.

The car managed to evade police fire with the people inside apparently being unscathed, Luc Poignant, a spokesman for the SGP police union told AP.

Security forces are on high alert, looking for the driver.

The incident happened at Place de la Concorde at about 8am, the local RTL broadcaster reported.

There were two people in the vehicle, local police officer Luc Poignant told Le Parisien. The two were apparently unarmed, AP reported.

Police are now investigating CCTV footage to identify the driver and the passenger.

The vehicle was reported to be a Renault Twingo.

"This is a minor incident. It wasn't aimed at the Tour de France, it's not terrorism, it's just a simple refusal to comply, as there are many every day," a police official told Reuters.


Hundreds protest in New Jersey against police brutality, murders

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Hundreds of people took to the streets of Newark, New Jersey, to protest against police brutality and racial injustice. Many carried signs bearing slogans such as: "Stop Racist Violence," and "Black Lives Matter."

A crowd of demonstrators demanded justice after a black activist, Sandra Bland, was found hanged in a Texas jail cell just three days after her detention for a minor traffic violation.

"There is a burgeoning police state in the United States," Larry Hamm, a social justice activist and People's Organization for Progress Chairman told protesters on Saturday, according to PolitickerNJ. "Stop killing us! Stop killing us! Stop killing us!

He added: "We want an end to police violation of Constitutional rights. We want an end to police murder and torture and terror. We are not going to be paralyzed with fear. We are going to fight back every day of our lives. ...This is not just a depression. It's a criminal act of economic oppression."

Comment: The police in the USA are out of control, plain and simple. How many kill because they simply enjoy it? #AllLivesMatter, it's not just black people being murdered and harassed by the state

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Israeli attack on Al-Aqsa mosque, 10 wounded

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Israeli police private units break into, severely assault Al-Aqsa mosque Sunday morning.
At least 10 Palestinian worshipers on Sunday morning were injured during clashes with Israeli police private units, after they broke into and severely assaulted Al-Aqsa mosque. The clashes are still ongoing.

Private units in the morning broke into the mosque, vandalized it, threw rubber-coated metal bullets on the worshipers and assaulted some youths. In addition, more than 250 settlers have broke into the mosque from Al Magharba gate.

4 Israeli border guards were injured in the clashes. Two of them were moved to hospital for treatment, and had light injuries.

In the midst of these attacks, the Israeli minister of agriculture, Uri Ariel from the Jewish Home right-wing party has also provocatively broke into Al-Aqsa mosque, in coordination with the ministry of interior, heavily guarded.


Meth lab explosion inside US government building

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Police say they recovered evidence of a meth lab following an explosion inside a government building on Saturday.

The blast which injured a federal security officer took place at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Police say they found pseudoephedrine, drain cleaner, and a recipe for meth at the site of the explosion which sent a blast shield of 25 feet.

According to police, no experiments were supposed to be conducted at this particular lab during the weekend.

The guard, who resigned, had burns on his hands and arms - injuries consistent with meth lab incidents.

Comment: It's somewhat hard to believe that it takes an explosion before anyone is aware that the NIST has been turned into a meth lab.

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SOTT Exclusive: Racist Dutch police targeting and killing 'dark skinned' citizens

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42-year-old Mitch Henriquez was beaten and suffocated to death by Dutch police officers in The Hague
When Aruban Mitch Henriquez decided to attend the 'Night at the Park' music festival in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 27th, he probably expected to spend a pleasant evening listening to music with friends before returning to his family. But when he left his home that evening, it was the last time his family would see him alive. A few hours later, Henriquez would effectively be beaten and suffocated to death by Dutch police.

On the evening in question, as the festival wound down, Henriquez was walking with friends when they passed a group of police officers. According to eyewitnesses, the police were "staring for a long time" at Henriquez, who jokingly said to the police officers "what do you want? Here is my gun". An official police report on the incident also stated that Henriquez made a joke about having a gun on him. Without further warning several police officers jumped on Henriquez telling him that he "shouldn't joke about that". The fact that police realised it was a joke did not seem to moderate the violence they used against him. One witness wrote on her facebook page:
"I saw the beginning. They were running towards him, and jumped him from behind. It was a whole group of police officers. He fell on the ground and about six officers were sitting on him, one officer with a baton kept hitting him on his head and legs. [...] We yelled "don't hit him, don't hit him", but we, my husband and I, a woman and a couple of other people were told to leave the scene and officers were coming towards us."

Henriquez in the hospital
After being repeatedly beaten on the head, Henriquez lay seemingly unconscious on the ground while police officers continued to sit on him. Instead of being taken to the hospital, he was sent to the police station. According to the public prosecutor, Henriquez "became unwell" during the drive to the station, but from the video footage taken by one of the bystanders, it appears he was already unconscious or in a coma before he was put in the police car. Henriquez officially died the day after in hospital.

The autopsy revealed the cause of death as acute oxygen depletion due to suffocation. According to Chief Public Prosecutor Kitty Nooy however, it may take months for a conclusion regarding his death to be reached. The five police officers that took part in his arrest have been put on non-active duty, and are officially suspected of being involved in Henriquez's death.

Taking a lesson from the USA

The murder of Henriquez bears a striking resemblance to the death of Eric Garner in New York last year. Several NYPD officers jumped Garner while one of them put him in a choke-hold. Garner died from this brutal treatment, meted out by those who claim to 'serve and protect'. Garner's last words were; "I can't breathe". Has the disease of reckless police brutality against civilians that is so common in the USA infected the forces of law and order in the Netherlands?


Irish farmer faces £1,000 fine for smoking on his tractor; deemed smoking in the workplace

The farmer, who has not been named, was having a smoke break while parked up on a road when a tobacco control officer spotted him
A farmer who sparked up a cigarette inside his tractor could be fined £1,000 after he was found to be smoking in the workplace.

The farmer, who has not been named, was having a smoke break while parked up on a road when a tobacco control officer spotted him.

As the tractor was deemed capable of carrying more than one person, the farmer was told he was in breach of smoking regulations.

He has been issued with a notice that states he could have to pay a four-figure fine.

In Northern Ireland, where the incident took place, breaking smoke-free law is a criminal offence and people caught smoking in a work vehicle face a fixed penalty notice of £50 or a maximum £1,000 fine if convicted.

The Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order came into law in 2007, making it illegal to smoke in workplaces, enclosed public spaces and on public transport.

Comment: Tobacco control officer?
Hitler was a fervent anti smoker and a crusader for the anti-smoking cause. He personally funded research into the dangers of smoking and little wonder those results given the nature of his regime tended to support his assertions that smoking was an evil the Aryan race must be rid of. Many of the studies carried out during the Third Reich are the basis for the arguments put forward today by those seeking the imposition of repressive smoking bans.

Hitler once stated that tobacco was "the wrath of the Red Man against the White Man" Under the Nazi's the Bureau Against the Dangers of Alcohol and Tobacco was established in 1939 followed in 1942 by the Institute for the Struggle against the dangers of Tobacco. Nazi's were the first to coin the term "passive smoking"

Under the Nazi regime the German people had imposed on them the most comprehensive set of tobacco regulations and restrictions seen in any modern nation to that date. Hitler himself took particular interest in this area often personally overseeing the drafting and implementation of anti smoking policy.

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These restrictions are not for health and longevity, read:


#AllLivesMatter, it's not just black people being murdered and harassed by the state

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Troy Goode (right) was killed by police in July 2015
The mainstream media is harping on about how African Americans are being targeted for abuse (and worse) from the police, in the process drumming up some sort of Machiavellian interracial antagonism that creates the illusion that white Americans have nothing to fear. This doubly assists the Powers That Be because it creates tension between white and black Americans while reinforcing the racist adage that, "If you're white, you're alright."

First off, let's be clear, an assault on the liberties of one of us is an assault on us all. Yes, I know that statistics over the long-term support the belief that cops don't treat whites as badly as they do blacks and other minorities. But since 9/11, and especially in the last few years, unless you're a super-rich white 'WASP', it doesn't matter what color you are: cops can and will kill you on a whim.

Race aside, if cops can murder at will and get away with it, we are all potential victims. If not us ourselves, it could soon be one of our kids, siblings or friends that are killed or imprisoned by the police. To back up this assertion I'm going to share with you five stories (among many others) from the last year or so where white Americans suffered at the hands of the American police (state).

1.) Troy Goode, pictured above, was killed by police July 18th, 2015 after being placed in a hog-tie and detained for 'behaving erratically'. Goode and his wife had just left a Widespread Panic concert in the Memphis area and were on their way home when he jumped out of their vehicle and seemed to be having a bad trip. Allegedly, he was overdosing from LSD, a hallucinogen known to make people, let's say, a little erratic. In that state, they're spooked easily, can suffer increases in anxiety and paranoia, and all they need to get over it is time and a caring person to calm them down.

The last thing you want to have is an interaction with police. This makes the individual extremely uncomfortable, and there's no physical threat to the individual's safety from the drug itself. A passer-by happened to witness Goode and his wife outside of their vehicle and, apparently completely unaware that we live in a police state, thought it was a good idea to give the uniformed thugs a call. Those thugs hogtied the nonviolent man and ignored his cries that he was having trouble breathing. A few hours later this successful chemical engineer, father and husband, was dead.

Basically this man was suffering from a panic attack, and untrained, hard-ass goons decided that he needed to be restrained even though he was nonviolent and had broken no laws. Employed, married with a child and very white, Troy was murdered by the state, his family devastated.


Mental health study shows 51% of Gaza children, 31% adults suffer from post-war trauma

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Gaza Community Mental Health Program's (GCMHP) Deputy Director General for Professional Affairs Taysir Diab Thursday said around 51% of Gaza's children and 31% of its adults suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result to the latest Israeli mass attack on the besieged Gaza Strip.

These results were presented following a series of activities organized by the program to test the psychological condition and mental health of Gaza's community; including children and adults.

Diab along with Head of External Affairs and Resources Development Department Husam El-Nounou met with a delegation from the GIZ, which included the Regional Director of GIZ Rudolf Rogg, accompanied with GIZ Gaza-Representative Wael Safi.

The meeting, held in the GCMHP's headquarters in Gaza, aimed at strengthening the means of joint cooperation between the GCMHP and the GIZ.

GCMHP's Director General Yasser Abu Jamei warmly welcomed the visiting delegation, giving a brief about key activities and services provided by the GCMHP to the Palestinian community through its therapeutic and psychological interventions, in addition to its advocacy efforts, and developing the skills of professionals working in the field of community mental health.

Comment: All by design, thanks to Israel.

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