Saturday, November 28, 2009
The Danish parliament today passed legislation which will give police sweeping powers of "pre-emptive" arrest and extend custodial sentences for acts of civil disobedience. The "deeply worrying" law comes ahead of the UN climate talks which start on 7 December and are expected to attract thousands of activists from next week. [...]
The Danish police also separately issued a statement in August (pdf) applying new rules and regulations for protests at the climate conference, warning that "gatherings that may disturb the public order must not take place". [...]
Tannie Nyboe, a spokewoman from campaigning group Climate Justice Action in Denmark, said the new law was designed to control civil disobedience during the summit. "These laws are a big restraint in people's freedom of speech and it will increase the police repression for anyone coming to Copenhagen to protest. Denmark normally boasts of how open and democratic a country we are. With this law we can't boast about this anymore.
More: The Guardian
Monday, November 23, 2009
The conservative Danish People's Party and leftist Social Liberals in Denmark are calling for increased checks on Americans wishing to travel to Denmark, including the introduction of visa requirements and pre-travel disclosures.
"We have had to admit that the Americans have not been as effective in their anti-terrorism efforts as we thought and that the threat against Denmark has grown," says Danish People's Party Justice Spokesman Peter Skaarup.
According to Visit Denmark almost 500,000 Americans visit the country each year. One of those who twice this year availed himself of easy entry into the country was a man recently arrested in Chicago on charges of conspiracy to carry out an attack on the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
Although Danish police are currently able to require airlines to provide passenger lists, the Danish People's Party wants a more intensive cooperation with American authorities so that passport control can check whether Americans visiting Denmark have undertaken repeated travel to countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"In particular we should look at Americans with a non-Western background. But we have to ask the Justice Minister to provide a written report on precisely how this can be done," says Skaarup.
Surprisingly, the Danish People's Party has been given the support of the Social Liberal Party, whose Justice Spokeswoman Lone Dybkjær says she is also concerned at developments.
Read more at Spiegel
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
File under bad ideas: one component of a Danish anti-violence campaign features an online game that allows players to virtually beat up a woman.
Ever see A Clockwork Orange? In it, Malcolm McDowell is "cured" of his violent, predatory impulses through a program of concentrated aversion therapy that includes exposure to images of extreme violence and depravity. That same principle is apparently behind Hit the Bitch, a game from Danish NGO for Children Exposed to Violence at Home, in which players use their mouse (or their own hands, if they're webcam-equipped) to smack around a woman.
The site is currently only offered to Danish Internet users due to a high amount of traffic to the site, though the game’s makers note that “domestic violence is a global problem, so please support the fight against it in your local country.”
By all accounts, the game ends with the girl on the ground bleeding and crying. One user reported that the game calls the player an idiot for participating.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The annual index by Transparency International ranked 180 countries on a scale of zero to 10 according to 13 independent surveys, with zero being perceived as highly corrupt and 10 as having low levels of corruption.
New Zealand topped the table with a score of 9.4 after coming second last year. In second place was last year's leader, Denmark with 9.3 followed by Singapore and Sweden tying at 9.2 and Switzerland at 9.0.
Read more: Reuters
The table with all 180 countries can be seen at Transparency International
Monday, November 16, 2009
More at The Guardian
- The police can arrest you for 12 hours without a warrant if you are simply suspected of being a "security risk".
- You can be jailed for 40 days if the police feel you are actively "hindering" their work.
- There is a fine of 6,000 DKK for taking part in any public demonstration or gathering that police do not authorize.
- There is a fine for 15,000 DKK for any act of vandalism, or for penetrating a police barrier.
lømmelpakken (link in danish)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
In this first of several articles, I set out to identify the blueprint of modern day eugenics and its intimate ties to the environmental movement. In fact, the more one researches this union, forged in the blood of millions in the last century, the more one realises that the anthropogenic global warming swindle is not just tied to eugenics. It is eugenics.
In 1968 a think-tank emerged out of the back alleys of the face-lifted eugenics movement called the Club of Rome. Nurtured from its very conception as a beacon of light to which all environmentalist ships should navigate, its creators knew that the green movement they had set out to create, was designed to blame man for the supposed predicament the earth was in. As a consequence the number of people should be reduced lest the earth crumble under his crushing weight. The only thing to be done, so argued the Club, was for a global body of power to enforce depopulation goals as decided upon by the global elite.
read more at infowars.com
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Enter Lord Christopher Monckton. The former adviser to Margaret Thatcher gave an address at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, earlier this month that made quite a splash. For the first time, the public heard about the 181 pages, dated Sept. 15, that comprise the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change—a rough draft of what could be signed come December.
So far there have been more than a million hits on the YouTube post of his address. It deserves millions more because Lord Monckton warns that the aim of the Copenhagen draft treaty is to set up a transnational "government" on a scale the world has never before seen.
The "scheme for the new institutional arrangement under the Convention" that starts on page 18 contains the provision for a "government." The aim is to give a new as yet unnamed U.N. body the power to directly intervene in the financial, economic, tax and environmental affairs of all the nations that sign the Copenhagen treaty.
Read more at The Wall Street Journal