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Thursday, 22 April 2010

The EMMA Trust group fights the BNP with some great videos.

The EMMA Trust a Multicultural Group that promotes diversity has released three videos warning of the danger of voting for the BNP.
And they have also tailored their great web site to this current campaign.

These videos are extremely well made with a simple and power full image, they should be watched and shared.

Please support the EMMA Trust group in their actions.

EMMA Trust Website. http://www.emmatrust.com/

You Tbe Channel The EMMA Trust

They have also issued a number very affective posters for this campaign.

Marmite Issues Legal Action Against BNP

Marmite is launching legal action against the British National Party after an image of the spread was used in a political broadcast without the company's permission.
The famous jar appeared in the top left hand corner of the screen while party leader Nick Griffin was addressing viewers in an election broadcast on the web.

The 4.48 minute video then ends with an image of the spread alongside the words "love Britain, vote BNP".

Marmite's advertising is based around the slogan "love it or hate it" - an idea the BNP appears to have been trying to adopt.
A spokesman for Marmite told Sky News Online: "It has been brought to our attention that the British National Party has included a Marmite jar in a political broadcast shown currently online.

"We want to make it absolutely clear that Marmite did not give the BNP permission to use a pack shot of our product in their broadcast.
"Neither Marmite nor any other Unilever brand are aligned to any political party.
"We are currently initiating injunction proceedings against the BNP to remove the Marmite jar from the online broadcast and prevent them from using it in future."

The broadcast - which is still available on the internet - begins with an air-raid siren followed by Mr Griffin telling viewers he will not "flatter and deceive, to promise everything to everyone".

Instead he says he will "tell the truth about the terrible state of our country".

Ironically, Marmite is currently using a fake election broadcast to advertise its product.

The advert - which appears to poke fun at the BNP - features an "election broadcast by The Hate Party".
A spokeswoman for Marmite - which is owned by multinational company Unilever - refused to comment on the advert when contacted by Sky.
Mr Griffin mentions the Marmite advert in a blog post on March 31.

He wrote: "Not being fond of Marmite at all I find it strange this morning that this sticky by-product of the brewing industry should be playing an integral part of my breakfast.
"However such is the case as a couple of early morning calls alert me to the striking similarity between the BNP's 2009 election broadcast and the latest advertising campaign by the purveyors of the brown stuff.

"If you examine this video and the screenshot below from the original you will see exactly what I mean.

"I must say as an exercise in subliminal marketing, just a few weeks before an election, I love it."
Sky News

Police implement new initiative to tackle hate crime (UK)

Police in Brighton and Hove have launched their annual operation to tackle hate crime against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community over the summer.

The city's gay community is thought to include about 35,000 people, with that number increasing during the warmer months as tourists flock to the coast. Some of these arew often the target of serious phobic offences, such as theft or assault.
Sussex Police decided to address this some years ago by creating Operation Reagan, which has been so successful that it has been copied by other police forces across the country. It compliments their year round work with patrolling in locations such as Kemp Town and measures to bring offenders to justice. It runs alongside an operation to prevent foreign students being targeted by similar groups of offenders.

Police figures show an encouraging tend since it was first introduced with an 8% drop in the number of incidents reported, from 251 in April 2008 - March 2009 to 230 in the past 12 months.

Nick Antjoule, Brighton and Hove police LGBT liaison officer said: "Summer is when the city comes to life for many residents. Our aim is to create an environment where people can enjoy being out in Brighton without living in fear.
"Operation Reagan was first set up to deal with incidents in a small area but now encompasses the whole city. Over the years its been a vital tool in preventing offenders from targeting vulnerable people. We can do this most effectively with the support of the public. Every report is important and helps us work with the community to keep the city safe."

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard have also launched an independent hate crime information, support and reporting service on 01273 204050. Their trained call takers give a listening ear, explore the different options, and can pass reports to the police on your behalf, either with your details or anonymously. They are separate from the police and do not give the police information unless the caller wants them to.

You can talk to the police directly to tell them about something you saw or experienced on 0845 60 70 999, or in an emergency 999. For advice and support you can also contact Nick Antjoule on 07799 347114 or email 'LGBT@sussex.pnn.police.uk'.

Belgium to vote on face veil ban

Belgian lawmakers are set to vote on a proposed ban on wearing face-covering veils in public, a day after neighbouring France proposed enacting similar legislation.

The scheduled vote on Thursday in Brussels comes after the federal parliament's home affairs committee voted unanimously on March 31 to endorse a nationwide ban on clothing that does not allow the wearer to be fully identified.
The ban would include the full-face niqab and the burqa, a shapeless full-body cloak that covers the face with a fabric grille.
Those who ignore the ban could face a fine of up to $34 and/or a jail sentence of up to seven days.

Belgium's governing parties and opposition both appear to agree on the ban, and the full house is expected to easily endorse the draft law.
If enacted, the bill would make Belgium the first European country to ban the garments.

'Respect the law'
Xavier Baselen, a member of Belgium's Reformist Movement party, which drafted the law, said the ban is needed for reasons of public order.
"It's true that when you live in a country you have to accept the laws of that country," he told Al Jazeera.
"In Belgium we decided [that] to be visible in the street is [a] real important law at a public order point of view.

"So people who come to live here have to respect the law the way we have to respect the law in other countries."
But Salma, a 22-year-old in Belgium, told Al Jazeera that she fears being targeted for wearing the niqab and is often harassed on the streets for it. However, she said she will not remove it.

"If you forbid the niqab, you deprive that person of their right of expressing themselves," she said.

"I will continue to wear my niqab. I will remove it if a representative of the law will ask me to identify myself, but will put it back on straight away."

French proposal
The move is to come a day after Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, announced moves to enact a full ban on the face-covering veil in public as well.
Sarkozy told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday that the veil "hurts the dignity of women and is not acceptable in French society", Luc Chatel, a French government spokesman, said.

Chatel said the bill banning the veil from all public spaces would be presented to ministers in May.

"We're legislating for the future. Wearing a full veil is a sign of a community closing in on itself and a rejection of our values," he said.

Criticism and praise
The French proposal has attracted both fierce criticism and praise in the home of the largest Muslim community in the 27-member European Union.

Almost 10 per cent of France's 62 million population is Muslim.
Many feminists from France's poor, multi-ethnic suburbs have spoken out in support of a ban, saying it could help young women who did not want to wear the veil but were forced to do so by their partners or families.

Others, however, see the ban as part of a rising hostility against Islam and its symbols, and argue that many Muslim women actually want to cover up.
The debate has spread as far as Afghanistan, where some women's rights activists expressed outrage at the French proposal, saying they disliked the burqa but women should be free to wear whatever they wanted.
The vast majority of Muslim women, in France and elsewhere, do not wear a full veil, but the niqab, as it is known, which covers the face apart from the eyes, is widely worn on the Arabian peninsular and in the Gulf states.

The burqa is worn in some areas of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.


A right-wing nationalist appears to have won the presidential election in northern Cyprus, potentially threatening hopes for reunification of the divided island. Dervis Eroglu, the 72-year-old leader of the conservative National Unity Party, has won 50.38 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results posted on the website of the Turkish Cypriot High Electoral Board, beating left-wing incumbent Mehmet Ali Talat of the social-democratic Republican Turkish Party with 42.85 percent. If the results are confirmed by the country's electoral commission, Mr Ergolu, currently the prime minister of Turkish-controlled Cyprus, which is recognised as a country by Turkey only, would avoid a run-off vote. While Mr Talat has been a strong supporter of the renewed peace process and ultimately of the reunification of Cyprus, Mr Eroglu wants to see separate Greek and Turkish Cypriot states. "No-one must think that I will walk away from the negotiating table. The talks process will continue," he told NTV, a Turkish broadcaster, however. "I will work with goodwill for a solution that takes my community's rights into account." Analysts say his victory is due to frustration with the peace process among northern Cypriots. Mr Talat has repeatedly met with his Greek Cypriot counterpart, Demetris Christofias, of the far-left Akel party since talks restarted in 2008. But the deadlock remains despite their ideological proximity. Northerners are especially annoyed by Greek Cyprus' blockade of its access to EU markets. During campaigning Mr Eroglu talked of "equal, sovereign peoples" in a reference to two separate states. He also rejects a solution that would permit Greek Cypriots to reclaim their property in the north. The island has been divided since Turkey's invasion in 1974 in response to a Greek-inspired coup in Nicosia aimed at uniting the island with Greece. Reunification talks resumed in September 2008 with strong support from Ankara, which faces problems with its EU entry bid because of the situation. In 2006 the EU blocked eight negotiating areas from further discussion due to Turkey's failure to meet commitments regarding Cyprus, notably its refusal to allow Cypriot ships and planes into Turkish territory. For its part, Turkey maintains that Europe has not fulfilled its own promises regarding expanded links with Northern Cyprus, after Turkish Cypriots voted in favour of the UN peace plan for re-unification of the island in 2004, just before Cyprus joined the EU. Greek Cypriots living on the southern part of the island voted down the proposal, which resulted in the island entering the union in its divided form. The EU considers the whole of the island to be part of the bloc. However, in the northern part of the island, EU legislation is suspended.


Conservative party to send gay MP to quell EU extremists

David Cameron is to dispatch the most senior gay member of his frontbench team to Poland to encourage the Tories' rightwing allies in the European parliament to abandon their homophobic views. In a move designed to defuse criticism in tonight's leaders' television debate that the Tories have allied themselves with extremists in the EU, Cameron has revealed that the shadow environment secretary, Nick Herbert, will attend a gay rights march in Warsaw in July.
Cameron told the Guardian that Herbert's trip to Poland is designed to persuade the highly conservative Law and Justice party to embark on a "journey" to moderate its views on sexuality.
The party was founded by the late Polish president Lech Kaczynski, who died earlier this month in a plane crash in western Russia. Kaczynski banned gay rights marches in Warsaw when he was the city's mayor.

Nick Clegg, who supported British membership of the euro, and Gordon Brown are expected to use the second TV debate tomorrow night to embarrass the Tories by highlighting the party's links with hard-right groups in the European parliament.
Last week's broadcast electrified the election campaign and Clegg will be hoping to maintain the momentum that it gave the Lib Dems. He goes into tonight's debate with his party in second place, up one point, on 27% in a ComRes poll for ITV/the Independent. The Tories are unchanged in first place on 35%, while Labour trails in third place, down one point on 25%.
Amid nerves among cabinet ministers that Labour is heading for a defeat along the lines of its performance in the 1983 election under Michael Foot, the foreign secretary, David Miliband, today accuses Cameron of adopting an "isolated and weak" position on Europe after abandoning the main centre-right grouping in Strasbourg to sit in the new European Conservatives and Reformists group.

This includes the Czech ODS party, whose founder, Vaclav Klaus, has questioned global warming, and Roberts Zile, of Latvia's Fatherland and Freedom party, some of whose members attend a ceremony to commemorate members of the Latvian legion of the Waffen-SS.
Cameron says the Tories have responded to these concerns by asking Herbert to travel to Poland. He said: "We would not join with parties that had unacceptable views. But we do recognise that, particularly in central and eastern Europe, there are parties that have still got some way to go on the journey of recognising full rights for gay people. We are helping them make that journey."
Cameron added that Labour and the Lib Dems were in no position to lecture the Tories about their new group. "I would say there are partners of the Liberal Democrats who refer to homosexuality as a plague. How many times have you read that in the Guardian? There are partners of Labour that were collaborators with the communist regime in Poland that locked people up and was responsible for appalling human rights abuses.
"Our point is that it is good to have a new group that is against a federal Europe, that wants free trade, co-operation and progress in Europe. And yes, some countries, particularly some of the Catholic countries, do have very conservative social views. They are on a journey in respect of that and it is a journey we can help them with."
But Miliband will warn that Cameron's stance on Europe shows he is incapable of leading change. "Since they have failed to change themselves they have little hope of changing the country, or reforming Europe," he will say in a speech in Bristol. "The Tories are frightened of Europe which makes them isolated and therefore weak in Europe. They want to retreat and defend, not engage and lead. They have outlined a policy plan based on isolation, confrontation and weakness."
The foreign secretary will claim that Labour resolved its bout of Europhobia – which had led the party to stand on a platform to withdraw from the then EEC in 1983 – in the late 1980s.

"We took on the disease, rooted it out, and became a strong, modern party as a result. This has resulted in this Labour government delivering higher living standards, better working conditions and a stronger political voice in the world for the British people. The contrast with the Tory party is stark. Their party is unreformed on Europe - 72% of candidates want a fundamental renegotiation or withdrawal 'as a priority'. There's now a Conservative central office clampdown on their candidates, banning them from publicly declaring their real politics on Europe. Their leadership is afraid of their membership."

Miliband will argue that UK economic recovery would have been impossible without the support of the EU.

Cameron hopes to counter such arguments with the disclosure of Herbert's trip to Poland. Herbert, who became the most senior gay Tory when Alan Duncan was demoted from the shadow cabinet after he spoke out about the expenses scandal, made what Cameron described as a "very powerful speech" to the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington in February.

Herbert argued gay rights are completely compatible with Conservatism as he spoke of how the Tories made themselves irrelevant by failing to embrace social change.

The Guardian


A Czech state attorney has charged four election leaders of the far-right Workers' Party of Social Justice (DSSS), including Tomas Vandas, for their public statements made at a May Day rally in Brno in 2009, the DSSS told CTK Monday. Vandas was the chairman of the Workers' Party (DS) that was dissolved by a court verdict in February. The court concluded that the party spreads fears of foreigners and creates feelings of danger and its programme contains xenophobia, chauvinism and homophobia and has a racist subtext. When the DS lost the court dispute it announced that it will run in the May elections under the name Workers' Party of Social Justice, an allied and previously dormant entity. "It is sad and tragic that representatives of an opposition political party must be tried in court for their public addresses," Vandas said in reaction. Apart from Vandas, DS deputy chairmen Jiri Stepanek and Petr Kotab, and Martin Zbela, the editor-in-chief of a paper issued by the party, were convicted. The far-right leaders were charged with instigation to hatred towards a group of persons, limiting their rights and freedoms and promotion of neo-Nazism. They face up to five years in prison, if found guilty. On May Day 2009, Vandas allegedly warned against immigrants, Stepanek and Kotab criticised drug crimes of the Vietnamese community and the work of then human rights and minorities minister Michael Kocab, and Zbela condemned alleged political trials in the country, the DSSS said in a written statement.

Prague Monitor