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  • Hundreds of Amazon workers walk out to protest return to office, climate

    06/01/2023 3:03:13 PM PDT · by thegagline · 56 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 05/31/2023 | Lauren Rosenblatt
    Hundreds of Amazon employees briefly walked off the job Wednesday, calling on the company to reconsider its return-to-office mandate and curb its greenhouse gas emissions. Outside Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, standing underneath a banner that urged the company to stop its “short-term thinking,” Pamela Hayter told her colleagues she wasn’t nervous about speaking out anymore. “We’re here today because it’s the right thing to do,” the Seattle-based program manager said. “I’ve not been nervous. I’ve been fired up.” On Wednesday, nearly 2,000 Amazon employees joined the walkout, according to organizers who gathered pledges before action took place. Of those pledges, roughly...
  • Hundreds of tractors driven by angry farmers block traffic during protest over plan to cut nitrate levels (Brussels)

    03/04/2023 12:10:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/03/23
    Hundreds of tractors driven by angry farmers protesting a plan to cut nitrate levels converged on Brussels on Friday, creating major traffic disruption in Belgium's capital city. The BB farmers union and several others combined efforts to gather more than 2,700 farm vehicles, according to Brussels police. Several major roads in Brussels were closed and police warned that disruptions could last until the end of the day, recommending that people use public transportation instead of personal cars. The Flemish regional government is struggling to find a deal to cut nitrate pollution over farmers’ objections that it would put many out...
  • Several Injured in Stabbing Rampage in Tunnels Beneath EU Headquarters

    01/31/2023 8:03:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Jan 2023 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    A man was arrested at gunpoint at Schuman station, a subway stop in Brussels beneath the headquarters of the European Commission, after a stabbing rampage on a train. A lone knifeman who attacked several people on a train and then on a platform was arrested after his rush-hour attack Monday evening, the Brussels Times reports. The magazine reported that one victim of the rampage was injured “severely” and “several others” sustained minor cuts. The Associated Press reported that there were three injured in total during the attack. Given the present situation in Europe, there has been some question over whether...
  • 'European democracy is under attack': Roberta Metsola addresses EU Parliament corruption scandal

    12/13/2022 2:43:48 AM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    EP ^ | Dec 13, 3033
    'European democracy is under attack': Roberta Metsola addresses EU Parliament corruption scandal By Euronews • Updated: 13/12/2022 - 11:31 Roberta Metsola address the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France. Roberta Metsola address the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France. - Copyright Philippe BUISSIN/ European Union 2022 - Source : EP Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament, warned on Monday that there would be "no impunity" for those found guilty of corruption as she addressed what is perhaps the gravest graft scandal to hit the hemicycle in recent years. "Make no mistake, the European Parliament, dear colleague, is under...
  • Young Moroccans in Europe thrilled by World Cup success

    12/10/2022 9:22:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Walk through this part of central Brussels on a sunny morning and you could just as well be in Rabat or Tangiers. In this Moroccan neighbourhood in the heart of the Belgian capital...The atmosphere is undoubtedly Moroccan as you head down the main street towards Midi train station. Five million Moroccans live abroad, most of them in Europe. They make up large minorities in France, Spain, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands. Here in Brussels and surrounding regions, they number 400,000. Morocco's victories showed celebrations turning ugly in several European cities. In places, celebrations turned to street battles involving young Morocco...
  • Brussels ignores derivatives at its peril amid energy crisis

    09/08/2022 2:24:06 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 09/08/2022 | GILLIAN TETT
    When European leaders meet in Brussels on Friday to tackle the continent’s energy crisis, politicians will be focused on windfall taxes and energy price caps. And no wonder: spiralling electricity costs are creating mounting pain for households and businesses — and political upheaval. However, investors should keep an eye on another item on the agenda: their approach to energy derivatives markets, clearing houses and exchanges. This might seem arcane but the issues now bubbling in the derivatives sphere represent another potential time bomb for Europe — one that needs to be urgently addressed.
  • "EU parliament declares fossil fuel to be "green" energy as climate change narrative collapses

    07/08/2022 3:23:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Brighteon ^ | 7/7/22
    EU parliament declares fossil fuel to be “green” energy as climate change narrative self-destructs Thursday, July 07, 2022 by: Mike Adams Tags: climate change, Collapse, energy, Europe, fossil fuels, infrastructure, natural gas, Putin, Russia, western europe This article may contain statements that reflect the opinion of the author Bypass censorship by sharing this link: New Copy URL 12K VIEWS Image: EU parliament declares fossil fuel to be “green” energy as climate change narrative self-destructs (Natural News) The EU parliament just announced a decision that’s causing the fraudulent climate change narrative to self-destruct. “EU parliament backs labeling gas and nuclear...
  • Bataclan terrorist Salah Abdeslam sentenced to life in prison over massacre of 130 in Paris

    06/29/2022 5:35:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 June 2022 | Henry Samuel
    All 20 people on trial were found guilty of some sort of involvement in the deadly Islamic State terror attacks in November 2015.. Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving jihadist in the November 2015 Paris attacks, was last night found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, marking the end of the biggest trial in French history. In total, all 20 men on trial were found guilty for their part in the Bataclan massacre that left 130 people dead and scarred France. Abdeslam, 32, was found guilty of murder and attempted murder in relation with a terrorist...
  • 'You're playing a game with me': Biden says sanctions were NEVER meant to deter 'brute' Putin, will last a year, and promises US will respond 'in kind' if he uses chemical weapons in tense exchange in Brussels

    03/24/2022 1:16:18 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/24/2022 | Geoff Earle
    President Joe Biden said new sanctions on Russia were about 'increasing the pain' on Russian President Vladimir Putin – whom he termed a 'brute' during a tense exchange with a reporter at a press conference in Brussels Thursday. -snip- 'I did not say that sanctions would in fact deter him. Sanctions never deter,' Biden lectured. 'You keep talking about that.'
  • Biden in Brussels for monumental NATO summit

    03/23/2022 4:04:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    President Biden arrived in Brussels for an emergency NATO summit as the U.S. and its allies ramp up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the war in Ukraine. Ed O'Keefe has the details. 26M AGO
  • Killer who murdered his pregnant teenage sister, his wife, ex-wife and her mother in 'honor killing' in Belgium is FREE in Turkey just nine years after being extradited

    02/18/2022 9:02:55 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 18 February 2022 | Chris Matthews for MailOnline
    A Turkish man who killed four women in Belgium to 'cleanse his family's honour' is now 'enjoying the sun, sea, and beach' in his home country after he was extradited to complete his sentence and promptly released on the streets. Turkish national Osman Calli was sentenced to life behind bars in Belgium for killing four women in 2004. He was extradited to his home country in 2013 to serve the remainder of his sentence, but was partially released in 2016 and cleared of all charges in 2020, according to newly surfaced information.
  • "We will go to Brussels": the police filter the strategic entrances to the capital to prevent gatherings of the so-called "freedom" convoys

    02/13/2022 10:19:45 AM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    RTBF Belgium ^ | 2/13/2021 | M.-LM News Agencies
    Around 7 p.m this Sunday evening, the police are present at certain strategic entrances to Brussels. It screens vehicles in order to prevent the planned gatherings of the so-called "freedom convoys."....
  • After Paris, Brussels Bans The "Convoy of Freedom"

    02/10/2022 10:09:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    BFM-TV France ^ | 2/10/2022 | Jeanne Bulant/AFP
    The Belgian authorities have decided to ban the "freedom convoy" which was to connect Paris to Brussels to protest against health restrictions. The Belgian authorities decided Thursdsy to prohibit access to Brussels of the "Convoy of Freedom", a demonstration for which no authorization was requested, announced the burgomaster (mayor) of the Belgian capital, Philippe Close... Convoys also prohibited in Paris Thousands of motorists took to the road in Wednesday from Paris, Nice, Bayonne and even Perpignan to demonstrate peacefully against government policy and in particular the vaccination pass. In the same way, the prefect of Paris announced to prohibit in...
  • Belgium Won't Take My Money

    09/13/2021 8:13:11 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/13/2021 | Oshkalaboomboom
    So we are in Brussels, capital of the European Union and presumably the inventors of the Euro. I went to buy an item that cost 1.26 so I gave them a 1 Euro coin, 2 10 cent coins and 3 2 cent coins, something that in America we would call exact change. The cashier refused to take it and asked for a 5 cent piece instead. Apparently they have outlawed pennies and 2 cent pieces in Belgium and are now rounding everything either up or down. So the driving force behind the Euro currency now refuses to take their own...
  • Parties threaten to quit government if a hunger striker dies

    07/19/2021 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 16 replies
    The Brussels Times ^ | 7/19/2021 | Lauren Walker
    As the situation of the migrants on hunger strike in Brussels worsens, French-speaking socialist party PS and green party Ecolo have threatened to quit the federal government if any one of the activists dies, which would result in the current government falling. Both parties have informed Prime Minister Alexander De Croo that the ministers and secretaries of state will resign, which would see the government De Croo I losing its majority as part of the Vivaldi coalition. During the core cabinet meeting on Monday morning, federal Economy and Labour minister Pierre-Yves Dermagne warned that the PS ministers and secretaries of...
  • U.S. Government Seeks Forfeiture of Roman Statue That Was Allegedly En Route to Kim Kardashian

    05/04/2021 11:37:29 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 36 replies
    A newly filed lawsuit reveals that, in 2016, the U.S. government seized an ancient Roman statue that was allegedly being delivered to Kim Kardashian. In the suit, filed on April 30 in the United States District Court of Central California’s Western Division, the U.S. government called for the forfeiture of the “illegally imported” statue, which resembles the lower half of a person draped in fabric. The lawsuit, filed in rem (or against the statue itself), was first reported on Twitter by Robert Snell, a writer for the Detroit News. According to the suit, the statue had been displayed at the...
  • Brussels Prepares To Introduce “Vaccine Passports” To Save the EU and the European Tourism Industry

    03/17/2021 8:32:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | 03/17/2021 | Tyler Durden
    For nearly a year now, we've been monitoring the shift toward enabling digital "passports" that will allow at least some people - those wealthy and/or fortunate enough to get their hands on the vaccine - to continue traveling and going about their lives as normal, while others are forced to continue living with COVID-inspired restrictions, potentially for years.According to a draft plan leaked to the FT, Brussels has proposed the creation of a COVID certificate to allow EU citizens who have been vaccinated, who have recently tested negative, or who can provide proof of recovery to move around the bloc...
  • Sarkozy Is Not the First Political Scandal in France: The list of well known French politicians, accused in recent years of financial misdeeds and corruption is growing.

    03/05/2021 7:15:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/05/2021 | Michael Curtis
    Political scandals are not unknown in France and are well documented, but the list of well known politicians, including former presidents and prime ministers, accused in recent years of financial misdeeds or corruption is growing. In the present French political system, the president is a powerful figure: the head of state with supreme executive authority and command of the armed forces, with the ability to choose the prime minister, regarded as a symbol of the French nation. Directly elected by universal suffrage, not by an electoral college, for a term of five years, presidents cannot be voted out of office...
  • Fire causes structural damage on Ethiopian 777F

    07/22/2020 6:01:26 AM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    Air Cargo World ^ | 07/22/2020 | Jeff Lee
    A major fire has resulted in significant damage to the upper fuselage of an Ethiopian Airlines 777F in Shanghai (PVG). The six-year-old aircraft had arrived from Brussels (BRU). According to the airline, the fire occurred while cargo was being loaded. The 777F was about to fly to Sao Paulo (GRU) and Santiago (SCL) via Addis Ababa (ADD). There were no injuries. Photos and videos on Chinese social media show the fire burning through the fuselage skin in several locations. In a statement, Ethiopian said it had worked with the authorities to contain the fire, and that the cause of the...
  • Brussels Burns: Riots Break out at Black Lives Matter Protests in European Union Capital

    06/08/2020 12:00:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 08 2020 | KURT ZINDULKA
    Brussels, the centre of power for the ‘racially tolerant’ European Union, was ravaged by rioting and looting amidst Black Lives Matter protests ostensibly over the death of U.S. citizen George Floyd. Police arrested at least 150 thugs during the Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday, as racial unrest spreads throughout Europe. The agitators set fires, broke storefront windows, and looted stores in Matonge, an ethnically diverse district of the city. The protest turned violent as rioters attacked police, who were in turn forced to use water cannons to disperse the violent mob, according to the local news outlet 7sur7.