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Journal: Anonymous Publishes Names And ID Numbers Of Spanish Riot Police

Journal by Aloriel

In Spain policemen have to have their ID numbers visible so they can be identified, but they usually remove them or hid them under the vests so they have complete impunity during demonstrations. After the demonstrations against the public budget cuts many people got injured, and detained, even press (police hitting a cyclist demonstrator, police kicking the head of a detainee, police hitting kids,
woman that will lose vision in one eye due to a police shell). Since it is completely impossible to identify those who misbehave, Anonymos has decided to publish a list of few policemen members of the riot police, and promised to publish more if the police violence doesn't stop.

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Journal: Anonymous Publishes Names And ID Numbers Of Spanish Riot Police

Journal by Aloriel

In Spain policemen have to have their ID numbers visible so they can be identified, but they usually remove them or hid them under the vests so they have complete impunity during demonstrations. After the demonstrations against the public budget cuts many people got injured, and detained, even press (police hitting a cyclist demonstrator, police kicking the head of a detainee, police hitting kids,
woman that will lose vision in one eye due to a police shell). Since it is completely impossible to identify those who misbehave, Anonymos has decided to publish a list of few policemen members of the riot police, and promised to publish more if the police violence doesn't stop.

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Journal: Spanish Police Beats Demonstrators of 12th - 15th of May And Censors Media

Journal by Aloriel

I'm a Spanish citizen living abroad and I've been following all the recent events and demonstrations of the so called "Indignants" since the May 15th of last year. I've seen that several publications have lately published information about the last demonstrations during the anniversary of the event, which occurred worldwide on May 12th. However I have not seen any pictures or footage about the police brutality that took place, especially in Madrid, during these last demonstrations. The international press is not paying any attention to these issues while the civil rights in Spain are being threatend, among them the freedoms of expression and demonstration, as well as the freedom of the media.

I am trying to push to have some of the websites translated, as well as some of the videos subtitled, so that it's easy for foreign press to publish them and inform people about the events, however it might take some time. Meanwhile I would like to send you some related links that don't need much understanding; however I will provide you with a summary of each one of them:

A police man trips a demostrator while trying to escape from a police charge.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OStCsAmozpo

Policemen hit a huncuffed young man before putting him inside a police van, without giving him their police identification numbers (a rgiht in Spain).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj1SegRy9U0

A policeman harrases a girl for four minutes when she is already handcuffed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjT49XXQ5X4
In the end, the girl, who was not even a demonstrator, just happened to come out of a club and bump into the police. Her injuries were not stated in the medical report.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMYKO50iq6Y

The police try to stop people filming in the street threatening them (a right in Spain).
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22528994

A policeman punches a young woman for no apparent reason.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1T0i1Wyy_qQ#!

An article about how the police push back identified reporters that are trying to film, report and photograph the events, so the media cannot publish information.
http://www.cuartopoder.es/invitados/la-policia-acorrala-el-derecho-a-la-informacion/640

An article about how the police detain non-demonstrating civilians on the street, like the aforementioned girl, or a waiter that just left work.
http://www.eldiario.es/zonacritica/2012/05/14/los-detenidos-en-el-desalojo-de-sol-que-nunca-estuvieron-en-sol/
They face 4 years of imprisonment for this.
http://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/view/44477-Democracia-made-in-Spain-4-a%C3%B1os-de-c%C3%A1rcel-por-protestar

An article about how the police force people to sign their declarations at the police station, without even allowing them to read the statements; even foreign citizens.
http://www.publico.es/espana/433359/un-policia-me-puso-delante-un-papel-y-me-dijo-que-lo-firmase-sin-dejarme-ver-lo-que-ponia

An article about how the police beat up detainees at the police stations.
http://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-15m-varios-detenidos-noche-12-interponen-denuncias-malos-tratos-estancia-comisaria-20120518123713.html

An article about how the government says that the police actions were impeccable.
http://www.publico.es/espana/433052/cifuentes-afirma-que-la-actuacion-policial-en-sol-ha-sido-impecable

Footage of the same police group beating demonstrators in different situations.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXP9lpsDR04

There is more material in Spanish and on YouTube, but I tried to summarize most of it here.

Music

Journal: RIAA moves to reduce artist royalty payments

Journal by Aloriel
Censorship

Journal: All Danish ISP Block Access To Allofmp3

Journal by Aloriel
All Danish ISP are blocking the access to Allofmp3 as a result of "a recent court ruling to a civil lawsuit which the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) brought against the Danish ISP, Tele2, demanding the cessation of customer access to Allofmp3.com". The decision is suppossed to be carried out all over the European Union "even though the Danish Ministry of Culture has declared the Russian site legal for Danish citizens to use". So far Sweeden refuse to take the same way.
Power

Journal: The Biggest Solar Park To Be Installed In Spain

Journal by Aloriel
A solar park capable of supply 23.2 megawatts will be constructed in Extremadura, one of the poorest regions of Spain. The park will become the biggest, with as the actual one is in Leipzig (Germany) and can supply up to 5 MW of energy. It will have an extension of 65 hectares and have more than 120,000 solar modules. Extremadura became world-known by adopting open source software.
United States

Journal: Creationism Museum to be Opened Next Summer 1570

Journal by Aloriel
The first Creationism museum will open next summer near Ohio-Kentucky's border line. The first museum in the world whose contents are completely fake, and as many of we think (and know) it's beliefs. One of it's biggest problems is gonna be how to explain dinosaurs and hominids, but of course they'll find an answer for that, if not in the bible, somewhere else.
Patents

Journal: Spanish newsgroup registers the word "blog"

Journal by Aloriel

At the spanish office of patents and brands has been registered the word "BLOG" with number of expedient #M 2715026. Right now the word is popular in spain since we usually don't translate it. The word has been registered in two classes web pages and events which means a wide area such as all related with internet, communications and all kind of events.

To find the registered name, go to the search page and write "blog" in the first input field, then press the button "Localizar" and the brand is one of the lastest.

The group Sogecable is the owner of one of the most important newspapers in Spain, El País, a TV channel, also takes part on the digital television (Digital+) and has a radio station.

Source: ojobuscador (spanish).

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