Mehr Gewaltattacken von rechts

24.02.2015 – Die rechtsextreme Szene Berlins agierte laut Polizeistatistik 2014 zunehmend gewalttätiger. Vor allem mit Brandanschlägen gegen politische Gegner und Flüchtlinge.

Berlins Sicherheitsbehörden verzeichneten im vergangenen Jahr einen Anstieg rechter Gewalt um 25 Prozent. Dies geht aus der Polizeilichen Kriminalstatistik für 2014 hervor, die am gestrigen Montag vom Berliner Innensenator Frank Henkel und Polizeipräsident Klaus Kandt präsentiert worden ist. Demnach ist in der Hauptstadt nicht nur ein Anstieg bei rechten Straftaten allgemein um 151 Fälle (11%) festgestellt worden, sondern insbesondere bei Gewaltdelikten von 89 Fällen ein Zuwachs auf 111 zu konstatieren. Während Körperverletzungen mit 79 Vorfällen (2013: 81) auf einem gleich bleibenden Niveau geblieben sind, resultierte der Anstieg vor allem in einer deutlichen Zunahme von Brandstiftungen, bei denen die Polizei im vergangenen Jahr 13 Fälle als rechts motiviert einstufte. 2013 war dies bei einer der Fall. (more…)

Riding the caliphate interstate with Jeff Steinberg

An interview on the origins of Islamic State and its relationship with regional and global powers.
Haneul Na’avi

In order to explore the history of the Islamic State in its relationship to Saudia Arabia and Turkey, Haneul Na‘avi consulted Jeffrey Steinberg, senior editor and counterintelligence director of the Executive Intelligence Review. Steinberg has 40 years of experience working with the LarouchePAC, and is a member of and active contributor to the Schiller Institute in Wiesbaden, Germany. Click here to listen to the full interview.

Haneul Na’avi: Can you give us a brief history of the Islamic State? How did they rise to power after the [2003] US-NATO invasion of Iraq?

Jeffrey Steinberg: You have to go back to when Zbigniew Brzezinski was the National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter, and convinced the president to sign a secret authorisation to begin covert operations in Afghanistan, six months before the Soviets arrived, around Christmastime of 1979.

Known as the Bernard-Lewis Plan, it involved promoting Islamic fundamentalism all across the southern tier of the Soviet Union. When the Soviets finally moved in, things became concentrated in building up a radical Islamic terrorist apparatus, sponsored by the US, British, Saudis, French, and Israelis.

Brzezinski. Demotix/Theo Schneider. All rights reserved.
Brzezinski. Demotix/Theo Schneider. All rights reserved.

The whole idea was to play Islamic fundamentalism against the ‘godless Soviet Union’, but the problem this created was the emergence of groups such as al-Qaeda. Osama bin Laden himself went to Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, near the Afghanistan border, as part of this Anglo-American/Saudi project to create a terrorist organisation against the Soviet presence in Afghanistan. That effort succeeded somewhat, but the consequences of that was the birth of an international Jihadi terrorist apparatus that is haunting the world today. (more…)

Serbia’s Prime Minister Drags Investigative Journalists Through the Mud Over Corruption Article


Serbia’s PM Aleksandar Vučić giving a speech at a panel discussion in Berlin with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, where both spoke about the “Restart to Brussels – Serbia on the path to the EU”, with members of the Serbian cabinet and German Economics. Photo by Theo Schneider, copyright Demotix, June 30, 2014.

Social networks in Serbia have been buzzing since early January when the country’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić took another public swing at already pressured investigative journalists in the country.

At a press conference on January 9, when asked about a recently published investigative piece indicating possible corruption and irregularities in a large government-funded project, Vučić called the investigative journalists “liars” and accused European Union officials of paying select journalists in Serbia to slander the Serbian government. (more…)