Anastazije Martinčić: "I have no homeland. Not even plans. I'm definitely not coming back to Croatia."

A month ago, the author of this interview was contacted by Uruguayan journalist Santo y Seña (synonymous with "Principal", op. P.) Fernanda Kosak, who talked about "Uruguay on the path of narcotics". I was mostly asked about the biggest Balkan drug cartel, named after the Balkan Warrior campaign, where the main actors of this cartel were demolished and slaughtered. But not all of them. A summary of the show and a link to it will be posted on our website. Last Monday, however, we spoke with Anastasi Martinčić, who was met by reader’s years ago when he was imprisoned as one of the Balkan warriors at Libertad's Uruguayan prison, considered one of the worst prisons in the world. His statement that Slovenia does not have a mafia but a mafia has a country, today, unfortunately, seems true. Since last Thursday, Martinčić has been released again after ten years.

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New European Parliament resolution on the importance of European remembrance to the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

The Platform welcomes the new European Parliament resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe, which was adopted on 19 September 2019 in Strasbourg. The resolution was supported by 535 votes in favour, 66 against, and 52 abstentions.

In the field of commemoration the European Parliament (EP) paid tribute to the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes and calls for a “common culture of remembrance” as a way of fostering Europeans’ resilience to modern threats to democracy. They recall that European integration has, from the start, been a response to the suffering inflicted by two world wars, and built as a model of peace and reconciliation founded on the values common to all member states. The European Union is therefore particularly responsible for safeguarding democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law. The EP also calls on the member states to commemorate 23rd August as the European Day of Remembrance for the victims of totalitarian regimes and to establish the International Day of Heroes of the Fight against Totalitarianism (25th May).

In the field of education, the EP calls on the member states to promote and to raise the younger generation’s awareness of these issues by including the history and analysis of the consequences of totalitarian regimes in the curricula and textbooks of all schools in the EU and stresses the importance of keeping memories of the past alive, because there can be no reconciliation without remembrance.

In the field of justice, the EP recalls that the Nazi and Communist regimes carried out mass murders, genocide and deportations and caused a loss of life and freedom in the 20th century on a scale unseen in human history, and recalls the horrific crime of the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazi regime; the EP condemns in the strongest terms the acts of aggression, crimes against humanity and mass human rights violations perpetrated by the Nazi, Communist and other totalitarian regimes. The EP calls on all Member States of the EU to make a clear and principled assessment of the crimes and acts of aggression perpetrated by the totalitarian Communist regimes and the Nazi regime. And also expresses its deep respect for each victim of these totalitarian regimes and calls on all EU institutions and actors to do their utmost to ensure that horrific totalitarian crimes against humanity and systemic gross human rights violations are remembered and brought before courts of law, and to guarantee that such crimes will never be repeated.

The EP condemns the fact that extremist and xenophobic political forces in Europe are increasingly resorting to distortion of historical facts, and employ symbolism and rhetoric that echoes aspects of totalitarian propaganda, including racism, anti-Semitism and hatred towards sexual and other minorities.

It is the first time since 2009 that the EP has recognised the importance of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and its activities and also calls for the provision of effective support for it.

"The Platform of European Memory and Conscience wishes to express our utmost appreciation for the adoption of the new resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future and the huge support for it, which is a sign that the fundamental meaning of remembrance for Europe's present and future is widely understood. We would like to thank all MEPs who proposed and backed this important document. We hope that it will result in concrete EU Commission actions," says Łukasz Kamiński, President of the Platform.

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Daniel Friberg: Ethnopluralism is rooted in the simple idea that every unique ethnicity has the right to govern itself, on territory which has historically belonged to it

Daniel Friberg is the Co-founder and CEO of the publishing company Arktos Media Ltd., author of "The Real Right Returns" and chairman of Swedish conservative think-tank. The interview was published in a print version of Demokracija magazine.

 

Could you please tell us when and under what circumstances did you first came into contact with the right wing ideas, and what were the main reasons that you decided to become active within the right wing and identitarian movements? Maybe you could also tell us which were some of the main philosophers and thinkers that influenced you the most in your activities and writings?

My political awakening came in my early teens, when I first came into contact with multiculturalism and realized that the media was lying and covering up the negative effects of immigration, and I wanted to find out why. I started doing my own research and read plenty of books, and realized they were lying to us about many other things as well. To fight this deceitful agenda of our elite, I decided to become politically active. I first joined the Sweden Democrats for a short while, but soon decided that party politics was not my cup of tea. Opinion-forming activities were much more appealing to me, and a few years later, in my late teens, I founded my first small publishing company, including a magazine dealing with topics such as immigration and media propaganda which I managed to distribute for free to all third-year high-school students in our two biggest cities. That was the start of my career in metapolitics.

I was mostly influenced by Swedish authors in the early years, but some of my earliest, most important influences outside of Sweden were Richard McCulloch, Guillaume Faye, Alain de Benoist and Pierre Krebs.

Can you tell us the story behind the establishment of the Arktos media and publishing house?

It all started with me and three other people from the think-tank ‘Motpol’ getting together in Aarhus, Denmark, in November 2009, for a meeting about starting up a new publishing company. I had previously been running a Swedish publishing house called ‘Nordic Publishing’ for seven years, but I, as well as my three colleagues from Denmark and Norway, felt it was time to do something bigger. During that weekend, Arktos was born. We came up with the name, the logotype, and the general direction we were about to take. After that, we got started on an aggressive investment strategy where we acquired the rights to the most important books by Guillaume Faye and Alain de Benoist right from the start, effectively monopolizing the most important New Right works shortly after founding the company.

You are also the founder of the Swedish right wing think tank Motpol. Could you tell us something more about its activities?

Motpol was founded in 2005 with the express purpose of introducing ideas and thinkers from the French New Right and the early Identitarian movement into the Scandinavian countries. Since 2005 we’ve published thousands of articles, organized a multitude of meetups and nine annual conferences in the popular ‘Identitarian Ideas’ series. The latest conference took place in Stockholm, February 2017, and featured nearly 400 guests and speakers from all over Europe and the US.

The so called »Alt-right« movement which appeared a few years back, has in fact grown out of the website altright.com. You were one of the founders of this website, and its regular contributor. Please tell us a few words about the altright.com, and how would you define the term »Alternative Right«? Also, please give us your opinion on the Alt-right movement?

Altright.com emerged from the general energy and excitement following watershed anti-globalist events like the Brexit vote and the Trump election, and provided a platform for incisive analysis by talented writers who, for their unconventional views, couldn’t write elsewhere. While a good idea, the project ultimately failed due to external circumstances, and I chose to leave the company as well as the editorial board for the site in spring last year.  

The ‘Alternative Right’, as its name suggests, provides a real political alternative to our failing, and in many cases pathetic, conventional right. The Alt-Right is difficult to define, because it has always included a lot of different currents. This has made it both innovative and difficult to pin down. Everyone involved, however, is fed up with degeneration in politics and culture, is concerned with the future of European and European-derived ethnicities, and is  opposed to the forces of globalism and one-worldism. Alt-Righters are willing to look critically on liberalism, the endless US- and Europe-led wars in the Middle East and parts of Africa, and the growth of international money power. They see the political Establishment as not only inefficient, but even in many cases malicious, and they are looking for new solutions to the problems that the Establishment has caused.

One of our books, A Fair Hearing: The Alt-Right in the Words of Its Members and Leaders, is a collection of essays discussing the American Alt-Right in particular. The Alt-Right movement was a very important step in American politics. It altered the narrative in the United States and produced a kind of populism that would not have been possible without it. It even played a part, and maybe a decisive part, in electing Donald Trump to office. This led to the emergence in Europe of similar, though distinctly European, movements. The American Alt-Right has suffered setbacks and lost the momentum that set it going. But though the name is used less frequently than when Altright.com was founded, its influence is as real now as ever, and it could very well make a reappearance, perhaps under a different brand, in the 2020 American elections.

The Alt-Right has changed the worldview of many people in both America and Europe, and has opened up political possibilities which were not possible even five years ago. That is its great metapolitical achievement.

You are the author of the book »The Real Right Returns«.  The two of the many themes that you write about  in the book are the concepts of Ethnopluralism and Metapolitics.  It seems you strongly advocate these two concepts, which are also at the core of the identitarian idea. Could you please briefly explain those two concepts to our readers, and give as a short introduction to the other themes you write about in your book?

Ethnopluralism is rooted in the simple idea that every unique ethnicity has the right to govern itself, on territory which has historically belonged to it. This idea is accepted without argument for practically every ethnicity on the planet except for Western ethnicities; in Western countries, multiculturalism is the dominant paradigm. Multiculturalism holds that cultures and ethnicities can and should be freely intermixed in liberal societies, each somehow magically keeping to its distinct traditional ways and respecting the rights of every other to do the same. Ethnopluralism sees the absurdity in this. In liberal states, different ethnicities will of course always engage in identity politics, using politics to benefit their kind at the expense of everyone else. Vastly different ethnicities that are brought to live side by side either violently clash with each other on account of their irreconcilable differences, or else they homogenise and lose everything which is characteristic to them. The only way that ethnicities and cultures can be truly preserved is by maintaining the physical distances and the national boundaries that separate them. This is as true in the West as anywhere on Earth, and it is the core meaning of ethnopluralism – the true multiculturalism.

Metapolitics on the other hand refers to a kind of action aimed at changing the political tendencies of individuals, by changing the worldview of society as a whole. The strategy of metapolitics, as I outline in my book, originated with the work of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian communist who wrote a series of notebooks while in prison in Fascist Italy, in which he he concluded that communism had failed in Italy because it had occupied itself too much with politics and not enough with culture. This insight led to the development of the Frankfurt School and all the epochal changes which that School brought.

The strategies and the tools of metapolitics can and must be used by the Right as well, and this includes work on many different levels – everything from publishing the kinds of books that Arktos offers, to providing podcasts, articles and interviews like the present one, to having debates with your family and friends, to trolling on the internet. What is important is that everyone finds a way of joining the struggle, whether publicly or privately, to shift the present worldview.

My book also discusses the decline of the Left, the necessity of putting politics before economics, the importance of Europe’s unity on the geopolitical level, and the fundamental question of gender roles. This last is important because without large traditional families, Europe will lose the demographic race and will suffer the consequences in terms of more forced non-European immigration and the continually diminishing political weight of native European ethnicities. Also, men and women cannot reach their full potential if they refuse to attempt to do so as men and women, by embodying the specific virtues of their genders.

»The Real Right Returns« is one of the books which explains the concepts of the New Right to all the people new to these ideas. Which other books would you also recommend to the readers interesed to learn more about the New Right and the Identitarian thought?

We have published an excellent overview of the Right by my friend and colleague, Joakim Andersen, Rising from the Ruins: The Right of the 21st Century, which I highly recommend as an introduction to the various strands of the contemporary Right. For the New Right in particular, New Culture, New Right: Anti-Liberalism in Postmodern Europe by Michael O’Meara is an excellent place to begin, along with some of the works of the founders of the New Right themselves, such as Why We Fight by Guillaume Faye and the View from the Right trilogy by Alain de Benoist. The Identitarian movement and its tactics are summarised nicely in Generation Identity by Markus Willinger. For those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the New Right and related movements, I suggest the work of Julius Evola, Alexander Dugin, and other books by the above authors, many of which are available from our publishing house.

Could you describe the current political situation in Sweden to our readers? Are there any organisations or political parties that you cooperate with? What is your opinion about the conservative party Sweden Democrats?

It’s less than ideal, to put it mildly. We have, by international standards, a radically left-wing, feminist, pro-LGBT, pro-immigration government that prioritizes open-borders and virtue signaling at the expense of the future of Swedish people. Sweden has had by far the highest non-European immigration per capita in Europe for close to three decades, and this newly imported Lumpenproletariat is slowly supplanting the Swedish voters, making it more difficult for the Swedish people to assert their political interests with every passing year.

Since I and the projects I’m involved in are metapolitical in nature – which means they would be weakened by overt affiliations with political parties – we don’t have any ongoing cooperation.

The Sweden Democrats, being socially conservative civic nationalists, are the only relatively sane party in the Swedish parliament, and they are growing with every election. They are currently the second biggest party in the polls, taking around 20% of the votes.

The hegemony of the liberal left in the mainstream media and in the public life in general, and the enforcement of political correctness, which is currently present in most of European countries, seems to be especially strong in Sweden. Could you tell us how does this reflect on Swedish society? How strong is the censorship and have you and Arktos media ever had any problems with the state due to the so called »hate speech« laws?

Sweden has a small population of just over ten million people living on land with harsh terrain and hard winters. To survive here, the Swedes became very closely knit, very trusting, well-organised, and obedient to rules and laws. But these virtues have been used against them by our hostile politicians to import masses of foreigners and to censor dissident opinions. More than a fifth of the population in Sweden is foreign, and most of these foreigners come from outside the European Union. Sweden has suffered from exploding crime rates and the total disruption of its urban life especially.

However, everything which has led the Swedes to be one of the worst-abused of all European peoples in the migrant crisis could become enormously beneficial to them. When the Swedes awaken to the truth of their situation, their capacity to work together, to forge strong communities, and to follow a course of action to the very end will help them reclaim their country and their national and ethnic destiny. If anyone is interested in knowing more about the Swedish situation, and that of Western Europe more generally, The Ideology of Failure: How Europe Bought Into Ideas That Will Weaken and Destroy It by Stephen Pax Leonard is a great resource.

Arktos has of course been targeted by the general censorship. Several major Swedish bookstores were among the first to take our titles off their shelves, and they have been followed by bookstores in a few other countries. We have had one title – A Fair Hearing – banned from Amazon.com without any real justification, and the works of Alexander Dugin have also been suppressed due to American sanctions against Russia. We are also a continual target for various groups who have decided that everyone who doesn’t think like them should be censored. These groups are usually nothing better than globalist lapdogs, and so we welcome their hostility; it means we’re doing our job.

The millitant left wing group Antifa seems to be quite strong in Sweden, even attacking homes and property of patriots. Can you tell us something about this attacks, and have you, or anyone from Arktos, ever faced any threats from them? Tell us also how does the mainstream media portraits these attacks in the news and were you ever harrassed by the left wing journalists?

Antifa in Sweden barely exists, and they are more of a joke than any serious threat to anything. Arktos has never had any problems with the Swedish Antifa. As for left-wing journalists, these are still a problem, in the sense that they routinely publish lies and complete fabrications about right-wing, nationalist people, including myself, and try their best to incite censorship and violence against us.

We will see how long they last. With the dwindling readerships of the fake news media platforms and well-deserved mass-layoffs of leftist journalists working for the older generation of newspapers and TV channels, I doubt it will be for much longer. Alternative media outlets will eventually push these people out. The only thing that could possibly save them is draconian censorship of the Internet, which I frankly think will be impossible.

Mass migration has been on the rise in Sweden for quite some time now, resulting in higher crime rates, rapes and riots. Could you tell us what is the current situation regarding non european migrants and the troubles they cause ? Also tell us what do you believe are the real reasons  hiding behind this lunatic open borders policy of EU leaders, and what would be the most efficient solution to this problem?

You are certainly right, and the riots, for instance, are visible proof of the changes in Swedish society over the past few decades. It would once have been impossible to imagine open battles in Swedish streets, with stone-throwing, car fires and attacks on the police; now, it is not unusual to see Swedish cities go up in flames because this or that ‘migrant community’ isn’t happy with the way things are going. The rape statistics in particular are shocking; rape has risen in Sweden 24% in the past decade. In rape assault cases, 85% of the perpetrators are non-European. Keep in mind that these are official statistics in a country whose politicians and media almost neurotically excuse immigrants for their misbehaviour, so the real numbers are certainly higher.

But some things can’t be hidden: Sweden is now the hand-grenade-attack capital of Europe, and one of the rape capitals of the entire world. Back when it was almost exclusively ethnically Swedish, with most of its immigrants coming from other parts of Europe, it was one of the safest countries in the world. It doesn’t take sophisticated analysis to see what’s causing the problems here.

Open-borders policies are sought for a lot of reasons. Part of it originates in a real concern: to be politically competitive on the global scale, Europe needs a strong economy and a flourishing population. But rather than encouraging Europeans to have more children, as I do in my book, Europeans are actively encouraged not to have children from frankly absurd environmental and economic pretexts. So while the demographic issue is a real problem, it is only part of the reason for open-border policies.

A larger factor here is the greed of cosmopolitan globalists, who understand how much they’ll profit if they can transform as much of the world as possible into a homogeneous mass of consumer/laborers. They do whatever they can to open European borders, to destroy our native European ethnicities and to eradicate all sense of rootedness or belonging. This is why I dedicate sections of my book to the relation between politics and economics and family-building; Europe can’t survive in the current geopolitical reality unless it unites, begins to grow its population through the promotion of healthy European families, and forcibly limits the power of the supranational elites, who now do whatever they please across the globe with almost total impunity.

As far as immigration goes, before anything, our borders must be secured. We often hear the press and our politicians claiming that nothing can be done to stop immigration, but we have seen in countries like Hungary and Italy, and also in your own Slovenia, that secure-border policies are not only possible but potentially highly effective. If more of the major non-EU immigration destinations in Europe began to protect their borders, the word would quickly spread to Africa and the Middle East, and that would already be a powerful deterrent to future immigration into Europe. This is why metapolitics is so important.

What would you say the future hold for Arktos media? And what do you believe awaits Sweden and the rest of Europe in the coming years?

As the nightmarish consequences of the globalist worldview become clearer, more and more people will seek real alternatives. Arktos is the premier publishing house for books along these lines, so I believe that our future is bright. If things continue to go badly in the West – as I obviously hope they do not – we will remain one of the few publishing houses brave enough to honestly and openly discuss the real problems of our countries, and if things finally turn around and the West enjoys a new renaissance, we will be among the avant-garde promoting new visions for a renovated society. One way or another, Arktos’ future is tied to the future of Europe itself, and that is as it should be.

There could be dark days in store. There will almost certainly be a rise in violence in many parts of Europe (and in the US and other Western countries) before things can turn around again, and this might even lead to the break-up of countries or to civil war, as Guillaume Faye predicts in his most recent book, Ethnic Apocalypse: The Coming European Civil War.

Right now the biggest question is what country will flare up first. Sweden is one candidate, given its extremely high percentage of non-European immigrants and Muslims. Malmö, for instance, which is full of so-called ‘no-go zones’, is about one-third first-generation immigrants, and this statistic doesn’t even count immigrant children born in Sweden. There are 150 languages spoken in Malmö alone. We are talking about a time bomb. Paris, London, several major Swedish and German cities and many places in the US have all shown similar signs of strain. But whatever city – or country – goes first, it will awaken the peoples of the West to the fact that something must be done.

I am confident that the fighting spirit of our peoples will reawaken. We have lived comfortably for a long time now, but harder times are coming. When things get tough, I believe we will see the old virtue of the European-descended peoples arise again. And once that day comes, there is no one who can predict what we might achieve.

Thank you very much for this interview! Do you have any last messages for our readers and for the Slovenian nation?

It’s been my pleasure! Thanks to you and to your audience for the opportunity.

Slovenia occupies an important position at the southern border of Central and Western Europe. You showed enormous courage during the migrant crisis when you put up a wall at your border to control the so-called ‘Balkan Route’. That put pressure on other countries in front of Slovenia in the lines, like Croatia and Greece, to do the same. You were demonized by much of the mainstream media when that happened, and it was even claimed that you were threatening the future of the European Union. But all of those who really love Europe understood. The latest news is that you are planning to continue with the perimeter fence; all true Europeans will applaud you for your pro-European efforts along these lines.

Unfortunately, we can be almost certain that there will be other migrant crises from the Middle East and Africa, which will certainly flood into Southern and Eastern Europe and put our borders and our will once more to the test. I’m sure the Slovenian people will be up to the task when the time comes.

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The response of the Slovenian patriot, president of the largest opposition SDS party and former Prime Minister of Slovenia Mr. Janez Janša: "Congratulations Mr. Donald Trump for one of the best speeches in the history of the UN." (HERE)

(FULL TRANSCRIPT) Mr. Donald Trump: The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors and honor the differences that make each country special and unique

Full Transcript: USA President Donald Trump Addresses the 74th Session of the United Nations - September 24, 2019

"Mr. Secretary-General, distinguished delegates, ambassadors and world leaders, seven decades of history have passed through this hall in all of their richness and drama. Where I stand, the world has heard from presidents and premiers at the height of the Cold War. We have seen the foundation of nations. We have seen the ringleaders of revolution.

We have beheld saints who inspired us with hope, rebels who stirred us with passion and heroes who emboldened us with courage all here to share plans, proposals, visions and ideas on the world's biggest stage. Like those who met us before, our time is one of great contests, high stakes and clear choices.

The essential divide that runs all around the world and throughout history is once again, thrown into stark relief. It is the divide between those whose thirst for control deludes them into thinking they are destined to rule over others and those people and nations who want only to rule themselves. I have the immense privilege of addressing you today as the elected leader of a nation that prizes liberty, independence and self-government above all.

The United States, after having spent over $2.5 trillion since my election, to completely rebuild our great military, is also, by far, the world's most powerful nation. Hopefully it will never have to use this power. Americans know that in a world where others seek conquest and domination, our nation must be strong in wealth, in might and in spirit.

That is why the United States vigorously defends the traditions and customs that have made us who we are. Like my beloved country, each nation represented in this hall has a cherished history, culture and heritage that is worth defending and celebrating, and which gives us our singular potential and strength.

The free world must embrace its national foundations. It must not attempt to erase them or replace them. Looking around and all over, this large, magnificent planet, the truth is plain to see. If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation.

Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first. The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors and honor the differences that make each country special and unique.

It is why we in the United States have embarked on an exciting program of national renewal. And everything we do, we are focused on empowering the dreams and aspirations of our citizens. Thanks to our pro-growth economic policies, our domestic unemployment rate reached its lowest level in over half a century.

Fueled by massive tax cuts and regulations cuts, jobs are being produced at a historic rate. 6 million Americans have been added to the employment rolls in under three years. Last month, African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment reached their lowest rates ever recorded. We are marshaling our nation's vast energy abundance and the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world.

Wages are rising. Incomes are soaring. And 2.5 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty in less than three years. As we rebuild the unrivaled might by the American military, we are also revitalizing our alliances by making it very clear that all of our partners are expected to pay their fair share of the tremendous defense burden, which the United States has borne in the past.

At the center of our vision for national renewal is an ambitious campaign to reform international trade. For decades, the international trading system has been easily exploited by nations acting in very bad faith, as jobs were outsourced, a small handful grew wealthy at the expense of the middle class. In America, the result was 4.2 million lost manufacturing jobs and $15 trillion in trade deficits over the last quarter-century.

The United States is now taking that decisive action to end this grave economic injustice. Our goal is simple. We want balanced trade that is both fair and reciprocal. We have worked closely with our partners in Mexico and Canada to replace NAFTA with the brand new and hopefully bipartisan U.S./Mexico/Canada Agreement.

Tomorrow, I will join Prime Minister Abe of Japan to continue our progress and finalizing a terrific new trade deal. As the United Kingdom makes preparations to exit the European Union, I have made clear that we stand ready to complete an exceptional, new trade agreement with the U.K. that will bring tremendous benefits to both of our countries.

We are working closely with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a magnificent new trade deal. The most important difference in America's new approach on trade concerns our relationship with China. In 2001, China was admitted to the World Trade Organization. Our leaders then argued that this decision would compel China to liberalize its economy and strengthen protections to provide things that were unacceptable to us and for private property and for the rule of law.

Two decades later, this theory has been tested and proven completely wrong. Not only has China declined to adopt promised reforms, it has embraced an economic model dependent on massive market barriers, heavy state subsidies, currency manipulation, product dumping, forced technology transfers and the theft of intellectual property, and also trade secrets on a grand scale.

This is just one example. I recently met the CEO of a terrific American company, Micron Technology, at the White House. Micron produces memory chips used in countless electronics. To advance the Chinese government's five-year economic plan, a company owned by the Chinese state allegedly stole Micron's designs, valued it up to $8.7 billion.

Soon, the Chinese company obtains patents or nearly an identical product and Micron was banned from selling its own goods in China. But we are seeking justice. The United States lost 60,000 factories after China entered the WTO. This is happening to other countries all over the globe. The World Trade Organization needs drastic change.

The second-largest economy in the world should not be permitted to declare itself a developing country in order to game the system at others' expense. For years, these abuses were tolerated, ignored or even encouraged. Globalism exerted a religious pull over past leaders, causing them to ignore their own national interests.

But as far as America is concerned, those days are over. To confront these unfair practices, I placed massive tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese-made goods. Already, as a result of these tariffs, supply chains are relocating back to America and to other nations and billions of dollars are being paid to our treasury.

The American people are absolutely committed to restoring balance to our relationship with China. Hopefully we can reach an agreement that will be beneficial for both countries. But as I have made very clear, I will not accept a bad deal for the American people. As we endeavor to stabilize our relationship, we are also carefully monitoring the situation in Hong Kong.

The world fully expects that the Chinese government will honor its binding treaty made with the British and registered with the United Nation in which commits China to protect Hong Kong's freedom, legal system and democratic ways of life. How China chooses to handle the situation will say a great deal about its role in the world and the future.

We are all counting on President Xi as a great leader. The United States does not seek conflict with any other nation. We desire peace, cooperation and mutual gain with all. But I will never fail to defend America's interests. One of the greatest security threats facing peace-loving nations today is the repressive regime in Iran.

The regime's record of death and destruction is well-known to us all. Not only is Iran the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism but Iran's leaders are fueling the tragic wars in Syria and Yemen. At the same time, the regime is squandering the nation's wealth and future in a fanatical quest for nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.

We must never allow this to happen. To stop Iran's path to nuclear weapons and missiles, I withdrew the United States from the terrible Iran nuclear deal, which has very little time remaining, did not allow inspection of important sites and did not cover ballistic missiles. Following our withdrawal, we have implemented severe economic sanctions on the country.

Hoping to free itself from sanctions, the regime has escalated its violent and unprovoked aggression. In response to Iran's recent attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities, we just imposed the highest level of sanctions on Iran's Central Bank and Sovereign Wealth Fund. All nations have a duty to act. No responsible government should subsidize Iran's bloodlust.

As long as Iran's menacing behavior continues, sanctions will not be lifted. They will be tightened. Iran's leader will have turned a proud nation into just another cautionary tale of what happens when a ruling class abandons its people and embarks on a crusade for personal power and riches. For 40 years, the world has listened to Iran's rulers, as they lash out at everyone else for the problems they alone have created.

They conduct ritual chants of death to America and traffic in monstrous anti-Semitism. Last year, the country's supreme leader stated Israel is a malignant, cancerous tumor that has to be removed and eradicated. It is possible and it will happen. America will never tolerate such anti-Semitic hate. Fanatics have long used hatred of Israel to distract from their own failures.

Thankfully, there is a growing recognition in the wider Middle East that the countries of the region share common interests in battling extremism and unleashing economic opportunity. That is why it's important to have full normalized relations between Israel and its neighbors. Only a relationship built on common interest, mutual respect and religious tolerance can forge a better future.

Iran's citizens deserve a government that cares about reducing poverty, ending corruption and increasing jobs, not stealing their money, to fund a massacre abroad and at home. After four decades of failure, it is time for Iran's leaders to step forward and to stop threatening other countries and focus on building up their own country.

It is time for Iran's leaders to finally put the Iranian people first. America is ready to embrace friendship with all who genuinely seek peace and respect. Many of America's closest friends today were once our greatest foes. The United States has never believed in permanent enemies. We want partners, not adversaries.

America knows that while anyone can make war only the most courageous can choose peace. For this same reason, we have pursued bold diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula. I have told Kim Jong-un what I truly believe. That like Iran, his country is full of tremendous untapped potential. But that to realize that promise North Korea must denuclearize.

Around the world, our message is clear. America's goal is lasting. America's goal is harmony. And America's goal is not to go with these endless wars. Wars that never end. With that goal in mind, my administration is also pursuing the hope of a brighter future in Afghanistan. Unfortunately the Taliban has chosen to continue their savage attacks.

We will continue to work with our coalition of Afghan partners to stamp out terrorism and we will never stop working to make peace a reality. Here in the Western hemisphere, we are joining with our partners to ensure stability and opportunity all across the region. In that mission, one of our most critical challenges is illegal immigration which undermines prosperity, rips apart societies and empowers ruthless criminal cartels.

Mass illegal migration is unfair, unsafe and unsustainable for everyone involved. The sending countries and the depleted countries and they become depleted very fast. But their youth is not taken care of and human capital goes to waste. The receiving countries are overburdened with more migrants than they can responsibly accept.

And the migrants themselves are exploited, assaulted and abused by vicious coyotes. Nearly one third of women who make the journey north to our border are sexually assaulted along the way. Yet here in the United States and around the world, there is a growing cottage industry of radical activists and nongovernmental organizations that promote human smuggling.

These groups encourage illegal migration and demand the erasure of national borders. Today I have a message for those open border activists who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice. Your policies are not just. Your policies are cruel and evil. You are empowering criminal organizations that prey on innocent men, women and children.

You put your own false sense of virtue before the lives, wellbeing and countless innocent people. When you undermine border security, you are undermining human rights and human dignity. Many of the countries here today are coping with the challenges of uncontrolled migration. Each of you has the absolute right to protect your borders.

And so, of course, does our country. Today we must resolve to work together to end human smuggling and human trafficking and put these criminal networks out of business for good. To our country, I can tell you sincerely we are working closely with our friends in the region including Mexico, Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Panama to uphold the integrity of borders and ensure safety and prosperity for our people.

I would like to thank President Lopez Obrador of Mexico for the great cooperation we are receiving. And for right now putting 27,000 troops on our southern border. Mexico is showing us great respect and I respect them in return. The U.S., we have taken very unprecedented action to stop the flow of illegal immigration.

To anyone conducting crossings of our border illegally, please hear these words. Do not pay the smugglers. Do not pay the coyotes. Do not put yourself in danger. Do not put your children in danger. Because if you make it here, you will not be allowed in. You will be promptly returned home. You will not be released into our country.

As long as I am President of the United States, we will enforce our laws and protect our borders. For all of the countries of the Western hemisphere, our goal is to help people invest in the bright futures of their own nation. Our region is full of such incredible promise, dreams waiting to be built and national destinies for all.

And they are waiting, also, to be pursued. Throughout the hemisphere there are millions of hard working patriotic young people eager to build, innovate and achieve but these nations cannot reach their potential if a generation of youth abandon their homes in search of a life elsewhere. We want every nation in our region to flourish and its people to thrive in freedom and peace.

And that vision we are also committed to supporting those people in the Western hemisphere who live under brutal oppression such as those in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. According to a recent report from the U.N. Human Rights Council, women in Venezuela stand in line for ten hours a day waiting for food.

Over 15,000 people have been detained as political prisoners. Modern-day death squads are carrying out thousands of extra judicial killings. The dictator Maduro is a Cuban puppet protected by Cuban bodyguards hiding from his own people while Cuba plunders Venezuela's oil wealth to sustain its own corrupt communist rule.

Since I last spoke in this hall, the United States and our partners have built a historic coalition of 55 countries that recognize the legitimate government of Venezuela. To the Venezuelans, trapped in this nightmare, please know that all of America is united behind you. The United States has vast quantities of humanitarian aid ready and waiting to be delivered.

We're watching the Venezuelan situation very closely. We await the day when democracy will be restored, when Venezuela will be free and when liberty will prevail throughout this hemisphere. One of the most serious challenges our countries face is the specter of socialism. It's the wrecker of nations and destroyer of societies.

Events in Venezuela remind us all that socialism and communism are not about justice, they are not about equality. They are not about lifting up the poor. And they are certainly not about good of the nation. Socialism and communism are about one thing only. Power for the ruling class. Today I repeat a message for the world that I have delivered at home.

America will never be a socialist country. In the last century, socialism and communism killed 100 million people. Sadly, as we see in Venezuela, the death toll continues in this country. These totalitarian ideologies combined with modern technology have the power to excise new and disturbing forms of suppression and domination.

For this reason, the United States is taking steps to better screen foreign technology and investments and to protect our data and our security. We urge every nation present to do the same. Freedom and democracy must be constantly guarded and protected both abroad and from within. We must always be skeptical of those who want conformity and control.

Even in free nations, we see alarming signs and new challenges to liberty. A small number of social media platforms are acquiring immense power over what we can see and over what we are allowed to say. A permanent political class is openly disdainful, dismissive and defiant of the will of the people. A faceless bureaucracy operates in secret and weakens democratic rule.

Media and academic institutions push flat-out assaults on our histories, traditions and values. In the United States, my administration has made clear to social media companies that we will uphold the right of free speech. A free society cannot allow social media giants to silence the voices of the people.

And a free people must never, ever be enlisted in the cause of silencing, coercing, canceling or blacklisting their own neighbors. As we defend American values, we affirm the right of all people to live in dignity. For this reason, my administration is working with other nations to stop criminalizing of homosexuality and we stand in solidarity with LGBTQ people who live in countries that punish, jail or execute individuals based upon sexual orientation.

We are also championing the role of women in our societies. Nations that empower women are much wealthier, safer and much more politically stable. It is, therefore, vital not only to a nation's prosperity but also is vital to its national security to pursue women's economic development. Guided by these principles, my administration launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiatives.

The WGDP is the first-ever government wide approach to women's economic empowerment working to ensure that women all over the planet have the legal right to own and inherit property, work in the same industries as men, travel freely and access credit and institutions. Yesterday I was also pleased to host leaders for a discussion about an ironclad American commitment protecting religious leaders and also, protecting religious freedom.

This fundamental right is under growing threat around the world. Hard to believe, but 80 percent of the world's population lives in countries where religious liberty is in significant danger or even completely outlawed. Americans will never fire or tire in our effort to defend and promote freedom of worship and religion.

We want and support religious liberty for all. Americans will also never tire of defending innocent life. We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer funded abortion on demand right up until the moment of delivery. Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life.

Like many nations here today, we in America believe that every child born and unborn is a sacred gift from God. There is no circumstance under which the United States will allow international entities to trample on the rights of our citizens, including the right to self-defense. That is why this year I announced that we will never ratify the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty which would threaten the liberties of law-abiding American citizens.

The United States will always uphold our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. We will always uphold our Second Amendment. The core rights and values America defends today were inscribed in America's founding documents. Our nation's founders understood that there will always be those who believe they are entitled to wield power and control over others.

Tyranny advances under many names and many theories but it always comes down to the desire for domination. It protects not the interests of many but the privilege of few. Our founders gave us a system designed to restrain this dangerous impulse. They chose to entrust American power to those most invested in the fate of our nation, a proud and fiercely independent people.

The true good of the nation can only be pursued by those who love it. By citizen who is are rooted in its history, who are nourished by its culture, committed to its values, attached to its people and who know that its future is theirs to build or theirs to lose. Patriots see a nation and its destiny in ways no one else can.

Liberty is only preserved. Sovereignty is only secured. Democracy is only sustained. Greatness is only realized by the will and devotion of patriots. In this spirit is found the strength to resist oppression. The inspiration to forge legacy. The goodwill to seek friendship and the bravery to reach for peace.

Love of our nations makes the world better for all nations. So to all the leaders here today, join us in the most fulfilling mission a person could have. The most profound contribution anyone can make. Lift up your nations. Cherish your culture. Honor your histories. Treasure your citizens. Make your countries strong and prosperous and righteous.

Honor the dignity of your people and nothing will be outside of our reach. When our nations are greater, the future will be brighter. Our people will be happier. And our partnerships will be stronger. With God's help together we will cast off the enemies of liberty and overcome the oppressors of dignity.

We will set new standards of living and reach new heights of human achievement. We will rediscover old truths, unravel old mysteries and make thrilling new breakthroughs. And we will find more beautiful friendship and more harmony among nations than ever before. My fellow leaders, the path to peace and progress and freedom and justice and a better world for all humanity begins at home.

Thank you. God bless you. God bless the nations of the world. And God bless America. Thank you very much."

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The response of the Slovenian patriot, president of the largest opposition SDS party and former Prime Minister of Slovenia Mr. Janez Janša: "Congratulations Mr. Donald Trump for one of the best speeches in the history of the UN." (HERE)

CIA: Tito and Information Bureau (Cominform) dispute

“Tito needed Soviet help against General Draza Mihailovic and their help at a peace conference. In 1944, however, Sretan Zujovic, now in prison, supported the Soviets more fervently than he supported Tito,” says in the CIA document published on March 31, 1949.

“Cominform” or "informbiro" is the shorter name for the Information Bureau of the Communist and Workers' Parties (1947-1955), a kind of connecting organization of Communist parties and later Communist countries in Europe. It was established with the aim of resolving the mutual issues of the Communist parties, acting unanimously in the world on behalf of communism, and informing the public about the state of the Communist parties, especially in matters of principle. The organization was under the direct leadership of Russian Bolshevik revolutionary Joseph Stalin.

The dispute between Tito and the informbureau

“Demokracija” editorial staff has obtained a document from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) entitled A Further Look of a Ranked Yugoslav Official on Tito's Foreign and Domestic Policy and the Yugoslav-Informbureau Dispute. The information was obtained by the source in March 1949 and the document was published on March 31, 1949. The nine-point source describes the dispute between Tito and the informbureau, the role of Yugoslavia in the subsequent (cold) war, Soviet policy and the replacement of personnel in the Soviet government. Tito's dispute with the informbureau describes the source on four points:

“1. Tito's disputes with the informbureau date back to 1944 after the liberation of Belgrade. Even at that time, Tito was too independent and too important to please the Russians, but they could not take action against him during the war. Tito needed Soviet help against General Draza Mihailovic and their help at a peace conference. As early as 1944, Sretan Zujovic, now in prison, supported the Soviets more fervently than he supported Tito. When a breakthrough with informbureau came to light in 1948, the Yugoslav Communist Party and the Yugoslav Army accepted it with regret, as Soviet military propaganda deeply influenced Yugoslav opinion. Non-communist sections of the population were disappointed and even isolated by the behaviour of the Red Army and USSR representatives in Yugoslavia. Finally, the country's economic recovery has stalled due to the relentless exploitation of all Yugoslav resources for the benefit of the Soviet Union and other satellites. As a result, the military and most of the Yugoslav Communist Party were forced to support the break with the informbureau, albeit with regret and hope that Tito could find a viable solution to the conflict.”

Tito doesn't have to "go to Kanoso"

The CIA source further notes that Tito does not need to acknowledge subordination to the Soviet Union. Or as the document says:

“2. Now Tito does not have to "go to Kanoso." Nor does he need to declare a definitive anti-Soviet policy. Even though Tito has no way of finding a friendly solution to the problems that Yugoslavia has with the informbureau, it must continue to mislead the party and army into believing that it is fundamentally pro-Soviet and will sooner or later resolve the dispute. After years of USSR-favoured propaganda and an attack on the West, Tito cannot make a complete turnaround. This is why Yugoslavia is moving closer to Western democracies, even though its economy is difficult and fraught with political risks. Tito does not enjoy this situation but can do nothing about it.”

Rankovic is a dangerous individual

The CIA source then notes the Party's relations with Tito and the Soviet Union:

“3. On the other hand, the leading officials of the party and the army know that their fate depends on Tito's ability to solve their problems. Tito must constantly think about pro-Russian associates that he cannot get rid of. Alexander Rankovic, for example, is a dangerous individual; Udba is his personal creation and the servants of Udba obey him more than Tito. Individuals such as Rankovic, Kardelj, Kidric, Bebler and Djilas will never be persuaded to completely turn their back on the USSR. However, since they themselves are doomed to fall if Tito falls, they support him all the time, nevertheless being careful not to approach Tito too close to the West, as this would mean their fall without an opportunity to escape to the Russians. Such a illogical situation cannot last forever,” the CIA source writes and continues:

“4. The current Soviet attitude in the Yugoslav-Austrian dispute over Carinthia is designed to show the people of Yugoslavia that the USSR is not an enemy of their country, but merely opposes dictator Tito and his supporters. By this time, the Russians are hoping to overthrow Tito and his gang and regain control of Yugoslavia. When they see that this cannot be done, they will release the Pan-Slavic mask and attempt to destroy only Yugoslavia, using the plan from year 1934 to destroy the Yugoslav state.”

The role of Yugoslavia in the Cold War

We also learn from the CIA document about the role of Yugoslavia in the coming Cold War.

“5. Yugoslavia cannot remain neutral in the coming conflict. If Tito is still in power at the outbreak of war, he will strive to maintain Yugoslav neutrality for at least some time. The USSR, however, would not respect Yugoslav neutrality; The Russians would immediately invade Yugoslavia to remove Tito and his supporters, establish a regime directed at the Soviets, and make the Soviet military machine available to the nation. If Tito, on the other hand, were to disappear before the outbreak of the war, there is no doubt that Yugoslavia will once again become a Soviet satellite and find itself at the forefront of the Soviet army,” a CIA source wrote in March 1949.

The Soviets dream of the dictatorship of the proletariat

And how did the CIA source perceive Soviet policy?

“6. Western democracies do not yet understand the essence of communism and the goals and tactics of the USSR. Neither Western democracies nor various emigrants were able to organize reliable, logical and effective propaganda against the real forces of Communism, while at the same time exploiting the weaknesses of the communist satellite regimes. The Soviets constantly dream of the world revolution and the dictatorship of the proletariat. It is well known that communism cannot be imposed on other nations by peaceful means and communist leaders have no choice but to use fraud, lies, terrorism, corruption and in the end, brute force.

Moscow therefore developed an unparalleled military organization and an unparalleled imperialism policy aimed at subjugating neighbouring nations, one after another; other countries in Europe and Asia will be the next target. Africa and South America will go their own way. Strong communist fifth column can be found everywhere, and non-communist personalities in high positions have been corrupted by Soviet agents. The Communists penetrated deep into North America. Henry Wallace, for example, represents America's biggest shame and the lowest level of politics. (The name of the source is blacked out.) he could not understand why democracies did not use an effective method against the Communists,” the CIA source wonders in this document.

The dangers of communism

A CIA source also senses the great danger of Soviet communism spreading to the West:

“7. In the war between Western democracies and the USSR, Europe could soon be completely occupied by Soviet and satellite forces. When that happens, the Soviet Union in Europe and Asia would have unlimited territory with huge resources and a huge workforce with high industrial efficiency. With such a base organized by terrorism and typical communist methods, the Soviets can resist any outside attack or organize and launch an air and submarine offensive," a CIA source warns.

Replacing Vyshinsky with Molotov

Point 8 in the document the CIA source subtitles Recent Staff Changes in the Soviet Government:

“8. Replacing Vyshinsky with Molotov means changing voices, but not politics itself. There is no possibility that Vyshinsky could change Yugoslavia's politics in any way. Be it Vyshinsky or Molotov, the one who yells and commands, their activities, posture and even their behaviour will be prescribed by the Politburo. The character or thinking of the person occupying any position there does not matter; he's just a record player. This fact makes a major difference between Soviet officials and diplomats and those from the West who still maintain a certain freedom of action and personal posture," the CIA source notes, among other things and also reports to Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States.

Thousands of people found themselves in prison camps

It should be recalled that in Tito's Yugoslavia, in the so-called psychological war, it began to deal with followers and imaginary followers of the resolution of the informbureau. As a result, tens of thousands of party members were expelled, and thousands of people found themselves in prison camps on the Naked Island, St. Gregory and beyond. In the years 1949-1956, the Yugoslav authorities’ imprisoned more than 13.000 political opponents on the Naked Island because of their alleged support for the Soviet Union and its leader Stalin. About 550 of them were Slovenes. More than 400 political prisoners died on the island, mostly due to illness and famine, and after 1956 other prisoners from the former Yugoslavia were imprisoned on the island. Of those arrested 21.818 were NOB participants, 9.234 professors, teachers, doctors, intellectuals, 5.081 workers and farmers, 4.008 students and students. The jailers were subjected to torture and forced labour in the quarry regardless of weather conditions. In summer at high temperatures and in winter in cold wind. The prisoners were regularly beaten and otherwise abused by the guards. Products from Naked Island were in fact intended for export. Italian ships drove them across the sea, and the earnings went to the operation of the Yugoslav Udba abroad and the financing of the Trieste Credit Bank. Investigators and seekers of political opponents were rewarded by the Communist Party of Yugoslavia. In 1953, according to some, 36 were declared national heroes; some became ambassadors to the Soviet Union, the United States, China, the United Nations, Canada and India. Naked Island Concentration Camp was closed in the mid-1980s. Famous Slovenians who landed at the Naked Island prison camp include Andrej Aplenc, Igo Sajovic, Franc Cukjati, Virgil Gomizel, Vladimir Bobinac, Dragotin Gustincic, Cene Logar, Bozo Kobe and many others.

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Erika Dvorzak: What the world is looking at now is nothing but an environmental narrative, used as an instrument of geopolitical manipulation

We talked with Erika Dvorzak about preserving primeval forests in the Amazon and living in Brazil. According to her, there is little knowledge of Brazil's environmental issues in the world, and worldwide media coverage of the Amazon fires is merely manipulation for geopolitical purposes.

What is the problem with fires on Amazon? What's really going on?

Fire in the Amazon - due to criminal acts or natural causes - is nothing new for us Brazilians. There are fires every year; you can check the data on the website of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research. The question is why this is only now becoming international news. This happened as soon as our president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has only been in power for 8 months, stopped transferring the Amazon Fund to international NGOs that were supposed to work to preserve the forest because they had not shown satisfactory results or because it was impossible to track what they were doing with that money.

The mainstream media was overblown and a collective hysteria arose, triggered by a lot of old and pointless photographs. It was shocking to see pictures of giraffes, koalas and lions as if this type of animal was typical of Amazon. A whole lot of nonsense! There were fires, but the government took security measures to contain them and international aid was also adopted. The situation is already under control. The fires in Bolivia are much worse, but this has not become news.

What really is behind the fire reports?

What the world is looking at now is nothing but an environmental narrative used as an instrument of manipulation for geopolitical purposes. Scientism is used to legitimize the international geopolitical agenda, which in this case is the control of energy sources. We hear all kinds of absurdities, such as the fact that the Amazon forests are the lungs of the world, that Amazonia produces 20 percent of the world's oxygen, and so on. The Amazon represents only 1 percent of the size of the planet. How is it that it produces 20 percent oxygen? We Brazilians know that this speech is only intended to internationalize our territory.

The problem is that now it is not about the environment or the climate, but about Brazilian national sovereignty. Because of our natural resources, Brazilian territory has always been attractive. There are many metals in our underground that no other country has. The largest uranium reserves in the world are in Roraima, the territory of the Yanomami tribe. This is well known by Germans, Chinese, Norwegians and many others. What is really a problem is the number of international NGOs that delineate the territories of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon and illegally exploit our natural resources.

So it is all about an international appetite for energy resources…

The previous government continued to sell Amazonian territory to foreigners. We don't even know what the situation really is. There are really a lot of NGOs in the Amazon area - more than 100.000 are being talked about. Comparing how many are in the northeast of the country, where the desert is and people are the poorest, we can see that the difference is disproportionate. There are only 900.000 indigenous peoples. This is not even 0.5 percent of Brazil's total population of 210 million people. How is it that 13 percent, and this number is still growing, of our territory reserved for them? And most importantly, why aren't they even allowed exploiting their territory? Our previous government, under pressure from NGOs, introduced various barriers to the development of these regions, on the pretext of protecting them. To be fair, our indigenous people should be the richest people in the country, but in fact many are starving. It is very clear to us that this is national sovereignty and the current government is doing everything to preserve what is ours. I have noticed on the internet that many people think that these fires are behind the interests of capital and that we are affecting global warming.

But do they know what the world is really about when it comes to protecting primeval forests in Brazil?

I see that the world knows very little about our environmental issues. Brazil is the most successful country in the world in preserving forests within its borders. More than 60 percent of our territory, 8.516.000 km2, is covered by native vegetation. The Brazilian Forestry Code is one of the strictest in the world. Among the largest countries, Brazil has the largest share of its territory (24.2 percent) under environmental protection. Agricultural activity in Brazil covers only 29 percent of the territory. We are responsible for only 2 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. There is a lot of talk about deforestation: they usually compare felling areas to São Paulo regions, etc., but do not compare to the size of the Amazon itself. There is also a distinction to be made between illegal deforestation and the permitted use of 20 per cent of the area applicable to farmers who own farms in the Amazon area. Obviously, there is an international interest in distorting this information; if Brazil exploited its agricultural potential, it would greatly jeopardize the exports of other countries.

As I understand it, you were born and live in Brazil. What is it like to live there?

I was born in Rio de Janeiro and have lived here all my life. My mother is Brazilian and my father is Slovenian from Maribor. My father's family fled to Brazil in the 1950s. We still have contact with relatives in Maribor. Living in Brazil is wonderful and very difficult at the same time. Our culture is very rich, we have unparalleled natural beauties, the weather is pleasant throughout the year, not to mention our cuisine, music, sports, in short all the parts you hear most about us. The other side is more obscure: Brazil is a drug state. You've probably never heard of Foro de São Paulo either. Forum São Paulo? It is an organization founded in 1990 by Lula da Silva, Fidel Castro and Frei Betto to articulate all left-wing organizations and revive the communist movement in Latin America that was in crisis at the time because of the fall of the Soviet Union. Over the years, leftist parties, drug dealers, terrorist organizations have come together. Together they organize meetings and make decisions. Members of the São Paulo Forum have already been elected presidents throughout all Latin America.

This looks like the Mafia ...

Foro de São Paulo was hidden for 16 years by all the Brazilian media until it could no longer be done. Without understanding the role of this organization, it is completely impossible to understand what is happening in Brazil. Members of this organization have infiltrated our legislature, our judiciary, as well as every area you can think of. We can thank this for the high levels of violence, the endless bureaucracy that is destroying our lives, the embezzlement of our students, electoral fraud, etc. Such a state is suffocating. We pay the highest taxes in the world. As much as five monthly wages for a worker goes to taxes! We lived that way for many years. We now have someone in power with a completely different mind-set than before. We don't expect miracles from anyone, the system is still "well-equipped", but now we at least see an effort to move the country forward. The current atmosphere in Brazil gives rise to hope.

What do you do and what is your educational background?

My education is linguistics, I study philosophy, I have a lot of work with translations from Slovenian to Portuguese and most of the time I am involved in photography and video.

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you an independent film I made last year about my father's family, more specifically the grandfather who built a school in Rio de Janeiro that bears his name still today. You can watch the movie at www.dvorsak.com. Just be sure to turn on CC captions and select "interlingua" because the movie is bilingual. It's really worth watching.

I will definitely see it! Why did you decide to do this? Tell us more about him, please!

I decided to make the film with almost no resources, as the story deserves attention. Slovenians usually describe their country as a small country in Europe, but the stories I know from Slovenians around the world are always quite inspiring. Also, my family history is no different. Although his grandfather did not speak Portuguese, he managed to build a school in the poor area of Rio de Janeiro, which still has a significant impact on the lives of thousands of children because it is still the only public school in the region. It took me almost a year to produce the documentary, as I was alone at every step from shooting to editing. It was quite tiring, but it paid off. Today, film has even more special significance because less than a year after I made it, my grandmother died. It is valuable to our family that I immortalized her in my film.

How many Slovenians live in Brazil? Do you hang out together and how? Do you have societies?

I can't tell the exact number. The largest community, of course, is the Union of Slovenes of Brazil in São Paulo, which functions more or less as the centre of all. The Slovenians across the country are different. I know of the communities in Brasília, Recife, and of course in Rio de Janeiro, where I live.

We meet on the most important Slovenian holidays, but we organize various events - music, culinary, book releases and so on. You can find us on Facebook at the "Slovenes in Rio de Janeiro" page. There are also the pages of "União dos Eslovenos no Brasil" and of course the "Embassy of the RS Brasília".

We hear a lot, for example, about Venezuela and the crisis there. How do you look at it?

Brazilians sympathize with Venezuela. While the world was going crazy over Amazon, we were wondering in Brazil when they would become so interested in Venezuela. When will this become an "international crisis"? The Venezuelan dictator is a good friend of our past presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, but unfortunately we know that the money that came from corruption in our country at that time was used to consolidate not only the Venezuelan dictatorship, but many others around the world. Many Venezuelans flee to Brazil and our border is a bit chaotic. We do not know how the situation will develop, but our current government is a strong threat to the Venezuelan dictatorship.

Have you been to Slovenia yet? How do you see it from afar?

I have been to Slovenia three times, always with the intention of learning Slovenian. I took courses at the Center for Slovene as a second/foreign language at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, which allowed me to communicate much more skilfully. I only learned the most basic things from my family. Today I am in touch with friends I met when I was in Slovenia. I can't wait to make a visit again! In Brazil, there is very little talk about Slovenia. You got more attention when we hosted the Olympics. There were events then and Slovenia was generally advertised as the perfect destination.

 

Biography

Born in 1987 in Brazil, Erika Dvorzak has a Slovenian father. She is a translator from Slovenian into Portuguese, loves photography and film and studies philosophy. Last year, she made a documentary about her grandfather, a Slovenian from Maribor, who built a school in Rio de Janeiro, which is still called after him. Erik's grandfather Anton Dvorzak decided to flee out of the Yugoslavia because of the communist regime. With his wife and children who came with him, he settled in the municipality of Duque de Caxias in Rio de Janeiro in 1955.

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Delayed justice is denied justice!

»Horrifying and unbelievable until you see it with your own eyes« were the words of co-speaker Mrs. Darja Mihelcic, describing her findings, that in the court translations of the file, which will be used for the preparation of the expert opinion, she found 50 pages of rearranging of the content to her harm.

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Jože Biščak, editor in chief of the weekly magazine Demokracija: An open letter to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) at the Council of Europe

I am writing to you because in the European Commission's Report against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) by the Council of Europe (HERE) referring to Slovenia, there are mentioned weekly magazine Demokracija, where I am the editor-in-chief, and as patriotic and a freelance man who loves freedom, his homeland, Slovenia and Europe.

You have noted that the report is the result of analyses made on the basis of a large amount of information collected from a wide range of sources. I fully understand that you refer to official sources (the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, the police or the Ombudsman), that is to say, institutions that have power and influence, collecting data ex officio, but how much your range is really wide has been shown in media (paragraph 38), where you refer exclusively to one journalist society, although in Slovenia there are several journalistic associations and associations that differ in their views and opinions from the one you are referring to. It is the same with non-governmental organizations, where I cannot get rid of the feeling that they have been carefully selected only so that their findings and opinions are in line with your expectations to justify your existence and spending taxpayer money.

That is why your report is shameful, unilateral and biased. The report has nothing to do with democracy, which you like to refer to, has nothing to do with human rights, it still has less to do with freedom - that value that made the western world for the most magnificent civilization and put it in first place in human history. Freedom does not only mean that you are not deprived of liberty. Freedom is much more, it means that you have the right to act and freely express your opinions, without worrying that someone, especially authority from the position of political power, would be restrained. Your vocabulary in the report is far from this. It is the poisonous language of totalitarianism, which calls for the punishment of all who think differently.

What you write is a monologue. The document is clearly ideologically and politically colored, it has no connection with freedom. With democracy maybe, but this democracy is only according to your taste, it is made to your extent, it is the reflection of your vision of democracy. What is understandable in our understanding is that democracy is only a form and mode of governance, which does not yet guarantee freedom. That is why you have liberality in language only, liberalism for you means you look at matters exclusively from one side. And then you make a point and The End. For you, there is no other opinion, there is no other view. Everything that is not in accordance with your globalist agenda and the actions against the sovereign nations of Europe, among which we the Slovenes are, is the so-called hate speech for you. What you are doing is not a dialogue. This is a monologue in which you see only one side of the medal in the name of liberal, democratic and free-thinking thought, because your view does not go further. In doing so, you stubbornly insist on and urge the Slovenian government to prosecute and severely punish all those who, in particular, do not think and act in the same way as you have imagined, especially as regards illegal migrations and LGBT ideologies.

There is too much nonsense in your report to deal with everyone. I will concentrate mainly on your opinion that the so-called hate speech in Slovenia is not sufficiently prosecuted and punished. In your report, there is an indignation about the Slovenian Article 297 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Slovenia. Why? This article defines punishment for those who allegedly inflate hatred, violence or intolerance based on ethnic, racial, religious or ethnic affiliation, sex, skin colour or other beliefs. The same are punishable those who deny or diminish the significance of the Holocaust or the crimes against humanity. This article has a safeguard, which in some way protects the freedom of expression of the people against abuse of power. Namely, under this article, only those who threaten public order and peace can be punished, or do so by using a threat. You see this as a safeguard or in other words as a fulfilment of a condition for punishment or as an obstacle to the effective persecution of otherwise thinking people. You are inviting the government to eliminate this disadvantage or obstacle. You think that this is the reason that in Slovenia examples of hate speech are almost never prosecuted. Even more. From the 33rd point, it is regrettable that Slovenia, when leaving Yugoslavia, renounced the infamous Article 133 of the Criminal Code of the SFRJ, since it would be easier to persuade other people with this formulation of "verbal delict".

Are you totally out of your mind? How could something like that occur in your report? Do you even know how many people were beastly persecuted or murdered for the sake of Article 133? Do you even know that almost 2 million people have been killed by Tito and his communist regime in the former Yugoslavia after the Second World War? And that exclusively because they were of a different opinion than a monolithic and totalitarian power system. And you would now like to return Slovenia back, again, to accept an Article similar to the notorious Article 133, and thus begin to prosecute and punish everything that will not be in line with your agenda. You can be ashamed and also ashamed can be the ones that dictated you this report.

And so on… Your intellectual perversion really has no boundaries. Paragraph 15 states that there is no visible progress in taking into account ECRI's proposals on the prohibition of public funding by organizations that promote alleged racism, including political parties. And that the possibility of dissolving such organizations has not yet been enacted. Based on your writing and understanding of racism, you expect that in Slovenia patriotic organizations and political parties will be banned. It is heart-breaking that today, anyone who respects the national symbols, believes in a national identity and cultivates love for the homeland, is marked as a nationalist or racist. It is still missing only a bit and also national languages will be labelled as undesirable and also a national flag displayed above the house, which emphasizes national awareness, will become a symbol of xenophobia.

Weekly magazine Demokracija and Nova24TV are already labelled as racists and homophobic. Exclusively, because they emphasize patriotism, because they oppose illegal migration and fight against indoctrination with the LGBT agenda. They do not deny anyone the right to say that he lives in the way he suits and to declare even so retarded ideas, but as a journalist and editor, I take the right to say my own opinion, and that I freely spread my ideas, even if one of the groups (or any of the individuals) is offended or affected by it. It is not a human right not to be offended, but freedom of speech is a fundamental human right.

In paragraph 32, you are applauding to the Slovenian Prime Minister, Marjan Sarec, who called all state-owned companies not to advertise in certain patriotic media any more. If you think this is OK and in line with democracy and freedom, it does not seem OK to me. This is a typical abuse of power from a position of political power that has nothing to do in a normal and free country. The call of Mr. Sharec, which has the highest executive power in the country, is harmful, scandalous and embarrassing and has a direct intervention in a free enterprise initiative and on advertising market. In any case, his statement is the worst attack on freedom of expression after Slovenia's independence, and in direct contravention of the Constitution. And instead of condemning such attacks on freedom and democracy, the Council of Europe in cheerfully clapping to him.

Your report seriously undermines the future possibilities of free exchange of views and opinions. I'm going to fight against this. I will never allow people in the Council of Europe to set and define the limits of freedom of speech. This limit, which must be highly placed, can only be determined legally. You yourself have come to know this, but instead you still press on the Slovenian government to change the legislation according to your taste. I understand this as an attack on freedom, as an attempt to create a tyranny, as your desire for people in fear of law enforcement to resort to self-censorship.

That is why your speech on freedom in human rights is only an empty expression, which refers only that you are political corrective activists, who are trying to silence any critique of migration, Islam and the LGBT agenda. In fact, you do not fight against discrimination and intolerance; you are fighting against those who ask you to criticize and defend your culture, your tradition, your family and your nation. And you try to silence people, for then there will be no one who will defend the traditional values of the European nations. Is this your mission? In the name of what and whom?

In the name of freedom, on behalf of Slovenia and on behalf of Europe, I do not have a moral right to just shrug my shoulders regarding your report. It is my duty to draw attention loud and clear not only on your mistakes, but your deliberate misleading’s and manipulation, on the deliberate destruction of what is pleasing to us all, on the attempts to deny the ones who took care that the Slovenes survived as a nation for centuries. If I had acted differently, if I squeezed the tail between my legs and was quiet, I would betray myself and my beliefs, I would betray my own people, who are threaten with great danger due to uncontrolled and illegal migrations, I would betray other nations of Europe (with whom in history we also been in warfare, but we always find a way to peace), which today are sharing with us a similar fate.

That would be a great betrayal. That's why I will not be quiet. And even though you are the kind of people who claim to support freedom of expression, on the other hand, you will not hesitate to push the views of others through violent means. And I'm not just talking about harmful eccentricities in the Council of Europe, but about the orchestrated campaign and the attack of official international institutions of Europe on the fundamental human freedoms and values. The reflection of this is a shameful report about Slovenia, which I reject with disgust.

Mr. Jože Biscak, editor in chief of the weekly magazine Demokracija

Translate by Samo J.

Macedonia: Tapes show Boki 13 taking a bag of money from Jordan Kamcev, promising that Katica Janeva will help him go free

The Italian paper La Verita published surveillance video showing Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 carrying out a bag filled with money from the home of Jordan Orce Kamcev. A separate audio reveals Boki 13 assuring Kamcev that Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva will not use legal options she has against Kamcev, and will allow him to walk out of his house arrest.

Interview with Jože Biščak, editor-in-chief at Demokracija magazine: Freedom of speech under threat in Slovenia

"Freedom of speech is under threat in Slovenia, the government wants to financially undermine the only weekly which regularly reports about migrant crime in Europe, about LGBT madnesses or about politically incorrect things," said Jože Biščak, editor-in-chief at Demokracija magazine, in interview for Magyar Hírlap (HERE). //This is a longer version//

What is the reason of the attacks against magazine Demokracija?

After the revision of the magazine Demokracija in the beginning of 2018, graphically and contently, the number of readers increased and the magazine became more influential in the Slovenian media space. At the same time, this is a magazine that is not politically correct, it reports on things that the mainstream media does not report on. One such topic is migration. The magazine has a special section in which we report about the crimes of migrants all across Europe. Other media do not have this; people can only read in our magazine about migrants' crime, which is not a bit. In addition, the magazine strongly opposes indoctrination with the LGBT agenda; it advocates not only democracy, but also for greater freedom of the every individual. It should be noted that democracy as such does not yet bring freedom. Democracy is only the way and form of government, which does not automatically mean freedom. Freedom does not only mean that you are not deprived of liberty. Freedom is much more, it means that you have the right to act and freely express your opinions, without worrying that someone, especially authority from the position of political power, would be restrained. And so this is the way free thinking disturbs left government. It is similar at the level of Europe. The ruling elite has nothing to do with democracy, which they like to rely on, has nothing to do with human rights, they have less to do with freedom - the value that made Europe the most magnificent civilization and put it on the first place in human history.

The Demokracija magazine has become disturbing for left government?

Yes. Because all of this the Demokracija magazine has become disturbing for left government, they does not just want to silence it but also to destroy it materially. For this reason, Mr.Marjan Šarec, for example, has called all state-owned enterprises not to advertise in the media that "spread intolerance". With this statement he clearly pointed on the Demokracija magazine.

How this is legally justified?

This is in no way justified; it cannot be, because it is in direct contravention of the Constitution. With regard to freedom of expression, everything that the Constitution, the law and the judiciary do not define as inadmissible is permissible. And this border is very high in free and democratic countries. But in Slovenia, Prime Minister Marjan Šarec has assimilated the role of the judge as to what is hostile. This is totally unacceptable in a democratic society and is an abuse of the Prime Minister's position for clearing various matters with political and ideological opponents.

What now?

Now, the left government is trying to legalize the matter somehow with a change in the law on the media. The proposal is that a state official called the media inspector will decide what is "media incitement to hatred and intolerance". This media can be ordered to remove certain content and also being penalized for it. It is not only an inadmissible interference with autonomous editorial policy, but also interference in freedom of speech from a position of political power. Would you like to live in a country in which a state bureaucrat serving the respective authorities arbitrarily decides what permissible content is and what is not. And this all past the courts.

In democratic countries only the court can decide.

Of course! Only the court can decide on what is the so-called "hate speech". And this is sanctioned by Article 297 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Slovenia, where penalties are defined for those who allegedly inflate hatred, violence or intolerance based on racial, religious or ethnic affiliation, sex, skin colour or other beliefs. The same are punishable those who deny or diminish the significance of the Holocaust or the crimes against humanity. But this article has a safeguard that in some way protects the freedom of expression of the people against the abuse of power. Namely, under this article, only those who threaten public order and peace can be punished, or do so by using a threat.

You are in the fifth report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in the Council of Europe.

Yes. People in ECRI are completely crazy. Now, be careful!  This safeguard, or this condition, has been flagged by ECRI in the Council of Europe in its report on Slovenia as a barrier to punishment, and therefore urged the government to eliminate this disadvantage or obstacle. Even more. From the 33rd point, it is regrettable that Slovenia, when leaving Yugoslavia, renounced the infamous Article 133 of the Criminal Code of the SFRJ, since it would be easier to persuade other people with this formulation of "verbal delict". Do they even know how many people were beastly persecuted or murdered for the sake of article 133? Do they even know that Tito and his communist regime in the former Yugoslavia after the Second World War killed nearly one million people. Exclusively because they were of a different opinion than a monolithic and totalitarian power. And a politically correct Europe would now, together with the Slovenian government, adopt the article of the Criminal Code, which will be similar to the infamous Article 133, thus starting to prosecute and punish everything that will not be in line with their agenda.

What is the balance of power like in Slovenia? I mean the popularity of parties and their influence.

Although the right-wing SDS, led by Janez Janša, won the last parliamentary elections, did not form a government, since all other parties had already stated before the elections that they would not be in the government with the SDS. This has been repeated for several years now. The only program that the left and middle parties have is to oppose the SDS and Janez Janša. The parliamentary elections, with the support of the mainstream media dominated by the Left parties, therefore turn these elections into elections against the SDS.

The left elite or in other words the transitional left, which has the roots in the former communist regime, does not maintain power and privileges simply because it has power over the media, repressive bodies, education and finances, but also because people are believing the virtual reality the left parties are drawing to them. That's why the silent majority does not go to the elections and therefore make it possible a bad government to be chosen. Nevertheless, the SDS in Slovenia is undoubtedly the largest and most organized political party, which always puts Slovenia at the forefront in its program, struggles for values such as tradition, Slovene culture and a normal family. Unfortunately, the listed values for the left political parties, by the imposition of cultural Marxism, are characterized as racist, xenophobic and homophobic. Therefore, the SDS, which advocates these values, is stigmatized as extreme political parties.

(Translate by Samo Jursic)

The new identitarian book, titled »Evropa narodov«, or Europe of nations, has been published in Slovenia

The new identitarian book, titled »Evropa narodov«, or Europe of nations, has been published in Slovenia. It was written by a number of different authors, and it represents the second identitarian publication in Slovenian language after »Manifest za domovino« or The Manifesto for the Homeland.

While most of the book was written by members and supporters of the local Generation Identity branch, there are also a few chapters written by three well known Slovenian politicians; Branko Grims from the biggest opposition party, the Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka), Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti, the President of the Slovenian National Party (Slovenska nacionalna stranka) and Bernard Brščič, the President of the recently founded Homeland League (Domovinska liga) party.

The book is highly critical of the European Union and its institutions which are seen as increasingly autocratic and detrimental to the European nations by the majority of the authors. But while they believe that EU is, in fact, a globalist project that must be dissolved, the book offers an alternative concept called the »Europe of nations«. This is an alliance of sovereign European nation-states, which will allow them to cooperate in many different fields, from trading to military matters, while keeping their independence intact. In this way, the richness of the diverse European cultures could be preserved together with the sense of belonging to the greater European family within each nation in Europe.

Even though most of the book is concerned with the outlining of this new »Europe of nations« concept, the reader can find many other different topics. Some of them include the detailed explanation of the ominous Kalergi plan, a very good definition of Nationalism, the problems of National chauvinism, the pagan and Christian heritage of Europe, a few chapters that deal with the problems of mass immigration and Islamisation of our continent, the Marrakesh Declaration on global migrations, a brief history of the Identitarian movement and much more.

For the first time in the Slovenian language, readers can be informed about many important topics. Despite the book being quite short and counting only a hundred pages, it contains many interesting facts which will help the reader better understand, not just the Identitarian ideas, but also the many problems that we as Europeans are facing today and most importantly viable solutions for these problems.

The book was published by the Nova obzorja (New Horizons) company, and the Foreword was written by Igor Kernel, a publicist and an expert on the ideas of the New Right.

Buy the book HERE.

Hariy Furlan? This Is Epic Story!

By the appointment of Harij Furlan as the Supreme State Prosecutor, the Mr. M.Šarec government has shown, that it has no criteria at all. He was awarded with no references, that was proved to be unsuccessful, especially in prosecuting banking crime and crime in the health care sector ...

"With the so far successful work in the field of criminal offenses, economy, corruption, organized crime and terrorism, with targeted education, through numerous lectures and professional engagement, he gained an exceptional amount of expertise and practical experiences, needed for successful and quality performance of the function of the supreme state prosecutor." Government of the Republic of Slovenia at its 34th regular session on 6 June 2019, when Harij Furlan was appointed as Supreme State Prosecutor at the Supreme State Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Slovenia ... 

On 6 June 2019, the Slovenian government, under the leadership of Marjan Šarec, again proved itself. By appointing Harij Furlan as Supreme State Prosecutor, it showed that all measurable criteria in the management of state institutions became meaningless. Moreover, very high position was awarded to a prosecutor, who proved to be unsuccessful, even to extent that his incompetence led to a revision of history, with all the portfolios of manipulations, which RTV Slovenia designates as a documentary, made by journalist Mojca Pašek Šetinc, entitled with name Brezno. Let me explain.

SUCCESSFUL WORK?

The presentation, by which the government covers the appointment of Furlan as the supreme public prosecutor, even one without knowledge tells everything, as if in Slovenia they were dealing with a duplicate of the famous Italian prosecutor and judge Giovanni Falcone. The only thing that disturbs them is that in this short synopsis they do not explain what these great successes are, which the former head of the specialized state prosecutor's office and the former director of the National Investigation Office have reached. This is quite unusual, since the Furlan type of calibre is eager to praise, and last but not least, more expected is the government to praise how they have put the very trophy person on the top of the prosecution.

We must undoubtedly measure the success of Harij Furlan with at least two criteria. At first, how successful Furlan was in the prosecution of banking crime and secondly, how successful he was in prosecuting crime in health care. You will agree that the damage done by the banking team and the health mafia in this country is not very negligible and that it is still very familiar with public finances, so it is not unreasonable to measure Furlan's success according to this.

 FURLAN’S BANKERS

Let's say first something about banker mafia. Today, the taxpayers are facing with the results of Probanka, Factor banka, Banka Celje, Abanka, NKBM and NLB. The problems began to be generated in the period 1997-2002, and they gained momentum after 2008 and finally exploded in 2014; today in 2019, they do not miraculously have any more names of the creators. The current convictions that passed through the Slovenian judicial system and are linked to Factor banka (Boris Pesjak and Dušan Valenčič) and to Probanka (Romana Pajenk and Milan Lah) are cancerous and heavy around some two million euros. This is a very low share of the total cost that we have today with the rehabilitation of banks. Simply break this amount with five billion euros and it will be absolutely clear to you how much of the bankruptcy crime has gone through the prosecution after five years. Meanwhile, Furlan's prosecution succeeded in dropping 83 million euros worth of fraudulent loans to Serbian company Invej, an entrepreneurial extension of the murderous Serbian Surčin clan. The damage caused by Darko Horvat in the Slovenian banking system also was worth about 200 million euros, a person who is not investigated by anyone, a similar sum fell by church kleptomaniacs from the Zvon, almost 30 million euros in the story about Vectra Montenegro, it was 40 million euros, with The Izola shipyard, from which they will all appear to be pulling out innocent (one is already), we also saw an example of theft from the recapitalization of NLB in 2008, involving Darko Horvat with 16 million euros and so on. According to what logic is the success of sanctioning bankruptcy, if we are talking only of such a tiny epilogue as the two million euros? And believe me, I just started, the list is even longer.

At this point, you can say that I am biased and that I only quote the cases that we were working on at the parliamentary inquiry commission led by deputy Anže Logar (SDS), but the issue of Furlan's success in prosecuting bankruptcies does not change anything if I explain to you, that Furlan and his prosecutors did not manage to bring to success any of the famous 10 notifications made by Drago Kos with his company for NLB. What I want to say is not important if you take the Logar Commission or Kosovo team as a benchmark, the result is finally the same and astonishingly bad. Complete and total zero.

 FURLAN’S IRANIANS

Let's go further. These days, two years have passed since the billions worth of Iranian business with the bank NLB were disclosed. Let me be more precise, it's been two years since the prosecution opened the same case again. Epilogue? Nothing. Was there really nothing? Within two months, the Logar Commission investigated and filed the case in an interim report, and a parliamentary inquiry commission, led by Janji Möderndorfer (SMC), was recorded everything until the last detail of this case. There are numbers, e-mails and an overview of each institution's performance. There is still nothing going on at the prosecution for two years. Maybe again you will get angry and you’ll turn me down, that these are only my criteria and my frustration. But what if, during this time, also the proverbially incompetent police came to some very serious conclusions? Will you then continue to argue that the two-year-old sitting on the same example afforded by Furlan is a successful work, just as the government thinks? The police, in internal control, carried out in September 2017, found, for example:

The police acted contrary to the provision of the tenth paragraph of article 148 of the ZKP, since it did not send a report to the state prosecutor, although it exercised powers under Article 148 of the ZKP. It also failed to comply with the provisions of the regulation on the cooperation of the State Prosecutor's Office and the Police ... which clearly stipulate that it is necessary within three days after the received information that indicates that the commission of certain criminal offenses, including money laundering, financing of terrorism, smuggling, etc., to inform the state prosecutor. The above, among others, is also proved by the fact that the police did not draw up a formal note on the findings, which, in accordance with the provisions of the instructions on the registration of crimes, should have been made in the event that the Office for the prevention of money laundering and information has not announced the reasons to suspect that a criminal offense has been committed.

Let me explain why I had to paste such a long section. The police found in internal control that the police illegally opened and closed the case, without informing the prosecution. So that the police worked absolutely arbitrary and uncontrolled, just like, if you want, once was done by SDV. The prosecution office of Harij Furlan still cannot react to this after two years. In other words, the prosecutor's office cannot condemn police officers who hide their illegal moves right before the prosecution. Is not that absurd? Is this the subject of a successful work? The government thinks it is.

Do you remember when the Prosecutor's Office and NPU broke into the Bank of Slovenia? This was done under a false pretext that the Bank of Slovenia did not hand over the required documentation, although they did. The consequence of this burglary in the European Central Bank (ECB) system, was first the lawsuit of the European Commission, to which the Šarec government must now be answering, and of course, the charge against the leaders of the Bank of Slovenia, serving this as a documentary to Mojca Pašek Šetinc that distorts the truth about banking holes. The government is answering on the European Commission's complaint and, at the same time, believes that Furlan has operated successfully? Please tell me, what drugs you are using on the government, so that the reality is so disruptive to you?

Interestingly, none of the examples of bank mafia, on the relation NLB Interfinanz - KB1909, did not cause even the slightest shift at Furlan's prosecutor's office, even though the Logar Commission handed over a bulky documentation full of criminal offenses. KB1909, the successor of Safti, organized by the late Niko Kavčič in the system of parallel economics, takes us to the second part of the review of Furlan's success stories – health care.

FURLAN FAMILY - SLOVENIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WINNER

Again, one of the investigative commissions, this time under the leadership of Jelka Godec (SDS) carefully examined all the ways of exhaustion of the Slovenian health system. But this investigation, the core of which was the subsidiary of KB1909 Mark Medical and the resale of overestimated cardiac arrests to the Slovene healthcare system, hit Furlan significantly more than the entire bank storm story together. Somewhere half way it became clear that Furlan is deeply networked in the dealings of medical equipment and technical devices. Erika Žnidaršič, the head of the Tarča TV show on TV Slovenia, drew out an interesting detail with her team. Father, son, daughter-in-law and at the very beginning also mother of Harij Furlan, were selling artificial hips to the Nova Gorica hospital through the family business Primsell. Furlan's reaction was a complete shock, on the television screen he said stutteringly, that he did not know anything about this more than two decades of long-term work for his family, even more, he did not know anything about the job that he probably kept in his youth. Consequently, we learned that Furlan was excluded from the investigation at the prosecution. This was in 2016. Today, when the great prosperity day of this prosecutor began, that is, in 2019, we know only that the case is still at the prosecutor's office. Obviously, not only Harij Furlan was excluded from the activities of the prosecution, but the entire case. The whole story about KB1909 and Mark Medical is also in the prosecution. The other element on which Furlan broke in was anonymous report about him. Even this one is in the prosecution and, you are right, the case stands still. This is one of the successes of Harij Furlan for the government of Marjan Šarec?

Are you disturbed by the commissions of Jelka Godec and Anže Logar and do you find me politically biased? Ask yourself, then, what is happening to the TEŠ6 case? If you do not know yet, they have also initiated an investigation, which was more than successfully completed by the former Member of Parliament Matjaž Hanžek. And that too was the problem of the multi-million fraud, but where is it? There is absolutely none in the curriculum vitae of the highly successful newly appointed Supreme State Prosecutor Furlan.

Want more? What is the case with the example of the acquisition of Etra33, the case of Marina Portorož and the example of the money laundering of the Petan family (Bojan Petan, the first man of the DZS and the journal Dnevnik; Nothing, isn’t it?

The cruel reality is that everyone is successful, the police, the prosecutor's office and the court, but there is no epilogue at all, and some people are still making progress. There is no epilogue, as the police claim that problems are in the prosecutor's office and the court, the prosecutor's office claim they have problems with the police and the court, and the court claim it has problems with the police and the prosecutor's office. That's how it goes, while Harij Furlan is still making progress.

In October last year, the author of this article sent announcement to the prosecutor's office announcing the suspicion of a criminal offense of false testimony against a high-ranking board member KB1909. In nine months, they were not able to confirm from the prosecution either that they had received the documentation, neither to even invite me for an informative interview. Maybe this does not mean anything to you, but it explains to me everything. Each has its own drawers, and Furlan also has his own. So that’s why, he can make progress.

EXCEPTIONAL RANGE OF EXPERTISE?

The following statement, with which the Government finds that Harij Furlan is eligible for the Supreme State Prosecutor, is the one about his professionalism. This is actually the most measurable and verifiable criterion in which there is no excuses. Expertise is measured by publications in professional and scientific journals, and all this is freely available through the Sicris base. Finding the champion of professionalism of the Slovenian prosecution shows us his true value - there is simply nothing to be found. Let me tell you more directly: this great expert has neither a scientific nor a professional article published, his bibliography is empty. This guy is not really an expert, but it is completely non-professional, one big professional and academic zero.

And please, do not explain to me that he still has some professional competencies because he does not have any. How painful is Furlan's total zero, says us comparison with former member of the parliament Bojan Dobovšek, experts in the field of criminology, who has got 986 entries in his personal bibliography. How this could be a real professional skill, if this great expert even failed to write a single thing in his entire career?

Then there is also the government explanation of his participation in professional conferences. Maybe this guy was going through some kind of police symposiums, but there are no his attendees at professional conferences, because if they were, they would again appear at the Sicris base. But they don’t.

So, how is then Harij Furlan an expert, if this cannot be shown by any generally valid and accepted criterion? The level of his expertise is exactly the same as he was successful at the prosecution, absolutely and completely nothing, zero.

RED NOBILITY AND THE THEFT OF TRANSITION

In 1989, the company Primorje Eksport and Lagoon Trading Limited, a company from the tax haven of the Isle of Man, each established a company Primsell, d. o. o. In those days, it was not unusual to do that, as a typical mechanism of transferring business activity from a business company to a private company and to then setting up joint ventures with associates from tax havens. This practice was not invented by Primorje Export, but its largest partner on the other side of the border, the Safta company from Trieste.

A few years later, more precisely in 1993, company Lagoon Trading left the Primsell company and his share was taken into account by Primorje Export. The monetary transaction could not be traced. A few weeks later, two new owners, Harij's father Franc and his brother Aleš Furlan, entered company Primsell. The contract, concluded by Furlan family with Primorje Export, was very unusual, Aleš gets 10%, Franc holds a 40% stake in the company, while Franc becomes a director of the company for an indefinite period with the possibility of a key vote in all matters. What does that mean?

No less than the fact that one of the main trading partners of the Trieste-based Safti - Primorje Exports literally donated its subsidiary to the Furlan family. What else would you say about a half-owner who completely renounces management?

The story does not end here. In 1997, when Primorje Export was already in bankruptcy, it was revealed that there is a by-pass company Primsell Trading, trade, agency, services, d. o. o. This company was selling the same products as Primsell, d. o. o., and the owner of this company was Aleš Furlan and his wife Lidija Furlan. When a member of Primsell Primorje Export collapsed and shouted in court for the suspicion of damaging social property, another completely private Primsell was created, with which the Furlan’s family were selling the same products as Primsell in mixed ownership and they even stored the stock of the original company in their home. This thing chief prosecutor Harij Furlan never noticed. He probably assumed that in the family garage and cellar of the family house, some wood was wrapped in cardboard boxes. I do not know, I guess, as the last two years I have been saying, but since something has been said to him publicly on television, our new Supreme State Prosecutor is suppressed.

Not surprisingly, the original Primsell operating loss was made, but due to special reservations, the final result was a minimum profit. On the other hand, the private version of Primsell had a business profit and also a final profit. In the meantime, the cost of the work is of course being charged to the original company. The current assessment was that the Furlan family had damaged the social property, due to the transfer of businesses to a by-pass company, of 140,000 former German marks. Recognize this really is a success, if Harij is not exactly a success story, his home members are real transitional winners.

Harry Furlan is neither successful nor an expert. The consequence of his work is an ever-increasing revision of history in the direction that the banking holes never existed and also that the bank mafia do not exist. The consequence of his successful operation is the universal chaos in the health care system and the collection of hoods for financing the treatment of children abroad, because even in the health care system aliens are the stealers, not people with real names and surnames.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! Martin Sellner: Europeans are awakening, Europe is not yet lost. I am convinced that at some point in the future our movement will no longer be necessary

Mr.Martin Sellner is one of the founders of the Austrian branch of the European Movement of Generation of Identity, its leader and one of the most prominent activists of the identity movement at the international level. We talked to him about the beginnings of the Generation of Identity in Austria, the great confusion and difficulties facing the whole of Europe, as well as the recent accusations of terrorism, state repression, identification missions in the Mediterranean Sea and the French Alps, and many more things.

With us was visiting Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Lebedev

Bilateral meetings between the highest courts of different countries are of utmost benefit. They contribute significantly to the spreading of the horizons and the borders in the heads of judges, helping to open their views beyond the formal and narrow-minded national legal systems, making it possible to compare and thus better understand the domestic judicial and legal system, including their professional judges, the exchange of rich experiences, paper and online communication can never replace a genuine, direct personal contact - after all, even with a relaxed conversation at a glass of vine before or after a dinner.

Especially welcome is the fact that contacts with the supreme courts of neighboring countries and EU members are necessary, because we belong to the common European legal area because we share the same European values on which the Union is founded and, finally, because we come from comparable, even the same legal traditions . An exchange of views on the relation to the Luxembourg Tribunal, on the understanding and enforcement of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, on the search of the city of Supreme Courts in the Triangle of Luxembourg, Strasbourg and the National Constitutional Court, and much more is valuable. In short, as we can read on the websites of the German Federal Administrative Court, the legal principles in the EU are rooted in the legal systems of the Member States, which makes cooperation with other European courts of the utmost importance - it enables a deeper understanding of each other, as well as the understanding of European law .

When establishing bilateral relations between the highest courts of different countries, as in relations between individuals, a fundamental reference point is an essential basis for establishing contacts, which means that the interlinked contact, in our case, the court must share at least the minimum but absolute axiological (discussion) starting points. Certain basic words must be among the interlocutors to be able to talk at all, certainly a consensus. What should be the premises on which conversations could be based, the substratum from which it could develop, as it is called, fruitful debate, is when it comes to the highest courts, which at least nominally belong to the Western civilization paradigm, is completely clear. This is respect for human dignity and human rights, the fundamental principles of international law, the rule of law, the principles of constitutional democracy, and what the TPSB mantra says: tolerance, pluralism and the spirit's breadth.

And then come the Russians

On the website of the Slovenian Supreme Court on 23 May 2019, we can read: "The President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Vyacheslav Lebedev, will meet today with the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia, Damijan Florjančič, and tomorrow the delegations of both courts will meet in official talks. "The announcement then announces that" [the] interviewers [...] will be dedicated to topics such as specialized criminal justice, the area of ​​the family code, the financial and spatial problems of the judicial systems and the field of appointment of judges ". Also, our Supreme Court praises, "This will be an opportunity to present Slovenian good practices, such as an e-session, in which the Supreme Court judges do not need more physical files in order to deal with the matter at the session." Nice, promising, modern, cosmopolitan, in short, in the spirit of what is said in the first paragraph of this column. Of course, unfortunately only for naive, but for those only for the first, and still this short-sighted and shrill look.

About their constitutional identity

What is the Russian genre of "democracy", probably knows most of them. What is the format of the person who leads it and how it "holds together" this spacious, on two continents, the extensible autocracies and what leverage the preservation of its regime is used, also does not need to be explicitly explained. Nevertheless, his attitude to human dignity and life is testified to the exact analysis of the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, which you can read on Guardian's website today. I also recommend to the doubters a book written by the journalist of the same magazine Luke Harding, A Very Expensive Poison. Or, let's say, Anne Politkovskaya's death. Not to mention his attitude to the sovereignty of other states, international law and fundamental postulates of law. As far as the latter one is concerned, his statement will suffice: "Listen, all our opponents are demanding the rule of law loudly. But what is the rule of law? This is compliance with applicable legislation. And what is the applicable legislation about the gatherings? It is necessary to obtain permission from local authorities. Did you get that permission? Then go ahead and demonstrate. If you do not, then you have no right to demonstrate. But if you do it anyway - you will get them with a baseball bat [poluchite po bashke dubinoi]. End of the story! "(VV Putin, 30 August 2010, summarized by M. Popova, Putin-Style" Rule of Law "and the Prospects for Change, Deadalus, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 146 (2017) No 2, page 64).

Russian citizens, thanks largely to France and Germany, have resolved, in the last minute, to exclude their country from the Council of Europe - where they had been deprived of their voting rights in 2014 and Krim's annexation by the European Court of Human Rights, Russia, as a reimbursement for this measure, does not pay for it a decaying annual share (around EUR 33 million a year). After two years of non-payment, it should be excluded. But because the price for this would be paid by citizens of the Russian Federation, who would thus be closed to the ECHR, most Member States are ready to look through the fingers to the persistent violator of international law and human rights.

But let's look at the Russian judiciary and its most remarkable features. There are many of them and, at least, I hope that no one will have to be inspired by Slovenian judges. Let me just hide some systematic human rights violations unsystematically: For example, Russian Prosecutor General Juri Jakovlevich Tsaiak admitted that thousands of people were imprisoned every year in Russia for crimes that they did not commit and that people spend their years in jail without any legal the basis. The European Parliament has adopted a number of resolutions on Russia and serious human rights violations in that country, including the Resolution of 13 March 2014 (2014/2628 (RSP)). We can read a lot in it, among other things, that many trials and court proceedings have raised doubts over the independence and impartiality of the judiciary of the Russian Federation over recent years, that the Russian authorities increase the scope of mass surveillance programs, that these programs are linked to legislation against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, and legislation restricting the freedom of non-governmental organizations is a very powerful tool to allow the Russian authorities to control and oppose the opposition that the human rights situation in Russia has deteriorated in recent years and the Russian authorities have adopted a series of laws , which contain unclear provisions and could be used to further restrict the opposition, civil society actors and freedom of expression and assembly, that repression of protests also include measures such as police raids, confiscation of assets, administrative penalties and other measures aimed at civil society organizations have been discouraged from acting and prevented them from being about leaders of opposition parties and movements victims of harassment of Russian authorities, and some even detained on the basis of various allegations - and more and more.

Then, Russia is the record holder in terms of the number of convictions before the ECHR, of which I should mention only those that originated from police violence at the authorized assembly in the Bolotnaya market on May 6, 2012, where participants at one of the protests in the series of "The Millennium" protested against alleged irregular elections. Russian courts have unscrupulously participated in human rights violations with deprivation of liberty before criminal proceedings were instituted and without any legal basis. Instead of responding to these convictions by Russia with measures that would prevent further violations of the human rights of the opponents of the autocratic regime, the Duma adopted a law by the end of 2015 that gives the Russian Constitutional Court the power to test whether the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights issued against Russia, , is consistent with Russian constitutional values ​​and is, therefore, feasible in Russia (in general). According to the regime's eligibility of the Russian Constitutional Court, such a power of the carte blanche means arbitrary disregard for the judiciary of the Strasbourg tribunal. The advocates of this law unambiguously defined its purpose as protection of Russian "legal sovereignty" (legal sovereignty) vis-à-vis international institutions. Moreover, according to the president of the Russian Constitutional Court Valeriy Zorkin, their constitutional court does not build a constitutional identity on values ​​derived from human dignity, but on the principle of state sovereignty, or, as Vladislav Surkov said, the creator of the concept of "sovereign democracy" ( suverennaya demokratiya), "democratic values ​​are neither in dispute nor not denied - they are only subordinate to the national interest". (see Kerttu Mäger, Enforcing the Judgments of the ECtHR in Russia in the Ligue of Amendments to the Law on the Constitutional Court, Juridica International, 24/2016, pp. 18, 19, 21).

The Russian Constitutional Court demonstrated its regime's servitude to the entire world without any shame when it decided on a single night to decide on the constitutionality of the "international treaty" on joining the Crimea to the Russian Federation. The contract was submitted to the Constitutional Court on March 18, 2014, and the constitutional judges wrote a decision confirming it overnight. The president of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, therefore called the constitutional judges the puppeteers of political authority and because it was a violent attachment of the territory of a foreign state, as co-perpetrators of a crime against international law. Due to the annexation of Crimea and the aggression against Ukraine, Russia is still under the sanctions of the EU and our allies of the United States, Canada and Australia.

That the Russian regime cannot be compared even with the authoritarian constitution of the type of Singapore is proved by judicial cases by opposition leader Alexei Navalaj and the deported oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and of course the case of Pussy Riot punkers (the ECHR in the case of Mariya Alekhina and others found violations of five human rights - from inhuman and degrading treatment to the violation of freedom of expression) and the case of Suren Gazaryanater Evgeny Vitishka, environmental activists who publicly warned about violations of environmental legislation during the Olympic Games in Sochi and was therefore sentenced to three years in prison. Putin's regime uses law and the judiciary arbitrarily - as a means of removing political opponents. In the last two (Pirov) victories of Navalny before the ECtHR, the last judgment was issued less than two months ago, as Professor Jernej Letnar Chernic showed in the column "The European Court of Human Rights as the ultimate guardian of a free democratic society "(30 November 2018), Article 18 of the ECHR was used, with the European Court specifically highlighting the complainant's persecution, not as a private person, but as a opposition policy, which committed itself to performing an important public function through a democratic discourse. It is important to emphasize that the repressive regime has not only intervened in the complainant's human rights, but has sought to destroy the fundamental values ​​of a democratic society.

Hope remains

Let me get back to where I started, to the news that "the president of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is hurrying" and that they will hold formal talks with the Russian delegation (when I write, they have already expired). For the end and end there is only hope. The hope that the leadership structure of the Slovenian Supreme Court for anything from what I previously said about Russian "democracy" and its justices, although these are just drops in the sea of ​​Russian authoritarianism and the rule of the lawlessness, did not know that it was briefly ignorant and therefore , he does not know who he really connects with the bilateral relations; he is naive, bona fide accepts guests and talks to the delegation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. And I just hope that the talks did not revolve around the "good practices" of how to silence critical judges and exert internal pressure on judges (discussed by Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe in his report on the state of the rule of law in Russia in 2016, and the capitulation of the ECtHR in the case of Kudeshkina of 14 September 2009), and that the presence of the Prosecutor-General at a gala dinner was in no way an expression of any new "good practice" or attempts to raise the conviction rate, and in this respect, it is as close as possible to Russia - it is 99.66% and, according to the Times, is even higher than it was under Stalin - but only a bit clumsy, naive and unhappy symbolic gesture of the host, done in the belief that it will contributed to the better and more domestic well-being of the President of the Russian Supreme Court. I can only hope that the Delegation of the Supreme Courts plus the Prosecutor General did not exchange "good practices" on how to abolish the criminal prosecution for the exclusion of a political opponent, but the telephone justicia, which is otherwise a Soviet invention, but still permeates the Russian judicial system ( about which I wrote in the telephone justica po sloveniji), or about how to disregard the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, which are not in accordance with the will of the regime. Finally, I can only hope that the spatial and temporal coordinates of the mayor of "the most beautiful city in the world" and the delegations of the highest courts of Russia and Slovenia plus the Attorney General at a formal dinner coincided only with a strange, unexplainable coincidence.

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