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O PSD, a Justiça e o surpreendente silêncio das esquerdas — A Estátua de Sal (There is a very strange McCarthy-like censorship occurring on the online social media network -Fb, in relation to ”Estátua de Sal”. There is no form of saying the source that is censored thusly invokes any kind of ”Hate” or that it has ever made any call for Hate Crimes of any sort, neither is there any possible excuse of there not being the necessary approval by the authors of the articles published therein. Make no mistake, said authors are legitimate and always published anywhere they please and anywhere that wishes to have them. Portugal is a country that has signed an oath – by international conventions – to uphold Freedom of Speech. There is no possible justification for said censorship that even goes against not only the mentioned International Conventions, but the country’s own constitution as well. I will not stand by and idly watch this go on, in silence, nor the throwing away of such things that at such great cost were made a fundamental right and duty in our constitution. Whomsoever is fueling such undemocratic, unconstitutional, abuse should be held accountable and denounced. No one is sure of the source of said censorship, but it has been going on for the past month. If they are ”fooling” the online social-media giant, they should be held accountable by it as well. |! | Aproveita-se para informar que continua a bizarríssima censura ao espaço do qual fui buscar este artigo. No tempo de Oliveira Salazar e de Franco no país ao lado do nosso o havia. E agora? Que dizer deste curioso regresso da tal mordaça da censura, para mais havendo acordos internacionais subscritos por nós aos quais – como Estado – somos obrigados a cumprir? Não pode haver equivoco possível, é intencional. Há cerca de um mês está patente: Censura, de tudo que seja publicado no Fb pela Estátua de Sal, sem que nela haja qualquer vestígio de quaisquer apelos a quaisquer ódios ou crimes movidos por quaisquer ódios, ou sequer que haja falta de autorização dos próprios autores dos artigos publicados. Sem justificação possível, a não ser que… (que dizer?)

(José Luís S. Curado, 18/02/2019) E concluo com uma interrogação: será que este pobre Titanic da Justiça vai para o fundo sem apelo nem agravo, com gente estranha na ponte, com os solistas da orquestra da esquerda a tocar num estranho uníssono o silêncio das valsas de Strauss? Haverá lealdades que valham tal naufrágio, meus senhores?

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Terrorismo — A Estátua de Sal

(José Preto, advogado de Bruno de Carvalho, 18/11/2018) Pode ser expressão de uma oposição política, ou opção política de um regime para manter o poder. Começou aliás por aqui. Houve o regime do terror, antes do aparecimento do terrorismo como classificação. Embora não se mostre ainda sedimentado como conceito, terrorismo é uma imputação de violência política. A meramente militar não basta, embora possa caber na designação, porque é remetida para o rol dos crimes de guerra.

via Terrorismo — A Estátua de Sal


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Luís Montenegro clarificou posição de Passos Coelho — Aventar

Deixou de se saber o que vai pensando Passos Coelho sobre a política do PSD e do país, se regressará ou quando regressará o afinal vencedor das últimas eleições legislativas. 182 more words

via Luís Montenegro clarificou posição de Passos Coelho — Aventar


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Com a Saúde brinca-se — Aventar

Concorrência, meritocracia, eficiência e outros chavões aparentemente virtuosos foram o cavalo de Tróia que permitiu que os privados deitassem a mão a áreas essenciais da sociedade, como a Saúde ou a Educação. 177 more words

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Brexit: The latest impasse [What Think Tanks are thinking] — European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

 

On 15 January, the House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected the Withdrawal Agreement which the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, had negotiated with the rest of the European Union, throwing into disarray efforts to ensure the country’s orderly exit from the bloc.

via Brexit: The latest impasse [What Think Tanks are thinking] — European Parliamentary Research Service Blog


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@GTP_Updates Demonstrates Google’s European Influence Campaign — Music Technology Policy

@artistrights tweeted in reaction to the stalled Article 13 legislation in Europe “American multinational corporations impose their commercial imperialism over their vassal states. Not the Europe we love.” There probably has never been as revealing an insight into Google’s short, loathsome and treacherous lifespan as the Article 13 legislative process in the European Parliament. It […]

via @GTP_Updates Demonstrates Google’s European Influence Campaign — Music Technology Policy


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O aeroporto — Aventar

“È meglio que questa Declaracione de Impacto Ambientale saia a contento e presto, se capisci cosa intendo. O lo faccio una proposta qui non puo rifiutare.”

via O aeroporto — Aventar


Miguel Portas – a heartfelt farewell

One of the extremely rare times I’ll ever shed a tear for the loss of someone in the world of politics.
I do it not solely on account of a sense of friendship or compassion,
but mostly for our having lost a man of his stature and moral character.
The world needs more like him.I truely grieve his passing and in his case it would have always been a premature departure.
To Miguel Portas –

Miguel

 

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– 14 de Janeiro, de 2011

 

– 11 de Maio, de 2011

 

 


– 10 de Fevereiro, de 2012

 

 

de 2008

 

 


– (a data de se ter carregado este video para a internet é de Fevereiro de 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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( from last Wednesday’s post  in – GUIDA  FINE  ARTS – escito na Quarta-feira passada no blogue )

 

 

 

« Quarta-feira, 25 de Abril de 2012

April 25 (To the streets……….) & a very hard farwell

 

( 1 de Maio – 1958 /  24 de Abril )
Miguel

To the streets I take my unbelieving body
to the streets..
(This blogue shall temporarily cease – Thank you for reading – Take care) » 

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( Miguel Portas – fotogtrafia de Dionisio Leitão)
para ver o original – http://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/356088093_a5f0bd936c_o.jpg

 

 

 

 

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(e de –  José Manuel Pureza )

« Aprendi do Miguel, talvez como de ninguém mais, o significado de “vida em abundância”. Foi sempre por essa vida para todos que ele lutou. E foi essa vida que ele viveu. O Miguel sabia que a diversidade do mundo era o melhor dos antídotos contra as vidinhas mesquinhas e fechadas. Partiu hoje para uma viagem sem destino. Deixou-nos um sorriso e muitos desafios. Um abração, pá! »

(De seguida – informação sobre o velório, e missa, citando directamente Catarina Portas)

 

« A todos os que se quiserem despedir e lembrar o Miguel Portas:

O velório decorrerá amanhã, sábado, entre as 15h00 e as 19h00, no Palácio Galveias, Campo Pequeno.

Uma sessão evocativa acontecerá no Jardim de Inverno do São Luis, no domingo, entre as 14h30 e as 17h00.

Uma missa será rezada pelo Padre Peter Stillwell, a pedido da sua mãe, no domingo às 17h30, na Igreja do Sagrado Coração de Jesus que o nosso pai desenhou, na Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, ao Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa. »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(deixo aqui um abraço solidário aos pais, filhos e irmãos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jack Layton (1950 – 2011 )

The Pool (G. Almeida)

Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

(William Shakespeare – Hamlet – Horatio, in Act 5, Scene 2 )

 

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A State funeral shall be held tomorrow, Saturday – August 27th.

(The following that lies here below in this post on Jack Layton is taken from CBC News)

Jack Layton remembered as ‘courageous’

CBC News

(Image just below is a short video clip from CBC ca, watch  it by clicking on it with your mouse)

From his first election as a city councillor to his place in history as the first NDP Opposition Leader, a tribute to Jack Layton's colourful political career.Jack Layton: 1950-20115:03

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Family, friends and colleagues are remembering NDP Leader Jack Layton as news starts to sink in that the politician known for his warmth and personality has died.

Friends and political foes alike praised Layton on Monday for his warmth, optimism and respect for opponents.

People who squared off politically against Layton, including former prime ministers Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, as well as Prime Minister Stephen Harper and interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae, all spoke warmly about the NDP leader’s commitment to Canadians.

Layton, who led Canada’s Official Opposition, died early Monday morning at his Toronto home after a battle with cancer. He was 61.

Layton’s wife, Olivia Chow, and his children, Sarah and Michael Layton, issued a statement announcing his death.

“We deeply regret to inform you that the Honourable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, passed away at 4:45 am today, Monday August 22. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones,” the statement read.

State funeral Saturday

Layton will be honoured with a state funeral Saturday in Toronto, senior NDP officials have told CBC News.

The government protocol office is working with the NDP and family of the NDP leader on exactly what the funeral will be.

Condolence books will be set up in Ottawa on Parliament Hill and in Toronto at city hall. Others will be located in NDP constituency offices across the country.

On Monday, mourners, many bearing flowers and other tributes, arrived at Layton’s Toronto constituency office. Friends and areas residents also arrived at his home on the quiet side street where he lived with Chow.

Social media was used to quickly organize public tributes, including gatherings on Parliament Hill, and a rally in Toronto. Later Monday evening, several hundred people came together for a vigil outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

On Monday evening, hundreds of people were near the Centennial Flame at Parliament Hill, many leaving flowers, cans of Orange Crush that symbolize the NDP’s official colour, and notes. The crowd, many bearing candles, sang O Canada as the sun set.

The family released a letter from Layton to Canadians just after noon.

Layton had been battling new cancer

Layton’s death comes less than a month after he announced to the country that he was fighting a new form of cancer and was taking time off for treatment. Layton had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2009 and underwent treatment for it. He continued working throughout that time and also battled a broken hip earlier this year. Layton used a cane for much of his time on the campaign trail this spring as he led the NDP to a historic victory on May 2.

His party claimed 103 seats, and was propelled to official Opposition status. Layton and his party were getting used to their new roles in Parliament but he did not appear to be in good health near the end of June. He said he felt pain and stiffness, he underwent tests and they confirmed he had a new form of cancer. He did not disclose what kind of cancer.

Layton’s chief of staff, Anne McGrath, said Monday that Layton’s condition took a quick turn for the worse Sunday night.

She spent a few hours with him Saturday and had a sense that he was losing a battle, but says his campaign slogan – don’t let them tell you it can’t be done – was also a personal slogan.

“It is a huge loss. It is a huge loss for me personally, but it’s a huge loss also for our party and our country,” she said.

McGrath worked with Layton for nearly a decade.

“There’s no question that my heart is broken,” she said.

McGrath said Layton was thinking about what it would mean for the party if he died. When they spoke on Saturday, they talked about upcoming events like the party’s annual caucus retreat in September and what Parliament would be like if he weren’t there.

Layton always liked to be presented with options, McGrath told Evan Solomon on CBC’s Power & Politics, including a plan for what would happen if he died.

“He was very, very practical and he was very much wanting to know that we were going to be able to continue and we were going to be strong,” she said.

After the news of Layton’s death emerged shortly after 8 a.m. ET, friends, colleagues and Canadians reacted quickly and with shock, sadness and tears. The flag on the Peace Tower was lowered to half-mast.

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