Rasmus Paludan in Canada, Part Two

This is the second installment of Vlad’s interview with Rasmus Paludan, the founder and leader of the Stram Kurs (“Hard Line”) party in Denmark, in Quebec earlier this month. (Part 1 is here.)

As the interview continues, you’ll hear him recount the series of events that led to his having armed police bodyguards accompany him whenever he ventures out of his apartment.

Rasmus Paludan in Canada, Part One

The following video is the first in a series taken from an interview that Vlad Tepes conducted with Rasmus Paludan in Canada earlier this month.

Regular readers will remember Mr. Paludan as the anti-immigration activist who was catapulted to fame in Denmark for treating the Koran in a fashion that “Danish” Muslims considered blasphemous. During the course of the interview you’ll hear him describe the sequence of events that resulted in his coming within a hair’s breadth of winning a seat in the Danish Parliament.

You’ll also see me in these videos, but I’m just kibitzing.

An Overview of the Islamization of Europe

Regular readers will remember Jose Atento of the Brazilian blog Lei Islâmica em Ação, who has been translating material and sending reports for the past few years. Last weekend in Quebec I was interviewed by Mr. Atento, and he has translated my remarks into Portuguese for a Brazilian audience. He also translated his Portuguese introduction into English.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the recording and subtitling:

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Border Guards From Génération Identitaire Get Six Months in Jail

Last year, to prove a point, a group of people from the French nationalist organization Génération Identitaire set up a cordon on the border between France and Italy, in the Maritime Alps where “refugees” were wont to enter France illegally. Now three leaders of the Identitaires have been sentenced to six months in jail for the action.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Here’s a report from Voice of Europe (hat tip Reader from Chicago) about the sentencing of the Identitaires:

French Identitarians Slapped With Six Months in Jail for Alpine Expedition

A court in southeastern France handed three leading figures of Generation Identity (GI), a right-wing youth organization, to six months in jail for engaging in a peaceful expedition in the Alps designed to bring attention to the migrant crisis.

The three right-wing activists were charged with “exercising activities in conditions that could create confusion with a public function” — a charge that surely does not warrant six months in jail.

Although prosecutors allege that the group’s stunt could have been misjudged as a police maneuver, it’s quite clear that charges are entirely politically motivated, and are meant only to inflict damage upon the growing movement.

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The Consequences of Cultural Enrichment in Sweden

Tania Groth has translated two Swedish items that are suitable as emblematic bookends of life in Modern Multicultural Sweden.

First, this somber letter from a Swedish woman who has decided, along with her husband, to relocate to Budapest. From Katerina Magasin:

“We have been discussing leaving Sweden for five years and have now bought an apartment in Budapest”

August 24, 2019

I choose to publish this well-written farewell letter to Sweden. The writer has recently posted the text on her Facebook, and I want to spread her words more widely because they are nuanced, well-balanced, sad, but absolutely not hateful, that is, what one usually accuses people of being when they criticize the failing Swedish system. Indeed, many people feel a similar sadness in their hearts today, in 2019, when the situation in Sweden in many ways is becoming unbearable. “We have bought an apartment in Budapest”. So begins the post, written by Mercedes Wahlby. It sums up what many who live in Sweden today feel. I have previously published an interview with a couple who have now moved to Marbella, but believe that more of these emigrant voices are needed. Maybe they can make politicians wake up.

One can always hope.

It is not with a light heart and not without great anguish that we have made this decision. We have been discussing leaving Sweden for at least five years, back and forth. The husband who is ethnic Swedish has been the most motivating. Over the years I have tried to come up with millions of excuses to delay the decision. I have always hoped that it would eventually clear up in Sweden. But year after year I have seen that everything is only getting worse and worse, and I have little hope that this negative development can be reversed. I think it is too late, and it is possible it will not happen during my lifetime.

I can no longer live under this immense mental stress, insecurity, murder, shooting, executions, explosions, rapes and gang rapes, robberies, home burglaries, beatings, car fires, school fires, serious criminals who, after a relatively short prison stay, may again be released to move freely among us, an increasingly dismantled welfare system, lack of health care staff, teachers, elderly housing, lack of elderly care, an increasing number of poor pensioners, municipalities in principle bankrupt or in bankruptcy, all these no-go zones called something else, lack of police resources where it may take 1.5-2 hours for them to arrive at the scene of ongoing crimes if they arrive at all, the lying politicians regardless of political color and the accomplished so-called PC media, the demonization of people who think differently, the shrinking freedom of expression, the increasingly diminishing democracy, and last, but not least, the ongoing and widespread Islamization of the country. If I had wanted to live in this kind of country I would have had 53 other different countries to choose from!

I can no longer bear to hear or read daily that this is the new Sweden, and that I must learn to accept the situation. I can no longer bear to hear the police giving advice with a gradually growing list of new recommendations: lock the car doors while driving, do not go out alone in the evenings and nights, do not jog alone in the woods, do not stay in dark alleys or streets, do not wear expensive watches or gold jewellery, do not wear specific types of clothing, do not ride certain taxis or public transport alone in the evening or at nighttime, do not respond to advances, and do not look certain men in the eye so that they do not interpret it as an invitation, etc. In other words, stay within the four walls of your home! I feel like I live in a prison, that I can’t breathe freely, that I have to constantly think about and be observant of my surroundings and look over my shoulder.

I am originally a long-time French-Swedish citizen, and have been living in Sweden since 1972. I consider myself well-integrated and assimilated. My husband has said many times in connection with our discussions about, among other things, emigration, that I am more Swedish than he is. Probably he is right, because I loved the old Sweden and consider it my motherland. Sweden has given me far more than France has ever done. For the first time in my then young life, Sweden gave me happiness. I have also found two wonderful loves. I had the opportunity to get an education at an early age. I have worked hard and made a career, and have done well for myself all these years. I retired at age 67, but continued to take up assignments until the age of 69. I have repaid all my debts, including the student debts, paid high taxes and contributed more to the social contract than I have used.

For me, Sweden is more than just a country with wonderful and magnificent scenery, such as the high mountains where I stayed for three weeks in 1992, the pale red cottages with white trimmings, midsummer’s evening where you dance around the maypole and sing “the little frogs”. For me, Sweden is also the Swedish culture that our politicians, among others, deny. Sweden is the Vikings, their Asatro [pagan religion], their ravages even in my old homeland France, and more specifically Normandy, where I have my roots. Sweden is its great kings such as Wasa, Karl XII, Gustav VI Adolf, its authors as A. Strindberg, S. Lagerlöf, W. Moberg, A. Lindgren, its artists as A. Zorn, B. Liljefors. Sweden is A. Nobel, the many Swedish inventions where the list is long. Sweden is Skansen with the old cottages from bygone times where you can feel the wings of history, their crafts with, for example, glassblowing, landscape embroidery, wool and linen spinning, knotting and much more.

I have in recent years investigated an escape to a new country. For several years, France has been discounted as an alternative, nor are Spain, Italy, England, Belgium and the Netherlands attractive countries other than linguistically. Denmark has long been an opportunity, but it has its own problems, although not as serious as here in Sweden, and partly there are other reasons. Outside the EU, it is too late for us. We’re too old. There remain the Visegrad countries, and the more I hear and read negatively about these countries, the more interested I have been to investigate the content of the allegations myself. We visited Poland last year, and this year it was Hungary.

I was in Budapest for 35 days and it felt right. Among other things, I felt safe. Every day I went by bus and subway even late at night and at night. No problem. I would never dare to do that in Stockholm. I have seen a people who are friendly and helpful, who are proud of their country, their origins and their flag. In front of the Parliament there is, for example, a flagpole with the Hungarian flag, and while it is being hoisted it is honored by two soldiers.

I’m not naive. I don’t think everything in Hungary is perfect. For example, I have seen that there is poverty, that there are elderly people who are begging in streets and squares, probably because their pension is not enough. I have seen that there are addicts, and I have heard that there are problems with a certain kind of people very like those who are outside our grocery stores. I also understand that Hungary, which is under strong external pressure — not to say extortion — from the EU, will one day be forced to do what the EU wants, but then hopefully I will not be alive.

Language is a problem, but I will do my very best to learn it. I’ve already started. And I will not be a burden to my new country because I can support myself.

Old Sweden no longer exists and I cannot live in the new. I will take the old Sweden with me in my heart and never ever forget it. For the rest of my life, I will bear this sorrow and longing for my country, but also anger towards our politicians who have allowed and planned this and betrayed their people to the utmost. Soon I will return to Budapest for a real estate closing, and then I expect to have settled everything in the middle of Sweden within one year and be permanently resident in Hungary.

MERCEDES WAHLBY

The second article from Samhällsnytt is disturbing, and quite graphic, so I’ve placed it below the fold:

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Freedom of Speech is Not When Everyone Says the Same Thing

Many thanks to JLH for translating this op-ed from Junge Freiheit:

Freedom of Speech is Not When Everyone Says the Same Thing

by Laila Mirzo
August 23, 2019

Freedom of expression is probably the most contended constitutional right in the context of today’s political discourse. It is the foundation for democracy and the rule of law, and any curtailment is an indicator of a social-political imbalance. There is something rotten in a state in which everyone is of the same opinion. A lively diversity of opinion is part of pluralism. Striving for a similarity of opinion is a deceptive harmony — the first step toward enforced conformity. It is difficult to ignore that public as well as private broadcasting companies and publishing houses are playing politics with their reporting. Neutral and objective reporting of facts gives way more and more to an instructional pedagogy.

Anja Reschke, journalist and moderator of the ARD [German state TV] political magazine “Panorama” speaks plainly about the “educational task” of journalists in an interview with Swiss Television in December, 2018. Answering the question of what the media’s task is, she says: “A media landscape that is intended to educate the citizen to [become] a responsible, democracy-voting citizen or to enable the citizen to participate in elections. That is the job.” Astonished, the Swiss moderator saw a similarity to the “re-education” of German prisoners of war in Great Britain. Reschke confirmed the parallel.

Re-Education 2.0

The goal of the erstwhile program of re-educating post-war Germany to become a democratic society, and the subsequent “re-orientation” measures was the de-Nazification of the Germany population. The purpose was to break through the Germans’ deference to authority and strengthen critical and independent thinking in the citizens. So that never again should a totalitarian, inhumane ideology plunge Germany into misfortune.

The constitution, the rule of law and a pluralistic media landscape would be effective bulwarks against a new totalitarian regime. But 70 years after Hitler’s Germany, the information task of much of the Fourth Estate has become a “re-education 2.0.” From Tagesschau to Tatort[1], we are told what to think.

If the alternative to advocating a one-sided welcoming policy is ostracism, objectively dealing with political opponents becomes impossible. Ultimately, there would be no “platform for a rightist populist’s incitement.” It could, of course, be that one or another of the onlookers has a provocative thought in the “wrong” direction. If it manages to create a critical voice, a morality trial pronounces sentence.

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Nazis, Nazis Everywhere!

These days German Communists are out on the streets marching against “Nazis”.

Oh, they don’t call themselves “communists” anymore — presumably the stigma of Stalin and the gulag and the Stasi would make for bad PR. Nowadays they call themselves Die Linke (The Left) or Die Grünen (The Greens). But it’s the same old ideology, and its adherents go to great lengths to demonize anyone who is even a smidgen to the right of the Social Democrats.

In recent months the communists have been more and more stridently attacking members of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) as “Nazis”. What began as murmur of allusion about National Socialist tendencies has morphed into a full-throated scream of “Nazis! Nazis! NAZIS!” whenever the AfD is mentioned.

The three videos below provide various illustrations of this process. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first video features Katja Kipping, the leader of Die Linke, speaking to an adoring crowd in Dresden:

The second video shows an anti-AfD demonstration in Dresden. As Vlad points out, the demonstrators are completely in tune with George Soros and his “Open Society”:

The final video is the creepiest of the three. It features an East German woman named Marianne Birthler, a prominent veteran of the campaign for human rights in the DDR before the fall of the Wall in 1989. If anyone should know what real totalitarianism is all about, it is Ms. Birthler. Yet all she can do is join the chorus of “Nazis! Nazis! NAZIS!” against the AfD.

Note that the AfD said to have “stolen” the slogan “Wir sind das Volk” from the activists protesting against the DDR back in the 1980s. In other words, no group is allowed to proclaim “We are the People” without the imprimatur of the State:

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Michael Stürzenberger on Islam and the Nazis

For more than ten years Michael Stürzenberger has been holding his popular presentations on Islam in downtown Munich. He is a tireless, fearless, and articulate speaker who provokes both Muslims and leftists with his well-informed expositions on the history and scripture of Islam. He has been prosecuted a number of times in Germany and Austria for saying doubleplus ungood things about the Religion of Peace.

The three videos below were recorded recently during one of Mr. Stürzenberger’s presentations in Munich. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

In the first video a Gutmensch in the audience complains about the speaker’s “aggression”. It’s clear that he fully subscribes to the sharia view of insults to Islam — that is, anyone whose truth-telling about Islam causes Muslims to become angry and violent is himself responsible for that violence:

The second video shows that to the average German leftist, as long as there is a single native German who admires Hitler, it doesn’t matter how many Muslims revere the Nazis and buy copies of Mein Kampf (in Arabic) — that single native Nazi supporter trumps them all:

In the third video Mr. Stürzenberger takes exception to being called a Nazi repeatedly by a smirking member of the audience, and at the end promises that he will bring a lawsuit against him in court. In the USA, of course, such insults would not be actionable, but evidently the laws are different in Germany:

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Swebb TV is Back on the Air

As I reported on Monday, the Swedish dissident YouTube channel Swebb TV was abruptly and without warning pulled by YouTube. The channel was very popular, rivaling the state broadcaster in its number of viewers, so its removal caused a commotion.

Today YouTube restored Swebb TV, once again without any notice. YouTube never explains; it doesn’t have to explain, because it is part of Google the Almighty. So we don’t know whether the public outrage over Swebb TV’s deletion caused YouTube to change its mind.

Our Swedish correspondent LN sends this translation of an announcement posted on Facebook:

Dear Swebb TV viewers,

Today we are pleased to note that YouTube has decided to reactivate our account and that the channel has now restarted!

We believe that this is a consequence of your and all alternative channels’ commitment not to allow this form of abuse.

Therefore, we would like to thank you again for the support and the consideration we have received during these past few days.

The break has shown how vulnerable we are, and how important it is to explore alternative solutions, where we are not in the hands of different interests. Therefore the work to find alternatives will continue.

A positive aspect in this context is that we have received so much evidence of how important this work is, and our goal now is to scale it up further.

Thanks again for your support!

Sincerely,

Mikael and the Swebb TV team

A Swede Keeps Silent — Or Gets Silenced

Earlier this month a popular Swedish YouTube channel called Swebb TV was abruptly and without warning shut down by YouTube.

Swebb TV was not a wild-eyed, wacko place — it featured sober discussion and well-reasoned arguments. However, it was critical of mass immigration as well as the “climate change” lunacy exemplified by Greta Thunberg, and that was enough to attract the scowls of the Powers That Be.

The Swedish government has been putting pressure on Google and other tech giants to suppress “hate” on their sites. As far as anyone can determine, “hate” means any commentary that is critical of the government, and especially of its immigration policies.

Swebb TV had recently become very popular, with a viewership that rivaled that of state TV programs. From the government’s point of view, the situation had become intolerable: Swebb TV had to go. So apparently it gave another sharp nudge to YouTube, and the video heresies of Swebb TV were duly yanked from the web.

The channel says that it has copies of the video files for all its programming, and will re-establish them on a different platform.

Our Swedish correspondent LN has collected and translated material about the suppression of Swebb TV. The following article was written by Ingrid Carlqvist for “Ingrid and Maria”:

Swebb TV shut down by YouTube

A few hours ago, YouTube users discovered that the popular alternative channel Swebb TV had disappeared from YouTube.

“We haven’t received a single warning. I think they’re shooting themselves in the foot with this,” says Mikael Willgert, who runs Swebb TV.

Mikael Willgert spent all of Friday at Stockholm District Court where he watched the trial of A$AP Rocky and his two co-defendants. When it was over, he discovered several messages on his phone that his incredibly popular YouTube channel had been deleted.

When Ingrid and Maria reach Willgert, he is in good spirits. He has not yet reached home and therefore has not read the emails that may have come from YouTube, but says firmly that he never received any warnings about “offensive” content.

“Not a single one! But the channel has become increasingly popular lately. We have received over a million views and 200,000 viewing hours a month. In total, we have had 340,000 unique viewers in the last 90 days,” says Willgert.

“I am pretty sure that the real problem is not that we have committed a ‘hate crime’, but that we criticize the international interests that have a great impact on our politicians. We have reached out to a large audience, and it is probably this that got someone to respond. We have obviously put our finger on some sore points.”

Has a certificate of release

Swebb TV has a proof of publication and therefore has constitutional protection in accordance with the Freedom of Pressure Regulation and the Statement of Freedom of Expression. But since YouTube is an American company, they can disregard Swedish law. And the chance that the Swedish government would protest against this violation of our constitution can be said to be minimal.

Mikael Willgert says that all Swebb TV’s videos are stored on different hard drives so that if they are not entered on YouTube again, the videos will be uploaded elsewhere.

“I think YouTube is making a big mistake here. This opens it up for their competitors and creates new opportunities for them. Sure, it will be extra work for us to upload all our programs on another channel, but of course we will.”

The second article was published by Fria Tider:

YouTube personality: “We live in a dictatorship”

We now live in a dictatorship. This is according to YouTube personality Lennart Matikainen after the independent TV channel Swebb TV was shut down by YouTube.

It was yesterday that Google-owned YouTube shut down the major alternative TV channel Swebb TV due to alleged “hate speech”.

This is as a result of push last year by the Bonnier Group and Stefan Löfven’s government for the online giants to start censoring so-called “hatred”, which has in practice turned out to be criticism of the establishment’s mass immigration and climate alarmism.

Swebb TV did not publish incitement against ethnic groups or other illegalities, but rather skilled and academic criticism of immigration and climate hysteria. The channel is one of the most important media projects in Sweden and had hundreds of thousands of views of its videos.

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Amazon Kills “Killing Europe”

Regular readers are familiar with the films of Michael Hansen, the Danish-American journalist who made Killing Europe, Killing Canada, and Killing Free Speech, among others. Showings of Mr. Hansen’s movies have been shut down by various venues, and a public library in Canada even shut down a discussion about the shutting down of his movies. It seems the Powers That Be are determined to suppress Michael Hansen’s reports on the Islamization of Europe and North America.

The latest entity to comply with sharia and join the suppression is Amazon, which has removed the film Killing Europe from its Prime Video service. Below are excerpts from the news report at Breitbart:

Amazon Removes Danish Filmmaker’s Islam Documentary

A documentary by independent filmmaker Michael Hansen about mass migration and Islam in Europe, entitled Killing Europe, has been removed by Amazon from its Prime Video service. Amazon cited “quality assurance” concerns — despite the fact that the documentary had been hosted on the platform since 2017 without issue. Amazon’s censorship came shortly after Breitbart News covered Hansen’s new documentary, Killing Free Speech, which addresses the rise of Antifa and big tech censorship in the United States.

In its message to Hansen, Amazon said his previous documentary (which is still available on YouTube) does not meet “customer content quality expectations.” Amazon would not respond to repeated requests from Hansen for the company to specify what content failed to meet its criteria. The documentary had previously been hosted on Amazon since 2017. Amazon did not return Breitbart News’ request for comment, but its full email to Hansen was obtained by Breitbart News and is copied below:…

Read the rest at Breitbart.


The short version of “Killing Europe”

The Political Persecution of Michael Stürzenberger

Michael Stürzenberger may well be the most prosecuted political dissident in 21st-century Germany. He was active in Die Freiheit while it was still extant, and that made him a target for the political establishment, both at the federal level and locally in Bavaria and Munich. His weekly demonstrations against Islam in downtown Munich caused him to be attacked by Muslims, and later by Antifa. I don’t know how many times he has been prosecuted for “hate speech” — five or six, maybe? — but cases have been brought against him in Austria as well as in Germany.

In his latest interview with Vlad, Mr. Stürzenberger describes some of the recent legal and kinetic actions against him. He also talks about the left-wing violence directed against the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany).

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for conducting the interview and uploading the video:

For links to previous posts about Michael Stürzenberger, see the Michael Stürzenberger Archives.

Tommy Robinson, Bellwethers and Belmarsh

Below is Seneca III’s more detailed report on Tommy Robinson’s new digs in southeast London.

Tommy Robinson, Bellwethers and Belmarsh

by Seneca III

There can be little doubt that whether he lives or dies, the Star Chamber prosecution and persecution of Tommy Robinson should become the iconic bellwether to lead us all out of these dark days. Hopefully, as far as his immediate safety is concerned, his imprisonment in Belmarsh Prison will be the deciding factor, possibly working in his favour because Belmarsh is not a single prison but actually four prisons within one.

The main unit is in fact two circumscribed units, a category ‘A’ High Security prison with another Ultra High Security unit inside which houses the most dangerous prisoners (it used to be known as the Guantanamo of the UK). Both the main and High Security units have very strict routines, high level structural design and seriously well-trained staff to prevent prisoners escaping or attacking guards or other prisoners.

Outside of the main building but still within the outer perimeter are two separate units — the HMP Isis Young Offenders Institute and a local prison. The function of the latter case is to accept and process different categories of prisoners from primarily the Central Criminal Court and Magistrates’ Courts in South-East London.

As far as Tommy’s safety goes, everything will depend on which unit he is assigned to, and to which regime. As he will be serving a sentence of circa ten weeks, it is unlikely that he will be moved to another prison within that time frame, and may spend it all in the internal local prison or within the security of the main unit.

Further on the upside, everybody is watching. Lord Pearson has written to the government demanding they explain what provisions are being made for TR’s safety. No doubt this will come out fairly soon, because the Government is desperate to keep a lid on the growing protests and corrosive anger of a significant percentage of the now-defenestrated long-heritage indigenous demographic.

There is also much to be read into the sentence itself and how and why it was determined by the judges — unsurprisingly it turned out to be a desperate compromise on the part of the Government and the Judiciary in order to try and dig themselves out of a hole of their own making. At the end of the day, whilst it satisfied nobody on either side of the ideological divide, sending him to Belmarsh may just have saved TR’s life by keeping him out of other loosely-controlled and poorly-managed lower-category institutions such as the one that nearly got him killed last time before his successful appeal released him to safety whilst awaiting his retrial.

All that said and done, this whole debacle has exposed the root cause of the situation we and TR find ourselves in, that cause being the unfettered immigration of barbarians, primitives and inherently backward criminal cultures and all the destructive ramifications thereof.

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Tommy Robinson Returns to Prison

Tommy Robinson has been sent to prison yet again. The latest sentence is six months. As I understand it, three months have also been added from the earlier suspended sentence. Minus time served, that makes (I think) four months. He is expected to serve half of that, so about two months. Which is more than enough time for Mohammed to finish him off.

I put together the collage for the banner at top of this post in September of 2011. That’s almost eight years ago. I don’t remember the details, but it must have been the first time Her Majesty’s Government bunged him into chokey on trumped-up charges. There have been several more since then.

Here’s a report from The Sun on the sentencing of Tommy Robinson.

Matt Bracken sends this excerpt from Politicalite:

JIHADI JAIL: Tommy Robinson Sent To Jail Dubbed ‘Jihadi Training Camp’

RIGHT-Wing activist Tommy Robinson has been sent to Belmarsh Prison that has been likened to a ‘Jihadi Training Camp’ following his 9-month sentence for reporting outside the court of a Muslim grooming gang trial last year.

Robinson, 36 was sentenced to nine months in total at London’s Old Bailey with many dubbing the jailing as a ‘sentence for journalism’.

This seems to be the live-stream of the sentencing.

The Daily Mail reports on the mass demonstration by Tommy’s supporters outside the Old Bailey.

One of my British contacts sent a tip about a White House petition that was set up to appeal for asylum for Tommy:

High-level moves are being tried over here, but, all good options have run out for him. This petition just happened to cross my desk today. It’s a fool’s errand, but, the numbers seem a PR embarrassment to you, too, don’t they?

And what keeps some people’s hearts ticking, literally, can depend on keeping them in the news.

Here’s what the petition says:

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