The Green Party won over almost 11 % of the voting German population resulting in 68 seats in the Bundestag in 2009 – they have been in parliament since 1983 where – curiously, not only the liberal party of Germany, FDP, supported a non-confidence-vote that toppled their own coalition with the Social-Democrats SPD and made Helmut Kohl, CEO of the conservative party CDU, chancellor, but also saw the first Green Party members occupy seats in the German equivalent to the federal parliament.
How many of those seats, till 2day, a party gets, follows a system recommended by experts @ fairvote.ca in order 2 increase democracy in the great North – in good old this very similar electoral system sets the threshold 2 get for the proportional part (where the party average across the country is counted) at 5 percent, Austria thinks 4 is better, and the Knesset, the parliament … Continue reading →
Update March 28 2011 6.23h pm I got to double check the map and had to correct direction of marching protesters from “north north east” to ” north north west”. To illustrate that better, I embedded said map into this post below.
Slowly there’s the footage of Saturday’s Solidarity-For-Bahrain-demonstration surfacing: March 22 2011 3.05h am
http:// www.youtube.com/ watch?v=vL-ev0J57DY two space bars make the link address visible in this post
now here u see exactly, how the protest moves north north west on Sussex Drive, with the US embassy on the right, and the Ottawa river up Sussex in the viewer’s back, approaching the second stop after parliament, the Saudi-Arabian embassy. The movie ends, with images shortly before the crowd crosses onto the river side of Sussex Drive, just at the curve to the East where that road has 2 follow the river for a while, if I interpret … Continue reading →
where David Wrigley from the Ottawa Citizen admits 2 not checking the info coming from police and naively claims, “there is no political agenda”, never having researched any of what was just published.
After I voiced my concerns about the false statements on the website of The Ottawa Citizen from the 19. March, the mistake was hastily corrected, obviously without any additional research or double checking on the content on my input, and remained wrong, as The Saudi-Embassy is on Sussex Drive over looking the Ottawa River, not in the Byward Market, as I explained while on the phone with David Wrigley.
I joined a group of protesters Saturday afternoon at about 4.30h pm EST on Sussex Drive/US embassy and would like 2 note the following observations – March 20th, 4.31 am EST:
A. First of all, a very basic check (asked different protesters if they knew where the Bahraini embassy in Ottawa were with all of them declining any knowledge, then google with a listing in Washington, DC) seems 2 indicate that Canadian-Bahraini affairs are dealt with over only two North American diplomatic missions of the Island Kingdom, one to the US in the capital of Washington, the other to the Unites Nations in New York. No diplomatic mission of Bahrain to Canada, according to the web site of the government of Bahrain: http://www.mofa.gov.bh/egovservices/EEmbassiesLocationsen.aspx http://www.mofa.gov.bh/egovservices/EEmbassiesLocationsen.aspx
B. Boteler Street was closed off and so was Sussex Drive, yet that safety measure was taken by what appeared a well … Continue reading →
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