A documentary on Channel 4 television tonight - The Enemy Within - made spurious connections between anarchist ideas and Islamic extremism, comparing the 7/7 London bombings with the activities of a minority of the ‘propaganda by deed’ anarchists, the type who threw bombs into cafés and crowds in the late-nineteenth century.
Various anti-authoritarian and critical leftist groups and individuals in Venezuela converged in the Insurgentes social centre to prepare the following statement on the exhumation of victims of the Caracazo in Venezuela
After 19 years the Venezuelan government, through the Attorney General's Office, has exhumed remains from the mass grave at La Peste in the Southern General Cemetery in Caracas for a second time, where some of the victims of the Caracazo, which happened during the 27th and 28th February 1989, are buried. Thus, the Venezuelan state complies with a ruling of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights which in November 1999 ruled to investigate the facts, to punish those responsible and to locate, exhume and identify the remains of the victims so that they could be delivered to their families, as well as to compensate those families for the violation of their relatives’ right to life.
A brutal attack on a 9 year old and his 11 year old uncle took place on 4th April, it was carried out by two brothers of only 12 and 10 years of age. The two victims were subjected to a “horrific, violent, sustained physical attack” said prosecutors, they were tortured, robbed and sexually abused, the attackers using bricks, sticks and a noose, one of the boys is suspected of having a sink smashed against his head and the father of the 9 year old suspects his son was forced to eat glass. No doubt these were a series of shocking events, it is rare to see such young children resort to such violence and this event has been compared to the murder to James Bulger in 1993 by two 10 year olds.
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