D.WattsRiot entrevista en Diario de Avisos

 

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Entrevista completa del proyecto KingLMan, entre otras cosas, en Diario de Avisos

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Canarian Politricks

Africans are good business

My neighbor  is Paulino Rivero, the President of the Canarian Government, he is president because he is the head of the party Coalition Canarias (CC), they make out to be putting the Canarian people first, as opposed to the ‘other’ major or national parties, such as PP (read Conservatives) and PSOE which are supposed to be ‘Socialist’.

My problems with CC have been an ongoing, one reason being those sons of bitches have been playing the immigration card for quite awhile now.  Things on the surface in recent times have been quiet lately, increased surveillance to keep those damn Africans off the beaches and streets of the Canary Islands has done it’s job, with boats with Africans seeking a better life, being intercepted a lot further out at sea by the European Frontier police, Frontex or some shite.  Cooperation in a  TV ad campaign in Senegal featuring Youssou N’dour encouraging people not to risk their lives with the perilous journey from the Senegal coast to the Canary’s seems to have helped as well.

Here in Tenerife there were at least two centres that housed under-18 African immigrants, they have recently closed down.  They were run by Nuevo Mundo, an NGO created by Coalition Canarias.  Wait a minute, a non-governmental organization set up by a political party? Isn’t that what you call non-sensical?

During my year-long stint with Famille Bou Bess, we did a gig at one of the centres and I’d say the executives from Nuevo Mundo that were there were more sunglass wearing no-neck security-guard meathead types than concerned social / youth workers.  I’d heard about some of the devious practices they employed. maltreatment of their charges,  with-holding the pocket money for unknown infractions.  Being punished and not knowing why.  Not fixing the broken windows in a place that is the coldest part of the island, removing the doors of the dormitories etc.   Doors and intact windows are very much required up there.

Now news has surfaced out about how much this NGO has been raking in.  Their profit from running the centres, was check this, 36,000€ a day.  Yes, in one fucking day, over one million euros a month.

The story about the financial windfall that Nuevo Mundo hasn’t been picked up by the mainstream, too much ad revenue money coming in from the government I suppose. But you can find it here in Spanish.

The politicians have made good headway running African immigrants into the ground with their hysteria, fear-mongering, etc.  And as usual their associates are making a financial killing on the back of it.

Is the current state of mainstream politics in general set about to completely turn us off?  With only something like 19% of the population voting for the current CC mayor in our capital local Santa Cruz, one could come to that conclusion.  People can’t be arsed to doing anything, and it takes just a few from the right, to get organized and continue ’bout their business.  I don’t bloody know.

The struggle continues

S.O.S. – Same old (Bull)Shit

Before I got involved with Famille Bou Bess, the Senegal-born trio of rappers that are based here in Tenerife, I was always saying that the local politicians and their media lap-dogs, such as El Dia, were always talking about immigrants, while immigrants never had a platform to speak for themselves.

With Famille Bou Bess, I thought, okay, now we have the opportunity.

We had a gig last Monday at the centre where they hold under-age immigrants. It’s an old military barracks in the forest outside the town of La Esperanza, the coldest motherfucking place in Tenerife.  It’s so cold that back in the day they created an ankle-length cape to protect themselves from the bitter wind and cold. The ass-wipe that fronts as a  newspaper, El Dia was there, covering the gig, and what do you know, they spoke with the director of the centre, the manager of the band, and Susi, who is working with Musica Solidaria, a percussion group made up of youths from the centre, but what irks me is that they couldn’t muster the effort to get the opinions of or talk with Famille Bou Bess, who know a bit about the hardships of living in Senegal, the precarious journey to the Canaries, living in an open-prison type institution, and having to deal with racism and ignorance at an early age.

It makes me think that everything has to be from a ‘Eurpoean/white’ perspective, even issues that are profoundly affecting Africa, Africans etc. The recent news coverage of the ‘Somali pirates’ is a case in point.  One reason I side with the Somalians is that European ships have been raiding the Somalian waters of fish,  dumping toxic and non-toxic waste there, and the Somalians have taken matters into their own hands.  When Spanish fishermen were recently taken captive, people here and in the Spanish mainland had an opinion.  Does an opinion count when you don’t know the facts?

In a couple interviews for Famille Bou Bess, I’ve tried to make a point about European trawlers cleaning out the West African coast of fish, as this is affecting people in Senegal and Mali.  This information has never been relayed in any interview, not for the BBC Mundo website, La Opinion newspaper, or the EFE news agency story which went all around Spain.  They have no interest in the real deal, only to satisfy their agenda and ego.  I spent too fucking long doing an interview via email with the BBC, trying to explain the complexities of the Senegal/Canary Island situation only for them to print what they want, avoiding the in-depth situation I was trying to bring a light on, since it never happens with the media here.  What a fool me.

Makes one wanna say fuck ’em all really.

Today’s El Dia story here

I Love Somalian Pirates.

Those damn immigrants again!

SPAIN-IMMIGRATION

The Spanish government, led the “intellectually weak”  socialist Zapatero, (according to French president Sarkozy) wants to introduce a law whereby should you have an immigrant in your house without residency papers, you will be subject to the strong arm of the law.  There a few households where one member of the family has residency but others not, and those that do will be persecuted. thereby putting everybody at risk one again.  There just ain’t no rest for those who barely have.

A platform is being created against this proposed law, and all support is welcome.

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