xoves, 9 de febreiro de 2017

O servizo de ambulancias do CHUS e os recortes na Sanidade Publica #Sergas #CHUS #Ambulancias #privatizacións


Grazas á Asociación de Usuarios e Pacientes do CHUS por facerse eco da miña denuncia sobre o servizo de ambulancias. Nin que decir ten que esta denuncia non é en absoluto contra os traballadores, que dignifican en todo momento os servizos sanitarios. Os recortes, as privatizacións e a mala xestión dos responsables das áreas sanitarias son os verdadeiros culpables destas situacións tan indeseables como incómodas.

Scotland: Road to #indyref2 // Escocia: Camiño de #indyref2 #brexit #ScotlandinEurope


 A portada de The Courier di todo. Os continuos desplantes de Primeira Ministra Theresa May non poden ser mais claros, xa que non ten intención de facer cesións a ningunha das Administracións e Parlamentos devoltos.

O Goberno escocés continúa avisando de que estes desplantes non son mais que faltas á palabra dada dende 2014, cando aos escoceses se lles repetiu por activa e por pasiva, que de votar SI á independencia, estarían fóra da UE. Agora, ironica e surrealmente, Theresa May volve a utilizar o mesmo mantra, tratando de amedrentar as aspiracións de Escocia sobre Europa. Surreal e patético, xa que a única opción que tería Escocia para ser vetada, unha vez independente, da UE sería por un veto dalgún país membro. Acaso está pensando May en pedirlle ao seu amigo Rajoy un veto a Escocia?  E nese caso, prestaríase España a cometer tal traición aos outros Estados membros que ven con simpatía que Escocia forme parte da UE?

(thank you to Peter Curran for this video / Grazas a Peter Curran por este video) 

Hai unhas semanas eurodeputados españoles deixaban entrever nas súas intervencións, que a Escocia só lle quedaba unha solución para quedarse na Unión Europea: a independencia... si, ata o propio González Pons, que tanto se presta a dar titulares dende 2011 contra Escocia, foi quen de suxerirlle á Ministra escocesa, que a indepedencia podería ser a solución para eles... pero, iso si... que terían que facer cola (non se sabe porque ou onde). 
Namentras, algúns xa vaticinan que o segundo referendo de independencia é imparable e mesmo se empezan a ver nas redes, follas de ruta como a que vedes:

via @traquir 
Ainda que en TVE1 o reporteiro suxeriu que o Brexit podería ser rexeitado pola Cámara dos Comúns de non estar dacordo co resultado das negociacións, a posición adoptada polo seu lider Jeremy Corbyn non augura ningún bloqueo, é mais, Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood e Carol Lucas, criticaron duramente ao Partido Laborista pola súa actuación durante todo este proceso. O rexeitamento das emendas sobre inmigración non fixeron mais que agravar estas críticas.

O debate sobre o Brexit sacou o mellor dos deputados escoceses e deixou imaxes para o recordo, entre elas aos deputados do SNP cantando o Himno da UE na Cámara dos Comúns namentras esperaban polo resultado dunha votación da que xa intuían o resultado.
E agora que?  Pois a esperar a que Nicola Sturgeon e Michael Russell anuncien oficialmente os pasos a seguir. As últimas enquisas publicadas denotan un claro aumento do apoio á independencia en Escocia a raiz do anuncio de Theresa May dun Brexit duro e ainda que Michael Fallon ou o propio Mundell, Secretario de Estado para Escocia, traten de amedrentar aos escoceses sobre un posible bloqueo a un segundo referendo, nada vai evitar que o Goberno escocés defenda o que é de xustiza.
Scottish independence voting intention:






mércores, 8 de febreiro de 2017

Journey to Yes via @PhantomPower14 #indyref2 #Scotland #FromNo2Yes


Fraser says Yes. As more Scots who voted No to independence reconsider their decision, we follow their journey to Yes and self-determination for Scotland. Fraser is a Labour member who, let down by the empty promises made by Better Together in the final days of indyref and concerned about an increasingly right-wing UK out of the EU, sees independence as the only choice now. 


First in a series. 

If you'd like to share your journey to Yes - get in touch @ phantompower2014@gmail.com










domingo, 5 de febreiro de 2017

O ataque de pánico de David Mundell // David Mundell's panic attack #indyref2

Medo non, PÁNICO é o que amosou o Secretario de Estado para Escocia, unha vez mais, sendo incapaz de contestar ás insistentes preguntas de Brewer esta mañán en "Sunday Politics Scotland".

O único deputado representante de Escocia en Westminster que votou a favor do plan de Brexit de Theresa May, repetiu unha e outra vez o mantra de que Escocia non debería ter un segundo referendo de independencia, e tratou de evadir a polémica creada polo Ministro de Defensa, Michael Fallon, quen suxeriu hai uns días que o Goberno de Londres podería bloquear #indyref2, alegando que Nicola Sturgeon non ten mandato (o cal non é certo) para levalo a cabo.

Mundell tamén anunciou que esta semana viaxarán a Bruxelas para continuar coas conversas sobre Brexit ainda que aclarou que ata que non se active o artigo 50, as negociacións non estarán abertas.

Fear no, PANIC is what the Secretary of State of Scotland showed today in "Sunday Politics Scotland" being unable to answer to the persistant questioning of Brewer about #indyref2. 

The only Scottish MP in Westminster who voted in favour of the Brexit's plan of Theresa May repeated once and again the mantra "Scotland does not need a second referendum of independence", and refused to add to (or deminish) the controversy created by the Minister of Defense. 

Michael Fallon suggested some days ago that the Government of London could block #indyref2, alleging that Nicola Sturgeon does not have a mandate to call for another referendum (which is not true) . 
Mundell also announced that he will be visiting Brussels this week to continue  the conversations on Brexit alghtough he clarify that until the article 50 is triggered, the negotiations will not be open.

Moitas grazas, coma sempre a Peter Curran por este video  
Thank you so much, as usual, to Peter Curran for this video 


Esta mañán tamén podíamos ler outra durísima editorial de El País sobre o Libro Branco de Theresa May para #Brexit  ao que catalogan de "retórico e vacío exercicio de propaganda" e de moi decepcionante.

We could read today another hard editorial by El Pais (Spanish newspaper) on Theresa May's White Paper for Brexit which is called a "rethorical and empty exercise of propaganda" and "very dissapointing" 
Video de arquivo: Mundell no Parlamento escocés evitando contestar á mesma pregunta que hoxe
From arquive: Mundell at the Scottish Parliament refusing to answer same question as today

Highly recommended article: Iain Macwhirter on #Brexit #EU and #Indyref2 #ScotlandinEurope

This article by Iain Macwhirter was published  in the Sunday Herald and it's highly recommended. Please read it and share it. Thank you 


Iain Macwhirter: Life in a Trump UK after Brexit, or independence in Europe ... decision time for the Scottish people

Not content with ignoring Nicola SturgeonBrexit ministers have now taken to trolling her. The Tory Defence Minister's Michael Fallon's “forget it” remark about an independence referendum was an indication of just how seriously the UK government takes the threat of independence right now: which is not very. Theresa May weighed in with her own assessment that the issue was resolved by the 2014 referendum.
According to Fallon, there is “no mandate” for another referendum because the SNP lost seats at the 2016 Holyrood elections and no longer exercises an overall majority. But this is to ludicrously underplay the SNP's success in that proportional election in which it won more seats than all three of the unionist parties - Labour, Tory and Liberal Democrat - combined. Anyway, the SNP has a majority in the Scottish Parliament for a referendum since the Greens are on board, and that is mandate enough.
The trolling continued in Thursday's UK government White Paper outlining the Brexit objectives. It was a sobering statement of Scotland’s place post-EU. It asserts that MSPs in the Scottish Parliament “only have legislative competence – the ability to make law – in devolved policy areas as long as that law is compatible with EU law”. After Brexit, these laws over environment, justice, agriculture etc “will be set here in the UK by democratically elected representatives”. So, EU powers will clearly not pass by default to the Scottish parliament, but to Westminster. The document says there may be some subsequent devolution of “decision making” to the Scottish parliament, but there is nothing specific.
Brexit deprives Scots of their citizenship of the European Union and the protections they have enjoyed for nearly a quarter of a century: the right of free movement and residence in the EU, protection from discrimination on grounds of nationality or religion and the right to live in a clean environment. These guarantees are lost for ever. The UK government says that all the protections on workers rights etc will be translated intact into UK law by the Great Repeal Bill. But this is disingenuous. These rights will only remain so long as the UK government wants them to.
The whole complex web of EU law – thousands of directives and regulations – will be sifted through by Theresa May's ministers and only those that correspond to their narrow-minded vision of Brexit Britain will remain. Or else, why leave the European Union in the first place? The notion that somehow nothing will change after Brexit is almost as naïve as the idea that the European Union will open up access to the single market after Britain leaves the EU. It can't and it won't.
Will Scots lie back and accept this? Who looks after Scottish interests in this legislative transition? The UK Parliament is supine. MPs delivered the fateful vote to trigger Article 50 even before the White Paper been published. It was a capitulation, a wipe out, an act of parliamentary submission to narrow economic nationalism. Labour is hopelessly divided and likely to be out of power for a decade as the UK is changed into a low regulation tax haven.
The vote followed May's 'Deplorables Tour' of America and Turkey in her increasingly desperate attempt to win trading advantages with two of the most protectionist and right wing governments on the planet. Britain is now out of Europe and swooning into the arms of Donald Trump, the most unreliable and ill tempered ally it is possible to imagine. We're trading the European Single Market for the US market, where the watchwords are “buy American; hire American”. Good luck with that. We are to become Trump UK – the fifty first state, with Scotland providing the golf-courses.
The First Minister's appeals for Scotland to remain in the European Single Market have repeatedly been rejected as incompatible with Brexit. Yet, the White Paper recognises that some sectors of the UK economy – essentially cars and financial services – are so important that they will get a privileged access to it, even if this involves payment to the European Union and the acceptance of its rules. That this makes a nonsense of the whole Brexit project seems to be of little concern to May in her determination to buy a special deal for corporate lobbyists.
So, not only have we been taken out of Europe against the will of the Scottish electorate as expressed in the June referendum, but Scotland is deemed to have less clout in the corridors of power than Nissan UK, or Deutsche Bank. The promise by the former Tory Lord Chancellor, and leading Brexit campaigner, Michael Gove, that Scotland could have powers over immigration after Brexit has been forgotten.
Scotland will be severely disadvantaged by Brexit, and not just by the loss of subsidies and citizenship and the restoration of tariffs and non tariff barriers. Under devolved taxation, Holyrood needs a healthy working age population to maintain its tax revenues to pay for public services. This requires inward migration of around 24,000 workers a year, just to maintain stability. Already, firms are finding that Europeans are reluctant to come here because of the uncertainty about their security and status.
This is the most toxic fallout from Brexit: it is creating an image abroad of a xenophobic Britain, an inward looking Little England that has lost all faith in collective decision-making and international solidarity. Scotland has been an outward-looking, European nation since the middle ages and this regression to a fortress Britain is anathema. Hard Brexit is not something anyone could have envisaged back in September 2014 and it more than justifies another referendum, morally if not legally. The Scottish independence referendum was won on a false prospectus: the assumption that Scotland would remain in the EU. Material changes don't come more material than this.
The UK government is confident that Scots will not opt for independence, now or in the future. The decline in oil revenues and poor economic growth means Scotland has nowhere else to go, or so they believe. Moreover, an independent Scotland, after Brexit will have to cope with a “hard border” between Scotland, which is in the EU, and England which is out of it.
But these are not insurmountable problems. The White Paper makes clear that no such hard border will exist between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit, and that is a precedent that could apply to Scotland. And if Scotland's economic future is uncertain, so now is the UK's. There is no longer any status quo for Better Together to claim as the risk-free option. Either way, Brexit or independence - it's a leap in the dark.
One thing is certain: Europe will not cold shoulder an independent Scotland now as it might have in 2014. If Scotland leaves the UK before Brexit is completed, it could retain all the advantages of being in the single market without a hard border with the rest of the UK. This continuity could make Scotland an attractive place not just for skilled workers, but for companies looking for access both to the new UK single market and the European one.
The timing of the referendum is crucial. If Scotland wants to remain, with Ireland, in Europe the referendum needs to take place well before 2019. It will require great courage and confidence on the part of Scots to seize this moment, and it's not clear whether that confidence exists right now. Certainly, there is not an obvious demand for a new referendum in the opinion polls, though support for independence remains as high as it was in 2014. But attitudes can change very rapidly, and if Scots are given a well argued case, they almost certainly can be persuaded.
The UK government will fight like hell to avoid a referendum on independence, however. Having voted for Brexit, MPs are unlikely to vote for Scoxit, and since the constitution is reserved to Westminster, the UK parliament will have to give its assent. But Westminster cannot block a referendum if there is clear evidence of a demand for one. It will be up to the Scottish government to generate that demand.
Scots must be made aware that they’re now in the last chance saloon as far as Europe is concerned. After Brexit is a done deal, Scotland will be locked into a new incorporating Union, and secession will be fiercely resisted by a highly centralised UK state. In the next crucial twelve months every Scottish voter is going to have to ask themselves the unavoidable question: do we stay, or do we go?

venres, 3 de febreiro de 2017

Presentación do libro de Xosé Iglesias "A relixión do mar" na Libraría Pedreira #poemas #cultura #Galiza #Mar





Con Xosé Iglesias e a profesora Fina Méndez Rodríguez 







xoves, 2 de febreiro de 2017

Sobre #Brexit, González Pons e o veto español e o segundo referendo de independencia en Escocia #indyref2 #MichaelFallon

First Minister's Questions - Scottish Parliament: 2nd February 2017 #FMQs #Scotland

Brexit, González Pons, Escocia e outras historias non contadas / Brexit, González Pons, Scotland and others untold stories

É oficial, a Cámara dos Comúns ven de aprobar a lei para pór en marcha a activación do artigo 50.

De 59 deputados escoceses en Westminster tan só un conservador, o Secretario de Estado para Escocia votou a favor do Brexit. E o mais surreal desta votación é que o Goberno británico non presentou un plan escrito antes do debate e da votación (o chamado White Paper), senón despois de que se tome a decisión.

A lider escocesa conservadora tampouco está exenta de polémica, froito do caos e da desesperación que enfrontan neste momento, xa que a posición do Goberno e do Parlamento escocés foi clara e contundente dende o primeiro momento. A Ruth Davidson non se lle ocurriu outra barbaridade maior e comparou o debate de independencia de Escocia cunha guerra fraticida, ocasionando todo tipo de reaccións dende voces de todas as tendencias políticas.





E mentras tanto, no Parlamento Europeo, convidados oficialmente, os representantes de Escocia e Xibraltar deixaron titulares. Como nón, González Pons, que leva anos conspirando cos seus colegas británicos en contra de Escocia, tamén deu titulares.
González Pons, non fala como membro do Goberno español, pero xoga a alimentar debate sobre o que eu chamo #TheSpanishVetoMyth ou a ameaza pantasma do veto español á permanencia de Escocia na UE.
Claro que o que non nos conta a prensa é a chamada de atención que tivo por parte da Presidenta da Comisión Constitucional do Parlamento Europeo pola súa ineptitude e falta de respecto cós convidados, o Primeiro Ministro de Xibraltar, Sr. Picardo  e a Ministra de Asuntos Exteriores de Escocia, Fiona Hyslop.



Aquí vos deixo algúns artigos recordatorios das manobras de González Pons, Barroso e compañía durante 2012-2014, e videos que vos darán unha idea de oculta a prensa e que titulares lle interesa alimentar...

Thank you to @danutahuebner Chair of the European Parliament's Constitutional Ctee for the invitation to set out Scotland's position today
— Fiona Hyslop (@FionaHyslop) 30 de enero de 2017

Prestade atención, porque nas vindeiras semanas os acontecementos pódense acelerar, e a pantasma do veto español continúa planeando pola BBC e prensa unionista.
"And don't speak to me about Scotland, which as you know or should know, responds to very different historic & constitutional assumptions... and by the way, if Scotland had half the half of the powers that Catalonia has, they wouldn't go to so much bother there!"




https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/mas-cambia-mas-se-vuelve-la-misma-cosa/




luns, 30 de xaneiro de 2017

24 de febreiro, día de #RosalíadeCastro // 24th of February: Rosalía de Castro's Day #Cultura #Galicia #Culture #Poetry #Poesía #RosalíaTe


Celebremos o día de Rosalía de Castro regalando un libro en galego e unha flor 

24th of February: Rosalía de Castro's Day (our poetess, our bard) 

Let's celebrate Rosalía de Castro's Day by giving someone a book in Galician language and a flower! 



domingo, 29 de xaneiro de 2017

Visiting Málaga and Granada // Visitando Málaga e Granada #Andalucía #Alhambra #Traveling

#BurnsNight2017 in Compostela / Noite de Burns 2017 en Compostela #ScotlandinEurope #Poetry #Poesía #Culture #Scotland #Galicia

Like every year, we celebrate our Burns Supper in the good company of some relatives and friends. We had haggis, whisky, a Scottish cake; we read Burns's poems in Scots and Galician languages, we sang, we laughed and we dedided to repeat it again next year. 
Scotland's culture belongs in Europe as Burn's culture belongs in the World. 
Thank you to our guests for their fantastic collaboration organizing this Burns Night 2017.



Como cada ano celebramos a nosa Cea de Rabbie Burns, o bardo escocés, na boa compañia dalgúns familiares e amigos. Comimos haggis, whisky, unha tarta escocesa; limos poemas de Burns en lingua escocesa e galega, cantamos, rimos e decidimos repetir outra vez o vindeiro ano. 
A cultura escocesa pertence a Europa tanto como a cultura de Burns pertence ao mundo. 
Moitas grazas aos nosos convidad@s pola súa fantástica colaboración organizando esta Noite de Burns 2017.





venres, 20 de xaneiro de 2017

Asociación de Pacientes e Usuarios do CHUS : O colapso e o deterioro do Sergas #SanidadePública #StopRecortes

Un pracer coñecer a membros da Asociación de Pacientes e Usuarios do CHUS e falar con Fernando Abraldes e Mª Carmen Pazos sobre a situación de colapso e deterioro que veñen sufrindo os servizos públicos na atención aos pacentes e usuarios do Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago.  



Podedes contactar con eles vía web: 

ou por Facebook:
 https://www.facebook.com/pacientesCHUS/
Estarán encantados de informarvos e asesorarvos. E recordade que tod@s somos potenciais pacientes e usuarios dos servizos sanitarios. Coidemos deles e defendamos unha sanidade pública, universal e de calidade.



mércores, 18 de xaneiro de 2017

Brexit duro: Escocia, Norte de Irlanda e os dereitos humanos // Hard Brexit: Scotland, Northern Ireland and Human Rights #Brexit #EuropeanCourt

Brexit means:  HARD BREXIT . It will cause enourmous trouble in Scotland and Northern Ireland; it's also, from my point of view, a great threat for workers and human rights. 


Brexit significa: BREXIT DURO causando enorme problema en Escocia e Norte de Irlanda e dende o meu punto de vista, unha grande ameaza para os dereitos dos traballadores e os dereitos humanos





Thank you, once again, to Peter Curran for sharing these videos:
Grazas a Peter Curran unha vez mais por compartir estes videos:

Theresa May's Speech / Discurso de Theresa May 



Nicola Sturgeon's reaction // Reacción de Nicola Sturgeon

Fiona Hyslop confirmou durante sesión no Parlamento escocés, que o Goberno escocés mantivo contactos con todos os 28 Estados membros da Unión Europea (incluido España, dato importante) 

Mariano Rajoy's Reaction / Reacción de Mariano Rajoy


"Today the British Government has not raised to the EU its formal request to start negotiations to leave the Union... [...] Four freedoms: circulation, people, goods and services go together and it's not possible to pick and choose" 

The Spanish TV (Antena 3 (conservative)) reported May's hard #BrexitSpeech and Mariano Rajoy's stern evaluation
The editorials of the Spanish newspapers on Brexit are very interesting today and they deserve to be mentioned 

As editoriais da prensa española hoxe sobre Brexit son moi interesantes e merecen unha mención






sábado, 14 de xaneiro de 2017

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement by Independence Live

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement by Independence Live Convención en Glasgow para construir unha nova campaña de independencia de cara a un segundo referendo

xoves, 12 de xaneiro de 2017

First Minister Question - The Scottish Parliament #LiveStreaming from its #Facebookpage #politics #Scotland #FMQs

Parabéns ao Parlamento escocés por facer ainda mais accesible a súa actividade, emitindo ao vivo as Preguntas á Primeira Ministra dende a súa páxina de facebook.

Congratulations to the Scottish Parliament for making it even easier to follow its activity by broadcasting live FMQs from its Facebook page.  

Twitter: @ScotParl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottishparliament/






Libro recomendado/ Recommended book: La Banda de Música de Santiago de #Compostela #Musica #Historia #History #Music