Friday, May 14, 2010

El Juez Baltasar Garzon, suspendido. Judge Baltasar Garzon suspended.

Photo of a mass grave in Malaga, here they found thousands: Arciniega La Opinion de Malaga (2007)

Francisco Goya "Murio la Verdad" (1810-1814) from the Disasters of War

Garzón sale entre aplausos de la Audiencia Nacional video from tve (Spain)

End-of-term academentia has kept me away from the blog as has near-constant tweeting to keep up with fast-changing and ever more horrible events in Spain related to the persecution of Judge Garzon by fascists, Socialists who are either jealous of his prominence or resentful of his persecution of corruption within their own party, and judges still loyal to the dictatorship during which they first began their "legal" careers. As I explain to friends unfamiliar with the situation, what is happening in Spain now is akin to imagining Nurenberg judges taken off the bench for investigating Nazi crimes against humanity following suits brought against them by Nazis. As a recent New York Times editorial wrote: "the real crimes are the disappearances (during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship), not the investigations..."

Tonight at 8PM local time there will be demonstrations in front of Spanish Embassies and Consulates all over the world. See

1 comment:

Maxarathiel Les'Shyerar said...

¡Como siempre! Los Fachas en España, tapando los crímenes de casi 35 años de dictadura y aquí no ha pasado nada. por eso les re-jode gente como Garzón, que esta en búsqueda de la verdad y hasta programas como "Cuéntame como paso" que reseña la realidad del pueblo español durante la cruel dictadura de Franco.

¡Saludos Petite!