I want to take a closer look at this Democracy in Europe Movement. I see where the Spanish Judge, Baltasar Garzon is part of it.
Click on the small text under the Title of this posting, the category “Baltasar Garzon”, to generate a list of postings related to him. The first is
2009-03-31 Will a Spanish Judge Bring Bush-Era Figures to Justice? (torture at Guantanamo Bay)
He has pushed for prosecution of transnational corporations.
Earlier, Garzon played a significant role in tackling the brutal military dictator of Chile, Augusto Pinochet. Not all accounts tell of Garzon’s role.
Pinochet’s regime was responsible for various human rights abuses during its reign, including murder and torture of political opponents. According to a government commission report that included testimony from more than 30,000 people, Pinochet’s government killed at least 3,197 people and tortured about 29,000. Two-thirds of the cases listed in the report happened in 1973. (Wikipedia)
I will spare you the details of the sadism and the horror.
Maybe – – I don’t know – – the difficulty in stopping Pinochet, and bringing him to trial ?: it was a CIA-backed coup that put Pinochet in power, in the first place, in 1973.
At any rate, if Baltasar Garzon is involved, I am interested. He seems to me to be a man of integrity and courage.