The recorded history of Gibraltar (pictured in 1782) spans over 2,900 years. First inhabited 50,000 years ago by the Neanderthals, Gibraltar may have been one of their last refuges before their extinction. To the Carthaginians and Romans it was one of the Pillars of Hercules at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea. Moors from North Africa first settled and fortified it, calling it Jebel al-Tarik, later corrupted into Gibraltar. Castile contested it and eventually conquered it in 1462, after which it became part of Spain. An Anglo-Dutch force seized it in 1704. It was ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht, signed on 13 July 1713. Spain unsuccessfully besieged Gibraltar in 1704, 1727 and 1779–83; its status is still disputed. The territory became a British Crown colony and an important trading post and base for the Royal Navy during the Peninsular War. During the Second World War it was a key British garrison, controlling access to the Mediterranean. Gibraltar’s fourteen sieges have led to it becoming “one of the most densely fortified and fought over places in Europe”. Today it is a self-governing British Overseas Territory with an economy based largely on financial services, shipping and tourism.
Since 1985, Gibraltar has undergone major changes as a result of reductions in Britain’s overseas defence commitments. Most British forces have left the territory, which is no longer seen as a place of major military importance. Its economy is now based on tourism, financial services, shipping and Internet gambling. Gibraltar is largely self-governed, with its own parliament and government, though the UK maintains responsibility for defence and foreign policy. Its economic success has made it one of the wealthiest areas of the European Union.
- Gambling on Gibralter (jackcollier7.com)
- Malvinas/Gibraltar hand-to-hand with Argentina: “a ridiculous adventure” opposition tells Rajoy (en.mercopress.com)
- See you in court, Gibraltar chief tells Spain over fishing spat (uk.reuters.com)
- UK warship heads for Gibraltar (timesofmalta.com)
- See you in court, Gibraltar head tells Spain over fishing spat (theglobeandmail.com)
- Gibralter – should it be ruled by Spain? (bookmarkdaily.wordpress.com)
- Britain to fight dirty over Gibraltar hostility by using EU veto to block Spain’s plans (express.co.uk)
- Gibraltar: Britain may SUE Spain over border checks row (mirror.co.uk)
- What are the competing claims over Gibraltar? (bbc.co.uk)
I obtained a video just recently relating to 1954 by coincidence date of my birth! It made very interesting listening and just stumbled on this article! An excellent read and well worth knowing who is behind the scenes, manipulating our world!
Originally posted on ExplosiveReports.Com:
June 19, 2013
Environmental think tank aspired to global matrix of manufactured consent
Recently unearthed documents from the private collection of former diplomat and Bilderberg regular George C. McGhee have revealed (among other things) that the Club of Rome in 1970 wanted to create a “global matrix approach”, or G-Matrix approach, as a means of bringing people into an enviro-eugenicist mindset globally.
The Club of Rome was an influential think tank, advocating among other things worldwide population reduction and global environmental governance.
The author of the uncovered manuscript from 1970 was Italian industrialist Aurelio Peccei, who founded the Club of Rome in 1968. Peccei wrote that any acceptance of the Club’s conclusions “relies heavily on a global matrix approach”. Furthermore he writes that these conclusions by the infamous Club (which includes advocacy of worldwide population reduction) can only be generally accepted “through (…) an iterative, global…
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1807 was a momentous year in British history as it brought the abolition of the slave trade. Yet it is estimated that today around the world there are more slaves being held captive than ever before. Organisations like The Salvation Army have never ceased to raise awareness of the continuing problem and in the 126 countries in which we operate, human trafficking is a high priority and we respond in practical ways depending on the local need and our resources.
So where are the 21st century slaves? Yes, there are children held in parts of Africa, harvesting cocoa beans to make our chocolate; women in Asia are trapped and exploited to make the cheap clothes that we wear and discard; and in the South Pacific men are enslaved on ships. However, people are also enslaved right on our doorstep, living in our communities, in the UK. They are often hidden but not necessarily invisible; you may see them but not recognise them; but you can help them. http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=109966
- Indian History, British History, National History, World History (timemaps.wordpress.com)
- Evaluating England’s Role in Opposing Slavery (stephenbasdeo.wordpress.com)
- Invitation: Be a part of Black British history (leahcharles.wordpress.com)
- Database of British Slave Owners (eogn.com)