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Corbyn is *dangerous on health*
Some two decades ago, in Sydney, Australia, I ran a campaign. Many of my friends who were living with HIV/Aids were living in dire poverty. One of my friends was surviving in part on what he could grow in his back garden. So myself and the founding Editor o...
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The EU + Ukraine: London meeting organised
London will have an opportunity June 10 to hear and question a prominent Ukrainian journalist on the European Union and Ukraine. Co-founder of Hromadske International and and 2016 fellow at FCO's International Leaders Programme Maxim Eristavi will be discu...
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Persecution of Crimean Tatars needs sanctions response
Hoardings on the border. Left: On your way to Crimean Tatar Autonomy. Right:
On your way from Crimea to Free Ukraine. Via Olga Klymenko It is way past time for action by the West against the persecutors of the Crimean Tartar people. As Halya Cornash puts i...
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Crimean referendum second anniversay myths exposed
Reblogged with permission . ==== By Halya Cornash It is exactly two years since the so-called ‘referendum’ in Crimea which Russia cites as justification of its annexation of sovereign Ukrainian territory. The anniversary comes as Russia looks set to crimina...
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Moldova: A mouse, roaring a truth
Pic of recent massive demonstration outside Moldovan Parliament. This story might appear obscure but it reflects a bigger issue - about how Russian revanchism is reported back through democratic Europe's free media.  The issues it describes have also often ...
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Russia: punishment psychiatry back in vogue
Reblogged with permission from People & Nature . === By Gabriel Levy The Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky has been sent to the
notorious Serbsky Institute of psychiatry, and his family and lawyers
are worried about him. On 9 November Pavlensky p...
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Leave Jez alone!
Jez's furious face Today's by all objective standards disastrous appearance by Jeremy Corbyn at the House of Commons Inquiry into antisemitism has really upset his fans. Chief target of their ire at time of writing is Chuka Umunna. For one precious snowflak...
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Jamala's win must lead to support for Crimean Tatars
It was clear even during the semi-finals of Eurovision that the presence of Ukraine's Jamala and her song about the genocide of the Crimean Tatars by the USSR had already drawn attention to the plight of her people - I saw a number of tweets saying as much....
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Boris' 'Kenyan ancestry' slur has UK roots
When Boris Johnston's Sun column appeared earlier today attacking President Obama and a storm blew up I assumed one thing - he'd got the idea from the American kook-o-sphere. After all, there were plenty of snake oil salesmen making money off the US right f...
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There's a similarly bizarre baddie Ukranians plot in the 'Sherlock Holmes in NYC' show 'Elemental'. My mouth fell open seeing it.
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Большинство жителей России уверены в том, что весь мир ненавидит Россию. Пропаганда в Западных СМИ злобная и беспощадная, и рисует негативный образ России, обеляет Украину, чтобы они не делали. Так ли это? Я только что...
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When Soviet hipsters risked jail for Jazz
Cross post from Little Green Footballs . Here's a fantastic little documentary on the time when Jazz, Rock'n'Roll, anything sung by an emigre, even 'gypsy' music was illicit in the USSR.

How people managed to distribute music is extraordinary - they used x...
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If Labour Moderates Were Football Fans ...
[Click for larger version] Reblogged with permission from my mate Jake Goretzki , who is a self-described 'September the Twelfther' (one of those who left the Labour Party on the day that Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader).  Jake says that the idea behind hi...
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