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40% young Russia: We’ll beat America in nuclear war
Crosspost from LGF . Does America have a clue how much hate against them is being stirred up in Russia? This kind of breakdown in communication was also noted by sociologist Karina Lipiya of the Levada polling organization. “People generally do not want to ...
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Sanctions response needed to Sentsov, Kolchenko case
Via @DarthPutinKGB Reblogged with permission from Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group . The author is one of the leading and most respected human rights activists in Ukraine. === By Halya Colnash International outrage over the long sentences passed on Ukr...
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Ukraine has a new left party
A picket by Ukrainian left party Social Movement Reblogged from Ukraine Solidarity Campaign .    On 13th June in Kyiv, the founding conference of a new Ukrainian left party, Social Movement, took place.  The consolidation of the participants in the ‘Social ...
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Keep an eye on Belarus
Mikola Statkevich + his wife The news on Saturday that Belarus had released the last of its political prisoners took everyone by surprise. It happened, according to AFP , because "political expediency propelled the move as well as the need for risk manageme...
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Brown's right, Corbyn will 'ally' with Putin
See below for why I am illustrating this post with cute ducklings. Pic by Lou Bueno . It is really so pathetic and demonstrative of this Labour leadership election that it is only now we get the 'calling out' of Corbyn on Putin - and it's from Gordan Brown ...
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A socialist take on the Maidan, and after
Please note that this post is fascinating but very long. If you would find it easier to save as a PDF file for later viewing, like on a Kindle, you can find a PDF copy of the original here . That contains the original formatting, this version has been sligh...
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Corbyn is wrong says Ukrainian human rights legend
The author of this piece is one of the most respected figures on human rights in Ukraine. She has been fearless is going after all abusers, from all sides. Her organisation, Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group , was birthed from the legendary Russian huma...
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There is no "civil war" in Ukraine
A Russian war propaganda organ trumpeting the BBC's reaffirmation on terminology Pump 'Ukraine + "civil war"' into Google and click the 'News' tab and you get dozens of results. Deutsche Welle, Newsweek, CNBC, Huffington Post, The Independent, The Nation, W...
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'Very existence' of Crimean Tatars under threat
#everydaydiscrimination A Crimean Tatar worker being told not to speak his native language , speak Russian only. Via RyskeldiSatke . Reblogged from Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group . My only comment is to wonder where the solidarity from fellow Muslims...
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The fascists in Russia's hybrid army
Type 'fascist Ukraine' into Google and the first dozens of results all refer to the Ukrainian government and those forces fighting the Donbas separatists. You will be hard pressed to find any references to the presence of fascists in Russia's hybrid army in...
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Ukraine: Get it together on LGBT rights
Photo from the VKontakte page for the Odesa Festival It is both disturbing and frustrating to read, yet again, of Ukraine once again blocking LGBT rights, in this case the right to demonstrate. As Maxim Eristavi wrote last year , gay people were part of the...
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The left's Russia naivete
Since I patted Harold Wilson on the back in a Miners' Welfare hall in the Midlands in the 70s I have been boy and man Labour. Even when I was yelling at them over the treatment of lesbian and gay asylum seekers I still supported them because I knew Labour c...
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