Given that no one anywhere (including in Russia) seems to still believe the fairytale of Russia’s “non-involvement” in Ukraine, Putin may just decide to drop the pretense, and engage “the fascist evil” (as the Russian media refers to Ukraine) directly. [dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap] full six days … [Read more...] about The Minsk “cease fire” agreement and the calm before the storm.
A quote from Noam Chomsky "Well, the nation state is pretty much a European invention, I mean there were similar things, but the nation state in the modern form was largely created in Europe over many centuries. It's so unnatural and artificial that it had to be imposed by extreme violence. In fact … [Read more...] about Europe’s and its Nation States. 1000 Years
"Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia. I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers." - Putin [dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ast Saturday Putin issued a veiled threat to those in the West who might “threaten Russia’s … [Read more...] about Putin’s Reminder – “Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers.” (Thoughts from Kiev)
After the tragic downing of MH17 the phrase of the day in the western media became “game-changer”. Was this really such an earth-shattering event? Certainly it represented a turning point for politicians and policy-makers in western countries, but in reality, it meant little to the brave soldiers … [Read more...] about Flight MH17 and Pretexts by Putin – Thoughts from Kiev
"In North Korea, the words 'human rights' do not exist.” - The heart wrenching words of escapee Kim Song-Ju. [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f only that were the extent of injustice—the absence of words. But it’s the reality behind the truncated vocabulary that’s truly unspeakable. The dictatorship … [Read more...] about The Future of North Korea Part 1: Will History Repeat Itself?
Over 3000 Irish march through Dublin city centre on Sunday to show solidarity with the people of Palestine. [dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]ver 3000 people marched through Dublin city centre on Sunday to show solidarity with the people of Palestine and to protest the military action taken by Israel. … [Read more...] about 3000 Irish March in Support of Palestine