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"It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have." James A. Baldwin
When Russian anti-Kiev volunteers are captured by Ukraine they are charged with crimes, very serious ones relating to "aiding terrorism." When Ukrainian regulars cross the border fleeing combat and capture, they are fed and given medical attention, then allowed safe passage back to their own territory.
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/183240-ukraine-troops-russia-border/
Posted by another_liberal | Thu Aug 28, 2014, 07:22 AM (2 replies)
Source: The Independent.
The World Health Organization has withdrawn staff from a laboratory testing for Ebola at Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone after one of its medical workers there was infected during the worst ever outbreak of the disease, a WHO spokesperson said.
"It's a temporary measure to take care of the welfare of our remaining workers," WHO spokesperson Christy Feig said. "After our assessment, they will return."
The WHO has sent nearly 400 people from its own staff and partner organisations to fight the outbreak in West Africa. It said on Sunday that a foreign health worker it had deployed in Sierra Leone had been infected.
Read more: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/africa/who-withdraws-staff-from-sierra-leone-ebola-lab-after-doctor-became-infected-30538487.html
Is it common for so many health workers to become infected in one of these outbreaks? One would think they should have the least chance of any who might come into contact with infected people, due to their training and use of sterile gloves and suits. Pardon me if I am missing something, but this string of doctors and their assistants who have come down with the current Ebola strain is rather troubling.
Posted by another_liberal | Tue Aug 26, 2014, 07:11 PM (4 replies)
Russian Federation Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has announced his country plans to send a second truck convoy of relief supplies to eastern Ukraine. He cited international law as justification for the planned effort, and expressed hopes the humanitarian needs of people under siege in Donetsk and Lugansk areas would be a prominent topic at the international talks on Ukraine which are scheduled to begin tomorrow.
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/182556-ukraine-russia-lavrov-/
Posted by another_liberal | Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:46 AM (0 replies)
Though flatly denied by the Poroshenko government in Kiev, reports are surfacing that a major reversal was suffered yesterday and this morning by Ukrainian forces attempting to complete an encirclement of separatist held Donetsk. If true, this would be a serious setback for the Kiev leadership, especially coming as it does just at the eve of Ukraine's "Independence Day" celebrations, and less than a week before an important international conference on Ukraine.
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/182404-donetsk-forces-trap-hardware/
Donetsk self-defense troops have force-marched dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war along the main street of the rebel-held town in east Ukraine.
People shouted “fascists” at the group, who walked with heads bowed, reports Reuters citing eyewitnesses. The captives were largely unshaven, disheveled and dressed either in combat fatigues or civilian clothes.
Supporters of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk threw plastic bottles and eggs at the group, which comprised of about 50 captive soldiers, reports the Ukrainian Ostrov news website.
Kiev will spend 40 billion hryvnas (around $3 billion) on weapons and army modernization in 2015-2017, President Poroshenko promised, speaking at the military parade marking Ukraine’s Independence Day. He announced it will be a “modest beginning.”
Poroshenko also said that some of the military personnel engaged in the parade, as well as a portion of the new weaponry on display, will be sent straight to the military zone in the country’s east after the celebration.
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/eastern-ukraine-army-operation-680/
See video of the much discussed display of captured Kiev troops by separatists in Donetsk. Note the size of the crowd of civilians which came to see the prisoners. It is far larger than the "few dozen" which Western media is reporting attended the event:
Posted by another_liberal | Sun Aug 24, 2014, 09:11 AM (114 replies)
Finally a hint of some positive news regarding Ukraine and the end to Poroshenko's brutal civil war of an "anti-terror operation." Maybe soon no more fifteen-year-old girls will be getting their pathetic little arms blown off by Ukrainian Grad rocket batteries?
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/182356-merkel-visit-poroshenko-kiev/
Posted by another_liberal | Sat Aug 23, 2014, 01:53 PM (0 replies)
I'm sorry to say so, but it looks like all of those poor, worn-out, PTSD-suffering multiple combat tour veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are about to be ordered to "mount up" once again. The Pentagon is going back to war where they like doing war the best, in those oil-rich deserts of the Middle East!
Read more at: http://rt.com/usa/182280-us-threat-isis-syria/
STOP THE NEW IRAQ WAR NOW!
Posted by another_liberal | Sat Aug 23, 2014, 08:28 AM (83 replies)
The first several truckloads of Russian donated relief supplies have now reached the besieged city of Lugansk, capital of the self-proclaimed "Peoples Republic of Lugansk."
Read more, and view videos, at: http://rt.com/news/182088-kiev-delay-humanitarian-aid/
Posted by another_liberal | Fri Aug 22, 2014, 12:50 PM (8 replies)
Source: Al Jazeera America
At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola. A WHO report dated Thursday and seen by Reuters said that 592 people had contracted the disease, of whom 70 died. Five health care workers, including one doctor, are among the dead. "This is not Ebola," a WHO spokesman said in an email to Reuters on Thursday.
A local priest who asked not to be named said that the illness had affected several villages and estimated that the death toll was over 100 people. Kinshasa sent its health minister, Felix Kabange Numbi, and a team of experts on Wednesday to the region after reports of several deaths.
The outbreak began in the remote jungle province of Equateur where the first case of Ebola was reported in 1976, prompting speculation that it was the same illness that has killed more than 1,350 people in West Africa and is continuing to spread. Symptoms of the two diseases are similar; they include vomiting, diarrhea and internal bleeding. But the fatality rate for this outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis is much lower than the West Africa Ebola outbreak, at around 12 percent versus close to 60 percent.
The WHO, which sent representatives to the area on Wednesday together with the Congolese team of experts, said four samples would be flown from the town of Boende on Friday to the capital Kinshasa for further testing. Medical charity Doctors Without Borders said it had also sent a team to Equateur province to assess the situation. The group said it was too early to confirm what the disease was.
Read more: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/21/congo-who-disease.html
Are there two different epidemics happening at one time, or is this a mutation (thankfully much less lethal) of the original disease? The current strain of Ebola active in West Africa is also somewhat less lethal than earlier Ebola outbreaks had been. Are we seeing viral evolution, adaptation to a new host? At any rate, this new threat couldn't have chosen a worse time to emerge.
Posted by another_liberal | Thu Aug 21, 2014, 06:19 PM (7 replies)
A fifteen year old year old girl was swimming with friends at a popular public beach. Then in an act of senseless savagery, Ukrainian artillery gunners began shelling the beach.
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/181756-injured-girl-kiev-shelling/
Posted by another_liberal | Thu Aug 21, 2014, 07:06 AM (0 replies)
It appears that EU countries who are "producers of fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meat" want so badly to continue exporting to Russia that they have actually contacted Switzerland to try and get their products shipped to the Russian Federation as if they originated in Switzerland instead.
Read more at: http://rt.com/business/181540-switzerland-rejects-russia-embargo/
Posted by another_liberal | Wed Aug 20, 2014, 08:44 AM (4 replies)