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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
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 (81 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)
The Ukrainian government is apparently so sensitive about alternate or critical views concerning its domestic policies (including an on-going "anti-terror operation" in separatist regions) that it has decided to hand out fines and license revocations to any cable providers who still dare to carry Russian-produced media.
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/181440-ukraine-bans-russian-tv/
Posted by another_liberal | Tue Aug 19, 2014, 07:23 PM (13 replies)
Israel has been preventing Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch workers from entering Gaza to investigate allegations of war crimes and human rights violations, a media report supported by group members’ statements claims, Russia Today has learnt. However, human rights groups have been failing in their attempt to get permission from the regional Civil Administration to enter Gaza since July 7, Israeli media outlet Haaretz reports. Israeli authorities gave two reasons for their refusal to grant appropriate permits: the closure of the Erez border crossing, situated between Israel and the Gaza Strip, and that neither group features a list of aid groups approved by Israel’s Ministry of Social Affairs.
But an Israeli newspaper stressed that the Erez border crossing was in fact opened to "journalists, UN employees and Palestinians in need of medical care" during Operation Protective Edge, which was launched July 8. The newspaper also says that according to the Israeli COGAT (coordinator of government activity in the territories) guidelines, exceptions can be made for organizations that are not included on the list. The authority claims that unrecognized groups "may submit an exceptional request that will be considered in light of the prevailing policy based on the political-security situation".
HRW representatives have been barred from entering Gaza through the Erez crossing since 2006, while Amnesty’s representatives have been not allowed to cross since June 2012. The two organizations were able to use Egypt’s Rafah border crossing to enter Gaza until Mohamed Morsi’s government was toppled by the country’s armed forces in 2013. Since then, Egypt has not issued a clear response as to why it has closed its own border, though its military has been active in the Sinai, RT notes.
While both HRW and Amnesty International have made active attempts to obtain permission from Israel to enter the Strip, their requests have been refused on seemingly bureaucratic grounds.
Read more: http://www.independent.mk/articles/8427/Israel+Bars+Amnesty+International++Human+Rights+Watch+from+Entering+Gaza,+Hindering+Investigations
The death through military action of at least fifteen hundred civilians, four hundred of them children, requires no investigation. Israel killed them, so the massacre must have been justified, or so the rest of humanity is apparently supposed to believe.
Posted by another_liberal | Tue Aug 19, 2014, 07:39 AM (14 replies)
Fascist militias, armed at the expense of Ukraine's super-wealthy "oligarchs," are dangerously independent of government control. They have threatened to actually withdraw from fighting separatists and march against Poroshenko if demands they recently made are not agreed to by the government.
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/180972-ukraine-west-influence-army/
Posted by another_liberal | Mon Aug 18, 2014, 07:08 AM (2 replies)
The government in Kiev has declared the long-awaited and desperately needed Russian relief convoy is humanitarian in nature. It appears they have dropped their earlier demand that all the supplies be inspected and transferred to different trucks before they could cross the Ukrainian border. Now it will only be necessary that a sampling of the trucks be inspected before the convoy can finally proceed, or so one hopes.
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/180844-ukraine-recognizes-russia-humanitarian-aid/
Posted by another_liberal | Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:23 AM (6 replies)