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I still believe in Selma

What if I sat in stillness and looked out of the window of my bedroom at the darkness of pre-dawn?

If I looked out the window at pre-dawn instead of switching on to a device with its glaring screen. 197 more words

Referendum and territorial claims as a justification of annexation : Crimea casus.

Many people justify annexation of Crimea by the Russian president because of the historical reasons. They say, that Crimea was always Russian and that people who lived there speak and feel Russians. 754 more words

International Politics And Security

Moody’s downgrades Ukraine heralding imminent default


International rating agency Moody’s has downgraded the long-term issuer rating of Ukraine to the second lowest Ca grade from Caa3, leaving the outlook negative and a high possibility of the country’s imminent default. 216 more words

World News

Getting the money back - Ukraine

Somewhat belatedly perhaps, by Presidential Decree, President Poroshenko yesterday created the “Inter-agency Working Group on Coordination of the Return of Funds, Received in a Criminal Way by Former Senior Officials, to Ukraine.”  Imaginatively titled, all would agree. 850 more words


Hyping War

From The Ramparts

Junious Ricardo Stanton

Hyping War


“Of course, there are elements of ‘nothing new’ here. The Romans undoubtedly had their version of war porn that involved mocking the Gauls as sub-humans. 1,574 more words

On Being In Ukraine And Wanting Money. Hack Alert!!!

Update: For some of you who have noticed my more than usual absence, an aweful lot of stuff is going on in my “real” world and it takes a lot of time and effort to stay on top of it all. 248 more words

Economic Meltdown