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    This is how we spooked Putin: What the New York Times won’t tell you about the American adventure in Ukraine
    Feb24

    This is how we spooked Putin: What the New York Times won’t tell you about the American adventure in Ukraine

    All of a sudden, straight out of nowhere, Ukraine creeps back into the news. There is renewed fighting in the rebellious eastern regions. There is political warfare in Kiev. There is paralysis in the upper reaches. There is some new formation called the Revolutionary Right Forces occupying the Maidan—the very same Independence Square where, two...

    TV-radio listings: Feb. 24
    Feb24

    TV-radio listings: Feb. 24

    TV-radio listings: Soccer Manchester City at Dynamo Kyiv FS1 1:30 p.m. Soccer Aletico Madrid at PSV Eindhoven FS2 1:30 p.m. Soccer Salt Lake at Tigres UNAL FS2 7 p.m. Soccer Santos Laguna at Los Angeles FS1 9 p.m. …read more Source: The Houston...

    Ex-member of Nazi death squad wins another chance to keep Canadian citizenship
    Feb24

    Ex-member of Nazi death squad wins another chance to keep Canadian citizenship

    TORONTO — The federal government has hit another roadblock in its decades-long effort to strip Canadian citizenship from a now 92-year-old man who was once a member of a brutal Nazi death squad. In its decision, the Federal Court of Appeal set aside a ruling against Helmut Oberlander and ordered the government to take another look at the case....

    What it looks like when Russians celebrate the Red Army
    Feb24

    What it looks like when Russians celebrate the Red Army

    Defenders of the Fatherland Day was celebrated across much of the former Soviet Union this week. Started in 1919 to mark the founding of the Red Army, today the Feb. 23 holiday celebrates the USSR’s former glory and all things military. Though the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, some Soviet republics such as Belarus and Kyrgyzstan still...

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content
    Feb23

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content

    Content shared on social media has ever-increasing potential to be used as evidence of wartime atrocities and human rights violations. However, traditional social media models are stifling activists and burying evidence. There is a need for more tools and technologies built specifically for activists.User-generated content shared over social...

    Ceasefire or Bait-and-Switch?
    Feb23

    Ceasefire or Bait-and-Switch?

    Oh dear, another day, another “cessation of hostilities” in Syria that is likely to be anything but. How come?As news reports make abundantly clear, the main external protagonists are supposed to deliver their clients and proxies to a cessation of hostilities (legally distinct from a “ceasefire.”) That means the U.S., Saudi, and Turkish...

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content
    Feb23

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content

    Content shared on social media has ever-increasing potential to be used as evidence of wartime atrocities and human rights violations. However, traditional social media models are stifling activists and burying evidence. There is a need for more tools and technologies built specifically for activists.User-generated content shared over social...

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content
    Feb23

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content

    Content shared on social media has ever-increasing potential to be used as evidence of wartime atrocities and human rights violations. However, traditional social media models are stifling activists and burying evidence. There is a need for more tools and technologies built specifically for activists.User-generated content shared over social...

    Behind Closed Doors: Ukraine’s Panicked Meeting Ahead Of Crimean Seizure
    Feb23

    Behind Closed Doors: Ukraine’s Panicked Meeting Ahead Of Crimean Seizure

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has published a previously top-secret transcript of a closed-door meeting it held on February 28, 2014 — just a few days before Moscow’s seizure of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Global tensions send Russian vodka exports plummeting 40 percent
    Feb23

    Global tensions send Russian vodka exports plummeting 40 percent

    Clashes with the West over Ukraine and Syria are hitting home for the Russian economy, as foreign markets for its signature spirit, vodka, fell sharply in 2015. The Russian business newspaper Kommersant reported Tuesday that exports of vodka by both value and physical volume was off 40.2 percent in 2015, … …read more Source: The...