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    This is an oligarchy, not a democracy: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the real reason why change never seems to come
    Jan30

    This is an oligarchy, not a democracy: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the real reason why change never seems to come

    “At the parliament of animals, the rabbits demanded equal rights, and the lions replied, ‘But where are your claws?’” We often hear it reported that in some benighted countries the people believe that “Democracy is a nice idea, but it’s not for us. We need a strong guiding hand.” So convinced of this are these people that, given the...

    Canadian doctors help turn around injured Ukrainian boy’s life
    Jan30

    Canadian doctors help turn around injured Ukrainian boy’s life

    Mykola Nyzhn, 11, lost both legs and an arm in an explosion in Ukraine. His future looked bleak until a Canadian medical mission to Ukraine got word of his situation. Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn tells CTV’s W5 about Mykola’s long road to recovery. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Humanitarian Activist Missing In Ukraine’s Donetsk
    Jan30

    Humanitarian Activist Missing In Ukraine’s Donetsk

    Ukrainian humanitarian activist Maryna Cherenkova has reportedly been detained by separatist security forces in the eastern city of Donetsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What This Progressive Gets Wrong on Land Mines
    Jan30

    What This Progressive Gets Wrong on Land Mines

    Whenever I write on any of the treaties beloved of the left – whether it’s the treaty on land mines, on cluster munitions, or on conventional arms – I’m sure that, somewhere, I’m outraging a progressive. This time, Michael Moore, a campaigner at Landmines in Africa – and presumably no more than an ideological relative of the...

    The 15 most miserable countries in the world
    Jan30

    The 15 most miserable countries in the world

    ReutersFor the third year in the row, Venezuela is the most miserable nation in the world according to analysis published by the Cato Institute. The institute’s annual Misery Index ranks nations based on data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The rankings, which are compiled by Johns Hopkins University Professor Steve H. Hanke,...

    Russia, Ukraine, And Belarus Want To ‘Be Like Bill’
    Jan29

    Russia, Ukraine, And Belarus Want To ‘Be Like Bill’

    The viral meme Be Like Bill has taken social media by storm in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, where it has been repurposed by government critics, politicians, and military officials. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Russian fighter jet conducted an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of US recon plane
    Jan29

    A Russian fighter jet conducted an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of US recon plane

    Screenshot/https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=IfdR0G5gc_s#t=38A Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within 20 feet of a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday in Moscow’s latest military provocation involving dangerous aerial encounters. “On Jan. 25 an RC-135 aircraft flying a...

    NATO Spending Still Shrinking
    Jan29

    NATO Spending Still Shrinking

    Despite the ongoing Russian occupation of eastern Ukraine and the conflicts in Syria and Libya that are driving millions of refugees into Europe, the European members of NATO still cut their defense spending overall last year. Reuters reports: NATO’s defence spending as a share of economic output fell 1.5 percent in 2015, the sixth straight...

    Russia Tops List for European Court of Human Rights Violations
    Jan29

    Russia Tops List for European Court of Human Rights Violations

    Russia violated the convention of the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) more times than any other country in 2015, Russian weekly newspaper Novaya Gazeta reports. Human rights abuses in Russia have long been cause for concern among international organizations and earlier this week Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a damning assessment of the...

    As Russian food prices spike higher, some winners emerge
    Jan29

    As Russian food prices spike higher, some winners emerge

    First came President Vladimir Putin’s sanctions on U.S. and European Union food products in 2014, a response to international sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis. […] as part of a farmers’ cooperative selling high-end organic dairy products to moneyed Muscovites, Druganina employs 18 people and keeps more...