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    Russia’s ‘V-Day’ Glory Over Nazis Overshadowed by Ukraine
    May05

    Russia’s ‘V-Day’ Glory Over Nazis Overshadowed by Ukraine

    Russia is preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, known since the Soviet era as “The Great Patriotic War,” with a series of events, including a massive parade of military hardware and millions of medals handed out to veterans or their relatives. But critics say the Soviet-style display of power and nationalism...

    Bernie Sanders’ Run Can Help the Less War Movement
    May04

    Bernie Sanders’ Run Can Help the Less War Movement

    A key problem confronting Americans who would like to see the U.S. involved in less war is that as Peter Beinart recently noted in the Atlantic:It’s also notoriously hard to mobilize Americans against wars until those wars begin. The anti-Vietnam movement didn’t become a force inside the national Democratic Party until 1968, when more...

    Maclean’s nominated for 19 National Magazine Awards
    May04

    Maclean’s nominated for 19 National Magazine Awards

    Maclean’s has been nominated for 19 National Magazine Awards, including Magazine Website of the Year, Tablet Magazine of the Year and Best Single Issue. With 19 nods—one more than the magazine received in each of the past two years. Maclean’s nominations reflect the work of the entire newsroom and its bureaus — especially in and...

    Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east
    May04

    Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east

    European mediators have called an urgent meeting in Belarus for Wednesday to try to salvage a nearly 3-month-old peace plan for Ukraine, where intense fighting has resumed in recent days and both sides are reported to be gearing up for new offensives. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    NATO and Sweden Send in the Subs
    May04

    NATO and Sweden Send in the Subs

    After more than a year of frequent and provocative incursions by Russian ships, jets, and subs all around Europe, NATO is holding a huge submarine exercise in the North Sea, adjacent to the Baltic. The alliance forces are joined by increasingly close partner Sweden (whose waters also played unwitting host to a purported Russian sub not too long...

    UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day events, despite Ukraine disapproval
    May04

    UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day events, despite Ukraine disapproval

    The U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Out of Kiev’s Hands
    May04

    Out of Kiev’s Hands

    The Russian-occupied Donbass enclave in eastern Ukraine is on the verge of economic and social collapse. That grave fact casts the Russo-Ukrainian war in a different light. Normally, wars are fought over prize territory: winners gain it, losers lose it. In this case, the implosion of the Donbass means that whoever controls the enclave is, in...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, May 4, 2015
    May04

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, May 4, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Farah Samti reports from Tunisia on how the country’s new freedoms have enabled LGBTs to speak out — and conservative forces to strike back. Paramenda Bhagat shows how the Nepal earthquake has also laid bare the country’s intractable political dysfunction....

    Finland Sends Letters To Reservists
    May04

    Finland Sends Letters To Reservists

    The Finnish military has begun sending letters to some 900,000 reservists amid increased tensions between the Nordic states and Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Eastern Ukraine, Doctors Are ‘Terrorists’ and Antibiotics Are Herbs
    May04

    In Eastern Ukraine, Doctors Are ‘Terrorists’ and Antibiotics Are Herbs

    DONETSK, Ukraine — The light illuminating the dilapidated halls of Hospital 21 filters through half-boarded-up windows. Electricity has been out in the hospital for more than six months. Hospital 21, in Donetsk’s Kievsky district, is only half a mile away from Donetsk’s airport — the scene of a four-month-long battle between fighters...