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    Women’s Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015
    May06

    Women’s Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015

    I am a Woman in Black from Belgrade. I was one of the organizers of the the first feminist conference in East Europe, Drug-ca Zena in 1978 in Belgrade. I am also the author of “The Diary of the Political Idiot,” maybe the first war diary written by a woman distributed over the Internet. In 2005, I happened to be in New York at the UN...

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia
    May06

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia

    A little more than a year and-a-half ago, the very idea of creating such fortifications — reminiscent of World War I trench warfare — would have struck many as perverse …read more Source: Vancouver...

    At Least 42 Ceasefire Violations in Six Hours in Ukraine
    May06

    At Least 42 Ceasefire Violations in Six Hours in Ukraine

    Both pro-government and pro-Russian sides have reported increasingly intense fire in eastern Ukraine, despite the ceasefire still being in place. Ukraine’s defence forces in the war stricken Donbas region, referred to as the Anti-Terrorist Operations units (ATO), accused the rebels today of violating the agreement 42 times in only six hours...

    Top EU Official Confident Britain Will Stay
    May06

    Top EU Official Confident Britain Will Stay

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief said that she was confident Britain would remain within the bloc as it was in the interests of both the EU and Britain, which goes to the polls on Thursday. The stakes are higher than usual for the election because of a rare confluence of factors which mean Britain’s future in the EU, as well...

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia
    May06

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia

    HOPTIVKA, Ukraine — The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine’s eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together with more barbed wire...

    The Failures of Putin’s Ukraine Strategy
    May06

    The Failures of Putin’s Ukraine Strategy

    A little over a year since Moscow seized Crimea and instigated the “Russian spring” in a bid to detach the entire east and south of Ukraine, the Kremlin would seem to be the master of the situation. By all accounts Russian rule remains wildly popular in Crimea itself, with the notable exception of the Crimean Tatars, who are not numerous enough...

    Poroshenko Warns Of Worsening Conflict
    May06

    Poroshenko Warns Of Worsening Conflict

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko warned on May 6 of a growing threat of large-scale military action in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    No Quiet on the Eastern Front
    May06

    No Quiet on the Eastern Front

    Tensions with the West are approaching a fever pitch ahead of Russia’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of its victory in World War II on Saturday. A rehearsal in Red Square on Monday featured the debut of Russia’s new Armata T–14 third-generation main battle tank—the world’s first completely new tank design in over 35 years...

    5 Ukrainian troops killed in action against separatists as cease-fire deal teeters
    May06

    5 Ukrainian troops killed in action against separatists as cease-fire deal teeters

    Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Report: 38 Million Internally Displaced Worldwide
    May06

    Report: 38 Million Internally Displaced Worldwide

    More people than ever before have been forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict according to a new report by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. A record-breaking 38 million people worldwide were internally displaced in 2014, including 11 million who were newly displaced, the group said. It is the third...