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    Top American Diplomat Decries “Lies” of Russian Media
    Jan27

    Top American Diplomat Decries “Lies” of Russian Media

    America’s top diplomat in Europe denounced Russian state-media coverage of the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday and belittled the Kremlin’s propaganda efforts in the United States as fallacious and ineffective. “All you have to do is look at RT’s tiny tiny audience in the United States to understand what happens when you broadcast...

    Fun With Conspiracy Theories: Was the Chernobyl Disaster a CYA Move to Hide Something Even Worse?
    Jan27

    Fun With Conspiracy Theories: Was the Chernobyl Disaster a CYA Move to Hide Something Even Worse?

    Dormant for a decade and a half, the Russian Woodpecker appeared to return in December 2013. Once, the notorious tapping of the massive Soviet over-the-horizon radar had frustrated and puzzled Western radio operators, who could discern neither the origin nor purpose of the strange signal. It was coming from somewhere behind the Iron Curtain; its...

    Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks
    Jan27

    Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated. The move came after Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed the Ukrainian government to...

    Globalization, 21st Century Style: The National Security State Goes Global
    Jan27

    Globalization, 21st Century Style: The National Security State Goes Global

    Cross-posted with TomDispatch.comRemember the glory days of the 1990s, when our interconnectedness — the ever-tighter embrace of Disney characters, the Swoosh, and the Golden Arches — was endlessly hailed? It was the era of “globalization,” of Washington-style capitalism triumphant, and the planet, we were told, would be...

    Remembering the Holocaust, Seven Decades Later
    Jan27

    Remembering the Holocaust, Seven Decades Later

    Tuesday marks 70 years since the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp complex in 1945. A decade ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that designated the anniversary of that day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Around 300 survivors participated in a commemoration ceremony at the site of the...

    UN: E. Ukraine Children Seeking Refuge in Bomb Shelters
    Jan27

    UN: E. Ukraine Children Seeking Refuge in Bomb Shelters

    The U.N. Children’s Fund reports more than 1,000 children are forced to seek refuge in underground bomb shelters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk because of ongoing fighting and heavy shelling. UNICEF says these children are living in appalling conditions, suffering enormous levels of stress and are in urgent need of help. The...

    Auschwitz’s last survivors urge a troubled Europe not to forget
                            
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    Jan27

    Auschwitz’s last survivors urge a troubled Europe not to forget [Photos]

    World leaders joined around 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. …read more Source: [Photos]" rel=nofollow>The Toronto...

    Putin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine
    Jan27

    Putin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine

    Putin, who was absent from Tuesday’s commemorations in Poland because of a deep strain between Russia and the West over Ukraine, visited the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow where he talked about Ukrainian nationalists’ collaboration with the Nazis in killing Jews during World War II. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Jan27

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    Holocaust survivor Igor Malitsky of Ukraine, left, touches is face wile attending a ceremony at the Executions Wall, or Wall of Death, of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tue… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Putin visits Jewish Museum on Auschwitz liberation anniversary, slams Ukrainian government
    Jan27

    Putin visits Jewish Museum on Auschwitz liberation anniversary, slams Ukrainian government

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz to press the Russian points on Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...