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    Cohen: The selective Conservative memory
    Jan27

    Cohen: The selective Conservative memory

    On February 15, 1965, 10,000 people gathered on Parliament Hill. They were there, in the shadow of the Peace Tower, to watch the raising of Canada’s new flag. At noon, amidst a muffled 21-gun salute, a gust of wind gave the flag “the first flutter of life,” Peter C. Newman observed. “If our nation by God’s grace endures a thousand...

    Diana #Garkusha (Photo)
    Jan27

    Diana #Garkusha (Photo)

    Diana #Garkusha (Miss Ukraine Photo) …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    OSCE calls on Russia to close its border with Ukraine
    Jan27

    OSCE calls on Russia to close its border with Ukraine

    JC FinleyVIENNA, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe appealed to Russia to close its border with Ukraine in order to contain conflict in the border region. …read more Source: United Press...

    Jewish leader warns of rise of anti-Semitism on Auschwitz anniversary
    Jan27

    Jewish leader warns of rise of anti-Semitism on Auschwitz anniversary

    Russian President Vladimir Putin absent – even though the Soviet Red Army liberated the camp – the result of the deep chill between the West and Russia over Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    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...