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https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ukrainian-nationalists-honor-wwii-era-paramilitary-group-58494604

Ukrainian nationalists honor WWII-era paramilitary group

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Members of the nationalist movements attend a rally marking Defender of Ukraine Day in centre Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

About 10,000 people have marched through the capital of Ukraine in an annual nationalist commemoration of the formation of the World War II-era Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

About 1,000 police officers were deployed for the Defender of Ukraine Day march. Demonstrators lit colorful flares and shouted slogans such as "We are returning Ukraine to Ukrainians."

There was a scuffle when riot police intervened to stop some protesters attempting to destroy a Soviet-era monument near the parliament building.

The march in Kiev took place amid growing concern about radical far-right nationalists attacking Roma encampments and LGBT and women's rights activists.

Sunday was the 76th anniversary of the formation of the paramilitary group, known by the acronym UPA, that fought against the Soviet army, sometimes in collaboration with Nazi forces.

 

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On 10/13/2018 at 6:24 PM, mr6666 said:

Amy SiskindVerified account @Amy_Siskind 11h11 hours ago

 
 

Let's not forget there was another brutal murder of a journalist who was a government critic last week.

http://europeanjournalists.org/blog/2018/10/07/journalist-victoria-marinova-brutally-murdered-in-bulgaria/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45897503

Viktoria Marinova: Suspect in journalist murder extradited

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Germany has extradited a man suspected of murdering Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova.

Severin Krasimirov was arrested last week in the German town of Stade, near Hamburg.

Bulgaria's interior minister said Mr Krasimirov's DNA matched evidence recovered from the crime scene.

Ms Marinova was attacked while jogging in a park in her hometown of Ruse on 6 October. She was raped, beaten and died of suffocation.

Bulgarian prosecutors have said there is no evidence to suggest the attack was linked to Ms Marinova's work.

She is the third high-profile journalist to be murdered in the EU in the last year.

She had recently hosted a TV programme in which two investigative journalists discussed alleged fraud involving EU funds and prominent businessmen and politicians.

Bulgaria ranks 111 out of 180 countries on the Press Freedom Index – the lowest rating of any EU member.

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https://www.rt.com/op-ed/441873-china-socialism-capitalism-zizek/

Slavoj Žižek: Will our future be Chinese 'capitalist socialism'?

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Despite occasional exceptions, it was once considered almost gospel that democracy and capitalism went hand in hand. China's successful rise knocks the notion on the head.

Official Chinese social theorists paint a picture of today's world which basically remains the same as that of the Cold War.

Thus, the worldwide struggle between capitalism and Socialism goes on unabated, the fiasco of 1990 was just a temporary setback and, today, the big opponents are no longer the US and USSR but America and China, which remains a Socialist country.

Here, the explosion of capitalism in China is read as a gigantic case of what in the early Soviet Union they called New Economic Policy, so that what we have in China is a new "Socialism with Chinese characteristics" but still Socialism. The Communist party remains in power and tightly controls and direct market forces.

Indeed, Domenico Losurdo, the Italian Marxist who died in June this year, elaborated this point in detail, arguing against the "pure"Marxism which wants to establish a new Communist society directly after the revolution, and for a more "realist" view which advocates a gradual approach with turnarounds and failures.

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https://www.news.com.au/sport/football/south-korea-slighted-by-north-korea-anthem-bungle/news-story/08e47e890ed99716adae6739e84db274

South Korea slighted by North Korea anthem bungle

NATIONAL anthem stuff-ups aren’t uncommon before sporting fixtures but this disaster has to be one the worst around.

SOUTH Korean footballers were left dumbfounded at an international tournament in Indonesia when organisers played North Korea’s anthem instead.

Ahead of an AFC under-19 Championship qualifier against Jordan at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium on the outskirts of Jakarta, the South’s team lined up with their hands on their hearts.

But instead of Seoul’s hymn-like anthem Aegukga, North Korea’s national tune blared out, leaving them stony-faced and silent.

The South’s coaching staff told officials of the mistake, and while the correct song was then played, they protested after the game.

Seoul’s football authorities said Tuesday they will file a formal complaint with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

“This is the first time that the North Korean anthem was played instead of Aegukgaat any official international match for any level of the national football team,” the Korea Football Association said in a statement.

The tournament’s local organising committee blamed the error on the audio operator in charge of playing the anthem.

“During the rehearsal, the South Korean anthem was played. But somehow the operator later picked the wrong song file,” Gatot Widagdo, media co-ordinator for the AFF U-19 Youth Championship, told AFP on Tuesday.

“The operator has (since) been replaced and we have apologised to South Korea verbally and in writing.”

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Brazil presidential election:

Who is Jair Bolsonaro, the popular candidate more dangerous than Trump?

The many reasons why Bolsonarismo stands alone when compared to its global far-right peers.
 
...... Endorsement from the political and business elite makes comparisons to classical fascism evocative. As do his threats to machine gun Workers Party supporters, shoot activists in the landless and homeless workers movements and eventually classify these organizations as terrorist organizations. After all, it was this drive to crush the left that most animated fascism.
Allied to sections of the military who want an increasing role in politics, Bolsonaro conjures up the sort of rule last seen in Augusto Pinochet’s Chile or interwar Europe. Political violence is already on the up. ....
 
Bolsonarism signifies an attempt, by the rich and powerful, to sweep away all political division and to potentially do away with a democracy that includes those they feel should be excluded. ......
 

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http://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-students-union-president-sammed-for-saying-wwi-mural-should-go-20181025

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Students’ Union President Slammed For Saying WWI ‘Mural Of White Men’ Should Be Painted Over

The president of Southampton University Students' Union has said that a 'mural of white men' paying homage to war heroes should be painted over.

According to the BBC, Union President Emily Dawes said on Twitter: "Mark my words - we're taking down the mural of white men in the uni senate room, even if I have to paint over it myself."

The mural was painted by Sir William Rothenstein in 1916, and was created as a tribute to students killed in WWI - who as a result were sadly unable to collect their degrees. In the picture, you can see a fallen soldier collecting his honorary degree.

Dawes faced backlash for her tweet, and a petition calling on her to resign from her post has been signed more than 2,500 times.

Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith also criticised Dawes' comments, saying that it was 'in poor taste' to 'disregard the heroic sacrifice of soldiers who sought to defend the very freedoms, including free speech, which [Ms Dawes] has chosen to exercise'.

One social media user also said: "It represents all of the students who became soldiers when called, some who never came back. Taking this down would be a massive dishonour."

Another called on Dawes to 'grow up', asking: "What do you want to do? Re-write history?!"

 

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10 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

we're taking down the mural of white men in the uni senate room, even if I have to paint over it myself

I think she should be painted over.

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53 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

http://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-students-union-president-sammed-for-saying-wwi-mural-should-go-20181025

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Students’ Union President Slammed For Saying WWI ‘Mural Of White Men’ Should Be Painted Over

The president of Southampton University Students' Union has said that a 'mural of white men' paying homage to war heroes should be painted over.

According to the BBC, Union President Emily Dawes said on Twitter: "Mark my words - we're taking down the mural of white men in the uni senate room, even if I have to paint over it myself."

The mural was painted by Sir William Rothenstein in 1916, and was created as a tribute to students killed in WWI - who as a result were sadly unable to collect their degrees. In the picture, you can see a fallen soldier collecting his honorary degree.

Dawes faced backlash for her tweet, and a petition calling on her to resign from her post has been signed more than 2,500 times.

Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith also criticised Dawes' comments, saying that it was 'in poor taste' to 'disregard the heroic sacrifice of soldiers who sought to defend the very freedoms, including free speech, which [Ms Dawes] has chosen to exercise'.

One social media user also said: "It represents all of the students who became soldiers when called, some who never came back. Taking this down would be a massive dishonour."

Another called on Dawes to 'grow up', asking: "What do you want to do? Re-write history?!"

 

 

If this is not PC on STEROIDS what is? :angry:  

Another left wing nut obsession with race.  The mural is about the students who fallen serving their country during WW1...nothing more.

 

The outrage shows people are waking up to this nonsense.

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http://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/india/inside-a-maoist-camp-the-city-in-the-middle-of-a-jharkhand-forest/

Inside a Maoist camp: The ‘city’ in the middle of a Jharkhand forest

In 2010, Alpa Shah, an anthropology professor joined a Naxal platoon that set out on a seven-night march across 250km through Bihar and Jharkhand. An excerpt from her journey.

After an hour and a half of walking, a young man dressed in an olive-green uniform, with an old rifle slung across his shoulder, appeared among the bushes. Behind him were five similarly dressed men, several metres apart. The first sentry post to our destination, I suspected.

‘Lal salaam, lal salaam (Red salute, red salute),’ we greeted them one after another, as they shook our hands and raised their clenched fists in the air. The last soldier was wearing a printed black T-shirt bearing the legend, ‘I’m unreliable, inefficient, unpredictable, unorganised, undisciplined, immature, but I’m fun!’ A message in stark contrast to the disciplined line that the soldiers had formed to greet us, it made me smile.

We walked on, passing two more sentry posts, and then we plunged back into forested terrain. Suddenly the early morning light burst through a clearing in the trees. I blinked my eyes in disbelief. In front of us, bathed in sunlight and framed by the granite hills on three sides, lay a colourful spectacle of interwoven trails reaching out like a spider’s web. Carved out of the shrubbery, the trails were lined at waist height by garlands of rainbow bunting. Crepe paper, carefully cut into triangles, neatly glued on to jute rope by dozens of hands. The trails led from one large tent to another.

I had met the Maoists in their camps many times in the forests of Jharkhand but nothing could have prepared me for this. It was a small, festive city in the middle of the hilly forests. I felt as though we had stumbled upon Lindon of Gil-galad, haven kingdom of the elves in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. A far cry from the dazzling skyscrapers and shopping malls of Gurgaon erected to permanently tower over New Delhi, it was equally impressive for its grandeur and impermanence. It could be taken down within a couple of hours and not a trace of it would be detectable to the unfamiliar, untrained eye.

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https://www.rt.com/news/443372-macron-petain-nazi-collaborator/

‘Pétain is a traitor!’: Macron blasted for planned homage to WWI hero turned Nazi collaborator

French President Emmanuel Macron has been derided for defending his decision to honor Marshal Philippe Pétain, a veteran leader of the First World War who would later collaborate with the Nazis.

“I consider it entirely legitimate that we pay homage to the marshals who led our army to victory. Marshal Pétain was a great soldier in World War One,” Macron said.  

Jewish groups, political opponents and French citizens in general have vented their outrage against the president online. #Pétain is now trending on Twitter in light of Macron’s highly controversial remarks.

“The only thing I wish to remember about #Pétain is that in 1945 he was hit with a wave of national scorn, precluding him from any honor #11November2018,” Francis Kalifat, Head of French Jewish Council (CRIF), tweeted.

“#Pétain is a traitor and an anti-Semitic. His crimes and treason are unprecedented. #Macron, this time it's too much! The history of France is not your toy,” Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of France’s left-wing La France Insoumise party, tweeted in disgust.

However, French journalist Guillaume Perrault pointed out that in 1966, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Verdun, Charles De Gaulle paid homage to Pétain, the “winner of Verdun,” as one of the main architects of winning the war.

Meanwhile, left-leaning political commentator Thomas Guenole argued that Macron’s argument in defense of his decision to honor Pétain is fundamentally flawed: by the same standard, Adolf Hitler could rightfully be given similar honors after his military service in World War I.

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https://www.rt.com/russia/443363-russian-crime-lord-prison/

Crab & caviar: Russian gang lord behind massacre of 12 lived high life in high-security prison

Jailed for organizing brutal murders and extortion, a Russian crime lord lived the high life behind bars, as photos show him indulging in crab meat and caviar while holding banquets with his buddies.

He wasn’t nicknamed ‘Zlodey’ (the Villain) for nothing. Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz is one of the most ruthless thugs in Russia.

In 2010, his gang dispatched a death squad to kill a farmer in the southern Krasnodar Region. The thugs entered the man’s home and murdered him and his family. Neighbors were visiting him at that time, so they killed them, too, and then torched the place. In all, 12 people were butchered that night, including four children.

The hideous crime so shook the nation that the name of the small town the unlucky farmer lived in – Kuschevskaya – became a household name for rampant crime.

The gang members were apprehended shortly thereafter. The public was shocked to learn that they had terrorized the area for decades, acting unhinged and committing crimes with near-total impunity.

The gang leader was sentenced to life in prison (the death penalty is de facto banned in Russia) and later died behind bars. His close associate, Tsepovyaz, who facilitated the murders and paid the killers, got nearly 20 years in jail – a strict-regime penal colony in the Amur Region of Russia’s Far East.

Photos recently published in the media show that the term ‘strict regime’ actually means the opposite when dealing with a man of refined tastes such as Tsepovyaz. Steel bars didn’t come between him and his gourmet meals and parties, as one photo captured him enjoying crab meat and red caviar, both local delicacies.

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Spaniards will Have the Longest Life Expectancy in the World by 2024

 

Spaniards know how to enjoy a glass bottle of good wine and a good smoke. But according to The Lancet, Spain will have the longest life expectancy in the world by 2024.

The Times claims that some Spanish customs are the key factors that give us hope to live longer. Walking, a Mediterranean diet, a good daily nap, tapas, a positive attitude, and frequent -and good sex are the key factors that help us prolong our life expectancy.

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/11/07/inenglish/1541590788_274688.html

 

So, start enjoying your favorite pintxos with your favorite tinto.

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6 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

I just hope this guy can find his missing chin. :huh::lol: 

Wonder was this played at the funeral?

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24 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Kissing cousins - An Alabama couple has been arrested after refusing to stop having sexual intercourse during their grandmother's funeral ceremony. 

https://themmacommunity.com/threads/cousins-arrested-after-refusing-to-stop-having-sex-during-funeral-ceremony.41281/

Heard the sex was loud enough to wake the dead. :P:lol:

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Hey there making future Twumpistas, somebody's gotta fight the breeding brown hordes 

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Hope it was a closed casket funeral, just in case.

Hitler was a great solder in World War One, but...

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7 hours ago, Vautrin said:

Hope it was a closed casket funeral, just in case.

Hitler was a great solder in World War One, but...

 

If you're thinking of grandma, you should watch that episode of Jerry Springer. :lol:

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Ecuadorean City Names Kim Jong-un Honorary Citizen

 

North Korea's Independence Day or Day of the Foundation of the Republic is celebrated on September 9, also known as 9/9.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was made an honorary citizen by Ecuadorean city Guaranda, the state media has reported. The city – also known as San Pedro de Guaranda – is located about 220 kilometers south of capital Quito.

Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reportedly received a message from the city's mayor informing the state that Kim was being recognized to mark the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of North Korea.

“All the Guarandeños consider it the greatest honor” to have the North Korean leader as an honorary citizen, Mayor Ramsses Torres Espinosa conveyed Friday, according to KCNA. The Ecuadorean official also added that Kim was considered a “defender of peace in the Korean Peninsula and in the world.”

In late July, an operation was observed at a site used by North Korea for the development of ballistic missile engines inferencing the start of the process of dismantling. Satellite images showed some activity at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, a building used to assemble space-launch vehicles. Kim also held talks with U.S. President Donald Trump as well as attended multiple meetings with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in.

North Korea's Independence Day or Day of the Foundation of the Republic is celebrated on September 9, also known as 9/9.

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17 hours ago, hamradio said:

 

If you're thinking of grandma, you should watch that episode of Jerry Springer. :lol:

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I never watched much Springer, but I used to watch Maury Povich once in a while.

What a scream, especially the suspenseful who's your daddy pregnancy test reveals.

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http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2013/04/ecuador-to-sell-third-of-its-amazon.html

Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

Indigenous groups claim they have not consented to oil projects, as politicians visit Beijing to publicise bidding process

Ecuador plans to auction off more than three million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies, angering indigenous groups and underlining the global environmental toll of China's insatiable thirst for energy. 

On Monday morning a group of Ecuadorean politicians pitched bidding contracts to representatives of Chinese oil companies at a Hilton hotel in central Beijing, on the fourth leg of a roadshow to publicise the bidding process. Previous meetings in Ecuador's capital, Quito, and in Houston and Paris were each confronted with protests by indigenous groups. 

Attending the roadshow were black-suited representatives from oil companies including China Petrochemical and China National Offshore Oil. "Ecuador is willing to establish a relationship of mutual benefit – a win-win relationship," said Ecuador's ambassador to China in opening remarks. 

According to the California-based NGO Amazon Watch, seven indigenous groups who inhabit the land claim that they have not consented to oil projects, which would devastate the area's environment and threaten their traditional way of life. 

"We demand that public and private oil companies across the world not participate in the bidding process that systematically violates the rights of seven indigenous nationalities by imposing oil projects in their ancestral territories," a group of Ecuadorean organised indigenous associations wrote in an open letter last autumn. 

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In an interview, Ecuador's secretary of hydrocarbons, Andrés Donoso Fabara, accused indigenous leaders of misrepresenting their communities to achieve political goals. "These guys with a political agenda, they are not thinking about development or about fighting against poverty," he said.

Fabara said the government had decided not to open certain blocks of land to bidding because it lacked support from local communities. "We are entitled by law, if we wanted, to go in by force and do some activities even if they are against them," he said. "But that's not our policy."

Amazon Watch said the deal would violate China's own new investment guidelines, issued jointly by the ministries of commerce and environmental protection last month. The third clause of the guidelines says Chinese enterprises should "promote harmonious development of local economy, environment and community" while operating abroad.

Fabara said he was not aware of the guidelines. "We're looking for global investors, not just investors from China," he said. "But of course Chinese companies are really aggressive. In a bidding process, they might present the winning bids." 

Critics say national debt may be a large part of the Ecuadorean government's calculations. Ecuador owed China more than £4.6bn ($7bn) as of last summer, more than a tenth of its GDP. China began loaning billions of dollars to Ecuador in 2009 in exchange for oil shipments. More recently China helped fund two of its biggest hydroelectric infrastructure projects. Ecuador may soon build a $12.5bn oil refinery with Chinese financing.

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