Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 14th, 2015, Northbay Uprising radio news

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Music to read the news to... press play... it's time for the Revolution.

* "New York Is Killing Me: The unlikely survival of Gil Scott-Heron" (2010-08-09, [] [begin excerpt]: Gil Scott-Heron is frequently called the “godfather of rap,” which is an epithet he doesn’t really care for. In 1968, when he was nineteen, he wrote a satirical spoken-word piece called “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” It was released on a very small label in 1970 and was probably heard of more than heard, but it had a following. It is the species of classic that sounds as subversive and intelligent now as it did when it was new, even though some of the references—Spiro Agnew, Natalie Wood, Roy Wilkins, Hooterville—have become dated. By the time Scott-Heron was twenty-three, he had published two novels and a book of poems and recorded three albums, each of which prospered modestly, but “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” made him famous. [end excerpt]. More about Gil Scott-Heron []

'No More Locked Doors' Conference 
Saturday May 16 starting at noon
at Qilombo, located at 2313 San Pablo Ave..
Workshops will begin at 12 PM sharp and run in three, two hour blocks. [], more info [].
Jack Heyman, hero of the People, has a workshop on Labor Union ILWU's long history of defending political prisoners and fighting racist frameups and killings by polic, touching on historical examples of Sacco and Vanzetti and the Scottsboro Boys, both taking place before the 1934 Maritime Strike and San Francisco General Strike, and both being defended by the International Labor Defense. The presentation will cover ILWU's defense of Angela Davis, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Oscar Grant and this year's May Day march and rally in collaboration with the black community to protest the reign of police terror throughout the country today.

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[], to end the USA's endless wars, in harmony with Principle 1 & 6 of International Law [], and the 5 protocols of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) [].
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* "We Need a Full, Transparent Review of the US Targeted Killing Program" (2015-05-04, []

* "Patriotism at a Price: US Military Paid NFL Teams to 'Honor' Soldiers at Games" (2015-05-08, []

* "NSA Labeled Al Jazeera Journalist a Member of Al Qaeda; Al Jazeera Islamabad bureau chief Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan put on watch list after years of reporting on terror groups" (2015-05-08, []

* "The Prison Gates Swing Open for Peace Activists" (2015-05-09, []:
Kathy Kelly is just out of prison [], where she'd been sent for nonviolently opposing drone murders.
An appeals court has just overturned convictions for Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Gregory Boertje-Obed, imprisoned for entering and protesting a nuclear weapons site at Oak Ridge, Tenn., three years ago. Resentencing on lesser charges, and quite possibly immediate release, is expected.
Amazingly, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the government failed to prove that the activists intended to "injure the national defense." (Maybe Venezuela, accused by President Obama of being a threat to the same, should appeal to the Sixth Circuit!)
The U.S. government has just dropped charges against eight members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance who nonviolently protested the U.S. military's environmental destruction with a march from the EPA to the Pentagon this past Earth Day.
"It can only be speculated why the charges were dismissed," said NCNR. "The eight activists were charged with 'Failure to Comply With a Lawful Order' and were scheduled to appear for trial on June 4 at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA. The group was well prepared to challenge the charge and to speak some truth to power in the courtroom. Perhaps the U.S. attorney recognized that the defendants at the Pentagon were simply exercising their constitutionally-protected right to speak out against our government's wrong-headed policies. Or possibly he agreed with the defendants' messages."
In recent months there have been absurd indictments and sentences. But there have also been surprising acquittals and the dismissal of charges.
Freedom isn't free, it's won by continued protests of wars.
Now to free all the other prisoners!
John Kiriakou, just out of prison, writes about his experience here [].

Updates on campaigns for for Peace, Justice, & Freedom across the greater Bay Area, Norcal, and Socal

* "Groups protest police brutality, other issues at Vallejo City Hall" (2015-05-08, []


* photo (2015-05-08, Vallejo Times-Herald newspaper): About a dozen members of Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community, a citizen group against Valero’s crude-by-rail project, stage a protest Thursday morning at Benicia’s City Park in light of Wednesday’s crude-by-rail train derailment and explosion in North Dakota. Benicia is currently processing the use permit and Environmental Impact Report for the project. The recirculated draft EIR is anticipated to be released for public comment June 30.


* "May Day Protests Begin With Port Shutdown" (2015-05-01, []

It seems that, despite blanket surveillance and infiltrators providing identification, police allow people to smash windows and engage in random violence during a protest. An explanation is that, if we are to use declassified documents describing such details, the violent people are themselves security agents or are "snitches" in the employ of the agents. Regardless, the result of random violence serves to demonize all protesters.
* "A week after riot, Oakland Auto Row still trashed" (2015-05-08, []
* "No more murals" letter by Gloria Cohen of Oakland to the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper (2015-05-09) []: Regarding “Out of order in Oakland” (Editorial, May 8), it beats me why the city of Oakland endorses destruction and disruption by funding the Alice Street Murals, which not only memorialize but honor violent protest. Take a look. You will see depicted the storming of the City Council in May 2003 to protest the plan to put a charter arts school in what is now the Malonga Center. Then, too, there is the reference to the jury verdict in the Oscar Grant case, to which some expressed their disagreement with rioting and vandalism. Sound familiar? I would not want to see this years May Day riot and the disruption of the City Council’s session on May 6 to be glorified by the Community Rejuvenation Project in its next mural commissioned at public expense. Oakland should be ashamed of the Alice Street Murals. You would think that the city would require that the public money it spends on public art would promote citizenship and good government as well as recognize achievement, contributions to the community, and community service. But I guess not.

* "Chicano Power and the Struggle for Aztlán" book release announcement (2015-04, [], order the book here [].
From the Amerikan invasion and theft of Mexican lands, to present day migrants risking their lives to cross the U.$. border, the Chican@ nation has developed in a cauldron of national oppression and liberation struggles. This new book presents the history of the Chicano movement, exploring the colonialism and semi-colonialism that frames the Chican@ national identity. It also sheds new light on the modern repression and temptation that threaten liberation struggles by simultaneously pushing for submission and assimilation into Amerika. The principal authors, Cipactli of the Brown Berets - Prison Chapter and Ehecatl, have served long prison sentences due to their class and nationality, and have worked many years as members of United Struggle from Within, the anti-imperialist prisoner organization. This is the first book-length publication to come out of a MIM(Prisons)-led study group. This group included Chican@ scholars who come from the imprisoned lumpen class, spanning the divide imposed on the nation, north to south. The collaborative writing and editing effort began with the aim of bringing a clear analysis and history to the Chican@ masses. As the project grew, the final product is a vision of the path towards the liberation of Aztlán.
Read about:
The true history of Mexico and Amerika and the birth of the Chican@ nation
Many revolutionary heroes of the Chican@ people
Modern torture methods used against conscious Chican@s
The class makeup of the nation today
The way forward for the national liberation movement

Black Power! Revive the Community! Defend the Nation!

* Kevin Moore, the man who filmed the Freddie Gray video and was then arrested at gunpoint,  claims cops have harassed him since he filmed Gray's arrest (2015-05-01, []
* "Baltimore Police Just Arrested Man Who Filmed The Freddie Gray Arrest" (2015-04-30, []

* "A complete takedown of the lies spread by the Baltimore PD and Washington Post on Freddie Gray" (2015-04-30, []
* "Media’s Baltimore ‘Teen Purge’ Narrative Falling Apart" (2015-04-29, []

* "Rejecting the Framework of the Oppressor Baltimore and the Human Right to Resistance" (2014-029, []
* "Cutting Through Police Propaganda in Baltimore" (2015-04-29, []
* "Media coverage of Baltimore youth misses the mark completely" (2015-04-30, []

Black Power? It is your personal effort that will revive the community that is economically enslaved, yet, there are those who are considered "respectable" that will ignore the reality and falsely claim that their own success is proof that all may achieve personal wealth, and that it is in order to leave their own community behind and take on the trappings of the dominant culture...
* "Pastor: Black families made a lot more progress as slaves" (2015-05-07, []
* "Dr. Tony Evans Says Black Families Were 'a Lot Stronger, a Lot More Unified and Made a Lot More Progress' During Slavery" (2015-05-06, []
* Pastor Dr. Tony Evans interview video [], transcript []

information collected by the Committee for
* "The For-Profit College Scam Why I support the debt strike against my former employer" (2015-05-06, []

information collected by the Worker's Defense Committee 

* "Teachers unions battle court ruling on tenure laws" (2015-05-08, [] [begin excerpt]: The fate of nearly a century of job-security protections for California teachers is in the hands of a state appellate court, which is preparing to review a judge’s bombshell ruling that found tenure and seniority laws protect incompetent instructors, serve no educational purpose and, in particular, discriminate against poor and minority students.
The state and teachers unions have launched a frontal attack on the June 2014 ruling, arguing that neither the judge nor the nine student plaintiffs in the well-funded suit presented any evidence that the laws have harmed students or violated their constitutional rights.
Tthe unions said those policy questions are legally irrelevant, because the students who filed the suit never showed that the laws affected their education. They showed no evidence that they were taught by an incompetent teacher who would have been fired or laid off had it not been for tenure or seniority protections, the unions said.
“The challenged statutes do not target plaintiffs (or any identifiable group of students) for discriminatory treatment,” said lawyers for the unions, which represent about 400,000 teachers. “None of the plaintiffs established that the challenged statutes ever caused them any harm or will do so in the future.” [end excerpt]

* "Port drivers out on strike, demand companies follow law" (2015-05-04, []

* "How the 'Wentzville 41' Defied GM and Saved Seniority" (2015-05-06, []

* "Brink's Armored Car Workers Join Fight for 15 and a Union" (2015-04-30, []

* "Helen Chavez, widow of Cesar Chavez, remembers women farm workers on Mother’s Day" (2015-05-08, When my husband, Cesar Chavez, and I helped begin the United Farm Workers in 1962, it was clear that the union was equally for women and men. So what better time than Mother’s Day to remember the women and mothers the UFW is still fighting for. Nowhere do women farm workers need more protection than at Gerawan Farming. This is a giant company with 5,000 workers. It grows grapes and tree fruit in Fresno County, and sells under its Prima label.
Please listen to these stories from women workers at Gerawan.
- Maria Rivera: Gerawan sprayed the grape fields with chemicals at 5:40 a.m. We went to work at 6 a.m. At 7 a.m. I felt a burning on my neck. Then I felt sulfur all over my body. My eyes were very red and watery. When we left work I went to pick up my daughter who was 11 months old. I took her to the doctor that evening because she got bumps and rashes on her body. The doctor told me it was because of the chemicals that someone brought home.
- Blanca Cruz Vasquez: We were working very fast in the grapevines and didn’t have time to look down. I fell into a gopher hole, fell to the ground. They notified the foreman. He did not pay me any attention. He did not ask about my foot or my hand. My hand swelled up. A coworker tied a handkerchief around my hand and that is how I worked all day, with one hand.
- Guadalupe Martinez: [In] 2013, they put the ticket man to review all of us employees. Once, I was very thirsty and I asked if there was any water available. He saw that it was very far away from us so then [he] was inspecting the supervisors that day also he scolded the supervisor. The next day the supervisor came to me and asked me why I had reported her and the lack of water, that if I wanted the company to fire her. And I told her if the problem was that I asked for water, I would not ask for water again. I felt very frustrated because now I didn’t even have the liberty to ask for water. Now I am afraid that for next season I will not be recalled to work since she is accustomed to doing what she wants with her crew.
- Ana Garcia Aparicio: I’ve worked at the company la Prima for 10 years picking peaches and grapes. I’m a mother of 4 children and my work helps with my household costs. At this company we’ve had many issues and injustices. We receive warnings for one rotten grape and even get suspended for 1 or 2 days. This is the reason it is so important for us that our contract be implemented.
- Inez Garcia: During the picking of the peach we used very large ladders and we had to move them in the rows, go up and down the ladder while carrying two buckets full of fruit. The worst part of this was the men that were like two rows away from me were picking at $11.00 dollars an hour and I was doing the same work and getting paid $9.00 dollars an hour…. As a woman and a single mother I’ve felt my life has been very hard what else can I do, but continue suffering and working because if I don’t who will support me? I’m making this information public because Mother’s Day is near and I want the world to know how much a woman suffers and also a farm worker mother here in the San Joaquin Valley.
- Marina Cruz: I’m a mother of 5 children. I’ve endured abuse and humiliation because of the necessity to work for my children. ... I feel the support of the United Farm Workers and I know things will change with their help at the company. There will be better treatment [and] no more abuse or favoritism. But most of all we will be given the respect we deserve as farm workers.
- Much has changed for the better for farm workers because of the work my husband and the others began over five decades ago. But much more work needs to be done. So on Mother’s Day, please remember these women workers and mothers at Gerawan Farming, and how the UFW continues to fight for them. You can find more about their campaign and sign up for the UFW’s listserve at [].
(Helen F. Chavez, 85, still lives in the modest wood-frame house she shared with her husband at what is now the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument at La Paz in Keene, Calif.)

* "Plague of problems puts Bay Bridge seismic safety in question" (2015-05-09, [] [begin excerpt]: Californians spent $6.4 billion to replace the old Bay Bridge eastern span because it was unlikely to survive a major earthquake. Now, mounting revelations of construction problems are calling into question whether the new bridge can withstand the Big One. Tests showing signs of saltwater intrusion into the bridge tower’s foundation and damage to its anchor rods could be the most serious seismic issues for the project. But they aren’t the only ones. Substandard welds on the suspension span’s decks and water leaks near rods that secure the main cable also trouble engineers outside Caltrans who are experts in bridge construction and integrity. [end excerpt]

[] Documenting human-rights abuse by domestic security agencies

* "New National Organization Formed to Address Police Misconduct" press release (2015-05-08, CALM) []

* "Cop in bigoted text case cites statute of limitations" (2015-05-12, []
* "8 criminal cases dropped over S.F. text message scandal" (2015-05-07, [] [begin excerpt]: The San Francisco district attorney’s office has dismissed eight criminal cases because they were investigated by one of 14 city police officers implicated in exchanging racist and homophobic text messages — officers whose judgment may have been clouded by bias, officials said Thursday. Details of the eight cases were not disclosed, but they are among 3,000 cases the district attorney’s office is reviewing because of the text messages. The task force has so far identified more than 3,000 cases that had been processed by at least one of the 14 officers implicated in the bigoted text messages. Tevrizian said about 1,600 of those cases had resulted in convictions, while the other 1,400 were never prosecuted. “I think this is very important because the Police Department is really the only barrier between the government and the Constitution of the United States,” Tevrizian said. “The policeman is the person out in the field that represents the government. The police officers need to abide by the constitutional protections that are guaranteed to each and every one of us as citizens of this country.” [end excerpt]

* "American Cops Are More Heavily Armed than Front Line U.S. Combat Soldiers In Active War Zones" ( []

* "The Wars Come Home A Five-Step Guide to the Police Repression of Protest from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond" (2015-05-05, []
1. Equate Dissidents With Domestic Terrorists.
2. Arm the Police With “Less-Lethal” Weapons (Which Can Actually Create More Lethal Situations).
3. Wage Wave Warfare.
4. Replace Humans with Robots and Predictive Technology.
5. Make “Friends” and “Follow” People.

* "The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove" book, 2nd edition (1975)[] [begin excerpt]:
TV POLICE PROGRAMS (1974-75) - Anyone who watches TV knows that police-type programs dominate the screen. Each season new police series are aired and re-runs are picked up by other networks. The powerful medium of television is attempting to change the reputation the police have as being brutal, racist, corrupt and the protectors of wealthy and powerful interests. Television tries to legitimize the police by distorting on the screen what the police practice daily. Three major themes run through many of the police programs:
(1) The war against organized crime is very popular theme. Most people want the mafia stopped and feel the police should get the job done. But the impression TV programs give is that large resources are put into the fight against organized crime. Not only is this distortion, but the widespread corruption within many metropolitan police departments is partly due to friendly relations with organized crime.
(2) After the TV police have established themselves as mafia fighters, the programs often deal with the more sensitive issue of radicalism. Whether infiltrating radical political organization, suppressing protest or neutralizing terrorist group, the program portrays the police as protectors of property and life against the unprincipled fanatics. The programs do not discuss the conditions which give rise to organized opposition nor does the viewer get an honest picture of how the police operate in various communities. In the 1950's the enemy was communism and today it is terrorism.
(3) The police programs cannot totally deny their bad image, so many of them will address the problem of brutality, corruption or racism, but only as it is manifested by one deviant police officer who is then relieved of his duty. This is intended to convince the viewer that the rest of the police force is free from these problems and is capable of cleaning its own house.

Domestic Security Agencies and private-sector partners 
* "Police State USA: Counterterrorism Unit Eyed “Vegan Potlucks,” Documents Reveal; Animal rights activists targeted by Homeland Security-created Fusion Center" (2015-05-07, by Mikael Thalen) []

* " 'Deep Web’ director Alex Winter on the mystery of Ross Ulbricht" (2015-05-08, [] [begin excerpt]: The film “Deep Web” begins with a fervid monologue by anarchist software developer Amir Taaki, warning about corrupt fascists masquerading as “white knights,” who drove him to hack his way to a better world. It’s people like Taaki who moved director Alex Winter to make “Deep Web,” a film that’s ostensibly about the online black market the Silk Road and the underbelly of the Internet, but more specifically about the people and philosophies behind them. [end excerpt]
* "Scouring the DEEP WEB: US government builds 'Memex' search engine to catch cyber criminals lurking in the net's deepest recesses" (2015-02-09, []
* "The disturbing world of the Deep Web, where contract killers and drug dealers ply their trade on the internet" (2013-10-11, []

Selective censorship? There's an app for that!
* "App developer wants to erase all traces of the Kardashian family online with his #Kardblock App; No-Kardashian app creator wants people to focus on real news rather than celebrity gossip" (2015-05-10, [], download the app here [].

Check out the Department of Homeland Security's Media Monitoring Capability []

Sweeping up data like a hungry many-tentacled squid, Facebook is simply another contractor used against activists, part of the "turn-key totalitarianism" we were warned about by whistle-blowers.
* "Revealed: Google and Facebook DID allow NSA access to data and were in talks to set up 'spying rooms' despite denials by Zuckerberg and Page over PRISM project" (2013-06-08, []
* "As we sweat government surveillance, companies like Google collect our data" (2015-04-18, []

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* "Solitary confinement tricknology at Menard Concentration Slave Camp" (2015-04-30, by Muntu Sun Ra Okito) []

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* "Treatise on Solitary Confinement Torture and Call To Action" (2015-03-30, by Todd Ashker, CA hunger strike rep, lead plaintiff in Ashker v Brown, human rights activist, imprisoned in Pelican Bay SHU for over two decades) excerpts [], read the entire treatise here [] [begin excerpt]:
“Moving Forward:  With Our Fight To End Solitary Confinement [SHU/Ad.-Seg.]
 I personally believe the prisoncrats’ efforts to turn the global support we have gained for our cause, against us, will fail.  An example is, CDCr Secretary Beards’s reliance on 20-40 year old prison history, much of it taken out of context, and/or, telling only one [biased] side of the story, which was transparently weak— for the purpose of dehumanizing the prisoner class- in response to our global exposure of CDCr’s decades long state-sanctioned “policy” of torturing thousands of prisoners in SHU/Ad.-Seg. cells
California prisoncrats’ have little-to-no credibility regarding most of their policies and practices, in what is a failed, multi-billion dollar- fraudulent system.
The imperialistic, fascist police state elitists abusive exploitation of the working class poor is out of control, and the only way for people to bring about meaningful change is to come together collectively!  This includes the prisoner class, which is a microcosm of the working class poor; with most prisoners being casualties of the class war.
Intentionality of CDCr prisoncrats continual dehumanization of the prisoner-class is supported by more than 100 years of scientific study and experimentation …  From Stanford Professor Philip Zimbardo’s book, “The Lucifer Effect- Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.” … Dehumanization occurs whenever some human beings consider other human beings to be excluded from the moral order of being a human person.  By identifying certain individuals or groups as being outside the sphere of humanity, dehumanizing agents suspend the morality that might typically govern reasoned actions toward their fellows. Under such conditions, it becomes possible for moral, morally upright and even idealistic people to perform acts of destructive cruelty.  In response to those who pose the question: “Why should we care about what’s going on in prisons?” We, as a people, do not condone the torture or other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment of our fellow human beings—under any circumstances!  Such practices are not in keeping with our nation’s international-public stance of being a protector of human rights; nor is it in keeping with our society’s “evolving standards of decency.”  [end excerpt]

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* "Crystal Geyser to tap Siskiyou County groundwater" (2015-05-09, []

* "California fines 2 oil firms $11.5 million for waste violations" (2015-05-07, []
* "ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 to pay $11.5 million in pollution case" (2015-05-08) []

* "Groups sue to keep oil waste out of state’s aquifers" (2015-05-07, []
* "State let oil companies taint drinkable water in Central Valley" (2015-04-08, []
* "State shuts 12 oil company wells that pumped waste into aquifers" (2015-05-08, []
* "California and fracking" (archived 2015-05-11, []

* "Anti-Science GOP 'Eviscerates' NASA Spending on Climate Change Research" (2015-05-01, []

* "New Map Shows 20 Percent of Oil and Gas Lies Under Public Lands" (2015-04-30, []

Health and the Human Ecology
Monopolists enforce a regime that does not recognize the natural right to health and life

* "Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers Some ingredients used in nail products have been tied to cancer, miscarriages, lung diseases and other ailments. The industry has long fought regulations" (2015-05-08, []

* "The Toxic Truth About A New Generation of Nonstick and Waterproof Chemicals" (2015-05-01, []

* "Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety Releases Cutting-Edge Report on Agricultural Pesticide Use in Hawai‘i" (2015-05-07) []

* "Poor in Pennsylvania? You’re fracked" (2015-05-06, [] [begin excerpt]: Fracking wells in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region are disproportionately located in poor rural communities, which bear the brunt of associated pollution, according to a new study. The study [] bolsters concerns that poor people are more likely to deal with hydraulic fracturing in their community and raises concerns that such vulnerable populations will suffer the potential health impacts of air and water pollution associated with pulling gas from the ground. “This trend is not one we’re surprised by, we see this in a lot of industries,” said Mike Ewall, founder and director of Energy Justice Network, a nonprofit organization that works with U.S. communities dealing with pollution from energy.
The researchers used different tests to estimate exposure to potential gas well pollution — varying the distance from the wells since there is no definitive distance that makes someone safe or exposed. “No matter how you estimate proximity, it always came up as exposure was significantly, much higher” in poor Pennsylvania communities, said lead author of the study Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, a Clark University assistant professor of Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment. She said the study raises environmental justice concerns as people under the poverty line often “have less mobility and access to information” about the potential ills of fracking, especially since the communities she looked at were rural areas without the amenities of larger cities and towns.She also found local clusters of gas wells disproportionately impacting the poor, elderly and those with lower education in West Virginia, and children in Ohio.
Most concern about proximity to gas wells stems from the potential for air pollution from drilling and leaks, and water pollution from the mix of chemicals pumped into the ground, radiation from the fractured rocks, or methane. [end excerpt]
The capitalists most affected by the study responded with an extremely racist rant that also denounced the "elitist" college researchers and their mission for "environmental justice".
* "Study: If You’s Po’ and Lives in Rural PA, You’s Gettin’ Fracked" (2015-05-07, []:
If you’s po’ and lives in Penns’vania, ‘hio or West Gini, you’s gettin’ polluted by that evil, nasty frackin’. And chances are, you’s too stupid to knows it.” That’s the essential conclusion of a highly discriminatory and inaccurate “study” called “Spatial distribution of unconventional gas wells and human populations in the Marcellus Shale in the United States: Vulnerability analysis,” recently published in the so-called journal Applied Geography by so-called researchers from Clark University. The “researchers” don’t bother with fundamental research, like reviewing health records of people who live near active Marcellus Shale drilling areas. That would take waaaay too much work. Instead, they just assume that if you live near drilling, you’re getting polluted. The focus of the “research” is on the cockamamie theory of environmental justice. The “researchers” found that people living out in the country–where this activity typically takes place–by and large are poorer than those living in towns and cities (and on elite college campus). Wow–such a brilliant insight! “Because they po’, they don’t read all that much…they can’t figure out theys gettin’ polluted.” Yes, its disgustingly prejudiced–but that’s what passes for scholarship these days… [end racist rant]

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Save the Whales! Protect Earth's Sentient Life!
* "Number of whales trapped in fishing gear on California coast spikes" (2015-04-29, []

[UnitedStatesFascism.blogspot.comCurrent trends among fascists, monopolists, and their vanguards.

* "The Baltimore Uprising and the U.S. Government’s Record on Human Rights" (2015-05-06, []
* "The Baltimore upheaval: On race and class in America" (2015-05-12, []

* "Jeb Bush, the Mexican Drug Cartel and “Free Trade”. The Bush Family and Organized Crime" (2015-05-12, by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky) []

The poor citizens of the USA are able to buy a television on credit and a used car, but, in exchange, cannot financially access their civil liberties or human rights The famine evident amongst our people is willfully ignored, to convince the world that the USA's poor are well fed.
* "America’s richest congressman says poor in the US are ‘envy of the world’ " (2015-05-07, []

* "Does Milwaukee Run a Debtor’s Prison? Study finds Milwaukee Municipal Court jails thousands of poor people for failing to pay fines" (2015-04-30, []

When entering civilian life, veterans are give preferential loans and programs, yet, despite these privileges, the military is filled with corruption by veterans who take their business culture into civilian life. The criminals also punish anyone who investigates their greed.
* "US Military Personnel Caught “Stealing, Rigging Contracts and Taking Bribes” in Iraq and Afghanistan" (2015-05-06, []
* "Irony of Ironies: Afghan Watchdog Who Identified Vast Waste Told to Slash Staff" (2015-04-30, []

* "It Is Time to Call Radio “Liberty” What It Is: Radio Gestapo Amerika" (2015-05-07, []

* "Rand Paul Wants to Save the Internet, Conservative-Style" (2012-07-06, []
* "Rand Paul’s courtship of Silicon Valley paying off in donations" (2015-02-09, []
* "Rand Paul seeks to block Internet rules" (2015-04-29, []
* "Rand Paul steps into tech territory, opening office in S.F." (2015-05-08, []
* "Startups worry that Rand Paul will crush net neutrality rules" (2015-05-10, []

"10th Amendment Movement" & "Sovereign Citizens"

* "Sovereign Citizen movement: Is it dangerous?" (2015-04-23, []

Unfortunately, the basic points of the "conspiracy" narrative concerning the tactics of martial law are true. Yet, instead of conceding that there are plans to "round up" dissenters and their support networks in the USA, the monopolist news media will vilify the proponents of the "conspiracy" narrative in order to stigmatize the knowledge of martial law tactics, and persuade the audience that such knowledge is crazy.
* "Why did Republicans cave in to delusional paranoia?" (2015-05-06, by Gene Lyons), syndicated to hundreds of monopolist newspapers across the USA []
* "What Is Jade Helm 15? Texas, Utah Conspiracy Theory Gaining Support" (2015-05-11) []
* "Past government lies feed Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theorists" (2015-05-11) []
* "Former Texas Lt. Gov. responds to conspiracy theories over Jade Helm" (2015-05-11, scroll down for article at link []

* "Walmart Suddenly Closes Five Stores Without Notifying Employees" (2015-04-20, []
* "Texans blame secret military takeover for Walmart closings, secret tunnels" (2015-04-22, []
* "Jade Helm Walmart Conspiracy: Biggest Plumbing Job In History Or Something Far More Sinister?" (2015-04-18, []

Provided by Northbay MDS Committees, and the 5th World News service [], including Institutions of Self-Government not recognized by the United Nations. USA State Dept.'s legal statement supporting unilateral declarations of independence (2009-07) [.pdf link]: "The legal principle of territorial integrity does not prevent non-state entities from peacefully declaring its independence." Legal mandate set by the UN International Court (2010-07-22) []: "No general prohibition may be inferred from the practice of the Security Council with regard to declarations of independence,” and “General international law contains no prohibition on declarations of independence."

Documenting the global economic dictatorship

The promise of global capitalism was for benefit of the shareholders, the freedom of choice being presented as the ultimate liberty, as resources are exploited worldwide and millions die, all that matters is that You are Happy. Photo from []:

* "World’s Richest Eighty People Own the same Amount as World’s Bottom Fifty Percent" (2015-05-09, by Eric Zuesse) []

* "Economic Disinformation Keeps Financial Markets Up" (2015-05-08, by Paul Craig Roberts) []
* "Titanic Stock Bubble Fueled by Buyback Blitz The Rich Get Richer" (2015-05-06, []

* "Wall Street Titans Who Crashed Global Economy in 2008 Go Big for TPP; As billionaire class and financial elites push corporate-friendly pact, new data shows empty promises and 'job-killing' reality of previous agreements" (2015-05-06, []
* "TPP, TTIP and TISA: How the Media Misrepresent Obama’s “Fast Track” “Secret” International Trade Deals" (2015-05-07, by Eric Zuesse) []
* "Obama to Democrats: 'Just do it' " (2015-05-09, AP newswire) []
* " 'Just Don't Do It,' Say Protesters, As Obama Champions TPP at Nike Headquarters" (2015-05-08, []
* "Barack Obama works to mobilize Black Caucus on trade pact; Backed into a corner on Capitol Hill, he and his team lean on the four dozen African-American Democrats who are the core of his base" (2015-05-06, []
* "Obama Pushes Back Against Fellow Democrats Who Oppose Trade Pact" (2015-04-21, []
* "Experts: Obama Not Pushing Hard Enough for Trade Deal; Deal could yield economic, geostrategic benefits" (2015-02-24, []

* "U.S. and Europe Boycott Russia’s V-Day Celebration of Its 9 May 1945 Victory Over Hitler" (2015-05-09, by Eric Zuesse) []
* "Ukraine Commemorates V-Day by Waging War and Honoring Nazi Criminals" (2015-05-10, by Stephen Lendman) []

#OPDeathEaters []
* "In human trafficking fight, activists seize Super Bowl as platform" (2015-05-07, []

Global Anarchist vanguards & autonomous zones
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World Anti-Imperialist Alliance for People's Democracy (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist)
* "PROTRACTED PEOPLE’S WAR IS NOT UNIVERSAL: CRITICIZING JMP AND THE MAOIST STRATEGY" (2014-10-21, part 1 [], part 2 [] [begin excerpt]: This universality and its principle significance is the object of criticism here; however, we should first give due respect to Protracted People’s War (PPW) which it is often denied.
First, PPW is not about surrounding cities with your peasant army. PPW, as a strategy or collection of strategies, is not some sort of historical reenactment of the Chinese Revolution. We should not confuse the whole scope of a theory with popular historical instances.
Second, PPW is not always adventurist and not without historical success. To suggest such would be to deny the victories of the world’s oppressed as they were carved through the hard fought people’s wars of the 20th century (and as some would argue the current struggles in places such as India and the Philippines).
Third, if you are going to criticize or discuss PPW, do some investigation first. Primarily so on its development as a political/military strategy. Common understandings, including on the sibling notion of universality, draw heavily from the Chinese experience and from the work of Mao Zedong. Although, the notion has developed steadily from the experiences of Gonzalo and his Shining Path to contemporary analysis provided by groups such as RCP-PCR and similar Maoist formations elsewhere. All of which compose what we mean when we say “Protracted People’s War”, as a historical, military, and political object of study.
PPW answers this through a series of tactics, methods, and strategy which can be briefly outlined as a political and military development of strategic ‘stages': from strategic defensive, to equilibrium, to offensive and the eventual defeat of the established state power. The prerequisite to such an endeavor is the building of a revolutionary party which commands “mass support” (as detailed by contemporary proponents) and which cultivates this support as the broader revolutionary scene matures. During PPW, base areas are established among the masses so that Dual Power of the communist sort can be constructed and the political/military readiness of the oppressed is advanced. PPW also adopts military tactics which can be definitive in asymmetric warfare where the opposing force is far more established and well-equipped. The critical advantage that proponents of PPW claim is the organic potential of the masses in making history for themselves (to sum it very crudely).
Summary of my points:
1. Protracted People’s War is not Universal.
2. Speculating on universal revolutionary strategy hurts the project of revolution.
3. Developing new theories of revolution requires us to challenge theoretical continuities, investigate, and ask new questions.
4. Asking new questions does not absolve the project of revolution; its a prerequisite to the project itself.
5. What is applicable regarding Protracted People’s War can be synthesized into a strategy of a new type.
With regard to the “emancipation of the proletariat” and its “new method of warfare”, which proletariat? Sure, the struggle of the proletariat in a specific circumstance may reveal a “new method of warfare” but is that method universal to the experiences of a proletariat of an entirely different national, economic, and historical character? No. If we really want to ‘return to the source’ let’s recall Marx informing us we need to organize the proletariat “as a class” not that it simply exists as such with all of this universal capacities.
[end excerpt]

European racial vanguards
Heil to the vanguard! The following photos, from a Eurasian source, shows two men with the emblems of their respective "battalions", the left one being an emblem from 1930s Nazi Germany for a civilian (folk) organization, and the emblem on the right is for the "White Pride, Worldwide" network, used since the 1980s.
These are examples of "neo-Nazi" emblems not based on a swastika.

Canada, Quebec, & the federation of First Nations
* "Broken Covenant: Blistering report on 9 years of Harper agenda" (2015-05-08, []

* "Canada, State Sponsor of Terrorism? Role of Canadian Embassy in Jordan in ISIS Recruitment?" (2015-05-09, by Prof Michel Chossudovsky) []

"Indian Country" and the sovereign nations within the USA
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* "MTV Releases New Episode of ‘Rebel Music: Native America,’ Highlighting Native Lives Matter, #MMIW" (2015-05-07, []

*  Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians (California), "Hitting Pot Jackpot? Tribe Starts Medical Marijuana Cultivation" (2015-04-21, []

* "10 Things You Should Know About the Yakama Nation" (2015-05-07,, page 1 [], page 2 [], page 3 [], page 4 []

Regional insights for the lands of
Anahuac, Carib, and Abya Ayla ("Latin" America) 


Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA)


Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 
* "Honduras and Paraguay coups raise questions about Venezuela" (2015-05-06, []

* "The Americas' Summit: Obama's offensive and its limits" (2015-04-23, by Edison Cardoni, Informations Ouvrières n° 348) [] [begin excerpt]:
The 7th Summit of the Americas, held in Panama from the 10th to the 12th of April 2015, was conceived by the U.S. government as an appropriate moment for developing, in forms adapted to the Western Hemisphere continent, the war offensive launched last September with the setting up of a coalition of 60 countries on the pretext of “fighting the terrorism of the Islamic State”.
Within the framework of this offensive, Obama announced in December 2014 the renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba, leading to Raul Castro taking part in the 7th Summit of the Americas. The decision represented at the same time recognition of the failure of more than 50 years of a criminal, economic blockade and a tactical turn-about aimed at integrating Cuba fully into the plans of Imperialism for the area, seeking in particular to isolate Venezuela. And the aim remains the same, of course – that is, favouring its transnational corporations and controlling the resources of raw materials and markets. But in spite of all this propaganda, the 7th Summit of the Americas came to an end without any common declaration by the countries present. And this is precisely because of the firm position of Venezuela, which conditioned its signature on a text that had been in negotiation over the last four months on the condemnation of the decree signed by Obama the 9th of March, which characterized Venezuela as a “threat to the national security of the United States”.
Under pressure during the Summit, Roberta Jacobson, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere, actually declared that Venezuela did not represent a threat to her country. She claimed that the charge against Venezuela (which she acknowledged was not based in fact) was only written into the decree because this was required by law in the United States to justify adopting sanctions against a State. [end excerpt]

Republic of Cuba 
* "Pope Francis makes me want to go back to church, says Castro" (2015-05-11, []
* "Raul Castro's Daughter Mariela Sponsors Blessing Of Cuban Gay Couples" (2015-05-11, AP newswire) []

Pluri-National State of Bolivia 


Republic of Ecuador


Republic of Nicaragua 


United States of Mexico 


The Good Government and the EZLN ("Zapatistas")
* "Zapatista Teacher Galeano: Notes on a life" (2015-05-08, []


Central America, an "Economic Sacrifice Zone"


Republic of Guatemala


Republic of El Salvador 


Republic of Honduras
[ of the comments are collected from the daily "Presente Honduras Digest", and from the "Honduras Solidarity Network" listserve, authored by experts in geopolitics and history of Latin America. Libre is the "leftist" party working to uphold human rights and sovereignty, JOH is the dictator of Honduras supported by the USA.


Garifuna nation within the Republic of Honduras


Republic of Haiti
* "Martelly Thugs Attack KOD Militants at May Day Demonstration" (2015-05-06, []

* "Chemonics Responds to VICE on HBO Segment on Haiti Reconstruction Aid" (2015-04-29, []

Republic of Colombia
* "WHO Findings on Glyphosate’s Carcinogenicity Should Be Enough To Halt Colombia’s Controversial U.S.-Backed Coca-Spraying Program" (2015-05-05, []

Towards a People's Republic of the Andes (Peru, Ecuador)

* "The political and ideological struggle 1 MAY-DFLP" (2015-05-07, Front for the Defence of the struggles of the people of Ecuador DFLP-EC) machine translated [], photo showing the May 1 parade, with the Defense Front of Workers of Imbabura, larger version here []


Federation of Brazil 
* "Brazil : Is There a Coup d’Etat Being Prepared? No, But Political Spinelessness Might Encourage It!" (2015-04-24, []

[], with the Green Charter Committee, for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity and Liberation!

* "Mozambique's Council of Ministers must say ‘no’ to resettlement of 100,000 in the Nacala Corridor" (2015-05-11, []

* "Will the world remain silent with Rwanda and Uganda in DR Congo again?" (2015-05-02, KPFA Weekend News broadcast by Ann Garrison and Peter Erlinder) []

* "European powers seek to bomb Libya to stop migrants" (2015-05-11, []
* "European Union Advancing Plans for Military Response to Migration Crisis" (2015-05-10, []

European Union (EU) / NATO
Documenting economic and political trends across the EU jurisdictions, and international operations 

* "Russian diplomat: use of OSCE flag by NATO military observers in Ukraine unacceptable" (2015-05-07, []

* "NATO instructors were training Ukrainian Nazis at a military base in Estonia in 2006" photos [], photos from the set showing explicit neo-Nazis [] [] []. their training guide [], their trainers [] [] [].

* "Victoria Nuland, the Balkans & the two-fold Cold War agenda of keeping the US-NATO Empire in" (2015-04-29, []
* "NATO Pushing Ukraine To Start World War III" []
* "Phantom Russian Sub hunts gave birth to NATO’s Viking Bloc" (2015-05-05, []

United Kingdom of Great Britain (UKGB) 
* "Time Bomb in Cameron Government. A Future “Little Britain”, separated from Scotland, subservient to America, outside the EU?" (2015-05-09, by Anthony Bellchambers) []

* "Britain – No longer 'Great' but Doomed to Another Five Years of Pain and 'Austerity' " (2015-05-08, by Lesley Docksey) []

* "Unfree Elections – The Corporate Media, UK General Election And Predictable Outcomes" (2015-05-12, []

* " 'It Doesn’t Quite Feel Right”: The British Election Result" (2015-05-08, by Binoy Kampmark) []

* "UK Election Aftermath: Cameron to Continue Waging War on Working People" (2015-05-11, []

* "In Surprise Lurch to the Right, David Cameron Takes UK Election Scottish Nationalist Party makes surprising gains" (2015-05-08, []

* " ‘Scottish lion roars’: SNP win 56 out of 59 Scottish seats, humiliating Labour" (2015-05-08, []

Republic of France 
* "French National Assembly passes draconian electronic surveillance law" (2015-05-07, []

Kingdom of Spain 
* "Theses on Podemos and the ‘Democratic Revolution’ in Spain" (2015-05-07, []

Federal Republic of Germany 
* "Russians and Germans celebrate Victory Day in Berlin in Solidarity with Russia, Novorossiya and all peoples Fighting agianst Imperialism all over the globe" photos (2015-05-09) []
* "Crowd chanting 'Ami, Go Home!'... a German variation of 'Yankee, Go home!' " video (2015-05-09, by Ernesto Konn W) []: Many Germans demand US troops to leave the country and full souvereignity. Majority of the German people opposes any aggressive politics towards Russia despite ongoing rusophobe propaganda bombardment by private and state run media over the last 2 years.
* "Night Wolves from Russia in Germany" [], photo [].
Night Wolves meet PEGIDA: Patriots of all countries, unite!" (2015-05-08, machine translated [], editorial cartoon (funny) [].

* "End to the Attacks on ATIK! Release of Those Arrested!" (2015-05-08) [] [begin excerpt]: On April 15 the German police arrested 7 ATIK members in a simultaneously executed violent raid on several houses. This operation was not only restricted to Germany but also jumped to Switzerland, France and Greece lead to the arrest of one person in Switzerland, one in France and 3 in Greece, with a total of 12 persons arrested. This operation was executed by violating European and international laws. This operation and the arrests are based on the “Anti-terror” laws 129a and 129b by the German Ministry of Justice. This law is one that was enacted under the pretext of the attack on the ‘twin towers’ in 2001, with the US directly or indirectly organized, and being imposed on Europe and on other countries in the world. This law is a state terror law that aims to intimidate and repress and attack the working class, toilers and social opposition nationally and internationally. As is well known ATIK is neither a new organization nor a front organization. It is a migrant workers organization that came forth after the workers migration from Turkey to Germany. Its organization goes back to mid 70’s. It is nearly half a century. For years it continued firmly under the name of ATIF and together with other workers organizations in Europe in 1986 it became a confederation as ATIK. It is a democratic mass organization that encompasses political refugees who fled the military fascist junta in Turkey but the main core of the organization is comprised of workers. ATIK, with becoming a confederation that has become a legal, judicial, democratic, independent organization that over a quarter of a century is defending democratic rights and freedoms. It is an organization of which its federations work within the legal frames of the countries they are in.
The western countries and Germany state on every occasion that they are the cradle of democracy. However when their history is observed, it is one of the police states that acts most viciously on left, socialist and social opposition. We know that they are nothing like the way they portray themselves, that they attack German revolutionaries in and outside prisons, that they attack social opposition and migrant organization with intervals. This last attack is the newest link to this… We call on all the progressive, revolutionary, democratic organizations and individuals to oppose these repression, injustice and unlawful attacks… [end excerpt]

Republic of Greece
* "US Desperate to Steer Greece Away From Russian-Turkish Pipeline Project" (2015-05-11, []

* "Russia invites Greece to join BRICS bank" (2015-05-12, []

Republic of Macedonia (EU associate state)
* " 'Separatist Fires' in Macedonia and the Virtues of Corruption. Kosovo Provides the Toxic Model of Rebellion" (2015-05-11, []

* (2015-05-10, []: Large protests have been covering the Macedonian capital of Skopje recently. These protests are very similar to those at Euromaidan. Many right-wing pro-EU nationalists have been protesting against the government in thousands. Is this the beginning of a new Euromaidan? Is the USA funding a second pro-Western uprising in Eastern Europe? More coverage soon.
* "Macedonia: 22 Killed as Police and Militants Clash" (2015-05-10, AP newswire) []
* "THIS CRYING GIRL IS A SYMBOL OF THE MASSACRE IN KUMANOVO: What do you think, is she Albanian or Macedonian?" (2015-05-12, []
* "EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE OHRID AGREEMENT: Is it the reason war broke out in Macedonia and here's what's written in it!" (2015-05-12, []
* "Why is Western media silent about the attacks in Macedonia? Nobody mentions that the war was initiated by SHQIPTAR terrorists!" (2015-05-12, []
* "NEW PROVOCATION OF THE SHQIPTARS: UCK graffiti surfaced in Nis!" (2015-05-12, []

Republic of Serbia
* "VUCIC ABOUT TERRORIST ATTACKS ON SERBIA: Serbian Army is ready to respond effectively!" (2015-05-12, []
* "A raised level of combat readiness in Serbia: Nikolic raises the ARMY for the defense of Serbs from the KLA!" (2015-05-11, []
* "THEY WILL DEFEND THE SERBIAN SKY: These are the FIGHTING MACHINES Serbia is buying from the Russians!" (2015-04-16, []

Republic of Albania, and the Republic of Kosovo


Republic of Ukraine (EU / NATO associate state)
* "Modern Ukraine RIP (Born 1991- Died 2014)" (2015-05-10) []

* "DPR authorities invite Petro Poroshenko to announce the peace plans of the Kiev government before the people in the center of Donetsk" (2015-05-09) [], original article machine translated ( []
* "Poroshenko: Donbas and Crimea will be liberated from occupants" (2015-05-11, []: Donbas and Crimea will be liberated from occupants, and we will win as our grandfathers and great-grandfathers won 70 years ago. President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko said this during his speech at the concert “Voices of Heroes” and the memorial and artistic event “The First Minute of Peace” on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “During six long years of the World War II, hundreds of millions of people all over the world dreamed of the first minute of peace. We dream of such minute as well. It will come. Peace will return to Ukraine. I promise to do everything possible for that. And I will do impossible as well,” Poroshenko said. The Head of State assured that Ukraine will win, because it defends its native land.

* "Swedish Military Instructors to Train Kiev Forces" (2015-05-10, []
* "‎US‬ soldiers against ‪‎Donbass‬ and the 5th wave of mobilisation in ‪Ukraine‬" video

Fascist Ukraine is embarrassing the USA by making USA military advisors train the self-identified neo-Nazi Azov Batallion, according to the fascist Ukraine interior minister who is a major fiscal sponsor of the battalion.
* "Cracks Appearing in U.S.-Ukraine Relationship" (2015-05-06, []
* "Gunning Down Apartment Buildings is Sheer Fun, Azov Militants Claim" (2015-05-10, [], video []: Who would be surprised to see people shooting at a building while laughing, especially if these very same people have posed with Hitler portraits?
A man dressed in the infamous Ukrainian Azov regiment uniform had a blast delivering heavy machine gun fire at a residential building in Eastern Ukraine.
The purported Azov fighter yelled that he would "hit separatists" and opened fire on a block of flats with a DShK — a heavy machine gun delivering 12.7 mm cartridges.
After a string of gunfire, the shooter expressed his pleasure while using profanity.
The "firing range" was organized on the outskirts of Mariupol — the city Azov claims to be protecting.
The volunteer Azov regiment (earlier a battalion) was formed in May 2014, and has been widely slammed as a magnet for neo-Nazis. Its emblem mirrors that of Nazi German units, including the SS Panzer Division.

* "Ukraine: In Melitopol on 9 may, booed "hero" ATO, who started the talk about Russians 'occupiers' " (2015-05-11) [].

* "Brave deeds of priests from Ukrainian Orthodox Church" photo (2015-05-08) []: The priests from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate [representatives of The Russian (World) Orthodox Church in Ukraine] did not stand during the proceedings of the Ukrainian parliament, while Poroshenko was reading the names of the murderers, who were honoured as heroes for killing the peaceful citizens of Donbass.

* "Ukrainian trooper opened fire at the OSCE mission members" (2015-05-12, []

* "The End of Journalism in Ukraine: A Feature Interview with Anatoly Sharij" (2015-05-12, by Michael Welch, Anatoly Shary, and Robert Parry) []

* "Campaign to free Nadiya Savchenko another cover-up of war crimes and pretext for more sanctions against Russia" (2015-05-01, [] [begin excerpt]:
Enclosed are two recent news articles on the case of Nadiya Savchenko, a former pilot in the Ukrainian air force. She stands accused by the Russian court system of directing fire in June, 2014 in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of two Russian journalists. Because of her detention in Russia and the criminal charges she faces, she has become a folk hero in Ukraine and internationally for those who are supporting Ukraine’s war against the people in the east of that country. [end excerpt] Photo caption: Rally in New York to free accused war criminal Nadiya Savchenko (Olga Loginova, Radio Free Europe)

* "All what you need to know about Facebook"
In the photo below you see moderators of Facebook in central office of company. One from photo is Ostap Korkuna, US citizen, who originally from city Lviv. He is far right in the photo, it is his photo. This photo was made at December 2013, during fascist coup in Ukraine. Moderators (admins) of Facebook keeping placards with flag of Ukraine and slogans "Glory to Ukraine", "Glory to heroes", "Ukraine, we with you" and other. Source (2013-12-12) [], people in the photo are USA Citizens in Facebook office in Ukraine.
Now it is clear why the Russian anti-fascists, who are trying to spread the truth about the crimes of the Kiev junta on Facebook are harassed and persecuted. Now it is clear why anti-fascists on Facebook restricted in their rights and options, and their accounts are often blocked or removed without a clear reason.
Monopolist media in western Ukraine mentioned that Facebook moderators supported fascist coup and now they support the Kiev junta. Also mentioned in monopolist media articles that the CEO of Ukrainian part of Microsoft company supported the "Euromaidan" fascist coup.
* "Facebook has supported euromaidan" (2013-12-12, machine translated [].
* "Workers supported euromaidan Facebook" (2013-12-12) ( [] machine translated: Employees expressed their support for Facebook euromaidan. This on its Facebook page said employee, Ukrainian Ostap Korkuna. The team photographed with the flag of Ukraine and placards on which is written: "Ukraine, we are with you", "Total Force", "Together to the end," "Glory to Ukraine", "Heroes of glory." So Facebook employees supported the protesters. Staff urged Ukrainian fight and not to deviate from the intended goals. Recall Director Yandex-Ukraine Serhiy Petrenko recently expressed his government and called for a boycott of all the same to support this initiative. Also note that the CEO of Microsoft Ukraine Dmytro Shymkiv took leave to "protect the rights and freedoms of citizens", said the "Day". [end article]

* "Good Rockets" video with English subtitles about terrorists from ‪Donbass‬ and good rockets from Ukrainian government. []

* "Ukraine Crisis Today: Banderschtadt - Unmasking Ukrainian Fascism (Stop the Nazis)" video []

* "Galician separatists want to join Europe without the rest of Ukraine" (2014-10, []
* "Lutsenko: In Western Ukraine People are Talking About the Need to Divide the Country" (2015-04-26, []: Ordinary people living in Western Ukraine, are now seriously discussing the need to divide the country.  This was stated by the former head of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine, one of the closest associates of Yulia Tymoshenko, Yuriy Lutsenko.  "This weekend I was in Western Ukraine - in Ternopil, Lviv, in Lutsk, and Rivne. I saw the situation among the people. I was mostly in bookstores and talking with sellers. With intensity I heard the question numerous times: 'Isn't it time already to divide the country?' - I've never heard of," he said, according to "Regnum".  "Today, they begin to say that the country they can not go on living together - or put up with each other, or resolve things. God forbid that politicians would talk about it, but it has begun to be spoken of among the common people "- also added Lutsenko. [end excerpt]

* "SS Galicia Division against Ukraine" (2015-05-01, originally by Oles Buzina, introduction by Nina Kouprianova) []
* "Ukraine Pays a Terrible Price for Banderaism; As the Ukrainian government that seized power in the coup rewrites Ukraine’s history, it commits an ever-widening circle of atrocities in conformity with the ideology of Stepan Bandera that it has adopted" (2015-04-29, ) []
* "Homicide Blonde: 19-Year-Old Neo-Nazi Arrested Following Robbery, Murder" (2015-05-07, []

* "Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine got permission to shoot to kill on May 9" (2015-05-08) []: Ukrainian policemen have got permission to shoot to kill under slighest danger during actons on May 9. This was announced by Alexander Tereshchuk who is Chief of head-office of MIA of Kiev. He said that snipers are serving in Kiev during all these actions. "About May 8-10. It are being involved enough resources. We are going to increase number of armed officers who are being combined in special groups and who are being stayed at special darkened vehicles. Snipers and others officers are controlling situation. At any danger to lives and health of citizens and veterans, no matter what kind of ones it'll be, we are going to act and use weapon," Tereshchuk has announced. [end article]

To those who equate historical fascism with "communism", the following article may not come as a surprise as the fascist Ukraine government is outlawing the criticism of official state history (as anti-communists would say, "That's Stalinist!")
* "LAWS 2558 AND 2538-1: ON CRITICAL INQUIRY, THE HOLOCAUST, AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN UKRAINE; Ukrainian law shelters perpetrators from critical inquiry and elevates an ideologically motivated amnesia to state ideology" (2015-04-29, [] [begin excerpt]: On September 30, 2014, the 73rd anniversary of the Babyn Iar massacre, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko laid down a wreath in honor of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) on the site of the single largest massacre of the Holocaust, the shooting of 33,771 Jews on September 29-30, 1941. Babyn Iar had also become the burial site of a dozen Ukrainian nationalists less than a decade earlier when president Viktor Yushchenko honored them with a memorial. The implication was clear: Ukrainian nationalists had suffered the same fate as the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Poroshenko did not mention that OUN members actually numbered among the perpetrators of the massacre. Initially, perhaps, post-Euromaidan policy was more cautious than that of Yushchenko, with the most significant measures concentrating on dropping Soviet terminology for the Second World War. However, this changed on April 9, 2015 when the Verkhovna Rada voted for a package of four laws addressing history and historical memory. Law no. 2558, “Pro zasudzhennia komunistychnoho i natsional-sotsialistychnoho (natsysts’koho) totalitarnykh rezhymiv v Ukraini ta zaboronu propahandy ikh syvmvoliky” (On Condemning the Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian Regimes and Prohibiting the Propagation of their Symbols) was passed with overwhelming support.
The law is explicit in its details, down to the ban on the coat of arms of the former GDR and the flag of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. (Interestingly, the law does not prohibit the flag of the People’s Republic of China.) The risk that the coat of arms of the GDR or the flag of the ČSSR would make a comeback and be used for political purposes in Ukraine must be regarded as slim.
Regarding symbolism with roots in Nazi Germany, it remains to be seen what the Ukrainian government will do about the insignia of the Azov battalion, a far-right paramilitary formation affiliated with Kyiv. These include the so-called Black Sun, the occult mosaic from the Wevelsburg castle, a popular symbol in neo-Nazi circles, and the Wolfsangel, a slightly modified version of the emblem of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich. It is also unclear what consequences the law will have for the memorialization of the 14th Waffen-SS Division Galizien, which is commemorated  in the names of streets and public spaces in several West Ukrainian localities, including Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Ternopil.
Given its phrasing, one aim of the law appears to be to equate Communism and Nazism, while also presenting them as external forces to which Ukrainian nationalism was inimical. A further indication of this is reflected in the accompanying law 2538-1, “Pro pravovyi status ta vshanuvannia pam’iati bortsiv za nezalezhnist’ Ukrainy u XX stolittii” (On the Legal Status and Honoring of the Memory of the Fighters for the Independence of Ukraine in the 20th Century), also sponsored by Shukhevych and Liashko’s Radical Party with the support of V’iatrovych’s UINP. Rather than forbidding the symbols of or propaganda for particular historical organisations, it legislates “honoring the memory of fighters for Ukrainian independence in the 20th Century.” Yet it resembles law 2558 in that it seeks to establish a particular interpretation of the past through bans and prohibitions.
Law 2538-1 itself makes rather odd reading: it reels off several dozen organizations and groups whose members were supposedly “fighters for Ukrainian statehood in the 20th century.” These include Ukrainian socialists, Russian monarchists, peasant insurgents, Ukrainian far-rightists and Soviet dissidents. Many people belonging to the bodies on this list actually opposed Ukrainian independence, and some even supported the creation of the Soviet Ukrainian Republic or became members of the Communist Party of Ukraine.
In addition, some of those bodies listed were demonstrably guilty of mass murder. For instance, the law protects the army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UNR) and insurgent detachments active after 1917. These were responsible for the deaths of at least 20,000 Jews in the 1919 pogroms in Ukraine[3].
However, the most problematic groups on the list are the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and its armed wing, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). The OUN was a far right, clandestine terrorist organization that sought to establish a totalitarian, one-party, homogenous Ukrainian state under its own absolute leadership. It was deeply anti-Semitic and collaborated closely with Nazi Germany, particularly between 1939 and 1941. In 1941, it called for the mass murder of Jews, Poles, and Communists and played a key role in the wave of pogroms which swept Western Ukraine that year, claiming the lives of  between 13,000 and 35,000 Jews. In 1943-44, the UPA carried out a brutal campaign of mass murder against the Polish minority in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia as part of its strategy of establishing an ethnically homogenous Ukrainian state.  The most detailed studies list about 90,000 Polish victims of the OUN(b)-UPA, about half of which are known by name[4]. This is roughly equal to the total tally of victims of the Bosnian Civil War of 1992-95. The UPA also tolerated no dissent among the community it claimed to represent: its fighters tortured and murdered Ukrainians for the mere suspicion of treason; this might include nothing more than fulfilling the requisitioning demands of the Soviet state.
Another questionable group covered by the law is the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN). This organization was active from 1946 to 2000, and led, until 1986, by Yaroslav Stets’ko, a strongly anti-Semitic politician. In 1941, he had declared himself the head of  a Ukrainian state and turned to Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco asking them to accept it as part of the “New Europe.” Shortly after that, he wrote to “support the destruction of the Jews and the expedience of bringing German methods of exterminating Jewry to Ukraine, barring their assimilation and the like”. The ABN was funded by Francisco Franco’s Spain and Chiang Kai-Shek’s Taiwan. It brought together Ante Pavelic’s Ustasha, remnants of the Tiso regime, Romanian Iron Guardists, senior military leaders of the Szalaszi regime in Hungary, and former Nazis.
The law of April 9, 2015 goes further than Yushchenko ever dared. It collectively elevates these highly controversial organizations to official status and assures social benefits to their surviving members. Particularly worrying is article 6 on “Responsibility for violating the legislation on the status of the fighters for Ukrainian independence in the 20th century.” The first paragraph stipulates that “Citizens of Ukraine, foreigners, and also stateless persons who publicly insult  the people specified in article 1 of said Law harm the realization of the rights of the fighters for independence of Ukraine in the 20th century and will be held to account in accordance with Ukrainian law.” The second adds that “The public denial of the fact of the legitimacy of the struggle for Ukrainian independence in the 20th century mocks the memory of the fighters for independence of Ukraine in the 20th century,  insults the dignity of the Ukrainian people and is illegal.”
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* "Colossal Self-Importance: Right Sector Demands VIP Status in Ukraine's Army" (2015-05-05, []
* Right Sector military funeral, photo (2015-05-11) []

* "Interviews with Prisoners Released in Prisoner Exchanges Widespread Use of Torture by Ukrainian Army and Security Services" (2015-04-28, []

* "Armed Forces of Ukraine - failure loading of SPH to trawl" (2015-05-06) intro [], video [] [].

* "Thousands of Nazi books found In Ukrainian-Canadian centre in Lugansk" video (2015-04-28) []: In Ukrainian-Canadian center "Vidrodzhennya" which operated at the Taras Shevchenko National University there were found about 30 000 different books of Nazi content. This case is now investigated by the law enforcement authorities of Lugansk People's Republc. "The works of Ukrainian historians reached the insanity level which is both scary & ridiculous. In the books, with all seriousness, the argument was that Jesus Christ is Ukrainian, and Galileo is Galicia, and Christopher Columbus is from Ukrainian Kolomyja and printed thousands of copies in all seriousness. And so began the brainwashing that after 23 years of existence of the Ukrainian state has led to what we are seeing now, a generation has grown up brainwashed that takes it all for granted," said the candidate of historical Sciences, associate Professor, Lugansk University named after Dahl, Julius Fedorov.
"To justify the cooperation of Ukrainian nationalists with the Nazis who fled to the West after the great Patriotic war, Western intelligence agencies were tasked to portray the OUN-UPA as anti-fascist force. And here within this paradigm was composed "the History of the Ukrainian insurgent army", published in the late 1940-ies. The author of the essays was Peter Marchuk - HR OUNer, who served during the German occupation in police and fled to the West after the war," explained the historian.
The centre was started in 1993, when granted independence of Ukraine has begun to establish relations with Canada and was obsessed with the idea of a "historical breakthrough of the blockade.

Interestingly the man mentions that Galicia was not affected by the "holodomor" famine and therefore he hates the Russians who not only were most affected by the famine, but also have a history of the famine that is contrary to the fascist version of what happened during the famine.
* "Ukraine: Parliament Deputy believes that Donbas is Inhabited by 'Descendants of Drunken Moscow Rabble' " (2015-05-05) []: "Separatism in the Donbas was made possible because the region is inhabited by descendants of the drunken Moscow rabble," said the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Oleg Barna on the air of the talk show “Shuster Live”. "I explain you why the situation like this would never have occurred in western Ukraine. This area has not been destroyed by famine. Other provinces have been populated, you know, by drunken Moscow scum. And, accordingly, they underclass this population," said the Ukrainian parliamentarian. According to him, Ukraine today should help only those refugees from Donbas, who defended the Ukrainian position there and suffered. Mr.Barna offers to send the rest to dig trenches near Mariupol 'for their cowardice "and for refusing to support the followers of Maidan year ago. Recall that Mr. Barna gained fame after he has cursed Russian President in the Verkhovna Rada. In general, he is a real Mr.Maidanite, the color of the Ukrainian nation, the face of the new intelligentsia.

* "Communist Party May Day rallies banned in Kyiv and Kharkiv" (2015-04-30, []

Union of People's Republics of Novorossiya
For more info, with maps, and link, visit [].

* "Victory days: 6th May" video []: The project of Novorossia TV, it is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory over German fascists-invaders.

Map showing the war frontier (2015-03-01) []

* "I was wrong" video []: On the Internet appeared a video, increasingly gaining popularity. It shows happy and prosperous Donbass before the war but after a while the Ukrainian army begins to conduct artillery shelling of localities killing civilians en masse.
Geopolitical interests of the United States have led to the fact that Barack Obama has ordered his proteges in Ukraine to start a war against the South-eastern residents. At this time, in terms of the armistice Poroshenko is planning a new offensive, which aim is to punish the freedom-loving people of the DNR and the LNR.

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* UAF activity against Novorossiya's Liberated Zones (2015-05-06, []

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* "A year passes since DPR, LPR self-determination referendums" (2015-05-11, []
* "A celebration to mark the Independence Day of the Donetsk and Lughansk People’s Republic is held in many settlements today" photos (2015-05-11, Novorossia News) [], photo []
* "DPR liberty parade celebrating anniversary of 11/05/14 referendum" [] []
* "Tens of thousands of people are taking part in the march on the occassion of the Repubic Day in Donetsk" photos (2015-05-11, [], video []: Among the participants of the march are delegations of all the cities of districts of the Republic, representatives of the DPR Ministries and departments, workers of various industries, and athlets of different ages.
* "Donetsk‬, Republic Day Celebration" twenty-seven photos (20105-05-10) []
* "DPR: 30,000 celebrate DPR anniversary in Donetsk" (2015-05-11) []: At least 30,000 people took part in the massive celebrations of the first anniversary of the referendum on self-determination in Donetsk, which created the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk (DPR/DNR), Monday.
* "Day of Republic in Donetsk" twelve photos (2015-05-12) []
* "Press-conference of Aleksandr Zakharchenko" []: Aleksandr Zakharchenko, Head of the DPR, congratulated the citizens of the Republics on the occasion of the first anniversary of the DPR and the LPR and told the journalists about the achievements of the Republic for the last year and the tasks for the future.

* "Participants of the first forum in the history of the Donetsk People’s Republic, entitled "Donetsk: yesterday, today, tomorrow", will discuss peace settlement in and development of Donbas" (2015-05-10,  Novorossia News) []
* "Delegates from the European Union arrived in the DNI to participate in the international forum "Donbass: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow' " (2015-05-10) [], original ( machine translated []: The delegation from the EU countries has arrived in the Donetsk People’s Republic to take part in the international forum “Donbass: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”. The delegation consists of five people: Jean-Luc Schaffhauser (MEP, France), Simos Kedikoglou (MP, “New Democracy” party, Greece), Evgenia Ouzounidou (MP, “Syriza” party, Greece), Alain-Christian Fragny (Chairman of the “Alain-Christian Fragny” charitable foundation, France) and Manuel Ochsenreiter (Editor-in-Chief of the “Zuerst!” news magazine, Germany). Today, the EU delegation visited the Saur Grave memorial complex and the village of Stepanovka.
The international forum “Donbass: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” will take place on May 11-12, 2015. The participants of the forum are the DPR and the LPR officials, including leaders of the Republics, European politicians, the world’s leading experts in public administration, representatives of scientific, cultural and educational spheres. The objective of the forum is to discuss the problems of development of Donbass, find out the causes of these problems, formulate the promising ways of development of Donbass, and develop a develompent strategy for the new states. [end article]
* "DNR: Donetsk forum discusses ways out of Donbass conflict" video (2015-05-11) []: The members of the first international forum called 'Donetsk: yesterday, today, tomorrow' discussed the peace and the development of the Donbass Region on Monday. During the forum, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser, a French MEP, expressed his dream of a Europe united with Russia, India and China - which, he speculated, the USA is trying to disrupt.
* (2015-05-13, Novorossia News) []:
A first International forum in the history of the Donetsk People’s Republic, entitled "Donbas: yesterday, today, tomorrow", happened on May 11 and 12.
Some participants share their impressions:
Alessandro Bertoldi, Italy, Forza Italia party officer: []
Luis Durnwalder, Italy, former governor of the autonomous province of South Tyrol: []
Martin Dolzer, Germany, MP: []

* "Donbas: 'We will endure as long as necessary', according to poll" []

* "On May 9, climbers of theDPR have hoisted the Novorossia’s banner on the top of the Elbrus, the Caucasus" photo (2015-05-10, Novorossia News) []

* "‘It is our time, their time has been already passed’, Pavel Gubarev" (2015-05-09, [] [begin excerpt]: It will be 1 year on 11th May since that moment when citizens of Donbass voted pro formation of the DPR and LPR. ‘Not many people could imagine through which battles would be necessary to overcome to form the state’, said the ex-People’s governor, temporary leader of the party Novorossia Pavel Gubarev. [end excerpt]
* "Gubarev’s speech on 2nd May" video (2015-05-07) []: Gubarev spoke in the main square of Donetsk on 2nd May when people gathered to commemorated killed people in Odessa year ago. He assured citizens that the enemy would not be able to defeat us! ‘We won’t be defeated, we will win! And Russia is with us!’
* "Former top Russian general: Russia will defend eastern Ukraine, even if it means taking Kiev" (2015-05-07, []
* Photo from Donetsk of Lunghask showing the reference to "Putin is with us!" [].

* "Absolutely Stunning Images Indicate a Major Shift: Victory Day in DPR" (2015-05-07, [] [begin excerpt]: The DPR ‘rebels’ no longer appear as rebels, but as a fully coherent and professional military organization, with its own code, uniforms, traditions, banners, and color/honor guard. They have branded themselves in a nearly identical fashion to the Russians, as the Moscow Victory day previews indicate. There is a new shade of green being used on hardware both by the Russians and the Novorossiyans, alongside a new type of red star that has inside of it an upright white vector with a white bar through it. This is flanked on either side by extended St. George ribbons, which have come to symbolize, in contemporary context, both the joining of Crimea with Russia and the revolution in Novorossiya.  That Russia itself has decided to use the St. George ribbon prominently for the second year in a row, speaks volumes by itself. [end excerpt]
* "Congratulation on the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory!" (2015-05-09, Novorossia Today) []
* "Russia‬ - the Great Victory Parade of 1945, fascist flags falling down" []

* "Kiev May 9th Nationalists attack people with Victory banner" (2015-05-09, Voice of The People) []

* "V-E Day celebrations explain past, present events in Ukraine" (2015-05-07, by Robert Kirchubel, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, for [] [begin excerpt]: The main reason for the different guest list is Putin’s nationalistic Novorossiya (New Russia) project. As Saturday’s celebrations will confirm, a large portion of the long-suffering Russian people support this policy. However, neighboring countries do not have the same rose-colored opinion. Sure, Putin can buy off some of them with Russian energy resources or membership in his new Greater Eurasian Co-Prosperity Sphere economic union. But other neighbors would rather exist without his chest thumping or bullying, free to choose their own path to the future. Chief among these is Ukraine. In 1994 and 1997, with Boris Yeltsin as president, Russia signed treaties with the sovereign nation of Ukraine, but now Putin is loathe to even recognize the country as a legitimate state. Yet Ukraine is not such a failed state that its government could not have dealt with indigenous separatists in its Donetsk and Luhansk regions; these rebels are similar to Islamic State fighters, loosely associated goons with assault rifles in pickup trucks, on their own capable of little more than terrorizing civilians and occupying uninhabited countryside. But Putin deployed “volunteers,” equipped with heavy weapons, which exacerbated the situation and skewed the battle calculus in favor of the separatists, exposing the weaknesses of the Ukrainian authorities. So far both western Europe, which put security behind commercialism, and the war-weary United States have concluded that Ukraine “is not worth the bones of a single NATO grenadier” (to paraphrase Bismarck) and have rightly eschewed war as a solution. [end excerpt]

* (2015-05-09): Today, people from all over the Soviet Union came together holding their flags, Russian, Moldovan, Kazakh, Belarussian, Soviet and even UKRAINIAN (many) to celebrate Victory Day in Toronto. The turnout was over 1000 people, the largest Russian Congress of Canada said they've ever seen! It was a great thing to see! Fascism is back again and people are united against it!
[], Victory Day Car Rally in Ottawa [].
* "Victory to the Donbass Peoples!" video (2015-05-10) []: Giles speaks from Trafalgar Square, London, after the Mayday demonstration to mark international workers day. He gives a clear message: British workers have nothing to gain from siding with the illegal fascist puppet regime installed in Kiev by Britain, the US, the EU and NATO.

People's Republic of Donetsk (DPR, or DNR)
* "The head of the DPR Alexandr Zaharchenko congratulated on 9th May" []

Victory Day Parade defiantly held in Donetsk.
* "Citizens of Donetsk were amazed by the 1st Great Victory Parade arranged in their city" (2015-05-11, [].
Donetsk staged a Victory Day Parade on Saturday, despite claims that the presence of military hardware could violate the Minsk agreement. According to officials, 15,000 troops marched through the city, many of whom have fought against the Kiev government's forces. T-72 battle tanks, APC-70 armoured people carriers and self-propelled artillery were showcased at the event, some of which was seized from government forces during the conflict for control of the region. After the Victory Parade has finished in Donetsk, the weather could be better, but not the people's spirits, under the rain [] [].
Here's some spectator's videos: [] [] [] [] []
* "Donetsk Victory Day parade May 9th 2015" video part 1 []
* "Victory Parade in Donetsk" videos [] [] [] [] [] []
* "The Victory Day Celebration in Donetsk" memorial video (2015-05-09) []
* "Hell March Novorossiya - Parades May 9, 2015 in Donetsk DNR and Lugansk LNR" []
* "Moments of the Victory day" photos (2015-05-08) [], []
* photo (2015-05-09) []: Cossacks on the march! Hail to this ancient warrior caste, fighting on the frontlines against globalisation to protect their homeland and their culture!
* "Members of the 'Sparta' Battalion in the military parade, which took place in Donetsk" photo (2015-05-09) [], photos of Commanders Motorola [] [] [] [], and GIVI "The Lionheart" [], "Sparta and Somail battalions, Victory Day, 9 May" video [], Givi and Motorola in parade [].
* "Zaldostanov: A Hero Of Novorossiya!" photo (2015-05-11) [], with old-fashioned armor!
* "One of the foreign brigadistes, Zak Novak from USA with the flag of Che Guevara" photo []
* Victory Day in Donetsk city, photos [], machine translated without photos []. More photos [] []. Photo showing honor to elders [].

* "Students of the Capital take part in Victory march" (2015-05-07, machine translated [], photos []
* "Donetsk veteran of the Great Patriotic War will represent the Donetsk People’s Republic on the Victory Parade in Moscow" (2015-05-08, machine translated [], photos []

* "Our 9 May is yet to come!" (2015-05-10, machine translation []

* "Samantha Power’s speech on Leningrad siege — the height of cynicism" (2015-05-07,, translated by Kristina Rus) []
* "Facing The War: Time-Piercing Testimonies" (2015-05-08, RT News) []: 70 years after WWII, there were few people in Donetsk who still remembered living through war, seeing atrocities committed in the name of fascism or how hard it was to restore peace. Those same veterans, now in their twilight years, watch in dismay as younger generations fail to resolve their differences peacefully and resort to military action. Once again, young people fight, die, and lay buried beside those who gave their lives for peace in WWII.

* "The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the memorial to the DPR residents killed in the war in Donbass took place in Donetsk" photos (2015-05-10) []
* "Warfare in Donbas took from 6,000 to 10,000 civilian lives in Donetsk People’s Republic" (2015-05-10, Novorossia News) []

* Preparation for May 9 in Donetsk, photos [], [], [].
* Donetsk Victory Parade rehearsal videos (2015-05-06) [], with Givi [], and Motorola (original) [] (subtitled) [].

* "The campaign Immortal Regiment was held in Donetsk" photo (2015-05-09) []: Thousands people took part in the campaign and passed the central streets of Donetsk. And thousands people came to watch the event and congratulate veterans.
* "DNR :15,000 join Immortal Regiment march in Donetsk on V-Day" video []: Thousands joined the Immortal Regiment march through the streets of Donetsk on Saturday to celebrate Victory Day, carrying Soviet flags and handing WWII veterans flowers. Local Donetsk officials estimate that around 15,000 people attended the march with most bearing pictures of their family members.
* "A memorial for a fallen militiaman, Vitaliy Zakharchuk, is opened in his native Komsomolskoye settlement, Starobeshevo district" photos (2015-05-10, Novorossia News) []

* "City of Gorlovka celebrates the Victory Day today" photos [], media set []
* "In Horlovka, eastern Ukraine, a Donetsk republic rises" (2015-04-08, []

* "9th May, the Victory Day, in the city Zaporozhye" (2015-05-09) []

* Victory Day in Slavin, Slovakia, fourteen photos [], four photos []
* "Rally in memory of Victory over Nazism in Sofia, Bulgaria" twenty one photos (2015-05-11) [], with flags of the Union of People's Republics of Novorossiya in display!

* "City Makiyivka marks the 70th anniversary of WWII victory" photos (2015-05-09) []

Over 5,000 people marked Victory Day at the Saur-Mogila memorial to the east of Donetsk, Friday.
* "Thousands of people paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the two wars in the Saur-Tomb" (2015-05-08, machine translated []
* "Over 5,000 people along with the DPR government visited the heavily damaged Saur Grave memorial complex to honour the heroes of the Great Patriotic War and the war in Donbass" article and photos (2015-05-08) []
* "Saur-Mohila, May 8" photos (Novorossia News) [], photos ( [], video []

* "The grand opening of the Victory Alley took place in the Donetsk Botanical Garden today" (2015-05-07, machine translated [], photos []
* " 'Victory Train' started its festive journey from station of Yasinovataya today" photo (2015-05-09) [], article machine translated []
* Victory Day e-postcards from Donetsk [] []

* "The first stamp was issued in the DPR featuring military commanders Givi and Motorola" (2015-05-10, []
* "DPR has issued and put into circulation the first standard postage stamp" (2015-05-10) [], original article ( machine translated []

Givi & Motorola are genuine heroes of the People, having defended and survived against the USA-backed fascist onslaught, while maintaining a family and a smile. Here are their fanpages:
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... and you might want to check out this NAF personality [].

* photos (2015-05-09) []: Vanya Voronov taking part in the Victory Parade in Moscow Vanya, 9. y.o. a victim of the ‪Ukraine‬'s invasion who lost his legs, his right arm, his eyesight, his younger brother & his stepfather by Ukrainian shelling, is medically treated in ‪Russia‬. It was planned that he will be taken to the 9th-of-May-Review (which will take place in Moscow) to be able to see everything alive. Activists visited the boy and presented him the set of Donbass (Novorossian) military uniform. To strake in sympathy with Donbass militia Vanya will attend all the solemn events in that uniform.

* Children Of Novorossiya on Victory Day, photos (2015-05-09) []
* "In Donetsk, thousands of schoolchildren lined up in a 'live' St. George Ribbon", photos [], video []
* "Ice-cream will be given free of charge in the DPR on 9-11th May" (2015-05-07, []
* "Russia: ice cream as a present to #Donbass children for Victory Day" (2015-05-09) [] [begin excerpt]: Over 85 thousand portions of Saratov ice cream are being given to the children by the regional authorities of the main towns and cities in the DPR. It was informed in the DPR Foreign Ministry’s press service.  “This sweet cargo arrived here from Saratov on May, 6. At this moment the ice cream is being kept in special fridges at the DPR dairies. The dessert has been already sent to Debaltsevo, Torez and other towns. Local authorities are to decide on their own where to send hundreds portions of ice cream, but, first of all, they will be shared among the social service institutions where the kids who lost their parents live”, said in the press office. There it was also stressed that the young guests at the celebrations on the 9th of May that will be held in Donetsk, Makeevka and Gorlovka are going to enjoy Saratov ice cream. “All the children will get an ice cream free within the charity event on Lenin Square in Donetsk on May, 9 and 11”, marked in the Republic Foreign Ministry’s press service. [end excerpt]

* (2015-05-07, []: The marathon was dedicated to the Victory Day and it was held on 7th May in the morning. Sportsmen ran and rode around the central streets of the city with flags of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic).

* "Humanitarian aid for the boarding school 10 in Donetsk" (2015-05-09, []
* "Just a food, just a life" video (2015-05-08, Novorossia News) []
* "Donbass‬ girl Yuliya, 23 y.o. who lost her leg & hand thru shelling by ‪#Ukraine‬'s troops is delivered to Russia for treatment" []
* (2015-05-06, Novorossia News) [] [begin excerpt]: Representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic in the sub-group on refugees, internally displaced persons and humanitarian assistance should urge Kiev to lift its blockade on delivering medicaments to Donbas at today’s Contact Group meeting, chief physician at Donetsk’s central hospital Valentina Podolyaka said on Wednesday. [end excerpt]

* "Monarch Girl in Debaltsevo" photo (2015-05-11) []

* "Donetsk republic leader accuses Kiev of failing to honor Minsk deal" (2015-05-06, [] [begin excerpt]: According to Alexander Zakharchenko, there's no constitutional reform, the economic blockade has not been lifted, the banking system has not been restored, pensions and social payments are not paid. Zakharchenko noted that the Package of Measures adopted on February 12 envisages that all issues relating to local elections must be coordinated with representatives of separate districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. "But no one coordinates anything with us. The Minsk agreements are thus violated. They remain on paper 100%," the head of the self-proclaimed republic said. [end excerpt]

* "Release of two American citizens detained for spying in the DPR" (2015-05-09, []. Update (2015-05-08, Novorossia News) []: The authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic have released two American citizens detained for spying, the head of the republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, told to reporters. “We released two American citizens detained before. One of them is an acting CIA officer, another is recruited. It was a first diplomatic row [in the republic], all their [spying] devices are confiscated and given to American authorities,” the Donetsk News Agency quoted Zakharchenko as saying.
* "The DPR Ministry of State Security, marking the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, has released two CIA agents who had been detained for spying" (2015-05-09) article [], video [], original article [].

* Community Defense is composed of all-ages of able bodied volunteers, photo (2015-05-08, Novorossia News) [], (2015-05-11, New Russia Press) []
* "Ukrainian citizens from all over the country descended on Donbass to fight the Kiev junta" (2015-05-08, []
* Photo (2015-05-09) showing various branches of NAF [], represented by many veterans residing in the Donbass region who are joined by volunteer veterans from the Federation of Russia.

Attacks against the People's Republic of Donetsk (a daily calender)
* "Merkel urges Russia to pressure Ukraine rebels to abide by ceasefire" (2015-05-10, []

* "Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk late on May 5, destroying a gas pipeline and a cafe building" []
* "Ukraine’s armed forces have shelled the settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic 55 times over the past day, they used heavy weapons again" (2015-05-06, Novorossia News) []
* Parents in Donetsk School 58 hit by "Ukraine shelling", & civilian Org, donate to Military hospital

* "East Ukraine militia report shelling of village near Mariupol" (2015-05-06, []
* "Ukrainian Army is shelling Shyrokyne Area (near Mariupol)" video (2015-05-04, []
* "Ukrainian regime aggression on Mariupol, videos in chronological order" (2015-05-04, []: In May, 2014 after ceasing power in Kiev, coup installed Ukrainian regime sent its tanks to submit south-eastern parts of Ukraine to its rule. Tanks and armored vehicles were sent to cities of Donetsk, Lugansk, Mariupol and others. On May 9, 2014 Ukrainian tanks entered city of Mariupol. Local police officers were shot at, later they hurled up in a local city hall building. Author that compiled these videos have put an emphasis on remembering police officers that were killed by new Kiev regime.Videos are compiled in chronological order starting on May 9, 2014.

* "Ukrainian troopers violated the cease-fire regime 46 times over the previous 24 hours" (2015-05-07, Novorossia News) []
* "The population of the village of Spartak, in the area of the Donetsk airport, has shrunk by a factor of 50 to just 40 residents from the original 2,000 during many months of hostilities in Donbas" (2015-05-07, Novorossia News) []

* "The DPR Ministry of Defense has registered 44 shellings by the Ukrainian troopers over the past day" (2015-05-08, Novorossia News) []
* "Over the past day, four country cottages were destroyed as a result of the Ukrainian shelling, a residential high-rise building and a pre-school in Gorlovka were damaged" photos (2015-05-08, Novorossia News) []
* "Two buildings are destroyed as a result of today's Ukrainian bombardments of the territory of the Donetsk Republic" (2015-05-08, Novorossia News) []
* "Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic have registered 43 shellings by the Ukrainian troopers over the past day" (2015-05-08, Novorossia News) []

* "15 peaceful civilians have been killed by the Ukrainian army since February 25, 2015" (2015-05-10), original ( []
* "The militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic has registered 20 shellings by the Ukrainian troopers over the past day" (2015-05-10, Novorossia News) []
* "Ukrainian army has violated the ceasefire regime 20 times in the last 24 hours" (2015-05-10) [], original ( machine translated []
* "Units of Ukrainian Armed Forces and National Guard dislocated in the so-called "sector M" nearby the city of Mariupol started shelling the village of Shirokino from self-propelled guns "Gvozdika" and used all kinds of firearms as well" (2015-05-10) []

* "Ukrainian troopers violated the cease-fire regime 37 times over the previous 24 hours" (2015-05-11, Novorossia News) []
* "Five residential houses are destroyed in the village of Sakhanka which came under Ukrainian fire last night" (2015-05-11, Novorossia News) []

* "DPR military have registered 37 shellings on the republic’s territory by Ukrainian troopers over the past day" (2015-05-12, Novorossia News) []

* (2015-05-12, Novorossia News): Today clashes repeatedly occur on the whole frontline, with using of a wide spectrum of weapons. There are destructions and fires in the outskirts of Donetsk.
A situation is heating slowly and persistently, day by day.

People's Republic of Lunghask (LPR, or LNR)
* "Official speech of the head of the Lugansk People's Republic Igor Plotnitsky at the Victory Day Parade in Lugansk on May 9, 2015" []
* "Lugansk, LNR: The may 9 Victory day Parade" video (2015-05-09, Novorossia news) []
*  "A Victory Parade and Celebration in Lughansk", videos [] [] [] []
* "LPR marks the 70th anniversary of WWII victory with military parade" video (2015-05-09) []: The self-proclaimed Lugansk Peoples Republic (LPR) celebrated the 70th anniversary of WWII victory over Nazi Germany with military parade, Saturday.
* "The head of the LPR Igor Plotnitsky has visited the veterans of the Great Patriotic War" (2015-05-08, machine translated [], photos [] [], original article machine translated ( []
* "Obama was invited to the celebration of Victory Day in People's Republic of Lugansk" (2015-05-09) []

* " 'Victory Train' made a symbolic trip from Donetsk to Lugansk on the restored railway" photos (2015-05-09) [], original article machine translated ([]

* "LPR: City Alchevsk marks the 70th anniversary of WWII victory" photos (2015-05-09) []

* Alexey Mozgovoi and his Ghost brigade the victory parade held in Alchevsk []. "Aleksey Mozgovoy Today In Donbass!" photos (2015-05-09) [] []
* "A children's playground is settled in Alchevsk, LPR, by the Prizrak battalion of Alexey Mozgovoy" (2015-05-11, Novorossia News) []. “Ghost” brigade installed a children’s playground in Alchevsk. The foreign guests, who’d come to the Lugansk People’s Republic to take part in the International antifascist forum, also participated in the installation. Photo credit, Alexey Mozgovoy [].
* "LPR: Banda Bassotti rocks Lugansk on eve of Victory Day" video (2015-05-09) []: Italian anti-fascist punk band Banda Bassotti rocked Alchevsk in the Lugansk region, Friday, on the eve of World War II Victory Day celebrations.

* "European Union should stop pretending to be even-handed, the head of the Lugansk People's Republic Igor Plotnitsky said" (2015-05-09) [], original article machine translated []

* "Composer Schmid could not visit the LC because of the position of the Austrian Embassy" (2015-05-0, [], original version []

* (2015-05-06, Novorossia News) []:
The Republican Oncologic Dispensary in Lughansk, along with its branches in Alchevsk, Krasny Luch, and Stakhanov, have practically finished a restoration and repaired their damages caused by barbarian shellings by Ukrainian troopers, a head doctor of the Dispensary, Alexander Torba, told to reporters. The Dispensary in Lughansk has suffered most of all. The building sustained damage last summer and autumn, and then was shelled again in February. “We fully renovated a roof, have finished a glazing and electrotechnical works. We did out the territory of our dispensary. The only problem left we still can’t restore a workstation of the computed tomographic scanner. Many people promised us to help with it but nothing happened. And we really need that equipment,” he said. Oncologic Dispensaries medically treat not only the citizens of the Republic but also inhabitants of the Kiev-held Lughansk region. The main utilities of the LPR have already renovated their work. 84 objects are fully restored, the restoration of the 215 objects is underway yet.
Video, the Oncologic Dispensary in Lughansk after summer's shelling []

* "Social benefits for May will be made in rubles - the Ministry of Labor" (2015-05-02, LuganskInformCenter) []: On May, 2, 2015 Minister of labour and social policy of the Lugansk People Republic, Svetlana Malakhova, announced that the payment of all social benefits for May, 2015 will be made in Russian rubles at a fixed exchange rate 1: 2. All payments will begin after May 10. In addition, Malakhova informed that the payment for March-April, 2015 were completed on April 30 throughout all territory of the Lugansk Republic. These payments were made in Ukrainian hryvnas. Benefits were paid to the individuals residing in the republic and included all eligible beneficiaries: children-orphans, single mothers, large families with children, women eligible for maternity benefits and child care benefits. To pay March-April, 2015 benefits the Ministry has allocated 132.9 million hryvnas with 37.8 and 95.1 millions transferred to the LPR State Bank and republic mail-service 'Почта ЛНР', respectively. Malakhova also reported that, as at 30 April, 2015, 107.4 thousands LPR citizens received the benefits on sum of 113 million hryvnas. "Now the Ministry is checking the transfers and preparing to start paying social benefits to citizens of the Republic for May, 2015",  said Malakhov.

* "Donbass International Solidarity Forum draws representatives from 13 countries" (2015-05-09, [] [begin excerpt]: Initiated by the Communists of Lugansk [], an International Solidarity Forum with residents of Donbass, “Antifascism, Internationalism, Solidarity,” took place on May 8 in Alchevsk.
The Forum was attended by 177 delegates representing 31 organizations from 13 countries (Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Poland, the Russian Federation, the Basque country, Turkey, Ukraine, France and Sweden). More than 20 organizations from around the world sent letters of support to the Forum.
The Forum strongly condemned manifestations of fascism in Ukraine, including political terror, massacres, persecution of dissidents, and the prohibition of Communist ideology.
Forum participants supported the residents of Donbass in their quest for peace and their struggle against fascism.
The Forum called on the EU governments, the United States, the deputies of the European Parliament, and representatives of the countries at the UN to take all possible measures, including economic and political sanctions, against the State of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Government to implement all the provisions of international agreements, including Minsk, aimed at ending the war and restoring peaceful life in the Donbass.
The Forum adopted a decision to establish an International Committee of Solidarity with the Donbass: "Antifascism, Internationalism, Solidarity,” whose main goal is united action by political parties, public organizations and movements, and independent activists to support the Donbass, preserve peace, oppose fascism and build a just society.
[end excerpt]
* "Report and statements from the antifascist caravan and the antifascist international forum" (2015-05-11, []
* Statements from the Anti-Fascist Forum in Lugansk []

occupied People's Republic of Odessa (OPR)
* "Odessa celebrated Victory Day with anti-fascist slogans" (2015-05-09) []: People chanted, "Odessa without fascism!" and "Get out of Odessa, Bandera devils!". Photos [], video [].
* "Odessa today on VictoryDay. What will you do Poroshenko? Bomb them?" photo set [], photos [] [] [] []

A new analysis of the massacre events in Odessa, Ukraine of May 2, 2014" (by Ivan Katchanovski) []
* "Mourning the Victims of Odessa Massacre, Ukraine" (2015-05-02, []
* Odessa Massacre victims memorial photos (2015-05-02) []
* "Memorial video for victims of Odessa massacre on May 2, 2014" video []
‪* "‎Ukraine‬ - ‪Odessa‬ ‪‎Holocaust‬, May 2, 2014" video []
* "Calgary remembers Odessa on May 2, 2015" (2015-05-02, []
* " ‘Never forget': Message to ‘Remember Odessa’ rally in Vancouver, Canada on May 2, 2015" []
* (2015-05-04) []: May 2, 2015. Toronto - one of the largest cities in Canada (with a huge Ukrainian diaspora, by the way) - civil society activists marched through the center of the city with a huge St. George ribbon and black balloons, which have become a symbol of memory of the victims of the May 2, 2014 massacre.

Solidarity from Oulu, Finland


Novorossiya Armed Forces (NAF) Operations

* "Interview with Igor Strelkov: War as a Litmus Test" (2015-04-23, []
* "Aleksey Mozgovoy: 'In this war there will be no victory' " (2015-04-09, []. An interview with the well-known Donbass Militia field commander, Aleksey Mozgovoy, commander of the Prizrak Brigade, now part of the People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Lugansk. Notwithstanding his official position, today he is, probably, one of the leading critics of the LPR leadership.
* " 'GIVI' The Lionheart! Going To The Frontline" []
 * "GIVI The Lionheart On The Battlefield", photo (2015-05-07) []
* "GIVI" And "Somali" Battalion In Novorossiya, photo (2015-05-08) []
* "Sparta" Battalion In Novorossiya, Victory Day photo []

Women of the NAF, photos [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []

* "Wedding in Novorossiya, Donbass limousine" photo [], video []. He fell in love the moment she headshot some banderas (fascists). She fell in love because he killed well!

* Yulia Kharlamova in uniform, photos []

* "NAF Vikings Battalion" photos (2015-05-10) []

* "Comrades of Team Vikernes and Battalion Rusich!" photo (2015-05-09) []:

* "Vostok Brigade In The Sky" video (2015-05-11) []
* "A training of the DPR marine unit Typhoon, Azov" videos [] [], photos []

* NAF combat training in Lugansk Peoples Republic [], with Novorossiya Rebel Nordika - Yulia Kharlamova []

* Serbian Volunteers In Novorossiya, photo (2015-05-08) []
* "SERBIAN KOMANDOS IN UKRAINE" (2015-04-20, []: Dejan Beric called Deki is the most decorated volunteer who is fighting for the self-proclaimed State Novorossiya. With Beric and Stanic in the area of Donetsk, are fifteen volunteers from Serbia. They say they are not paid paid but they do it out of conviction. When they come back to Serbia, they will face a lawsuit. Yesterday came another volunteer from Serbia. In fact, he was a Hungarian from Vojvodina, my countryman, Lala. However, he doesn’t listen. I write on the internet, do not provide information on the internet, they do not listen, and then police raids their homes – explains Beric.
To participate in the conflict in another country is a criminal act based on the Criminal Code of Serbia and entails an imprisonment sentence of six months to 10 years. For now, Beric and Vujic do not play to return to Serbia. They are closer to the idea of staying and living in Donetsk or in Russia.
Have a look at the video: [].

* "Donbas Dispatch #11: American pro-Russian" []: Zak fought for the Serbians in Yugoslavia in the 90's. He recently arrived in Donbas, saying that what is happening out here is history repeating itself.

* "From Novorossia with Love" photo (2015-05-10) []


Federation of Russia
* "Speech at military parade on Red Square in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War: 'We pay tribute to all those who fought to the bitter for every street, every house and every frontier of our Motherland' " (2015-05-09 by Vladimir Putin, []
* "Today’s Victory Day celebrations in Moscow mark a turning point in Russian history" (2015-05-11, [] [begin excerpt]: Today is truly a historical day.  For the first time ever, the West has boycotted the Victory Day Parade in Moscow and, also for the first time ever, Chinese forces have marched on the Beautiful Square, (“Red” square is a mistranslation – the “Red Square” ought be called the “Beautiful Square”) with the Russians.  I believe that this is a profoundly symbolic shift and one which makes perfectly good sense. [end excerpt]
* "Immortal Regiment public rally in Moscow" video (2015-05-09) []: 5 00 000 people took part in a public rally titled 'The Immortal Regiment' that is moving along Moscow's Tverskaya Street towards Red Square on May 9. The participants carried the photographs of their family members who fought on the battlefronts of World War II.
* "70th Anniversary of the End of WWII" official Victory Day logo, with St. George's stripe []
* "Chinese President On Russia's Role in Crushing Fascism" (2015-05-10) []
* "Xi Jinping And Putin In Moscow" photo (2015-05-09) []

* "Steven Seagal Today In Moscow" photo (2015-05-09) []
* "Italy's Berlusconi Says Western Leaders Wrong to Skip Moscow V-Day Parade" (2015-05-09, []

* "The Great Patriotic War. To the 70th Anniversary of The Great Victory. War scenes" video (2015-05-09, [] []
* "Russia‬, 1945 -These Russian soldiers believed they had paid enough with their lives so that fascism & nazism never come to Earth again" []

* "Victory Day In Sevastopol" photo (2015-05-09) []
* "Russia: Sevastopol's Victory Day parade celebrates victorious Red Army" video (2015-05-09) []: Sevastopol celebrated Victory Day by hosting a parade on Saturday, with tens of thousands of people flocking to the centre of the city to join in on the festivities. Veterans were thanked and congratulated on the day, with wreaths laid at the obelisk of Fame.
* "Russia: Victory Day in Simferopol Republic of Crimea" video (2015-05-09) []
* "Natalia Poklonskaya Today In Simferopol" photo (2015-05-09) []

* "Victory Day In Grozny" photo (2015-05-09) []

* "What the member of the Eurasian Union – Kazakhstan – put into Victory during the Great Patriotic War" (2015-05-10) []

A sneak peak at the latest war machine, built to cross mine fields.

* " 'Do Russians want war?' " []:
Russian lost from 27-43 Ml. people in WWII, what country lost more then Russia did? Every russian family have few members who died in WWII !!!
Here is russian song, name "Do Russians want war?" Here is some translation of this song:
"Do Russians want war?
Ask silence,
Ask those solders
That lying under the birch tree.
They was fighting not only for their country,
So people all over the World could sleep well.
Do Russian want war?
Ask those who fought
And who was hugging us in Elba.
We are fateful to this memory.
Yes, we know how to fight,
But we do not want to see again
The solders fell in battle
In their bitter land.
Ask your mother,
Ask my wife,
And then you'll understand
Do Russians want war."

* "Increasingly Happy Russians Catching up to Americans; In the last 10 years, Russia is the 20th most improved country in terms of population satisfaction. With American happiness going down, the two may soon converge" (2015-04-29, []

* "A Home for Every Russian: How Putin Delivers on the Russian Dream; Russia is in the throes of a housing boom that is transforming the country and hugely increasing its sense of well-being but which has gone completely unreported in the West" (2015-04-29, []

* "Russia Did More for Crimea Within 1 Year Than Ukraine Since Soviet Fall" (2015-05-03, []
* "Survey: citizens of Ukraine do not believe in Crimea return anymore" (2015-05-04) []. The researching was from March, 6th till March, 16th. More than 1.5 thousands of respondents all over the country took part there.
* "Crimean Economy" (2015-05-11, Crimea, the “Hollywood” of Russia, came back home to Russia… but how does it fair with “crippling sanctions? Well, a lot better than anyone expected.
The Crimean vineyards are the stuff of legends with such vineyards as Massandra, Koktebel and Magarach. This looks very promising for Crimea and Russia. This will be a boost for Crimean and Russian economy, now this is the not only thing Crimea has up its sleeve.
Tourism spots are starting to open again after a long winter and this going to be big boost for Russia and Crimean. Because Ukraine repaid 1.1 billion of debt funds back to Russia they estimate that this funding is exactly what the Crimean economy needs.
You also have Crimean beaches they do not call it the “Hollywood of Russia” for nothing! It is pristine, clean, the sand is beautiful, the view will take your breath away. Previously only 75% of visitors to Crimea were from Ukraine in the past, but now many from Russia, and all over Europe and Asia, will visit this famous peninsula.
The oil in crimea is a big money-maker as well, making a revenue of 7 million tons yearly an estimated $1,000,000,000 in Exxon shell gas. This will not only help Crimea but Russia as well!
There is a beautiful start for Crimea and Russia and we will see over this summer how well it will work.
From beaches to oil to sites to see Crimea has it all and now that Crimea is on its way home with Russia only good can come from here on out! [end article]

* "Gifting Russia ‘Free-Market’ Extremism" (2015-05-05, []

* "Chretien and Putin meet in Russia, in face of Harper isolation" (2015-04-30, []


Russian Repression Report: Actual incidents and false stories explained
* "US uses suspected Russian criminal to push for tighter media control" (2015-05-06, []: In March, Russian politician Ilya Ponomaryov fled to California, claiming that the Russian government was persecuting him over his personal opposition to the reunion of Crimea with Russia. In reality, Ponomaryov was facing a court order to repay $750,000 he owed for failing to complete a series of lectures he had been contractually obligated to deliver. But Ponomaryov’s reasons for leaving Russia seem less important to Western media outlets than the fact that he is a vocal opponent of the Kremlin. RT, a global TV network broadcasting in several languages, including English, was one of the few outlets that reported on the criminal charges, which in turn infuriated Ponomaryov and ostensibly prompted him to demand that RT be registered as a "foreign agent" in the US. "I think it’s a lobbying tool," Ponomaryov told Buzzfeed, speaking about RT, "and it should be regulated as a lobbyist rather than media." In a recent article, US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Matthew Armstrong jumped on the Ponomaryov anti-RT bandwagon, and drew a direct comparison between the news channel and Nazi propaganda. According to Armstrong, RT is influencing Americans to change their perspective on world events and thus falls under criteria imposed by the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).

* "Upwards of 2,220 Prisoners Set Free Under Victory Day Amnesty" (2015-05-07, []

The act of publicly displaying information in relation to LGBT topics is illegal in the Federation of Russia. Further, certain LGBT groups are labeled as "fascist" as they are funded by the same foreign government that employs neo-Nazis and other types of fascists to kill ethnic Russians in the Ukraine. The fascist USA State Department funds "identity-politics" organizations, including neo-Nazis & LGBT groups, in order to destabilize enemy governments. When the targeted government attacks the USA-funded group, it is engineered by the USA propagandists to prove how tyrannical the enemy government is, and, as the USA employs actual Nazis and is in alliance with historically fascist governments, it is ironic that LGBT "human rights" organizations are also part of the same USA portfolio of agents whose campaign is to replicate the destruction of Libya against the entire Federation of Russia.
* (2015-05-07, [] [begin excerpt]: Those who try to oppose the glorified version of Russia, including the new Ukrainian government, are often smeared with the “fascist” label. When gay rights activists participated in a May Day parade in St. Petersburg this month, for example, Vitaly V. Milonov, the city councilman behind a law banning “gay propaganda” aimed at children, likened the activists to the Nazi “fascists” who besieged St. Petersburg — then Leningrad — during the war. “Leningrad stood up to the fascists for 900 days, and now here they are walking quietly through our streets,” he was quoted as saying by the news website [end excerpt]

Victory Day, and the Revival of History
* "70 Years On: The Real Story Behind the Defeat of the Nazis; The Soviet Union resisted, fought back and eventually won the war, at a gigantic human and material cost with up to 27 million deaths" (2015-05-07, informationclearinghouse.infoar) []

* "In one country, a Josef Stalin revival is under way" (2015-05-07, []

* "In WWII 3 out of 4 German KIA Were by Red Army: WWII’s Eastern Front was by far the bloodiest theater of war the world had ever seen. It cost the lives of nearly 12 million combatants of which 4.3 million Axis troops including 3.55 million Germans - death tolls far in excess of those in the west" (2015-05-09, []
* "Plans for a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union in September 1945" []
* Plan Totality (1945) [] earmarked 20 Soviet cities for obliteration in a first strike: Moscow, Gorki, Kuybyshev, Sverdlovsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Saratov, Kazan, Leningrad, Baku, Tashkent, Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Tagil, Magnitogorsk, Molotov, Tbilisi, Stalinsk, Grozny, Irkutsk, and Yaroslavl.
* Operation Unthinkable (1945) [] assumed a surprise attack by up to 47 British and American divisions in the area of Dresden, in the middle of Soviet lines. This represented almost half of the roughly 100 divisions (ca. 2.5 million men) available to the British, American and Canadian headquarters at that time. The majority of any offensive operation would have been undertaken by American and British forces, as well as Polish forces and up to 100,000 German Wehrmacht soldiers.
* Operation Dropshot (1949) [] [] included mission profiles that would have used 300 nuclear bombs and 29,000 high-explosive bombs on 200 targets in 100 cities and towns to wipe out 85% of the Soviet Union’s industrial potential at a single stroke. Between 75 and 100 of the 300 nuclear weapons, were targeted to destroy Soviet combat aircraft on the ground.

The following statements show that the notorious "communist threat" did not play any role in the real rationale for the Cold War, that the goal for Russia was a planned fragmentation and chaos, draining all its riches, under "guardianship" of the West, and the extinction of extra people, and the imposition of an ideology that can be described as a slave consciousness, willing to do anything for a dollar.
* British Prime Minister John Major: "... The task of Russia after losing the Cold War - to provide resources to prosperous countries. But for this they need only fifty - sixty million people."
* US Secretary of State J. Baker: "We have spent trillions of dollars over forty years to issue the victory in the Cold War against Russia."
* Zbigniew Brzezinski, Secretary of the Trilateral Commission: "Russia - the defeated power. She lost a titanic struggle. And to say "it was not Russia and the Soviet Union" - means to escape from reality. It was a Russian, called the Soviet Union. She challenged the United States. She was defeated. Now it is not necessary to feed the illusion of great power Russia. We must discourage this way of thinking ... Russia is fragmented and under guardianship."
* US President Richard Nixon: "The West must do everything possible ... otherwise run the risk of the United States and the West to release from the hands of victory in the Cold War, which in turn result in defeat ... Russia - the key to success. It was there to be won or lost the last battle of the Cold War. There can be no higher rates."
* Henry Kissinger, member of the Trilateral Commission, the head of the "B'nai B'rith": "The collapse of the Soviet Union - it is certainly the most important event of our time, and the Bush administration has shown in his approach to this striking problem ... I prefer Russian chaos and civil war instead of reunion into a single, strong, centralized state."

Eurasian Union (EEU) / Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)


Republic of Turkey 


Republic of Iraq


Arab Republic of Syria
* "US Defense Department Begins Training of Syrian Rebels" (2015-05-07, []

* "US “Operation Rooms” Backing Al Qaeda in Syria" (2015-02-11, []

* "NATO Attempt At 'Interim' Government in Syria Echoes Libya Model" (2015-05-06, by Brandon Turbeville) []
* "Syria: Al Qaeda Seeks "Consultations" to Rule Newly Seized City" (2015-04-09, []
* "Syrian military source alleges Turkish role in Idlib offensive" (2015-03-30, []

* "Turkey, Saudi in pact to help anti-Assad rebels" (2015-05-07, AP newswire) []

Global Islamic Caliphate / Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL ; ISIS)


Kurdistan in Turkey


Kurdistan in Iraq


Rojava (Western Kurdistan)


Towards a People's Republic of Kurdistan


State of Israel and international operations
* "Arabs in Israel stage general strike over home demolitions" (2015-05-04, []

* "Netanyahu Forms New Racist, Fascist Government" (2015-05-07, by Stephen Lendman) [] [begin excerpt]: Weeks after Israeli’s March 17 elections, Netanyahu and four other extremist political parties formed a new coalition government – barely with 61 of 120 Knesset seats. Bar-Ilan University Professor Eytan Gilboa calls it “a big political mess…Nobody in his right mind believes that this will hold for even a short time.” Coalition partners include:
- Netanyahu’s hard-right Likud (30 MKs)
- Naftali Bennett’s pro-settler Habayit Hayehudi (8MKs);
- two far-right religious parties – Shas (7 MKs) and United Torah Judaism (6 MKs); and
- Moshe Kahlon’s right-wing Kulanu party (10 MKs).
Yisrael Beiteinu party head Avigdor Lieberman refused to join. Days earlier, Lieberman resigned as foreign minister saying: “This is certainly a coalition that, to my regret, does not reflect the positions of the nationalist camp and is not to our liking, to put it mildly.”
Bennett will become education  minister. He’s militantly hardline. He’s anti-democratic. He opposes press freedom. He deplores progressive activism. He wants non-Jews excluded from Israel. He opposes hiring “foreigners.” He calls them “infiltrators,” a “time bomb.” He’s against what he calls “excessive legalism.” He calls it “judicial activism.” He “killed lots of Arabs in (his) life,” he said – “and there is no problem with that.” [end excerpt]
* "Israel Will Now Be Ruled by the Most Extreme Right-Wing Government in Its History; Here are the major players in this new extremist ruling coalition" (2015-05-07, []
* "Netanyahu appoints Ayelet Shaked—who called for genocide of Palestinians—as Justice Minister in new government" (2015-05-06, by Ben Norton, []

* "Netanyahu keeps promise to drive Palestinians from Jerusalem" (2015-05-11, []
* "The “forced geography” of Tel Aviv" (2015-05-11, [] [begin excerpt]: On 11 January 2013, around 250 activists erected tents on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, on which the Israeli government intended to build a 4,000-house settlement. The activists declared: “We hereby establish the village of Bab Al Shams to proclaim our faith in direct action and popular resistance.” It was noted at the time that their tactics deliberately mimicked those of Israeli settlers. [] [end excerpt]
The book review goes on to explain an interesting process during the history of the rapid European colonization of the old British Palestine region. [begin excerpt] Israel boasts “the only city in the world named after a novel,” Sharon Rotbard claims in White City, Black City. The novel in question is Theodor Hertzl’s Altneuland, known in English as “Old New Land” and in Hebrew as “Tel Aviv.”
Rotbard’s book opens (and closes) with a description of how in July 2003 UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee recommended inscribing the “White City” of Tel Aviv in its list of world heritage sites, in recognition of around a thousand “modernist” buildings it contains that are loosely inspired by the Bauhaus style. Rotbard, an Israeli architect who “decided some twenty years ago” to settle in the “Black City” of Jaffa, is skeptical about the Bauhaus influence on Tel Aviv’s architecture.
In a section titled “Urbicide,” Rotbard documents in chilling detail how in 1948 the city itself became a weapon. Amichai “Gidi” Faglin, a commander of the Etzel — more commonly known as the Irgun, a Zionist paramilitary group — led his fighters in what became known as a “mouse hole” technique. This involved placing his forces on either side of Palestinians in order to trap them.
Rotbard associates Faglin’s techniques with the later tactics of the Israeli military, as described by Brigadier-General Aviv Kovachi: “We no longer wish to conform to the alleys, the streets or the city … That is the reason we chose the method of passing through walls, like a worm chewing and ending up in a different place every time.”
Rotbard describes these strategies as “forced geography” — a deliberate subversion of the city as it was planned.
In 1948 the effects were devastating. Thousands drowned as they fled and were forced into the water.
Rotbard writes: “Of all the numerous, unwarranted times the phrase ‘push them into the sea’ has been flippantly bandied around in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, this may well be the only instance when the expression has literally taken form.”
Some of the ghosts in this account may never tell their stories, as Rotbard notes: “To this day it is unclear what happened to most of Jaffa’s residents.”
Rotbard explains how in the decades since 1948, Tel Aviv has continued to push anything unwanted into the shadow city at its side:
Everything unwanted in the White City is relegated to the Black City: … garbage dumps, sewage pipes, high voltage transformers, towing lots and overcrowded central bus stations; noise and air pollution factories and small industries; illegal establishments like brothels, casinos and sex shops; unwelcoming and intimidating public institutions such as the police headquarters, jails, pathological institutes and methadone clinics; and finally, a complete ragtag of municipal outcasts and social pariahs — new immigrants, foreign workers, drug addicts and the homeless … Paradoxically, this has actually ensured that the Black City is the most colorful, heterogeneous and cosmopolitan city space in the whole of Israel. [end excerpt]

The following article's author observed the conference on livestream, and the quotes used during the article came from the author's own notes and are not independently verifiable.
* "Israeli defense minister promises to kill more civilians and threatens to nuke Iran" (2015-05-06, [] [begin excerpt]: In response to a question about Iran, Yaalon said that “in certain cases” when “we feel like we don’t have the answer by surgical operations” Israel might take “certain steps” such as the Americans did in “Nagasaki and Hiroshima, causing at the end the fatalities of 200,000.”
During his speech Yaalon heaped effusive praise on Shurat HaDin and its leader Nitsana Darshan-Leitner. He thanked the group “for the activities of Shurat HaDin fighting one of Israel’s challenges of today, the lawfare, BDS, delegitimzation of the state of Israel … Nitsana thank you very much for what you are doing for the state of Israel.”
He said Israel and its supporters should use courts around the world “to fight them back,” meaning critics of Israel, and that this is exactly what Shurat HaDin does.
“Hasbara is not the right term,” he continued in the question and answer session, “it’s a war … Each of us can become to be a warrior in this war. By talkbacking, by blogging, by disseminating articles, by raising our case.”
Hasbara (literally “explanation” in Hebrew) is the Israeli term for propaganda.
Justifying Israeli attacks on civilians was the main theme of the conference. Speaker after speaker lined up to reinterpret international law so that it would, supposedly, allow the killing of Palestinian and other Arab civilians.
This was justified with familiar canards about the supposed use by Palestinian resistance factions of “human shields,” which then inevitably results in Palestinian civilian dead. In other words, Israel was being forced to kill civilians.
Yaalon did similar by saying that the civilian neighborhoods Israel had bombed had contained “rocket rooms.”
[end excerpt]

Speaking of somebody who killed over a million northern Arabs for religious reasons...
* "One of Jeb Bush’s top advisers on Israel: George W. Bush" (2015-05-07, []

World Jewish Diaspora and history
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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
* "Saudi king now says he won’t attend summit with Obama" (2015-05-10, []

* "Tiny Menlo College is like home for Saudi elite" (2015-05-12, []

Ansar Allah Revolutionary Government of Yemen

* "Washington and Saudis Plan Escalated Aggression on Yemen" (2015-05-10, by Stephen Lendman) []
* "Saudis Drop US-Made Cluster Bombs in Criminal War on Yemen" (2015-05-10) []
* "F-16 Moroccan Fighter Plane Shot Down Over Yemen, Made in America; Saudi-GCC alliance bombing goes own despite announcement of humanitarian pause" (2015-05-12, by Abayomi Azikiwe) []

* "Iran’s Humanitarian “Rescue” Ship to Yemen" (2015-05-11, by Stephen Lendman) []

* "Foreign Policy Diary: 'Yemen' - Shadow of Invasion" video (2015-05-06) []
* "Coalition gives Houthi stronghold ultimatum" (2015-05-08, []

Republic of India
* "Home ministry assures Gates Foundation its funding of Indian NGOs not being probed" (2015-05-10, []
* "U.S. Ambassador Criticizes India’s Crackdown on Charities and Activist Groups" (2015-05-06, []
* "India cracks down on foreign funding of NGOs" (2013-06-11, []

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* Free Saibaba! (2015-05-07) []: May 9: It will be one year on 9th May 2015 of continued incarceration of our colleague Dr. G.N. Saibaba. He languishes in jail without trial and without bail while his health is deteriorating fast. Please come and participate in the day-long hunger strike to save life of Dr. GN Saibaba and secure his early release from the solitary confinement in Nagpur Central Jail.
* Statement on the illegal detention of Shyna, Roopesh, Anoop, Kannan and Veeramani (2015-05-07, COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS) []
* CRPP statement on illegal detention of K. Murali and C.P. Ismail (2015-05-11) []

* CPI(M) Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee press release (2015-05-06) []

* "CDRO statement opposing the re-launch of Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh" (2015-05-10) []

* "Four PBCP cadres including ‘regional leader’ arrested in Tangail District" (2015-05-11) []

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* "Encounter killing of Purba Bangla Sarbahara Party cadre in Sirajganj" (2015-05-08, []

* "10 Years of the Communist Party of India (Maoist): NDFP warmly congratulates the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on its 10th Founding Anniversary" (2014-10-02, []

* "Top Maoist Leader Ganapathi Admits To Leadership Crisis In Party; The lack of senior leaders and rank and file members, coupled with intensifying counterinsurgency operations and desertion by members, has led to a crisis in the Communist Party of India (Maoists)" (2013-09-19, []
 False stories against the CPI(M):
* " ‘Male members sexually exploit woman Naxals, kill them if they get pregnant’ " (2014-10-08, []

Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
* "SAARC : Kathmandu Declaration 2014 (Full text)- 'Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity' "(2014-04-24) []

* "Loktantra Day observed across nation" (2015-04-24, [] [begin excerpt]: Loktantra Day was observed across the nation on Friday by organising various programmes.
The Movement of 2062/063 BS (2006 AD) became successful after 19 days of protests across the nation with the restoration of Parliament that was rendered ineffective by then King Gyanendra Shah. The movement is taken as the turning point in the country's political scenario as it brought the former rebel Maoists party to the peaceful politics.
On the foundation of the same movement, the Seven Party Alliance and the Maoists signed the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) to end the decade-long armed insurgency in the country and drafted the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2063 BS and declared the Federal Democratic Republic in the country.
However, the ongoing political instability in the country despite massive sacrifice for the success of the second People’s Movement has disappointed many as people’s dreams for change are not realised.
Now, it has become the main challenge to take the obstructed constitution writing to a conclusion. [end excerpt]

* "Baidhya following the step of Prachanda" (2015-05-11, [] [begin excerpt]: A ‘18 points leaflet’ was distributed during the two line struggle with Prachanda clique. At that time Prachanda was pleading for the New Democratic Revolution. But, after the 7th National Congress of UCPN(Maoist) , Prachanda clique abandoned the political line of New Democratic Revolution and passed the line of socialism with peaceful transition. It means taking part in the bourgeois election and exercising the parliamentary system. But it is a matter of surprise that, Mohan Baidhya who is ‘pleading’ for the New Democratic Revolution, has signed a joint statement with Prachanda, addressing him as a revolutionary leader. [end excerpt]

* "No alternative to moving together: Alliance" (2015-04-24, []: The 30-Party Alliance led by the UCPN (Maoist) has said that there was no alternative to moving ahead together.
Today's meeting of the Alliance took the decision to this effect, said Alliance Spokesperson, Prem Bahadur Singh.
Singh said, "Different leaders including Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, Upendra Yadav and Parashuram Tamang, among others stressed the unity among the parties associated with the Alliance."
A taskforce headed by Krishna Bahadur Mahara would do homework on the issue of code of conducts and working procedure of the Alliance on Saturday and Sunday and the meeting of the Alliance schedule don Monday would draw a concrete decision in this regard.
Present in the meeting were—UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, senior leader Babauram Bhattarai, vice-chairman Narayankaji Shrestha, leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, leaders of Madhes-based political parties as well as other top leaders.

* "NC General Secretary Sitaula claims constitution by May 29" (2015-04-03, []: General Secretary of the Nepali Congress Krishna Prasad Sitaula has said that the political parties would work together to promulgate the new democratic constitution through the second Constituent Assembly (CA).
Speaking at a press meeting here on Friday, Sitaula said they would not let the second CA become a failure as the NC has a leading role in the current CA. "The Nepali Congress, as the biggest political party in the CA, would take initiatives for forging political consensus and write the democratic constitution," NC General Secretary Sitaula said.
Hinting towards the opposition parties' protest, General Secretary Sitaula said the street protest announced by the 30-party alliance led by the UCPN (Maoist) has no meaning at all for the constitution could not be written at the force of street protests rather it should be written by forging consensus.
NC leader Sitaula urged the UCPN (M) not to disrespect the public mandate and be serious to write constitution as desired by the public. The constitution writing process would move ahead once the CA meeting resumes on April 23 and assured that the nation would get the new constitution by May 29. [end excerpt]

Towards a People's Republic of Nepal

* "Nepal’s Polarized Politics Besets Constitution Drafting" (2015-04-12, []

* "Maoists party unification unlikely for the moment, says KC" (2015-04-23, []
* "Former Pancha parties make efforts for unification" (2015-03-16, []

* "Nepal Maoists splinters deplore Nepal Apex Court verdict on amnesty" (2015-04-07, [] [begin excerpt]: The alliance of six Maoist parties represented in the Constituent Assembly and without organized a rally in Kathmandu, April 6, 2015 deploring a Supreme Court ruling which had nullified the provision in the Truth and Reconciliation commission setup by the government in earlier February for granting mass amnesty for those facing charges of serious human rights violations committed during the so-called peoples’ war. [end excerpt]
* "Six Maoist parties demand nullification of SC's verdict" (2015-04-03, [] [begin excerpt]: Six Maoist parties including the UCPN (Maoist) have submitted a joint memorandum to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala saying that the recent Supreme Court verdict on transitional justice was against the spirit of peace accord.
The apex court on February 26 had annulled the provision to provide blanket amnesty to all the cases related to the decade-long armed conflict, saying that it is against the established principles of justice, international law and the court’s earlier verdicts.
Submitting the memo to PM Koirala at his residence in Baluwatar on Friday, the leaders of the six Maoist parties—who were a major party to the conflict—demanded immediate nullification of the SC's verdict, release of those arrested on charges of war-era cases , and enforcement of legal provision for reconciliation in war-era political cases.
The SC ruling has barred the commissions--Truth and Reconciliation Committee ( TRC ) and Commission on Enforced Disappearance (CED)—from initiating reconciliation on their own without victims’ consent.
The memorandum was signed by UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, CPN-Maoist Chair Mohan Baidya, CPN Maoist General Secretary Netra Bikram Chand, CPN (Maoist) Coordinator Matrika Yadav, CPN (Unified) General Secretary Pari Thapa and Revolutionary Communist Party General Secretary Mani Thapa was submitted to PM Koirala by Dahal today. [end excerpt]
* "Second-rung leaders campaign for reunion of Maoist parties" (2015-03-17, []
* "CPN-M set to bring fringe communist forces under one umbrella" (2014-01-31, []

* "Five-party Maoist Alliance: Dahal cautioned against being overly influenced by fringe parties" (2014-06-29, []
* "UCPN (Maoist) forging alliance with agitating parties outside CA" (2014-06-15, scroll down at link []

* "Zero vote in thabang" (2014-11-19, [].
Thabang lies on the lap of Jaljala hill (2.2 miles tall) which was the center for the decade long Nepal People's War.

* "CPN-Maoist, UCPN (M) clash in Rolpa" (2013-10-24, []

* "Thabang: The village that didn’t vote; once hosted Maoist guerrillas" (2014-12-14, [] [begin excerpt]: I arrived in Thabang in the afternoon. It was a good time for photography. The pro-CPN-Maoist graffiti works that urged the villagers to boycott elections caught my attention. As someone who voted, I didn’t agree with the message. But I must admit that they were done nicely. There was something professional about those graffiti.
We were shown the way to Resham Shah’s homestay accommodation. He turned out to be the artist of the anti-election graffiti including the one at the entrance of the village that had caught our attention. It was a distinct work of, what’s the word I am looking for, “communist art” that you don’t see everywhere in Nepal. A former teacher and a Maoist activist, Shah had several janayuddha-era stories to tell.
But first, let’s start with the most recent event. Why didn’t the village vote?
“To send a message to Prachanda,” said Shah. “He lied to us.”
Here’s the story. Prachanda went to Thabang in 2011–two years after he stepped down from the Premiership and for the first time since the conflict ended, to celebrate the janayuddha anniversary. The villagers, led by local leaders of his party the UCPN-Maoist, handed him a list of eight demands. The top four, according to this page, were:
1. A road that connects the village to Fulibang. (Fulibang is connected by Jeep track to Sulichaur, a small town near district headquarter Libang; the tarred road from Dang passes through Sulichaur to reach Libang. A big rock of about 300 meters not very far from the village is the biggest obstacle, said Shah.)
2. Make the government declare the region of Jaljala a tourism destination. (Thabang is located on the lap of Jaljala hills, 3107 meters high. A few hours hike further up from Jaljala is Dharampani, 3600m, according to this page. It is worth noting that during the conflict, the Maoists had run a campaign called SiJa, pronounced sij but meant seize, abbreviating the Nepali spellings for Mt Sisne in Rukum and Jaljala).
3. A Tribhuvan University college.
4. An embankment on the stream (Thabang Khola) that flows from below the village.
Addressing the anniversary ceremony, a smiling Prachanda reportedly said:
“I was worried that Thabang would ask for something very big that I wouldn’t be able to provide. But Thabang asked for these simple things. You will get these demands fulfilled soon.”
That didn’t happen, Shah said.
A year later, in April 2012, Prachanda went to Thabang again to inaugurate Truffle plantation as part of a Tribhuvan University research. The local Maoist leaders, this time only those who were in his faction of the party, handed him the same list of demands.
The village today gets more money than many other Nepali villages get, by virtue of it being declared a model village. (That happened during Prachanda’s premiership. There are only a few government declared model villages in Nepal). According to this Kantipur report  by journalist Kanshiram Dangi, Thabang had received more than Rs 70 million between late 2006 and mid 2013. Toilets and village-wide sewage are being built by the government money. A micro-hydro plant electrifies the village. A Nepal Telecom GSM cellular tower stands atop a nearby hill. The tower was closed for maintenance when I was there but Resham Shah was talking on his phone in NT’s CDMA network.
But it seemed as though the people of Thabang think the village deserves more and special treatment because of the role it played during conflict. Thirty-three people from the village died during janayuddha (People's War). The village was also portrayed as the headquarter of the Magarat state that the Maoists vowed to create, according to Shah. During conflict, the village formed a core area of influence of the Maoist janasarkar, the “people’s government”. [end excerpt]

* "Biplab’s rupture from status quo, a dissection-Indramohan Sigdel ‘Basanta’ PBM, the CPN-Maoist" (2014-12, []

* "Burning effigy! The CPN-Maoist led alliance burning effigy of the government along with senior leaders of main parties" photo (

* "Demanding round table conference by CPN-maoist in Patan" photo (

* "Weakened Baidya-led alliance adopts 'terror tactics' " (2013-11-11, [] [begin excerpt]: With the government adopting stringent security measures, including the arrest of party cadres on the spot, the agitating Mohan Baidya-led anti-election grouping of various fringe parties has started adopting ‘terror tactics’ to apparently enforce their strike and foil the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) poll.
Already under pressure with more than 24 of the total 33 political parties parting ways with the grouping, the Baidya-led alliance planted bombs, most of them hoaxes, and vandalized a number of vehicles Sunday night to enforce their scheduled general strike on Monday. Nevertheless, there was not even a single cadre or activist of the agitating alliance to be seen in the streets, unlike in all the strikes in the past of the mainstream political parties. [braeak]
Agitating party leaders admitted that they were forced to adopt guerilla-style techniques as the government started arresting their cadres and activists on the spot. “We are compelled to move ahead in guerilla style. It is not a terror tactic as such,” said Mani Thapa, chairman of Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), a constituent party of the Baidya-led alliance.
Thapa said they are not in a position to hold rallies, distribute pamphlets or engage in any anti-election activity in public, with the government arresting all their cadres and leaders in the streets. “We may need to change our tactics and go for an underground style [to show our presence]. We may even need to target road vehicles [to enforce our strike],” he further said.
The Baidya-group vandalized or torched vehicles that were parked or planted bombs, most of them hoaxes, only during the night on Sunday and early Monday morning, apparently to evade arrest. But there were no such incidents of vandalism and arson during the day. [end excerpt]

* photo (2011-04-11) []: Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) 's "historic" meeting Chunbang bhededamdama historic cultural program and' battle array Return "aperako prastutiaghi homage to the martyrs view the programming announcer clarified, jhankara, rebellious, Deepa other artists

* photo (2011-05-26) [], full photo []: Cultural training: Mani Thapa clarifying a topic, at Bookmark Kul, including Comrades

* "No change is possible without armed conflict: Mani Thapa" (2009-10-26, []: Speaking at a press conference in the capital Monday, Mani Thapa, coordinator of Revolutionary Communist Party, Nepal, said that no change is possible without armed conflict.
* "National Red-Guard Army in Nepal formed: Mani Thapa" (2009-05-11, []

* "Meeting Pasang in Rolpa: Rare interview with a reclusive Maoist commander" (2006-07-07, [], photo caption: "RED STAR OVER EVEREST: Maoist deputy commander Nanda Kishore Pun poses in front a banner at his office in Rolpa in March"


People's Republic of China  
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Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and Russia-China relations
* "The Eurasian Triple Entente: Touch Iran in a War, You Will Hear Russia and China" (2012-01-22, []


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* "6 mercenary troops wounded in armed encounters in Quezon province" (2015-04-28, []
* "NPA harasses Brillantes goons, AFP troops" (2015-05-26, []

* "Revolutionary groups call for Aquino's ouster, intensification of people's war" (2015-04-24, []


research from the Committee for the Study of

* "HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF REGIONAL CONFLICT IN UKRAINE A great historical experience in different regions of Ukraine created a political culture and identity that is very different" (2015-05-03, []

* "Whose victory will Ukrainians celebrate on May 9? The pseudo-historical Ukrainian propaganda over WWII" (2015-05-04, []
* "Burying The Greatest Victory in Spite" (2015-04-29, []
* "WW2‬ history falls victim to Geopolitics" video (2015-05-07) []

Lets be honest here - Hollywood played a serious role in this.
* "The successful 70-year campaign to convince people the USA and not the USSR beat Hitler" (2015-05-09, []

* "‎WW2‬: Grandfathers fought — grandchildren forgot" photos (2015-05-09) [] [begin excerpt]: Another Great Patriotic War heroes’ monument has been removed in ‪#‎Uzbekistan‬. The fight with monuments started in Uzbekistan in 2000. For example, a huge memorial commemorated to the deceased solders from Fergana was fully demounted in 2003. Whereas this monument, commonly called “Alesha”, was a place of worship for city-folk — no wedding procession had driven past this place without honouring memory of forefathers. Smaller monuments were not counted by anyone at all. Almost none of them have left in friendly Uzbekistan which, by the way, paid for the Victory with the lives of 118 thousand of its residents (69 of them became Heroes of the Soviet Union). But local authorities have not stopped on the Great Patriotic War. In the framework of the fight against the “colonial heritage”, 95% of streets, towns and other objects with politically immature “Soviet” or “Imperial” names have been renamed. Even Pushkin has not been compassionated — his name has been carefully removed from all toponymy.
According to one of the versions, the commemorative stele blocked the view of the mountains for restaurant’s visitors, hindered business. According to another version, the stele will be replaced with a monument to Navoiy, an Uzbek poet. There is a third version — political. Life of people in Uzbek SSR was too good. At that time, millions of them were not leaving the country to earn some money abroad. Therefore it was not worth reminding them of those beautiful times when we fought against enemies shoulder to shoulder, and Uzbekistan flourished. May it upset them too much? [end excerpt]

Some are dangerous to try to rewrite the history.It is a fascist mentality. Is like that they make the Vardarians against Greece for the name of Macedonia. Herodotus the father of history tell us that the Macedonians was from Argos of Peloponnese. This claim was from the dark fascist seasons (1941), of the falsification of history. Until 1939 the name of the area was Banovina Vardaska - Vardarska. That is the exact and same distortion of history that makes Ukraine against Russia for the WWII. How would feel the Russians if Greece and Greeks accepted these tales from Ukrainians? Please be careful for formalities and names that breed the Nazi positions and support the cancer formations of dark times. (Nazibulgaralbanians nationalists in Skopje during the reception of German troops in the region of Banovina Vardaska - Vardarska of Yugoslavia (the real name of the area), present to German officers a map with the territorial claims against Greece and photos of their King and Hitler.)


* "May 1945: Nazi Germany Surrenders, But… on May 7, 8, or 9?" (2015-05-06, by Jacques R. Pauwels) []

* "The War over the Vietnam War" (2015-05-05, []
A few years ago, I was pleased to hear that the Pentagon would be funding a committee for the commemoration of the Vietnam War. I thought maybe, finally, we’ll get the record straight. But I didn’t have to read further than the keynote quote at the top of the new website to realize it was not to be.
Quoting President Richard Nixon, it read: “No event in history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam war. It was misreported then and is misunderstood now.”
I belong to the dwindling ranks of journalists who covered the war. We call ourselves “the Vietnam old hacks” and we got pretty exercised about this quote since it perpetuates the myth that the war would have worked out just fine if not for the discouraging words of some reporters. I wrote a letter to the chief of the commemoration committee, retired Lieutenant General Claude Kicklighter, protesting this slur on the thousands of journalists who tried to honestly cover the war, a slur coming from a U.S. president who was one of the most responsible for misleading the public about the war.
I badgered the committee for months but they were reluctant to take the quote down. I enlisted friends at the U.S. Army Center for History who strongly suggested to the committee that the quote was inappropriate. After six months through clenched teeth, they finally took it down. But many of the myths and falsehoods of the Vietnam War remain on the website.
So what went wrong in Vietnam? One of the prevailing and persistent myths is that the United States was betrayed by disloyal journalists. Even the U.S. Army commander in Vietnam, General William Westmoreland, subscribed to that old saw.
It doesn’t seem to matter how many times historians – even Army historians – challenge this myth, noting that the U.S. press on balance did a pretty good job covering a complex and dangerous conflict. The myth of the disloyal journalists who supposedly sabotaged what would have otherwise been an American victory just keeps coming back.
So what about the recent Pentagon suggestion that we journalists “misreported the war?” Am I satisfied with my own coverage of the Vietnam war? No, I’m not. I think ignorance of Vietnam history and culture at first and the limitations of TV news sometimes made the truth suffer. A minute and a half was about max for an evening news report. Not nearly enough time to describe the complex events of the Vietnam War.
I also found my ABC News editors in New York reluctant to sound negative about the war. Critical stories got brutally edited or just mysteriously disappeared before air time.
The only censorship that I experienced was from my own news company. At the U.S. Embassy when the last Vietcong sapper was killed or captured, I quickly filmed a “standupper.” To conclude my report, I said, “Since the Lunar New Year, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese have proved they are capable of bold and impressive military moves that Americans never dreamed could be achieved. Whether they can sustain this onslaught for long remains to be seen.
“But whatever turn the war now takes, the capture of the U.S. Embassy here for seven hours is a psychological victory that will rally and inspire the Viet Cong. Don North ABC News Saigon.”
But my instant analysis never made it to the air on ABC News. I was accused of “editorializing” and the standupper was killed by some producer on the evening news. Ironically, however, the standupper with other out-takes ended up in the “ABC Simon Grinberg Library” where it was later found by producer Peter Davis and used in his Academy Award winning film, “Hearts and Minds.”
So it’s true that the truth about the Vietnam War often suffered, but not in the way Nixon’s quote suggested. Much of the U.S. media reporting put the war in too rosy – not too harsh – a light. More accurate journalism would have more consistently challenged what Neil Sheehan later called “A Bright Shining Lie,” the upbeat PR for a misguided war.
So what were the real lessons learned about journalism in the Vietnam War? In spite of difficulties, censorship and the fog of war, I believe much of our Vietnam reporting was accurate and has withstood the scrutiny of time. However, has U.S. war reporting today improved any more than American foreign policies?

Black Power Revolution in Trinidad and Tobago, 1970 []


Operation Condor Trial: A coordinated conspiracy to “Kidnap, Disappear, Torture and Kill” Latin American opponents of USA-backed Dictatorships
* "National Security Archive Presents Trove of Declassified Documentation in Historic Trial in Argentina" (2015-05-06, []:
The National Security Archive today posted key documents on Operation Condor, presented by its Southern Cone analyst, Carlos Osorio, at a historic trial in Buenos Aires of former military officers. During 10 hours on the witness stand recently, Osorio introduced one hundred documents into evidence for the court proceedings. His testimony was profiled on May 3 in a major feature article published in the Buenos Aires daily, Pagina 12.
Operation Condor was an infamous secret alliance between South American dictatorships in the mid and late 1970s - a Southern Cone rendition and repression program - formed to track down and eliminate enemies of their military regimes. The Condor trial charges 25 high-ranking officers, originally including former Argentine presidents Jorge Videla (deceased) and Reynaldo Bignone (aged 87), with conspiracy to "kidnap, disappear, torture and kill" 171 opponents of the regimes that dominated the Southern Cone in the 1970s and 1980s. Among the victims were approximately 80 Uruguayans, 50 Argentines, 20 Chileans and a dozen others from Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador who were targeted by Condor operatives.
The tribunal requested Osorio’s testimony, which took place over two days on March 6 and 7, 2015, and included presentation of an Excel data base of 900 documents drawn mostly from U.S. government sources and from the Archive of Terror in Paraguay. Of these, Osorio focused on 100 declassified records selected for the tribunal, which was presided over by Judge Oscar Amirante, president of Federal Tribunal N° 1.
The National Security Archive obtained the U.S. documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), primarily from the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency and the State Department. Other notable records originated from the Chilean former secret police, DINA.
"We have been working on Operation Condor for years," Osorio said, "sifting through archives in many continents and building a body of knowledge and a trove of documents."
The Pagina 12 feature entitled "The Evolution of Condor," described Osorio’s presentation of "dozens" of documents to the tribunal, and the contribution the documents made in educating the judges on the genesis and evolution of coordinated repression in the Southern Cone. Osorio’s testimony covered a range of topics including the breadth of Condor operations, U.S. knowledge of those operations and the authenticity of the records being introduced into evidence.
The article highlighted one document Osorio presented that revealed the bilateral precedent for what would become a multilateral system of regional repression: a secret accord between the Argentine and Paraguayan military intelligence services to "Collaborate in the struggle against subversion…" and the "… internment [of dissenters]…" " The agreement was dated September 12,1972, and signed by Paraguayan intelligence officer Col. Benito Guanes Serrano. Three years later, Guanes would also be one of the five original signatories of the secret Condor accords. Osorio discovered the document in the Archive of Terror in Paraguay.
In September 1975, an assessment by a State Department intelligence analyst concluded that "The national security forces of the southern cone surpass the terrorists in cooperation at the international level…" Six weeks later, in Santiago, Chile, intelligence chiefs from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay signed an "Acta" officially establishing Operation Condor. Osorio introduced that pivotal document - provided to the Archive by a source in Chile - into evidence as well.
Two declassified U.S. documents presented to the tribunal underscored the contradictory response of high U.S. officials as they became aware of Condor operations in the summer of 1976. One well-known 13-page memorandum of conversation between Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Argentine Foreign Minister Admiral Cesar Guzzetti dated June 10, 1976, revealed Kissinger’s endorsement of the regional collaboration to repress the left. After Guzzetti informed Kissinger that the Southern Cone regimes were engaged in "joint efforts" to fight "the terrorist problem," Kissinger essentially supported this approach: "If there are things that have to be done, you should do them quickly. But you should get back quickly to normal procedures," according to the declassified transcript Osorio provided to the court.
"We want you to succeed. We do not want to harrass [sic] you," Kissinger concluded. "I will do what I can … "
After a CIA briefing to Kissinger’s top aides in late July 1976 on the Condor countries’ plans to send assassination teams around the world to eliminate opponents, the Secretary of State authorized a démarche to General Augusto Pinochet in Chile, General Jorge Videla in Argentina, and other military leaders in the region calling on them to cease and desist. "Government planned and directed assassinations within and outside the territory of Condor members has most serious implication which we must face squarely and rapidly," stated the secret August 13, 1976, cable to U.S. ambassadors in those nations. But the démarche was never delivered to any of the Condor regimes. After the U.S. ambassadors raised objections about presenting the démarche to the generals, on September 16, 1976, Kissinger rescinded it, and ordered "that no further action be taken on this matter."

* "The Killing of Osama bin Laden" (2015-05-12, by Seymour M. Hersh, []
* "Seymour Hersh exposes official lies about Bin Laden killing" (2015-05-12, []
* "The Big Lie: Obama DID NOT Kill Bin Laden!" (2015-05-12, by Stephen Lendman) []
* "The Assassination of Osama bin Laden: Glaring Anomalies in the Official Narrative: Osama was Left Handed..." (2011-05-11, by Felicity Arbuthnot) []
* Bin Laden’s 2001 Obituary Notice, translated with commentary (2013-11-20, by Paul Craig Roberts) []
* "Obama’s “Big Lie”: White House Propaganda and the “Death” of Osama bin Laden" (2011-05-02, by Larry Chin) []
* "9/11: The Mother of All Big Lies" (2014-09-10, by Stephen Lendman) []

The last article in the set posted above about the death of Osama bin Laden asks at the end if it is possible to conduct a DNA test with definitive results within 12 hours. Ironically, the same was claimed to be done with "Saddam Hussein", who, we now know, was not the man captured and put on trial (check his teeth!).
* "Saddam's DNA Test a Fast Job" (2003-12-15, [] [begin excerpt]: A DNA test like the one that apparently helped confirm Saddam Hussein's identity can be done in as little as 12 hours, a forensics expert says. New York City's DNA lab has done such speedy tests for very rare high-priority cases, said Robert Shaler, director of the department of forensic biology in the office of the city's chief medical examiner. "If you have a single sample and you stop everything else you're doing, you can get it done," he said. That would occur, for example, if police have arrested a suspect and can hold him only temporarily unless DNA matches him to a serious crime, he said. "I'm not surprised" by reports that Saddam had been identified through DNA less than 24 hours after his capture, Shaler said Sunday. Details about a DNA test on Saddam were not entirely clear. Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim, the president of the Iraqi Governing Council, said such a test confirmed Saddam's identity. [end excerpt]

A list of gatherings, workshops, and educational events in the greater Bay Area region

The Heru Network's Documentary/Potluck Dinner Night []
Friday, May 15
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
467 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa, California 95401
We meet Friday May 15. 6pm for dinner, doc, and discussion!
■ Documentary: Tapped
》Subject : Bottled water is discussed in this 76 minute eye opening documentary that will change the way you think about the next bottle of water you drink.
- Where does the water actually come from?
- What's in the plastic that carries one of our most basic necessities?
- Where does the plastic that's NOT recycled end up?
- What is the REAL impact of the bottled water industry?
☆All ages
■Location : 467 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa
■Time : 6pm - 8pm sometimes later
●●Info - Please plan on bringing a dish if you plan on enjoying the food.
(If possible, if you know what you're bringing please share with us
so that we can let others know.)
In the interest of time we would like to enjoy our dinner while the movie is on.
Timeline : (if sharing a dish) Please arrive NO LATER then : 6:10pm
■ Serving and getting settled : 6:15- 6:25 pm
■ Movie begins : 6:30 - 7:45pm
■ Discussion : 7:45 -8pm +
Questions are always welcome.

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