NATO will now span the complete Northern Hemisphere, visible from Wasilla in the West to Wasilla in the East, and thus will be free from East-West conflicts. This enables NATO to pivot to the south from its pivot to the west, following its pivot to the east, after navel gazing since extirpating the Native Americans.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 3, 2014 8:10 am|
A big reason why we shouldn’t invade random countries on flimsy pretexts, besides being a waste of money and destructive of life, is it completely undermines our moral authority. I wish our Secretary of State could say something like, “This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. [...]
|By: Elliott Saturday March 1, 2014 8:07 am|
The Crimea’s new prime minister Serhiy Aksyonov took control of the military and the police, appealing to Russia for help.
The Russian Parliament voted to send troops into the Ukraine.
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday February 19, 2014 4:20 pm|
Members of Pussy Riot were attacked by police with whips, then beaten, pushed, dragged and had their hair pulled as the punk performance group set up for an unpermitted performance in front of a mural in Sochi. There were plenty of cameras to capture the brutality of the special Cossack police, hired to handle drunks and rowdies.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday February 18, 2014 3:16 pm|
Two members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot and several people in their group were arrested at a McDonald’s in Adler, a suburb of Sochi. McDonald’s is sponsor of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
|By: Elliott Thursday January 23, 2014 8:00 pm|
There’s been a lot of great amount of pushback around the globe to Putin’s Hate Olympics, here’s a take on Broadway’s Great Red Way from the Great White Way.
|By: Attaturk Thursday December 26, 2013 1:30 am|
The more things change in Russia…
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday December 10, 2013 4:22 pm|
Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are being freed under the amnesty bill being submitted by Vladimir Putin to the Duma, the Russian parliament, on Monday December 9, to mark the Russian constitution’s 20th anniversary on Thursday. Nadya’s husband Pyotr Verzilov confirmed the rumors
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:30 pm|
Oh Elton, Elton. I am so confused, but I just can’t quit you. Remember when his remark about being very happy with civil unions became a rallying cry for Prop 8 and anti-equality forces? Once there was a hue and cry about his naivety ignorance of basic facts, he came around and ended up playing an amazing concert as a fundraiser for AFER and becoming a spokesperson for marriage equality. Then he played Rush Limbaugh’s wedding for huge fee. (I’d like to hope that he donated that fee to pro-equality groups as a puckish fuck you to the forces at the EIB, but I guess I’ll never know).
|By: Deena Stryker Thursday September 5, 2013 3:30 pm|
RT’s claim that President Obama still doesn’t want to talk to President Putin, notwithstanding yesterday’s affirmation via MSNBC that he continues to hope the Russian President will change his mind about Syria, is a piddling piece of disinformation compared to the bigger picture (it’s always the Big Picture that counts) that is taking shape in St. Petersburg.