Coup government taken Ukraine under rule of right sector – foreign policy expert

6 May 2014 — Voice of Russia

8 people died and 16 were injured in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on May 6. The casualties came as the result of Kiev’s military operation in the region. Meanwhile, residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions in eastern Ukraine have decided to boycott the upcoming presidential election slated for May 25. That’s according to Oleg Tsarev, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, OR Verkhovna Rada. Earlier, the Donetsk and Lugansk regions voted to hold a referendum on autonomy. The Voice of Russia talked to Foreign policy expert Nebojsa Malic, based in Washington DC.

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Statewatch News Online, 6 May 2014: GCHQ is authorised to “spy on the world” but the UK Interception of Communications Commissioner says this is OK as it is “lawful”

6 May 2014 — Statewatch • E-mail: office@statewatch.org

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1.   UK: Statewatch analysis: GCHQ is authorised to “spy on the world” but the UK Interception of Communications Commissioner says this is OK as it is “lawful”
2.   EU: More from the Draft Impact Assessment on the “modernisation of the EU copyright acquis”
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In memorium – Jack Agueros

6 May 2014

Update 25 April 2016: Three of Jack’s plays are currently running in New York City! There are only two shows left:
Wednesday 4/20 at 8pm
Thursday 4/21
at 8pm

Info/Reservations: (212) 262-4216;
TICKETS ONLINE @ Brown Paper Tickets
Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble | 549 W. 52nd St, 3rd Floor
General Admission $20, Seniors & Students $17

My dear friend and colleague, Jack Agueros died on Sunday, 4 May 2014. Anybody who has been following my writing will know that I had the pleasure and the honour of working with Jack for six years, when he hired me to design and build El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan’s East Harlem of which he was director. Jack had been ill with Alzheimer’s for some time but I was lucky enough to pay him a visit in 20008 whilst he still recognised those around him, but it was still heartbreaking to see my old friend, a shadow of his former self. You are sorely missed Jack. There’s an obituary to him here in the NYT and a much better one here, in el Diario. Salud Jack

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Crucial investigation into the role of the junta in the Odessa massacre

6 May 2014 — Vineyard of the Saker

Please find below the translation to the video I have posted before and which I am re-posting here below. 

A huge THANK YOU to “sparling5” for making this translation in such a short time.  If I get a subtitled video I will also post it here.  This information is important enough to deserve several re-posts.
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NHS: “The worst thing a UK government has done to its people in my lifetime” By Marcus Chown

6 May 2014 — OurNHS

Marcus Chown explains why, in the European elections, he is standing for the National Health Action Party in London.

I’m a science writer. I usually write about the big bang and parallel universes black holes. But I was born in the NHS, my wife is an NHS nurse and I can see that the NHS is rapidly disappearing down a black hole.

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Obama’s BLOODBATH in Odessa and the West’s Demonization Of Putin Continues By Mike Whitney

6 May 2014 — Counterpunch

“As the building was engulfed in flames, photos posted on Twitter showed people hanging out of windows and sitting on windowsills on several floors, possibly preparing to jump. Other images showed pro-regime elements celebrating the inferno. Some jeered on Twitter that “Colorado beetles are being roasted up in Odessa,” using a derogatory term for pro-Russian activists wearing St. George’s ribbons.” – Mike Head, Washington responsible for fascist massacre in Odessa, World Socialist Web Site Continue reading