Videos: BBC propaganda and the shooting of civilians in Mariupol

10 May 10, 2014 — Human Rights Investigations

So-called “anti-terror operations” in Mariupol today have seen a number of deaths as Ukrainian military and “National Guard” (an outfit including many virtually untrained neo-fascists) face off against crowds of unarmed protestors. The BBC covered this situation and, whilst admitting the Ukrainian army is killing unarmed civilians, have edited a video to cut out the part where the Ukrainian army shoots a cameraman, injuring him severely and at a man who is on his knees with his hands in the air. Continue reading

Western Imperialism and Ukrainian Nationalism are Balkanising the Ukraine By Lionel Reynolds

10 May 2014 — Dispatches from the Empire

Yesterday, the Fascistic Ukrainian regime showed its high regard for the social, cultural and political traditions of the Donbas by unleashing armoured APC’s on the streets of Mariupol as thousands celebrated Victory Day – a day that commemorates the defeat of the vile Nazi racist war-machine, together with its opportunistic nationalist and fascist collaborators, by the Soviet people in 1945.

Extraordinary scenes were captured and published on the web.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 4-10 May 2014: Russia / Odessa / US-Asia / Ukraine-Media / South Stream / South Africa / USA / BRICS

10 May 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Western Reset of Fascist Aggression Towards Russia

10.05.2014 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

People in the West may perhaps find this year’s commemorations marking the end of World War II a little disorientating, especially in light of the current Ukraine crisis. A Western-backed fascist regime in Kiev is unleashing deadly violence against dissenting pro-Russian citizens, with the latest victims numbering 20 in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. That death toll inflicted by state forces working with neo-Nazi paramilitaries on the orders of an unelected fascist junta in Kiev – backed by the West – comes days after dozens of Ukrainian citizens were killed in the eastern Donetz region and in the south-western port city of Odessa… Continue reading

‘Neither criminals, nor animals!’ Britain’s immigration detainees speak out By Jasmine Sallis

9 May 2014 — OurKIngdom

An activist in contact with people locked up in migrant jails reports on a week of unrest.

Words of a detainee at Campsfield IRC (screenshot @GeorgeEvansDoc)

The UK immigration authorities and their commercial partners are trying to suppress a wave of protests sweeping British detention centres. In the past week hundreds of asylum-seekers detained at four high-security facilities have started hunger-strikes against draconian Home Office policies.

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How the revival of German militarism was prepared By Johannes Stern

10 May 2014 — WSWS

The German government’s aggressive action in Ukraine and the massive propaganda campaign accompanying it have surprised many. German politicians and opinion makers have almost unanimously backed the fascist-led coup in Ukraine. They seek to outdo each other with demands for tougher measures against Moscow and denounce the German people, the majority of whom are clearly opposed to the war propaganda.

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Mariupol killings: US backs Ukrainian regime’s reign of terror By Mike Head

10 May 2014 —WSWS 

With the open support of Washington and its European allies, the regime installed by Washington and Berlin in last February’s fascist-led putsch is now extending its reign of terror against all popular resistance in Ukraine. That is the significance of the events in the major eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol yesterday.

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