Russia: “War” with Ukraine will eventually backfire

Lilia Shevtsova, The American Interest, April 14, 2014 Putin has become a wartime President—a transition he has been gearing up for since the August 2013 trade war with Ukraine.

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Fighting back against corporatocracy and Big Monopolies

“Freedom” and “democracy” are useful words, but very bankrupt: useful because they serve to advance imperial/corporate agendas, bankrupt because they are empty vessels perennially co-opted. When illegal coups are orchestrated to overthrow democratically elected governments in Venezuela, Honduras, Ukraine or elsewhere, the lies of freedom and democracy are seamlessly attached to the criminal acts.

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Wild fire destroys more than 800 houses in Valparaiso

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Chile A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster A massive wildfire burned through Chile’s Valparaiso city.

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#Israel places a gag order on press over this story at the moment…

#Israel places a gag order on press over this story at the moment… Israel places journalist in incommunicado detention electronicintifada.net The Electronic Intifada has obtained the closed court transcript and gag order extending the detention and interrogation of journalist Majd Kayyal, which Israeli media are not permitted to report.

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‘It sounds dramatic, but it reminded me of Tiananmen Square. I don’t recognize m…

‘It sounds dramatic, but it reminded me of Tiananmen Square.

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SC bill extends ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense to embryos from moment of conception

A Senate subcommittee in South Carolina is seeking to expand the state’s “Stand Your Ground” defense law to include protections for all children, including unborn ones, beginning from the moment of conception. Current South Carolina law permits the use of deadly force to protect oneself or others against “imminent peril of death or great bodily injury.” According to Republican State Senators Chip Campsen and Greg Hembree, by that definition the law does not fully apply to pregnant women, since injuries that they face might not put them in “peril of death or great bodily injury,” but could put their fetuses in just such jeopardy

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Russia vows to honour gas deal with Europe
Russia vows to honour gas deal with Europe Russia vows to honour gas deal with Europe

The EU and Russia have both moved to ease concerns that gas supplies to and through Ukraine may be disrupted by its row with Moscow. It comes after President Putin warned that deliveries could be shut off unless a solution is found urgently.

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▶ SHOCKING North Carolina WPD Officer Throws K9 police Dog on Driver’s lap Dashcam Foota
▶ SHOCKING North Carolina WPD Officer Throws K9 police Dog on Driver’s lap Dashcam Foota ▶ SHOCKING North Carolina WPD Officer Throws K9 police Dog on Driver’s lap Dashcam Foota

▶ SHOCKING North Carolina WPD Officer Throws K9 police Dog on Driver’s lap Dashcam Foota Dashcam Catches Police Officer Pushing Dog Through Drivers Window Dashcam Catches Police Officer Pushing Dog Through Drivers Window Caught on camera: Moment … From: Muharrem Oduncu Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:00 More in People & Blogs

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“Tim DeChristopher to the point and brilliant, as always. Tim used to camp, hike…

“Tim DeChristopher to the point and brilliant, as always.

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Destroying tunnels that bring in aid for Gaza. Closing the Rafah Border to the P…

Destroying tunnels that bring in aid for Gaza.

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