Category Archives: Thoughts of others

Ballet Dancers Fleeing Ukraine Rubble Find Bucharest Stage

Originally posted on AMRAH:
BUCHAREST – Six ballet dancer who have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion were warming up on Friday on the stage of the National Opera House in Romanian capital Bucharest. In the days after they left badly…

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Star Ballerina Olga Smirnova Quits Bolshoi Over Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Originally posted on AMRAH:
PARIS, France – One of the stars of Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, Olga Smirnova, has quit the company over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and will instead dance for the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam. Smirnova, whose grandfather…

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The New Imperialist Structure

Originally posted on Mr. Rows Namoura Coffee:
Contemporary capitalism is a capitalism of generalized monopolies. What I mean by that is that monopolies no longer form islands (important as they may be) in an ocean of corporations that are not…

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Will the Russian War in Ukraine reset World diplomacy?

Originally posted on But what does Richard Kemp think?:
President Zelensky has now established the ‘gold standard’ for political leadership of this generation. Compare him a former comedian turned statesman with the half basked comedian who is our Prime Minister…

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Ukraine Crisis Reading List

Originally posted on quiet disruption:
This document serves to collect publicly available texts of interest to help develop a fuller understanding of the current crisis in Ukraine. Texts are sorted under thematic headings, and then by author. As many of…

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Russian invasion of Ukraine enters seventh day – BBC News

Russia claims to have taken control of the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Kherson. The Kherson governor says that the city is surrounded but it remains in Ukrainian hands. Russian paratroopers have landed in Kharkiv and the Russian military convoy … Continue reading

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President Volodymyr Zelensky, addressing a European Parliament emergency session via videolink

The 27-member block of the European Union says that the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy‘s plea of an immediate membership of the EU for his country will not be possible. Zelenskyy on Monday signed a membership application formally requesting that Ukraine … Continue reading

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Social Putin

Originally posted on claytoonz:
I’m trying to sign up on Truth Social to see if I can get banned on my very first day. I want to post this cartoon. The problem is, I’m having trouble having a very first…

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Kazakhstan: an eyewitness to the uprising in Almaty

Originally posted on People and Nature:
□ This text was written by Aidar Ergali on Thursday 6 January in Almaty. It has been circulating on Russian-language social media (e.g. here and here) and was translated into English yesterday. Please copy…

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Kazakhstan – From 1868 to 2019 and the Protest of 2022

Originally posted on Baroque:
In this entry, we’ll learn about the history of Kazakhstan from 1900 to 2021, the geographical location and what led to the current situation. The Flag of Kazakhstan Geographic Location Image fromWikipedia Kazahkstan, officially called the…

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