Alberta Politics: Part II: If there’s no Russian threat in the Baltics, why is Canada so enthusiastic about a new Cold War there?

PHOTOS: The memorial to the Soviet soldiers who died conquering the city of Berlin in 1945, the last time a major world power seriously underestimated and misjudged the Russians. Below: NATO’s top soldier, Czech General Petr Pavel and the U.S. Army’s commander in Europe, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges. They said what they said. Bottom: a detail ...

drive-by planet: Obama’s Estonia claim that ‘Russia trying to reclaim lands lost in the 19th century’ funny and wrong

Since the crisis in Ukraine made the headlines Russia has been cast as the villain with predictable stereotypes and misconceptions about things Russian showing up on MSM. From a Russian perspective a lot of it must seem clueless, tiresome or outright offensive but such “insights” add to a tabloid narrative that gets very little critical ...

drive-by planet: Leaked phone-call links US-backed coalition in Kiev with deadly sniper attacks

A leaked phone call between Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Paet, and EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, surfaced last week. It includes the suggestion that some party connected with the opposition – the current coalition in power in Kiev – was behind the lethal sniper attacks in Independence Square that killed scores of people. Paet ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-07-23 00:45:00

INTERNATIONAL ANARCHIST MOVEMENT:NOTES FROM THE BALTIC ANARCHIST GATHERING:   Impressions from the Baltic Anarchist Meeting 2012 Impressions from the Baltic Anarchist Meeting 2012 Almost two months have passed since the Baltic Anarchist Meeting (http://www.bam2012.org/) was organised in Tallinn of Estonia 25th-27th of May, but only now I had time to write some impressions. I haven’t come ...