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Politics and its Discontents: Use Your Words

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Alberta Politics: Will Canadian troops in Ukraine have to train radical Islamist volunteers said to be tied to ISIS?

PHOTOS: Defence Minister Jason Kenney explains who Canadian troops will train in Ukraine last fall. Below: Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ukraine in 2010. Photos are from the CBC and the Prime Minister’s Office’s Flickr account. It’s been evident for several months now Ukraine has a problem with neo-Nazis, in particular battalions of “volunteers” who . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Will Canadian troops in Ukraine have to train radical Islamist volunteers said to be tied to ISIS?

Montreal Simon: Why is the Harper Regime Training Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?

As you know Stephen Harper is leading the charge against the Russians in Ukraine, with his big mouth.In relentless pursuit of the ethnic vote.And to try to distract Canadians from all the other enemies he'd rather not face…

David Parkins/Globe and MailBut if he is posing as a freedom fighter, why is he . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why is the Harper Regime Training Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?

drive-by planet: Kiev’s crimes in Eastern Ukraine includes reports of torture, execution and mass graves

Mass graves uncovered in Eastern Ukraine

When Ukrainian government forces were raining hell-on-earth on the people of Eastern Ukraine there were many well substantiated claims of atrocities that were routinely underreported or outright ignored by Western media. In addition to shelling and airstrikes directed at civilian areas in Eastern Ukraine by Kiev’s military, Right . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Kiev’s crimes in Eastern Ukraine includes reports of torture, execution and mass graves

drive-by planet: Israeli ex-minister Ben-Eliezer calls violent settlers ‘godless’: writer Amos Oz warns of ‘Hebrew neo-Nazis’

One of Israel’s best known writers, Amos Oz, has ignited controversy by labeling Israelis responsible for hate crimes against Muslims and Christians “Hebrew neo-Nazis.”

Before Oz made his comments a Jerusalem church and an Arab home in the Old City became targets of so-called price tag attacks. The term “price tag” is used by . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Israeli ex-minister Ben-Eliezer calls violent settlers ‘godless’: writer Amos Oz warns of ‘Hebrew neo-Nazis’

Cowichan Conversations: The Truth About Ukraine-AMTV

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drive-by planet: John Kerry steps up

Alberta Diary: Advice to Canadian politicians and media: Proceed with caution on your support for Ukraine’s rebels

Anti-Government Ukrainians prepare to fight police in Kiev. Below: Rioters throw gasoline bombs at police in Ukraine; Alberta Labour Minister Thomas Lukaszuk. (Wikimedia photos.)

You can bet money that when trouble is brewing abroad things are always far more complicated than local enthusiasts for one side or the other make them out to . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Advice to Canadian politicians and media: Proceed with caution on your support for Ukraine’s rebels

drive-by planet: Ultra-nationalists and fascist thugs – tools of imperialist designs in Ukraine

The protests in the Ukraine that began last November in Kiev’s Independence Square – the Maidan – were staged to protest president Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to back out of a plan to join a trade agreement with the EU, in preference for joining the Eurasian Customs Union.

As with most political protests on . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Ultra-nationalists and fascist thugs – tools of imperialist designs in Ukraine

drive-by planet: Pavlos Fissas’ accused killer Giorgos Roupakias had Golden Dawn links: killing adds fuel to Greek anti-austerity protests

 Top: Killah_P  Beneath: Suspect Giorgos Roupakias in custody and shrine at killing site

On September 17, Greek hip-hop artist Pavlos Fissas aka Killah P was stabbed to death in the Amfiali/Keratsini neighborhood of Piraeus (about 10 miles from downtown Athens). He was ambushed by neo-Nazis linked to the far-right Golden Dawn party. According . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Pavlos Fissas’ accused killer Giorgos Roupakias had Golden Dawn links: killing adds fuel to Greek anti-austerity protests

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s White Supremacist Views Barred From Parliamentary Committee

Meet Madi Lussier, one of the two witnesses from the Canadian Immigration Report or CIReport.ca, barred from speaking before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration earlier this week. Lussier and her fellow witness were invited to speak before the committee. Then they traveled all the way from Toronto to Ottawa to make the presentation, . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s White Supremacist Views Barred From Parliamentary Committee

Canadian Progressive World: The day Canada’s white supremacists saluted Stephen Harper

So far, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ideology-inspired of project of social and political engineering expresses itself most eloquently as the Conservatives’ egregious assault on civil liberties, the metamorphosis of Canada into a petro-state, and militarization of both Canadian society and foreign policy. We’re yet to acknowledge how this project oppresses the “other” while empowering utopian . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: The day Canada’s white supremacists saluted Stephen Harper

Drive-by Planet: What’s with Plan B and the neo-Nazi ‘Skrewdriver’ shirt?

Shortlist recently ran an interview with rapper Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew (Plan B) who for some reason showed up on the cover wearing a t’shirt bearing imagery associated with the white power band Skrewdriver.

If this was an effort to attract publicity, it has succeeded and not because anyone gets Plan B’s motivation or . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: What’s with Plan B and the neo-Nazi ‘Skrewdriver’ shirt?

LeDaro: George Zimmerman: Armed Neo-Nazis swarm Sanford, Florida

Deja vu all over again. We have made progress. Oh! Really! Presence of Neo-Nazis reveals that Zimmerman has friends who have come out in the open. It is becoming a sad and very precarious situation. Is this the type of U.S who wants to spread democracy and human rights in the world? If . . . → Read More: LeDaro: George Zimmerman: Armed Neo-Nazis swarm Sanford, Florida

Drive-by Planet: Thor Steinar store ‘Brevik’ sparks outrage in Germany

A German clothing retailer popular with far-right extremists has sparked outrage in Germany with a controversial store opening in Saxony.

A new Thor Steinar store in the city of Chemnitz has opened with the name “Brevik.” This is considered by many Germans to be a direct tribute to Anders Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer.

. . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Thor Steinar store ‘Brevik’ sparks outrage in Germany