PHOTOS: Former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and former Canadian PM Stephen Harper in their July 13, 2015, news conference announcing a Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement. (Screen shot of CBC broadcast.) Below: Former Conservative immigra… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Ottawa won’t say if former Ukrainian prime minister is now a Canadian citizen, as Russian media report
The presidential election in Ukraine was held on the same date as elections to the European parliament that resulted in an unprecedented showing by anti-immigration Euro-skeptic parties. The Ukraine election held in the midst of conflict and poll boycotts saw EU-friendly billionaire Pyotr Poroshenko – aka the “Chocolate King” – emerge the big winner, . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Oligarch Pyotr "Chocolate King" Poroshenko wins big in Ukraine’s low turn-out election: change to disbelieve in
Top from left: Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, acting Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitskyi and Head of the Security Service Valentyn Nalyvaichenko Below: Maidan shooters
The investigation by Ukrainian security services into the mid-February sniper attack is rather like the cops investigating the cops – not exactly objective.
Given the biases of the . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Kiev probe into sniper attack short on evidence, credibility
What is so not-awesome about our news media is its propensity to relay to us news and events without the background context necessary have said news event make sense. Go take a look at the CBC’s reporting on what is happening in the Ukraine. I’ll reproduce the headlines here for sake of argument.
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Lawmakers in the Ukraine have introduced an anti-gay bill that would punish “propaganda of homosexuality” with fines and up to five years in prison.
Russia recently enacted a similar law this year, with expected disastrous results. Gay activists in the country have been arrested simply for marching for equal rights, and any positive portrayal . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Ukraine Proposes Jail For Positive Gay Depictions