Category Archives: Culture & Society

Ladies and Gentlemen! The President of Ukraine!

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Uncle Sam’s Moderate Rebels Club

Cartoon by Carlos Latuff

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Under the Wolfsangel: The Uncomfortable Truth about Radical Ideologies in Ukraine

The Nazi influence on modern-day Ukrainian politics is clear, tangible, and willfully ignored by its Western supporters A cursory look at the documents regarding the foundation of the Ukrainian state would make it appear quite European and democratic, which is … Continue reading

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Who are Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis?

Azov Battalion Azov Special Operations Department or Azov Battalion, as it is commonly known, is a right-wing extremist and neo-Nazi unit of the National Guard of Ukraine. Formed in 2014 as a volunteer militia during the Odesa clashes, the Azov … Continue reading

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How Western Press Has Kept Silent for Years on War in Donbass and Neo-Nazism in Ukraine

The Western mainstream media have kept silence for years about the shelling of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics by the Ukrainian government forces and neo-Nazi battalions. Just a limited number of independent American and European journalists and freelance photographers have … Continue reading

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What Did Putin Mean by ‘Denazification’ of Ukraine and Why is It so Important?

For years, Russia has been calling on Western nations to investigate cases of human rights abuse, illegal killings, and war crimes committed by the Ukrainian authorities that came to power after the 2014 coup. Moscow pointed out that many of … Continue reading

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The Winter Olympics Doping Scandal

The Winter Olympics in Beijing were rocked by a scandal, right after the Russian skating team won gold, when a positive doping sample was discovered in a test taken well ahead of the games from Russian skater Kamila Valieva. On … Continue reading

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Is Boredom Sometimes Good for You?

Not many people enjoy being bored: it basically means we’ve got nothing to do or nothing to be excited about, which does not seem particularly enjoyable. But what if it is good to sometimes deal with some ennui? Even at … Continue reading

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COVID-1984, the ‘Wonderful’ New Normal

Image is courtesy of Associated Press, cropped and slightly enhanced by me.

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Malta Comes Next…

First EU country moves to legalize cannabis for personal use Malta has approved recreational cannabis use, as well as the limited cultivation and possession of the drug for personal use, beating Luxembourg in becoming the first EU country to drastically … Continue reading

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