Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

Cambodia Rejects US War Debt

“We should raise our voices to talk about the issue of the country that has invaded other (countries) and has killed children,” said Cambodia’s prime minister.

Following the United States’ renewed insistence that Cambodia pay back its alleged “war debts,” fury across Cambodia has been widespread.

Russia | On monarchist propaganda in modern Russia

One hundred years ago, in February (March – new style) 1917, the history of the Russian Empire ended. The fall of the monarchy was not the result of someone’s undercover intrigue, activities of foreign intelligence services or conspiratorial secret societies. Autocracy in Russia rotted at all levels, and became a brake on the further development of society. The majority of the Russian people made a decisive choice in favor of a republican form of government. Our ancestors refused the “bragging rights” to be someone’s subjects and became known by the proud word “citizens.”

Ukraine | Ukrainian fascists against national minorities in Chernivtsi

On March 19, in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi, local political scientist Oleg Khavich organized an international round table on the protection of the rights of national minorities. The organizer was the association ‘Ethnic Minorities Rights Watch’. The event was attended by representatives of the Polish Sejm, Romanian consul, representatives of the Romanian district of Suceava.
However, the so-called “veterans of the antiterrorist operation”, which participated in the suppression of the anti-Kiev uprising in the Donbas, broke into the round table. They said that it was a pro-Kremlin action and ripped off the round table. After the beginning of the riots, the police came and arrested the organizer, one must assume for resistance to the fascists. The police dragged Oleg Khavich out of the hall and handcuffed him. At the same time, the political scientist reports that the police officer took away his cell phone.
In a commentary to the media Havich expresses surprise at this unforeseen development of events. “It was a round table completely neutral from a political point of view. It was absolutely peaceful representative event, which was supposed to take place in the Ukrainian language. What kind of Kremlin can we talk about?” According to him, the goal of uniting Ethnic Minorities Rights Watch, and the ripped round table was the Europeanization of Ukraine. It is about using contacts of national minorities, whose “mother countries” are members of the EU, to strengthen Ukraine’s relations with Europe. After all, this is a bilateral benefit: Ukrainian Hungarians, Romanians, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Greeks will receive additional attention from Kiev, and Ukraine itself is an additional channel of communication with Brussels.
Currently, Oleg Khavich is preparing a lawsuit against the police, accusing it of official negligence, abuse of authority (unlawful detention using special means) and robbery.