Daily Archives: May 3, 2018

Ukraine | Ukrainian fascists in Odessa: four years later

Four years passed after a fascist pogrom in Odessa. But the new anniversary of Odessa massacre shows the victorious part still believes they were right and nothing changed.

During the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the tragic events on May 2nd, 2014 in Odessa, on social networks nationalists remembered their “triumph” and in all seriousness declared it a “holiday”.

Japan | Move over Chernobyl, Fukushima is now officially the worst nuclear power disaster in history

by John LaForge

The radiation dispersed into the environment by the three reactor meltdowns at Fukushima-Daiichi in Japan has exceeded that of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe, so we may stop calling it the “second worst” nuclear power disaster in history.

USA | President Trump’s Nominee for CIA Director Overshadowed by Torture Allegations

[John Kiriakou was a CIA analyst and case officer from 1990 to 2004. He was the first U.S. government official to confirm in December 2007 that waterboarding was used to interrogate al-Qaeda prisoners, a practice he described as torture. In this piece, Kiriakou shares his views on Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. As it has been widely reported in the mainstream media, Haspel’s involvement in CIA torture programs–particularly at a CIA secret prison in Thailand–and her role in the destruction of more than 90 video tapes of waterboarding overshadows her senate confirmation hearing set for May 9th, 2018.]