Priti Patel’s Five Eyes

It is more than 6 years since the UN working group on arbitrary detention found Julian Assange to be arbitrarily detained. At that time he was still in the Embassy of Equador having at least a little protection under diplomatic immunity. A change in government in Equador soon changed that, with the US pulling Lenin... Continue Reading →

Foreign mercenaries at the Azot plant

Russia, with its usual care for civilian lives, is still proceeding with caution at the Azot chemical plant. As it did with the Azovstal factory complex in Mariupol getting civilians out unharmed is the main priority. According to an Izvestia report civilians originally sheltered at the plant from the bombing but are now being held... Continue Reading →

Two British mercenaries sentenced to death

According to reports on social media two British mercenaries have been sentenced to death together with a Moroccan. While this needs independently verifying it is a strong possibility and a predictable outcome mentioned in a TASS article below. It is unlikely that a DPR court will go easy on captives considering how the people there... Continue Reading →

‘More human shields held in a basement’

It escapes me, the exact source, but I read somewhere that one of the techniques being taught by western advisors to the Ukrainian military was to use human shields because that way the "enemy" would not risk firing at them. Russia, unlike Ukraine, has been meticulous in trying to avoid civilian casualties. The Azot chemical... Continue Reading →

The Ukrainian invasion of Poland

It might come as a surprise to many, including younger Poles, that the freedom from fascist dictatorship was a costly sacrifice their ancestors made. This was at a time when Ukrainians were supporting the German Nazis in ridding the area of anybody but fascists. "The atrocities were carried out indiscriminately and without restraint. The victims,... Continue Reading →

Gifts to die for

Olga Lebedeva, writing for Pravda, picked up on the visit of the new US foreign ambassador, Bridget Brink, who met up with Vladimir Zelensky in Kiev after only one or two days in office. Like a Trojan horse she rolled into the Ukrainian capital bearing news of gifts certain to widen the eyes of the... Continue Reading →

More fake war footage

TASS reports that Ukraine has been making fake videos to show the west how superior UK weapons are. Britain has been advising on how to get it right. As if the Mariupol hospital fake footage was not bad enough. How much more of this nonsense? Kiev makes fake videos about "high effectiveness" of Western weapons... Continue Reading →

Royals and subjects

This is an updated version of a previous piece I wrote some 9 years ago. A royal occasion - 69 years ago 69 years ago today Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England. There were street parties all over the country, with events, races and fancy dress affairs which kept the mums busy sewing and... Continue Reading →

A Nazi facelift

Cosmetic surgery for an ugly scar A reader recently asked if I could share the work of Aussie blogger Caitlin Johnstone. Having followed her writings from time to time and often been impressed I am happy to oblige. This is a good example of what journalists should be writing about. It is not just the... Continue Reading →

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