stand for ukraine

The calm, beautiful, brave dignity of mothers.
Everytime we’re told that protests should be crushed, or we hear one of these iron fisted leaders of a country denouncing protests as being manned by terrorists, photos like this should also be shown to add a little clarity. Ukrainian ladies armed with nothing but a mirror, held up in front of riot police with their weapons and protective gear, how beautiful a concept to shine a light on the human behind those masks and helmets, maybe remind them they are human or were once, or maybe are at the end of their shift when they go home to their own families. What a powerful weapon that could be. They are all the sons of mothers after all.
I wish all the normal people in Ukraine peace and a future free from power games and violence.
Rage against the machine but peace out ultimately.

Einsaztgruppen killing Jewish women.

Einsatzgruppen (German for “task forces”,“deployment groups”;singular Einsatzgruppe; official full name Einsatzgruppen der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD) were Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary death squads of Nazi Germany that were responsible for mass killings, primarily by shooting, during World War II. The Einsatzgruppen had a leading role in the implementation of the Final Solutionof the Jewish question (Die Endlösung der Judenfrage) in territories conquered by Nazi Germany. Almost all of the people they killed were civilians, beginning with the Polish intelligentsia and swiftly progressing to Soviet political commissars, Jews, and Gypsiesthroughout Eastern Europe.

The surviving teenage son of this murdered family is brought up to the murder site. He was then murdered by a shot to the neck by the German officer standing behind him. Zboriv, Ukraine, 5 July 1941.

Einsatzgruppen and related auxiliary troops killed more than two million people, including 1.3 million Jews.

Page 6 of the Jäger Report shows the number of people killed by Einsatzkommando III alone in the five-month period covered by the report as 137,346.


This lady is amazing! She believed what the Russian government was doing in Crimea was wrong and so she quit from this russian funded television station while on air! 

With the crisis in Gaza, the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria and the international stand-off ongoing in Ukraine, it can sometimes feel like the whole world is at war.

But experts believe this is actually almost universally the case, according to a think-tank which produces one of the world’s leading measures of “global peacefulness” – and things are only going to get worse.

It may make for bleak reading, but of the 162 countries covered by the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) latest study, just 11 were not involved in conflict of one kind or another.

Worse still, the world as a whole has been getting incrementally less peaceful every year since 2007 – sharply bucking a trend that had seen a global move away from conflict since the end of the Second World War.


Why the Ukrainians stand their ground.

So after last night

I have to say I’m disappointed in Europe. I was so proud of being European when we (both the people AND the jury) agreed on Conchita being the best. But it seems this whole “we don’t hate and we’re tolerant” thing only counts when you are not Russian. When it came down to Ukraine and Russia at the end, I could guess that if that’s the case, and the jury’s points matter, Russia could no way get out of this situation as a winner. And I should really believe this whole Ukraine vs Russia was a coincidence? Come on. While Australia (as the jury’s favourite) was interviewed and praised, Russia didn’t even get that, though he was the favourite of the televoters. Last year was a shame, too, people didn’t want Mans to win. I don’t dare to say that the jury is incompetent, but I’m sure it’s politically biased. But Sergey is not Russia, and this is a song contest. It’s not, it shouldn’t be about politics. I stand for Ukraine in real life and there is no word to describe how much I dislike Putin. In ESC, the jury and the people both thought Ukraine is second, so she won first place. Reasonable, right? I think national juries should be eliminated. Let the people decide who they want. (The thing with Poland was also ridiculous). Europe chose Sergey this year, so Russia is my true winner.