Daily Archives: July 2, 2018

Odessa Holocaust Memorial

I’m sitting on a park bench looking at this memorial and pondering why I find it uncompelling. I think first off is the figures being smaller than lifesize on a large base detracts, rather than adds, to the monument’s effect. … Continue reading

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Core exports

The mode that since the 1970s has underpinned the global political economy is that of neoliberalism or financialised capitalism, which since the financial crisis of 2007–2008 and the ensuing recession has only become further entrenched, and has been assuming overtly … Continue reading

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Odessa Regional History Museum

Material on the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, in the US generally known as the Nazi-Soviet Pact, reminded me of museum displays in Lithuania, Belarus, and Moldova, and how while in the US WW II begins September 1, 1939, in Belarus and Russia … Continue reading

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Odessa in WW II

I read an article about Odessa in relation to genocide in WW II that had a photo of this plaque at the Odesa-Sortuval’na train station, and thought I’d go see the plaque. What’s not at all apparent from the photo is … Continue reading

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Ukraine

Ukraine is stuck in a vice of authoritarian neoliberal kleptocracy with fascicisation tendencies. —Yuliya Yurchenko, Ukraine and the Empire of Capital: From Marketisation to Armed Conflict, (London: Pluto Press, 2018). I am finding Yurchenko’s book interesting reading, and am struck … Continue reading

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