Monthly Archives: March 2022

Интеллигентный

Intelligentny is a multi-faceted adjective my mother likes to use to characterize people. It is a salad mix of education, culture, intelligence, and manners, plus a certain view of the world that allows an alternative. The Commissar, who yelled at … Continue reading

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Daniel Ellsberg, il Fatto Quotidiano: I didn’t want to spend my life in prison, but when it came to risking that to have a chance to shorten a war that was killing hundreds of thousands, ultimately several million people, then … Continue reading

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Beunruhigungen

Berliner Zeitung: „Mir ist das ‚Z‘ auch schon in der U-Bahn aufgefallen. Das beunruhigt mich“,  sagt der Berliner. Die Mitarbeiter der Bodo-Uhse-Stadtteil­bücherei bleiben nach erneuter Nachfrage dabei, dass das „Z“ in der Größe sich schon immer auf dem Kunstwerk befunden … Continue reading

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has put an end to the globalization we have experienced over the last three decades

Marco D’Eramo, New Left Review: It is not frequently noted that, for over two years, Covid-19 was used to justify the complete closure of China to the outside world: a sealing off which hadn’t occurred since the Qing dynasty attempted … Continue reading

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Ukraine urges countries to make ‘Z’ symbol illegal

BBC: Ukraine has called on countries to criminalise the use of the “Z” symbol that shows support for the war. Initially used to mark Russian tanks rolling into Ukraine, the letter Z – thought to stand for “za pobedu” (for … Continue reading

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Dmitry Peskov on PBS

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Everyone outside Russia has been watching hundreds and hundreds of hours

I have not been watching any hours, let alone hundreds and hundreds, as I tend to read, rather than watch much video. I do notice here, however, that as Ryan Chilcote says “targeting of civilian infra­structure” we are shown a … Continue reading

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I don’t care what he thinks.…He’s not affected by anybody else

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What was the second part? Interpreting the language that way (silly)

“The fact is that we’re in a situation where what complicates the situation at the moment is the escalatory efforts of Putin to continue and engage in carnage, the kind of behavior that that makes the whole world say, ‘My … Continue reading

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