Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Kiev Dissatisfied with Interpol’s Refusal to Issue Arrest Warrant for Yanukovich

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Ukrainian Genprokuratura source Larisa Sargan told the Ukrainian News Agency:

After we found former Ukrainian President V F Yanukovich guilty of high treason, we requested that Interpol issue a Red Notice Arrest Warrant for him, but they denied the request. They considered it political persecution.

Earlier on Wednesday, Yanukovich said at a press conference in Moscow:

My movement isn’t restricted. I can freely travel across Russia; I’m not on the Interpol wanted list. I can travel to any country.

In late January, a Kiev court sentenced Yanukovich to 13 years in absentia for high treason.

6 February 2019

TASS

http://tass.com/world/1043556

Editor:

This is important. It means that Interpol doesn’t buy the American narrative on the Ukraine. In short, Interpol believes that the present junta is only a temporary contrivance of the Americans and that it doesn’t have long for this world. Do note the silence of CNN, the NY Times, and the WaPo!

BMD

Sunday, 3 June 2018

3 June 2018. Money Talks and Bullshit Walks Department… EVERYTHING’S For Sale in America

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You see, if a poor person commits a minor crime, they’re only fit for serious time in the slam. On the other hand, if a rich person commits a major crime, they either get off with a minor wrist-slap (as above) or they only do short time in a cushy soft joint (oh, no… we can’t put GOOD people in Dannemora or Attica!). Yes, everything’s for sale and race has little to do with it and money has everything to do with it. You know the old cynical expression… “Money talks and bullshit walks”. I wish that it weren’t so true…

BMD

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Russian Priest Sentenced to 14 years in Prison on Child Molestation Charges

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Editor:

Russia is SERIOUS about putting crank priests in the slam. Another priest got hard time for sticking his hand in the till. This is what bozo priests in the USA and Canada deserve (but rarely get).

BMD

A TASS correspondent reported that Priozersky City Court in Leningrad Oblast sentenced Priest Gleb Grozovsky to 14 years in a high-security penal colony for molesting children in camps organised by the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia and Greece. Announcing the court’s decision, Judge Lyudmila Yashgina said:

We find Gleb Grozovsky guilty and sentence him to 14 years in prison.

Grozovsky said:

I understand the sentence and I’ll file an appeal. This isn’t the end; you’ll see the situation change.

The prosecutor’s office asked the court to sentence the priest to 15 years in a high-security penal colony and deprive him of the right to engage in activities related to the upbringing of children. Grozovsky plead “not guilty” and rejected all charges as absurd.

According to investigators, in 2011, Grozovsky, who was a priest at the Ascension Cathedral in Tsarskoye Selo near St Petersburg, sexually abused an underage girl. In the summer of 2013, he conducted similar actions towards two girls at an Orthodox youth camp in Greece. After an investigation began, the priest fled abroad and authorities put him on the international wanted list. In 2016, Grozovsky was brought to St Petersburg from Israel. Earlier, sources in the Russian Orthodox Church said that the Church would decide on whether to defrock Grozovsky after the court announced its verdict.

17 January 2018

TASS

http://tass.com/society/985407

Saturday, 6 January 2018

What Do You Want? Dignity or Poverty?

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This is the question the Far Right needs to answer:

Do you want smaller government with fewer handouts, OR, do you want a low minimum wage? You can’t have both.

If Tim Hortons won’t pay their employees enough to live on, then, Canada’s citizens have to pay for a variety of assistance programs for them to survive. If you want to live in a society where people can pay for rent and food if they work hard, then, you can’t be against paying an employee enough to survive on… otherwise, what you REALLY want is a class of working-poor people perpetually stuck in poverty to serve you.

6 January 2018

Meanwhile in Canada

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Editor:

I make 11 USD an hour at my job. I used to work for a major corporation, but they “downsized”. I noted that the cuts always came amongst unionised craft employees… never amongst salaried non-union drudges. Rightwing filth such as Rod Dreher and James Jatras defend the oligarchs and such chicanery. You see, the nabobs offered Dreher and Jatras a bargain:

If you defend our thievery and attack common people, we’ll see to it that your living standards are better than most.

Do note that both of these soulless “conservatives” jumped at that and gleefully became the rich man’s Mr Charlie. Also note that both of these amoral running-dogs loudly proclaim that they’re more “moral” and “religious” than the rest of us are.

I know why many (if not most) ordinary Americans are quietly desperate… I live that reality daily. Jatras and Dreher represent everything that’s wrong with “religious” people in America today. You wonder why godlessness is on the march? Look at the Evangelicals, the “Pro-Lifers”, and our Orthodox Hard Right… that’ll convince you that (for many good people) godlessness is a better option than false religiosity and pietism is.

Whenever you did this to the least of these, my brethren, you did it unto me… I do daresay that Messrs Dreher and Jatras have forgotten that… payback IS a motherfucker, and heaven WILL hear the voice of the oppressed…

BMD

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