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Russians shunned and made silent

Over a few days, we have to face that it was one year ago that Russia did what it said never to do. For months, the Russian government told the citizens of the federation it was going to liberate the Ukrainians of Neo-Nazis and corrupt leaders. As the months of 2022 wore on, and itContinue reading “Russians shunned and made silent”

Timeline of the Syrian Civil War

Originally posted on The Wired Wayfarer:
The Syrian Civil War is a complex and ongoing conflict that began in March 2011. The following is a brief timeline of some of the key events that have occurred during the war: March 2011: Protests against the government of President Bashar al-Assad begin in the southern city of…

The forgotten Syria

With the war in Ukraine, it looks like the press has no attention any more to another country, located on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea in southwestern Asia, where Russia also provided a lot of atrocities. Syria has become oblivious. In 1970 Syria came under the authoritarian rule of Alawite Pres. Hafez al-Assad,Continue reading “The forgotten Syria”

History.com: This Day In History (January 26-1918): Ukraine declares its independence

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By History.com Editors. Soon after the Bolsheviks seized control in immense, troubled Russia in November 1917 and moved towards negotiating peace with the Central Powers, the former Russian state of Ukraine declares its total independence. One of pre-war Russia’s most prosperous areas, the vast, flat Ukraine (the name can…

Gay people in the Church of England

The Church of England still dares not see its true face and be open to people who feel different from the majority.

History.com: This Day In History (January 11-1928): Stalin banishes Trotsky

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By History.com Editors. Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik revolution and early architect of the Soviet state, is deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to Alma-Ata in remote Soviet Central Asia. He lived there in internal exile for a year before being banished from the USSR forever by…

The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2023 January 06

By Danny Boyle Revelations from the Duke of Sussex’s autobiography lay bare his bitterness over the way he feels he was treated by his family. We round up what we have learnt – and what it means for The Firm. Harry and William ‘begged’ Charles not to remarry He is using his devastating memoir toContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2023 January 06”

History.com: This Day In History (January 04-1999): The euro debuts

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By History.com Editors. New Year’s Day is the dawn of a new era in Europe, as 11 nations adopt a single currency, the euro. Now the official currency of 19 members of the European Union, as well as the nations of Kosovo and Montenegro, the euro’s introduction had a…

Croatia: The Glamorization of Fascism

Originally posted on Red October Goth:
Croatian-Australians marching in Sydney waving flags of the Nazi puppet Independent State of Croatia and portraits of Ustasha-lover Franjo Tudjman. “If the Croats were part of the Reich, we’d have them serving as faithful auxiliaries of the German Führer, to police our marshes. The Croats are a proud people…The…

Madrid 1936: Spanish Workers Fought Back the Fascists

Originally posted on Red October Goth:
The banner reads “They Shall Not Pass! Fascism wants to conquer Madrid! Madrid will be the tomb of Fascism!” November 1936, Madrid workers erecting a barricade to keep Franco’s fascist army out of the city. Original Facebook Note #17 published 4 February 2017 “At the present time, while this…