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i have 59 followers here, on mastodon. which, one could say, is next to nothing... not me though. i've never been a public person, and though my blog is over 20 years old and 2000+ posts long... publicity has never been it's main goal.

so, 59 is a lot, for me ― if at least some of you not only share my views and interests, but also... share the information.

reading is easy. liking is easy.

but it's forwarding the truth that's actually important. repost or copy-paste ― it doesn't matter.

85% of Europeans believe that the EU should reduce its dependency on Russian fossil fuels as soon as possible to support Ukraine.

With #REPowerEU, we can respond to this ambition.

Find out more in our Twitter moment ↓


#DecolonizeRussia: A Moral and Strategic Imperative

Russia’s barbaric war on #Ukraine—and before that on Syria, Libya, Georgia, and #Chechnya—has exposed the Russian Federation’s viciously imperial character to the entire world. Its aggression also is catalyzing a long-overdue conversation about Russia’s interior empire, given Moscow’s dominion over many indigenous non-Russian nations, and the brutal extent to which the #Kremlin
has taken to suppress their national self-expression and self-determination.

Serious and controversial discussions are now underway about reckoning with Russia’s fundamental imperialism and the need to “decolonize” Russia for it to become a viable stakeholder in European security and stability. As the successor to the Soviet Union, which cloaked its colonial agenda in anti-imperial and anti-capitalist nomenclature, Russia has yet to attract appropriate scrutiny for its consistent and oftentimes brutal imperial tendencies.

| «На війні є тільки чорне та біле. Нема інших кольорів. Нема, бл*ха-муха, радуг»

RT @EU_Finance: Are you aware of violations of EU sanctions on Russia or Belarus?

@EU_Commission has created an online tool for whistle-blowers, where your identity is protected.

Make an anonymous report now

🇺🇦🇪🇺 #StandWithUkraine


RT max_shcherbyna: Російських лібералів не влаштовує путін, у тому вигляді, у якому він існує зараз. Хоча проти путіна як концепції, вони не мають нічого проти. Їхня претензія не до цілей путіна, а до його методів. На їхню думку головна проблема цього путіна в тому, що він тупий і жорсткий. 👇

We urge you to stop operations in ! Hundreds of respected businesses have already taken their decision to shutdown offices in aggressor-country. Stop sponsoring spread of disinformation. russian propaganda content should not be visible to the world! Stop spreading propaganda through entertainment content!

Western support for Kyiv must not cease, say NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

@tivasyk @wiler тут просто треба поставити собі питання - навіщо чекати, поки русня зробить щось неприємне тобі або користувачам твого інстансу? Треба як ЗСУ - боронити свою територію та своїх громадян.


RT med_goblin: В 2020 році українці витрачали на фуфломіцини 37,5 млн грн ЩОДНЯ.
В 2021 фонд "Повернись живим" зібрав менше 20 млн грн ЗА РІК.

Все ще вважаєте, що боротись з фуфломіцинами не на часі?

And yes, if you're thinking "but that's a four-year-old podcast": I'm a hyuge believer in back-catalogues and archives. Much preferred to streaming / serialising.

The odds that the Best Works in the Universe were created in the past 24 hours are ... slim.

Get over FOMO.

Dig through those dusty archives. Do some discovering.

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RT @vonderleyen: 🇺🇦🇪🇺 I’m deeply humbled by the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people.

They are defending courageously their country, in very difficult conditions.

But I see life springing back in Kyiv.

As you rebuild and modernise Ukraine, Європа з вами!


RT TimothyDSnyder: Russia is planning to starve Asians and Africans in order to win its war in Europe. This is a new level of colonialism, and the latest chapter of hunger politics. 16/16

RT ost1and: Китай погрожує війною Тайваню
Туреччина погрожує війною Греції

шо ви, євронікчеми? вмиротворили диктатора?

RT Barwin1986: @Sabruness00 @mhmck It's unclear what they are. The flag was stolen from the Dutch, the language from Bulgaria, name and history from Ukraine, the coat of arms from Roman Empire (wtf?) and the land was stolen from hundreds of nations that they exterminated.

To everyone who lives in Berlin or can get there by June 11! Join the action in support of Ukraine .
The action starts on June 11 at 2 pm with the march from Lustgarten to Kanzleramt. The aim of the march is to thank German society for solidarity with Ukraine. At 3 pm the demo will call on the German govt to support granting EU candidate status to UA.
More details are here:

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