Provocation

Golden Dawn visit dismays Australia’s Greek community

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Greek Australians vow to stop neo-fascist party from spreading hate as extremist group steps up efforts to tap diaspora for support A planned visit to Australia by members of the European parliament representing Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has been met with embarrassment and dismay by leading members of the country’s Greek community. Days after the extremist group announced that ... Read More »

Jake Chapman: Taking children to galleries is a ‘waste of time’

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British artist Jake Chapman has said taking children to art galleries is a “total waste of time”. He told The Independent parents were “arrogant” for thinking their children could understand artists like Mark Rothko or Jackson Pollock. Standing a child in front of a Pollock work is “like saying… it’s as moronic as a child”, said Chapman, adding “children are not human ... Read More »

Pussy Riot pair sue Russia over imprisonment

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Two members of the feminist group, Pussy Riot, are suing the Russian government over their imprisonment for a protest in a Moscow cathedral. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova say their prosecutions amounted to torture. They have filed a case at the European Court of Human Rights against Russia, seeking compensation. The pair are demanding 120,000 euros (£95,000) each in damages, ... Read More »

Soldiers arrest Thailand’s ousted education minister Chaturon Chaisang

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Soldiers have dramatically arrested Thailand’s ousted education minister in front of dozens of cameramen and journalists. Chaturon Chaisang, who had refused to surrender on the order of the country’s coup-makers, had just finished holding a press conference at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Thailand when armed soldiers burst into the room. Mr Chaturon was led away telling journalists he expected ... Read More »

Apparently it’s OK to give the Nazi salute in Switzerland these days

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There are quite a few things that are OK in some countries, and not so OK in others. And from time to time, courts reach perplexing verdicts. Last week, the Swiss Federal Court decided to clear a nationalist who gave the Nazi salute at a bash of the “confederate-socialist” Nationally Oriented Swiss Citizens Party (PNOS). But let’s start at the beginning. Every year ... Read More »

Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision Victory Sparks Anger In Russia

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Victory for Austria’s bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst at the EurovisionSong Contest prompted an outpouring of anti-gay anger from Russian politicians and stars on Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter that the Eurovision result “showed supporters of European integration their European future: a bearded girl.” “There’s no limit to our outrage. It’s the end of Europe. It has turned wild. ... Read More »

Indian voters kick off world’s biggest election

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The nine-phase parliamentary election ends on May 12 and the results should be announced four days later Indians began voting in the world’s biggest election on Monday which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. India’s 814-million-strong electorate are forecast to inflict a ... Read More »

Icons on the Barricades: Incredible Ukrainian Protest Art

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Artists have been at the center of the protests in Ukraine, offering murals, performances, and a golden “throne” In January, the clashes between Ukrainian anti-government protesters and police and special forces erupted into violence. The center of Kyiv became a battlefield, with smoke from burning tires drifting overhead. Police bullets and gas grenades were met by Molotov cocktails andpaving stones. During the ... Read More »

Election Driven War Plans – 1

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Below is the text of the leaked discussions (with voices) of the Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmed Davudoglou, the head of the country’s Secret Services (MIT) Hakan Fidan, as well as several other high officials of Turkey, discussing how they will stage a provocation in Syria, for their own gain!! None of the involved participants or theTurkish government herself have ... Read More »