Lukashenko mocks outgoing McDonald’s: Can’t we cut open a bun and shove meat and veggie inside?

Nov 20, 2022

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko ridiculed McDonald’s on Friday, after the company announced it would be replaced by a Russian franchise following its departure over the Ukraine conflict.

“Why, can’t we cut a bun in half and shove a piece of meat, potatoes and salad in between? God, who even consumes this? I don’t know.” He said.

Starting Tuesday, McDonald’s in Belarus will operate under the brand ‘Vkusno i tochka’, or ‘Tasty and That’s It’, the Russian chain that took over the U.S. burger group in Russia in June.

Lukashenko mocks outgoing McDonald’s: Can’t we cut open a bun and shove meat and veggie inside?


Lukashenko on McDonald’s leaving Belarus: ‘Good riddance,’ ‘we know how to cut a bun in half’


Russian Enemies of Kremlin Meet to Plot Violent ‘Elimination’ of Putin

Anti-Russia activists and former Russian lawmakers opposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin have been gathering in Poland in recent days to discuss what removing Putin from power would look like nearly nine months into his war in Ukraine.

Russian Enemies of Kremlin Meet to Plot Violent ‘Elimination’ of Putin


Good luck with that, Ilya! /s

Disinformation, Absolutely + Sharp wind from the Bundestag

By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost

1. Everything you will read in this commentary is disinformation.

2. To say that this commentary contains disinformation is disinformation.

3. To say statements calling this commentary disinformation are disinformation is disinformation.

Disinformation, Absolutely


Sharp wind from the Bundestag

People who try to report on the war in Ukraine from the Russian side or who try to provide humanitarian aid to those in need in the new Russian territories are excluded from public discourse. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are becoming hollow concepts. In the future, anyone who says something that looks like a “playing down of Russian war crimes” can be punished for “incitement of the people” according to a legislative amendment passed by the Bundestag in summary proceedings on Thursday. By Ulrich Heyden.

The West must stop blocking negotiations between Ukraine and Russia

October 25, 2022 by Vijay Prashad

Ukrainians have been paying a terrible price for the failure to ensure sensible and reasonable negotiations from 2014 to February 2022, which could have prevented the invasion by Russia in the first place, and once the war started, could have led to the end of this war. All wars end in negotiations, but these negotiations to end wars should be permitted to restart.

The West must stop blocking negotiations between Ukraine and Russia (archived)

Belarus opposition leader says her people ‘are ready to fight for our country’

Speaking to DW, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said she believed that a Russia weakened by the Ukraine war offers pro-democracy Belarusians an opportunity – as long as the international community does not abandon them.Belarus’ opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya fled to Lithuania after Russian ally Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in a disputed 2020 election that was viewed in the West as fraudulent, and which many thought she won.

Belarus opposition leader says her people ‘are ready to fight for our country’


Belarus Targeted for Regime Change…Again

US Writes Belarus into Its Familiar Regime-Change Script

How U.S. and UK Information-Warfare Fronts Ignited Anti-Government Protests in Belarus

United Transitional Cabinet of Belarus = parallel government. – #198 from Gene Sharp’s “198 METHODS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION”

Stand by Ukraine’s anti-fascist resistance!

A very successful online meeting to mobilise international support for the Free the Kononovich Brothers campaign took place on Thursday 25th August, with 50 participants from Ukraine, the Russian Federation, the USA, England and Scotland. Organised by the London-based International Ukraine Anti-Fascist Solidarity campaign (IUAFS), the seminar called for the release of the Kononovich brothers and all Ukrainian political prisoners, and for the restoration of all political and media freedoms.

Stand by Ukraine’s anti-fascist resistance!


A very successful International Ukraine Anti-Fascist Solidarity campaign (IUAFS) online meeting was held on Thursday 25 August, with speakers from Ukraine, the USA and Russia, at which one of the key speakers was former Labour Party MP Chris Williamson. We are very pleased to publish his superb contribution here.

The Ukraine war – end the silence on the left