The real Zelensky: from celebrity populist to unpopular Pinochet-style neoliberal

Ukrainian academic Olga Baysha details Volodymyr Zelensky’s embrace of widely loathed neoliberal policies, his repression of rivals, and how his actions fueled the current war with Russia.

The real Zelensky: from celebrity populist to unpopular Pinochet-style neoliberal

H/T: Natylie’s Place: Understanding Russia

Some Saw and Heard the Truth — Then Lied About it: report back after media delegation to the Donbass

by Eva K Bartlett, April 5, 2022

*Following is a lengthy overview of my recent re-visit to the Donbass, on a two day media delegation, with a brief critique of some of the media’s slanted reporting. It is also a follow up from my 2019 visit to hard hit areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic. It is now 8 years of Ukraine’s war on the people of the Donetsk & Lugansk Republics.

Some Saw and Heard the Truth — Then Lied About it: report back after media delegation to the Donbass

Ukrainian leftist criticizes Western war drive with Russia: US is using Ukraine as ‘cannon fodder’

A left-wing peace activist raised in Ukraine explains how the US government created the crisis, backing two coups in a decade, fueling a devastating civil war, and exploiting his nation as a proxy against Russia.

Ukrainian leftist criticizes Western war drive with Russia: US is using Ukraine as ‘cannon fodder’ (Archived)

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