I am addressing, first and foremost, those who are in Russia, since for those of us in Ukraine already know and understand everything that’s going on with respect to what I am about to write. I decided to write this after I received, from Moscow, a number of nonsensical messages and questions. I am completely convinced that nobody actually understands what is going on in Kiev and want to clarify my position. I think I have a right to do so, because, despite being a Russian born in Moscow, I’ve lived in Ukraine for seven years, I have two kids, a job and I teach. Continue reading
Morning read: Salon – “Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control – the lack of transparency and accountability seem striking. It’s further upsetting that these things are done with my tax money. Another instance where we need to push our society to evolve.
Filed under Legal, Politics, WTF
I am ashamed to be an American today. I learned about TheListProject.org.
Synopsis: Iraqis who helped US in Iraq during and after the war have put themselves in danger and are now being murdered in Iraq, because US failed to protect them or take them in as refugees. US had a moral obligation, went through the motions (senate passed a law allocating 25,000 visas), but…
The machine that should have allowed people to immigrate failed.
Example: a guy worked as a forklift operator, attempted to immigrate as a refugee, provided US Immigration everything needed, had the American company he worked for vouch for him, and yet the system dragged the process on failing to adequately handle his case. He started the process on June 28th, 2011. Around June 2012, he was murdered. (source: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/takingnames/)