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Assault on voting rights: Midterms may mark the beginning of the end for our multiracial democracy

The upcoming midterm elections in the United States are of utmost importance, as the future of multiracial democracy in the country hangs in the balance. What takes place during the 2022 election, and the 2024 presidential election will determine whether America has the potential to sustain a viable democratic system of governance. As American citizens seek to exercise their right to vote, the Republican Party has been waging a nationwide assault on voting rights. Republican attempts to prevent some Americans from voting are part of a larger effort to erase fundamental rights and create a Trumpian autocratic state based...

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A Day of Remembrance: The darkness of “Never Again” could not last a century before it repeated in Ukraine

Can spring be black and white? Is there eternal February? Are golden words devalued? Unfortunately, Ukraine knows the answers to all these questions. Unfortunately, the answers are “yes.” Every year on May 8, together with the entire civilized world, we honor everyone who defended the planet from Nazism during World War II. Millions of lost lives, crippled destinies, tortured souls and millions of reasons to say to evil: never again! We knew the price our ancestors paid for this wisdom. We knew how important it is to preserve it and pass it on to posterity. But we had no...

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A Propaganda Coup: Sources report that Putin is expected to annex separatist proxy states in Ukraine

The United States says it has “highly credible” intelligence reports that Russia is planning to annex two Ukrainian regions and declare a third “people’s republic” in the southeast. Moscow may annex the two existing proxy states – the self-described people’s republics in Luhansk and Donetsk “some time in mid-May,” the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Michael Carpenter, said on May 2. There were also indications that Russia had designs on Kherson by turning the southeastern city into a third “people’s republic.” Russia currently controls Kherson. Last week, Moscow said it plans to...

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Ukraine’s fight for democracy gets needed support after Congress revives WWII-era lend-lease program

The United States Congress has passed lend-lease legislation that will make it easier to export military equipment to Ukraine, reviving a World War II-era US weapons financing program. The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly backed the “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022” on April 28 by a vote of 417 to 10, sending the bill to President Joe Biden for his signature. The bill had sailed through the Senate with unanimous support. The measure revives a World War II-era arrangement that allowed Washington to lend or lease military equipment to Great Britain and other allies at little cost....

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How Milwaukee’s Sister City was liberated: A chronicle of the heroic counterattack in Irpin that saved Kyiv

Irpin, Bucha, and Hostomel became the frontlines of the unprovoked Russian invasion for a month as Putin’s forces attempted to capture the capital city Kyiv. Irpin was the first of the trio of cities to become free from Russian occupation on March 28. The liberation of Bucha and Hostomel followed on April 1. Also on the same day, Ukrainian Armed Forces regained control over Demidov, Dymer, and Ivankov, towns that had suffered from brutal occupation since the first days of the war. Reports were gathered from numerous sources in Irpin and participants in the counterattack, to create a chronicle...

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Drone images from Irpin show devastating scope of war crimes by Russian forces targeting civilian homes

The United Nations Institute for the Preparation and Research of Satellite Images recently estimated the devastating level of destruction in Ukrainian cities, after they were assaulted and occupied by invading Russian forces. According to the data, in the Kyiv suburb of Irpin, 71% of the city’s buildings and infrastructure were destroyed. Like neighboring settlements, Irpin became a shield that did not allow the enemy in the first days of the offensive to capture the capital. What the citizens had to sacrifice to protect their nation can be seen in the drone images by Mіshа Djоs. Until the mass return...

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