Russia has accused Ukraine of an attack on civilians in the Donbas region that struck a hospital, killing at least 14 people. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the attack a war crime.
The Russian Defense Ministry says that Ukraine fired rockets from U.S.-made HIMARS into the city of Novoaydar. If true, this is a violation of the Geneva Convention.
The Western media has ignored this civilian strike, unlike their coverage of the apartment building strike from two weeks ago.
Last week Russia warned that the leaders of NATO “have come close to a red line” and are deliberately working “to escalate the military confrontations in Ukraine.” Russia’s deputy envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) warned that Europe and NATO is on “a direct path to a full-blown military conflict in Europe” and that it was one that they would “definitely stand to lose.”
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A veterans group in Idaho is trying to prevent troops from being sent into NATO war zones without an official declaration of war. The Defend the Guard Act would prohibit the deployment of the New Hampshire National Guard into active combat without a declaration of war by Congress, according to AntiWar.com.
This is only one branch of the military but it highlights a crucial point: the U.S. continues to send troops into active combat without declaring war, favoring instead “proxy wars.” This is a disservice to those risking their lives.
Representative John Potucek sponsored the bill and said this about it: “I myself am a Vietnam veteran, which precedes the National Guard being called up for ‘whatever.’ And I don’t like the ‘whatever.’ There should be a reason why they’re called up, and [there] should be justification with the Congress. Vietnam was a war whether they had a declaration of war or not, it was a war. I have enough friends who are on the wall in Washington. They died for a cause.”
The bill was part of a campaign from a non-partisan veterans group called Bring Our Troops Home. They demand “the return of congressional war powers and cessation of the U.S.’ unconstitutional wars in the Middle East and Africa.”
Is there a social contagion component to mass shootings? Research shows that there is.
Researchers at Arizona State University analyzed shootings that were high profile with four or more victims and found that one begets more in the immediate aftermath. Researchers also found that the more media coverage a shooting receives, the more likely that more are to follow.
We have made an editorial decision at Redacted not to cover mass shootings for several reasons. We do not want to follow media hysteria that covers high-profile shootings while leaving out others. Most victims of gun violence are from lower-profile inner-city shootings, presenting an editorial conundrum.
Also, I started my career as a newspaper reporter in San Francisco and the newspaper policy was not to cover Golden Gate Bridge suicides for just this reason: so as not to romanticize and contribute to social contagion. There are days we question this decision but we still think it’s the best policy and this study reinforces this decision. We welcome your thoughts on the matter!
Trans Killer Now Identifies as a Baby
trans killer now identifies as a baby credit: express uk
As Scotland defends its gender ID bill, some examples of why people oppose it are unfolding in real-time.
The gender ID bill allows people to change their legal sex without a medical evaluation and as young as 16. Many oppose this because it could allow predators to access women and that is happening. In fact, last week a person named Isla Bryson who raped two women while living as a man was living in a female prison and when that became public, that person was then transferred to the male prison.
But that only solves one problem. Another violent rapist named Tiffany Scott, born Andrew Burns, is currently being transferred from the male to female prison despite also committing assault while living as a man. Scott is considered so violent that the sentence being served is called “lifelong restriction.”
According to Reduxx, “Between August and October 2015, Burns asked prison staff to refer to him as ‘Mighty Almighty,’ or ‘Obi Wan Kenobi.’ Prison staff complied with his requests that he should be known within the jail as ‘Mr. Mighty Almighty,’ and referred to him as such.
During this time in a segregation unit in Clackmannanshire’s top-security Glenochil Prison, Burns smeared excrement over his cell, tore a drip needle out of his own arm, and ripped up clothing that was supposedly tear-proof.”
Another transgender person who killed his cellmate while living in a men’s prison has "transitioned" and moved to a female prison where they now identify as an infant and demand diapers, baby food, and a pacifier.
These people can be in women’s prisons!? Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has continued to ignore the risk posed to women in single-sex spaces while pushing her gender ID bill. Now she says that people who oppose this are false feminists.
Empire State Building is trending because the building lit up with the colors of the Philadelphia Eagles. Some people did not like that because the Eagles are the rivals of the New York teams. But Clayton enjoyed every minute of it.
Novak Djokovic is trending because he was let into Australia this year to win the Australian Open. It is his 10th time winning the tournament.
Annie Wersching death is trending because the actress from 24 and Star Trek has died at the age of 45 from cancer.
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This newsletter is written and researched by Natali Morris.
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