RKS Film: “When Flowers are Not Silent”: No Need for a Ukraine in Belarus at Least not Yet

What is worse than an autocrat shoving repression down the throats of the population? It is an autocrat ruling within a weakened regime that becomes even more repressive to hang on to power. Such is the story of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenka who maintained power in what is widely regarded as a riggedContinue reading “RKS Film: “When Flowers are Not Silent”: No Need for a Ukraine in Belarus at Least not Yet”

RKS Film: “End of The Line”: New York City Transportation System Teeters on Dysfunctionality

The documentary “End of The Line” presents the City of New York’s transportation system under the control of the MTA. The subway system is teetering on the edge unable to complete capital spending projects, political infighting and suffering from huge COVID ridership decline. Having visited so many times over the past 5 decades the subwayContinue reading “RKS Film: “End of The Line”: New York City Transportation System Teeters on Dysfunctionality”

RKS Film: “Delikado”: Philippine Big Business and Politics and a Murderous Rampage Slaughters Environmentalists

Toronto Hot Docs 2022 screened “Delikado” but due to an overwhelming volume of films received I could not review it until it is too late to watch it in theatre or virtually within that Festival. But it is an engrossing documentary that will not fade away and keep an eye out for it in yourContinue reading “RKS Film: “Delikado”: Philippine Big Business and Politics and a Murderous Rampage Slaughters Environmentalists”

“Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 24: Bob and Andrij Ordered to Rest for 5 Days: Rock on For Ukraine!

The medical establishment has been baffled that Bob and I were pronounced dead at 12:04 but hopped out of our sick beds at 12:05. Thank you all you Buddhists who meditated us back from death and for God telling us it was not really our time to go to the world beyond. Now our doctorsContinue reading ““Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 24: Bob and Andrij Ordered to Rest for 5 Days: Rock on For Ukraine!”

RKS Film: “The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis”

The six-part series “The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis” pays close attention to the “Great Greek Default” in three of the episodes while in the subsequent three episodes digs deep into theories of political economy and is involved with political movements to change the world order particularly climate change. VaroufakisContinue reading “RKS Film: “The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis””

Russia Suspended from United Nations Human Rights Council (7 April 2022)

UN Affairs The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday calling for Russia to be suspended from the Human Rights Council.  The resolution received a two-thirds majority of those voting, minus abstentions, in the 193-member Assembly, with 93 nations voting in favour and 24 against.   Fifty-eight abstained from the process.  Russia, China, Cuba,Continue reading “Russia Suspended from United Nations Human Rights Council (7 April 2022)”

United States Prohibiting New Investment in and Certain Services to the Russian Federation in Response to Continued Russian Federation Aggression

APRIL 06, 2022•PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, JOSEPH R. BIDENContinue reading “United States Prohibiting New Investment in and Certain Services to the Russian Federation in Response to Continued Russian Federation Aggression”

United States Ramps up Sanctions Against Rogue Russia for it Atrocities

PRESS RELEASES U.S. Treasury Escalates Sanctions on Russia for Its Atrocities in Ukraine 248 April 6, 2022 Treasury Targets Critical Arteries of the Russian Federation Economy, Fully Blocking Largest Public and Private Banks New Sanctions Imposed on Putin’s Family and Architects of War President’s New Executive Order To Ban New Investment in Russia WASHINGTON –Continue reading “United States Ramps up Sanctions Against Rogue Russia for it Atrocities”

“Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 15: Some Downtime: I Meet Mr. Gordon Lightfoot and Drake: President Biden Has a Mission for Me and Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog

I had a good sleep except for flashbacks about explosions and the deaths of my Ukrainian family. Bob takes me, Reggie and Dylan for a walk in the compound. Poor Bob having to pick up all that poop. We have our breakfast and as usual, according to Reggie, we have a little treat on theContinue reading ““Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 15: Some Downtime: I Meet Mr. Gordon Lightfoot and Drake: President Biden Has a Mission for Me and Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog”

Passage of the Day: “Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It”

“Obviously, there is no single source of the dysfunction in our health-care system, but the most powerful force driving this toxic combination of poor health care and high costs is Big Pharma’s influence on American medical care. And the reason the pharmaceutical industry has been able to achieve this” tail wags dog” position is thatContinue reading “Passage of the Day: “Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It””