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Putin: Stop The Crackdown ACTION
World  (tags: LGBTI community, freedom of assembly, humanrights, Russia, activists jailed, government )

Nancy
- 188 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
Mikhail Kosenko is locked up in a psychiatric hospital because he took part in an anti-Putin rally. Another 5,000 people have been detained around Moscow for similar 'crimes' since 2012. Art exhibitions and even a pillow fight have been shut down by...
PUTIN ESCALATES IN CRIMEA
World  (tags: military intervention, Russia, Ukraine, crimea, military force, world, violence, politics, europe, news, conflict )

Cal
- 148 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Russia's upper house of parliament on Saturday approved a proposal by President Vladimir Putin to deploy Russian armed forces in Ukraine's Crimea region.
*Take Action* Move the 2014 Winter Olympics Out of Russia
World  (tags: Russia, 'CIVIL LIBERTIES!', 'HUMAN RIGHTS!', Gay Rights, Olympics )

Kit
- 346 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Russia is waging a war on gay people -- and Russian politicians have made it clear that they will enforce the country's draconian new anti-gay rules on both fans and athletes at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. *Sign Petition!
TAKE ACTION NOW! European Union, Catherine Ashton, Herman Van Rompuy: Act on Ukraine. Immediately!
World  (tags: world, politics, news, invasion of Ukraine, russia, humanrights, conflict, violence, war )

Cal
- 147 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
We, the citizens of European Union and the closest neighbours of the Russian Federation request immediate EU foreign policy makers consultations on the situation in Ukraine.
Your Starter Kit for Understanding the Chaos Unfolding in Crimea
World  (tags: Russia, Uraine, violence, politics, world, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 145 days ago - globalpost.com
From Sevastopol to Kharkiv: Here are the 13 terms you need to know to understand what's happening between Russia and Ukraine right now.
Beyond Ukraine: Russia's Imperial Mess
World  (tags: world, politics, usa, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, news, government, conflict )

Cal
- 134 days ago - spiegel.de
Russia's occupation of Crimea has violated international law and created a new crisis among world leaders. Now the EU and the US are fighting over the best means to address Russia's reawakened expansionary ambitions.
Release Yevgeny Vitishko - the Sochi Olympics' First Prisoner of Conscience ACTION
World  (tags: activist imprisoned, Russia, Olympics, prison, humanrights )

Nancy
- 168 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
'Swearing at a bus stop'. This is the charge that landed environmental activist Yevgeny Vitishko with a 15-day prison sentence on Monday, after his arrest near the Winter Olympics host city of Sochi, in southern Russia.
Crimean Tatars Fear a Future Under Russia
World  (tags: Crimea, Russia, Tatars, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government, violence, society, politics, humanrights, interesting, world )

Cal
- 136 days ago - globalpost.com
Marginalized during centuries of Russian rule, Crimea's indigenous ethnic group is sounding alarm bells about Moscow's intentions.
Hundreds Held After Moscow Rocked By Race Rioting
World  (tags: world, politics, russia, ethnic riots, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', interesting, violence )

Cal
- 286 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Moscow police were on Monday holding almost 400 people under arrest after the Russian capital was rocked by some of its worst ethnically-fuelled rioting in years, sparked by the killing of an ethnic Russian allegedly by a Muslim migrant from the Caucasus.
Who Spies On Its Citizens More, The United States Or Europe?
World  (tags: Ed Snowden, world, politics, usa, russia, NSA, domestic secrets, surveillance programs, whistleblowing, conflict, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, Ed Snowden, obama, news, government, ethics, humanrights )

Cal
- 364 days ago - npr.org
European leaders were outraged over revelations of NSA surveillance. But in many countries, wiretapping by law enforcement agencies is legal and privacy safeguards are weaker.
UKRAINE: No Confidence Vote Fails: Yanukovych Brings Dissenters Into Line
World  (tags: world, government, ethics, politics, RUSSIA, Ukraine, freedoms, conflict )

Cal
- 235 days ago - spiegel.de
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych prevented a palace coup against his government on Tuesday. His party managed to see off a vote of no confidence initiated by opposition leader Vitali Klitschko. Yanukovych didn't even bother to show up to the turbulen
Ukraine Mobilizes Troops Amid Crisis With Russia
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, russia, Putin, intervention, tyranny )

Cal
- 147 days ago - cnn.com
Leaders of a shaky new government in Ukraine were mobilizing troops Sunday amid signs of Russian military intervention in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
G7 Urges Russia to Back Away From Crimea
World  (tags: world, EU, Russia, Crimea, Ukraine, G7, politics, violence, society, europe, conflict, government )

Cal
- 136 days ago - macleans.ca
The group of countries released a statement saying Russia should open talks with Ukraine
What Is So Dangerous About Crimea?
World  (tags: Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, politics, diplomacy, world, politics, humanrights, violence, society )

Cal
- 149 days ago - canadaka.net
Armed men have raised flags over government buildings declaring "Crimea is Russia", while separatist and pro-Ukrainian groups have clashed with each other in the streets.
Tense Crimea Chooses Whether to Leave Ukraine for Russia
World  (tags: Crimea, Russia, vote, 1992 constitution, journalists, soldiers )

Nancy
- 133 days ago - news.msn.com
Ethnic Tatars, Sunni Muslims of Turkic origin who make up 12 percent of Crimea's population, said they would boycott the referendum, despite promises by the authorities to give them financial aid and proper land rights.
 

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