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On the Eve: A Plea

Kathy Perutz | Posted 11.06.2016 | Fifty
Kathy Perutz

It's fast upon us now, the Vote that will lead us to chaos or keep us (though with dependably violent after-shocks) on the side of civilization. A f...

From Russia (To Paris) With Love!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.22.2016 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

For several decades split between the Hermitage and the Pushkin museums in Russia, the incredible Shchukin collection is arriving in the French capita...

U.S. and NATO Should End New Cold War With Russia

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

It's good that NATO and Russia met. Dialogue should continue, with the EU and U.S. prepared to negotiate a deal normalizing relations.However, the allies won't know without trying. And everyone would benefit from ending the current impasse. Especially the Ukrainian people.

Polish WWII Survivor Shares Insights With Son About Life, Change, And Endurance | #TalkToMe

Greg Archer | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Greg Archer

Our family's histories live on through us. We can all learn from the past. These lessons have the ability to fuel -- and to heal -- our futures.

Hilarious New LGBTQ Web Series Tackles Love, Sex, Spirituality, Diversity and More

Greg Archer | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Archer

What can possibly go wrong when a spiritual junkie gets a "sign" to work with an atheist? That has been a question I asked myself for years, but sudde...

Stolen Boris Nemtsov

Lena Hades | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

During the whole year more than 300 Boris Nemtsov's portraits were stolen from the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge where Russian politician Boris Nemtsov ...

The Grim Pollution Picture in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.18.2017 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Sean Carpenter Guests staying at a modern hotel in Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics recall signs in Eng...

Is Putin a cockroach? Pussy Riot asking for a friend

Nadya Tolokonnikova | Posted 02.09.2017 | World
Nadya Tolokonnikova

My country is placing me in a position where I become a hurricane blazing through everything in my path. Just one month passed by and dozens of people lost their jobs, were told off by their bosses, got reported on. Now they are all unemployed.

5 Hot Books: The Koch Brothers' Dangerous Influence, Investigating a Georgia Lynching, and More

The National Book Review | Posted 01.26.2017 | Books
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review: Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. Dark Money: The Hidden ...

From Ysutaro Koide To Jane Fonda: The 2016 Campaign Today

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

They say a man is known by his enemies... A few days ago, the oldest man in the world died at the age of 112. His name was Ysutaro Koide. (Yisrael K...

Top Ten Reasons Dems MUST Choose Bernie!

Martin Lewis | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Once Bernie wins the Democratic nomination -- the presidency is obviously and undoubtedly his on a platter.

Why Poland's Call for a Siberian Memorial Museum Is Crucial

Greg Archer | Posted 12.29.2016 | World
Greg Archer

During mad dashes toward the future, inevitably, pockets of a nearly forgotten past emerge to make themselves known, lest they completely fade into obscurity.

China's War By Algebra Strategy to Bury America

Peter Navarro | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Reprinted By Permission From The National Interest and Crouching Tiger Book The National Interest Crouching Tiger Series: China's War By Algebra Str...

Epigenetics: Embracing the Role It Plays in Your Life

Greg Archer | Posted 12.03.2016 | Books
Greg Archer

Seventy-five years ago, Joseph Stalin's henchmen (the NKVD) came pounding on my Polish family's door in Eastern Poland. It wasn't until 2012, after a series of serendipitous events, that I decided it was time for me to do some knocking on a few doors myself -- the doors of history.

Anti-Communist Mythomaniacs and Dalton Trumbo

Larry Ceplair | Posted 11.20.2016 | Entertainment
Larry Ceplair

No other blacklisted Hollywood person stirs the nest of right-wing wasps as much as Dalton Trumbo. So, it is not surprising that they have swarmed against Trumbo, a movie honestly portraying him and his fight against the motion-picture blacklist.

Polish Heritage Month Reveals Significant Underreported Stories From World War II

Greg Archer | Posted 10.19.2016 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s, I was aware that my parents were Polish immigrants. My father, William Krzos, was an engineer at GTE -- I was intrigued by his vague remarks about being in a German labor camp.

Introducing Stalinworld-- Lithuania's Communist Theme Park

The Huffington Post | Riley Arthur | Posted 10.16.2015 | World

Known by its unofficial nicknames Stalinworld, Stalin’s World, and Stalinland, Grūtas Park in southern Lithuania has sometimes been compared to a ...

New Film Exposes Russia's Mass Murder of Ukrainians, Aggression that Continues Today

Diane M. Francis | Posted 10.15.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

Finally, a film will be released in the new year that portrays Stalin's monstrous policies and how they brought about The Great Famine of 1933, known in Ukrainian as the Holodomor (death by starvation).

Know Place Like Home: Letting Go, Leaning in and Lightening Up

Greg Archer | Posted 09.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

There are times in life when, if you listen closely enough, you really can hear the whispers of your soul. You know ... in between news reports, paying your bills, working for a living, finding meaning in life and trying not to go out of your mind.

Calling for a Revolution -- the Entrepreneurial Kind

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.03.2016 | Books
Steve Mariotti

The purpose of this article is to start a revolution. A non-violent one, based on voluntary change in civil society.

Lumeria Maui: An Unforgettable Portal in the Pacific

Greg Archer | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Greg Archer

Maui. Sunshine. Adventure. What's not to like? After all, the beaches and sites on the Hawaiian Islands' next-to-youngest entity (The Big Island) are a plenty that many writers have been spotlighting them in books and magazines for quite some time.

Know Place Like Home: Stepping Underneath the Waterfall That Is Nodus Tollens

Greg Archer | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

Look around. Many people seem to be feeling as if they are in a profound transition, both professionally and personally. For many us, it may feel as if we have been placed on a cosmic see-saw, especially this summer.

Ukraine: In the Midst of War, Debate Swirls Around Soviet-Era Famine

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.13.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Even as the conflict with Russian-backed separatists smolders, Kiev has ratcheted up a no less ferocious PR war. Hoping to bolster its case against Moscow, Ukraine as well as the country's foreign Diaspora have zeroed in on the Stalinist-induced famine of 1932-33.

The Atomic Bomb at 70: Its Fearsome Impact, Frightful Legacy, and Potential Stellar Redemption

William Bradley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As horrifying as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were, the quantum leap forward in destructive power afforded by the hydrogen bomb made our situation far more perilous. We've been fortunate that virtually unthinkable destruction has not ensued since the nuclear arms race of the 1950s.

Know Place Like Home: Manuevering Midlife Meltdowns Via Divine Intervention

Greg Archer | Posted 08.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

So, there I was minding my own business when, from nowhere -- well, that's debatable -- I received "a sign" from The Universe to write about my Polish family's odyssey surviving Joseph Stalin's mass deportation of approximately 1 million Poles during the 1940s.