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10,000 Pounds Of Goods From Long Island Headed To Ukraine

10,000 Pounds Of Goods From Long Island Headed To Ukraine

By Michael DeSantis | Long Island Patch | Sep 27, 2022

Featured image: Long Island Cares is set to help ship 10,000 pounds of supplies to Ukraine in a drive organized by New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D — Glen Cove) and Ukrainian Americans of LI. (Long Island Cares)

Roughly 10,000 pounds of clothing, non-perishable food, personal care items and household supplies are set to be shipped from Long Island to Ukraine on Friday, according to Long Island Cares, a hunger advocacy organization that was asked to oversee the logistics.

New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D — Glen Cove) and Ukrainian Americans of LI teamed up to collect the goods for the people in Ukraine. As of Monday, they have collected 22 pallets of goods. Continue reading →


Michael DeSantis is an editor at Long Island Patch who covers Farmingdale, Huntington, Northport, Smithtown and more. He’s lived in Farmingdale his whole life. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Stony Brook University and master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. His interests include watching sports, playing video games and watching shows.

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The 1960 Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate

The 1960 Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate

History does not repeat, but it does instruct.

Timothy Snyder

Featured image: Stephen Vuillemin
The first 1960 presidential debate | PBS NewsHour | Sep 26, 1960
Opening statement by Senator John F. Kennedy

Mr. Smith, Mr. Nixon. In the election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln said the question was whether this nation could exist half-slave or half-free.

In the election of 1960, and with the world around us, the question is whether the world will exist half-slave or half-free, whether it will move in the direction of freedom, in the direction of the road that we are taking, or whether it will move in the direction of slavery. I think it will depend in great measure upon what we do here in the United States, on the kind of society that we build, on the kind of strength that we maintain. We discuss tonight domestic issues, but I would not want that to be any implication to be given that this does not involve directly our struggle with Mr. Khrushchev for survival.

Mr. Khrushchev is in New York, and he maintains the Communist offensive throughout the world because of the productive power of the Soviet Union itself. The Chinese Communists have always had a large population. But they are important and dangerous now because they are mounting a major effort within their own country. The kind of country we have here, the kind of society we have, the kind of strength we build in the United States will be the defense of freedom. If we do well here, if we meet our obligations, if we’re moving ahead, then I think freedom will be secure around the world. If we fail, then freedom fails.

Therefore, I think the question before the American people is: Are we doing as much as we can do? Are we as strong as we should be? Are we as strong as we must be if we’re going to maintain our independence, and if we’re going to maintain and hold out the hand of friendship to those who look to us for assistance, to those who look to us for survival?

I should make it very clear that I do not think we’re doing enough, that I am not satisfied as an American with the progress that we’re making. This is a great country, but I think it could be a greater country; and this is a powerful country, but I think it could be a more powerful country.

I’m not satisfied to have fifty percent of our steel-mill capacity unused. I’m not satisfied when the United States had last year the lowest rate of economic growth of any major industrialized society in the world. Because economic growth means strength and vitality; it means we’re able to sustain our defenses; it means we’re able to meet our commitments abroad.

I’m not satisfied when we have over nine billion dollars worth of food – some of it rotting – even though there is a hungry world, and even though four million Americans wait every month for a food package from the government, which averages five cents a day per individual.

I saw cases in West Virginia, here in the United States, where children took home part of their school lunch in order to feed their families because I don’t think we’re meeting our obligations toward these Americans.

I’m not satisfied when the Soviet Union is turning out twice as many scientists and engineers as we are. I’m not satisfied when many of our teachers are inadequately paid, or when our children go to school part-time shifts.

I think we should have an educational system second to none.

I’m not satisfied when I see men like Jimmy Hoffa – in charge of the largest union in the United States – still free. I’m not satisfied when we are failing to develop the natural resources of the United States to the fullest.

Here in the United States, which developed the Tennessee Valley and which built the Grand Coulee and the other dams in the Northwest United States at the present rate of hydropower production – and that is the hallmark of an industrialized society – the Soviet Union by 1975 will be producing more power than we are. These are all the things, I think, in this country that can make our society strong, or can mean that it stands still. I’m not satisfied until every American enjoys his full constitutional rights.

If a Negro baby is born – and this is true also of Puerto Ricans and Mexicans in some of our cities – he has about one-half as much chance to get through high school as a white baby. He has one-third as much chance to get through college as a white student. He has about a third as much chance to be a professional man, about half as much chance to own a house. He has about uh – four times as much chance that he’ll be out of work in his life as the white baby. I think we can do better. I don’t want the talents of any American to go to waste.

I know that there are those who want to turn everything over to the government. I don’t at all. I want the individuals to meet their responsibilities. And I want the states to meet their responsibilities. But I think there is also a national responsibility. The argument has been used against every piece of social legislation in the last twenty-five years. The people of the United States individually could not have developed the Tennessee Valley; collectively they could have. A cotton farmer in Georgia or a peanut farmer or a dairy farmer in Wisconsin and Minnesota, he cannot protect himself against the forces of supply and demand in the market place; but working together in effective governmental programs he can do so.

Seventeen million Americans, who live over sixty-five on an average Social Security check of about seventy-eight dollars a month, they’re not able to sustain themselves individually, but they can sustain themselves through the social security system.

I don’t believe in big government, but I believe in effective governmental action.

And I think that’s the only way that the United States is going to maintain its freedom. It’s the only way that we’re going to move ahead. I think we can do a better job. I think we’re going to have to do a better job if we are going to meet the responsibilities which time and events have placed upon us. We cannot turn the job over to anyone else.

If the United States fails, then the whole cause of freedom fails. And I think it depends in great measure on what we do here in this country.

The reason Franklin Roosevelt was a good neighbor in Latin America was because he was a good neighbor in the United States. Because they felt that the American society was moving again. I want us to recapture that image. I want people in Latin America and Africa and Asia to start to look to America; to see how we’re doing things; to wonder what the resident of the United States is doing; and not to look at Khrushchev, or look at the Chinese Communists. That is the obligation upon our generation.

In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt said in his inaugural that this generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. I think our generation of Americans has the same rendezvous. The question now is: Can freedom be maintained under the most severe attack it has ever known?

I think it can be. And I think in the final analysis it depends upon what we do here. I think it’s time America started moving again.

Opening statement by Vice President Richard M. Nixon

Mr. Smith, Senator Kennedy. The things that Senator Kennedy has said many of us can agree with. There is no question but that we cannot discuss our internal affairs in the United States without recognizing that they have a tremendous bearing on our international position. There is no question but that this nation cannot stand still; because we are in a deadly competition, a competition not only with the men in the Kremlin, but the men in Peking. We’re ahead in this competition, as Senator Kennedy, I think, has implied. But when you’re in a race, the only way to stay ahead is to move ahead. And I subscribe completely to the spirit that Senator Kennedy has expressed tonight, the spirit that the United States should move ahead.

Where, then, do we disagree? I think we disagree on the implication of his remarks tonight and on the statements that he has made on many occasions during his campaign to the effect that the United States has been standing still. We heard tonight, for example, the statement made that our growth in national product last year was the lowest of any industrial nation in the world. Now last year, of course, was 1958. That happened to be a recession year. But when we look at the growth of G.N.P. this year, a year of recovery, we find that it’s six and nine-tenths per cent and one of the highest in the world today.

More about that later.

Looking then to this problem of how the United States should move ahead and where the United States is moving, I think it is well that we take the advice of a very famous campaigner: Let’s look at the record.

Is the United States standing still? Is it true that this Administration, as Senator Kennedy has charged, has been an Administration of retreat, of defeat, of stagnation?

Is it true that, as far as this country is concerned, in the field of electric power, in all of the fields that he has mentioned, we have not been moving ahead.

Well, we have a comparison that we can make.

We have the record of the Truman Administration of seven and a half years and the seven and a half years of the Eisenhower Administration. When we compare these two records in the areas that Senator Kennedy has – has discussed tonight, I think we find that America has been moving ahead.

Let’s take schools. We have built more schools in these last seven and a half years than we built in the previous seven and a half, for that matter in the previous twenty years.

Let’s take hydroelectric power. We have developed more hydroelectric power in these seven and a half years than was developed in any previous administration in history.

Let us take hospitals. We find that more have been built in this Administration than in the previous Administration. The same is true of highways.

Let’s put it in terms that all of us can understand. We often hear gross national product discussed and in that respect may I say that when we compare the growth in this Administration with that of the previous Administration that then there was a total growth of eleven percent over seven years; in this Administration there has been a total growth of nineteen per cent over seven years. That shows that there’s been more growth in this Administration than in its predecessor. But let’s not put it there; let’s put it in terms of the average family. What has happened to you?

We find that your wages have gone up five times as much in the Eisenhower Administration as they did in the Truman Administration.

What about the prices you pay? We find that the prices you pay went up five times as much in the Truman Administration as they did in the Eisenhower Administration. What’s the net result of this?

This means that the average family income went up fifteen per cent in the Eisenhower years as against two per cent in the Truman years.

Now, this is not standing still. But, good as this record is, may I emphasize it isn’t enough.

A record is never something to stand on. It’s something to build on.

And in building on this record, I believe that we have the secret for progress, we know the way to progress. And I think, first of all, our own record proves that we know the way.

Senator Kennedy has suggested that he believes he knows the way. I respect the sincerity which he m- which he makes that suggestion. But on the other hand, when we look at the various programs that he offers, they do not seem to be new. They seem to be simply retreads of the programs of the Truman Administration which preceded it. And I would suggest that during the course of the evening he might indicate those areas in which his programs are new, where they will mean more progress than we had then.

What kind of programs are we for?

We are for programs that will expand educational opportunities, that will give to all Americans their equal chance for education, for all of the things which are necessary and dear to the hearts of our people. We are for programs, in addition, which will see that our medical care for the aged are – is – are much – is much better handled than it is at the present time. Here again, may I indicate that Senator Kennedy and I are not in disagreement as to the aims. We both want to help the old people. We want to see that they do have adequate medical care. The question is the means. I think that the means that I advocate will reach that goal better than the means that he advocates.

I could give better examples, but for – for whatever it is, whether it’s in the field of housing, or health, or medical care, or schools, or the development of electric power, we have programs which we believe will move America, move her forward and build on the wonderful record that we have made over these past seven and a half years.

Now, when we look at these programs, might I suggest that in evaluating them we often have a tendency to say that the test of a program is how much you’re spending. I will concede that in all the areas to which I have referred Senator Kennedy would have the federal government spend more than I would have it spend. I costed out the cost of the Democratic platform. It runs a minimum of thirteen and two-tenths billions dollars a year more than we are presently spending to a maximum of eighteen billion dollars a year more than we’re presently spending.

Now the Republican platform will cost more too. It will cost a minimum of four billion dollars a year more, a maximum of four and nine-tenths billion dollar a year more than we’re presently spending. Now, does this mean that his program is better than ours? Not at all. Because it isn’t a question of how much the federal government spends; it isn’t a question of which government does the most. It is a question of which administration does the right thing. And in our case, I do believe that our programs will stimulate the creative energies of a hundred and eighty million free Americans. I believe the programs that Senator Kennedy advocates will have a tendency to stifle those creative energies.

I believe, in other words, that his program would lead to the stagnation of the motive power that we need in this country to get progress.

The final point that I would like to make is this: Senator Kennedy has suggested in his speeches that we lack compassion for the poor, for the old, and for others that are unfortunate. Let us understand throughout this campaign that his motives and mine are sincere. I know what it means to be poor. I know what it means to see people who are unemployed. I know Senator Kennedy feels as deeply about these problems as I do, but our disagreement is not about the goals for America but only about the means to reach those goals.

The second 1960 presidential debate | PBS NewsHour | Oct 7, 1960
The third 1960 presidential debate | PBS NewsHour | Oct 13, 1960
The fourth 1960 presidential debate | PBS NewsHour | Oct 21, 1960
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The Making of Modern Ukraine

Timothy Snyder | Yale University | Fall 2022

Ukraine must have existed as a society and polity on 23 February 2022, else Ukrainians would not have collectively resisted Russian invasion the next day.

What does it mean for a nation to exist?
Is this a matter of structures, actions, or both?
Why has the existence of Ukraine occasioned such controversy?
In what ways are Polish, Russian, and Jewish self-understanding dependent upon experiences in Ukraine?
Just how and when did a modern Ukrainian nation emerge? For that matter, how does any modern nation emerge? Why some and not others?
Can nations be chosen, and can choices be decisive? If so, whose, and how?
Ukraine was the country most touched by Soviet and Nazi terror: what can we learn about those systems, then, from Ukraine?
Is the post-colonial, multilingual Ukrainian nation a holdover from the past, or does it hold some promise for the future?

Class 1: Ukrainian Questions Posed by Russian Invasion (Sep 1, 2022) is an introduction to the course and an exploration of questions raised by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Class 2: The Genesis of Nations (Sep 6, 2022).

In Class 3: Geography and Ancient History (Sep 13, 2022), Timothy Snyder, recently back from a visit to Ukraine, explores the geography and ancient history of the region.

Do you speak the language or does the language speak you? In Class 4: Before Europe (Sep 15, 2022) Professor Timothy Snyder maps out the landscape ‘Before Europe.’

In Class 5: Vikings, Slavers, Lawgivers: The Kyiv State (Sep 20, 2022), Professor Snyder describes the foundations of the Kyiv state.

Class 6: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Sep 22, 2022) continues the foundations of the Kyiv state at a time when Lithuania was much larger than most people think.

To Be Continued …

Class 7 (Sep 27, 2022): The Rise of Muscovite Power (Paul Bushkovitch)
Class 8 (Sep 29, 2022): The Jews of Ukraine
Class 9 (Oct 4, 2022): Polish Power and Cossack Rebellion
Class 10 (Oct 6, 2022): The Global Age of Empire
Class 11 (Oct 11, 2022): Russia: Empire and Peoples
Class 12 (Oct 18, 2022): Habsburg Curiosity
Class 13 (Oct 25, 2022): Marxisms and Revolutions
Class 14 (Oct 27, 2022): Poland’s Ukrainian Question
Class 15 (Nov 1, 2022): Ukrainization to Famine: The Soviet 1930s
Class 16 (Nov 3, 2022): Colonization, Extermination, Ethnic Cleansing: the 1940s
Class 17 (Nov 8, 2022): Cold War and Neostalinism: The Khrushchev and Brezhnev Years
Class 18 (Nov 10, 2022): Before and After the End of History
Class 19 (Nov 15, 2022): Oligarchies in Russia and Ukraine
Class 20 (Nov 17, 2022): Maidan and Self-Understanding (Marci Shore)
Class 21 (Nov 29, 2022): Comparative Russian Imperialism (Arne Westad)
Class 22 (Dec 1, 2022): Ukrainian Culture in the Twenty-First Century
Class 23 (Dec 6, 2022): The Colonial, The Post-Colonial, and the Global


Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He speaks five and reads ten European languages.

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Ukraine Holds the Future | The War Between Democracy and Nihilism

Ukraine Holds the Future | The War Between Democracy and Nihilism

By Timothy Snyder | Foreign Affairs | September 7, 2022

Featured image: Ben Jones

R

ussia, an aging tyranny, seeks to destroy Ukraine, a defiant democracy. A Ukrainian victory would confirm the principle of self-rule, allow the integration of Europe to proceed, and empower people of goodwill to return reinvigorated to other global challenges. A Russian victory, by contrast, would extend genocidal policies in Ukraine, subordinate Europeans, and render any vision of a geopolitical European Union obsolete. Should Russia continue its illegal blockade of the Black Sea, it could starve Africans and Asians, who depend on Ukrainian grain, precipitating a durable international crisis that will make it all but impossible to deal with common threats such as climate change. A Russian victory would strengthen fascists and other tyrants, as well as nihilists who see politics as nothing more than a spectacle designed by oligarchs to distract ordinary citizens from the destruction of the world. This war, in other words, is about establishing principles for the twenty-first century. It is about policies of mass death and about the meaning of life in politics. It is about the possibility of a democratic future.

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TIMOTHY SNYDER is Richard C. Levin Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale University and the author of Bloodlands and On Tyranny.

The Place of this War in Human History | 17th YES

Victor Pinchuk Foundation | Sep 10, 2022

The 17th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) – “Ukraine: Defending all Our Freedom” – was held from September 9-10, 2022 in Kyiv. Over 400 leading politicians, diplomats, businessmen, civil activists, and experts from more than 20 countries took part in the conference organized by YES in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Speeches:

Львів: Історія, Архітектура, Культура, Музика

Львів: Історія, Архітектура, Культура, Музика

Слайд-шоу з анотаціями з десяти частин про історичне надбання Львова. Перша письмова згадка про місто датується 1256 рокам, саме цей рік вважається датою заснування Львова. За 750 років свого існування (з 1256 по 2005, включно), як влучно сказав Андрій Кузменко у своїй пісні: “То є Львів, моє місто, не з простого тіста, ліплений роками – друзями й ворогами.”

Також пропонуємо до Вашої уваги 10 пісень про Львів. Яка з цих пісень Ваша найулюбленіша? А може знаєте інші пісні про Львів чи Львівську тематику, які Вам до вподоби. Поділіться будь-ласка.

Володимир Трушкевич | 2005
Напевне погодитесь, що Львів вартий того, щоб його відвідати, до чого [автор] щиро Вас запрошую!
 
Частина I:
  • Загальна інформація
  • Собор св. Юра
  • Латинська Катедра
  • Вірменська Церква
Частина II:
  • Площа Ринок
  • Успенська Церква
  • Домініканський Костел
  • Губернаторські Вали

Частина III:
  • Бернардинський монастир
  • Львівська Опера
  • Гетьманські Вали
  • пл. Міцкевича
Частина IV:
  • пл. Галицька
  • пр. Шевченка
  • Львівський Університет
  • Львівська Політехніка

Частина V:
  • Медична Академія
  • Костел св. Єлизавети
  • Костел св. Магдалени
  • Монастир Францишканок
Частина VI:
  • Костел св. Антонія
  • Бенедиктинський монастир
  • Преображенська церква
  • Каплиця Боїмів

Частина VII:
  • вул. Коперника
  • Стрийський парк
  • Костел Іоана Хрестителя
  • Костел Марії Сніжної
Частина VIII:
  • Церква св. Миколая
  • Монастир св. Онуфрія
  • Церква св. Параскеви
  • Музей дерев’яної архітектури

Частина IX:
  • Цитадель
  • Личаківський цвинтар
  • Янівський цвинтар
  • Вулецькі погорби
Частина X:
  • Меморіал голокосту
  • на Замарстинівській
  • Майорівка
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The Atlantic Ideas: It’s Time to Prepare for a Ukrainian Victory

The Atlantic Ideas: It’s Time to Prepare for a Ukrainian Victory

200 days into the war: Ukraine’s armed forces counteroffensive, Russian troops not fighting back, and the possibility for the Ukrainians to win this war. “A new reality has been created: The Ukrainians could win this war. Are we in the West really prepared for a Ukrainian victory? Do we know what other changes it could bring?”

Wikipedia | September 11, 2022

Featured image: Military situation as of 11 September 2022.

For a more detailed map, see the Russo-Ukrainian War detailed map.

Anne Applebaum | The Atlantic | September 11, 2022

Over the past six days, Ukraine’s armed forces have broken through the Russian lines in the northeastern corner of the country, swept eastward, and liberated town after town in what had been occupied territory. First Balakliya, then Kupyansk, then Izium, a city that sits on major supply routes. These names won’t mean much to a foreign audience, but they are places that have been beyond reach, impossible for Ukrainians to contact for months. Now they have fallen in hours. As I write this, Ukrainian forces are said to be fighting on the outskirts of Donetsk, a city that Russia has occupied since 2014. Continue reading →


About the author, Anne Applebaum is a staff writer at The Atlantic.

Перспективи забезпечення воєнної кампанії 2023 року: український погляд

Укрінформ | Валерій Залужний та Михайло Забродський | 7 вересня 2022

Скільки може тривати ця війна і як нам в ній перемогти

У сьогоднішньому розумінні абсолютної більшості військових експертів і аналітиків широкомасштабна війна, розв’язана РФ проти України 24 лютого 2022 року, вже давно не вкладається в поняття локального конфлікту середньої інтенсивності. Це стосується і просторових показників, і кількості залучених військових сил, і переконливого переліку засобів ураження та іншого високотехнологічного обладнання, які притаманні цьому військовому протистоянню.

  • Скільки триватиме війна?
  • Як може надалі бачити свою мету агресор?
  • Чому Крим ключовий фактор, але не єдиний?
  • Контрудари ЗСУ: що для цього потрібно?
  • Якщо загарбник навіть втратить Крим
  • Диспропорція в спроможностях України та РФ: як її нівелювати?
  • Основа українського супротиву – значна військово-технічна допомога партнерів

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Валерій Залужний, Головнокомандувач Збройних Сил України, член Ради національної безпеки і оборони України, генерал

Михайло Забродський, перший заступник Голови Комітету Верховної Ради України з питань національної безпеки, оборони і розвідки, генерал-лейтенант

KPS Scouts For Ukraine’s Matching Gift Challenge is Coming to an End

Scouts For Ukraine’s Matching Gift Challenge is Coming to an End

Scouts for Ukraine | Plast USA | Sep 9, 2022

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Thank you for all of your efforts, Glory to Ukraine!
SKOB! Scouts for Ukraine
[SKOB is a plastuns’ greeting derived as a transliterated acronym of Ukrainian words “Сильно” (strongly), “Красно” (heartily), “Обережно” (prudently), “Бистро” (quickly)]
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Пиріг і Батіг – Танго смерті

Пиріг і Батіг – Танго смерті

Ukraïner | YouTube | Aug 23, 2022

Перший музичний кліп на цьому каналі! Відео на пісню гурту «Пиріг і Батіг», один із небагатьох текстів, в якому ми не запікуватимемо слова, за які нас блокують у соцмережах. Попри всі складнощі, українці не втрачають почуття гумору, продовжують творити і доводять, що цю націю — не перемогти!

«Пиріг і Батіг» — музично-поетичний проєкт, створений музикантом Мар’яном Пирогом у 2020 році у Львові. Гурт модернізує народну пісню та музично трактує поезію українських поетів, зокрема Павла Тичини, Тараса Шевченка, Богдана-Ігоря Антонича, Василя Стуса.

Перепрошуємо за нецензурну лексику, але з пісні слів не викинеш. Через ці фрази YouTube буде менше видавати відео в рекомендаціях, тому ми будемо вдячні за активність.💚

То Є Львів: МУЗИКА

То Є Львів: МУЗИКА

До Вашої уваги 10 пісень про Львів:

  • Скрябін – То Є Львів (2013)
  • Океан Ельзи & Один в Каное – Місто Весни (2021)
  • Піккардійська Терція – Львів (2010)
  • Чорно-Білі & Alina – Мій Дім Львів (2016)
  • Włóczęgi – Tylko we Lwowie (1939)
  • Гарік Кричевський – Львовский Дождь (1997)
  • Тарас Гаврик – Львів. Я Люблю ТБ (2015)
  • Віктор Морозов – Тільку ві Львові (2002)
  • Олександр Пономарьов – Пісня про Львів (2017)
  • Брати Гадюкіни – Я Вернувся Домів (1996)










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American states are now Petri dishes of polarisation

American states are now Petri dishes of polarisation

The Economist | Sep 1, 2022

Two states, two very different states of mind. On August 25th California banned the sale of petrol-powered cars from 2035, a move that will reshape the car industry, reduce carbon emissions and strain the state’s electricity grid. On the same day in Texas a “trigger” law banned abortion from the moment of conception, without exceptions for rape or incest. Those who perform abortions face up to 99 years in prison. Continue reading →

Представники Фонду Razom for Ukraine в Гостях у Громадського Радіо

Представники Фонду Razom for Ukraine в Гостях у Громадського Радіо

Громадське Радіо | Андрій Куликов | 12 липня 2022

«Із кожною доставкою допомоги ми вчимось і намагаємось працювати ще краще» — президентка фонду Razom for Ukraine Дора Хомяк.

Із початком повномасштабного вторгнення Росії благодійний фонд Razom for Ukraine зібрав понад 57 млн доларів для допомоги Україні. Понад 38 млн уже витратили на пряму підтримку ЗСУ. До великої війни організація займалася підтримкою та адаптацією військових, які повернулися до мирного життя. Зокрема — впроваджувала ІТ-стартапи для військових, які хотіли змінити свій фах.

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Hromadske Radio | Andriy Kulykov | 7 August 2022

«Blue and yellow means resilience» — Dora Chomiak on how Razom supports Ukraine.

Dora Chomiak uses word “resilience” to characterize Ukraine. She says it is because “resilience” means the ability to bend and not brake to her:

“It means the stability to laugh and cry at the same time, to sort of scream and laugh at the same time. To love deeply, and in many, many different ways. So that resilience is that creativity, it’s that innovations, it’s that deeply rooted knowledge of self. And the self is different, and the self is the same. Each person is different, but the sense of here, and that resilience is that word I use a lot when I talk about Ukraine today”.

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Громадське Радіо | Андрій Куликов | 30 серпня 2022

«Із початку повномасштабного вторгнення до нас долучилися близько 150 тисяч донорів і волонтерів» — Марина Приходько.

Про досягнення та проблеми найбільшої закордонної організації, що допомагає Україні, Razom for Ukraine говорили з Мариною Приходько, членкинею ради директорів.

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Who is Aleksandr Dugin?

A megaphone of russia’s ambition to become an imperial superpower?
A reflection of collective russian social consciousness?
Philosopher?
Fascist? Ruscist?

Aleksandr Dugin: The far-right theorist behind Putin’s plan | 60 Minutes | 2017

In 2017, 60 Minutes spoke with the Russian political philosopher Aleksandr Dugin, who for decades has called for the annexation of Ukraine.

Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Aleksandr Dugin | The Nexus Institute | 2019

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, the Nexus Symposium 2019, ‘The Magic Mountain Revisited’, revolved around the themes and music from The Magic Mountain. As if Settembrini and Naptha were alive today, Bernard-Henri Lévy and Aleksandr Dugin debated on stage as defenders of the Enlightenment and counter-Enlightenment.

Ideologist of the “Russian world”, Putin’s “brain” and cannibal: THE INSANE IMPERALIST DUGIN | Телебачення Торонто | 26 серпня 2022

After the car bombing of not really known Russian propagandist Darya Dugina in Moscow, a lot of people first became aware of the existence of her father, Alexander Dugin. Seeing Dugin for the first time, some might think: Who is this werewolf in the process of shapeshifting?

Alexander Dugin is an occult philosopher, Orthodox thinker and one of the main ideologists of the Eurasianism theory. This is the Russian point of view. From the point of view of conscientious people, Dugin is a flawless fascist, a bloodthirsty imperialist, and just a creature who looks like he talks to hornets’ nests every morning.

Стус проти русифікації. Історія листа, що мав стати маніфестом

Стус проти русифікації. Історія листа, що мав стати маніфестом

Локальна Історія | Радомир Мокрик | 9 грудня 2021

У грудні 1962 року в їдальні Горлівки у Василя Стуса виник конфлікт через українську мову. “Ти што, падло?!”, – накинулися чоловіки на Стуса з приятелем. Молодий поет перейнявся перепалкою і надіслав листа Андрієві Малишку. Цей текст цілком міг стати маніфестом проти політики русифікації України. Стус написав його за три роки до появи знаменитого “Інтернаціоналізму чи русифікації?Івана Дзюби


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Радомир Мокрик, науковий співробітник Інституту східноєвропейський студій, Карлів Університет (Прага, Чехія).

Ukrainian Arrivals to New York State

Resources for Ukrainian Arrivals to New York State and their Sponsors

According to NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and as of 5 August 2022, 14,140 Ukrainians have found their temporary homes in New York State. This is approximately 44% of the total of 32,000 of Ukrainian arrivals nationwide.

New York City and Long Island are the two regions of the state that accepted the largest number of Ukrainians — 9,582 and 1,254 people respectively, which in turn constitute approximately 68% and 9% of total arrivals to the state.

New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) shared national, state and local resources to assist Ukrainian arrivals to New York State and their sponsors.

ONA Webinar 081222

 


Webinar Recording

New York State Resources for Ukrainians

Welcome.US’s Local Guide to Welcoming Resources for the New York Region

Ukrainian Response Initiative flyer in English and Ukrainian

 

Upwardly Global Employer Action Guide: Ukraine Crisis

Польща, Естонія, США та ще 17 країн, які найбільше допомагають під час війни. Рейтинг друзів України від Forbes

Володимир Ланда | Forbes.ua | 24 серпня 2022

не СЛОВОМ, а ДІЛОМ

Forbes оновив рейтинг друзів України станом на 22 серпня. Польща зберігає лідерство. Загалом у списку 16 країн ЄС.

Перші місця в оновленому рейтингу «Друзів України» зайняли Польща, Естонія, Латвія, США, Литва. У попередній версії рейтингу, який Forbes складав три місяці тому [наприкінці травня 2022 року], перша пʼятірка була така: Польща, США, Естонія, Латвія, Канада. [UALI посилання на попередню версію рейтингу.]

Україна отримала €84 млрд міжнародної допомоги від початку повномасштабного російського наступу до 3 серпня, підрахували в Кільському інституті світової економіки. З цієї суми €39 млрд становить військова допомога, €32 млрд – фінансова, €13 млрд – гуманітарна. Ще €10 млрд – витрати на утримання переміщених осіб. Гроші – далеко не єдиний критерій вимірювання підтримки України. Forbes проаналізував, чим ще допомагала Україні кожна країна світу. Continue reading →


Володимир Ланда, заступник головного редактора; відповідаю за розрахунок рейтингів Forbes та роботу з даними.

13 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now

13 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now

Featured image: People take shelter in a metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

By Gabby Shacknai | Forbes | Feb 24, 2022

As news of the invasion—and its consequences for the Ukrainian people—has spread, many have watched in horror, feeling desperate to help. Major protests and demonstrations in support of Ukraine’s right to independence are underway outside of Russian embassies across the globe, with more expected over the weekend, but a handful of organizations are also actively working to provide food, shelter, medical supplies, and support to affected civilians. Here are some ways you can help.

United Help Ukraine | https://unitedhelpukraine.org/
Razom for Ukraine | https://razomforukraine.org/
The Red Cross | https://www.redcross.org/
Voices of Children | https://voices.org.ua/en/
Nova Ukraine | https://novaukraine.org/
The Kyiv Independent | https://kyivindependent.com/about/
Come Back Alive | https://savelife.in.ua/
Army SOS | https://armysos.com.ua/en/
UNICEF | https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/unicef-children-crossfire-ukraine-crisis/39542
CARE | https://www.care.org/
International Medical Corps | https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/

In addition to offering financial support, sharing accurate, fact-based information about the Russian invasion of Ukraine with your friends, family, and social media followers can help raise awareness about the situation. You can also choose to boycott Russian goods and services, a move that echos the new sanctions announced by President Biden on Thursday.

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Gabby Shacknai is a New York-based journalist who covers beauty and wellness, food and travel, and lifestyle. My work has appeared in Fortune, ELLE, Departures, Air Mail, Travel Leisure, and Women’s Health, among other outlets, and I have a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Edinburgh. I have been lucky enough to travel across the world, meet the changemakers and rulebreakers of various industries, and get an inside look at the trends that define our era, and I aim to share that knowledge with my readers. Confronted by a growing influx of information and content, I know how challenging it can be to find voices you can trust in this day-and-age. I believe it’s more important than ever to produce reliable stories that are backed by my own experience and the expertise of my sources, and, whether writing about a new beauty movement or profiling a fitness-world disruptor, I strive to do just that.