G-20 leaders have hissy fit while Ukraine keeps burning

The chilly reception that Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly received at this weekend’s G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, could have been predicted a month ago, when Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his plan to “shirtfront” (Australian rules football slang for roughing an opponent up) Putin regarding July’s downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near… Continue reading G-20 leaders have hissy fit while Ukraine keeps burning

Elections and escalating violence in Ukraine, my latest at LobeLog

My newest looks at the recent Ukrainian presidential election, which saw the legacies of the failed, corrupt, ineffective, neoliberal Yushchenko and Yanukovych regimes swept aside and replaced by…a neoliberal candy billionaire who served in both the Yushchenko and Yanukovych cabinets. Now that’s Change You Can Believe In, and the rapidly escalating violence in the eastern… Continue reading Elections and escalating violence in Ukraine, my latest at LobeLog