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Ed Sheeran – 2step (feat. Antytila)

Antytila went viral earlier this year after they posted a video offering to perform via live link at a concert for Ukraine in Birmingham. 

Organisers of the concert, which featured Ed Sheeran, turned down the offer because of the group’s association with the military.

Topolya said that because of this, Sheeran’s team then proposed a collaboration with the band. The video has since had over one million views on Youtube.

Source: BBC
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How Putin’s Oligarchs Hide Their Billions

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Garry Kasparov: The Fight against Evil

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How Ukrainians are saving art during the war

Because under the 1954 convention, “damage to cultural property means damage to the cultural heritage of all mankind”. So attacks on cultural heritage are a considered war crime. But treaties can only do so much. In the years since, conflicts around the world have rendered immeasurable damage to cultural heritage. A lot of it intentional. Like the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan buddhas. And Isis’ attacks on ancient sites all over Syria.

“That cultural heritage is not only impacted, but in many ways it’s implicated and central to armed conflict. These are things that people point to that are unifying factors for their society. They are tangible reflections of their identity.”

And Putin has made it clear that identity is at the ideological center of Russia’s invasion: “I would like to emphasize again that Ukraine is not just a neighboring country for us. It is an inalienable part of our own history, culture, and spiritual space.”

“He thinks that we don’t really exist and they want to destroy all the signs of our identity.”

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Latvian blend

Why many big corporates cannot be trusted.

When is a cargo of Russian diesel not a cargo of Russian diesel? The answer is when Shell Plc, the largest European oil company, turns it into what traders refer to as a Latvian blend. The point is to market a barrel in which only 49.99% comes from Russia; in Shell’s eyes, as long as the other 50.01 percent is sourced elsewhere, the oil cargo isn’t technically of Russian origin.

Source: Bloomberg

Scum.