Protests in Russia and Belarus. Also Putin’s folly, Iceland’s luck, intersectionality’s idiocy. — FTN DAILY EDITION #154, Politics & Debate
Next stop Minsk
Just like Russia, western neighbor Belarus is swept by protests. Some background.
The people behind these protests are active participants in the pro-democratic, pro-independence movement in Belarus.
Rocking in Russia
The Russian youth is fed up with Putin’s oppression.
On Sunday, the 26th of March, thousands of high school and college students took to the streets in almost one hundred cities across the country to support the opposition leader Alexey Navalny in his struggle against corruption and in his presidential campaign.
How Iceland avoided the right wing surge that swept the rest of the Western world.
Rather than blaming immigrants for their problems, Icelanders confronted the political class and created new parties that didn’t resemble the wave of far-right populism.
The theory behind social justice warriors is bull.
Most successful Jews, like most successful people of other religions and ethnicities, earned this success by hard work, not special privilege.
Putin haunted by Trump
The big orange was bad bet for the Kremlin.
To add insult to injury, the former KGB officer is getting a taste of Trump’s reality at home. Thousands of Russians in more than 80 cities are hitting the streets in protest against him and the corruption running rampant in the country.
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