вторник, 28 апреля 2015 г.

Non-intervention vs. help to Ukraine


I understand the idea of non-intervention. But why you protest helping Ukraine only now? Why you didn't protest when US and other nations doomed Ukraine to weak position by nuclear disarmament (in return of promises to protect it's sovereignty)? For Putin it wouldn't be that easy to continue to attack Ukraine be it still nuclear power.
And why you didn't protest when in 2014 Ukrainians suffering from ongoing invasion formed private armies which were very effective in slowing down aggression but slowly by April 2015 international pressure forced Ukraine to get rid, to reform all private troops? Ukraine now needs to protect itself only with it's somewhat outdated and corrupt bureaucratic state army.
And so little is heard to stop gun prohibitionists in Ukraine.
And you say you don't want your tax dollars being spend. But why you don't favor trade? Even Belarus, Russian friend, sells military help to Ukraine.
And why nobody count millions spent on helping Russian government here and there.
So my point being if it were already some ideal ancap world with private protection services, private armies, market opportunities to defend, with armed peaceful people and without governments being involved in almost every step of military protection then we would be able to say, Ukraine, don't seek help from our government. But did you done enough to move situation anywhere closer?
Or you think you're libertarian if you repeat what state sponsored Russia Today says?

On photo: satellite 2014 image of Russian troops returning to Russia under smoke screens after secret operation in Ukraine - read the whole story in UkraineAtWar,
http://ukraineatwar.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/defeating-ukrainian-volunteer.html

понедельник, 21 июля 2014 г.

Ten lies by Ron Paul Institute on the Boeing MH17

Original article: “What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17”
“written by ron paul sunday july 20, 2014”

0> They will not report that the crisis in Ukraine started late last year, when EU and US-supported protesters plotted the overthrow of the elected Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych. …US-sponsored “regime change” …

Ron Paul won’t report about people self-organizing in Ukraine to stop oppressive laws, he won’t report libertarian changes happening in that country after the revolution. He only cares about pretending that everything is controlled by DC and everything is DC’s fault.

1> The media has reported that the plane must have been shot down by Russian forces or Russian-backed separatists, because the missile that reportedly brought down the plane was Russian made.

No, nobody is discussing who made the missile. That’s not true! Yes, there were discussion of who owned it before and who were controlling it, but not who made it.

2> But they will not report that the Ukrainian government also uses the exact same Russian-made weapons.

No, it’s not a secret and was reported by many.  

3> They will not report that the post-coup government in Kiev has, according to OSCE monitors, killed 250 people in the breakaway Lugansk region since June,

It is being reported. But if you’re going to lie and call what happened on Maydan a “coup” stop watching RT and read the coup definition, imho.

4> including 20 killed as government forces bombed the city center the day after the plane crash!

City centers were bombed by pro-Russian troops as well. They also were using “Grad” rockets.

5> By contrast, Russia has killed no one in Ukraine

It’s false. Putin first secretly send a lot of troops to occupy Ukrainian Crimea, then a lot of them moved to occupy next Ukrainian regions. They are responsible to a lot of death. You call them separatists as if they are Ukrainians but they came from Russia including Igor Girkin (aka Strelkov) or another prominent “separatist” leader far-right nationalist Alexander Borodai* and many others who have nothing to do with those regions and came from Russia, who are Russian citizens and in this war do obey Putin’s military orders.

6> They will not report that the US has strongly backed the Ukrainian government in these attacks on civilians, which a State Department spokeswoman called “measured and moderate.”

I could hardly imagine more moderate approach when  Ukrainians were retreating almost without resistance when Putin’s people were seizing Crimea and other parts of Ukraine, when Putin’s people were often first sending women before them? When they hide and fire from civilian buildings. Etc. War is bad but if anything government should try and protect citizens from invasion.

7> They will not report that neither Russia nor the separatists in eastern Ukraine have anything to gain but everything to lose by shooting down a passenger liner full of civilians.

First, they do report it. Most think it was shot by mistake. Second, this argument “nothing to gain” is false. What Russia have to gain from people stealing dead passengers credit cards and using them? What Russia has to gain from ordering “separatists” to hide flight information recorders? What Putin has to gain by moving debris of plane directly after? What does he gain from shouting in the air to scare off international investigators? And so on. This did happened even it is bad for Putin’s reputation.

8> They will not report that the missile that apparently shot down the plane was from a sophisticated surface-to-air missile system that requires a good deal of training that the separatists do not have.

Exactly! It were not separatist, it were Russian soldiers, Russian complexes and probably Russian intelligence information that helped to down Ukrainian plane previous days (several were downed) and MH17 as well.

9> They will not report that the separatists in eastern Ukraine have inflicted considerable losses on the Ukrainian government in the week before the plane was downed.

Both sides get losses. What do you even mean? City Slavyansk got finally under Ukrainian control, Luhansk were nearly surrounded by Ukrainians, many border roads that were supporting terrorists from Russia were blocked. If anything it were Putin side which started to loose.

PS. I do respect Ron Paul on more than 90% of issues and I hope one day he will realize how Jason Sorens put it: 
“It should be possible to be antiwar without being pro-dictator.”


* Photo: Russian citizen Alexander Borodai is the leader of gunmen on the passenger plane crash site… He didn’t live in the region, he was sent to conquer it.

воскресенье, 6 июля 2014 г.

Russian libertarian politician Vera Kichanova was attacked during her election campaign to Moscow parliament

Russian libertarian politician Vera Kichanova was attacked during her election campaign to Moscow parliament and her petitions for that day were destroyed.
Some of you may have met Vera at recent Libertarian Party Convention in Ohio or at Porcfest in New Hampshire where she spoke about libertarianism in Russia, difficulties and peaceful international cooperation. She is already elected to district council in Moscow, the only one from our Libertarian Party of Russia (she went as an independent because the party is real but not registered). Now she is having a campaign to the Moscow parliament. Putin’s government play hard trying to destroy any real opposition. He got control over the most popular mass media, he controls police, courts, electoral commissions… And still Putin and his people are afraid so they destroyed some electoral blocks and created very high barrier for independents for this Moscow elections in terms of high number of required voter petitions. More over they arrested couple candidates from opposition and now they orchestrated obstruction of Vera Kichanova’s petition gathering including this attack I’m going to give some details on.


 - Attack on Vera Kichanova and her volunteers during her election campaign: her petitions were illegally seized and destroyed by a thug who were acting with local private security firm. Vera has certain immunity as an elected politician but it didn’t stop him from physically attacking her and grabbing her hairs.


- Attack on Vera Kichanova and her volunteers during her election campaign: signed petitions destroyed which is a felony, but who cares in Putin’s Russia, police was refusing to investigate disruption of electoral process, they said it’s just some minor disorderly conduct of attackers.

In her first description of the attack in Moscow, Russia she wrote:
“Today me and my volunteers were attacked near metro station. Our signing booth was destroyed and they torn up about 40 of the collected signatures (and this is a half day of work). One of the attackers, Bulychev Alexei Nikolaevich, Senior Inspector of the trade center "Kaleidoscope", claimed that this public territory near metro station belongs to him, and that my elected official documents which gives curtain immunity are bought. Now eyewitnesses give testimony to police, while the rest continue to collect signatures. If you can help-come […]we have only four days to deliver signatures to Moscow election commission […]need your support”
Upd. The very next day that the attack had happened and Vera tried to seek justice at a police department the very member of Putin’s police began interfering with a work of her signature gathering booth showing that it wasn’t just a misfortunate accident but more like state policy…

What can you do:
There’s not much foreigners can do in this situation but learning about Russia not only from Putin’s Russia Today is essential because often even our colleagues like Lew Rockwell are spreading outright lie (see his recent comments in support of Putin’s paramilitary commanders Girkin and Babai occupying several Eastern Ukrainian cities).
Some friendly words and friendly advices to Vera might be nice too.

Learn that Putin is illegitimate President who doesn’t represent majority of Russians. Yes, he is powerful since has support of his police etc but his elections was fraudulent. E.g. in some regions like Chechen republic Putin claims 99 % of registered voters came to voting places and 99% voted to Putin and his ruling party United Russia. Every thinking man knows it could never be true (unless he is a thug commenting on Putin’s Russia Today). Some people who were trying to show this and fight this voting fraud were killed by Russian police (like Magomed Evloev in Ingushetia who was proving that many people who’s votes were counted actually never voted) others like me were physically stopped from recording election fraud, threatened and never found justice in Russia.

воскресенье, 19 января 2014 г.

11 signs you never saw real libertarian America

Some people saw the Statue of Liberty in the NYC or the libertarian Cato Institute in DC and they think they now know everything about freedom in America. Actually, no:
you never actually saw real libertarian America if
1. You never saw civil citizens open-carrying guns in public places
(open carry at a political sign waving, Nashua, NH, Dec. 19, 2013)

2. You never saw smoke-down protests with dozens smoking illegal substances openly in public.
(NH activist for legalization Rich Paul recently became free again)

3. You never saw a libertarian with 3D printed plastic handgun Liberator

(Liberator 3D-printed in New Hampshire at the Porcupine Freedom Festival, Lancaster, NH, 2013)

4. You never bought a food forbidden for sell at the moment by government like raw milk, unlicensed lemonade etc.


5. You never paid with gold, silver or copper

6. You never had financial transactions with internet crypto-currency Bitcoin

(Transferring Bitcoins at the Shire Bitcoin Meetup, Manchester, NH, 2013)

7. You haven’t seen churches founded by libertarians

(inside Peaceful Assembly Church in Grafton, NH)

8. You haven’t been to private libertarian clubs closed to public.

(in Keene Activist Center, 2012)

9. You haven’t seen how people may drive freely without seat belts and use motorcycles without helmets - without being threatened with possible harassment by police



10. You haven’t met libertarians who were elected to State House while being openly anarchists …

(Rep. Mark Warden (right) wearing his Anarchy tie and me at the tour to NH State House)

11. And long story short if you never been to New Hampshire Free State Project you haven’t seen the real libertarian America!


(group photo from Free State Project summer Porcupine Freedom Festival, photo from porcfest.com)

Yury Polozov

воскресенье, 27 января 2013 г.

Libertarian English Speaking Party. Across the Universe


Libertarian English Speaking Party. Across the Universe
on January 28 (Monday) at 6:30 pm.
Language practice, movie watching, discussions.

Program
18:30-21:10 Movie
Across the Universe (2007)
21:10-21:55 Discussion.
Here're some topics for the discussion:
- How Beatles influences the way we leave?
- What young people in 1960-s were fighting for?
- What do you think about anti-war protests? Is it possible to war to be good?
- Does everybody deserve to have civil rights?

Organizational fee 200 rubles (tea included). Free entrance for LA and LPR members.
Please register by posting a note or contact organizer in private.
http://vk.com/event48903409
+7-921-3073291, Yury

Address: St. Petersburg, Maliy pr. P.S., 87
"Senator" floor N 4, office 411.
Metro Petrogradskaya is closed. If one needs public transportation it is possible to walk from Chkalovskaya or take a bus from Chernaya Rechka or Gorkovskaya or from the Red line.
***
Next English Speaking Party will be on February 10 (Sunday) 2013 around 4 p.m.

понедельник, 21 января 2013 г.

Libertarian English Speaking Party. Victimless crimes

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Libertarian English Speaking Party. Victimless crimes
  http://vk.com/event48575673
on January 22 (Tuesday) 2013 at 7 pm.
 Language practice, movie watching, discussions, useful info.
Program
19:00-20:30 Documentary movie Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree (2012),
20:30-21:45 Discussion. Here're some topics for the discussion:
- What is victimless crime?
- Would you put a man into prison for dancing?
- What victimless crimes do you know in Russia?
- Why do libertarians oppose the idea of victimless crimes?

 Organisational fee 200 rubles (tea included). Free entrance for LA and LPR members. Number of seats is limited. Please register by posting a note or contact organizer in private. +7-921-3073291, Yury
 Address: St. Petersburg, Maliy pr. P.S., 87 "Senator" floor N 4, office 411. Metro Petrogradskaya is closed. If one needs public transportation it is possible to walk from Chkalovskaya or take a bus from Chernaya Rechka or Gorkovskaya.

пятница, 24 августа 2012 г.

New Hampshire


New Hampshire
24 Aug 2012 11:15 am
I’m in New Hampshire now, “Live free or die” state, state chosen by liberty oriented people for the “Free State Project”. Some libertarians have already moved to live here and to fight peacefully for liberty. I decided to visit the state.
First people I met were not affiliated to some party or project but I would say they were libertarians in their hearts. And they liked the idea of FSP when I told them about it.
Today after contacting local FSP and libertarian officials I’m about to meet politically active people around Franklin. Some of them already won elections, some are working hard to promote the liberty agenda.
I like being in New Hampshire or Shire how it is being called by some libertarians or voluntarists who don’t want to recognize state institutions. It is so peaceful here! Thanks for smaller government and less strict gun control. Yes, I definitely should fire some gun tomorrow at my friends place!


On photo - Charming people and giant cat at Franklin steampunk meeting in NH.

вторник, 5 июня 2012 г.

English Speaking Party. Private life vs Politics.

English Speaking Party. Private life vs Politics.
on June 6, Wednesday at 7:00 pm
at Starorusskaya str., 5/3 (SPb Institute of Law of Prince Oldenburgsky, 2d floor, hall) (St.Petersburg, Russia).

Organisational fee 100 rubles (tea included).
Program: 
introduction, movie, getting acquainted, discussion, games, tea.

19:00-20:50 Movie
The Passion of Ayn Rand


21:00-22:00 Discussion

Call me to find the place +7-921-3073291, Yury


X-posted to 
http://vk.com/club39591449

пятница, 3 февраля 2012 г.

English Speaking Party. The Shawshank Redemption

Libertarian English Speaking Party
at Starorusskaya str., 5/3 (SPb Institute of Law of Prince Oldenburgsky, 2d floor, hall)
on Feb., 5 (Sunday), 2012 at 4 p.m.
Organisational fee 100 rubles (tea included).
Program:
introduction, movie, getting acquainted, discussion, games, tea.
16-10 movie starts
18-30 discussion starts

Discussion topics: prisons, freedom, justice, hope.

Organizers: Yury Polozov and Irena Schneider (Russia, USA).
http://vk.com/cpf_spb libertarian English events from the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom in St.Petersburg
+7-921-3073291, Yury



The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/
Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner.

суббота, 28 января 2012 г.

Elections 2012

Libertarian English Speaking Party
at Starorusskaya str., 5/3 (SPb Institute of Law of Prince Oldenburgsky, 2d floor, hall)
on Jan., 29 (Sunday), 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
Organisational fee 100 rubles (tea included).
Program:
introduction, reports, movie, getting acquainted, discussion, games, tea.

Yury Polozov will make a speech about democracy vs. classical liberalism.
Irina Shneider (USA) will tell about US elections.

Discussion:
general topic - elections this year and electoral process in principle; democracy.
- What do you expect from coming elections?
- Do you care about Russian elections this year? Do you follow US presidential elections?
- Would you like to be elected some day?
- What is the difference between elections in our countries?
- What could be different if there were no elections at all?

Organizers: Yury Polozov and Irena Schneider (Russia, USA).
+7-921-3073291, Yury