Posts Tagged ‘world politics’

I was watching some of the BBC news reports from North Korea’s military parade during the ‘Day of the Sun’ celebrations. It was a rare occasion in which select foreign reporters were allowed – under very close supervision (and minus their phones) – into the North Korean capital.

The celebrations happen every year, but the BBC’s presence at the invitation of the regime was planned to coincide with the rising tensions and international focus on North Korea and a feared military confrontation with the United States. (more…)

They say pictures speak a thousands words and in many cases that’s true.
And the picture above of anti-Russian, Ukranian forces may communicate something about the nature of what’s going on in that country, contrary to the mainstream news agenda’s portrayal of the situation as a plain-cut case of pro-European and democratic Ukraine on one hand and aggressive Russian domination and interference on the other.