Since the early days of the conflict in Ukraine, Pornhub, one of the largest providers of online pornographic content, has introduced special categories such as “Girls from Ukraine” or just the “hashtag” “Ukranian (women)”. At the same time Pornhub blocked users from Russia, when they tried to access the platform they were greeted with the Ukrainian flag.
The fact that on various porn sites searches for Ukrainian women and girls have increased dramatically is less odious than the information provided by a recent report that Russian soldiers who invaded Ukraine not only raped and murdered women, but filmed and then uploaded to porn sites some of this heinous activity. There have also been cases of online self-promotion where Russian soldiers have been encouraged by their wives to rape Ukrainian women, one of the most “famous” becoming Roman Boikovsky, about whom the Ukrainian intelligence claims that his wife Olga encouraged him to rape Ukrainian women on the condition that he “protects” himself during intercourse.
O ruchu związkowym w Stanach Zjednoczonych, o tym, jak wśród Amerykanów coraz słabsze są antyzwiązkowe uprzedzenia i jak związki zawodowe odpowiadają na obecny kryzys, wywołany rosyjską inwazją na Ukrainę, mówi Radu Stochița, rumuński aktywista związkowy, rzecznik centrali związkowej Cartel Alfa, obecnie studiujący w USA.
Radu Stochita se ocupă de mișcarea sindicală din SUA, de prejudecățile din ce în ce mai mici față de ideile de stânga în rândul americanilor și de modul în care sindicatele răspund crizei, provocată de invazia rusă în Ucraina
Radu Stochiță este un student român în SUA, care urmărește o serie de inițiative legate de mișcarea sindicală americană și românească. El elaborează un newsletter pe teme de muncă, cercetează exploatarea din industria jocurilor de noroc, scrie articole și comunicate de presă pentru sindicatul românesc Cartel Alfa.
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Just on the day that marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2021) came another bad news about a new young woman killed in Sofia by her partner. “Enough,” demanded a mass rally called by Feminist Mobilisations outside the court in the Bulgarian capital. Protests also took place in Veliko Tarnovo, Varna and Stara Zagora.
This article was published on 14 December 2021 at the Bridge of Friendship blog.A Bulgarian version of the article also appeared on the Bulgarian section of the site “The Barricade” on 27 November 2021.
A few hours before last night’s national protest in Sofia, organised under the slogan “Not one more”, on the occasion of 25 November – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, came the black news of another young woman beaten to death by her partner. The crime was committed in an abandoned house in the Hr. Smirnenski”. The victim was 21 years old and the murderer 28. This is already the third case of a woman killed in similar circumstances in November alone.
The protest, called at 6.30pm in front of Sofia court by the Feminist Mobilisations collective, began with a minute’s silence in memory of this and other victims of violence against women in the country. Among the placards raised, along with the event’s motto “Not one more”, were “You are not alone”, “Patriarchy kills”, “As long as there is violence, the fight continues” etc. Hundreds of people gathered, and among the participants were politicians – Borislav Sandov (Green Movement), Hristo Ivanov (“Yes, Bulgaria”), Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Atanas Pekanov and others.
Protests on the same occasion also took place in Veliko Tarnovo, Varna and Stara Zagora.