This music video says about itself:
Let Valentina Lisitsa play: Piano by Hussam Ezz Eldin
9 April 2015
Let Valentina Lisitsa play is a piano piece composed by Hussam Ezz Eldin just to stand with Valentina Lisitsa against any kind of controlling her political views.
I dedicate this piece for her and it is an objection for what happened to her.
No, it’s not about her skills, it’s about her political views. She’s been extensively twitting on Ukraine from afar and her thoughts don’t really fall in line with the western narrative. On Facebook the soloist appealed to thousands of her fans saying that her scheduled concert in Toronto was cancelled. Lisitsa says that an aggressive lobbyist group claiming to represent the Ukrainian community pressured the orchestra into banning her performance. Her tweets were used as ‘proof’ that she was inciting hatred and the orchestra bought it.
Open letter of Valentina Lisitsa concerning Canadians wanting to block her freedom of speech and embargoing her concern on Ukraine: here.
This video from Canada says about itself:
LET VALENTINA PLAY! Action in Toronto April 8. 2015.
In the week since the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) banned Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa from performing, the corporate media and its music critics have sought to downplay the ban’s significance: here.
From the BBC in Britain:
Ukraine conflict: Pro-Russia journalist Oles Buzyna killed
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A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views has been shot dead in the capital Kiev.
Oles Buzyna, 45, was killed by shots fired from a car, Interior Ministry spokesman Anton Herashchenko said.
Mr Buzyna is the latest in a series of allies of Ukraine‘s pro-Russian former President, Victor Yanukovych, to die in suspicious circumstances.
His killing comes a day after MP Oleg Kalashnikov, who was close to Mr Yanukovych, was shot dead in Kiev.
Mr Herashchenko said he believed both killings were related to the victims’ involvement with Ukraine’s “anti-Maidan” movement, which opposed the popular overthrow of Mr Yanukovych in 2014. …
Mr Buzyna, who was an active blogger and briefly editor of pro-Russian daily newspaper Segodnya, was killed outside his home. …
At least eight other officials connected to Mr Yanukovych’s government have died suddenly in the past three months.
Authorities initially labelled some of the deaths suicides, but later they said it was possible that some of the people were killed or forced to take their lives.
See also here.
16 April 2015
On April 9, the NATO-backed regime in Ukraine passed laws rehabilitating Nazi collaborationist forces that carried out ethnic mass murder during World War II, while banning all communist symbols in Ukraine, a former Soviet republic.
The law, titled “On the legal status and commemoration of 20th century fighters for Ukrainian independence,” officially legitimizes dozens of nationalist groups, including the Nazi-collaborationist Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). It requires that state and local governments provide social benefits to members of these organizations and to their families.
The law also makes any public criticism of organizations on this list a criminal offense, stating: “Public denunciation of the role of OUN-UPA in restoring the independence of Ukraine is illegal.”
In the lead-up to the May 9 celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, there has been an accelerating wave of political assassinations targeting critics of the Western-backed, far-right regime in Kiev. Yesterday evening, a group calling itself the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA)—the name of a Ukrainian fascist militia that collaborated with Nazi forces in carrying out ethnic genocides of Jews and Poles during World War II—claimed responsibility for the killings. In a statement emailed to opposition legislators and political commentators, it also gave “anti-Ukrainian” persons 72 hours to leave the country or be killed if they stayed behind: here.
Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday that Canada will deploy 200 armed forces personnel to western Ukraine for two years to train the army and national guard of Ukraine’s rightwing, US-backed government: here.
An article published in Thursday’s New York Times by the newspaper’s Moscow correspondent, Andrew E. Kramer, is a compendium of half-truths, lies and historical falsifications designed to cover up the fascistic sympathies and political crimes of the US-backed regime in Kiev: here.
Last year’s Maidan revolution in Ukraine was meant to usher in a new kind of politics and end official corruption and behind-the-scenes oligarchic influence. But an Austrian court last week heard claims that President Petro Poroshenko had his path to the presidency cleared for him only after a summit in Vienna with controversial oligarch Dmytro Firtash: here.
Video raises concerns over Ukraine’s treatment of Russian prisoners. Release of footage of recently captured soldiers said to violate Geneva conventions. RFE/RL reports.
THE Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) has condemned the jailing of newspaper editor Alexander Bondarchuk as “another crime of the Kiev regime.” It said on Tuesday that Working Class editor-in-chief Mr Bondarchuk was being illegally detained by police beyond Ukraine’s 60-day limit. Mr Bondarchuk is also a former MP and a leader of the Labour Ukraine party, which was an anti-fascist member of the 40-seat bloc that opposed the pre-coup Euromaidan protests: here.
SEVEN people were killed in 24 hours of fighting in eastern Ukraine, reports from the Kiev regime and anti-fascist officials indicated yesterday. The clashes were the latest in a series of breaches of February’s ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and the EU. Anti-fascist commander Eduard Basurin said three civilians, including an 11-year-old girl and her father, had been killed in the city of Gorlovka: here.