Unruly Hearts – Curious Musical Minds

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ANNIVERSARY: THREE YEARS AND COUNTING WITH WORDPRESS!

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Donbass Commander Alexey Mozgovoy

RIP Donbass Commander Alexey Mozgovoy

CIA Torture Report

Full coverage of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program.

CIA Paid Torture Teachers More Than $80 Million

–  NBC NEWS

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TO OUR READERS

The primary focus of this site is Music, but we can’t remain indifferent to the wars that are destroying our world; and the thousands and thousands of victims, children, women, men and elderly people… — innocent people assassinated, executed, tortured and burnt alive. Right now,  the Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine is under the fire of the Ukrainian army, whose target are CIVILIANS, by order of President Petro Poroshenko, backed by the EU and U.S.

This is a “genocide” against ethnic Russians whose families have lived inside Ukraine, in many cases, for centuries. It is also, and in the very same sense, an “ethnic cleansing,” to lock-in the anti-Russian regime that Obama installed earlier this year. 

 

In these turbulent times, we believe in using every possible means to bring accurate and timely information to our readers. With increased global militarization and financial instability, it is more important than ever to have a reliable news source that delivers the critical analysis that is ignored or manipulated by mainstream media. We are committed to curbing the tide of disinformation by stimulating public engagement and understanding. It’s time to come together and say NO to NATO world order!

We invite you to forward our articles and videos to your friends and colleagues. And don’t forget to connect with us through Twitter  and keep spreading awareness. Thanks to you all!

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with government members at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin (RUSSIA  - Tags: POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with government members at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin (RUSSIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized Western media for its one-sided coverage of the Ukraine conflict, in an interview with the German ARD channel at the G20 summit. “The most important thing is that one shouldn’t look at the problem from one side only,” Putin stressed. “Today, there’s military action underway in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian government is using the army. They even used missiles. But do you mention this? You don’t say a single word about it. It means that you want the Ukrainian government to destroy everything there, all the political enemies and opponents. Is that what you want? We do not want that. And we won’t allow that to happen.”

Drive your cart and your plow
Over the bones of the dead …

– William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

 

Argentina cries death of its legendary rock star Gustavo Cerati

In Memoriam of Russian Photojournalist Andrey Stenin

 

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To Our Readers:

We want to offer an enormous THANK YOU! to you, music lovers, for taking time out of your busy days and nights to catch up with us, for sharing your love of our stories with friends and family members on social media sites (where our stories spread exponentially), for sending us story tips and constructively engaging with one another privately,  and for emailing us interested in a particular subject or cover story.  We look forward to and deeply appreciate your continued support. Thanks everyone!

Music Is A Human Right

“Globally, there are hundreds of artists under far greater threat to their freedom and lives who deserve the same attention.”   ~ Mark LeVine

FREE MUSE: WHAT IS MUSIC CENSORSHIP?
Why is music censored? — and who are the censors?
Here is a general introduction to the issues of music censorship.

Imagine the world without music. Or imagine a world where we are told what to play, what to sing and even what we may listen to in the privacy of our own homes. That world already exists. In more countries that you might imagine, musicians and composers are under threat. And that threat is growing.

In countries like Sudan, Afghanistan and China, violations of musician’s rights to freedom of expression are commonplace. In the USA and Algeria, lobbying groups have succeeded in keeping popular music off the concert stage, and out of the media and retail. In ex-Yugoslavia musicians are often pawns in political dramas, and the possibility of free expression has been adversely affected.

WHY IS MUSIC CENSORED?
You may wonder why music is being censored. Why have musicians been tortured, jailed, exiled and even killed. Why have certain forms of music been silenced?

It may be as simple as South African musician Johnny Clegg has said: “Censorship is based on fear.”

Music is a free expression of the ideas, traditions and emotions of individuals and of people. It may express musicians’ hopes and aspirations, their joys and sorrows, their very identity as a culture. Yet these expressions may conflict with those of people in power. The ideas themselves may simply be unpopular or outside the current thinking or practices of a regime or special interest group. For there are those the world over who are threatened by the very nature of a free exchange of ideas. There are those who will stop at nothing to stifle them.

Music censorship has been implemented by states, religions, educational systems, families, retailers and lobbying groups – and in most cases they violate international conventions of human rights.

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