On May 16, Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member countries held a summit in Moscow, marking the alliance's 30th anniversary. The CSTO could play a significant role if the situation in Central Asia deteriorates. Could the CSTO get involved in Ukraine, too? Nikola Mikovic reports.
Russell "Texas" Bentley returned to The Grayzone alongside regular Toward Freedom contributor Fergie Chambers to detail their experiences documenting the war in the Donbass region. Chambers discussed his recent visit to a dungeon of the Ukrainian state-backed Aidar Battalion, and his interviews with Donetsk-based communists, while Texas described being on the front lines with the Donetsk People's Republic militia.
Several countries have taken to the General Assembly to warn against the suspension mechanism, which was used to oust Russia from the Human Rights Council on April 7, when a resolution was adopted in the General Assembly despite only being supported by a minority of United Nations member states, reports Kawsachun News.
The smear campaign against Lowkey has stepped up a gear over the past six months. In December, the rapper was booked for a gig in London’s Jazz Cafe. The venue came under pressure to call off the show, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of his album, Soundtrack to the Struggle, reports Kit Klarenberg.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan accused top U.S. diplomat Donald Lu of organizing a “foreign conspiracy” to topple his government. Video of Lu testifying in the Senate confirms Washington is angry over Khan’s growing relations with Russia, reports Multipolarista's Benjamin Norton.
Eva Bartlett sat down with recently released Ukrainian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky. Vyshinsky endured 15 months in a Ukrainian prison after being falsely accused of treason.