By KSENIYA TARASEVICH The civilized world is moving fast to legalize, or at least decriminalize, cannabinoids. Meanwhile in Belarus, owning just 1 gram of marijuana can get you 2 years in prison — which, in actuality, means up to 8 years. This is how the Belarusian drug policy is failing the people of Belarus. The
Al Stankard, aka Harlem Venison By OMAR KHAN A civil war sparked from racial tension is the last thing on my mind — that is until I met a hippy-looking man preaching unity and found out he is an avowed “racist.” Then anxiety heightened into fear. It looks like the alt-right isn’t just
By SABOOR NADEM I interviewed many refugees of different nationalities in Lucerne, Switzerland. When I asked about their current lives, they spoke only about sex. Many kinds of refugees, including teenagers and adults, who are from countries ranging from Ivory Coast to Pakistan, complained of lack of access to sex. They said in Switzerland they
Overlooking the heart of futuristic Astana, Kazakhstan, Josh Friedman is joined by Sergey Nikolenko on an on-location edition of the FreeManCast. This edition of the podcast delves into the decades in Kazakhstan before and after Borat, as well as geopolitics and the reasons why Astana may NOT be an an Illuminati-inspired city. Nonetheless, you
Oct. 15 - Josh Friedman reports from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on a rather unusual competitive election day in Central Asia. Who is in the race and what kind of action can we expect? As Kyrgyz voters head to the polls, there are two candidates out of 11 who are considered frontrunners. One, former prime minister Sooronbay
By NIKOLAY FILIBEV The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK was created after the end of WWII as the crown jewel of the British Labour Party. Even though being among the most developed countries, UK has its fair share of problems with regards to healthcare. These problems are far bigger than what the politicians
Josh Friedman recaps a 3.5 week journey around Ukraine while discussing the 2014 clashes and fire in Odessa that left 48 people dead, as well as the familiar themes of hybrid and information warfare. Where does Ukraine stand as a country now? Is Kiev headed for a new Maidan? Is there hope for economic prosperity?
From Ukraine’s famine/genocide memorial in Kiev, Josh Friedman discusses this week’s news in Ukraine, which also happens to be playing out in the United States. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and newfound challenger Mikheil Saakashvili effectively swapped places with the currently stateless Saakashvili returning to Kiev and Poroshenko heading to New York for a UN General
Josh Friedman reports from Kiev, Ukraine, where the president of the country is bound for a clash with a governor-turned-stateless person who just barged across the border. Also, war rages on in Ukraine's East, and in neighboring Belarus, Russia is conducting a major military drill that has surrounding countries worried.
Josh Friedman and Brent Sanders share their thoughts and impressions on meeting and interviewing Dinko Valev, Bulgaria's renowned "refugee hunter" (aka Dinko from Yambol). Does Dinko come across as credible? What is he like to be around in person? Josh and Brent also discuss the wider refugee situation in Bulgaria and how that plays into Dinko's