Jerry Brown takes international stage on nuclear danger: ‘We all ought to wake up’ (SacBee)

Gov. Jerry Brown, speaking more than a year ago to the scientists who measure civilization’s proximity to global disaster, lamented that it’s difficult to talk about big problems such as the threat of climate change and the nuclear arms race.

Russian bank tells DOJ mysterious Trump computer connections may have been hacker hoax (Circa)

The bank believes “these malicious attacks are designed to create the false impression that Alfa Bank has a secretive relationship with the Trump Organization,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Ukraine: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 14 March 2017)

Clashes continue unabated along the contact line in all major hotspots. OHCHR reports some 129 casualties among civilians since the beginning of the year (as of 12 March). The highest record so far was in February, with 73 civilian casualties reported.

Diplomats warn of Russia hysteria (The Hill)

Former U.S. ambassadors to Russia and Foreign Service diplomats are angered by what they view as a “witch-hunt” pursuing Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, warning that “hysteria” over Russia in Congress and the media will undermine U.S. interests abroad.

“Cut Him Open, Kill!”: Another Violent Far-Right Nationalist Act in Ukraine (Krytyka Polityczna)

Far-right nationalism in Ukraine continues to spur violence against foreigners and activists. Taras Bohay, an ecological activist who was violently attacked and sustained painful injuries, recounts his experience with his attackers and police.

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