GreenJolly – Orange Revolution 2004 Mastermind

Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant

A Revolution in Orange

The News Review:

– A Revolution in Orange
– Black left out in cold after rum do on dance floor
– People power? Or George power?

A Revolution in Orange
Spiegel Online – Nov 29, 2004
on Thursday, the Polish Nobel Peace Prize laureate steps onto the stage on Kiev’s Independence Square and calls out: “Long live the Ukraine. ” The speakers preceding and following him include former world champion boxer Vladimir Klitschko, Ruslana Luzychko, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest who is currently on a hunger strike, and Patriarch Filaret, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, wearing his bishop’s crown, leading an entire band of priests in full regalia. There are also uniformed police officers who have decided to join forces with the protesters. It was an exciting week in Kiev. The Pope sent his greetings from the Vatican, the country’s top rock musicians provided entertainment to protesters standing in a freezing snowstorm, and, in keeping with the nature of the Ukrainians, things have been more peaceful than aggressive.

Black left out in cold after rum do on dance floor
Times Online – Nov 29, 2004
A false move at that moment and he could have brought disgrace upon the whole of British athletics. But no, with a flick of the fingers, Black unhooked some sort of secret compartment near Camillarsquo;s armpit and, in a cascade of chiffon, her tiny black number was suddenly overlaid with a longer, filmy red number. It was like that famous moment from Eurovision history when the male members of Bucks Fizz enlivened a quiet moment in Making Your Mind Up by ripping off the female membersrsquo; skirts. Except, in a massively significant development, it was the reverse of that because this was an on-stage costume adjustment in which the subject ended up wearing more clothes. After Janet Jacksonrsquo;s mammary exposure at the Super Bowl and the ensuing controversy, it was hard not to read this innovative stagework as a forceful piece of moral point-making by Roger and Camilla, and we give them due credit them for it. Unlike the judges, who gave them no credit for anything. The beating that Black was handed for his waltz was but a light bruising by comparison with the kicking the judges dished out for his rumba.

People power? Or George power?
New Statesman – Nov 29, 2004
Mightn’t a Yanukovich voter be shy of stating a preference to them? Despite allegations about media bias towards the prime minister, you would hardly have known, from what I saw of local TV channels in western Ukraine, that he even existed. Even on polling day, Yushchenko and other public figures were shown voting, but not the prime minister. And on election eve, the Eurovision Song Contest winner Ruslana and other pop stars big in Ukraine appeared sporting orange (pro-Yushchenko) symbols. One observer, the Tory MEP Charles Tannock, compared Ukraine to despotic Turkmenistan because Yanukovich was almost unanimously endorsed by his home region in eastern Ukraine. But then Yushchenko got votes of 90 per cent or more in western regions. Maybe both candidates have enforcers in their own regions who can stuff ballots. What is certain is that western observers never cry foul when a Soros-backed candidate gets a Saddam-style result.

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