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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 116 | Standing with Ukraine

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy broadcast the 116th episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on December 13th 2022.

The roots of Russia's invasion of Ukraine go back decades and run deep. The current conflict is more than one country taking over another; it is — in the words of one U.S. official — a shift in "the world order."
(Npr website, Ukraine invasion — explained)

Ukraine and Russia are two countries that border each other in Eastern Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin sees Ukraine as historically part of Russia. In 2014, Russia invaded Crimea, in the south of Ukraine, and continues to occupy it. On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia sent its army into Ukraine and began trying to take over the country by force. This invasion surprised many people, as it was Europe's first major war in decades. But Russia and Ukraine have had a problematic relationship for centuries...

We encourage you to read this excellent article that explains the roots of the conflict and how History led to the saddest events of 2022...


And then. Sadness. A deep Sadness as the horrific news of Ukraine's Invasion spread worldwide. Sadness and Hopelessness. War. What a horrendous word. We've had enough wars and didn't want more people dying. All we needed was peace after all we'd been through during the pandemic.

We, the Balearic Breakfast Family, coming from all places of the World, led by our Beloved Captain 'Cosmo', were Ready to make a Stand and support Ukraine. And this is precisely what we did on that 13 December 2022 on Mixcloud. A few days before the show, we sent Colleen our songs of Hope for a better future, our songs of Protest against a War we despised and our messages of Love towards Ukraine.

This commune effort resulted in one of the most poignant Balearic Breakfast show ever, dedicated to the Ukrainian Radio Station EDEN and their listeners, the people of Ukraine...

Listen to the Balearic Breakfast Family Unite for Ukraine :


Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective – Alabama

Leonard Cohen – The Partisan

Bill Withers – Lean on me (live at Carnegie Hall)

Ocean Colour Scene – Profit in peace

The Roots – Tomorrow (feat. Raheem DeVaughn)

Donny Hathaway – Someday we'll all be free

Stevie Wonder – Heaven help us all

Stevie Wonder – Love's in need of love today

The Staple Singers – Freedom Highway

Earth, Wind & Fire – That's the way of the world

Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

Nightmare on wax – Up to us (feat. Haile Supreme)

Kate Bush – Cloudbusting

New-York Community Choir – I'll keep my light in my Window (12" Version)

The Police – When the World is Running down, you make the best of what's around

Coldcut (with Lisa Stansfield) – People hold on

Sounds of Blackness – Hold on - Change is coming (Blaze)

Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle – When the rain Falls (Cosmodelica Remix)

Czesław Niemen Dziwny jest ten świat

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