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Will Zuzak | 16Mar2014 | to Ramsey Clark

IAC:  UKRAINE WAR ALERT

Dear Ramsey Clark:
via Email:  iacenter@iacenter.org

I have been an admirer of your career ever since you offered to join the legal defense of John Demjanjuk at his 1986 Jerusalem trial. I have also followed your International Action Center (IAC) with interest over the years. Unfortunately, judging by the contents of your latest two Emails (appended in the link below), it appears that the IAC has been hijacked by Ukrainophobes and Vladimir Putin's $300 million propaganda machine.

The disinformation in your Emails has been refuted by the United States government at
President Putin's Fiction: 10 False Claims About Ukraine  United States, 05Mar2014; to Vladimir Putin
and in the MoZeus page of my website under "Will Zuzak Letters" at  http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/index.html

Harper's Vote Grubbing Policy on Ukraine  Will Zuzak, 14Mar2014; to Murray Dobbin
Will Germany double-cross Ukraine again?  politics@infoukes.com, 11Mar2014; Will Zuzak
Stumbling into an ethnic quagmire in Ukraine  Will Zuzak, 28Feb2014; to Jackson Doughart
Democracy Now: A New Cold War? Will Zuzak, 23Feb2014; to Amy Goodman
Washington Orchestrated Protests Are Destabilizing Ukraine Will Zuzak, 16Feb2014; to Paul Craig Roberts
Will Mobocracy triumph in Ukraine?  Will Zuzak, 06Feb2014; to Patrick Buchanan

I will not reproduce these arguments here, except to comment on the "Nazi, fascist, Bandera, OUN, UPA" allegations by Ukrainophobes in describing the massive (up to one million people) Euromaidan demonstrations in Kyiv since 30Nov2013. As explained in the link above titled "Will Germany double-cross Ukraine again?", this has been the standard disinformation against the Ukrainian Independence Movement that has been disseminated by the NKVD/KGB/FSB and now Mr. Putin for the past 70 years. Surely, you must be aware that the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian language have been subjected to genocide perpetrated for centuries by the Tsarist Russian Empire, the Soviet Russian Empire and now Putin's proposed Eurasian Empire. Mr. Putin claims to be concerned about the rights of Russian-speaking people, but does not appear to be concerned about the rights of Ukrainian-speaking people. Do you and IAC personnel condone genocide?

Deeply disappointment
William Zuzak; 2014.03.16
[Archived at http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/ukrainophobia/zuzak20140316RamseyClark.html ]


Received via Email on Monday 2014.03.10  8:16 PM

Friday, March 14
5 pm to 6 pm -
Rally at CNN
, 10 Columbus Circle
(Broadway & 59th St)
6 pm
March down Broadway to FOX News,

49th St. & 6th Ave.

Facebook event: facebook.com/events/226160010906938


UKRAINE: What the media isn't telling you
WAR ALERT

Corporate media have always lied about the reasons for war, from Vietnam and Iraq to Libya and Syria. If you turn on CNN or FOX News, read the New York Times or listen to NPR, you aren't getting the real story. Here are 10 things the U.S. corporate media won't tell you about what's happening in Ukraine.

1. Washington planned the coup in Ukraine.
U.S. State Department official Victoria Nuland was caught on tape plotting who would be the next head of Ukraine. She bragged that the U.S. had spent $5 billion funding the so-called democracy movement there. Senator John McCain went to Kiev, spoke at rallies and was photographed with the leader of the fascist Svoboda party. Neo-Nazi forces took over buildings and threw out the elected government in a coup d'etat, then passed new laws with no quorum in the parliament.

2. There has been no Russian invasion.
Washington officials have threatened Russia for "invading" Ukraine. It's a Big Lie meant to cover up U.S. involvement in the coup. Russia has a military base in Crimea, a predominately Russian ethnic area, and is legally allowed to station up to 25,000 troops in the country. Russia has said it may act to protect civilians if they are threatened by the neo-Nazis in Kiev. That is all.

3. The U.S. war buildup.  
The Navy has deployed the USS Truxton, a warship armed with guided missiles, to the Black Sea. Six F-15 fighter jets and 60 military personnel have been sent to Lithuania, in addition to those already stationed there. The U.S. and EU are imposing sanctions and travel bans on Russian officials. Politicians from Hillary Clinton to John McCain have compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Hitler. When preparing for war, the U.S. always uses this bogus comparison to demonize leaders of opponent countries.

4. Neo-Nazis dominate the new government.
The openly racist, anti-Semitic and pro-Hitler Svoboda party is one of three major parties in the government. Svoboda led the street actions that forced elected President Yanukovych to flee. The Right Sector, armed fascists who have beaten opponents and vandalized public property, are now in charge of the military. Immediately after the coup, Ukraine's chief rabbi, Moshe Reuven Azman, urged Jews to flee Kiev. The government's first act was to ban the use of Russian and other minority languages. Opponents of the coup have been beaten, disappeared, or had their offices and homes vandalized and burned.

5. Coup leaders hired snipers to justify their takeover.
A leaked call between Estonian and European Union officials reveals that people behind the new government hired snipers to kill protesters and police in Kiev. President Yanukovych was blamed for the killings and this was used to justify the coup.

6. Wall Street and Big Oil want to control Ukraine - and Russia.
Oil and gas pipelines in Ukraine bring fuel from Russia to Europe. Big Oil wants to control the pipelines to cut the flow from Russia and hike their own profits. The U.S. has even offered the new government gas from dangerous fracking drilling here! Russia is the world's largest producer of gas, oil and industrial minerals. They want to break up Russia too. Wall Street would love to get its claws deeper into Ukraine and Russia - to drive up profits and push down wages for workers here and there.

7. NATO's drive to expand.
As part of the Western drive to dismantle Russia, the Pentagon wants to establish military bases on the Ukraine/Russia border. The U.S. dominated NATO alliance has expanded aggressively into eastern Europe in the past 20 years, adding 12 countries to its roster so far. U.S./ NATO forces continue to occupy Afghanistan to the south.

8. Billions for coup in Ukraine, cuts for food stamps in U.S.
In early February, Congress and the Obama administration agreed to cut SNAP food assistance benefits for hungry families by $8.7 billion, claiming there's no money. Yet just weeks later, they announced $10 billion in assistance to the neo-Nazis in Kiev. Secretary of State John Kerry personally delivered the first billion on March 4.

9. Power for the 1%, misery for workers.
The new regime has appointed wealthy oligarchs as governors of rebellious regions of Eastern Ukraine. It's also agreed to an IMF austerity plan drafted by Washington to cut workers' pensions, unemployment insurance and social programs - just like the cutbacks workers from Detroit to Greece face.

10. People across Ukraine are fighting back.
People in Eastern Ukraine and throughout the country are organizing against the coup. Some have taken over regional and city buildings and refused to hand them over to the new authorities. Others are marching on military bases and demanding that the troops not obey the commands of the neo-Nazis in Kiev. Some are calling on the Russian government to protect and assist them. The people of Ukraine remember well what Nazi rule was like during World War
II, and they will not stand for it again.

Get informed!
Find more information on Ukraine and upcoming actions at

IACenter.org

Join us! Educate, organize and protest.
Let's stop the next U.S. war before it starts.

International Action Center 

Variety of downloadable signs helpful for
Ukraine No War demonstrations

www.iactucson.org/signs

 Statements & further reading   

United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) demands
'U.S. hands off Ukraine and Venezuela"
http://nepajac.org/UNAC_030614.html

Veterans for Peace - San Diego:
"Preparing for war with Russia"
sdvfp.org/preparing-for-war-with-russia/

Glen Ford:
"Hillary and other assorted barbarians at Russia's gate"
www.blackagendareport.com/content/hillary-and-other-assorted-barbarians-russia%E2%80%99s-gate

Ajamu Baraka:
"Ukraine and the Pathology of the Liberal Worldview:
An African American Perspective"
www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/07/ukraine-and-the-pathology-of-the-liberal-worldview/

Transcript of leaked Victoria Nuland-Geoffrey Pyatt call
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26079957

Leak : Estonian FM says Maidan snipers were not Yanukovich's
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/05/1282285/--BREAKING-Leak-Estonian-PM-says-Maidan-snipers-were-not-Yanukovich-s

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iacenter@iacenter.org


Received via Email on Thursday 2014.03.13  7:47 AM

NOT ANOTHER WAR!

Dear friends,

Across the U.S., anti-war activists, low-wage workers and community members are beginning to mobilize to counter the latest U.S. war moves against Russia and express outrage at the campaign of disinformation emanating from Washington and corporate media outlets about recent events in Ukraine.

In response to a call to action from the International Action Center, actions are planned in more than a dozen cities, and we are learning about new events every day (see list below).

Many of these actions will also oppose the dangerous U.S. support and funding for extreme right-wing attacks and economic destabilization against elected governments in Venezuela and Syria. These are violations of international law and crimes against peace.

But more is urgently needed – informational picket lines, leafleting, visits to congressional offices, protests at media centers against war propaganda, vigils and challenges to government officials. Let's make our voices heard!

As the 15th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and occupation of Kosovo approaches, there is growing anger that the U.S. government is giving $10 billion in loans to an unelected, right-wing regime in Kiev, while hungry children and families here are being told to get by with $8.9 billion in cuts to SNAP food assistance.

The provocative U.S. war moves against the people of Eastern Ukraine, Crimea and Russia include sanctions, sending warships with guided missiles to the Black Sea, and war games with F15 fighters on Russia's border. This, too, will cost billions of dollars that should be spent to bail out the city of Detroit, create jobs and fund schools.

Corporate media outlets such as CNN, Fox News and the New York Times have colluded with leaders in Washington to whip up a new Cold War sentiment against Russia, while covering up the U.S. role in the recent violent events in Ukraine.

Unmentioned by corporate media are the enormous U.S. financial and military interests at stake – from control of Ukraine's oil and gas pipelines connecting Russia with Western Europe, to the prospect of NATO military bases on Russia's western border.

The U.S. hand is clear in the opposition protests that unseated the elected government of Ukraine. Washington has trained, funded and given political support to an undemocratic movement rooted in the wealthy oligarchy, just as it is doing today in Venezuela. State Department officials were caught on tape plotting the February coup and bragging that the U.S. had already spent $5 billion to make it happen

Also censored from mainstream media coverage is the real character of the junta in Kiev, which is dominated by outright neo-Nazi movements such as the Svoboda party and Right Sector. Today these fascists are carrying out violent repression against leftists and other opponents of the coup. Their continued rule not only endangers Jewish, immigrant, LGBTQ and minority-language communities throughout Ukraine, but threatens to plunge the world into war.

WE NEED YOU! Join one of the protests below. If there's no activity yet in your area, call one and send the details to iacenter@iacenter.org. It can be as simple as distributing informational leaflets in your neighborhood or having a soapbox speak-out with a few friends on a busy street corner.

Join us! Educate, organize and protest.
Let's stop the next U.S. war before it starts.

List of actions
(as of 3/12/14)

 NEW YORK CITY:
Fri March 14
5 pm rally at CNN,
10 Columbus Circle
(Broadway & 59th St)
6 pm March down Broadway
to FOX News, 49th St. & 6th Ave.
facebook.com/events/
226160010906938

 ATLANTA:
No new U.S. war!
Stop media lies about Ukraine - march on CNN Center

Details to come

 BALTIMORE:
Sat March 15
12 noon at McKeldin Square
(Pratt and Light streets),
downtown Baltimore
For more info call 443-221-3775
facebook.com/events/
286862011469555/

 BUFFALO, NY:
SatMarch 15
1:00 pm at Elmwood & Bidwell
facebook.com/events/
1469256476623488/

 DURHAM, NC:
FriMarch 14
5-6 pm at Brightleaf Square
(corner of Gregson & Main Sts).

 HOUSTON, TEXAS:
ThursMarch 13
4-6 pm at Mickey Leland Federal Bldg
(Smith Street at St. Joseph Parkway
due to construction –
1919 Smith St.)
Endorse / more info: 713-503-2633
facebook.com/events/
302477889900411/

For daily updates:
facebook.com/events/
765632556788433/

 

 LOS ANGELES:

Fri March 14
5:30 pm at corner of
Echo Park Ave
& Sunset Blvd
facebook.com/events/
1479540222265472

 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.:
Sat March 15
12 noon at Mayday Plaza
(3rd Street & Cedar Ave), West Bank, Minneapolis
612 522-1861 or 612 827-5364

 OAKLAND, CALIF.:
Mon March 17
4:30 pm at
Oscar Grant Plaza
(14th & Broadway)
facebook.com/events/
607827069300677

 PHILADELPHIA:
Tues March 11

4:30 pm at 15th & Market

 TUCSON, ARIZONA:
Fri March 14

5:30 pm at the
Federal Building downtown
March to John McCain's office

 SAN DIEGO, CALIF.:
Mon March 17

5-6:30 pm rally
at NBC Building

Also:
 BOSTON 
 ROCKFORD, IL 

Details to come soon!

 PLUS:
Protest on the 15th Anniversary of the U.S./NATO
78 day bombing of Yugoslavia – demand

‘Not Another War! U.S. out of Ukraine & Balkans’
Mon March 24
5 pm at United Nations
(43 St & 1st Ave, NYC)


Resources

Stay informed!
Find more information on Ukraine and upcoming actions at
iacenter.org/

Variety of downloadable signs helpful for demonstrations:
iactucson.org/signs

UKRAINE: What the media isn't telling you
iacenter.org/ukraine/ukraine-1-031114/

United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) demands
‘U.S. hands off Ukraine and Venezuela’

unacpeace.org/

Veterans for Peace - San Diego:
‘Preparing for war with Russia’

sdvfp.org/preparing-for-war-with-russia/

Sara Flounders:
‘Why are Nazi & Confederate flags on display in Kiev?’
iacenter.org/struggle/ukraine2--030514/

Glen Ford:
‘Hillary and other assorted barbarians at Russia’s gate’

blackagendareport.com/content/
hillary-and-other-assorted-barbarians-russia's-gate

Fred Goldstein:
‘U.S. whips up crisis over Crimea’

workers.org/articles/2014/03/12/u-s-whips-crisis-crimea/

Ajamu Baraka:
‘Ukraine and the Pathology of the Liberal Worldview:
An African American Perspective’

counterpunch.org/2014/03/07/
ukraine-and-the-pathology-of-the-liberal-worldview/

Transcript of leaked Victoria Nuland-Geoffrey Pyatt call
bbc.com/news/world-europe-26079957

Leak:
Estonian FM says Maidan snipers were not Yanukovich's

dailykos.com/story/2014/03/05/1282285/--BREAKING-Leak-Estonian-PM-says-Maidan-snipers-were-not-Yanukovich-s

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