Ukrainian Communists Condemn Violence and the US, EU for Orchestrating a Coup with Fascists

7 March 2014 — — Global Research

Ukraine Nationalist RallyIn an open appeal to international communist, workers’ and left parties, the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) warns that their country is the latest to fall victim to the “colour revolutions.”

As the Ukrainian Communists say, “shocking massacres, acts of vandalism, riots and seizures of administrative buildings in Ukraine have been shown to the world media.” The clashes have included serious injuries and even deaths to protesters and law enforcement officers, as well as kidnappings and physical violence against parties to the conflict.

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Denying the Far-Right Role in the Ukrainian Revolution By Jim Naureckas

7 March 2014 — FAIR Blog

Flags of the Ukrainian Nationalist Congress (cc photo: Antanana/Wikimedia)Nationalist flags fly over an anti-government protest in Kiev. (cc photo: Antanana/Wikimedia)

Some commentators on the Ukraine crisis seem so convinced that it must be a struggle between good guys and bad guys that they’re willing to ignore evidence that there’s anything problematic about their chosen side.

In the US press, this generally means whitewashing the opposition that overthrew the government of President Viktor Yanukovych, since Yanukovych had the support of official enemy Russia. To maintain a simple good vs. evil framework, the fact that Ukraine’s neo-fascist movement had a significant role in that opposition–and in the new government that replaced Yanukovych–was downplayed or even outright denied.

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NHS: medConfidential Bulletin, 7th March 2014

7 March 2014 —medConfidential

What just happened?

Following a disastrous showing from NHS England and HSCIC officials [from time code 1:20:30] in front of the Health Select Committee a fortnight ago, the government has laid a number of last-minute amendments to a piece of legislation called the Care Bill, which is now in its final stages before becoming law.

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Foreign Office: How not to handle a Black Sea crisis By Mark Almond

7 March 2014 — Crioxblog

Foreign Office: How not to handle a Black Sea crisis“All the assumptions on which… this  policy [was]
based turned out to be wrong….  British  domestic
opinion would prove hard to persuade that seeking
the return… of a fortress on the Black Sea merited
the risk of a war with Russia.”
William Hague on the Anglo-Russian Crisis (1791)

Oxford historian, Mark Almond, recalls the lessons from history once taught by Foreign Secretary, William Hague, in his study of Pitt the Younger’s mishandling of what he called the “Ochakov fiasco” in 1791.

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Unknown Snipers and Western backed “Regime Change” By Gearóid Ó Colmáin

7 March 2014 — Global Research

A Historical Review and Analysis

Article originally published in November 2011, of particular relevance to what is happening in Ukraine

Unknown snipers played a pivotal role throughout the  so-called  « Arab Spring Revolutions »  yet, in spite of reports of their presence in the mainstream media, surprisingly little attention has been paid to  to their purpose and role.

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U.S. Increases Nuclear Weapons Spending, Violates the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty By David Swanson

7 March 2014 — War is a Crime

So now we (or at least the 0.03% of us who care to hunt for it) discover that U.S. military spending is not actually being cut at all, but increasing. Also going up: U.S. nuclear weapons spending.  Some of the new nukes will violate treaties, but the entire program violates the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which requires disarmament, not increased armament.  The U.S. policy of first-strike and the U.S. practice of informing other nations that “all options are on the table” also violate the U.N. Charter’s ban on threatening force.

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BBC Now Admits: Armed Nazis Led “Revolution” in Kiev, Ukraine By Tony Cartalucci

7 March 2014 — New Eastern Outlook

Ukraine Nationalist RallyLike the West’s support of sectarian terrorists across the Middle East, including Al Qaeda, it has found the most despicable elements in Ukrainian society to lead “revolution” for the sociopolitical reordering of Eastern Europe. As the dust settles and the West’s proxy regime finds itself safely entrenched in Kiev, Ukraine – the Western media can now finally recuperate some of its lost legitimacy after months of denying the obvious – that armed Neo-Nazis led the so-called “Euromaidan” uprising.

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The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun By Paul Craig Roberts

7 March 2014 —

According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraine’s poor. It is Greece all over again. Continue reading

Ukraine: Secretive Neo-Nazi Military Organization Involved in Euromaidan Snyper Shootings By F. William Engdahl

7 March 2014 — Global Research


Yanoukovitch, ousted president of Ukraine

The events in Ukraine since November 2013 are so astonishing as almost to defy belief.

An legitimately-elected (said by all international monitors) Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovich, has been driven from office, forced to flee as a war criminal after more than three months of violent protest and terrorist killings by so-called opposition.

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Phone Wrecks: The Secret Agenda of Ashton and Nuland Revealed By Wayne Madsen

7 March 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Two war-mongering women who represent the West’s foreign policy apparatus, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and EU official and onetime British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament activist Catherine Ashton, have seen their secret agenda for Ukraine revealed as a result of leaked phone conversations. Ashton, whose phone conversation with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet was the second revealing phone call to be leaked, holds the lofty titles of High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union and the quite feudalistic and meaningless Baroness Ashton of Upholland.

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Manufacturing Contempt for Venezuela By Cyril Mychalejko

7 March 2014 — Upside Down World

The Venezuelan opposition has been skillfully using Twitter and Facebook to disseminate horrifying photos and testimonies of alleged government violence and abuse against protesters over the last few weeks. The problem with these allegations and images which have gone viral globally, and even used by media outlets, is that they are fabrications; many of the most viral photos allegedly from Venezuela have actually depicted images from places such as Syria, Chile, Brazil – and even a US-based porn site.