The Russia – Ukraine Tragedy

Statement on the Ukraine conflictA Call to Peace and End to War. Los Angeles Catholic Worker.

“We are anti-war. We believe war is a moral failure stemming from our unwillingness to actively work for peace. From the individual to the collective national level, the prioritizing of shortsighted self-interest has created this crisis.

Victims of Immoral Geopolitical Contests

“People throughout the world have suffered historically from reactionary violence backed by global powers. We believe the Ukrainians are victims of this horrible violence because of the conflict among the “superpowers” U.S.A., Russia, and their allies. We stand with all victims of this war, including the often overlooked on all sides of the conflict.

“The prospect of nuclear war brings an additionally horrifying element to this crisis. We continue to stand for dismantling nuclear weapons and total disarmament, because as long as nuclear weapons remain on earth, this is the inevitable end game.

War Refugees

“We recognize that governments and individuals have made swift and hospitable responses to many Ukrainian refugees, but it is also clear that the evils of racism and xenophobia(*) continue to influence whose safety is prioritized. Too often, those fleeing violence face these evils instead of the support and protection all human beings deserve. We must do better for refugees of all races, religions, and ethnicities. 

Media Propaganda

“We know the first casualty of war is the truth, and it is the unique responsibility of the media to depict complicated issues in their entirety. Particularly in a globalized, militarized world, any media that fails to do this must be called out and corrected. As the Russian people are being lied to through state-sponsored media, we also must acknowledge the interests of our corporate news sources and act with skepticism towards the claims they both make.

NATO

“While this conflict is the result of Russian aggression, it would be irresponsible and unproductive not to name the role the U.S. and NATO play here, both in supporting the overthrow of Ukrainian elected President Viktor Yanukovych, in stockpiling various weapons around the western borders of Russia. 

a) Regime Change? — b) The Administration denies c.) Orwellian Doublethink? Y – N?

“We are grateful for the model of those who, in the face of overwhelming odds, have decided courageously to resist nonviolently, including those in Russia who have risked arrest and many years in prison for protesting against this war.

“For the good of our world, the future of our descendants, and for the sake of our very souls, we believe there has never been a better time to invest in peace.” — The Los Angeles Catholic Worker. (A statement I make my own. SH).

Update August 28, 2022. Peter Hitchens: A Long War Will Give Us Nothing But Blood. It’s Time for Peace.

—April: The Warfare State’s Infinitely Mendacious Echo Chamber — David Stockman

Meanwhile, as Putin allegedly commits atrocities and the innocent suffer, the entire planet is convulsing both from military and culture wars, i.e., the institutional reestimation of all traditional morals and values. An American-led ‘New World Order’ is spearheading the global export of these new values, and soldiers in many nations are being “educated” to fight and die for these. It is time to reevaluate all of this before it is too late for all of us.

Apr. 21, Biden okays $800 Millions in Weapons for Ukraine

May 24: Henry Kissinger tells global elite gathered at Davos that Ukraine should give Russia territory

Apr. 26: Sec. Defense Vows to Move Heaven and Earth to Keep Arming Ukraine

April 27, 2022. Report.

—Apr. 26 Senator Rand Paul grills Secretary of State Blinken

— More Flee as Ukraine Warns of More Attacks After Strike Killing At Least 52

China Accelerating Its Nuclear Buildup Over Rising Fears of U.S. Conflict

— In Bucha “Scope of Russian Barbarity”

Bucha

Russians Turn on One Another Over War in Ukraine

Putin ‘wants to build pro-Russia empire from Vladivostok to Portugal’

— Russia vows to target British weapons after rocket attack ‘escalates Ukraine war’

— War and Former CBS ‘60 MinutesCorrespondent Lara Logan says Ukrainian crimes being suppressed too

Chomsky on Ukraine Crisis

Pope Francis too lays the blame on NATO.

Hubris and isolation is what led Putin to attack

— Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter Banned from Twitter; Asserts that Russia is Walking Away From Europe With Strong Ruble, and that Europe will be hurt more than Russia. New Multipolar World Emerging.

Biden, US Allies Vow To Ramp Up Pressure On Moscow Over Alleged Russian Civilian Massacre

For Washington, War Never Ends  by Diana Johnstone. “It goes on and on. The “war to end war” of 1914-1918 led to the war of 1939-1945, known as World War II. And that one has never ended…

— Zelensky said his country was willing to “compromise” over the country’s Donbas region, a core Russian demand…

Biden quotes John Paul II ? (C-SPAN)

— Biden Remark on Ukrainian Regime Change Has Allies Anxious

— Orwell was right

— Cal Thomas: Putin reminds me of Hitler

Breaking Points 4/5/22. Biden War Crimes Allegations. U.S. Selective Obedience to International Law.

— EU Debate Over Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

— Galloway on Biden and Ukraine Regime Change

— Why don’t the Russians have air superiority over Ukraine?

Vladimir Putin’s bombs could devastate Ukraine but he’s holding back.

Chomsky: a) A No-Fly Zone over Ukraine could unleash untold violence b) Must make preventing nuclear war urgent priority

Biden confirms reality of likely “food shortages” in U.S.

Biden‘s Iraq War Record

John Paul II’s Opposition to Iraq War

John Paul II, Benedict XVI and the New World Order

John Paul II, Poland, and the Hegelian Menace

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