The crisis in the Ukraine seems to grow in intensity and danger by the day.  As in every conflict involving global military powers, there is a great deal of information that is being circulated on the Internet and by both mainstream and alternative media, much of it confusing, incomplete, conflicting and at times intentionally misleading. ukraine dead
In the case of what is happening in Ukraine, there are conflicting perspectives on the right and left and within within the traditional antiwar movement. The list of resources that follows provides links to articles that may be helpful to those trying to make sense of all the competing claims.  These resources are not intended to reflect all points of view.  Most of these articles offer critical perspectives and analysis that run counter to the narrative offered by government sources and the maintstream commercial media. These sources were assembled by Andrew Lichterman of Western States Legal Foundation and Michael Eisenscher of U.S. Labor Against the War for United for Peace & Justice.  The inclusion of any particular source or point of view does not imply endorsement or concurrence by either of them, their organizations or UFPJ.


Distorting Russia: How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine by Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, March 3, 2014

A New Cold War? Ukraine Violence Escalates, Leaked Tape Suggests US Was Plotting Coup Democracy Now! interview with Stephen Cohen

Ukraine: The Clash of Partnerships by John Feffer

Ukraine: Out of the Frying Pan by John Feffer, February 26, 2014

Ukraine is stuck in a post-Soviet condition Yakov Feygin, 12 March 2014

The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization. by Conn Hallinan

Ten Things You Need to Know about Ukraine by the Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War

The Untold Story of the Ukrainian Revolution News from Ukraine is moving so fast that if you don’t look closely, you’ll miss the untold story: a revolution for and by Ukrainian women. by Natalia Karbowska

Polite intervention’ and the Ukrainian uprising by Boris Kagarlitsky, Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, March 4, 2014

Why Obama shouldn’t fall for Putin’s Ukrainian folly Anatol Lieven, OpenDemocracy, 3 March 2014

US fueled rise of Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, McCain stands with Oleh by Ralph Lopez, Digital Journal, March 7, 2014

Ukraine: One Regime Change Too Many? by Ray McGovern,, March 1, 2014

Getting Ukraine Wrong by John J. Mearsheimer, NY Times International Edition, March 14, 2014

The clash in Crimea is the fruit of western expansion by Seumas Milne, The Guardian, Wednesday 5 March 2014

Ukraine’s Culture War by Nicolai Petro, The National Interest

Most Say U.S. Should “Not Get Too Involved” in Ukraine Situation by Pew Research Center, March 11, 2014

Let Ukrainians Determine Their Own Fate by John Quigley, Moscow Times

Who Benefits From Ukraine’s Economic Crisis? Jack Rasmus, Counterpunch, March 17, 2014.

Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders – leaked EU’s Ashton phone tape Video March 05, 2014 12:41

Ukraine Crisis: Six Reasons Why U.S. Use Of Military Forces Is Unthinkable by Loren Thompson, Forbes, March 13, 2014 U.S. Peace Council Statement on Ukraine Crisis by U.S. Peace Council, March 14, 2014

The Ukraine crisis calls for less bluster, more common sense by Katrina vanden Heuvel, March 4, 2014

Straight Talk on the US and Ukraine by Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus, March 14, 2014

Maidan and its Contradictions: Interview with a Ukrainian Revolutionary Syndicalist Ukraine, Putin, and the West by the editors, N+1 Magazine