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.
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.
UKRAINE CRISIS READER
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
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, ConsortiumNews.com,
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
RT.com 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