The Ugly War in Ukraine is Not New

The State Committee of the Green-Rainbow Party passed the proposal "The War in Ukraine Began With a US-backed Coup in 2014" by more than the required two-thirds majority at its first installment of the Spring meeting.

While holding all governments involved accountable for the killing in this conflict and calling for an immediate ceasefire, the proposal acknowledges that the war in Ukraine began with the Maiden coup supported and financed by the US in 2014. The UN estimates that 14,000 people have been killed in the eastern provinces since hostilities began eight years ago. It is important to consider all the victims of this war which the US corporate media has refused to do. The proposal asks the GRP to include this information in its communications about the war in Ukraine.

Let us not be snookered into blaming only Russia while our own government works to keep this war going for its own geopolitical advantage at the expense of the needs of the people of the US, Ukraine, and Russia while boosting the profits of the weapons industry. Both nuclear-armed countries must stop using Ukraine as a proxy and support security for all. Negotiations are the only path to peace. War is costly, peace is priceless.

Lois Gagnon
Rick Purcell
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  • Antony Van der Mude
    commented 2022-05-20 20:42:51 -0400 · Flag
    One of the Ten Key Values is Non-violence. But this cannot be absolute in the face of violence where peaceful responses have failed. This value in fact acknowledges this qualification: "We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in helpless situations. " In light of this acknowledgment, what does the GRP say about the United States supplying on the order of 50 Billion USD of military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine? Personally, I think that this aid is necessary. Unless Russia is completely defeated, the violence will not stop. We members of the GRP should support the United States in providing whatever military support it takes for Ukraine to prevail.
  • John Blumenstiel
    commented 2022-05-02 22:40:19 -0400
    Our congretional delegation must be confronted with their complicity. An ever increasing military budget is a ticket to global disaster and they all climb on board. It is hollow words to say “support the people of Ukraine” while flooding them with weapons and weapon systems that will result in more death and suffering. The US must stop its own support for ongoing war, demand an across the board cease fire and tell the Ukrainians to negotiate with the Russians to assure the future security of ALL Ukrainians and Russians.
  • Jack Swindlehurst
    published this page in News 2022-05-02 17:29:11 -0400