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The Ukraine Crisis reader

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 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 or their organizations.

For Ukrainians, the main threat is capitalism
by Volodymyr Ishchenko, April 30, 2014

Economics of disintegration in Ukraine
by John Weeks, April 27, 2014

Four Ways The Ukraine Crisis Could Escalate To Use Of Nuclear Weapons
by Loren Thompson, April 24, 2014

First Syria, Now Ukraine: What Explains the U.S. Public's Reluctance to Intervene?
by Charles Knight & Carl Conetta, Project on Defense Alternatives, April 2014

Maidan or anti-Maidan? The Ukraine situation requires more nuance
We should support the progressive wings of both factions,
not tie ourselves up with hypocritical justifications of one or the other

by Volodymyr Ishchenko , April 15, 2014.

Ukraine: Weekend Rendez-Vous With History
by Dmitri Trenin, April 14, 2014.

Why US fracking companies are licking their lips over Ukraine
by Naomi Klein | April 10, 2014.

The Errand-Boys of Europe
by Pádraig Murphy | April 7, 2014.

Cold War Again: Who’s Responsible?
by Stephen F. Cohen | April 1, 2014.

Carbon Delirium
by Michael Klare | April 1, 2014

The Danger of False Narrative
by Robert Parry, March 27, 2014.

Crimea annexes Russia
by Boris Kagarlitsky, March 24, 2014.

Ukraine Fallout: Putin Hands The Pentagon A Rationale For New Nuclear Weapons
by Loren Thompson, March 20, 2014.

Perestroika 2014. The Reasons Behind Moscow’s Firm Stance on Ukraine
by Fyodor Lukyanov, March 19, 2014.

NATO's Eastward Expansion: Did the West Break Its Promise to Moscow?
by Uwe Klussmann, Matthias Schepp and Klaus Wiegrefe, Der Spiegel, November 26, 2009.

OLDER MATERIAL, alphabetical by author

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, 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

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