We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, March 5, 2017

My comments about viewing Oliver Stone's new film "Ukraine on Fire"

by Ron Horn

I found viewing the film titled "Ukraine on Fire", which I posted here, a bit challenging because of distractions and the speed at which subtitles are presented. Still, due to censorship that our overlords impose on us, this offering is much better than not seeing the film at all.

The distractions were due to the fact that the film is narrated in Russian (I believe) which is voiced over an English narration. My difficulty in keep up with the script may be due to my advanced age. I knew what the script was referring to in most cases because I had posted many articles on this event, but that is probably not true for the average person. Thus to make this information available to others, I used my website to cull the articles from late 2013 to about the middle of March 2014 when the Ukrainian coup was accomplished, and listed the articles below in chronological order. There are still many beyond March of 2014 which cover, for example, the downing of the Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, but I ran out of energy.

If you want to do your own culling beyond where I finished, you can use the archives at the bottom of the page on the right hand side. Click on the arrow head next to 2014 to drop down a list of posts weekly and start perusing the articles at 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014. Probably a better way is to use the label "Ukraine" (located near the bottom right of each page) and work backwards to 3/16/2014 by clicking on "older posts" (located at the bottom of the posts for each page). You can also enter "Ukraine" in the search boxes, but this will bring up too many posts that are more recent and not in any kind of order. 
Ukraine's fascist coup  (Note: I listed the original sites for the posts except in my posts where the commentary added more links and substantive information.)
From Bahrain to Ukraine: Hail the Western Salesmen of Subversion and Deception
Ukraine and the Bigger Picture of US and European Assault on Russia’s Sphere of Influence
A Tale of Two Protests: Ukraine & Thailand
US NGO Uncovered in Ukraine Protests
From Egypt, Ukraine, the Turkish-Syrian Border, Cuba and Thailand: West Manufactures “Opposition Movements”
What about apologizing to Ukraine, Mrs. Nuland?
Nuland's F** the EU scandal proves illegal Ukraine Regime Change Plans | nsnbc international
After Yugoslavia, Ukraine?
​Will NATO annex Ukraine?
US non-interferences in the affairs of Ukraine and Venezuela | Al Akhbar English
Attempts of EU, far-right opposition to set up Ukraine government collapse - World Socialist Web Site
Ukraine’s Sickness & Europe’s Cure
The geopolitical dimensions of the coup in Ukraine - World Socialist Web Site
Ukraine: "Go West, Young Man" (or Dr. Strangelove's Revenge) 
Ukraine: Secretive Neo-Nazi Military Organization Involved in Euromaidan Sniper Shootings 
Target: Ukraine – How Foreign Intervention is Tearing the Country Apart | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
Kiev snipers hired by new coalition, not Yanukovych - Estonian FM to Ashton
Aid for the Ukraine “Will Be Stolen” – Former Ukrainian Minister of Economy | Wolf Street
Ukraine drafts in its super-rich tycoons to help curb unrest in Russian-speaking east | Daily Mail Online
Ukraine (by William Blum)
A Nation Is Not a Person: Now Let's Talk About Ukraine
William Engdahl on the Ukraine – Bewusst.tv 
Ukraine: The Sovereignty Argument, and the Real Problem of Fascism
Crimea: Democracy Is Not Democracy…Unless Obama Says It Is… | New Eastern Outlook
Ukraine: How to Hide a Nazi Army | New Eastern Outlook
Surviving Capitalism - a selection of the most credible articles on the web : Must watch: Ukrainian Deputy: US to stage a civil war in Ukraine!