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Zelenskyy speech tonight FROM HIS OFFICE

With subtitles.
Phenomenal, as always.




Ukraine decries 'immoral' Kremlin offer of civilian corridors to Russia or Belarus

Source: The Guardian

Ukraine has criticised a proposal by Moscow to open refugee corridors as “completely immoral” after the Russian defence ministry announced that civilians fleeing some cities would only be allowed to leave for Belarus or Russia.
As Russian forces continued to pound Ukrainian cities, with rockets hitting residential buildings, Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser to the Ukrainian president’s chief of staff, said negotiations were under way with Russia on establishing safe routes out.

But humanitarian corridors were unlikely to be set up while Russian forces keep trying to advance, Arestovich said, adding that although Ukrainians should be able to decide individually where they wanted to go, evacuating to Russia was not advisable.

A spokesperson for the Ukrainian presidency, meanwhile, said people must be allowed to flee their homes through Ukrainian territory. “This is a completely immoral story. People’s suffering is used to create the desired television picture,” he said.

On Monday, Russia announced humanitarian corridors would open in several Ukrainian cities, a day after some of the hundreds of thousands of civilians trying to flee cities including Mariupol came under fire as they attempted to leave.

More at www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/07/russia-humanitarian-corridors-ukraine-war-mariupol-kyiv

Read more: www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/07/russia-humanitarian-corridors-ukraine-war-mariupol-kyiv

IMO this is 1) attempt to create propaganda films of Ukrainian's "fleeing Nazis" to the "safety of Mother Russia"
2) Although I know this analogy is exaggerated, it feels not very different from offering Jews dying in the Polish ghettos "humanitarian corridors" to get to "safety" in concentration camps.

Readable and LOGICAL analysis of new COVID19 recs by the "People's CDC"

The People's CDC is a group of excellent public health researchers and clinicians. This group was organized a few months ago in response to the illogical and dangerous COVID19 recommendations coming out of the CDC.
It provides a readable and logical analysis of new COVID19 recs.

Go to www.peoplescdc.org to read.

Or find on twitter @peoplescdc


Google searches will just lead you to various cdc sites.

Note: I am a part of a listserve where the call to form this organization originated. I am not a part of the organization.

Zelensky has call with Israeli PM and ... "crickets".

Zelensky sent an unusually short tweet about a call with Israeli PM Naftali Bennett earlier today.


The Israeli PM also met with the German Chancellor in Israel today. PM Naftali Bennett mentioned the situation in Ukraine in one of his own tweets about his discussions with the German Chancellor.


Google translation: "Mr Chancellor, you are coming here at a fateful and very sensitive time. The State of Israel stands by the people of Ukraine, we have sent a lot of humanitarian aid and we are determined to do more."

Meanwhile, the Israeli organization "Stand by Us" account announced that 100 tons of humanitarian aid from Israel have arrived for Ukraine.

Stunning Tweet from Zelensky's official account.


Edited to embed original tweet (once wonderful DU members taught me how).

(My original post
From 11:32 AM today. I don't know how to do a twitter link. Pasting text and google translation.

"Навіщо 80 років повторювати «Ніколи знову», якщо, коли бомба падає на Бабин Яр, світ залишається мовчазним? Ще 5 життів втрачено. Історія повторюється...L"

Google translate-
"Why repeat "Never Again" for 80 years, if when the bomb falls on Babyn Yar, the world remains silent? 5 more lives were lost. History repeats itself ... " )

Ways to help Ukraine and Refugees

Good article in Parade:
How to Help Ukraine and Ukrainian Refugees as Russia Invades

List of specific charities and organizations providing direct aid to Ukraine, Refugees, and/or in Ukraine at the end of article.

"If you’re wondering how to help Ukraine, you aren’t alone. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has left the world shocked, scared and largely overwhelmed. One way to assuage anxiety and feel a sense of control is to try to help wherever we can—but figuring out exactly how to do that can be daunting and overwhelming in and itself. Empower yourself with the knowledge provided and put your money where it will stretch the farthest in terms of donations.
How to Help Ukraine and Ukrainian Refugees as Russia Invades
One of the most important things to do to aid in any foreign crisis is to vote wisely. American foreign policy dictates almost every other nation’s security and prosperity, be it through alliances and aid or sanctions and drone warfare. Being informed of candidates’ foreign policy stances at the polls, both for presidential and congressional elections, is integral to keeping not just other countries, but also the United States, safe for democracy and habitable for all."
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