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Ukraine, Syria, Solidarity and More ...

Russia's strong influence in the mostly Russian Speaking Crimean peninsula of the Ukraine threatens to ignite another Crimean war.

 The Siege of Sevastopol 1855
The Siege of Sevastopol 1855

(BETHLEHEM) - It is sometimes instructive to learn a bit of history to reflect on current events because if we do not learn from history, we are bound to repeat the tragic history of useless wars.

This came to me as I read about the escalating situation in Ukraine, where the US and western countries invested heavily to dislodge the Ukraine (strategically located on the Black Sea) from Russian influence.

The coup that toppled the elected government in the capital and Russia's strong influence in the mostly Russian Speaking Crimean peninsula of the Ukraine threatens to ignite another Crimean war (1854 prelude to many more European wars)... read this link for analysis and lessons: http://popular-resistance.blogspot.com/2014/03/crimean-war.html

This One Photo Will Show You Just How Terrible The Syrian Refugee Crisis Is
(AND HOW TO HELP) http://www.unrwa.org/content/yarmouk-camp-emergency

Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West
Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and
apartheid under international law? A summary of a legal study by HSRC of
South Africa.
http://ifamericansknew.org/history/apartheid.html

International year of solidarity with the Palestinian people
http://unispal.un.org/unispal.nsf/solidarity.htm

Ukraine and the "Politics of Anti-Semitism": The West Upholds Neo-Nazi
Repression of Ukraine's Jewish Community
http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-and-the-politics-of-anti-semitism-west-upholds-neo-nazi-repression-of-ukraines-jewish-community/537079

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Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD - Popular Committee to Defend Ush Ghrab (PCDUG) "A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home. Mazin has been an Associate Professor of Genetics; Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine since 1999. He previously held a similar position at Duke University. Professor Qumsiyeh has authored over 110 scientific papers in areas of mammalogy, biology, and medicine including mammalian biology and evolution, clinical genetics, and cancer research. He has published over 100 letters to the editor and 30 op-ed pieces in International, national, regional and local papers on issues ranging from politics to environmental issues. His appearances in national media included the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, CNBC, C-Span, and ABC, among others. He is the founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-President of the Middle East Genetics Association, and Prof. Qumsiyeh won the Jallow activism award from the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. He is author of “Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle” and just published “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment.” Visit Mazin Qumsiyeh's amazing and informative Website to learn more: qumsiyeh.org.

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