Category Archives: External Affairs

Kirstein Interviewed on the Centennial of World War I

I was interviewed in the Chicago Sun-Times’ Daily Southtown Star on the legacy of the Great War. Photos courtesy of the Daily Southtown Star. BY DONNA VICKROY dvickroy@southtownstar.com Twitter: @dvickroy July 30, 2014 6:06PM In this photo taken on Saturday, June … Continue reading

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Legal Scholars Denounce Gaza Mass Murder

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the … Continue reading

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The Cowardice of Israeli Air and Naval Forces

I wonder what the pilots of American-made jets, F-16 or helicopters, Apache (note the racist a la “Redskins” name), causing these war crimes against the outdoor prison of Gaza are thinking. They fly only a few miles from base, drop their … Continue reading

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End the Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza

Please take a few minutes to make these calls – today and every day until this ends. 1. Contact President Obama at (202) 456-1111 and the State Department at (202) 647-4000. Demand that they immediately withdraw U.S. military aid from … Continue reading

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US Racist Press refers to Gaza Palestinians as “Militants” code-name for Terrorists

The US press calls Gazan Palestinian freedom fighters “militants.” Settler Jews who kill Palestinian children on the colonised West Bank are given more anodyne terms. Militant implies violent terrorism. The term “militant” is meant to delegitimise an effort to reverse … Continue reading

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Iraq and Vietnam: Identical Failures in Nation Building

The US has always failed in its imperialistic ventures to plant its American Exceptionalism abroad. After the 1973 Paris Peace Accords that ended the Vietnam War, President Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who should have been tried and … Continue reading

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D-Day Follies: War Crimes, and Arrogance

There is very little to celebrate on the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 as soldiers entered France by crossing the English Channel. First of all, it was a relatively minor event in World War II. Aside … Continue reading

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US Hypocrisy over Tiananmen Square: Kent State Forgotten

America’s Tiananmen: How many American even know about this butchery of these students on their own campus by the United States military? The US and its “liberal” press are making hay over the 25th anniversary of the June 4, 1989 … Continue reading

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Petition to Attenuate N.A.T.O. Enlargement and Imperialism in Russia and Ukraine

SIGN to say U.S. Hands Off Russia and the Ukraine! Please send email messages to President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Kerry, Senator McCain, Secretary-General Ban, Congress and the media saying: U.S. HANDS OFF RUSSIA AND THE UKRAINE!  SIGN the online … Continue reading

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Comments on Kirstein Ukraine-Crimea Op-Ed

Here are a couple of comments that responded to my article on Ukraine and its Crimean struggle with the Russian Federation. The op-ed appeared in the Sunday, March 16, SouthtownStar Peter Kirstein The US also used the excuse of protection of Americans … Continue reading

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Kirstein Op-Ed: Crimea Self-Determination and N.A.T.O. Enlargement

This appeared in the SouthtownStar newspapers: owned by the Chicago Sun-Times. http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/opinions/guestcommentary/26145598-474/russia-protects-strategic-interests-in-crimea.html   OpEd Alert! – Prof. Peter N. Kirstein on Ukraine Crisis (from SXU webnews page) Saint Xavier University Department of History and Political Science Professor Peter N. Kirstein … Continue reading

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Putin’s Crimea is Not Hungary 1956 or Czechoslovakia in 1968

Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin’s expanded presence in the Crimean Peninsula is a far cry from the Soviet invasions during the Cold War that prohibited Hungary and Czechoslovakia from replacing pro-Soviet governments with more independent-minded entities such as the repression … Continue reading

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Defeat Reactionary Illinois Legislation to Censor Human Rights Advocacy

The A.A.U.P. opposes ethnocentric, anti-boycott. McCarthyism legislation targeted at institutions or persons who may associate with, may have participated in or dared to support a boycott of Israel’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza. This is type of rule … Continue reading

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Secretary Kerry, Memory and Russia in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry has accused the Russian Federation of behaving in a nineteenth-century manner as a result of its military movements in Crimea. Note: it could hardly be called an invasion in a nineteenth-century sense since Russian troops … Continue reading

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Putin’s Restraint in Ukraine

  Russian Federation Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, Ukraine. Its only other military base outside its homeland is at Tartus, Syria in the eastern Mediterranean. We need to abolish bases and militaries but in the meantime, Russia feels overly “contained” … Continue reading

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