From LABOR-L@YorkU.CA Fri Feb 11 06:35:16 2000
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 23:00:56 -0500
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From: “Jim W. Jaszewski” <jjazz@HWCN.ORG>
Subject: [Fwd: [CanLeft] US instigates virtual coup in Ukraine—more info needed]

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Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 21:09:42 EST
Subject: [CanLeft] US instigates virtual coup in Ukraine—more info needed

US instigates virtual coup in Ukraine

By Lisa Taylor,, 10 February 2000, 8:33:17 PM Eastern Standard Time

Dear friends,

There is a massive media silence in the west about the dramatic events that have been taking place in the Ukrainian parliament in the last few days, which amount almost to a coup on the part of the pro-NATO and pro-free market forces. Kuchma and his pro-market allies are manouevring to exclude all the elected opposition from power. Much of the country is without electricity and people must use food stamps to collect bread hardly fit to eat (Ukraine was not long ago agricultural bread-basket of the region) . Large workers demonstrations have taken place in the last few days and the demonstrators have had to defend themselves from attack by nazi youth in league with Kuchma and oligarch Volkov.

We will publish a report on the Russia Info List once we have gathered more information. Anyone with any information —please send it in immediately. (We already have the IAC material.) A special thanks to Mitchel Cohen for putting us in touch with an eyewitness to some of the events.

Lisa Taylor