This Sunday, March 6th, will be an international day of action for peace in Ukraine, a massive, unified response by peace-loving people around the world to say No to War in Ukraine; Yes to Negotiations and Peace. We must make it clear that the war in Ukraine is a disaster for the people of Ukraine and a terrible threat to us all, including increasing the danger of nuclear war. There must be an immediate and unconditional ceasefire. Maryland Peace Action supports the Global Day of Action. It is time to start stopping the wars. The peace movement must be a global people’s movement, aligned with the policies favorable for all people.
Join Maryland Peace Action on Sunday, March 6 from 1 to 2 PM at a Rally in Patterson Park across the street from St.. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2401 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Md 21224. Bring signs such as Stop the War in Ukraine, Russian Troops Out Now and Negotiate a Peace Agreement. Please be respectful, and do not bring derogatory signs. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. We must Stand for Peace and Against War. We must demand an end to the Invasion of Ukraine. We cannot tolerate the immense suffering.
St. Michael will hold its next Pyrohy/Pierogi & Ukrainian Food Sale on April 9, 2022 from 10 AM to noon. Pre-orders are accepted through the deadline date of Sunday, April 3 at 5 PM prior to sale's day. Submit your order to email@example.com. Kagiso, Max
A view of damaged building following shelling in
Ukraine's second-biggest city of Kharkiv on March 3, 2022. (Photo: Sergey
Bobok/AFP via Getty Images)
Confirms Russia Dropped Cluster Bombs on Kharkiv
"Using cluster munitions in populated areas shows a brazen and
callous disregard for people's lives," said the human rights group.
March 4, 2022
cluster munitions in populated areas shows a brazen and callous disregard for
people's lives," said Steve Goose, arms director at Human Rights Watch, in
new assessment of Monday
strikes on Kharkiv, an eastern city home to over 1.4 million people, is based
on photos and video evidence verified by the human rights group and was
presented as Russia faces increasing global condemnation
over its ongoing invasion, which has stoked fears of nuclear disaster and has
already forced over one million people to flee Ukraine.
already confirmed last week
use of cluster munitions by Russian forces in a February 24 strike just outside
a hospital in the Ukrainian city of Vuhledar. The new assessment focuses on
munitions that hit the Moskovskyi, Shevchenkivskyi, and Industrialnyi districts
of Kharkiv on February 28.
rights group—which noted the "inherently indiscriminate nature of cluster
munitions and their foreseeable effects on civilians"—based its new
assessment on interviews with two witnesses and an analysis of 40 videos and
photographs, which revealed information on explosion signatures and remnants of
munitions used in the Kharkiv strikes, said HRW, were delivered by Russian-made
9M55K Smerch cluster munition rockets.
120 nations have signed on to an international treaty banning the
use, transfer, and stockpiling of cluster munitions, which can pose deadly harm
far beyond initial explosions, as unexploded submunitions becoming akin to
landmines. The Cluster Munition Coalition describes the weapons as being able
to "saturate an area up to the size of several football fields."
Russia, Ukraine, nor the U.S., however, is state party to the treaty.
are seeing mounting evidence of indiscriminate attacks on Kharkiv and the price
civilians are paying for these serious violations," said HRW's Goose.
these deadly acts were carried out either intentionally or recklessly," he
added, "they would be war crimes."
head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also said Friday that
Russian forces have used cluster bombs in its attacks on Ukraine.
have seen the use of cluster bombs and we have seen reports of use of other
types of weapons which would be in violation of international law," NATO
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters.
International has also previously confirmed Russian
forces' use of cluster bombs on Ukraine, and open source investigative
outlet Bellingcat has also been tracking Russia's use
of the weapons during the invasion.
a Wednesday statement, the U.K. presidency of the Convention on Cluster
Munitions expressed "grave"
concern about reports of Russia using the weapons in strikes on Ukraine, noting
that cluster bombs "have had a devastating impact on civilians in many
Cluster Munition Coalition, in a Wednesday tweet, said, "We welcome
the growing number of states speaking out on—and urge all states to condemn—the
unacceptable use of cluster munitions by Russian forces in Ukraine."
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the
subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to
gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and
everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs