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RAGA Antidote 35, by W. George Krasnow

Dear friends of the Russia & America Good Will Association ( and antiwar colleagues!

CONGRATS to everyone on US Independence Day!

It's time to reflect about the meaning of independence and civic responsibilities of US citizens.

1. Professor Stephen Cohen does.
The American Committee for East-West Accord, Ltd.
PODCAST: Media Contempt for Facts Grows Along With the Dangers of War With Russia (Stephen F. Cohen)

Jun 28, 2017 02:22 pm

Princeton and NYU Professor Emeritus Stephen F. Cohen is increasingly alarmed that as Washington and Moscow drift toward military conflict, the US political-media establishment remains obsessed with “Russiagate”—allegations that Russian President Putin ordered the hacking of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 to abet Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and that Trump’s associates, possibly the new Read the full article.

2. And so does Ray McGovern, a former CIA and now RAGA author, reflecting on the implications for the Trump government of Seymour Hersh's investigative report--published in Germany--about the false pretext for US bombing of Syria.
JUNE 26, 2017
Hersh’s Big Scoop: Bad Intel Behind Trump’s Syria Attack

Legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh is challenging the Trump administration’s version of events surrounding the April 4 “chemical weapons attack” on the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun – though Hersh had to find a publisher in Germany to get his information out.

3. UK's Mary Dejevsky has similar warnings.
As Syria’s war enters its endgame, the risk of a US-Russia conflict escalates.
Wednesday 21 June 2017 16.53 BST

     Not for the first time there are dire warnings of a direct US-Russia confrontation in Syria that could escalate, in the worst case, into a third world war. What is going on has echoes of the proxy conflicts fought by the superpowers during the latter stages of the cold war, but with added elements of risk because the accepted rules and formal channels of communication to a large extent no longer exist.

4. As usually, Patrick Armstrong of Canada, offers a good SITREP on the latest in Russia, including PUTIN DIRECT LINE with Russian people on June 15, 2017
published June 12-13, 2017

5. The Putin Interviews | Vladimir Putin vs. Oliver Stone 

6.  Our associates at Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), based in Sweden,  carry a review of a growing threat of nuclear annihilation
By Richard Falk* and David Krieger**
TFF PressInfo # 420
June 30, 2017

    Nine countries currently possess nuclear weapons (United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea). Nine leaders could initiate nuclear war by miscalculation or malice.
    The future rests precariously in the hands of a small group of people. Such an unprecedented concentration of power and authority undermines democracy, as well as being extremely reckless and irresponsible.

7. Ed Lozansky runs an event for the Muscovites to attend. This is to confirm our invitation for the  July 3, 2017,  5.00 PM unveiling ceremony of the Reagan – Gorbachev statue followed by the U.S. Independence Day celebration at Burganov museum, 15 Bolshoi Afanasievsky Pereulok.
Program features statements by prominent American and Russian experts, garden reception.
For additional information please write to or call +79035097346

8. US Peace Council has an upbeat report and asks to sign a petition of No US war in Syria
    Contact: Henry Lowendorf, US Peace Council,, 203-389-9547

The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday unanimously passed three resolutions opposing the military-heavy Trump budget proposal. These resolutions urge Congress to reverse the Trump budget and move funding out of the military, wars and nuclear weapons and into human and environmental needs.
No to U.S. Warplanes Over Syria
Veterans For Peace is joining with RootsAction to say NO to U.S. War Planes Over Syria.
The U.S. is risking a catastrophic military clash with Russia in Syria.

9.  Dr. Leo Semashko of Sankt-Petersburg and his associates from Global Harmony Association (GHA)
 asked me to support their initiative of making G20 Summit responsive to the world's need for peace.


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

As you prepare for the G20 summit on July 7–8 , 2017 in Hamburg, Germany,  I write you with the sense of extreme urgency.

Today the whole world lives in the shivers of extreme exacerbation of militarism, belligerence and intolerance that threaten the Planet's very survival. Along with a number of peace-loving people, I appeal to your reason and moral courage to include in the Summit's agenda a dialogue on how best to assure the Safety and Health of the Planet with freedom, prosperity and dignity for all nations as the UN Charter commands.

I urge you to support the initiative of a NEW DIALOGUE o­n GLOBAL PEACE IN THE SCIENTIFIC PARADIGM formulated on the site of the Global Harmony Association

Please voice your support for this initiative to terminate the endless arms race and escalation of war rhetoric which may lead to a nuclear annihilation of the world by accident if not design.

At the time when the governments of leading democracies are in disarray, the o­nly way that remains open for the ordinary citizens of all countries is to appeal to the sanity and moral courage of an assembly of political leaders who hold the keys of peace and war.

O­nly the New Dialogue on Global Peace is able to "Shift the arms race into a peace race," as the peace champion Martin Luther King Jr. bequeathed to us. We do not see ANY OTHER WAY to ensure this most necessary shift and to meet the most vital challenge to humanity in the 21st century!


Vladislav Krasnov, Ph.D. (aka W. George Krasnow)
President, Russia & America Goodwill Association (
Formerly professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA, USA

June 29, 2017

 Sent to:
1. Theresa May, Prime Minister, United Kingdom,,
2. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission,,
3. Enrique Peña Nieto, President, Mexico,,
4. Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister, Italy,,
5. Joko Widodo, President, Indonesia,,
6. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, India,,
7. Xi Jinping, President, China,,
8. Vladimir Putin, President, Russia,
9. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President, Turkey,
10. Jacob Zuma, President, South Africa,
11. Salman,King, Saidi Arabia,
12. Moon Jae-in, President,Republic of Korea,,
13. Donald Tusk,European Union,President of the European Council.
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
14. Donald Trump, President, United States,
15.Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister, JAPAN
16. Angela Merkel,Chancellor,Germany
17. Emmanuel Macron, President, France
18. Mauricio Macri, President, Argentina
 19. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister, Australia
20.Michel Temer, President, Brazil
21.Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada

Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, India, <>,
Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Honorary President, Russia,<>
Dr. Charles Mercieca, GHA Vice-President, USA, <>


W George Krasnow (Краснов,_Владислав_Георгиевич)
President, RAGA

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Vladislav Krasnov <>
Date: Mon, May 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Subject: Memorial Day RAGA newsletter Antidote 34: President Putin speaks at Resurrection Church to condemn Soviet persecution, Russian Navy man in a Union cemetery, Pat Buchanan defends President Trump Fwd: [unac] UNAC Conference, NATO, Ukraine and more

For Memorial Day on May 29, 2017, I got a shorter than usual newsletter. Our Russian friends must know that Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the USA for remembering those who died while serving in the US armed forces. Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is to remember those who died while serving, while Veterans Day honors all U.S. military veterans.

As a member of Veterans for Peace (VFP), I think that the best way to honor those fallen in the service to their country is to conduct such foreign policy that minimizes and, hopefully, reduced to nil, human sacrifices on both sides. We should strive to achieve our national security by not threatening, humiliating and bombing our opponents but by pacifying them with our readiness for a negotiated compromise. It is my duty to forward the BELOW announcements of various peace promoting events.

In my book, Russia Beyond Communism: A Chronicle of National Rebirth (, written and published BEFORE the collapse of the USSR, I predicted that the best future was to abandon Communist ideology and return instead to the traditional roots of Russian culture, including Russian Orthodox Christianity. In fact, my book was dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of Russia's baptism in the year of 988. Since the August 1991 coup, Russia has been indeed returning, gradually and tentatively, to its traditional Christian roots. If before 1991 Soviet soldiers were forbidden to wear crucifix or any other religious symbol, now Russian generals, politicians, and Vladimir Putin like to stress that Russia's basic ethical value system is close to that the US and European Union.

On May 25, President Putin gave a Speech at a ceremony consecrating the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the New Martyrs.  Symbolically the Church is near the Lubyanka Square with its Lubyanka Building notorious for Soviet secret police persecution of all believers as well as dissidents.  That's what he said:

This ceremony consecrating the new church at the Sretensky Monastery is an important and significant event not only for Orthodox believers, but for our society as a whole. This is because this church is dedicated to the Resurrection of Christ, and to the new martyrs, in other words, to the memory of those who suffered during the years of anti-religious persecution and who died during this time of repression. At the same time, it embodies the spirit of reconciliation.

It is deeply symbolic that this new church is opening on the year, which marks the 100th anniversary of the February and October revolutions (of 1917) that were the departure point for many of the serious trials our country had gone through during the twentieth century.

The consecration was tied to the 10th anniversary of the establishment of unity between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Overseas, of which I was a long time member, and which was founded by the so called "White Russians" who avoided Soviet persecution by escaping overseas. For me personally, the event indeed embodies the spirit of reconciliation.

One of my American associates send a number of links which mix together what is in common between the US and Russia

Grave of a Tsarist Russian Navy sailor in a Union cemetery decorated with St. George's ribbon

Russia sent naval ships to #US during #CivilWar, prevented foreign interference. #WeRemember 🇷🇺sailor Nikolay Demidov, d.1864 #MemorialDay


Johnny's stirring live rendition of the great hymn, here set to authentic recreated Civil War footage.

"God, Save the Tsar" was the national anthem of the Russian Empire from 1833 till 1917. It was written by Alexey Lvov (music) and Vasiliy Zhukovskiy (text), at the order of Nikolay I, and first titled "A Prayer of the Russian Nation". Kuban Cossack Chorus is one of the leading Folkloric ensembles in Russia. Visit us!

From: UNAC <>
Date: Sat, May 20, 2017 at 8:59 PM
Subject: [unac] UNAC Conference, NATO, Ukraine and more

> The UNAC conference is approaching fast
> June 16-18, 2017
> Greater Richmond Convention Center
> 403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
> ​
>               Have you registered yet?  Register here: 
>                                                        UNAC's founding conference in 2010
> This will be the place where the antiwar and social justice movement will come together this spring to discuss, map strategy and organize for the coming period.  Antiwar leaders from across the country and across the world will be in attendance including: Ajamu Baraka, Medea Benjamin, Glen Ford, Bernadette Ellorin, Bruce Gagnon, Lawrence Hamm, Jaribu Hill, Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr, Margaret Kimberley, Ray McGovern, David Swanson, Ann Wright, Kevin Zeese and many more.  For a more complete list of participants, please go to
> See the conference web site:
> Join and share the Facebook event:
> To see a report on UNAC's last conference, please go here:

> UNAC to Protest NATO in Brussels
> May 24 - 25

> UNAC Sponsored anti-NATO demonstration in Chicago, 2012
> The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be holding a Summit in Brussels on May 24 – 25.  Donald Trump will be attending.   UNAC will be sending a representative to speak at the anti-NATO and anti-Trump actions that will be attended by people from many countries coming to protest the military aggression of NATO and Trump. [read more]
> If you will be in Brussels for the protests, please let us know at

> Veterans On the March • Memorial Day in D.C.
> Stop Endless War • Build for Peace!
> May 29 and 30, 2017  Washington DC
> For more information:
> See the video:
> ​​​To join the Facebook event:

> The Growth of Fascism in Ukraine

> UNAC has received documentation on the growth of the fascist movement in Ukraine,  including in the U.S. supported government of Ukraine.  Below is a video followed by a 36 page PDF file on various actions of the fascist movement in that country.
> (this file may load slowly)
> Please also see the web site of the Odessa Solidarity campaign, which UNAC initiated:
> Join UNAC at the Left Forum
> UNAC will be hosting a panel at the Left Forum in New York City on June 2 - 4.
> Our panel is called "Democrats & Republicans: The twin parties of Imperialist War."  The panelists include:
>                 Abayomi Azikwe - UNAC Administrative Cmty & Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice.
>                 Ajamu Baraka - Black Alliance for Peace and former Green Party VP candidate
>                 Margaret Kimberley - UNAC AC and Black Agenda Report
>                 Jeff Mackler - UNAC AC and Socialist Action
> We have also helped organize a panel hosted by the Hands  Off Syria Coalition, of which UNAC is a member.  The panel is called  "No to US Intervention in Syria - Keeping the antiwar movement focused on US Wars."  The panelists include:
>                 Bahman Azad - U.S. Peace Council
>                 Judy Bello - UNAC AC, Syria Solidarity, Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars
>                  Sara Flounders - UNAC AC, International Action Center
>                 Tarak Kauf - Veterans for Peace
> Please join us.
> The Left Forum schedule will be posted soon on their web site at:
> Please contribute to UNAC:
> If your organization would like to join the UNAC coalition, please click here:
> To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to

Well, I can hardly resist adding to the above "Leftist" anti-war messages a well reasoned article from the conservative RIGHT. One-time Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan has a bucket of cold shower for those who are indulging in russophobic hysteria about President Trump revealing US secrets to Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. By the way, President Putin, in jest, on Russian TV publicly upbraided Lavrov for the "failure" to share with him the American "secret".

By Patrick J. Buchanan/ Who is the real threat to the national security?
President Trump has the authority to declassify security secrets. And in sharing that intel with the Russians, who have had airliners taken down by bombs, he was trying to restore a relationship.
   On fighting Islamist terror, we and the Russians agree.
   Five years ago, Russia alerted us that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had become a violent radical Islamist. That was a year and a half before Tsarnaev carried out the Boston Marathon bombing.


W George Krasnow (Краснов,_Владислав_Георгиевич)
President, RAGA

>> Malice to None. Good Will  to All.

Peace and Justice to the World.