Last week, a resolution was presented at the United Nations Security Council that would have a new tribunal created to investigate the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine.
Coinciding nearly with the first anniversary of the tragedy, the resolution was vetoed by Russia for reasons not made clear in western media reports. Instead, the press used the rejection to insinuate Russian complicity in either the attack, or to protect the villain framed to take the fall for the killing of the almost three hundred passengers and crew aboard MH-17, resisters of the Kiev coup in eastern Ukraine. So, why did Russia stand against the proposal, knowing full-well it would be presented as having, at the very least, some nefarious secret to hide?
Roger Annis is a contributing editor at the website New Cold War, where he’s written extensively on Ukraine. His articles can also be found at his website, A Socialist in Canada, Rabble.ca, and Counterpunch.org. Roger visited Crimea last year, and his assignment to the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donestk earlier this year resulted in his lecture for Simon Fraser University’s Institute for the Humanities, ‘Eyewitness Report from the War Zone of Eastern Ukraine.’
Roger Annis in the first half.
And; famously successful in bringing an end to South Africa’s vile Apartheid regime, the sanction, boycott and divestment movement has grown to include personal and institutional financial dealings with fossil fuel companies. Last month, Victoria City Council was presented with a motion to divest its investments in industries recognized as contributing to climate change. As the motion was being readied for presentation to the Mayor and Council, scores of activists with Divest Victoria rallied outside City Hall to voice their support.
Sounds from the Divest Victoria Climate Action Rally in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of what’s good to do in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Roger Annis and dissecting the UN Security Council’s resolve in getting to the bottom of the MH-17 mass murder.