EIR Mobilizes to Shut Down NATO-Directed Ukrainian Attack on Free Speech

On Sept. 7, the EIR online magazine sponsored a press briefing to expose and demand the cut-off of Western funding to Ukrainian government agencies which have published “hit lists” of those opposed to — or even questioning — the use of Ukraine by NATO in a proxy war to “weaken” Russia and provoke regime change there. Presentations were made by prominent journalists, military and intelligence officials, and peace activists, who have been smeared as “information terrorists” and “war criminals” by the Ukrainian government’s “Committee to Counter Disinformation” (cf. SAS 31-36/22).

Also identified was a second agency, “Mirotvorets”, which has published what intelligence professionals have called a “kill list”, as some targeted on its website have already been assassinated, such as Russian journalist and activist Darya Dugina, killed by a car bomb on Aug. 20 (cf. SAS 34/22). Speakers emphasized that while the two agencies are close to the Ukraine government, their funding and direction come from U.S., U.K. and NATO offices, which engage in direct planning sessions with CCD and Mirotvorets operatives. This was confirmed at a Sept. 1-2 event in Kiev, attended by representatives of 24 nations (cf. SAS 36/22), none of whom spoke out against the blatant threats against free expression, i.e., censorship by death threat.

The primary speakers at the press conference included Col. Richard Black (ret.), a former Marine and head of Criminal Law for the U.S. Army, as well as a former elected member of the Virginia State Senate; Scott Ritter, former Marine intelligence officer and former UN weapons inspector in the Soviet Union and in Iraq; Ray McGovern, former CIA officer and co-founder of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS); and Diane Sare, an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate for the State of New York.

Also addressing the press event was Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the founder and chairwoman of the Schiller Intitute. Other speakers recounted their own stories, and their anger that they have been targeted by those who, in the name of combating “disinformation”, are pushing misinformation for the purposes of silencing debate, and in defense of neo-Nazis who founded these institutions to cover-up their murderous agenda.

Journalists participated in the EIR press conference from Germany, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, U.S., and Romania. Other journalists monitored the event, and Consortium News live-streamed the full event, as did Peruvian media.

This was followed on Sept. 10 by a panel at the SI international conference, titled “Defend the Right to Deliberate! Speak out against blacklists and the suppression of the search for truth.” A full discussion followed the presentations at the SI conference, which brought out the dangerous implications of remaining silent in the face of such a brutal approach to silencing truth seekers and peace activists.

Videos of the two events are available for viewing at the Schiller Institute website.

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