Webinar: Remember the Odessa Massacre, May 2


A webinar sponsored by the Odessa Solidarity Campaign

Thursday, May 2, noon – 1:15 pm (EST)

Click this URL to join: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84423011498

If calling in, dial +16469313860 or +19292056099, then 84423011498#

The Odessa Solidarity Campaign invites you to attend an important webinar on May 2 that will explore the true nature of the government of Ukraine and expose the myth that it is a democracy unjustly targeted in an unprovoked war.

The webinar is timely for two reasons:

First, May 2 will mark 10 years since a fascist-led mob murdered at least 42 people when it set fire to the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, Ukraine. What has become known as the Odessa Massacre took place shortly after the U.S.-backed coup that overthrew the elected president of Ukraine and replaced him with a regime anxious to ally with the U.S. and its growing global military, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO.

And second, the U.S. House of Representatives has just approved $61 billion for the U.S. proxy war with Russia, along with $26 billion for Israel to support its genocide in Gaza and billions for Taiwan, a provocative move certain to increase tensions with China.

The May 2 webinar will have four presenters, all of whom have visited Ukraine since the Odessa Massacre:

Bruce Gagnon – Coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space (Maine)

Joe Lombardo – Coordinator, United National Antiwar Coalition (New York)

John Parker – Leading Member, Socialist Unity Party; Coordinator, Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice (California)

Phil Wilayto – Coordinator, Odessa Solidarity Campaign; Editor, The Virginia Defender (Virginia)

The Moderator will be:

Alison Bodine – Representative, Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice (Vancouver)

There will also be a special presentation by a member of the Uhuru 3, leaders and supporters of the African People’s Socialist Party who have come under severe political repression for speaking out against the U.S. role in Ukraine’s war with Russia. The Uhuru 3 are scheduled to go to trial Sept. 3 in Tampa, Florida. 

The May 2 webinar is being sponsored by the Odessa Solidarity Campaign and has been endorsed by:

Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice (Vancouver)

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice (Los Angeles)

Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) – Vancouver

Socialist Unity Party

United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)

Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality 


PO Box 23202, Richmond, VA 23223 USA – https://odessasolidaritycampaign.wordpress.com

Ph: 1-804-644-5834 – Email: DefendersFJE@hotmail.com

The Odessa Solidarity Campaign, a project of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, was founded in 2016 after three U.S. antiwar activists answered a call from the Council of Mothers of May 2 for International Observers to attend the 2nd annual memorial of the Odessa Massacre, which several fascist paramilitary organizations were publicly threatening to attack. Every year since, the OSC has encouraged local actions to remember the massacre and support the Council of Mothers’ demand for a genuine international investigation into the killings, something the Ukrainian government has yet to allow.

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