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Letters to the Editor: Clevelander Joe Bialek comments on the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces...Bialek is an independent greater Cleveland and, Ohio's black digital news lea

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By Joe Bialek

This letter is in response to the articles covering the the events leading up to the invasion
of Ukraine by Russia.

As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the
Ukrainian people. Their efforts are similar to what is happening in many
other parts of the world.

Believe it or not, one thing that trumps capitalism and political
correctness in the United States is the right to have one's voice heard.
This is the foundation of which our democracy is built on. The Ukrainian
people should continue to defy Vladimir Putin's powerful armed forces
so that Ukrainian democracy can continue to thrive. It is unfortunate that
United States compromised on one of its most fundamental values in order to
protect its economic interests in Eastern Europe; something that happens all
too often domestically as well.  It is not the Ukrainian people that are
attempting to expand NATO power but rather it is Vladimir Putin who has
engaged in intimidation to prevent the will of the people from being heard.
Why else would he stoop to such underhanded tactics to block various means
of communication among the citizens of Ukraine?  Why is Russia returning
to the Cold War utilizing such political strong-arm tactics as the threat of

Vladimir Putin, you have had over twenty years to acknowledge Ukraine and
have failed them by your own choosing. The days of the despotic regime are
coming to an end as it appears the desire for freedom will continue to sweep
among the East European nations. Accordingly, let the call go forth among
all citizens of Ukraine that your brothers and sisters of democracy from all
over the world are with you during every trial and tribulation you may
encounter during this crisis. To the people of Ukraine, the trumpet of
freedom beckons you to rise in protest and ensure your voice to preserve
your sacred heritage, promote your children's future and obtain the
blessings of liberty we all cherish.

Ukraine, the hour of your redemption is at hand. As you the rightful
citizens move forward to reclaim your own country, rise and strike! In the
name of those who were murdered fighting for everyone's rights, rise and
strike! To push back this evil regime, rise and strike! Let no one
continue to fear this man. Let every Ukrainian be strong and fight on for
their freedom. Rise and strike!

Vladimir Putin, no Borsch for you little weasel...let Ukraine go!

Cleveland, OH USA

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once eccentric." Bertrand Russell and, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio