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On Tuesday, February 21, join CODEPINK Congress and special guests to discuss what has transpired in the one year since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
One year after Russia invaded Ukraine, the US and NATO continue to escalate the war with sophisticated weapons and military training of Ukrainian troops on US soil. While President Biden bemoans the need for an exit strategy for Russian leader Vladamir Putin, there seems to be little evidence of diplomatic efforts to push for a ceasefire and peace negotiations. Instead, Congress budgets over $100 billion for the war in Ukraine, with roughly half the money filling the coffers of military contractors in what some would call a giant money laundering scheme.
Is there any hope on the horizon? Can the United Nations broker a peace deal? Does China hold the cards? What about a Korean-style armistice? Join us as we discuss answers to these questions and the role of the anti-war movement in resolving this crisis.
Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian and journalist. Prashad is the author of forty books, including Washington Bullets, Red Star Over the Third World, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South. His latest book The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power was written with Noam Chomsky. He is Executive Director of The Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter. He is also the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books (New Delhi) and a senior non-resident fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. He has appeared in two films – Shadow World (2016) and Two Meetings (2017).
Helena Cobban is the President of Just World Educational and an essayist at Globalities.org. Helena is a veteran global-affairs analyst and former long-time columnist for The Christian Science Monitor (Boston) and Al-Hayat (London). Of her seven sole-authored books, four dealt with the Middle East, the rest with more global topics. In 2010, she founded the publishing company Just World Books, which focuses on works relating to Palestinian rights and anti-militarism. As President of Just World Educational, she has led ground-breaking public inquiries into the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, US-China relations, the world balance in the wake of the Covid pandemic, and the Palestinians’ search for justice. She earlier spent many years as a member of both the Middle East Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She is a member of the Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C., where she lives.