JOIN CODEPINK, Black Alliance for Peace, Chicago Area Peace Action, Chicago Committee Against War & Racism, RootsAction, and others on Wednesday, February 15th at 7 P.M. Central for “Why and How to End the War in Ukraine” – a webinar and discussion featuring presentations by Marcy Winograd of CODEPINK, retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, and Jacqueline Luqman of Black Agenda Report. This event will focus specifically on the WHY and HOW of ending this war.
Hundreds of thousands dead, countless more wounded, millions displaced, and Ukraine – the “breadbasket” of Europe and the world – ravaged by a senseless and needless war, yet our elected political leaders in the U.S, aided and abetted by a compliant mainstream media and a feckless Congress, pursue an evermore dangerous escalation in a conflict where no one wins and everybody loses.
The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces a year ago shocked the world, but the roots of the conflict go back years. The US/NATO and Russia face-off over Ukraine has produced an ongoing disaster that has global ramifications risking, at worst, a nuclear Armageddon, while currently causing shortages of food, fuel and other basics throughout the region. An immediate stop to the supply of arms, a ceasefire, and negotiations based on realistic expectations by all sides could be the multipart plan to bring peace to Ukraine and the European continent.
Furthermore, we need to bring an end to the unrelenting geopolitical brinkmanship and pursuit of global hegemony. We need to stop spending trillions on weapons of war and on U.S. military forces stationed around the globe. We need an urgent pivot toward tackling the existential problems of climate change, environmental degradation, and the economic inequality prevailing in populations in our own country and around the world.
It is up to US, all of us who believe in peace, justice, and equality, to unite and demand that this insanity end!