WATCH: 10 Ways the War in Ukraine Threatens Our Environment.
The war in Ukraine is a disaster for the people of Ukraine and a terrible threat to us all, including increasing the danger of nuclear war. We oppose the Russian invasion while recognizing that the expansion of NATO and the aggressive approach of Western nations have helped cause the crisis, and we demand an end to NATO expansion. We also oppose sanctions that will harm ordinary Russians and call on all countries to welcome refugees fleeing the war. Join us as we build a massive, unified response with peace-loving people around the world to say No to War in Ukraine; Yes to Negotiations and Peace.
Watch CODEPINK Congress Coordinator Marcy Winograd interview economist, public policy analyst, and prolific author Jeffrey Sachs on how the bloated military budget drives the debt crisis. Sachs estimates US debt at $ 24 trillion dollars, much of it the result of US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, as well the maintenance of 800 military bases abroad, development of new weapons systems, and a nuclear rearmament program in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which the US ratified over 50 years ago. Sachs says no to NATO expansion and warns the US must seek a ceasefire in Ukraine and not start another proxy war with China over Taiwan. Peace is the path forward, according to Sachs.