Conversation on Ukraine, NATO expansion, and next steps for the peace movement Jan 27

Event Dates: 
01/27/22

Thursday, Jan 27th @ 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT 

Join David Swanson, Executive Director of World Beyond War, and PDA's Marcy WinogradJim Carpenter, and Hanieh Jodat Barnes for a conversation on Ukraine, NATO expansion, and next steps for the peace movement in this time of crisis.  

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is executive director of World BEYOND War and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk World Radio, and is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

Register now for PDA's Emergency Town Hall this Thursday at 8pm ET, 5pm PT. Tell all your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors. Healthcare not warfare!

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In the meantime, Take Action to Stop War with Russia Today!

Email the White House

President Biden, we cannot risk a military confrontation between the United States and Russia, the world's most heavily armed nuclear nations. Do not send more troops to Eastern Europe to provoke Russia into a regional or world war that would spell disaster. Instead, call for a moratorium on NATO expansion, pull back our troops and missiles on Russia's borders, and seek a negotiated solution to the current crisis. Ukraine's people are divided and must decide their fate without U.S. intervention. After the fall of the Soviet Union, we could have dissolved NATO to ensure peace, but instead added 11 more countries once Soviet republics or Warsaw Pact members to NATO, forging closer ties between Russia and China and continuing a Cold War that threatens to break out into a hot war. Do not listen to the warmongers in Congress or in your administration. Advance peace through diplomacy. 

Call your House Member - Capitol Hill Switchboard (202) 224-3121

Dear Representative _________

As your constituent in zip code _____, I urge you to write or sign on to a Member of Congress letter to President Biden, urging the President not to send more troops and weapons to Eastern Europe to risk war with Russia. Additionally, I ask you to NOT sign on to Congressman Meek's dangerous legislation H.R. 6470 to further embroil the U.S. militarily but to introduce legislation supporting a moratorium on NATO expansion.

Write to CNN

I object to your hawkish and irresponsible coverage of the Ukraine crisis. Instead of featuring pro-war generals and pundits, invite guests to explain how NATO expansion and U.S. militarization have exacerbated tension in Eastern Europe. Your viewers deserve to hear another side to this story.

Thank you

Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America

Marcy Winograd and Jim Carpenter, Co-Chairs of End Wars And Occupations

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Sent to WNPJ by Jim Carpenter of Milwaukee, PDA member - Jim Carpenter <jcmilwgr@yahoo.com