Yesterday, Ukrainian and Russian officials held another round of high-level negotiations in Turkey. Ukraine says it will accept neutral status and be a non-nuclear country and Russia says it will reduce some military activity “to increase mutual trust.” While these developments give some reason for optimism, Biden’s proposed FY2023 does the opposite.
What are the implications for humanity as a whole?
“Since armies can reach each other regardless of the thousands of miles which lie between them friends have to show that they are just as independent from spatial distances as enemies so let’s continue shooting our long-distance missiles of friendship to each other in order to show that those who are inventive only in order to destroy that we are just as able to nullify space as they are.” Gunter Anders
A Tale of Two Wars: Biden Decries Russian Atrocities in Ukraine While Backing Saudi/UAE War in Yemen
CodePink. “Why is there such a disparity between coverage of the war on Ukraine vs. the war on Yemen? Coverage of Yemen reveals the US and UK’s complicity in creating the humanitarian crisis. Coverage of Ukraine constructs the US, the UK, & their allies as the ‘saviors of democracy.’” [as quoted on Democracy Now!]
Media news and analyses the mainstream corporate media doesn’t deliver: Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace
Russia-Ukraine War: Mairead McGuire, Hedges, Glenn Greenwald, John Pilger, UNAC, Diana Johnstone; Palast: Voter Rights; Taibbi: Orwell Was Right; Bill McKibben: Climate Crisis; Away with Borders!; Dred Scott, George Floyd; MAUS; and more…
30 Nonviolent Things Russia Could Have Done and 30 Nonviolent Things Ukraine Could Do, by David Swanson
Instead of hyped military spending:
Fund educational programs across the world on the value of cultural diversity in friendships and communities, and the abysmal failures of racism, nationalism, and Nazism.
Organizing to end the Russia-Ukraine War
The U.S. is censoring media, which affects our access to information. This outright censorship is a slippery slope could too easily lead directly to state censorship of media in the U.S. and is frightening in relation to freedom of the press/media/speech, the cornerstone of American democracy.
With the information in the latest UN report, McKibben makes an impassioned plea for immediate action to address the climate crisis.
Don’t give in to the fear-mongering; stand up and tell the truth to end militarism.
Incidents like these are a recurring nightmare for Black people. But it is especially tragic in a city where an effort to replace the police force with a Department of Public Safety informed by a public health approach was voted down amidst exaggerated rhetoric warning about the impact of “defunding” on public safety.
The new vote-fixing game in Georgia By Greg Palast for FlashPoints February 12, 2022 Once again, it’s down to Georgia in the November 2022 midterm elections. Senator Reverend Warnock is running for reelection, and Stacey Abrams is running for governor against the incumbent Brian Kemp. It’s not a question of who’s going to win. The GOP’s […]
Chris Hedges, Veterans for Peace, Abby Martin with Brian Becker, Robert Parry on Nuland, Ralph Nader, Jeff Cohen, Medea Benjamin
“The U.S. continues to fuel the Saudis War on Yemen. Join us to understand this conflict and ways to end U.S. involvement with two knowledgeable and committed activists.”
Part 2: Where is the world class museum? Black Lives Minneapolis: Dred Scott and George Floyd, by Susu Jeffrey
Jim Crow laws or “black codes” began with the 13th Amendment as local and state legal restrictions and lasted on paper or in-practice ever since. “Jim Crow” was a black minstrel figure.
“This is URGENT! We are horrified at the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. We must come together across borders to demand a diplomatic solution to the present crisis.”
WAMM has a proud history of saying “never a U.S. military intervention or war without an opposition.” By Kristin Dooley, WAMM Director Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) was founded on January 16, 1982 at a conference at the Newman Center, which once stood on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN) in […]