The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) along with the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Maryland Peace Action, Popular Resistance, and many other organizations will gather in Washington today at noon in front of the White House as part of an emergency mobilization of anti-war activists to express opposition to the unnecessary and extremely dangerous possibility of war in Ukraine. With a 39% job approval rating, more deaths from covid than during the Trump administration, and a failure to deliver on most of promises made during the 2020 presidential campaign, the intentional escalation of tensions by the United States with Russia appears as a clumsy attempt by the Biden administration and the Democratic Party to divert attention from the historic failures of the administration’s domestic policies.
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On October 20th, 2018, fifty-one years to the day of the famous 1967 March on the Pentagon, antiwar activists again rallied for peace outside the headquarters of a now declining empire. Among the speakers was Jill Stein, the 2016 Green Party presidential candidate, who told the crowd: “There’s not a lot of democracy going on out there because they’ve got the new McCarthyism going …. The era of censorship, of warmongering and of political suppression is back big time.” Stein’s speech was given as the Trump administration announced that the U.S. was pulling out of the Inter-Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia that placed a moratorium on mid- and short-range nuclear missiles.
“Is Russia urging Quebec to secede from Canada so that the province can join a military alliance led by Moscow? Evidently not. That would be comparable, and yet mild compared to the recent U.S. gambit led by Victoria Nuland aimed at bringing Ukraine into the Western orbit. (…) Russia professes no hostile ideology, and only seeks normal relations with the West. What more can it do? It is up to Americans to come to their senses.” - Diana Johnstone, Counterpunch