ACTION: Hundreds of Global Protests Against US War over Ukraine

February 7th, 2022 - by CODEPINK & AntiKriegTV & Coop Anti-War Café Berlin

Peace with Russia Day of Action Around the World

WASHINGTON (February 5, 2022) — In cities across the US and around the world, CODEPINK and our allies took to the streets to demand an end to the drumbeat of war with Russia over Ukraine! We participated in actions and teach-ins around the country to resist the normalization of war and demand that not a single bullet or gun be sent to Ukraine!

No New Troops or Arms to Eastern Europe! Diplomacy Not War!

As organizations representing millions of people in the United States, we call upon President Biden to end the US role in escalating the extremely dangerous tensions with Russia over Ukraine. It is gravely irresponsible for the president to participate in brinkmanship between two nations that possess 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons.

For the United States and Russia, the only sane course of action now is a commitment to genuine diplomacy with serious negotiations, not military escalation — which could easily spiral out of control to the point of pushing the world to the precipice of nuclear war.

While both sides are to blame for causing this crisis, its roots are entangled in the failure of the US government to live up to its promise made in 1990 by then-Secretary of State James Baker that NATO would expand not “one inch to the East.” Since 1999, NATO has expanded to include numerous countries, including some that border Russia. Rather than dismissing out of hand the Russian government’s current insistence on a written guarantee that Ukraine will not become part of NATO, the US government should agree to a long-term moratorium on any NATO expansion.

Click here for photos and videos of the Peace with Russia Day of Action.

SUPPORT APPEAL: No War Against the Donbass:
Stop Demonizing Russia!

Heinrich Buecker / Coop Anti-War Café Berlin

BERLIN (February 5, 2022) — Against the background of the Ukraine crisis, the demonization of Russia is intensifying and is now threatening to openly escalate.

Russia is being threatened with ever-tougher sanctions, including the disruption of trade relations concerning gas and oil. Payment transactions are being threatened. Further, actual military conflict has become a possibility.
The West uses the narrative of accusing Russia of preparing for war and planning to invade Ukraine. It argues that Russia threatens Ukraine if it moves its troops on its own territory, something that is constantly promoted in the Western media as a sign of Russia’s aggressiveness. Only a few warning voices can be heard.

In fact, the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the EU are sending more and more military units to Ukraine and along the entire western border of Russia. That is why Moscow is now demanding concrete military and legal security guarantees from the USA and NATO.

Part of the crisis manifests itself in the difficult economic and political situation in Ukraine. Russia is demanding the establishment of substantial neutrality in the country. The Minsk II Agreement, which is recognized under international law, provides a pathway to a nonviolent and lasting solution to the intra-Ukrainian conflict.

The Western guarantor nations of Minsk-II, Germany and France, must finally demand that Ukraine negotiate with representatives of the Donbass republics with the aim of permanently resolving the conflict there by granting them domestic autonomy.

The USA, Britain and their allies must immediately end their provocations, including the training of Ukraine’s military, as well as halting arms sales and shipments to the country.

We call for an immediate de-escalation of the USA-EU-NATO crisis before it is too late. The threat to world peace on Russia’s western border must be addressed by the United Nations and subjected to the provisions of the UN Charter and other elements of international law.

We appeal to the German government to stand by its refusal to provide arms to Ukraine. We appeal to Germany to finally advocate at the Minsk negotiations that the intra-Ukrainian conflict parties should begin serious negotiations with each other.

We call on the USA and NATO to address Russia’s security needs under the 1997 NATO-Russia Act, which states that the right of self-determination of the participating states must not be at the expense of other participants.

We urge you to support and distribute this appeal. International solidarity is of the utmost importance, especially against the background of the coronavirus crisis.

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2.5. Berlin – Solidaridad con Rusia . Rede von Salvador Lopez, vorgelesen von Renate und Valmore Suarez, Frente Unido America Latina Berlin

Solidarität mit Russland – Stimme aus dem Irak. Kein Krieg gegen Donbass und Russland! 5.2. Berlin

Solidarität mit Russland! Solidaridad con Rusia! Frente Unido América Latina Berlin 5.2. CAST/DE
Soli-Erklärung vorgetragen von Nancy Larenas und Georg Daniels

Aufstehen für Russland! Harri Gruenberg, DIE LINKE, ehem. Mitglied d. Parteivorstandes. Berlin 5.2.

Union Political Emigrants & Political Prisoners of Ukraine – Peace to the people of Donbass! /Berlin

Solidarität mit Russland aus Berlin! 5.2. Ingrid Koschmieder, Freidenkerin #nowarwithrussia

Berlin 5.2. Russia International Solidarity Rally / Solidarität mit Russland!

Berlin 5.2. Solidarität mit Russland! Harri Gruenberg, DIE LINKE, ehem. Mitglied d. Parteivorstandes

Berlin 5.2. Russia Solidarity Rally Solidarität mit Russland! Elsa Rassbach, US-Aktivistin, CODEPINK

Berlin 5.2. Russia International Solidarity Rally / Solidarität mit Russland! Gerhard Mertschenk

International Solidarity!
War with Russia? Not in our Name!

(February 6, 2022) — antikriegTV