6-4-2022 Ook in de VS is de vredesbeweging in actie tegen de oorlog in Oekraïne. Het door vrouwen geleide CODEPINK is daarin bijzonder actief. Zij organiseert demonstraties op 9 april a.s. en een petitie. Daarbij vergeet ze niet dat ze is opgericht om de door de VS gevoerde oorlogen en de daarbij gepleegde misdrijven aan de kaak te stellen.
Oproep van CODEPINK:
The news coming Ukraine is horrific and heartbreaking: mass graves and civilian bodies scattered throughout the streets of Bucha and other cities.
This war has got to stop! Join the Saturday April 9 Global Day of Action to Stop the War in Ukraine: Ceasefire and Negotiated Settlement Now, Russian Troops Out, No NATO Expansion. Plan an April 9 protest in your city -- we can help you with outreach, signage, and posting the photos of your action -- and RSVP for the online rally at 9AM PT/12PM ET with Vijay Prashad, Noam Chomsky, Yanis Varoufakis, Medea Benjamin, MP Clare Daly, Tariq Ali and others.
Biden is right that Russia should be investigated for war crimes. But the U.S. has no credibility to call for such investigations, given U.S. crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. support for Israeli and Saudi war crimes, and the fact that the U.S. is not even a member of the International Criminal Court. It has been less than two years since the U.S. put sanctions on ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and senior ICC prosecution official Phakiso Mochochoko, and restricted visas to individuals "involved in the ICC's efforts to investigate US personnel."
The war in Ukraine has given the Biden administration an excuse to propose the largest military budget ever for FY2023: $813 billion! Tell Congress NO WAY!
While horrified by the atrocities taking place in Ukraine and calling for Russian troops to withdraw, we in the West must also address the role our countries have and are currently playing in exacerbating the conflict. Join us this Saturday, April 9, as we take to the streets and rally online at 9AM PT/12PM ET to say: Stop the War in Ukraine, Ceasefire and Negotiated Settlement Now, Russian Troops Out, No NATO Expansion!
Towards peace in Ukraine,
Medea and the entire CODEPINK team: Ariel, Ann, Audrey, Clay, Danaka, Emily, Farida, Jodie, Justina, Kelly, Leonardo, Marcy, Mark, Michelle, Nancy, Olivia, Paki, Samantha, Teri, Shea, and Suzie
P.S. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 6 at 5PM PT/8PM ET join Medea's report back from the women's delegation she was on last week in Afghanistan. RSVP here.