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Every SAT (July & Aug). – Vigil for Peace and Diplomacy in Ukraine

July 16 @ 10:30 AM 12:30 PM

With the incorporation of traditionally neutral Finland and Sweden into NATO, the increased encirclement of Russia ensures that the war in Ukraine will be a long, protracted and brutal one, drawing in more countries in Europe and possibly the US in open conflict. The threat of a nuclear war is high. The antiwar movement needs to be urgently mobilized here in the US, in Europe, and worldwide.

Join us every Saturday in July and August from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. We’ll be holding a banner and signs, and distributing this flyer, urging a cease-fire and serious negotiations to end this war, which is killing thousands of people, displacing millions, and causing hunger, inflation, and increased militarism around the world.

With the incorporation of traditionally neutral Finland and Sweden into NATO, the increased encirclement of Russia ensures that the war in Ukraine will be a long, protracted and brutal one, drawing in more countries in Europe and possibly the US in open conflict. The threat of a nuclear war is high. The antiwar movement needs to be urgently mobilized here in the US, in Europe, and worldwide.

Brooklyn for Peace strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (see our statement.) However, we also believe the priority of the U.S. at this time should be the encouragement of a cease-fire and energetic diplomacy, designed to create long-term peace.

Recent useful articles:
The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis
(
John J. Mearsheimer, in   National Interest)
Ukraine Is The Latest Neocon Disaster
(Jeffrey Sachs, in Tikkun)
War in Ukraine Is Nowhere Near Ending. Here Are Possible Paths Ahead
(Rajan Menon, TomDispatch)
House Committee Adds $37 Billion to Biden’s $813 Billion Military Budget
(Kenny Stancil, CommonDreams)
NATO and A War Foretold (Medea Benjamin, CommonDreams)
NATO Scribes vs. Russian Artillery and Rockets (Ray McGovern, antiwar.com)

What can YOU do?
Join us on Saturday. July 2, to make our voice for peace as loud as possible, and to build the anti-war movement here in Brooklyn.
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