March 28 @ 2 PM Pacific Time
News and Letters Committees invites you to a zoom meeting on:
The bravery of Ukrainians echoed in Russia, where protesters in over 50 cities denounced the war, knowing that they risked arrest, blacklisting, even torture and death, which Putin’s regime has often dealt to dissidents. At the war’s start over 1,700 “No to War” protesters were arrested as the open defiance of the regime spread to many other forms of expression….
Within days over 6,000 were arrested. By March 8 the number rose to 13,500. Many more signed open letters against the war: 6,000 medical workers, 3,400 architects and engineers, 500 teachers, 1,500 graduates of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. A Russian feminist group announced International Women’s Day would be a day of protest against the war….
Putin’s Russian imperialism is a manifestation of a desperate capitalist system that can’t provide for its population….The ultimate currency now is militarism. The means of total destruction are much greater than at the time of the global capitalist collapse of the 1930s Great Depression and its deglobalization, which led to the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. The scale of Putin’s brutality toward a neighboring country revives this gruesome memory.
Discussion following a talk by Ron Kelch, author of “Putin’s brutal war in Ukraine puts the future of humanity in doubt” in the current issue of News & Letters
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