The illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russia must be stopped. But even more importantly, this war cannot be allowed to escalate.

By Charles Lenchner

The day after Ukrainian President Zelensky asked the U.S. Senate to establish a no-fly zone, we met to talk about how to end the war. Speakers at this event have enormous combined expertise in anti-war, social movements, and international solidarity work. With Sevim Dağdelen, Bill Fletcher Jr., Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Ann Wright. 

The shocking invasion of Ukraine by Russia has impacts that will reverberate around the world for some time. In addition to our deep concern for the victims of this unjust war, we think there is an important opening for greater cooperation between peace forces in Europe North America. What can we do to end this war swiftly? What can we do to prevent the next one? This live broadcast aired on on the Global Day of Action for Peace in Ukraine (3/6/2022). Co-sponsored by the American Committee for US-Russia AccordCodePinkJust Foreign Policy, World BEYOND War, and Progressive Democrats of America.

The latest from peace activists about the current moment. How are we organizing to end the war between Ukraine and Russia?

Sevim Dağdelen
Member of the Bundestag in Germany since 2005. In parliament she is on the Foreign Affairs Committee and Spokeswoman for International Policy and Disarmament for the Left Party.

Bill Fletcher Jr.
Former president of TransAfrica Forum and a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies. He is the author of several books, a syndicated columnist, and a regular media commentator on television, radio and the Web.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editorial director and publisher of The Nation magazine, columnist for the Washington Post. She is president of the American Committee for U.S.-Russia Accord.

Ann Wright
Peace activist and retired U.S. Army Colonel. She spent 29 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. She was a diplomat in the State Department for 16 years. She resigned in 2003 in protest of the U.S.invasion of Iraq.

We also heard from Norman Solomon, (Executive Director of RootsAction) Alan Minsky (Progressive Democrats of America) and Marcy Winograd (Code Pink).