The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) released a statement on the war in Ukraine that condemned Russia’s invasion. But it has been attacked by the White House nonetheless for demanding the United States withdraw from NATO and “end the imperialist expansionism that set the stage for this conflict.” Austin Gonzalez, member of the National Political Committee of DSA, responds. He is joined by ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition National Organizer Walter Smolarek discussing the censorship of anti-NATO voices.
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Eugene Puryear is a longtime journalist and community organizer currently-based in New York City. Eugene helped to organize a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, he was a key leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, and a founder of the anti-gentrification group Justice First, the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project-D.C. Puryear is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, and spent five years in radio prior to helping found BT News.