As the United States escalates the conflict with Russia over Ukraine and NATO expansion, what do Ukrainians want? Mainstream U.S. media has profiled a few Ukrainians in lockstep with the U.S., but what about those who don’t want to live in a warzone?
Dr. Yurii Sheliazhenko, executive secretary of the peace organization Ukrainian Pacifist Movement, outlines the demands for peace and diplomacy.
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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.