The United National Anti-war Coalition has called for emergency demonstrations in the U.S. against a new war over Ukraine and for U.S./NATO forces to get out and stay out of the region. The following is the text of the call and a list in formation of the endorsing national and international organizations; there are also individual and local organization endorsers. Readers can find out more about the demonstrations at unacpeace.org or iacenter.org.
Call for Emergency Anti-war Actions, May 9 to May 26
U.S./NATO war moves in Eastern Europe, the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea — the borders of Russia — are a danger to the whole world. Positioning destroyers and missiles, scheduling war games, and imposing sanctions (an act of war) risk wider war.
We are deeply disturbed by the expansion of the U.S.-commanded NATO military alliance and U.S. recognition and speedy grant of billions in loans to a right-wing coup government in Ukraine, which overthrew the elected government. This illegal government has used fascist violence against all forms of peoples’ resistance in Ukraine.
By more than 2 to 1, the population in the U.S. is against another war and opposed to U.S. military moves or aid to the coup government in Ukraine (April 28 Pew/USA Today poll).
We must make our voices heard. The time to act is now!
We need jobs, health care and social services, not another war.
We urge nationally coordinated anti-war actions across the U.S. and internationally — protests, vigils, teach-ins, anti-war resolutions and visits to offices of elected officials.
From May 9 to May 26 let us act together, in unity, as a powerful voice against the threat of another war.
Ukraine National Actions May 9-26 endorsements (list in formation)
National and International groups:
United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC); International Action Center; CodePink; ANSWER Coalition; U.S. Peace Council; Veterans For Peace; Alliance for Global Justice; BAYAN, USA; Black Agenda Report; International League for Peoples Struggles.
Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; May 1 Worker & Immigrant Rights Coalition; Lynne Stewart Defense Committee; Colectivo Honduras USA Resistencia; Pakistan USA Freedom Forum; Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST); People’s Power Assembly; People’s Organization for Progress; WarIsACrime.org; The Move Organization; International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox.
Swedish Peace Council; Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space; Jeannette Rankin Peace Center; U.S. Friends of the Soviet People; Coop Antiwar Café, Berlin, Germany; Contemporanity & Objective thought, Kharkov, Ukraine; Labor Art and Mural Project; Solidarity; AAW France (Americans Against the War); Middle East Crisis Response; Emergency Labor Network; Granny Peace Brigade; Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO), Vancouver, Canada; Labor Fightback Network; Ukrainian National Committee for Freedom of the Cuban Five Heroes; German Freethinkers Association.