What’s Really Going on
with the War in Ukraine?
In the midst of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, peace and social justice forces are concerned about how best to pursue peace in the region. The U.S. media has been hopelessly one-sided and does not contribute to our understanding of the history or current situation in Ukraine. To help us form a basis of common understanding on how to bring peace to this troubled region, we are hosting a forum of knowledgeable activists, experts in the region.
Zoltán Grossman, who is a longtime observer and writer on Eastern Europe, and is a Member of the Faculty in Geography and Indigenous Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and an activist/ scholar working on issues of ethnic nationhood, militarism, and natural resources.
Phyllis Bennis, who is a Program Director, at the Institute for Policy Studies, with a focus on U.S. Foreign Policy.
Moderator: Norman Stockwell, publisher of The Progressive magazine.
For more information, contact:
Madison Working Group on Peace in Ukraine
Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin
Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin
Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom [Madison]
Madison Veterans for Peace
A webinar hosted by The Progressive magazine
Streamed Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:00 – 8:30 CDT
Streamed at www.youtube.com/theprogressive
“In the question of Ukraine, in my view, there is no question that this was a provoked war. The US [govt] has been provoking Russia for many years, through NATO and on its own.
[Provoking] in terms of expanding NATO, in terms of bringing weapons right up to the Russian border… and it’s also true that Russia’s response, its militarized response of invasion and occupation of Ukraine was absolutely not inevitable; and in my view, absolutely illegal (as to international law and a whole host of ways.)
Saying that [the attack] was provoked does not mean that it is legitimate.
I think both those things are true.”