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Philadelphia: No war anywhere, Russia out of Ukraine, No to NATO

Our numbers are growing. Before you attend make sure to be prepared to follow all appropriate Philadelphia Health Department protocols regarding COVID we are still in a Pandemic and as of this writing, Cases are on the rise in Philly (though we hope this is a temporary blip and they will drop again soon) 

Also, there are a lot of conflicting opinions on the appropriate response to the Ukrainian War even among members of the US peace movement so we post here the positions of our organization and respectfully ask that if you attend this event please do your best to NOT undermine this platform. 

This is a Peace Vigil; We will rally and hear a couple of speakers, and display signs for passing motorists, passersby and any media we are successful and getting out. Then we will proceed, as a group, hopefully there will be enough of us to March to the Federal Building to meet up with another group that will be rallying at across from the liberty bell.. Let's all hope for good weather.. Unless the weather is super bad this will go on rain of shine so cheak the weather forcast and dress appropriatly. Here is our platform:

This conflict has no military solution. Pro-peace Americans should press their representatives to call for diplomacy not military escalation. 

Peace Action condemns the deployment of Russian troops into the Donbas and calls for all parties to implement an immediate ceasefire. We have long opposed these types of illegal and unilateral military interventions, often by our own U.S. government, as fundamental threats to a more peaceful world. Our hearts go out to all those threatened by this violence. 

This intervention risks escalation and a catastrophic war. Now, while the window for diplomacy may be narrowed, we call on all parties to rally and redouble efforts to seek a diplomatic solution. We agree with President Biden’s recognition that U.S. troops do not belong in the conflict. 

Ultimately we believe that once a settlement is reach one of our next objectives will be to disband NATO and work toward a new international security order that includes the security needs of every country.

A framework for Diplomacy: 

  • Renewed and intensified negotiations to end the conflict in the Donbasalong the lines of the Minsk agreements.
  • A sustainable security assurance agreement for Ukraine that guarantees Ukrainian independence and sovereignty while keeping Ukraine militarily neutral(i.e. not in NATO). 
  • Talks between the U.S., NATO, and Russia to create a new, more stable, European common security architecture. This could include agreements on military activities, military exercises, military bases, reduction of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, as well as military to military mechanisms to prevent escalation-prone incidents and other conflict prevention mechanisms. 
  • Transform the current crisis: initiate diplomacy to address common challenges where the US, Russia and all parties have common interests in addressing the climate catastrophe, the pandemic, and violent extremism.




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