WHAT: First anti-Ukraine war protest in MOCO and suburbs
WHO: The young people of BIPOC MOCO GND Interns and Sunrise MOCO; Veterans For Peace MOCO
WHERE: Silver Spring Farmers Market (Fenton and Ellsworth)
WHEN: Noon, Saturday, June 25
WHY: Saturday is an international day of protest to stop the war in Ukraine by a coalition of dozens of national and local organizations, PeaceInUkraine.org.
Advocates of a Green New Deal for MOCO abhor the Russian destruction of Ukraine. We call upon the US to undertake immediate negotiations with Russia to stop the war to save Ukrainian lives and for the US instead to invest in a Green New Deal. A GND is required to save the climate and solve the interconnected problems of poverty, racism, health care, housing and the like.
QUOTE: “As a US veteran of combat in Vietnam, I know first hand what people in the Ukraine are experieincing in this war. In order to prevent the unnecessary deaths of thousands more Ukrainians—and all of humanity in a nuclear war--the US needs to negotiate an end to this war. Ultimately, only the two nuclear and military superpowers will resolve this crisis. The US needs to re-focus on the spiraling climate catastrophe and address it with a Green New Deal,” says Jim Driscoll.
Dr. Jim Driscoll, retired MIT professor and decorated, disabled, Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, is a lifetime member of the Veterans For Peace and its Climate Crisis and Militarism Project. He is the founder of the BIPOC GND MOCO Internship.
Silver Spring Farmers Market (Fenton and Ellsworth)
1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States,