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local peace & justice organization, WILPF, to deliver petition Wed. May 24,2:30 to Anna Eshoo's downtone office, in solidarity with the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, urging Biden, Putin and Zelensky to participate in peace talks and ceasefire in Ukraine

Original post made by Cherrill Spencer, Barron Park, on May 23, 2023

"The petition, published as a full-page ad in a newspaper widely read by Congress, The Hill, reads, “The longer the war goes on, the greater the danger of spiraling escalation which can lead to a wider war, environmental devastation and nuclear annihilation.”
The petition reinforces the efforts of global leaders who are involved in peace initiatives and reflects the growing U.S. public skepticism about continued U.S. support for the war. It calls on Representative Eshoo to issue a public
statement calling on Biden, Putin and Zelensky to support an immediate ceasefire and peace negotiations without preconditions.
U.S. peace activists will bring the petition to the upcoming International Summit for Peace in Ukraine on June 10-11th in Vienna, a global gathering to amplify the urgent call for a ceasefire in a war that poses the risk of nuclear annihilation. 
The petition featured in the ad was signed by leaders of national and international organizations such as CODEPINK, Defuse Nuclear War, Veterans for Peace, U.S. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,rogressive Democrats of America, RootsAction, World Beyond War and the Ukrainian Movement of Pacifists.
The petition was also signed by prominent authors, historians and diplomats, among them Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower; Medea Benjamin, co-author, “War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict;” Jeffrey Sachs, economist, global leader in sustainable development; Matthew Hoh, Eisenhower Media Network, former Marine Corps officer and State Department and Defense official; Col. Ann Wright, former State Department official; Jack Matlock, former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union; Norman Solomon, founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, Dr. Cornel West, author, “Race Matters”-”Democracy
Matters, and others.
There is obvious that there is a stalemate in the fighting in Ukraine and
neither side will prevail, so to avoid even further loss of life and infrastructure damage the two sides should call a ceasefire and commence serious negotiations for a peaceful resolution.”

Comments (6)

Posted by Erica Lange
a resident of Woodside
on May 24, 2023 at 7:48 am

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"...the two sides should call a ceasefire and commence serious negotiations for a peaceful resolution.”

^ Impossible because neither side wants to make any concessions regarding territorial geography.

In time, most Americans will grow weary of supporting the Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Putin is playing a waiting game and hoping that former POTUS45 will be elected president in 2024 because the two men apparently have a mutual respect for one another.

Posted by Bryce Leake
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 24, 2023 at 8:59 am

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Perhaps it is time to consider defunding this war.

Posted by Logically Speaking
a resident of Midtown
on May 24, 2023 at 1:08 pm

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The Ukraine conflict is more of a concern to the neighboring countries concerned about Russian expansion into their respective regions.

This is not America's problem providing that cordial diplomatic ties are maintained with Russia.

Posted by SteveDabrowski
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 27, 2023 at 4:25 pm

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Perhaps they should clearly identify themselves as the Neville Chamberlain Brigade. Appeasing Putin as their namesake did with Hitler. What basis is there for negotiation? Giving Putin anything belonging to Ukraine in exchange for some false promise of ending the war will only serve to ensure it resumes a later day when Putin is able to rearm and make his forces stronger. This has to play out to an end, just as the war with Hitler had to play out, to the bitter end.

Posted by Mondoman
a resident of Green Acres
on May 31, 2023 at 3:39 am

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"There is obvious that there is a stalemate in the fighting in Ukraine and neither side will prevail"

Not so obvious, so why support Putin's land grab by throwing Ukraine under the bus?

Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm

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I wish instead of Biden signing off on the hostage negotiations (known as "ceiling debt fever") he would outright say he's raising funding for more war, while "capping" government spending. So we know where we stand as a nation. He's the carnival barker, saying he's not going to increase government spending. So why are we spending more money to fund the war in Ukraine?

We said "yes" when we paid (and are still paying for) inflated gas prices. If we really don't want to help Ukraine, start walking. Ukraine is completely ready to let us fall into the abyss of unrecoverable debt to help them.

The bloom fell off the rose when after we paid $30 billion outright to let Ukraine do with it as they please, we kept a straight face and didn't "out" the Joker in our midst. I have too many opinions on this subject and not enough intel to know if we are being had by Ukraine AND Russia in this game.

I have friends from Ukraine. They tell me there is nothing left of Ukraine. If the bombs stopped today, there is nothing left of it to rebuild. Nothing to rebuild WITH. Antiquities, historic buildings, cultural icons ... blown to smithereens. This is a game of war for war's sake. Because war improves the economy, some people say. Ukraine is an idea. A myth. There is no rabbit to pull out of a hat to say "Here it is! Ukraine is alive and well!" Ukraine is the size of Texas. To put it in perspective. Unless we are planning on annexing it, we have no business there.

This is a distraction to divert attention from Social Security. They are re-calculating the formulation of benefits. Next, it will be you. You can look at the way they are changing the calculation of benefits, here: Web Link Bend over points.

SS was never designed to be a retirement plan. Those who counted on it that way will find themselves struggling.

Ukraine will help our elders, eh?

My opinion and $15 will get you a dozen glazed krispy kreme donuts.

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