Hundreds of progressive trade unionists have signed the following statement from US Labor Against the War.
The statement reads- in part “ We who founded, helped to build, and supported U.S. Labor Against the War beginning in 2003 now condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, just as we condemned the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. We offer our heartfelt concern and compassion for the people of Ukraine suffering from the dislocations, destruction, and death of this unjust war. We express our solidarity with the working people of Ukraine and Russia, including those who have bravely demonstrated, in their streets and in battle, their opposition to Russia’s aggression.
With them, we call for an immediate ceasefire, withdrawal of all Russian forces from Ukraine and the resolution of the conflict through intensive diplomatic negotiations that respect Ukrainian sovereignty, address Russian security concerns, disarm all neo-nazi and ultra-nationalist elements, and respect the rights of all sectors of Ukrainian society.”
In full disclosure Frank Emspak, reporter on this story, was also a signatory to the statement.
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