Are Progressive Caucus Leaders Pushing Toward War?

The entire 11-member leadership of the U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus1 has voted in favor of a House resolution2 that calls for isolation of Russia, urges the shipment of military weapons to the Ukrainian government, and encourages the United States and NATO to step up preparations for military confrontation with Russia.3
 
Missing from the Congressional resolution is the background of NATO expansion eastward to Russia's border in violation of the promise the United States made to Russia in 1989,4 as well as the U.S. support for a coup government in Ukraine and the attacks of that government's militias on ethnic Russians.
 
H. Res 758 denounces Russia for purchasing weapons, arming dictatorships, and allegedly invading sovereign nations -- all actions in which the United States routinely engages.
 
The resolution calls on President Obama "to provide the Government of Ukraine with lethal and non-lethal defense articles, services, and training," and demands that NATO prepare for war in defense of Ukraine as a NATO member. Ukraine is not a NATO member, but NATO is pushing hard for its inclusion.

We reject House Resolution 758's step toward war, and encourage Congress members to base their policy toward Russia on facts and diplomacy.


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11021 2.9 years ago Margaret Goodman Glen Mills , PA
11020 2.9 years ago Anonymous Prescott Valley, AZ
11019 2.9 years ago Christopher Judd CROPSEYVILLE, NY
11018 2.9 years ago Kristina Norman Yazoo city, MS
11017 2.9 years ago billie talamantes Stockton, CA
11016 2.9 years ago Simba Ryan Columbus, OH
11015 2.9 years ago Melanie Klamet Lawrencce, KS
11014 2.9 years ago Bruce Cook Sarasota, FL
11013 2.9 years ago Barbara Robinson Spokane, WA
11012 2.9 years ago Judy Lukasiewicz Santa Cruz, CA
11011 2.9 years ago ERIKA DAVIS WA NOT ANOTHER WAR! We cannot afford another war--not economically, not ecologically, not morally!!!!! Time for a paradigm change--war is never a solution for anything. NO MORE WARS!
11010 2.9 years ago Jennifer Baker Carrboro, NC
11009 2.9 years ago Kris Knoll Las Vegas, NV
11008 2.9 years ago Maeryn Boirionnach Woodland, CA
11007 2.9 years ago Fauna-June Fauth 97112, OR
11006 2.9 years ago Brenda Amick Talent, OR
11005 2.9 years ago Deborah Dickinson Fly Creek, NY
11004 2.9 years ago Alan McPherson Kewanna, IN
11003 2.9 years ago Doreen Miller Dorchester, MA A war against Russia would be the end of civilization as we know it. You do not meddle with a nuclear armed country. War is a choice based on profound ineptitude. Diplomacy must be the one and only...
11002 2.9 years ago lennart persson hayward , CA The cold war ended. In the 80s. With. Reagan and berlin wall.
We all need reconciliation
For a while. Regroup , or. Heal. And. See clearly first whos who. Yes. Lwp. R
11001 2.9 years ago Eloise Cranke Des Moines, IA
11000 2.9 years ago Tony Lofaso Anchorage, AK
10999 2.9 years ago Lachlan Graham ot
10998 2.9 years ago Holly McDuffie Los Angeles, CA
10997 2.9 years ago Billie McFadden Las Vegas, NV
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Footnotes:
1. Progressive Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs: Keith Ellison, Raúl Grijalva. First Vice Chair: Mark Pocan. Vice Chairs: Matt Cartwright, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, Michael Honda, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Mark Takano. Whip: Barbara Lee.
2. Roll call of the vote.
3. Text of the House resolution.
4. Foreign Affairs: How the West Broke Its Promise to Moscow