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.


76-100 of 11221 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your comment if ...
11146 2.8 years ago Amir Maasoumi Mtl, ME
11145 2.8 years ago Anonymous Montréal, QC
11144 2.8 years ago Anthony Massa NY
11143 2.8 years ago Ellen Jamieson Leonia, NJ
11142 2.8 years ago Yasin Sadeqi Antwerp, ot
11141 2.8 years ago Henry Lowendorf New Haven, CT The resolution Congress voted to support buys into Cold War lies, ahistorical assertions that belie US aggressions and continues US foreign and military policies on an arc of wanton global destructi...
11140 2.8 years ago Christopher Herlihy Boston, MA Escalation will only bring more violence and suffering to Ukraine, and possibly it could spread.
11139 2.8 years ago Jessica Coco Jersey City, NJ
11138 2.8 years ago Antonio ARTUSO Laval, QC Progressive people should fight for democracy and peace, and not for Fascism and War. The so-called "Progressive Caucus" should work to encourage U.S. capitalists and the State. Throughout the wor...
11137 2.8 years ago Traian Cainaru Buffalo, NY
11136 2.8 years ago David Maynard Thonotosassa, FL
11135 2.8 years ago Kelly McConnell Los Angeles, CA NATO Out of Ukraine!
11134 2.8 years ago Traian Cainaru Buffalo, NY Spend money on the money here for the poor!
11133 2.8 years ago Donald Currie Slocan, BC
11132 2.8 years ago Michael Kolassa Brooklyn, NY
11131 2.8 years ago MARTIN SAWMA Buffalo, NY
11130 2.8 years ago dean gunderson Arden Hills, MN My father fought in WW2 against fascists, I do not see why now we want to come to their defense.
11129 2.8 years ago Mary Jamison Bayside, NY No one in Congress, let alone in the Progressive Caucus, should support HR758
11128 2.8 years ago Anonymous Las Vegas, NV
11127 2.8 years ago David Cotner Ventura, CA
11126 2.8 years ago Rodrigo Dominguez Orange, CA
11125 2.8 years ago Loren Sterman Portland, OR
11124 2.8 years ago Ken Roberts Roberts Dobbs Ferry, NY
11123 2.8 years ago Francisco J Salazar El Paso, TX
11122 2.8 years ago Patricia Nadreau Tomah, WI
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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