The Global Peace Collective of the RMPJC is well aware of the Ukraine crisis and the danger of war which it entails. We are doing everything in our power to prevent this from happening. Three weeks ago, we issued the following statement on the Ukraine crisis:
The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center opposes inclusion of Ukraine within NATO. NATO membership would provide neither security nor well-being to the Ukrainian people. On the contrary, it would sharply escalate conflict with Russia, and it could lead to war, possibly even nuclear war. Moreover, inclusion of Ukraine within NATO violates assurances that enabled unification of Germany and removal of Soviet troops from eastern Europe. A stable resolution to the current Ukrainian discord requires that (a) the country remain neutral in international affairs, (b) eastern regions (now in rebellion) receive substantial autonomy, and (c) recognizing Russian as one official language of Ukraine.
We have distributed this statement to all local media, and we have sent it to our elected representatives. We are trying to meet with our congresspeople to talk about the Ukraine crisis and to criticize U.S. policies and actions in Eastern Europe.
Please see below for upcoming events, action alerts, and resources regarding the Ukraine crisis.
Join us this Saturday 2/5 at 12:30pm outside of Representative Neguse’s office in Boulder, as we demonstrate to express strong opposition to war over Ukraine and opposition to aggressive US-NATO policy. These actions generate a new Cold War and even flirt with the possibility of nuclear war. We are urging Congressman Neguse to attend the demonstration, or to provide a statement on the Ukraine crisis that can be read at the demonstration.
When: Saturday, February 5th at 12:30pm
Where: Representative Joe Neguse’s Office at 503 Walnut Street (Suite 300)
The RMPJC Global Peace Collective has submitted an open letter to Representative Neguse, calling on him to stand against U.S. escalation of the Ukraine conflict