About a dozen activists from religious, peace, and justice groups marked the occasion of the Christian holy day of Ash Wednesday to promote diplomacy and non-violence between Russia and Ukraine. They also called for the diversion of military spending to address housing, hunger, and education needs in the U.S.
“We are here for sure to recognize the terrible leadership of Vladimir Putin. But we’re also here to remind people that if we had spent much of our funds that we spent on weapon making for diplomacy and improving conditions in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, etc., then we wouldn’t be here today with a crazed individual who has us on the precipice of possible atomic use.”
Read the full article “Peace and social justice groups call for diversion of military spending to human needs in the U.S.” on the WAER website.