The war in Ukraine tragically goes on and on, creating enormous suffering, most intensely inside Ukraine, but also across Russia, and, with soaring energy prices and grain shortages, around the planet. The United States continues to send billions of dollars worth of military weapons to Ukraine, generating enormous profits for the war industry.
This webinar will examine how US military contractors and the energy companies are benefiting from the war, their influence in government policies, and how we can oppose the war profiteers and politicians who are content to see this war drag on and on.
Medea Benjamin is a co-founder of CODEPINK and the fair trade advocacy group Global Exchange. She is the author of Drone Warfare, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection and Inside Iran. In 2012, she was awarded the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation’s Peace Prize; she is also recipient of the 2014 Gandhi Peace Award and the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Nicolas J. S. Davies is the author of Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq. He has written extensively for Huffington Post, Alternet, Consortium News, Common Dreams, Salon, The Progressive, and Foreign Policy in Focus.
Dan Kovalik teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects. He is the author of several books, including his most recent Nicaragua: A History of US Interventions and Resistance. He recently addressed the UN Security Council on the conflict in Ukraine.
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