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For Immediate Release

Medea Benjamin,
Ariel Gold,

Peace Activists and Elected Officials to Hold Emergency International Rally for Peace in Ukraine


What: Emergency Online Rally: No War in Ukraine
When: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST
Where: Zoom and YouTube

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the conflict has escalated to all-out war and could further escalate to a war between the world's two largest nuclear powers: Russia and the United States. In response to the crisis, a coalition of European and American peace groups -- CODEPINK, Stop the War Coalition, No to NATO Network and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament -- are organizing an emergency online discussion and rally.

Hosted by Medea Benjamin (CODEPINK) and Kate Hudson (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), this hour-long event will feature elected officials, intellectuals, journalists and peace activists from both sides of the Atlantic.

Speakers include:
Jeremy Corbyn, UK Member of Parliament
Daniele Obono, Member of the French National Assembly
Sevim Dagdelen, Member of the German Bundestag, Committee on Foreign Affairs
Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research
Lindsey German, UK Stop the War Coalition
Nora Garcia, Madrid Anti-NATO Peace Summit
Nina Potarska, Ukraine section of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Ludo de Brabander, Belgium Vrede and No to Nato Coalition
Nadezhda Azhgihina, Russian journalist, US-Russia Women's Call for Peace

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"We must come together across borders to demand the withdrawal of Russian troops and immediate talks to find a diplomatic solution," says Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK. "We call for a return to the Minsk agreement and assurances that Ukraine will not become part of NATO."

Peace Action is the United States' largest peace and disarmament organization with over 100,000 members and nearly 100 chapters in 34 states, works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs and encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights.