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We Need an International Antiwar Movement, and Not Cheerleaders for the Weapons Industry

A ceasefire between the warring parties, a Russian withdrawal, a halt to arms shipments, a negotiated peace, and an end to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This is what the international left should be organizing around in regard to the Russia-Ukraine war. It shouldn’t be calling for stepped up arms shipments to Ukraine’s military or defending Moscow’s invasion. When this war is stopped, the most likely situation for the vast majority of Ukrainian working people will be one where their greatest enemy could well be the Ukrainian government. Likewise, if the war goes on long enough, the greatest enemy of the vast majority of Russian working people could well be their government. The oligarchs in both nations will still be oligarchs, while the Russian and Ukrainian people will bear the human, financial and other costs of the war.