Rather than argue over how differently some of us are supporting people based on where they come from, we should argue over the strategies needed to move from “Ukrainian refugees welcome” to “all refugees welcome” and “freedom of movement.”
Ukraine voluntarily disarmed after inheriting an imposing nuclear arsenal after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Too bad everyone else didn’t.
Now is the time to build bridges of solidarity between pro-democracy activists fighting for democratic rights and freedoms.
We should be in agony today—people are dying because they want to live in a democracy, want to determine their own affairs. But that agony should, and can, produce real change.
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” — From “The Sermon on the Mount” [Interviewer’s Note: A man who has published more than 150 books and 1500 articles on peace and related issues; the founder of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment.; […]