News Release

Left and Right Unite Against Ukraine War


Many from the political left and right are joining together at a rally — Rage Against the War Machine — at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, Feb. 19, the anniversary of the Ukraine War and President’s Day weekend.

After the rally, the protestors will march to the White House.

Speakers include: Ron Paul, author, physician and former Republican congressman from Texas; and Dennis Kucinich former Democratic congressman from Ohio and mayor of Cleveland.

The rally’s demands include:

* Not One More Penny for War in Ukraine

* Negotiate Peace

* Stop the War Inflation

* Disband NATO

* Global Nuclear De-Escalation

* Slash the Pentagon Budget

Among the speakers:

DANIEL McADAMS,, @RonPaulInstitut
McAdams is executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. He served as Dr. Paul’s congressional advisor on foreign affairs, intelligence, and civil liberties for 12 years on Capitol Hill. See video of his talks: “Foreign Policy Is Welfare for the Rich,” “How Not To Be a CIA Propagandist” and “How Russiagate Ruined Everything.”

DAVID SWANSON,, @davidcnswanson
Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is the director of World BEYOND War, a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.

He writes and edits — a recent piece there is titled “Homage to Russian War Resisters.”

David’s books on war and peace include War Is A Lie (a catalog of the types of falsehoods regularly told about wars) and War Is Never Just (a refutation of just war theory).

“Tragically,” said Swanson, “there are always people who opposed a past war and turn around and support a new one. So it’s critical to find people who supported past wars who will oppose one now.  But if we ever want to mobilize the activism required to de-fund the most expensive and destructive institution ever created, the U.S. military, we will have to come to an understanding that the problem is not any particular war. The problem is not any side of any particular war. The problem, the only thing we should be calling an enemy, is the very idea that there can be a right side in the toxic tango of organized mass murder that is every war. And time is not on our side; the risk of nuclear apocalypse is high and rising. So, we need to stand with anyone who will help advance the cry of Russia out of Ukraine — NATO out of existence!”

Correction: This news release initially incorrectly reported that Swanson wrote the piece “Homage to Russian War Resisters.” In fact, it was written by Lawrence Wittner.