Only a decisive defeat of Putinism — with its toxic mix of despotism, corruption, right-wing nationalism, and devil-may-care extractivism — would offer the world some sliver of hope when it comes to restoring some measure of planetary balance.
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But if the war does not end soon, its dangers will increase. Negotiations need to begin... “To make concessions to Russia would be submitting to aggression,”... “To make none would be submitting to insanity.”
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Opposition to U.S. adventurism is principled. But this is Putin’s adventurism, and the left must stand firmly against it....Supporting the defense of Ukraine is the right thing for the global left to do. Even if our own government is doing it.
Although providing food and employment to tens of thousands might seem the right thing to do, Chief Executive Chris Kempczinski said in a letter to employees, "it is impossible to ignore the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine."