More Than 100 Antiwar Groups Call on Biden to End Brinksmanship With Russia

In their joint statement on Tuesday, the 105 anti-war groups argued that the roots of the present crisis are “entangled in the failure of the U.S. government to live up to its promise made in 1990 by then-Secretary of State James Baker that NATO would expand not ‘one inch to the East.’”

“Since 1999, NATO has expanded to include numerous countries, including some that border Russia,” the groups noted. “Rather than dismissing out of hand the Russian government’s current insistence on a written guarantee that Ukraine will not become part of NATO, the U.S. government should agree to a long-term moratorium on any NATO expansion.”

Norman Solomon, national director of RootsAction.org, told Common Dreams on Tuesday that “the emergency that we now face is literally putting humanity’s survival at risk,” given the thousands of nuclear weapons the U.S. and Russia possess.

Truthout More Than 100 Antiwar Groups Call on Biden to End Brinksmanship With Russia

There are also plenty of nuclear plants in Ukraine, which if destroyed by war, will pour thousands of nuclear bomb equivalents worth of toxic radiation around the world, via melted out or blown up reactors and/or spent fuel pools.