corner of Daley Plaza & State of Illinois Building
Clark and Randolph, Chicago
NATO now spends $1 trillion a year in arms and facilities, and much of that has been thrust into eastern European border nations next to Russia. Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland admitted the US has a number of military biolabs in Ukraine.
Corporate Military contractor stocks hit a 52-week high right after Russian invasion of Ukraine:
This war would end today if the US would commit to the Minsk Agreement and if Ukraine agreed not to join NATO and exist as a neutral state. The US military is using Ukraine as a pawn to attack Russia.
War in Ukraine could lead to a major nuclear confrontation between the US and Russia, similar to the Cuban missile crisis, which almost caused a world holocaust.
The US people have nothing to gain from a new US war. Only the big banks and corporations, especially the arms industry, stand to benefit, as President Eisenhower warned when he warned of the military-industrial complex more than 60 years ago.
Sanctions on Russia will hurt us, not just the Russian people. Already we are experiencing inflation and record gas prices, which will soon drive up prices for most goods and services.
Shouldn’t the US be spending billions on ending global warming, not on feeding a new war? We need money for health care, for jobs, $15 an hour minimum wage, modernized infrastructure, affordable education and housing. We now fund the military and subsidize military contractors $814 billion a year, while government student debt forgiveness has amounted to only $17 billion. HUD says $20 billion would end homelessness; Hunger Free America says the cost of ending hunger is $25 billion; $5.6 billion would pay to replace all Chicago’s lead pipes.
This emergency protest is organized by people from different anti-war organizations. For more information, Stan Smith 773-322-3168, firstname.lastname@example.org