July 2, 2022

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Humanity’s priority: stop war and avoid nuclear catastrophe

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Around the world, people are watching the horrors of war unfold in real time as the Russian military continues its invasion of Ukraine. The immediate chaos unleashed on the people of Ukraine is unbearable, and the threat of nuclear war has once again forced humanity to confront the possibility of mutually assured destruction; we need to do whatever we can to stop the bloodshed now and avert worldwide catastrophe. With permission from the event organizers, The Real News is publishing this panel discussion—recorded on Feb. 28 and cosponsored by RootsAction.org, Progressive Democrats of America, and World Beyond War—about the need for people to take action and fight for peace before it’s too late.

Speakers include: Ira Helfand, MD, co-chair of Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee and co-president of PSR’s global federation, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Cynthia Lazaroff, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy; Roxane Assaf-Lynn, writer, scholar, journalist, and social media co-coordinator for RootsAction.org; David Swanson, author, activist, journalist, host of "Talk Nation Radio," director of World Beyond War, and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org; Alan Minsky, executive director of Progressive Democrats of America, lifelong activist, and longtime progressive journalist; and Greta Zarro, organizing director for World Beyond War.

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Post-Production: Cameron Granadino

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