2023-04-27 11:52:25

Medea Benjamin: Pentagon Leaks Show Ukraine War Is a Stalemate. Why Won't the U.S. Push for Peace?

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this week for the first time since Russia's invasion last year. The call comes two months after China put forward a 12-point peace plan to end the war, and Xi reportedly said negotiations are "the only viable way out" of the conflict. The Chinese president also offered to send a special envoy to Ukraine to help resolve the crisis. To talk more about the war in Ukraine and growing calls for negotiations, we are joined by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink and co-author of the new book War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict. "The world is calling for negotiations, and the U.S. keeps saying no," says Benjamin. "We are the ones who are holding up a peace process." Her latest piece in The Progressive is headlined "Pentagon Leaks Punch a Hole in the U.S. Propaganda War."

 

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