Why Do Some on the Left Excuse Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine?
President Joe Biden signed into law a $40 billion aid package to fund security, humanitarian, and economic aid to Ukraine. While progressive lawmakers like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and House Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voted for the bill, some activists criticized the move.
The left has been split on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with some compelled to oppose any Western-backed position and others insisting that Ukraine has the right to sovereignty and self-determination.
Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.
Missed an episode? Check out Rising Up on FSTV VOD anytime, or visit the show page for the latest clips.
#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change.
#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org
Sign up for Our Newsletter
Get updates about the policies and topics that matter the most to you. Progressive news directly to your email.