Dear readers and friends,
Your help is urgently needed at this time.
Struggle-La Lucha’s John Parker is in the Lugansk People’s Republic, reporting from the frontline of the U.S./NATO proxy war in Ukraine. John is interviewing Donbass residents who’ve lived under eight years of Ukrainian bombing and occupation, bearing witness to war crimes committed by Ukraine in the name of NATO expansion. He’s traveling alongside Ukrainian activists forced into exile after the U.S.-backed Maidan coup in 2014.
Despite considerable expense, logistical challenges and personal risk to himself, John undertook this journey because it is so important for workers and oppressed communities here to get factual information about the conflict that is being censored by Washington, the corporate monopoly media and Big Tech social media companies. He knows that the people’s movement must challenge the U.S. government’s diversion of billions of dollars needed for housing, education, health care and pandemic control at home to a bloody war for Big Energy profits. Washington’s alliance with neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Ukraine must be exposed as we continue the fight racist police terror here.
John Parker brings considerable know-how to the job. He is currently the Socialist Unity Party candidate for U.S. Senate in California on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. In the past, he traveled to other hot spots in countries targeted by U.S. imperialism, including Iraq and Sudan alongside former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. Most recently, he attended the inauguration of President Xiomara Castro in Honduras at the invitation of the Libre Party.
Struggle-La Lucha’s coverage of the war crisis in Ukraine and Donbass has been absolutely unique in the U.S. Our writers have followed the anti-fascist struggle of the Donbass republics and Ukrainian underground for many years. We raised the alarm last year that Washington was deliberately creating a situation that would force Russia to respond militarily to prevent a genocidal Ukrainian invasion of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. While other alternative media quickly fell in line with the U.S. anti-Russia narrative, we continue to fearlessly speak out and print the truth: that Washington’s proxy war against Russia threatens not only the people of Donbass and Ukraine, but Europe, Asia, Africa, in fact the whole world.
It’s not just words. We organized the first webinar to bring the voices of Donbass to the U.S. anti-war movement; held protests and community educational events when larger anti-war groups were unwilling to take the streets; and now, John Parker’s visit to Russia and Donbass to bring a message of solidarity to the people resisting the U.S. and NATO and to bring back truthful information to people here at home.
We need your help to keep doing this vital work. Because of U.S. sanctions and restrictions, travel to the region costs thousands of dollars. Please donate generously to help cover the cost of John’s trip to the front line and enable us to continue this essential work.
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A huge thank you,
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