The ongoing war in Ukraine is a humanitarian disaster with tremendous geopolitical, economic, social, and climate-related repercussions that are being felt throughout the world. How have these horrific events come to pass? What will the short-term and long-term effects be on the people of Ukraine, the people of Russia, and on the global political order? And what does a principled, internationalist, anti-imperialist left response to the war in Ukraine look like?In this special discussion, world-renowned linguist and analyst Noam Chomsky speaks with legendary activist and socialist Bill Fletcher, Jr. about the roots of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the background to the conflict, the US role, and how the Left can respond.

This event was made possible through the collaboration and support of sponsoring organizations, including:

Liberation Road:
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Institute for the Black World-21st Century:
Legacy of Equality, Leadership & Organizing-Seattle:
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism:
The Real News Network:
The Center for Global Justice:
International Marxist-Humanist Organization:
Global Studies Association of North America:
Communist Party USA:
Left Roots:
Working Families Party:
Grassroots Global Justice:
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement:
Socialist Project:
Organization for Black Struggle:
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Studio/Post-Production: Adam Coley


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