In other news from the nation’s capital, members of the group CodePink disrupted a Brookings Institute defense policy talk with Congressmember Adam Smith Wednesday to call for a diplomatic end to the Ukraine war.
Medea Benjamin: “Democrats have to step forward, have to put the pressure on the Biden administration and say, 'We need negotiations, not more war.'”
Olivia DiNucci: “The real security — real national security is addressing climate crisis, getting people housed, and not focusing on weapons. We have $880 billion going to war, we need to go to social services.”