I asked Canadian academic Michael MacKay - who has been documenting the war in Ukraine for nine years - to offer his thoughts with our community on this profoundly important day.
His words are urgent:
Russians are waging war to commit genocide – to annihilate the Ukrainian and also the Crimean Tatar peoples. Russians will always escalate aggression and will never stop until they are stopped.
Have a listen, and paid members can access the print version of this story here.
As a Bette Dangerous community member wrote, “Something Sacred never dies in almost all of us, that can hear the invitation of Truth…”
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Save the date - the next Bette Dangerous ‘Speakeasy’ Zoom for paid members is Feb. 26, 4 pm, and will feature filmmaker Jen Senko of “The Brainwashing of My Dad.” Members received a registration email here. Link to register at the bottom of the email.
(Image above: Banksy mural on a shelled building in Ukraine of a boy throwing Putin to the ground)