P&SJ agenda & link 12:30 Sun 2/20

Margaret McCasland

from Garry Thomas, who will be clerking this month:


Meeting ID: 874 5684 8390
Password: peace 

(1) A propos the Ukraine agenda item:

  1. Please find attached a Letter to the Ithaca Times that the editor says will be published in next Wednesday's paper.
  2. I thought this interview with former Ambassador to USSR Jack Matlock on Democracy Now! was excellent: https://www.democracynow.org/2022/2/17/jack_matlock_ukraine_russia_nato_us?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=2ed3eaec62-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-2ed3eaec62-190289745
  3. As was this Matlock article: https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2022/02/15/the-origins-of-the-ukraine-crisis-and-how-conflict-can-be-avoided/
  4. We might ask why, in the media-driven drumbeat to war, are the major networks (including PBS) not interviewing people like Matlock.

(2) A propos the FCNL Priorities Process for 2023 agenda item, here are two relevant FCNL websites: https://www.fcnl.org/updates/2022-02/six-tips-participating-fcnls-legislative-priorities-process and https://www.fcnl.org/about/world-we-seek/legislative-priorities

(3) Are there any other agenda items?