This week Howie will be joined by Svitlana Romanko, a Ukrainian climate activist who was the leader in Ukraine pre-war and now runs Razom We Stand, which is focused on promoting fossil fuel sanctions against Russia and a green transition in Ukraine in post-war reconstruction.

Razom We Stand,

Stand with Ukraine,

Svitlana Romanko, “The War on My Homeland Offers a Real Chance to Save the Planet,” The Nation, May 26, 2022,

Svitlana Romanko, “Ukraine reconstruction must steer clear of energies that allowed Putin to thrive,” Euroactiv, Oct. 24, 2022,

Democracy Now!, “'Fossil Fuels Fund Dictatorships': Ukrainian Climate Activist Suspended at COP27 over Russia Protest,” Nov. 18, 2022,

The Independent (UK), “Ukraine’s leading campaigner against Russian fossil fuels refused entry to top US energy conference,” March 10, 2024,

Petition urging the UN General Assembly to vote to authorize UN peacekeepers to demilitarize and secure the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex:

Streamed on 8/5/23

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Green Socialist Notes is a weekly livestream/podcast hosted by 2020 Green Party/Socialist Party presidential nominee, Howie Hawkins.  Started as a weekly campaign livestream in the spring of 2020, the streams have continued post elections and are now under the umbrella of the Green Socialist Organizing Project, which grew out of the 2020 presidential campaign.  Green Socialist Notes seeks to provide both an independent Green Socialist perspective, as well as link listeners up with opportunities to get involved in building a real people-powered movement in their communities.

Green Socialist Notes Podcast

Every Saturday at 3:00 PM EDT on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Twitch.

Every Monday at 7:00 AM EDT on most major podcast outlets.

Music by Gumbo le Funque

Intro: She Taught Us

Outro: #PowerLoveFreedom