Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Challenges of Russian Imperialism Today ?

Ukraine Solidarity Campaign supporters participated in a successful conference organised by Socialist Resistance on ‘Imperialism, Globalisation And Climate Change’ on 26th September where Professor Marko Bojcun spoke on the question of Russian Imperialism today. Also speaking at this session of the conference was the French socialist Catherine Samary on ‘socialists’ attitudes to Russian expansionism’ who […]

On Putin’s “Leftism” and Solidarity with Russians

I have been banned on Facebook by Mark Sleboda, and for the most innocuous of comments. For those of you who don’t know this guy, he is an American who voluntarily came to Russia to work with Alexander Dugin, the conservative “Eurasianist” imperialist/traditionalist circus clown who went from hanging out, in the nineties, with the likes […]

Why Russia backs Assad: a view from Russia’s anti-imperialist left

The editors of the Russian socialist website openleft.ru analyse why Russia is now openly moving troops into Syria to support the Assad regime. Translated by Translated by Nick Evans republished from RS21.  A whole range of evidence [also here] indicates that Russia is activating its military aid for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad up to the point […]

OBJECTIONS MOUNT OVER UKRAINE’S DRAFT LABOUR CODE

by Kristina Jovanovski Workers in Ukraine could see their rights and job security severely threatened if a draft labour code is passed, trade unions are warning. Workers of Illich Iron & Steel Works factory sit as they gather together during an anti-war rally in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, 20 May, 2014. (AP/Evgeniy Maloletka) Although civil […]

100 Years Since the Zimmerwald Conference – 1915-2015

One hundred years ago an International Socialist Conference of those opposed to the First World War gathered in Zimmerwald, near Bern Switzerland from 5 to 8 September 1915.   At a time when the international socialist movement had shattered with many supporting the war  the conference at Zimmerwald by those who emained faithfull to the principles […]