FREE DARYA POLYUDOVA RUSSIAN SOCIALIST IMPRISONED FOR SIX YEARS FOR OPPOSING PUTIN AND THE WAR ON UKRAINE Darya Polyudova a Russian socialist activist and leader of the organisation ‘Left Resistance’ has been sentenced to six years  in a prison colony by the Western District Military Court in Moscow. The Military Court No. 235 convicted Polyudova … Continue reading

Left Against Russian Imperialism

Левые - против российского империализма! We have recently seen a build-up of Russian armed forces on Ukraine's borders. There has been an escalation of attacks in East Ukraine since January.  How should the Labour movement respond to this growing tension with global consequences – instructive is the position adopted by the internationalist and anti-Putin left … Continue reading Left Against Russian Imperialism

The Conflict in Ukraine, and the Russian New Left

Revolutions and their Translators: Maidan, the Conflict in Ukraine, and the Russian New Left by Alexei Yurchak Most accounts of the conflict in Ukraine reproduce the familiar Cold War binary. For the Russian government-controlled TV channels, Maidan (Ukraine’s revolution of the winter 2013–2014) was a fascist coup that overthrew the legitimate government with the US imperialist … Continue reading The Conflict in Ukraine, and the Russian New Left