UKRAINE: THE OLIGARCHIC REBELLION IN THE DONBAS

Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski Zbigniew Kowalewski a prominent Polish socialist and former leader of Solidarnosc in Lodz in 1980-81, he has written widely on Ukrainian history and society.  Many of his writings on Ukraine can found online at: Zbigniew Kowalewski. This article was first published in Polish in Le Monde Diplomatique – Edycja polska, No. 12 (106), … Continue reading UKRAINE: THE OLIGARCHIC REBELLION IN THE DONBAS

Local leader of Miners’ Union murdered by Separatists in Donbas

The Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine is saddened by the tragic death of their friend and expresses sincere condolences to the relatives of Ivan REZNICHENKO. The body of Ivan Reznichenko was found on 14 January 2015. Ivan was the leader of the Independent Miners Trade Union of Ukraine (NGPU) at the state enterprise “Artemsil” … Continue reading Local leader of Miners’ Union murdered by Separatists in Donbas

Interview with a Ukrainian Marxist and soldier fighting in the Donbas

Andriy M. (the name was changed) is one of those Kiev white-collar leftists, who after some hesitations supported Maidan last winter and in spring took a decisive stand against the reaction in Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine. His stand finally led him to the Ukrainian army and now Andriy is taking part in the ATO … Continue reading Interview with a Ukrainian Marxist and soldier fighting in the Donbas

Ukraine: Resisting nationalist polarization and Russian invasion

Building a Democratic Left Party; A leftist feminist point of view An interview with Nina Potarskaya by Jean Batou    Nina Potarskaya is one of the leading Ukrainian leftist feminists, founder of the feminist squadron at Maidan, and member of the Left Opposition, which helped organize three successive conferences of left forces in Kiev, in … Continue reading Ukraine: Resisting nationalist polarization and Russian invasion

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