Ukraine: Which Side Are You On?

Left-wing Democrats need to stand up for international law Paul Mason Imagine an alt-history of the Spanish Civil War where, after some initial reversals, the anti-fascist side starts winning. They drive back Franco’s armies largely because France, Britain and the USA reject “non-intervention” and send in heavy weapons, offsetting the support coming from Hitler and … Continue reading Ukraine: Which Side Are You On?

Solidarity vital to expel Russia

ByAlena Ivanova As millions of Ukrainians suffer power cuts, Alena Ivanova reports on a recent visit to Kyiv where, despite an imbalance between military and workers’ rights, the need for financial and moral support remains vital The war in Ukraine continues to dominate headlines, with Ukraine’s counter-offensive and Putin’s nuclear threats especially prominent. While the focus is … Continue reading Solidarity vital to expel Russia

Ukraine battered but pushing back against Putin

By Mick Antoniw Labour MS for Pontypridd. As the winter approaches, the war in Ukraine resulting from Russia’s illegal invasion begins a new phase, which will surely test the solidarity of the West and Europe and all those countries supporting Ukraine. It will also severely test Putin and his cohort of supporters in the Kremlin … Continue reading Ukraine battered but pushing back against Putin

THE LEFT VIEW ON THE PROSPECTS OF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

Lately, in the West, the sentiment on the prospects of a peaceful end to the war imposed on the Ukrainian people is heard more and more often. But are such negotiations possible, and who will benefit from them? And does Putin actually want peace? Ukrainian leftists Denys Bondar and Zakhar Popovych provided their take on … Continue reading THE LEFT VIEW ON THE PROSPECTS OF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

Ukraine: A Left-wing Theory of Victory?

You can’t win a war without a war economy By Paul Mason During the past three months, miners in Volyn have protested against what their leaders allege is management corruption. Nurses in Ivanovo Frankovsk have protested against unpaid wages. At the Lviv academy of Typography students demonstrated against the institution’s closure, as what they say is part of a World Bank-funded … Continue reading Ukraine: A Left-wing Theory of Victory?

‘Please stand with Ukraine and help us win this war’

Nataliya Levytska  deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine. Nataliya Levytska is deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine  represented the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress,in Australia.   During her visit she spoke with   Green Left about the situation of Ukrainian … Continue reading ‘Please stand with Ukraine and help us win this war’

UKRAINIAN UNIONS CALL ON THE ITUC TO EXPEL PUTIN’S PUPPET RUSSIAN TRADE UNIONS

BUT BRITISH TUC BACKS RUSSIAN PRO-WAR PUPPETS AT ITUC WORLD CONGRESS The ITUC — the world’s largest global trade union confederation, with 331 affiliated organisations in more than 160 countries has started its —fifth world congress in Melbourne, Australia. In a motion to the ITUC , the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), … Continue reading UKRAINIAN UNIONS CALL ON THE ITUC TO EXPEL PUTIN’S PUPPET RUSSIAN TRADE UNIONS