By Marko Bojcun The prospect of further armed Russian aggression against Ukraine remains real. It brings into focus two big questions: immediately, how can Ukrainians defend themselves from further aggression, and in the longer term how can the peoples of Europe build a more reliable peace for the subcontinent as a whole? There is no … Continue reading possible paths back to peace
Interview with Marko Bojcun Marko Bojcun spoke to Sacha Ismail about the threat of conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Marko is an independent writer and former academic; his books include The Workers’ Movement and the National Question in Ukraine: 1897-1918 and Towards a Political Economy of Ukraine. He is a supporter of the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign. The current crisis … Continue reading Self-determination for Ukraine!
Forums and Discussion In September Marko Bojcun’s book, The Workers Movement and the National Question in Ukraine, 1897-1918, was published. A number of forums have been held with discussion and debate on this important history of the Ukrainian Revolution which can be viewed below: The Workers’ Movement and the National Question in Ukraine 1897-1918 Series: Historical … Continue reading Forums: Workers and the National Question in Ukraine
Marko Bojcun Editor’s note: We are publishing below from the Historical Materialism blog - the Introduction to the new book in the Historical Materialism series - The Workers’ Movement and the National Question in Ukraine 1897-1918 by Marko Bojcun: https://brill.com/view/title/21251 Bojcun explores the social-democratic workers’ movement in the Ukrainian provinces of the Russian Empire, focused on the Ukrainian, … Continue reading The Workers’ Movement and the National Question in Ukraine 1897-1918 – Introduction
NEW BOOK BY MARKO BOJCUN We are pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new book on the revolutionary period of Ukraine by Marko Bojcun - The Workers’ Movement and the National Question in Ukraine 1897-1918 published by BRILL as part of the Historical Materialism Book Series. Bojcun explores the social democratic workers’ movement … Continue reading The Workers’ Movement and the National Question in Ukraine 1897-1918
We are pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new book by the veteran Ukrainian socialist Marko Bojcun - Towards a Political Economy of Ukraine Selected Essays 1990–2015. Part of the Ukrainian Voices series by ibidem Verlag. The essays in this book explore the major developments, both domestic and international, that shaped the first … Continue reading Towards a Political Economy of Ukraine
Review of Stephen Velychenko, Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red: The Ukrainian Marxist Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine 1918-1925. University of Toronto Press, Buffalo and London, 2015. 277 pp. Stephen Velychenko adapts for the title of his book the Indian ex-communist Manadbendra Roy’s observation in 1951 that “Communism in Asia is essentially nationalism painted … Continue reading The Ukrainian Marxist Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine, 1918-1925
Capitulation NO! - Protester against the peace plan. A new peace plan has been floated to end the Russo-Ukraine War begun in 2014. But at what price? Ten thousand have protested in Kyiv against what some are calling a capitulation. Ukrainian socialist scholar Marko Bojcun assesses what is happening. Thoughts about a possible peace agreement … Continue reading Ukraine, Peace, oligarchs and big power manoeuvres
The 1954 classic study of the Ukrainian Revolution, Borotbism by Ivan Maistrenko has just been republished in a new edition. It was one of the first significant accounts of the revolution in English.
Bojcun’s study presents the workers’ movement in Ukraine against the backdrop of the development of capitalism in the Russian Empire, the emergence of Jewish, Russian and Ukrainian social democratic parties, the 1905 Revolution, the First World War, the 1917 Revolution and the Civil war.