Ukrainian social democrats on the struggle between progress and reaction today

Published below is a key Resolution of the 23rd Congress of the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (Соціал-Демократична Партія України).  This comes at crucial moment in Ukraine of a major struggle over the attempt by the government to impose a new Labour Law, a struggle which SDPU describe as between the progressive and reactionary forces … Continue reading Ukrainian social democrats on the struggle between progress and reaction today

McDonnell sets out Labour’s Plan to take on the Russian Oligarchs

The UK Labour Party's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has presented a robust six point plan to take on the Russian oligarchs.  McDonnell has supported the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign in backing trade unions against the oligarchs, such as the Ukrainian miners struggle with Abramovich.   In an important step after events in Salisbury McDonnell called on Labour … Continue reading McDonnell sets out Labour’s Plan to take on the Russian Oligarchs

Hugely increased wages – Ukraine’s only way to reduce shadow economy

BY Zakhar Popovych Tax exemptions of exports and funneling oligarchs’ revenues to offshores are the foundation of the Ukrainian economy, which can be clearly seen on the example of Ukraine’s largest iron ore basin A wave of strikes has embraced Ukraine’s largest iron ore basin. May 4, 2017 workers of one mine refused to rise … Continue reading Hugely increased wages – Ukraine’s only way to reduce shadow economy

UKRAINE: RETURN OF THE OLIGARCHS: THE OCTOBER PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Marko Bojcun Observer Ukraine The results of the elections on 26 October to the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) clearly show a return to the status quo ante, to the time of secure oligarchic rule before the Maidan. The Ukrainian ruling class continues on its course to reinforce its control over the state rather than to democratise and … Continue reading UKRAINE: RETURN OF THE OLIGARCHS: THE OCTOBER PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS