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?
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?
I’ve been targeted by a Russian hack-and-leak operation Paul Mason Last week an attempt was made to hack my encrypted and secure email account. The circumstances of the attack suggest it is highly likely that a Russian state or state-backed unit carried out the attack. I have informed the police and the NCSC. Today, materials … Continue reading Response to Grayzone article
Fact Finding Delegation Underway in Ukraine Julie Ward former MEP and Nina Kozlovskaya urse a nurse who leads a movement of 78k nurses and care workers A delegation of solidarity from the left in the UK is underway in Ukraine. We copy their press release below. The delegations has already met with activists of the … Continue reading Solidarity with the workers and minorities of Ukraine!
A reply to Stop The War’s Andrew Murray by Paul Mason Russia is pouring military hardware into Crimea and its border with Ukraine “We have nowhere further to retreat,” Vladimir Putin says told his generals today. “Do they really think we’ll sit idly as they create threats against us?” With Russia massing troops on Ukraine’s borders, triggering … Continue reading Russian-Ukraine: who is the aggressor?