Russian Army on the border with Ukraine Tensions have been growing between Russia and Ukraine, what is behind this recent escalation in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Ukraine Solidarity Campaign spoke with Dr Pete Duncan, a veteran socialist and specialist on Russia who is writing on the relationship between internal change and foreign policy development in the Russian … Continue reading WHAT IS BEHIND GROWING RUSSIA-UKRAINE TENSIONS
So much for Moscow’s claim that the events in Donbas are a ‘civil war’ in Ukraine that Russia is not a party to. On 10 October the Russian state news agency TASS reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladislav Surkov had met, in Moscow, with the current leader of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] and … Continue reading Putin Aide promises Donbas Proxies higher ‘pay’ & help with ‘elections’
The regime in Russia is ultra-conservative; it defends a reactionary oligarchic capitalism and promotes Russian chauvinism. It is an enemy of the Labour Movement. Yet the Russo-Ukraine War, Russia's role in Syria, the Trump-Putin nexus and assassinations in England have all provided growing evidence of a deep retrogression across a section of the Western Left … Continue reading THE APOLOGISTS FOR PUTIN AND RETROGRESSION ON THE LEFT
The war in Ukraine has virtually eliminated moderate and neutral stances – the Russian regime is either criticized or overtly supported and vindicated. And while the “Russophilia” of many parties and movements was unnoticeable earlier, they are now forced to articulate it more clearly.
Jean Batou is is a member of the leadership of SolidaritéS S - an anticapitalist, feminist and ecologist movement for 21st century socialism - in Switzerland, he is professor of Contemporary International History at the University of Lausanne and the author of many books and articles on the history of globalization and social movements. An earlier … Continue reading Putin, the War in Ukraine, and the Far Right