Slavoj Žižek Russia claimed it may be “forced to take retaliatory steps” if Finland joins Nato. No, it will not be “forced,” in the same way that Russia was not “forced” to attack Ukraine. A question like ‘Did US intelligence-sharing with Ukraine cross a line?’ forgets the fact that it was Russia that crossed the … Continue reading We must stop letting Russia define the terms of the Ukraine crisis
By Andriy Rumata The essence of any imperialism of human civilization is to expand its influence. In every sense. But imperialism has always taken different forms depending on the social formation. If feudalism's imperialism pursued expansion of its territories by appealing to "religious wars", capitalism's imperialist is looking for entirely other justifications for its imperial … Continue reading FASCISM AND THE IMPERIALISM OF THE KREMLIN
BY TARAS BILOUS Two months ago, when I wrote “A Letter to the Western Left from Kyiv,” I hoped that the shock of the Russian invasion and the voices of the Ukrainian left would push Western leftists to reconsider their approach. Unfortunately, too many of them have failed to do so. In their analyses of … Continue reading Self-Determination and the War in Ukraine
Camden and Westminster Veolia refuse workers protest in support of fellow trade union brothers and sisters in Ukraine GMB Members protesting outside their depot Members of the general workers union GMB held a protest following the expose their employer Veolia was still operating in Russia. This grassroots action is a model of workers solidarity with … Continue reading LONDON REFUSE WORKERS PROTEST AT EMPLOYERS BUSINESS IN RUSSIA
Mick Antoniw For those socialists who oppose imperialism and believe in the right of nations to self-determination, international law and democracy, now is the time to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. The situation in Ukraine for most comrades is admittedly confusing and Vladimir Putin’s propaganda strategy has been hard at work for over … Continue reading Now is the time for socialists to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people
APPEAL BY UKRAINIAN SOCIALISTS The Kremlin has pulled the Russian army to the Ukrainian borders and is threatening to intervene if the US, NATO, and Ukraine do not fulfill their demands. We, the Ukrainian socialists, call on the international left to condemn the imperialist policies of the Russian government and to show solidarity with people … Continue reading TIME FOR INTERNATIONAL ANTI-WAR SOLIDARITY
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!
Saturday 8 January 1:00 PM 125 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5EA There is an uprising in Kazakhstan against the government. It started as a protest over fuel prices but has now escalated into a full on confrontation with the regime over its corruption and violence.Workers are on strike, units of the army and … Continue reading Protest at the Kazakhstan embassy – solidarity with the revolution!
Russian fighter jets fly over Kerch bridge with Russian tanker blocking access to Sea of Azov during assault on, seizure of three Ukrainian naval boats and their 24 crew members Nov. 25. In an aggressive inflammation of tensions, the capitalist rulers in Moscow ordered Russian forces to fire on and seize three Ukrainian naval vessels, … Continue reading Moscow assault on Ukraine access to Sea of Azov
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’