УКРАИНА: НАЦИОНАЛЬНО-ДЕМОКРАТИЧЕСКАЯ  РЕВОЛЮЦИЯ

УКРАИНА: НАЦИОНАЛЬНО-ДЕМОКРАТИЧЕСКАЯ  РЕВОЛЮЦИЯ И ПРАВЫЕ РАДИКАЛЫ Олег Дубровский Автор данного текста, опираясь на идейное наследие украинской социал-демократии первой половины XX в., исходит из следующих положений: В составе Российской империи Украина была колонией. В 1917 г. в обстановке Всероссийской социальной революции в Украине началась национально-демократическая революция. По отношению к этой революции и российский большевизм, и российское … Continue reading УКРАИНА: НАЦИОНАЛЬНО-ДЕМОКРАТИЧЕСКАЯ  РЕВОЛЮЦИЯ

Crimean Tatars – The Nation Stalin Deported

The Crimean Tatars faced deportation from the peninsula under Stalin in 1944. Today, they are facing a new policy of persecution. The Crimean Tatars have existed as a community for over 700 years, after the revolution in 1917 they formed  the first democratic republic in the Islamic world , the Crimean Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic existed until … Continue reading Crimean Tatars – The Nation Stalin Deported

Russia Declares War on Crimean Tatars

Republished below is an personal article by Halya Coynash of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group on the ongoing oppression of the Crimean Tatars since the Russian annexation of Crimea.  Once the majority of the population Crimea, the Tatars have a long history of oppression notably the mass deportation  of the entire population by Stalin … Continue reading Russia Declares War on Crimean Tatars

The Challenges of Russian Imperialism Today ?

Ukraine Solidarity Campaign supporters participated in a successful conference organised by Socialist Resistance on ‘Imperialism, Globalisation And Climate Change’ on 26th September where Professor Marko Bojcun spoke on the question of Russian Imperialism today. Also speaking at this session of the conference was the French socialist Catherine Samary on ‘socialists' attitudes to Russian expansionism’ who … Continue reading The Challenges of Russian Imperialism Today ?

Why Russia backs Assad: a view from Russia’s anti-imperialist left

The editors of the Russian socialist website openleft.ru analyse why Russia is now openly moving troops into Syria to support the Assad regime. Translated by Translated by Nick Evans republished from RS21.  A whole range of evidence [also here] indicates that Russia is activating its military aid for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad up to the point … Continue reading Why Russia backs Assad: a view from Russia’s anti-imperialist left

Putin, the War in Ukraine, 
and the Far Right

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

The Fallacy of ‘Novorossiya’s’ ‘Leftist’ Friends

Labour Movement Must Oppose Restoring a Tsarist Colony in Ukraine Imagine a campaign to support the abolition of Zimbabwe and restoration of the white colony of Rhodesia; it would be reactionary.  Yet that is precisely what is happening on the European left as regards Ukraine. A section of the left, especially from the Stalinist tradition … Continue reading The Fallacy of ‘Novorossiya’s’ ‘Leftist’ Friends

KAGARLITSKY, THE WAR AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION

A Critique of the 'Red Putinist'  A person of influence on the thinking the western left on Ukraine has been the Russian writer Boris Kagarlitsky Director of the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements.  Whilst the pro-war views of the Moscow based Kagarlitsky have been accepted without criticism in some quarters – in contrast the views of actual … Continue reading KAGARLITSKY, THE WAR AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Bitter Crimean Anniversary – Victims of Russian Annexation

Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group It is exactly one year since Russian forces seized control of government buildings and airports in Crimea and organized the events leading swiftly to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. It was a year that saw murder and disappearances, Soviet-style bans and deportation, as well as persecution of all who oppose … Continue reading Bitter Crimean Anniversary – Victims of Russian Annexation