What the Left’s fight for worker rights in Ukraine and Russia has in common, and what it does not

By Jeremy Morris It is understandable and right that all the focus of left solidarity should be on Ukraine right now and for the foreseeable future. However, it is useful for left activists in the West to have some awareness of the situation before the invasion and now in Russia. So in this piece I … Continue reading What the Left’s fight for worker rights in Ukraine and Russia has in common, and what it does not

JOHN MCDONNELL MP JOINS CALL TO FREE DARYA POLYUDOVA

Imprisoned Russian Socialist Who Opposed Putin's War Against Ukraine JOHN MCDONNELL MP John McDonnell MP, a leading socialist Member of Parliament and former Labour Party Shadow Chancellor has lodged an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling for the release of Darya Polyudova a prison colony in Russia. McDonnell declares that Polyudova was  peacefully exercising her … Continue reading JOHN MCDONNELL MP JOINS CALL TO FREE DARYA POLYUDOVA

Socialist who exposed Russia’s hypocrisy about Ukraine gets 6-year sentence for social media posts

Darya Polyudova in 2014 with a placard reading Ukraine, we are with you, in court in 2021 (second photo from Grani.ru) By Halya Coynash - republished from Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group A Russian military court has convicted Darya Polyudova of ‘justifying terrorism’ over a reposted photo and text on the social network VKontakte and of ‘public … Continue reading Socialist who exposed Russia’s hypocrisy about Ukraine gets 6-year sentence for social media posts

The Conflict in Ukraine, and the Russian New Left

Revolutions and their Translators: Maidan, the Conflict in Ukraine, and the Russian New Left by Alexei Yurchak Most accounts of the conflict in Ukraine reproduce the familiar Cold War binary. For the Russian government-controlled TV channels, Maidan (Ukraine’s revolution of the winter 2013–2014) was a fascist coup that overthrew the legitimate government with the US imperialist … Continue reading The Conflict in Ukraine, and the Russian New Left