As in the days of the Vietnamese people's liberation struggle, we have always been on the side of the oppressed and aggressed peoples, whether by the United States (and its NATO allies) or by the USSR (and its Warsaw Pact allies).We are aware that, crossing the various oceans and continents, the struggle for national and social … Continue reading WITH THE RESISTENCE OF THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE FOR ITS VICTORY AGAINST THE AGGRESSION
Elisa Moros The terrible images reaching us after the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kyiv region reveal the scope of the Russian offensive. These images force political leaders to unanimously condemn Putin's attack on Ukraine, including Putin’s natural allies (the far-right). In this context, some of the most radical among us feel the need … Continue reading NO to NATO, or the identity crisis of the Spanish left
The Impact of the war on the world economy By michael roberts “The war in Ukraine is like a powerful earthquake that will have ripple effects throughout the global economy, especially in poor countries”. That’s how IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva described the impact of the war on the world economy. Nobody can be sure of the … Continue reading Ukraine-Russia: like an earthquake
Recently, the National Defence and Security Council decided for the temporary suspensions of the activities of a number of Ukrainian political parties. The list includes both major opposition parties and less known ones that use words ‘progressive’, ‘left’ or ‘socialist’ in their names. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky accused them of “connections with Russia” not … Continue reading STATEMEMT ON THE BAN ON SOME PARTIES
Come down to the 1865 on Thursday 24th March, have fun and listen to live music in support of those affected by events in Ukraine. Come down to the 1865 at 6:30pm on the 24th March to listen to some brilliant live music, and show support for those affected by devastating events in Ukraine."Us musicians are … Continue reading Sounds for Ukraine @ The 1865 Southampton
Peter Tatchell Two weeks before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as President Putin massed over 130,000 troops on the country’s borders, Stop the War Coalition (StWC) convened an emergency public meeting ”No war in Ukraine: Stop NATO expansion.” The advance publicity condemned "NATO’s nuclear warmongering and interventionist agenda.” It accused the British and US governments … Continue reading Stop the War Coalition hypocrisy on Ukraine & Syria
Volunteers of Black Flag in Kyiv On February 22, on the eve of the war, we outlined two scenarios of a semi-colonial country's struggle for independence following a formula drawn by Mao Zedong. So on February 24, these scenarios changed places. Since Putin declared war on Ukraine, we are dealing with the following option: "In … Continue reading EVERYTHING FOR THE FRONT, EVERYTHING FOR WINNING!
by Junius Introduction by Oaklandsocialist: Although it is tiny and with hardly any influence, is a mistake to ignore those on the left who call themselves “anti-imperialists”. It’s an even bigger mistake to make gentle concessions to them. Now, after almost all of them scoffed at the idea that Putin was going to order an invasion, … Continue reading Ukraine and the future of “anti-imperialism”
Notes on the war from Kyiv -- a conversation with Taras Bilous Resistance Volunteers in Ukraine “If leftists continue to blame NATO for the Russian invasion, they only show that they have not grasped the changed situation,” says Taras Bilous. The editor of the left-wing Ukrainian magazine Commons wrote a letter to the left in the West shortly after … Continue reading The Left in the West Must Rethink
By Marko Bojcun There is an icreasing danger that Russia will try to get Ukraine to strike a deal to stop the fighting – to offer peace in exchange for a partition of Ukraine that permanently concedes to Russia what it now holds militarily: Crimea, Donbas and a lot, if not all. of the land … Continue reading UKRAINE: NO TO PARTITION! YES TO REUNIFICATION!