International Celebration of Ukraine’s Independence in Kyiv

A delegation from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign  participated in an event hosted by Соціальний рух  (Social Movement) in Kyiv on 24 August. The event was chaired by Vitaliy Dudin of Social Movement and Speakers were:  Andriy Zdorov (Odesa) and Serhiy Hirík (Kyiv) historians of the Ukrainian socialist movement, and from the UK: Alena Ivanova of … Continue reading International Celebration of Ukraine’s Independence in Kyiv

As Ukrainian Workers Resist Invasion – a new labour law threatens to abolish their rights.

Ukrainian trade unions and social activists have described as a disgrace a new bill on the simplification of labour relations No. 5371, this attack on workers’ rights is rapidly making its way through the Verkhovna Rada, the parliament in Kyiv.   One soldier posted on social media: “While we are miners and metallurgists, teachers and doctors, … Continue reading As Ukrainian Workers Resist Invasion – a new labour law threatens to abolish their rights.

Ukraine today is fighting for its existence and its future.

Україна сьогодні веде боротьбу за своє існування і своє майбутнє. Ukraine today is fighting for its existence and its future. Thousands of lives and millions of broken destinies are the price that the people of Ukraine have already paid in the war with Russia and for the right to self-determination. Bloody battles with Russian invaders … Continue reading Ukraine today is fighting for its existence and its future.

STATEMEMT ON THE BAN ON SOME PARTIES

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

The Left in the West Must Rethink

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