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

Monday, March 7: Putin’s War on Ukraine: History, Analysis, Solidarity

An Internationalism from Below forum Monday, March 7: Putin’s War on Ukraine: History, Analysis, Solidarity An Internationalism from Below forum By: newpoliticsMarch 1, 2022 FacebookTwitterEmail [PDF][Print] Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1278349039240536 tweet: https://twitter.com/IntlFromBelow/status/1498719448315965445 REGISTER through Eventbrite to receive a link to the live stream the day of the event. This event will be recorded and live captioning will be provided. … Continue reading Monday, March 7: Putin’s War on Ukraine: History, Analysis, Solidarity

Ukraine’s little known memory war

How Russian propaganda whipped up allegations of anti-Semitism in Ukraine during the country's 2014 protests — and why that makes it more difficult to talk about anti-Semitism in Ukraine today. SAMUEL SOKOL and ANNA KUPINSKA  Earlier this year, more than 50 members of US Congress issued an open letter demanding American pressure on Ukraine in response to recent “incidents … Continue reading Ukraine’s little known memory war

THE APOLOGISTS FOR PUTIN AND RETROGRESSION ON THE LEFT

The regime in Russia is ultra-conservative; it defends a reactionary oligarchic capitalism and promotes Russian chauvinism. It is an enemy of the Labour Movement.  Yet the Russo-Ukraine War, Russia's role in Syria, the Trump-Putin nexus and assassinations in England have all provided growing evidence of a deep retrogression across a section of the Western Left … Continue reading THE APOLOGISTS FOR PUTIN AND RETROGRESSION ON THE LEFT