Lately, in the West, the sentiment on the prospects of a peaceful end to the war imposed on the Ukrainian people is heard more and more often. But are such negotiations possible, and who will benefit from them? And does Putin actually want peace? Ukrainian leftists Denys Bondar and Zakhar Popovych provided their take on … Continue reading THE LEFT VIEW ON THE PROSPECTS OF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS
Unions Stand with Ukraine demonstration in London. The left and internationalists must recognize that a front against imperialism is impossible without armed resistance. Russia's invasion in Ukraine is currently the most brazen and cynical imperialist attack in the world. Behind the criticism of arms supplies to Ukraine is the ill-concealed desire to defeat the Ukrainian … Continue reading RIGHT TO WEAPONS. HOW CAN LEFTISTS SUPPORT UKRAINE?
BY Zakhar Popovych of Social Movement To survive, Ukraine has no choice but to win a military victory. Victory over Russia, which is seriously affected by fascism. Russian workers can still prevent the worst-case scenario for their country by challenging Putinism. Whether this will be possible also depends on the mood in Ukraine, namely on … Continue reading VICTORY AND HATRED OF THE ENEMY
As filmmaker Oleh Sentsov continues his hunger strike to release all Ukrainian political prisoners, it’s worth thinking about how to expand the field of solidarity. Ukrainian socialist and trade unionist ZAKHAR POPOVYCH writes on the need to build solidarity with Ukrainian political prisonders. This first appeared on the site of «Sotsialʹnyy rukh» ( Social Movement) Protest in London … Continue reading Oleh Sentsov, Olexander Kolchenko and the meaning of solidarity
BY Zakhar Popovych Tax exemptions of exports and funneling oligarchs’ revenues to offshores are the foundation of the Ukrainian economy, which can be clearly seen on the example of Ukraine’s largest iron ore basin A wave of strikes has embraced Ukraine’s largest iron ore basin. May 4, 2017 workers of one mine refused to rise … Continue reading Hugely increased wages – Ukraine’s only way to reduce shadow economy
We publish below the statement of the Left Opposition collective in Ukraine on the war in the east and the steps it believes are needed to bring it to a halt. Posted originally in Ukrainian by gaslo-info on 15 June 2014. Translated by Marko Bojcun It is necessary above all to protect the inhabitants of populated … Continue reading PROTECTING LIVES, DENAZIFICATION, A GENERAL STRIKE
VIDEOS FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS PUBLIC MEETING CRISIS IN UKRAINE, LONDON, 10TH MARCH 2014Hosted by John McDonnellVolodymyr Ishchenko (Commons Journal) Zakhar Popovych (Ukrainian Left Opposition / Commons Journal)
Zakhar Popovych of the Left-Opposition addressing a packed meeting Glasgow organised by the International Socialists Scotland and Republican Communist Network, Zakhar also spoke at successful meetings in Edinburgh and Dundee.
Zakhar Popovych, member of the Left Opposition, Kyiv Published originally on the website Haslo: http://gaslo.info/?p=5298 Translation by Marko Bojcun Only the lazy aren’t talking about the need to stop the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). The speediest possible halt to the armed conflict has even become even the official position of the Ukrainian authorities. The issue, however, is … Continue reading WHAT COMPROMISE ARE WE PREPARED TO MAKE TO SAVE LIVES IN THE DONBAS?
Euromaidan’s popularity has nothing to do with Ukrainians finding the question of free trade with the European Union so significant that it emboldened them to survive sleepless nights on the square. The country’s socioeconomic problems, which are much more acute than those of its neighbors to the East and West, gave the protest its meaning. … Continue reading Euromaidan and a Program for the Left