Ukraine: Voices of Resistance and Solidarity

UKRAINE: VOICES OF RESISTANCE AND SOLIDARITY Lighthouse Books, 43-5 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB Saturday, 21st January, 7.00 – 8.00 pm. Speakers – Chris Ford, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign and co-editor of the book Taras Fedirko, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, Edinburgh https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/ukraine-voices-of-resistance-and-solidarity The world is becoming an ever more violent and oppressive place. Competing imperialisms, some…

Turkey is bombing Kobanê

The following article, written by Sarah Glynn, first posted by bella caledonia, continues her reporting of Turkish state brutality towards the Kurds. The Kurds’ plight is ignored by all the main imperial contenders, as they hypocritically and opportunistically opt to back those nations and peoples  oppressed by their adversaries. At the same time they  try…

Are circumstances now aligned for possible war in the Middle East?

 We are posting the following article by Paul Rogers  which was posted by openDemocracy. It examines the possibility of a new war breaking out in the Middle East, adding further to the  inter-imperial tensions over Ukraine and Taiwan.  ARE CIRCUMSTANCES NOW ALIGNED FOR POSSIBLE WAR IN  THE MIDDLE EAST? With instability in Iran, a right-wing…

Turkey and chemical weapons: the accusation no one wants to investigate

This article by Sarah Glynn was first posted on bella caledonia.  It describes the use of chemical weapons on Kurds living in northern Iraq by Erdogan’s repressive Turkish regime. The  Russian imperial invasion of Ukraine is being used by the USA to cover up its  imperial crimes and those of its allies, Israel in Palestine…

The US is no ally of the Left – in Ukraine or anywhere

Nearly all wars lead to sections of  the Left retreating and sacrificing basic principles. We have seen this with Paul Mason and now Anthony Barnett, in giving their support to NATO. Yanis Varoufakis, who fully supports Ukrainian resistance against Putin’s Russian imperialism,  replies to Barnett. This letter was first posted by openDemocracy.   THE US…

EL&SD coverage of republicanism

The Republican Communist Network and the Republican Communist Forum have been at the centre of the campaign to build support for republicanism in Scotland. This has involved upholding republicanism as the  sovereignty of the people against the UK’s  sovereignty of the Crown-in-Westminster. We have  criticised those who limit republicanism to anti-monarchism, which can provide cover…

Ukrainian coal miners defy national protest ban to go on strike

The following article, written by Kateryna Semchuk and Thomas Rowley, highlight’s Ukrainian coalminers continued preparedness to organise in defiance of the Ukrainian state. This was first posted by openDemocracy. Miners and management at a state-owned coal operation in western Ukraine have called a strike over what they say is an attempt to seize control of…

Ukraine declares support for Israel, condemns Palestinian ‘terrorism’

The following article first posted by Palestine Chronicle highlights the hypocrisy  the Ukrainian government in its support for the Israeli apartheid regime and continued ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Our support for the Ukrainian people resisting Russian imperial aggression, goes along with support for other people facing imperialist aggression whether in Palestine, Kurdistan or Xinjiang. UKRAINE…