Time for international anti-war solidarity with Ukraine

Both Russian and US imperialism are ramping up their challenges to each other.  Russian, and other troops in its Collective Security Organisation ,are threatening to invade Ukraine.  The US is continuing its attempts to bring NATO as close to Russian border as possible. Boris Johnson, partly to divert attention from his own problems, has already…

Solidarity with the uprising in Kazakhstan

We are republishing this international solidarity statement with the protests in Kazakhstan. It was written by socialist TD Paul Murphy of Ireland. It is followed by a list of internationalist of signatories in support. SOLIDARITY WITH THE THE UPRISING IN KAZAKHSTAN We, socialists, trade unionists, human rights activists, anti-war activists and organisations have watched the…

Ukraine, Marxism and the National Question

In September Marko Bojcun’s book, The Workers Movement and the National Question in Ukraine, 1897-1918, was published. The Republican Socialist Platform co-hosted a Zoom meeting on 22nd September, at which Marko and others spoke and the issues raised by the book were discussed.   Chis Ford of the Ukraine Solidarity campaign wrote the following introduction…

From the war on terror to conflict between world powers

The following article by Claudia Cinatti of Left Voice (USA) points out that the heinous attacks on the World Trade Center have shown the failure of the “war on terror.”  Following its defeat in Afghanistan, U.S imperialism is now directing its attention toward China and other capitalist powers.     FROM THE WAR ON TERROR TO…

Repression In Belarus Must End Demands IndustriALL

IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union jointly express their outrage, anger and protest at the disproportionate violence, persecution and arrests directed at people peacefully protesting the results of the presidential elections un Belarus on August 9.

CRISIS AND THE NEED FOR CONFLICT

Mike Macnair makes the case for seeing current political developments in the world as a move from neo-liberalism proper to nationalist rivalry. This is similar to the case Allan Armstrong has made on this blog about the switch from neo–liberal hegemony to Right populist ascendancy.   CRISIS AND THE NEED FOR CONFLICT   What we…

CAPITALISM IS A VIRUS – VALUE CHAINS

Following our earlier posting, Capitalism and Health – Plus Ca Change, we are posting this edited article from Left Voice in the USA.     CAPITALISM IS A VIRUS – VALUE CHAINS Belokamenka is a rural community in the Russian arctic with a permanent population of just 85 people. The locality is hundreds of miles…

INTERNATIONALISM FROM BELOW, Volume 4, part A

Allan Armstrong is in the process of writing Volume Four of the Internationalism from Below series. This volume is entitled, Communists, nation-states and nationalism during the 1916-21/3 International Revolutionary Wave’. Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, Allan has not been able to complete the research to finish this. However, the part which deals with the situation in…

INTERNATIONALISM FROM BELOW – Volume 3

Allan Armstrong has completed the third volume of his book – Internationalism from Below: Reclaiming a communist tradition to challenge the nation-state and capitalist empire. This volume is titled, Revolutionary Social Democracy, Nation-States and Nationalism in the Age of High Imperialism and the Second International (1889-1916). It can be read online at:- https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/internationalism-from-below-book-3doc-1.pdf Most of…

UKRAINIAN UNIONS URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY

We are posting two pieces form the Ukrainian Solidarity Committee The first is statement following the Honchurak government’s attack on labour and social rights. The second is a report on the demonstrations held in Kyiv on January 15th .   1. UKRAINIAN UNIONS URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY Ukrainian unions urgent appeal for solidarity On 28 December…