Doubling down on double standards – the Ukraine propaganda blitz

  We are posting this article from Media Lens in response to the mainstream media coverage of the war in Ukraine. This reminds that those fighting back against  similar brutal onslaughts in Palestine, Yemen and  Kurdistan are ignored or vilified by BBC and other media outlets.   DOUBLING DOWN ON DOUBLE STANDARDS – THE UKRAINE…

No to war – Russia and NATO hands off Ukraine

  We are posting 2 pieces concerning the current crisis in Ukraine. The first is a statement. No to war – Russia’s hands off Ukraine! issued by the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign which the RCF has endorsed . The second is an article from The Canary, exposing the BBC’s role in stirring up war with its coverage…

No to war in Ukraine

We are posting the following two statements on the threat of war in Ukraine. The first is an appeal from  the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign and the second is an  statement from the Executive Bureau of the Fourth International. 1. NO TO WAR – RUSSIA’S HANDS OFF UKRAINE We, socialists, trade unionists, scholars, activists for human…

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 the All 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…