DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: FROM LIBERAL PRIVILEGE TO DEMOCRATIC EMANCIPATION

On the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in England, Richard Barbrook calls for a new debate on the conception of citizenship.   “Government founded… on a system of universal peace, on the indefeasible hereditary Rights of Man … interests not particular individuals, but nations, in its progress, and promises a new era to the…

Stop The Russo-Ukraine War

Emancipation & Liberation has been asked to post the this Statement by the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign (UK). Pro-Russian para-militaries are surrounded in the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk but peace in Ukraine is far from certain, the remaining inhabitants are in a perilous position. Since April more than 1,543 military and civilians have been killed,…

Public Transport In Ukraine: Drivers Are Forgotten

A major dispute is underway in the western Ukrainian city of Khmelnitsky where the transport workers have organised in the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU). Pavlo Vezdenetsky is an organiser of the KVPU who has been campaigning in the city. In response the management are now victimising the union representative Anastasia Podpruzhnikova,…

One Hundred Years Of Counter-Revolution

Kool34 sent us a comment on the articles in our recent bulletin on the First World War (Emancipation & Liberation Special Bulletin – The Centenary of the World War I Imperialist Slaughter). This comment invited us to read the following article by Mark Kosman. We are pleased to draw this to the attention of our readers. In 1871,…

2 New Pieces On Ukraine

The RCN co-sponsored a tour by Zakhar Popyvych of the Left Opposition in Kyiv to Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow from May 16th-18th (see Ukraine – Caught between East and West). Patricia Kirk (RCN) videoed Zakhar’s talk in Glasgow, whilst John Lanigan (RCN) took a number of photographs. Two of these photographs and the video link…

Miners Of Kryviy Rih Show The Way Forward In Ukraine

SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINIAN MINERS DEMO FRIDAY 23 MAY, 4:30 pm EVRAZ PLC, 6 ST. ANDREW STREET LONDON EC4A 3AE (TUBE: CHANCERY LANE) The miners of Kryviy Rih, members of the Independent Union of Miners of Ukraine, are appealing for solidarity to the workers of Europe. Whilst attention has been focused on the conflict in Ukraine…

Ukraine – Caught between East and West

The Republican Communist Network is co-sponsoring a series of meetings in Scotland about the current situation in Ukraine. Below we are posting the leaflet that has been circulated at various events. Ukraine is at the brink of war. It is being pulled apart by imperialist forces, from the East, Russian forces and from the West,…

What May Day Means In The Ukraine Crisis

In the second article from the RCN’s May Day Special Bulletin, Allan Armstrong (RCN) outlines the significance of current events in Ukraine, the dangers of inter-ethnic conflict allowing imperialist intervention, with the growing threat of inter-imperialist conflict. “Take a neighbour of ours {Germany}. Our relations are very much better than they were a few years…

Invitation To ‘The Left And Maidan’ In Kiev, 12th-13th April.

Dear comrades! We invite you to take part in our conference “The Left and Maidan” to be held in Kiev on 12-13 April 2014 in the Blue Hall of Cinema House (6 Saksaganskogo Street). The events of the last few months raise difficult questions for the left movement. Should we participate in the Maidan events…

Ukraine – A Ukrainian Left And Russian Left View

Below we are publishing twe articles from Ukraine. The first is from the Autonomous Workers Union in Kyiv/Kiev, the second from well-known Russian socialist oppositionist, Boris Kagarlitsky, first published in the Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal. 1. A STATEMENT FROM AWU/KIEV The overthrow of the authoritarian regime of Yanukovych by no means signifies for…