Now Ukraine

We are posting the poem Now Ukraine by Jim Aitken which will be published by Culture Matters in Jim’s forthcoming book Declarations of Love. NOW UKRAINE 1. Yes, it is absolutely ghastly and gruesome. Yes, Putin is responsible for war crimes because war itself is a crime, a failure. I started marching during the Vietnam…

Former NATO military analyst blows the whistle on West’s Ukraine Invasion narrative

The following article by Jaques Baud, intelligence and security consultant and former NATO military analyst, has been much posted by those on the Left opposed to giving support to the Ukrainian people in their opposition to Putin’s invasion. The EL&SD Editorial Board  voted by a majority to post this article. Allan Armstrong will write a…

Turkey is invading the Kurdistan region of Iraq – and the world has hardly blinked

The following article, written by Sarah Glynn, and first published by bella caledonia highlights the hypocrisy of the US, UK and NATO, as they arm Turkey to invade the Kutsish areas of Iraq. The Ukrainians, the Kurds, the Palestinians and the Uighurs amongst many others  all need out support against the rival imperialisms.   TURKEY…

For the victory of the Ukrainian people

 We are posting two artilces which challenge some on the the Left’s retreat into campism, apologising for one imperialism over another,  instead of providing solidarity ro the oppressed. The first article has as been translated, is written by Yorgos Muitralis, a vrteran Greek Socialist who opposed the capitulation of Tsipras and Syriza. He makes no equivocation about…

An open letter from Asad Ghanem to the Ukrainian president

In an open letter, first published in Al Jazeera,  political analyst Asad Ghanem urges the Ukrainian president to stop employing double standards and to support the Palestinian struggle.   Dear Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Your recent speech before the Israeli Knesset was a disgrace when it comes to global struggles for freedom and liberation, particularly of the…

The Supreme Court won’t listen to Assange, but the legal battle is still on

At  a time when journalists are being targeted and killed by Russian forces In Ukraine for highlighting war crimes, the US and UK governments are involved in a savage e attack on Julian Assange for exposing these states’ war crimes. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds. Sara Chessa brings us up to date withe latest developments.…

Self determination and sovereignty in Europe

This article by Mike Small was first posted on bella caledonia. It  highlights the Gadarene stampede to the Right by media commentators following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Ian MacWhirter, for a short period a supporter of Scottish independence, but now following his longstanding attacks on public sector workers, followed by transgendered  people and environmental activists,…

EL&SD – Ukraine coverage since 2013

Below we are posting links to all the articles EL&SD has posted on Ukraine since 2013, along with some other links to related articles.   EL&SD COVERAGE OF UKRAINE SINCE 2013   Ukraine declares support for Israel; condemns Palestinian ‘terrorism’ – Palestinian Chronicle I’m a Ukrainian socialist: here’s why I am resisting the Ukrainian invasion…