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…

Putin’s war and Jewish history

The history of Ukraine is inextricably linked with antisemitism, from the pogroms of the Russian Civil War to the Ukrainian nationalist complicity in the Holocaust. Such historical connections have once more come to the fore during Russia’s invasion of the country, now lead by a Jewish president. Here, historical sociologist Brendan McGeever writes on this complicated past, and…

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,…

We need people’s solidarity with Ukraine against war, not the fake solidarity of governments

We are posting this interview by Shaun Matsheza and Nick Buxton with two activists on the editorial board of the left Commons journal that explores and analyses Ukraine’s economy, politics, history and culture. Denys Gorbach is a social researcher currently doing his PhD in France on the politics of Ukrainian working class and Denis Pilash is a…

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 Why has Putin invaded Ukraine? – Allan Armstrong, RSP On the Frontier of Whiteness? Expropriation, War, and Social Reproduction in Ukraine – Olena Lyubchenko, EastWest…

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…